China is the home of many a sport. Famous for its martial arts from Kung Fu to Tai Chi, the eastern country is also the provenance of dragon boat racing and, arguably, soccer.
But men in Beijing have been eschewing these traditional pastimes in favour of what has up to now been considered a more feminine pastime.
The stigma of pole-dancing has been steadily dropping in the Chinese capital, as more and more men discover what an effective method it is of gaining a stronger, more supple physique.
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