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    China’s open carry crossbow country
    China’s open carry crossbow country
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    China’s open carry crossbow country

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    Zoe Chen
    Zoe Chen
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    Deep inside the mountains along China's border with Myanmar, villagers sharpen their arrows to prepare for a hunt.

    Their quarry: targets set up at the end of the range, as part of a crossbow compeition. 

    Photo: Reuters

    The Lisu people, a mostly Christian minority, use the crossbow. It is an indispensable part of their culture, dating back to 200 BC.

    They proudly carry the weapon in public.

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    The local government says it is committed to the preservation of crossbow culture.

    Photo: Reuters
    ZOE CHEN
    ZOE CHEN
    Zoe is a video journalist at Inkstone. Previously, she was a video journalist and producer for BBC Chinese and BBC News in Beijing.

    ZOE CHEN
    ZOE CHEN
    Zoe is a video journalist at Inkstone. Previously, she was a video journalist and producer for BBC Chinese and BBC News in Beijing.

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