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    Flying kung fu
    Flying kung fu
    CHINA

    Flying kung fu

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    Zoe Chen
    Zoe Chen
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    Martial arts students perform Shaolin Kung Fu suspended on wires during a rehearsal for a live-action show in the capital of the central province of Henan. 

    The Chinese martial arts practice of qinggong – “light skills” – allows its practitioners to engage in swift, parkour-like movement through the world. 

    Photo: Reuters

    But that's a far cry from flying through the air, like in Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.

    Although when it comes to a big show, all you need is a few wires to make it work.

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    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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