Friday, July 25, 2008
Chinese civilization already in decline.
Not because of the ubiquitous air pollution or the rampant fraud that is almost a government sponsored way of life. No, not that nor any other of Chinas many rambunctious failings. The true sign of Chinese decline is this.
Clad in knee-high leather boots, spandex shorts and a sports bra, Xiao Yan struck a pose two feet off the ground, her head glistening with sweat and her arms straining as she suspended herself from a vertical pole.It's only exercise now, but just wait until they get enough women trained.
“Keeping your grip is the hardest part,” she said. “It’s really easy to slide downward.”
Ms. Xiao, 26, who works as a supermarket manager, is one of a growing number of women experimenting with China’s newest, and most controversial, fitness activity: pole dancing.
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