China: Glory For The Nation
July 21, 2008 Projecting athletic prowess has been a top priority for the Chinese government over the years. And it is some of the country's littlest citizens who must carry this responsibility. From the age of 4, select Chinese children are molded into the nation's elite athletes.
July 25, 2008 The Chinese government is training 300,000 cheerleaders in the hopes that their peppy slogans will drown out any embarrassing lapses in sportsmanship at the Beijing Olympics. Still, such conformist cheerleading invites comparison to China's mass campaigns of the past.