A children’s weight reduction class in Beijing aims to address the link between obesity and a lack of daily exercise at schools. Photo: Reuters

Why China’s elite athletes soar internationally as its schoolkids plod at home

While Beijing spends heavily training elite athletes to win gold medals, its young people remain unable – or reluctant – to exercise owing to a lack of facilities, a shortage of qualified teachers and safety concerns

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A children’s weight reduction class in Beijing aims to address the link between obesity and a lack of daily exercise at schools. Photo: Reuters
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