In the large parkland around the Temple of Heaven in central Beijing, hundreds (thousands?) of people get their daily exercise early in the day to avoid the oppressive heat and frequent smog that comes later. Canadian fitness promoters could learn a thing or two from this.
People played Jianzi (like HackySack but with a largish shuttlecock/birdie) not only here but in the parking lot below our hotel, and wherever there was a spare 100 square foot space.
People danced to music from a portable sound system.
Line dancing was the most popular, and most of the dancers were women.
And then we found the men…and a few women.
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