Boys as Qigong Street Performers on the Beijing Streets
Boys as Qigong Street Performers on the Beijing Streets

On March 14, 2007, two boys from Zhoukuo, Henan Province were performing Qigong next to a bus station north of Bawangfen, Beijing, in their efforts to ask passers-by for money.

Boys giving a performance. (Goh Chai Hin/AFP/Getty Images)
Boys giving a performance. (Goh Chai Hin/AFP/Getty Images)

Boys performing "throat-locking" with a metal chain. (Goh Chai Hin/AFP/Getty Images)
Boys performing “throat-locking” with a metal chain. (Goh Chai Hin/AFP/Getty Images)

Boys performing a qigong performance of sword-swallowing. (Goh Chai Hin/AFP/Getty Images)
Boys performing a qigong performance of sword-swallowing. (Goh Chai Hin/AFP/Getty Images)

Boys performing a somersault with one hand. (Goh Chai Hin/AFP/Getty Images)
Boys performing a somersault with one hand. (Goh Chai Hin/AFP/Getty Images)

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