Boys as Qigong Street Performers on the Beijing Streets

March 25, 2007 12:00 am Last Updated: March 25, 2007 12:00 am

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)