2: More than half of Chi­nese peo­ple prac­tice kung fu

Global Times – Metro Shanghai - - CITY PANORAMA -

The state­ment is false. Kung fu stars Bruce Lee and Jackie Chan may both be of Chi­nese ori­gin, but that doesn’t mean ev­ery sin­gle Chi­nese you meet on the street will be a po­ten­tial kung fu master.

When a rob­bery hap­pens, we call the po­lice in­stead of dis­abling the thief our­selves with a se­quence of fancy Black Tiger fists. Se­ri­ously.

In fact, kung fu is far less pop­u­lar

than soc­cer, bas­ket­ball or ping pong among or­di­nary Chi­nese. In my own case, nei­ther me, nor any of my friends or rel­a­tives, prac­tice kung fu. Sur­pris­ingly, how­ever, four of the eight ques­tioned thought this was true, in­clud­ing three Belorus­sians who had only been in China for a cou­ple of days. And New Zealan­der Jonathan Tier­ney, although hav­ing lived in Shang­hai for a year, also bekung lieved kung fu to be a hugely pop­u­lar sport in China.

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