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Chinese Laborer Swings From Scaffolding to Online Body-Building Fame

On most construction sites, lunch would be a welcome break to rest and refuel. Not for Shi Shenwei. The 23-year-old laborer spends his midday break swinging from scaffolding poles on a building site, a gymnastics routine that has made him China’s latest social media sensation. “While other people are eating and singing karaoke, I’m whole-heartedly focused on what I want to do,” Shi told Reuters inside the dusty temple where he works in southern Fujian province. Shi’s videos, filmed...

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