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This Young Girl Is Training To Become A Kung Fu Master

Eight-year-old ChengWu ShuQin is among the youngest of the girls training at the Shaolin Exquisite Kung Fu School in the Central Eastern Chinese Province of Henan.

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Newly arrived, she's fighting to find her place among the crowd and against homesickness.

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In densely populated China, competition for education is fierce. Students who don't succeed academically are often sent to Kung Fu schools. "She looks very clever and wise, but really she is very foolish," says ChengWu's teacher.

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