Sport: Chinese Flash-Card Supremacy

If visitors from China ever show up at an American college football game, one sight won't require an explanation —the half-time flash-card show. Reason: those sweeping murals created in the stands by massed thousands of people holding up brightly colored cards are also a feature of sports events in China The one big difference there is that instead of producing innocent U.C.L.A.s and expanding Stanford s's, the Chinese concoct giant propaganda posters (see color) and execute them on a scale and with a precision—that is awesome.

That was evident in Peking recently at the Third National Games, a 17-day internal Chinese Olympics....

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