Introduced to China in the 1930s, pigeon racing is a popular sport among the older generation. China now holds over 10,000 races a year, with some offering prizes as high as $1 million.
Dong Xiaobo is a pigeon trainer in Beijing and spends more than $85,000 a year on his birds. For Dong and his team, it’s more than just a sport—it’s a passion.
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Producer: Tom Wang
Script: Weiyu Qian
Narration: Gavin Huang
Editor: Nicholas Ko
Mastering: Victor Peña
Music: Audio Network