China athletes as young as seven in military training to 'create iron army'
SHANGHAI: Hundreds of athletes as young as seven are undergoing military training in Shanghai designed to instill discipline and "good fighting ability", the Chinese city said. The athletes will "deeply study" the Chinese military's "sense of standards and combat spirit", Shanghai's sports bureau said.
China trains hundreds of 7-year-old athletes to create 'iron army'
The government authorities in China have been providing military training to hundreds of athletes, who are as young as seven, in Shanghai which is designed for instilling discipline and "good fighting ability", stated the Chinese city. The Sports Bureau of Shanghai said that the athletes will "deeply study" the Chinese military's "sense of standards and combat spirit". Previously, Chinese football teams have been subjected to similar training, wh
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