Beijing School Trains China’s Future Ping-Pong Champions

By Rebecca Davis

A student at the Beijing Ping Pong Training Base during afternoon practice.

The Xian Nongtan Sports Training School attracts children from all corners of China to its campus outside Beijing.

The Compass Cafe's Last Days

Beijing's Compass Cafe will close in about a month, when owner Zhang Qiang will head to earthquake-stricken Sichuan province. Despite a seemingly prime spot at an intersection at the northeast corner of the ancient Forbidden City, revenue isn't strong enough to meet the 5,400-yuan monthly rent, which rose from 3,500-yuan a year ago.

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