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As Olympics loom, China plunges into the ski business

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 - 05:50

Skiers at a ski field in Zhangjiakou, one of the venues for the 2022 Winter Olympics, in China's northern Hebei province.

Zhangjiakou, China

HAO Rui took up skiing only this winter, but the 17-year-old looked like a veteran as he perched casually atop a slope outside Beijing before schussing downhill.

"I started my training on Nov 28. I'd never been skiing before," said Mr Hao, standing with other

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