Chinese acrobats perform for the world in the wild

Chinese acrobatics are among the best in the world.

But that doesn’t mean they are free from controversy.

In a world of competition and the ever-present threat of doping, the acrobat world can seem an especially risky place.

This article looks at some of the wildest, most dangerous and bizarre performances by acrobate troupe members from China.

[Related: Acrobatic Troupes in China, 2014]