China athletes as young as seven in military training to 'create iron army'

Article here. Compelling minors to engage in military training is child abuse. I wonder why people don't so much as flinch if the victims are boys. Excerpt:

'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.

Chinese football teams have previously undergone similar training, which is largely performative and part of a wider campaign to promote Communist Party values.'

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