China goes gaga over pole dancing

April 22, 2015 12:35 AM

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China goes gaga over pole dancing

Scantily-clad dancers execute gravity-defying moves and sexy hip rolls against a backdrop of thumping music and flashing lights. It sounds like a typical nightclub -- except the sun is still out, and the drink of choice is coconut water, not cocktails.

This is the scene at Pole Divas, an exercise studio in Hong Kong that specializes in pole dancing. Already a popular form of fitness around the globe, the craze is now sweeping China, attracting legions of consumers with money to burn.

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