China's Millionaire Pigeon Racers (Full Length)


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Published: 6 years ago
While most "nouveau riche" happily spend their new money on shit the old money has already deemed acceptable, China's spoiled young princelings aren't content with horses, sports cars, and insanely tacky watches alone. In tribute to the intrepid bootleggers who've propped up their country's market economy, China's rich have taken arguably the worst bird of all time, the pigeon, and slapped a Louis Vuitton logo on it. Racing pigeons are the new thoroughbreds here, with birds auctioned for hundreds of thousands of dollars apiece and races netting millions for the championship flock. Which sucks for the old timers, whose balcony-bred birds don't stand a chance against these million-dollar superflocks. And which just sucks in general because, well, pigeons. Fucking pigeons.

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Biased reporting. Blatant stereotyping.
A stupid imbecile should not handle such serious and interesting matter.

1 day ago

Not all is equal under communism it seems..

1 day ago

To Vice, You're being protested against for kissing China.

1 day ago

nice pigeons ❤❤❤❤❤❤

1 week ago

These Chinese are the real deal this fucking yank don’t know shit

2 weeks ago

why would you assume people watching a documentary about pigeons hate pigeons?!?

2 weeks ago

why are you killing them they do not deserve to die

2 weeks ago

I’m finna bring a boat load of pigeons from America to sell in China ima be rich !!!!!!!!!

4 weeks ago

No one:

Most Punchable Reporter Ever: Can I ask, do you have a girlfriend?

4 weeks ago

the host is lame af

4 weeks ago

This reporter is a fucking faggot. Thank God for aids at least.

1 month ago

The interviewer just stupid

1 month ago

Hello. how many pigeons do you sell?

1 month ago

Hello pigeons

1 month ago

As a Beijinger I reckon VICE captures a very vivid scene of the life of a certain group of Beijingers, who are old school in their ways of conducts and values. In this globalizing modern world with western cultural output, it is valuable to hold onto this traditional hobby Beijing in spite of the interviewee's government connection. Glad my city is getting some exposure though it's really unveiling the subtlety of Chinese politics and the "elites within the system"'s way of life.

1 month ago

haha the circle of life the chinese look down on black africans, the whites look down on both chinese and black africans while black look down on each other crazy ......

1 month ago

New to the pigeon racing sport,subscribe

1 month ago

I’m about to sell this man all the pigeons in ny

1 month ago

Who the heck is “VICE” and 11 million subs, WTF?!

1 month ago

I will grab a pigeon off the street, and then sell it to these guys for 30k.

1 month ago

I'll tell them, its ancestors flew in WW1 for the Russians.

1 month ago

As a Tianjin native, I first heard of such activities.

1 month ago

This guy is depressing sounding

1 month ago

This interviewer is arrogant and rude.

1 month ago

this was a past time in america about 60 years go!! my grandpa raced pigeons,, i dont think ppl do it anymore!

1 month ago

because the journalist sucked :(

1 month ago

A very stupid reporter

1 month ago

I THINK THIS REPORTER WAS THERE FOR SOME OTHER AIM MAY BE WHICH THE WEST USED TO DO IN PAST IN SUCH LIKE TOURS.NOT TO GET HOW KNOW AND NATURE OF PIGEONERY.

1 month ago

its funny everytime there a show talking about asia, they have chinese musics.

1 month ago

When you get a white racists to go do interviews boom this is what comes back out.

1 month ago

Vice should fired him.. he clearly doesnt like his subject on documenting pigeon racing..

1 month ago