BEIJING On most construction sites, lunch would be a welcome break to rest and refuel. Not for Shi Shenwei.
The 23-year-old laborer spends his midday break swinging from scaffolding poles on a building site, a gymnastics routine that has made him China’s latest social media sensation.
“While other people are eating and singing karaoke, I’m whole-heartedly focused on what I want to do,” Shi told Reuters inside the dusty temple where he works in southern Fujian province.
Shi’s videos – filmed from multiple angles with four smart phones operated by his cousin – are posted on Kuaishou, a mobile video app in China. His nearly 1.2 million followers know him as “Brick Carrier Little Wei”.
“You are no longer a master, you are a god!” one fan wrote after watching a high-bar routine which ended with Shi hanging by his arms…