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China's Elite Female Bodyguards

The country's booming population of billionaires means that bodyguards are in high demand—particularly women, who are ​valued for their covert presence, precision, and elegance.

China's booming billionaire population has developed a penchant for personal bodyguards, who often serve as status symbols as well as muscle. Female guards, valued for their covert presence, precision, and elegance, are in particularly high demand at the moment. We recently visited Beijing's Yun Hai bodyguard training school to see how this fierce fighting force is trained.