Not many people know that China is home to the world’s largest skatepark, which covers 12,000 square meters, featuring the world’s biggest vert ramp, world’s largest concrete skate bowl, and a 5,000-seat stadium. While some impressive skating infrastructure can be found in China and the skate scene is steadily growing, the sport is still undergoing growing pains as it becomes a popular sport.

The USC US-China Institute has a good overview of the development of skateboarding in China including a profile of 社会 (‘Shehui’) skateboards, one of the first domestic skateboard companies in China. Shehui founder Raph Cooper explains the waves of popularity that skateboarding has experienced in China:

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