As X Games Asia heats up in Shanghai this week, ESPN correspondent Matt Higgins gets an inside scoop on the Action Sports explosion in China including the opening of Woodward Beijing and the construction of the world's largest skatepark in Shanghai, built for $12,000,000 in 2005. Higgins digs deeper to find out what the motives of the Chinese government may be for supporting these event (Could a jump on a possible future Olympic sport be a motive?) and talks to locals about how the scene is evolving. Dig in here.
Also, stay tuned in the coming days as World Industries' Andrew Cannon brings us some exclusive video direct from Beijing during X Games Asia.