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The Shredder's Liberation Army

There's an action sports revolution under way in China, but how authentic is it?

Updated: May 27, 2010, 5:46 PM ET
By Matt Higgins | ESPN Action Sports

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BEIJING -- In a chaotic four-story marketplace here that's sort of a shrunken version of the famous Silk Market, you can buy sought-after brands for bargain prices. And in the basement, among the luggage and designer handbags, sit stalls stacked with skate shoes -- Nike, Adidas, Vans, Fallen and Converse.

"In a lot of cases, brands and products are being knocked ...

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