Bizarre "Animal Olympics " in China?

Read the blurb on this from the DAILY MAIL (UK) :
This is bizarre beyond belief! Whoi would dream up something like this?
Anyway, how DO you train a bear to drive a motorcycle on a high wire? Do the animals get prizes?
Very strange! :eek:

umm, well, China’s a big country with a lot of people. Most of them peasants. There’s a lot of stuff out of the 1800’s still going on here.

From what I’ve heard you can train a bear to do pretty much anything. It’s getting them to stop that’s the hard part.