We thought we'd share some very recent Chinese photos with you. The following pictures were taken in Beijing, where the national women's team recently did a photo shoot for the upcoming Chinese New Year (January 26). The actual photos will probably be published in a few weeks.
In some of the photos the girls seem to be rehearsing a dance of some kind - probably for the annual TV gala, which will probably be aired in 10 to 14 days. Yang Yilin is conspiciously absent from the proceedings, which suggests that she's still recovering from her back injury. On the other hand, Deng Linlin appears to be an active participant, and that probably means she's fully recovered from the minor knee surgery she underwent in November. Olympic alternate He Ning got to participate in the dance, which probably means she's considered a top prospect for 2009.
The pictures below suffer from oversharpening and resizing, but still, they're cute. Check out the shoes!
Sources: QQ and QQ again.