Aah the traveling circus. Where you can watch a man abuse children and animals for your amusement. These photos, of traveling performers in Guangxi province, shows two young boys getting strangled and having their arms dislocated, just like Cirque du Soleil.
The performers are reportedly from Henan province, they make money by performing these dangerous (and pointless) stunts and then selling medicine and blessed amulets to the audience.
Commenters on the QQ article speculated that the boys may have been kidnapped by the adult performers. Child abduction is rampant in China, particularly in poorer provinces. In December 2012, seven primary school children were abducted in Sichuan and taken to work in a factory in Guangdong province. As many as 70,000 children are kidnapped in China every year.