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  1. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Sha Tin resident in court bid to have Che Kung Temple site returned to villagers

    Posted Jun 21st 2014, 03:10am by JULIE CHU

    ... Julie Chu julie.chu@scmp.com Legal bid to have temple site returned to villagers A Sha Tin resident wants the government to return legal title of the Che Kung Temple site to indigenous villagers. Lee Wai-ping claims in a High Court writ that the government is holding the site in trust. He is seeking to reclaim the land on which the current temple sits. It was built in 1992 on a Tai ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1537160/sha-tin-resident-court-bid-have-che-kung-temple-site-returned
  2. News - China - COURTS

    Bribe or donation? Ex-Shenzhen official's retrial focuses on 1 million yuan he sent to temple

    Posted Jun 11th 2014, 06:50pm by Angela Meng

    ... and expensive furniture from him. But the lower court did not include the contentious 1 million yuan in its sentencing, arguing that because it was donated to a temple, it was not considered a bribe. ... in a case from a company executive named Li Yahe. However, the defence said the money was in fact donated to a temple, untouched, according to the Southern Metropolis Daily. Huang told the court ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1530182/bribe-or-donation-ex-shenzhen-officials-retrial-focuses-1-million-yuan-he
  3. News - Asia - INDIA

    Sikhs wielding swords clash at India’s Golden Temple on raid anniversary

    Posted Jun 06th 2014, 03:53pm

    ... between sword-wielding Sikhs on Friday at the Golden Temple in northern India on the 30th anniversary of a notorious army raid in which hundreds of people were killed. At least two people were wounded in the violence, according to an AFP photographer at the temple in the city of Amritsar, which is the holiest shrine in the Sikh religion. Hundreds of Sikhs had gathered at the shrine ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1526686/sikhs-wielding-swords-clash-indias-golden-temple-raid-anniversary
  4. News - China - POLITICS

    Li Changchun is latest ex-leader to make public appearance, visiting Shaolin Temple

    Posted Apr 21st 2014, 03:21am by Adrian Wan

    ... Adrian Wan adrian.wan@scmp.com Another ex-leader shows up in public Former ideology tsar Li Changchun visited the Shaolin Temple in Henan on Saturday, the latest retired leader to make ... spread," Li told Shi Yongxin, abbot of the 1,500-year-old temple and chairman of the Henan Provincial Buddhists Association and a former deputy of the National People's Congress. Early ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1492296/li-changchun-latest-ex-leader-make-public-appearance-visiting-shaolin
  5. News - China - SECURITY

    Buddhist temple monks recruited to new anti-terror squad

    Posted Apr 03rd 2014, 12:41pm by Adrian Wan

    ... Adrian Wan adrian.wan@scmp.com Monks trained as anti-terror warriors A Buddhist temple in Zhejiang province has set up a squad to deal with terrorist attacks. The unit at the Lingyin Temple in Hangzhou consists of 20 monks and 25 security officers and was formed in the wake of the knife attack at the Kunming railway station last month that officials blamed on separatist ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1463684/monks-famed-temple-form-anti-terror-squad
  6. News - China - SPORT

    Shaolin Temple denies investing in soccer academy

    Posted Aug 12th 2013, 02:35pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... Patrick Boehler patrick.boehler@scmp.com Shaolin Temple, the birthplace of Chinese martial arts, denied involvement on Monday in a two billion yuan (HK$2.53 billion) effort to create a new generation of Chinese soccer players armed with its ancient skills. China’s most prominent kung fu temple said in a statement published in the Guangzhou Daily that it had “never sent monks to teach” ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1296104/shaolin-temple-denies-investing-soccer-academy
  7. News - Hong Kong - DIPLOMACY

    Hong Kong missionary held in North Korea ‘left Christian pamphlets in temple’

    Posted Feb 20th 2014, 10:42am by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney An Australian missionary detained in North Korea left pamphlets promoting Christianity in a Buddhist temple, with his guide informing security officials, his ... Christian Wang Chong, who has returned to Beijing and said their problems stemmed from a visit to a Buddhist temple. He said Short left pamphlet materials promoting Christianity at the site. “They ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1431591/hong-kong-missionary-held-north-korea-left-christian-pamphlets-temple
  8. News - World - MARTIAL ARTS

    China’s Shaolin Temple monks spread their gospel of kung fu in Africa

    Posted Feb 17th 2014, 09:30pm by AFP

    ... and somersaults that would make an osteopath wince. These are the warrior monks of China's fabled Shaolin Temple, the birthplace of kung fu which is spreading its gospel to Africa as part ... of Buddhism." Shi, who has a gentle face and looks barely out of his teens, has been mastering kung fu for half his life in the austere surrounds of the Shaolin Temple, nestled in the forested mountains ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1429791/chinas-shaolin-temple-monks-spread-their-gospel-kung-fu-africa
  9. News - World - ENTERTAINMENT

    Shirley Temple, the bright-eyed girl who lifted a nation’s spirits, dies aged 85

    Posted Feb 11th 2014, 07:01pm by Reuters

    ... a nation's spirits Shirley Temple Black, who lifted America’s spirits as a bright-eyed, dimpled child movie star during the Great Depression and later became a US diplomat, died late on Monday evening at the age of 85, a family spokeswoman said in a statement. Temple Black, who lured millions to the movies in the 1930s, “peacefully passed away” at her California home from natural causes ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1426046/shirley-temple-former-hollywood-child-star-dies-aged-85
  10. News - World - BRITAIN

    India ignored British advice on Golden Temple assault, probe finds

    Posted Feb 04th 2014, 01:52pm by AP, Bloomberg

    ... Agencies in London UK did advise on temple assault, but was ignored The British government has acknowledged advising the Indian government ahead of its 1984 raid on the Golden Temple ... by Prime Minister David Cameron last month after archived government papers revealed the adviser's mission. The assault to free hostages in the temple resulted in the deaths of hundreds ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1420598/india-ignored-british-advice-golden-temple-assault-probe-finds

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