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  1. News - Asia - INDIA

    Stampede at Hindu temple kills at least 10, injures scores in India

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 10:19pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Bhopal Hindu temple stampede kills at least 10 in India A stampede at a Hindu temple in central India killed at least 10 people and injured scores early yesterday, ... Pilgrims roll in a clockwise circle along the "path of worship"- a 5km circular stretch around the hill, which has a chain of temples along its base. ...

  2. News - China - MARTIAL ARTS

    China’s Shaolin Temple plans to host its first kung fu fighting event

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 06:31pm by LAURA ZHOU

    ... Laura Zhou laura.zhou@scmp.com Secret techniques expected to be shown during planned combat 'convention' for seasoned martial artists The fabled Shaolin Temple, said ... in the future, we … are going to hold a world martial arts competition in the Shaolin Temple,” Shi Yongxin, abbot of the 1,500-year-old temple in Henan province, proposed during a closing ceremony ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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” ...

  9. News - China

    Founder of 'Crazy English', Li Yang, converts to Buddhism

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 01:44pm

    ... confirmed media reports on the social media site this morning that he converted on July 26 and posted pictures of him at the Shaolin Temple with the abbot, Shi Yongxin. By converting to Buddhism, Li ... centre” in Dengfeng, where the Shaolin Temple is located. He said the first Shaolin Kung fu Crazy English winter camp would be held at the temple next year. Li’s conversion came as a surprise ...

  10. News - China - RELIGION

    Fake monks and debt thwart grand plans for ancient Buddhist temple in China

    Posted May 12th 2013, 07:31pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... Patrick Boehler A provincial city’s ambitious plans for turning an ancient Buddhist temple near Xian into the world capital of Buddhism and listing it on a stock exchange have stagnated, leaving the temple surrounded by fake monks and sham Buddha statues. In an investigative report, the Guangzhou-based Southern Weekly  documents how the project involving the 1,700-year-old Famen ...




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