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  1. News - Hong Kong - HERITAGE

    3 historic temples added to list of declared monuments

    Posted Oct 25th 2014, 03:44am by Vivienne Chow

    ... Vivienne Chow vivienne.chow@scmp.com Tai Hang shrine, linked to dragon dance, and two pre-colonial buildings receive official protection 3 historic temples added to list of declared monuments Three historic temples- two of them dating back to pre-colonial times- have been declared monuments, giving them legal protection and raising hopes that they will attract more resources. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1623983/3-historic-temples-added-list-declared-monuments
  2. News - China - SHAOLIN TEMPLE

    ‘What do monks need money for?’ Officials refuse to hand over revenue from Shaolin temple

    Posted Sep 25th 2014, 01:49pm by James Griffiths

    ... James Griffiths james.griffiths@scmp.com A Henan provincial official has argued that a 1,500-year-old Buddhist temple – which is suing the government for allegedly breaching a revenue-sharing agreement – does not need the money. The Shaolin Temple, famous around the world for its association with Shaolin kung fu and other Chinese martial arts, in November sued the Songshan ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1600159/what-do-buddhists-need-money-officials-refuse-hand-over-revenue-shaolin
  3. 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. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1580619/stampede-hindu-temple-kills-least-10-injures-scores-india
  4. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1577767/shaolin-temple-plans-host-its-first-kung-fu-fighting-event
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  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” ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1296104/shaolin-temple-denies-investing-soccer-academy
  9. 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
  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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1236157/fake-monks-and-debt-thwart-grand-plans-ancient-buddhist-temple-china

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