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Shaolin Temple

Shaolin Temple denies investing in soccer academy

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.

Tuesday, 13 August, 2013, 4:09am

Shaolin Temple abbot says he believes in 'aliens'

Days after a Shandong man allegedly electrocuted an alien after claiming he saw five, China’s most controversial Buddhist abbot, Shi Yongxin, said he believed in the existence of “lots of aliens”.

12 Jun 2013 - 2:17pm 1 comment

China tackles temple profiteering

Chinese authorities have announced a ban on temples selling shares to investors after managers of several popular ones planned to pursue stock market listings for them as commercial entities. Even the famed Shaolin Temple of kung fu movie fame was once rumoured to be planning a stock market debut.

26 Oct 2012 - 2:53pm


What do you think of the plan for an HK branch of the Shaolin Monastery?

I refer to the report ('Temple waits on approval of land', February 21).

26 Feb 2009 - 12:00am

Not just for kicks

Shaolin Temple, in Dengfeng, Henan, often conjures an image of a lone kung fu monk surrounded by a dozen bad guys who are about to take a beating.

9 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

New kick in town

IT'S 6.30AM AT the defunct Tai O Public School in the tranquil fishing village on Lantau, and Australian teenager James Sheridan is preparing for another day of disciplined training under Shaolin kung fu master Wang Meng. It starts with a 30-minute jog in the hills behind the school, a series of stretching exercises and basic practice - and all that before breakfast.

16 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

Kick-start the summer

The Hong Kong Shaolin Wushu Culture Centre on Lantau opens this summer. It will offer martial arts training for school groups and can arrange English translation for non-Chinese speakers.

When the first phase opens in July, the centre, which is located on the site of the old Tai O Public School, will be able to host two groups of about 30 trainees each per day.

21 May 2006 - 12:00am

What's On


Local singer-songwriter Pong Nan will perform a solo concert, The Individualism Experience, from Friday to Sunday at 8.15pm at Hong Kong Cultural Centre Studio Theatre.

Nan entered the music scene as a songwriter whose songs were sung by Canto-pop stars including Joey Yung Cho-yee and Aaron Kwok Fu-sing.

20 Feb 2006 - 12:00am


What to see: For centuries, the young monks of the Shaolin Temple in Henan spent most of their time in isolation, studying Buddhist scriptures and mastering the art of wushu (kung fu). Life has changed a lot since the West became fascinated by their feats (think of ex-Shaolin student Jet Li fly-kicking his way to Hollywood).

22 Feb 2002 - 12:00am

Kung fu kings

FIRST came the warning: 'Please do not attempt or imitate any stunt you see on stage tonight' - as if anyone would. Having an iron rod, or a thick wooden pole, or three bricks, smashed against one's head, is not most people's idea of fun.

26 Jul 1995 - 12:00am