The high-profile ceremony was held at the temple on Mount Song as part of a government patriotism drive. Photo: Weibo

Red flag for Buddhists? Shaolin Temple ‘takes the lead’ in Chinese patriotism push

Well-known monastery that trains monks in martial arts criticised for mixing religion with politics after flag-raising ceremony attended by local officials

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The high-profile ceremony was held at the temple on Mount Song as part of a government patriotism drive. Photo: Weibo
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Laurie Chen

Laurie Chen

Laurie Chen joined the Post in 2017 after completing a master's degree in journalism at City University, London. Originally from the UK, she studied English literature at University College London.