China Foils Fake Kung Fu Masters – BBC

Think China’s art of the fake reached its height with fake eggs? Think again. From the BBC:

The Chinese authorities say they have foiled a plot to smuggle immigrants abroad disguised as martial arts performers from the Shaolin Temple.

Twelve young men were trained in traditional lion dancing and given fake passports before joining real monks going abroad, Xinhua news agency said. [Full Text]

[Image: Real Shaolin monks performing in China, AFP via the BBC]


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