The following censorship instructions, issued to the media by government authorities, have been...
Aug 10, 2015
In a recent cartoon, Badiucao focuses on two ongoing cases related to the state control of...
Aug 3, 2015
The abbot of Henan’s Shaolin Monastery, the Chan Buddhist institution famous for being the...
Jul 31, 2012
Abbot Shi Yongxin, who runs China’s famed Shaolin Temple, has been digging the pay dirt for the prestigious monastery for years. However, his operating ideology that made Shaolin thrive financially is sometimes condemned...
Sep 14, 2011
Film star Jet Li’s planned promotion of Tai Chi around the world, backed by Chinese Internet entrepreneur Jack Ma, is no mere business venture. Rather, it is an heroic attempt to boost China’s currently feeble...
Jan 3, 2009
The New York Times writes about the town of Guandu, in Yunnan, where the commissioner of ethnic and religious affairs became discouraged when renovated Buddhist temples failed to generate tourist income: Mr. Dou found a savior...
Oct 10, 2007
From DWNEWS.COM and Sohu Blog, summarized and translated by CDT: An Chinese old saying reads, “Shaolin Kongfu defeats the world.” This sentence perhaps needs to be changed. As host of the Olympic Games, Beijing will successfully add “Martial Arts” into its “Ad Hoc” program, hoping to demonstrate Chinese Wushu’s (martial arts’) spirit in a profound […]
Aug 30, 2006
From China Daily: Shi Yongxin, the abbot of Shaolin Temple, widely considered the birthplace of Chinese Kung Fu, spends most of his day greeting corporate executives, government officials and friends from all over the world and dealing with dinner invitations and business instead of shepherding all disciples. When Henan officials presented Shi with a spectacular […]
Dec 4, 2005
From the Los Angeles Times: Shi Yongxin wears a bright yellow robe and heavy prayer beads and lives in an ancient shrine high up in the mountains of central China. Yet he spends a lot of his time traveling in a chauffeur-driven jeep, jet-setting around the world and hobnobbing with Hollywood types. No wonder some […]
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