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Chinese Buddhist sect leader sentenced to life in prison

UCA News, November 2, 2015

Move comes amid wider crackdown on religious freedom

Beijing, China -- A Chinese court has sentenced a leader of a Buddhist sect to life in prison on charges of leading a cult, rape and fraud in the latest case to target the leader of a fringe religious group amid a wider crackdown on religious freedom.


Exclusive interview with Venerable Master Xuecheng: Buddhists need to advance with the times

by Han Bin, CCTV.com, Oct 25, 2015

Jiangsu, China -- The theme of this year's World Buddhist Forum is 'Exchange with Common Aspiration'. For two days, participants will discuss Buddhism's positive roles in resolving problems for human and social development.


Buddhists called to embrace the Internet

China Daily/Asia News Network, October 25th, 2015

Jiangsu, China -- Buddhist followers should embrace the Internet and spread the religion’s philosophy online.


Robo-monk: Buddhist temple in Beijing rolls out chatty robot hero from homegrown cartoon series to tap internet-savvy youth

by He Huifeng, SCMP, 8 October, 2015

Beijing, China -- In order to promote Buddhism among the growing hordes of tech-savvy young Chinese, Longquan (Dragon Spring) Temple in Beijing now has a new house guest: a cute-looking robot that resembles a Buddhist monk called Xian'er.


2,000-yr-old stupa marks revival of India-China Buddhist links

Press Trust of India, September 20, 2015

Nangchen, China -- The restoration of the 2,000-year-old Ashoka Stupa in this quintessential Tibetan town by an Indian Buddhist monk marks a new beginning in the revival of Buddhism links between India and China.


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