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China lays claims to Leadership of the Buddhist World

by Kalinga Seneviratne, The Buddhist Channel, October 27, 2014

Baoji, China -- With an impressive display of Chinese Buddhist culture and hospitality, China laid claims to giving leadership to the Buddhist world, by hosting over 600 international delegates for the 27th General Conference of the World Fellowship of Buddhists (WFB) at this historic city in north western China from 16th-18th October.

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World Fellowship of Buddhist Opens in NW China's Shaanxi

by Sophia Zhu, Xinhua, October 18, 2014

Shaanxi, China -- Hundreds of the world's Buddhists gathered at an ancient temple in northwest China's Shaanxi Province on October 16 to mark the opening of the World Fellowship of Buddhists 27th general conference.

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Glimpses of life at Famen Temple Buddhist Institute

by Han Bin, CCTV.com, Oct 15, 2014

Shaanxi, China -- Famen Temple in Shaanxi Province, is not only known for housing what’s believed to be a fingerbone of Sakyamuni, but also for its Buddhist Institute. The institute is one of China’s most influential in the sector. In the past decade, it has educated over 200 students.

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Buddhist 'release life' act results in illegal animal trade in Hainan

http://shanghaiist.com, Oct 8, 2014

Hainan, China -- More and more businesses offering services to people who want to perform the Buddhist practice of "release life" are appearing in Hainan, where illegal animal breeding is rampant, China News Radio reports.

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China embraces enlightenment

The Bangkok Post, Jul 19, 2014

The next World Fellowship of Buddhists conference in Baoji will highlight the growing influence of the Buddhist faith

Beijing, China -- China probably has the largest number of Buddhists in the world, yet so little is known about the practice of Buddhism in the world’s most populous country.

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