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Religion goes green in Taiwan pollution battle

By Amber Wang, AFP, May 21, 2016

Taipei, Taiwan -- Smoke billows daily from temples across Taiwan as visitors burn incense and paper money to bring luck and prosperity – but that familiar fragrant haze could be a thing of the past as concerns grow over ritual pollutants.

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Buddhist Grand Master Wei Chueh dies

CNA, April 9, 2016

Taipei, Taiwan -- Buddhist Grand Master Wei Chueh, who founded the Chung Tai Chan Monastery in Nantou County’s Puli Township, passed away at 10:31pm on Friday night, the monastery announced yesterday. He was 88.

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Taiwan's Buddhist groups helping with Nepal quake relief efforts

CNA, April 26, 2015

Taipei, Taiwan -- Taiwan's Buddhist groups are organizing teams that will go to Nepal to help with the Himalayan country's relief efforts in the wake of a magnitude-7.8 earthquake Saturday that have reportedly killed more than 2,000 people.

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Buddhist master lashes out at Ko over his comments on Tzu Chi Foundation

By Abraham Gerber, Taipei Times, Feb 24, 2015

Taipei, Taiwan -- Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je’s comments about a project by the Buddhist Compassion Relief Tzu Chi Foundation on a disputed plot of land in Neihu District drew a heated response from Buddhist Master Shih Chao-hwei yesterday.

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Buddhist master writes letter to Xi

By Loa Iok-sin, Taipei Times, Dec 8, 2014

Taipei, Taiwan -- Buddhist Master Shih Chao-hwei has written an open letter to Chinese President Xi Jinping urging the release of Buddhist Master Shi Shengguan, a Chinese citizen, who was arrested in May in China and has been in detention since then.

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