Chinese Shaolin Temple goes global
Updated: 2015-04-08 08:41
Shi Yongxin, abbot of the Shaolin Temple, attends the Shaolin Cultural Festival in London last year. [Photo/IC]
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When Abbot Shi Yongxin attended a meeting in early March during the annual session of the National People's Congress, a man came to his desk with two envelopes and asked for his signature on them as a souvenir.
The abbot quickly signed his name, gave the envelopes back and continued with the meeting.