Updated: 2013-07-29 07:08

(China Daily)

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"No matter whether my qigong is genuine or not, I do not break the law. This authenticity has nothing to do with the public and nothing to do with the law. I hope you only dig into whether I break the law, rather than whether my qigong is fake or not."

Wang Lin, the self-proclaimed master of qigong, a spiritual martial art, responds to allegations that his qigong skills, which purportedly include the ability to conjure snakes out of thin air, were only magic tricks. He also reportedly threatened Sima Nan, an independent academic and social commentator who has challenged Wang. Wang is alleged to have said he would jab Sima to death with his fingers.

(China Daily USA 07/29/2013 page3)