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2006-07-05 01:08:44

BEIJING (Reuters) - The abbot of China's ancient Shaolin Temple will fly to Germany to watch the World Cup final at the invitation of FIFA president Sepp Blatter, state media reported on Wednesday. The FIFA invitation came thanks to the growing influence of the Shaolin Temple and Shaolin kung fu, Xinhua news agency quoted abbot Shi Yongxin as saying. The temple opened a Shaolin "cultural center" in Germany in 2001, Xinhua said. The 1,500 year-old Buddhist temple in China's central...

2006-05-31 23:58:07

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The producers behind the upcoming movie "Superman Returns" said on Wednesday they are laying the groundwork for a very different kind of big-screen hero with a feature film based on the 1970s television series "Kung Fu." Legendary Pictures has optioned rights for the project from the original creators of the East-meets-West drama that starred David Carradine as Kwai Chang Caine, the Buddhist martial-arts master who flees China to wander the American frontier....

2005-11-18 02:36:45

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's ancient Shaolin Temple, made famous in the West by Grasshopper in the 1970s "Kung Fu" television series, is entering the age of reality TV with a show its own. "Chinese Kung Fu Star Search" will invite viewers to vote for their favorite martial arts masters by text messages or through the Internet after each episode, due to hit living rooms across China in March, Xinhua news agency said on Friday. "Regardless of nationality, skin color or style, anyone who...