People's Daily Online
November 13, 2009
He was China's youngest Abbot in the Shaolin Temple - 22 when he
ascended the throne. He was one of the first monks in China with an MBA.
He is also the most controversial Buddhist here, allegedly for turning
the shrine into a money-making machine.
Now, he is in the spotlight again after hackers targeted the website
established to promote Shaolin's shows and products worldwide.
The hackers have posted a purported letter of confession on the site
(shaolin.org. cn) in the name of the Abbot Shi Yongxin, who "admitted
his guilt" in commercializing the temple generally considered as the
cradle of China's traditional martial art, or Kung fu.
The Temple's website remained inaccessible until the time of going to
The letter and a photo of Shi in a sitting posture were not visible on
the temple's website shortly after the attack Wednesday. But the screen
shot has been circulated across Chinese websites, the Southern
Metropolis Daily reported Thursday.
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