China's Shaolin Temple Scarpe Uomo Air Max 97 OG GS Blu , famous for its martial arts tradition, on Saturday confirmed that it has bought a piece of land in Australia and is planning to build a temple there "in the Shaolin style."
Following Australian media reports that the temple was planning to spend billions of yuan to build a complex that would include a temple, a four-star hotel, a kung fu academy and a golf course, a spokesman for Shaolin Temple responded that the project in New South Wales State is still in the planning phase, The Beijing News reported.
The spokesman also said that instead of a complex, they will only build a temple in their way.
According to The Beijing News Scarpe Uomo Air Max 97 KPU TPU Blu Bianche , Shi Yongxin, abbot of Shaolin Temple, made a final payment of about 20 million yuan ($3.19 million) to the city of Shaolhaven in New South Wales, for the over 1,000-hectare property in late February.
The project is expected to boost the local tourism industry and economy.
The Shaolin spokesman explained that the groups who previously ran the location wanted to provide visitors a place to stay and a golf course.
He added the temple is in discussions with the Shaolhaven government and will disclose a formal construction plan following final approval.
The Shaolin Temple in Henan Province has promoted the Shaolin martial arts tradition overseas for years.
The Shaolin Europe Association was established in 2010 and has branches in more than 10 European countries.
SKOPJE, May 31 (Xinhua) -- Switzerland will give Macedonia 69 million euros (77.5 million U.S. dollars) over the next four years to help the country achieve European standards, Swiss ambassador to Macedonia Sybille Suter Tejada announced here Wednesday.
The fund aims to support various reform programs in Macedonia Scarpe Uomo Air Max 97 KPU TPU Silver Bianche Rosse , Tejada told reporters at a news conference.
She added that the funds were also to help authorities here to build a socially-inclusive democracy, develop a free market economy, and manage natural resources efficiently.
"Some 19.5 million euros of the total will be meant for economic development and we expect 4,400 new jobs to be created in the process," Tajada declared.
Regarding politics, she said that the fund would help Macedonia to improve the efficiency of the electoral process and the political culture in general.
Noting that Switzerland remained one of the top bilateral partners and supporters of Macedonia, Tejada stressed that such initiatives and activities would continue in the future. (1 euro = 1.12 U.S. dollars)
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BEIJING Scarpe Uomo Air Max 97 Gold Bianche , Oct. 3 (Xinhua) -- At first sight, they are just cobblers, grocers, delivery men and garbage collectors, nothing special, but in China's nascent people's war on terror, these "men in the street" are on front line Scarpe Uomo Air Max 97 OG GS Bianche , part of what President Xi Jinping called a "wall of copper and iron".
Beijinger Zhao Guoqiang has served his community as a public security volunteer for 14 years, mainly keeping an eye out for burglars, thieves and minor offenders. Lately he has been on the lookout for terrorists.
A people's army to gather intelligence on terrorists is just one of the measures, along with heightened security in subways, rewards for information and armed police patrols, introduced after a series of attacks on civilians that killed dozens in Beijing, Yunnan and Xinjiang.
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According to Liu, security situation is more complicated than 20 years ago because there is now a large unregistered floating population in Beijing.
"I question strangers whenever I meet them," he said. His neighborhood of 3,500 has some 150 vigilantes, most of whom are retired elderly people. When patrolling the community, they wear red waistcoats and armbands.
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If something bad does happen, Beijing has bought them insurance with cover of up to 400,000 yuan (65,000 U.S. dollars), according to Wang Jie, a neighborhood official. The insurance program covers more than 850,000 volunteers.
Mei Jianming Air Max 97 Summit White Uomo Scarpe Nike , director of the counter-terrorism research center at the People's Public Security University of China, believes the masses play an important role in fighting terrorism.
"The key to defeating terrorists lies in early warnings, which require the public to contribute intelligence."
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Beijingers are no strangers to terrorism and have got used to various inconveniences of increased security. Each of the 276 subway stations in Beijing has security checks, with more than 8,000 security inspectors employed.
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