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Hong Kong Buddhists Told To Avoid Politics
Monday, 17-May-2004 12:31AM United Press International
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HONG KONG, May 17 (UPI) -- Hong Kong's top Buddhist leader has asked the public to "be content" and stop pushing for democratic reforms or challenging the government.

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Sik Kok Kwong, president of the Hong Kong Buddhist Association, asked people not to participate in a planned pro-democracy demonstration on July 1. He said that social harmony was more important than universal suffrage, in an interview with the South China Morning Post published Monday.

The 85-year-old monk said that Buddhists should not participate in politics. His association represents about 800,000 Buddhists in Hong Kong. The Buddhist community runs 20 primary and secondary schools, a hospital, and a number of charity organizations.

Buddhist leaders have developed close ties with Beijing and pro-China leaders, leading to the recognition of Buddha's birthday as a public holiday in Hong Kong after the territory's return to Chinese rule.

By contrast, some Christian leaders, especially Catholic Bishop Joseph Zen, have been outspoken critics of China on democracy and human rights.

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