Taiwanese monk who met three Chinese presidents and championed reunification dies

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Hsing Yun, 95, died at a temple in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, a day after undergoing dialysis. Read more at straitstimes.com.

BEIJING - China lost one of its greatest champions for reunification when Taiwan’s top Buddhist monk Hsing Yun died on Sunday.

It is rare for religious leaders to meet a Chinese president, but Hsing Yun met three: incumbent President Xi Jinping, his immediate predecessor Hu Jintao and Jiang Zemin who preceded Mr Hu and died last year. In 2008, after riots broke out in Tibet months before Beijing hosted the Summer Olympics, Hsing Yun said in an interview that China should reach out to the Dalai Lama, the Himalayan region’s exiled spiritual leader, and “turn a foe into a friend”.

The two men, both natives of Jiangsu, first met in Hong Kong in April 1989, two months before the Chinese military crushed the pro-democracy protests. Mr Xu feted Hsing Yun, who out of courtesy extended an invitation to Mr Xu to visit Taiwan or his temple in the United States. “Some people say I’m a political monk. If I did not give refuge to Xu Jiatun, that would be political “ to avoid incurring Beijing’s wrath, Hsing Yun said in a 2009 interview.“Giving sanctuary to Xu Jiatun was Buddhist compassion. I did nothing wrong,” the abbot added.


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