A Buddhist temple on the outskirts of Beijing uses a robot monk to connect to tourists as well as practicing Buddhists. He can talk and even perform chants.
Both men have been accused of inciting violence against the country's Muslim minority. Myanmar's most prominent nationalist monk, Wirathu, was once dubbed the "Buddhist Bin Laden."
High in the Indian Himalayas, a Buddhist monk dedicates himself to giving orphans and neglected children a better life. Lobsang Phuntsok set up an orphanage with a poetic name – “Garden of Love and Empathy.”
China wants to base its future economic growth on highly developed automated systems in the workplace. DW's Frank Sieren says that although this is an important strategic step globally, it poses great risks domestically.
Exile groups have accused China of destroying Tibet's largest center for Tibetan Buddhist learning. Videos and images on social media showing complete devastation of the complex appear to support their claim.
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