Qigong master under probe over illegal medical practice

2013-07-29 03:51:00 GMT2013-07-29 11:51:00(Beijing Time)  SINA English

By Jia Xiaoguang, Sina English

In what appears to be a latest case of scam busting, the flamboyant ‘Qigong’ master Wang Lin will soon see his self-vaunted supernatural power grilled as an investigation into his suspected illegal medical practice is well underway, according to a report by Beijing News on July 29.

Head of the publicity department of the county Party committee of Luxi, Wang’s hometown in eastern Jiangxi Province, told the journalist in a telephone interview last night that further probe is still in process as there is now no sufficient evidence to make an immediate arrest.

Wang’s self-claimed paranormal abilities and high-profile friends roster have hit the headlines over the past week, although most of the coverages treat him as a pompous, money-worshiping swindler.

The official China Central Television put on a feature program last night to muckrake Wang, describing him as a “bragger and liar” whose only aim is to “accumulate wealth”.

The report by Beijing News revealed that Wang has purportedly treated as many as fifty thousand patients using his enigmatic therapies, including former Indonesia president Suharto whose stones in three parts of his body were said to be removed by Wang in merely seven minutes.

The claim was however questioned by some official of the county’s health bureau who said that Wang has no registered license for medical practice.

Wang always charges a sky-high fee for his treatment, according to some informed source, who recalled once a patient was charged 15 million yuan of payment in advance.

The health bureau will hash out the disposal of Wang over his suspected illegal medical practice, said its deputy head to Beijing News.

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