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Practitioners of Qigong in China, having been suppressed by the government for using their self-proclaimed supernatural spiritual powers to cure disease, among other things, have made a comeback. Some now minister to an elite clientele drawn from politics, entertainment, and business. Qigong master Wang Lin, who has become a multimillionaire, fled to Hong Kong not long ago, accused of swindling, illegal medical practice, illegal gun ownership, and bribery. Legitimate Qigong practitioners in China and the United States consider Wang Lin and others like him to be frauds. (Global Times, 8/19/13) [IT 5.1 2014]