January 06, 2023
Hong Kong Cardinal, Former Taiwan VP at Papal Funeral, But No China Representative
By Ken Moritsugu and Kanis Leung
The Chinese government did not appear to be sending anyone to Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI's funeral.
May 07, 2022
China-Vatican Relations in the Xi Era
By Wang Linbin
Nearly four years after reaching a provisional arrangement, are the two sides moving closer to a formal agreement on bishop appointments?
October 23, 2020
Vatican, China Extend Bishop Agreement Over US Opposition
By Associated Press
The Vatican renewed a 2018 pact on selecting China-based bishops, despite rising concerns over religious freedom in China.
March 21, 2019
Vatican Renews Overtures to China Ahead of Xi’s Italy Visit
By Nicole Winfield
After a breakthrough in China-Vatican relations, speculation is mounting that Xi will meet Pope Francis this week.
September 21, 2018
What the China-Vatican Deal Means for Taiwan
By Gary Sands
A reported agreement could spell trouble for Taipei -- and China's Catholics.
June 22, 2018
Beijing: ‘China and Vatican Have Been in Effective Contacts’
By Charlotte Gao
Pope Francis expresses high optimism for improving bilateral ties in an interview.
May 04, 2018
China Could Get a Lot More Than We Think from a Deal with the Vatican
By Gabriel Alvarado and Greg Levesque
A possible deal between the Holy See and Beijing could have wide-ranging consequences.
February 01, 2018
Is Taiwan About to Lose Another Diplomatic Ally?
By Shannon Tiezzi
What to make of recent reports that the Vatican has made a breakthrough in relations with Beijing?
December 05, 2017
The Complicated China-Vatican Relationship Moves Forward
By Charlotte Gao
Both sides express willingness to improve bilateral relations despite sporadic unfriendly gestures.
February 10, 2017
China and the Vatican Are a Step Closer to Mending Ties
By Cal Wong
According to a Hong Kong bishop, China and the Holy See have a solution to the major issue keeping them apart.
September 22, 2016
China and the Vatican: Towards a New Era?
By Kevin Hsu
A closer look at a complex relationship amid talk of an impending rapprochement.
October 01, 2015
China and the Pope: It's Complicated
By Bochen Han
Xi Jinping's visit to the US overlapped with Pope Francis' trip. Will the two ever actually meet?
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