China, Vatican
Under Guoanbu auspices, Beijing and Vatican seek diplomatic compromise

Cardinal Pietro Parolin (right) met the Bishop of Shanghai, Joseph Shen Bin, in Rome on 21 May 2024.
Cardinal Pietro Parolin (right) met the Bishop of Shanghai, Joseph Shen Bin, in Rome on 21 May 2024. © Alessia Giuliani/Catholic Press Photo/IPA Agency/MaxPPP
While the Vatican wants China to help resolve the Ukrainian conflict, Xi Jinping would like to reopen negotiations on diplomatic recognition, which would be a major strategic success for the Communist Party. [...]
Published on 05.06.2024 at 04:00 GMT Reading time 2 minutes

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