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'Underground' Catholics pose challenge for Pope's hopes of better relations with China

BEIJING/HONG KONG: Every winter Sunday in the Chinese village of Youtong, hundreds of Catholic faithful brave subzero temperatures to meet in a makeshift, tin-roofed church. Tucked away in a back alley in a rural area of Hebei, the province with China’s biggest Catholic community, the gatherings are tolerated – but are illegal in the eyes… Read More »

Norway and China restart diplomatic relations after row over Nobel peace prize

OSLO: Norway and China announced a normalisation of diplomatic and political relations on Monday, which had been frozen since the 2010 award of the Nobel Peace Prize to dissident Liu Xiaobo, the Norwegian foreign ministry said in a statement. The two countries will immediately resume negotiations on a free-trade deal, Norwegian Foreign Minister Boerge Brende… Read More »