Foreign Relations of the Holy See

Vatican positive on Beijing's reaction, but much to solve

Beijing's reaction to the Holy See's efforts to re-establish diplomatic ties is 'positive', but outstanding issues still need to be resolved through negotiations, which are at an early stage, a Vatican official said yesterday.

Tuesday, 4 April, 2006, 12:00am

Taiwanese 'hurt' by Zen's remarks

Cardinal undiplomatic, says Taipei's Vatican envoy

Hong Kong Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun's repeated remarks about Sino-Vatican relations had upset Taiwan's people, Taipei's envoy to the Holy See said yesterday.

24 Mar 2006 - 12:00am


Diplomatic recognition

The article headlined 'How Beijing is boosting French prestige' (January 26) is incorrect in saying that about 40 years ago France became the first major western country to recognise the communist Chinese government.

30 Jan 2004 - 12:00am

Envoy on study mission, Vatican insists

The Vatican confirmed last night it had posted an unofficial envoy to Hong Kong despite its lack of ties with Beijing, but said he was on a 'study mission'.

13 Aug 1999 - 12:00am

Vatican's unofficial envoy in SAR revealed

The Pope has maintained an unofficial envoy in Hong Kong since the handover despite the Vatican's lack of relations with Beijing, a move that has surprised diplomats and officials.

12 Aug 1999 - 12:00am