Bishop James Walsh (second from left) at Mother Maryknoll Hospital. Picture: SCMP

US-China relations in the 1950s: how American bishop became political pawn

James Edward Walsh, was arrested in Shanghai in 1958 and sentenced to 20 years’ imprisonment for ‘plotting to overthrow the new China’. His early release was seen as a ‘significant step in the thawing of Sino-US relations’

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Bishop James Walsh (second from left) at Mother Maryknoll Hospital. Picture: SCMP
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