Retired Hong Kong cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun recently met and delivered a letter to Pope Francis expressing his concerns about Beijing’s suppression of Catholics. Photo: AFP

Beijing has made ‘relentless efforts’ to improve ties with Vatican

Foreign ministry says communication has been ‘smooth and effective’ after report that accord on appointment of bishops could be signed in a few months

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Retired Hong Kong cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun recently met and delivered a letter to Pope Francis expressing his concerns about Beijing’s suppression of Catholics. Photo: AFP
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Phila Siu

Phila Siu

Phila Siu, also known as Bobby, has been a journalist since 2009. He has reported on human rights, security, politics, and society in Hong Kong, mainland China and Southeast Asia. He holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from Hong Kong Baptist University and a human rights law master's degree from the University of Hong Kong.

Mimi Lau

Mimi Lau

Mimi Lau covers human rights, religion and civil society in China. She spent seven years in southern China as the Post's Guangzhou Correspondent before returning to Hong Kong in 2017. Today, Mimi continues to pursue stories across the country, monitoring and reporting on key political and civil issues. She has won numerous awards for her work.