Gerrit Gong, who is Chinese-American, joined a panel called the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles at the start of a twice-annual conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Photo: AP

Gerrit Gong makes Mormon history to become first apostle of Asian ancestry as church signals interest in China

Appointment could be a sign of church’s ambition to establish a stronger foothold in China, a country that currently doesn’t officially recognise the religion

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Gerrit Gong, who is Chinese-American, joined a panel called the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles at the start of a twice-annual conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Photo: AP
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