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Opinion: The exclusion of the Dalai Lama from an interfaith meeting in Assisi threatens to undermine the Vatican’s moral rights as well as China’s

3 weeks ago
Sky Canaves
The Vatican clearly calculates that the prize of a thriving unified church in the potentially huge growth market of China (where most Christianity now is Protestant) is worth a few snubs to a man who is, after all, the leader of a rival religion," writes the author. "But this policy diminishes the moral authority of both parties."
By Sky Canaves
Sky Canaves previously reported for The Wall Street Journal in Beijing and Hong Kong, where she covered media, culture, social issues, and legal affairs, and served as the founding editor and lead writer of the WSJ’s China Real Time site. Prior to becoming a journalist, Sky worked in the China corporate law practice of Baker & McKenzie, and she has also taught journalism and media law at the University of Hong Kong. She speaks Mandarin and has accumulated more than a decade's experience living, studying and working in China.