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Xi Jinping’s gift to Pope Francis marks another step forward in improving ties between China and the Vatican

3 weeks ago
Sky Canaves
he pope said discussions on restoring ties were slowly progressing in a positive direction, and analysts said the gift-giving gesture showed that relations, which were severed in 1951, had reached a new peak.
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.