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China: To hell with the Vatican

Simon at Simon World looks at the Chinese government's decision this week to spurn the Vatican and appoint their own Bishops:

“Naturally, this debate boils right down to control over Chinese civil society, and whether the Chinese government will tolerate any form of civil pluralism or alternate authority hierarchies in the country, or whether the corporatist model it has adopted will dominate social and even religious life in China, in all its aspects, for the forseeable future.”

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