China sincere in improving ties with Vatican

Beijing, Oct 21 (IANS) China is sincere in its aim to improve ties with the Vatican and is making considerable efforts in this regard, a foreign ministry spokesperson said on Friday.

Spokesperson Hua Chunying made the remarks while responding to a question at a daily news briefing, Xinhua news agency reported.

Representatives from the Vatican and China are expected to meet in Rome before the end of the month in an effort to finalise a deal on the ordination of bishops in the country.

Hua said China and the Vatican have effective channels for dialogue.

“We are willing to make joint efforts with the Vatican to meet each other half way and keep improving bilateral ties with constructive dialogue,” she said.