There are several Catholic churches; one of which I attended near our school in Jinan. Freedom of religion is respected in China though regulated because you can’t proselytize. That’s refreshing given the spectre of Terry Jones, Sharia law, and other religious bigotry. China lost 30 million people in the Taiping Rebellion led by a man who thought he was the brother of Jesus at the same time the US was settling the issue of slavery in our own Civil War. I guess the Gov’t of China has enough sense to regulate religious bigotry as a sad anachronism of human history. It’s not Communism, just progressive sense.
And yet, for some reason, Catholics fear Progressivism. Baffling. Terry Jones vs. 80 million dead in the Cultural Revolution. That’s a serious gnat/camel inversion ratio right there.