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Notes on the Geography of China: Shantou (Swatow): Photo 45

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We'll take a quick walk through the modern city, beginning with the Catholic cathedral, completed in 1999. The proportions are bizarre, but less so than the politics of the place, which has two bishops, one approved by the Vatican and the other ordained in 2011 by the government-controlled Chinese Catholic Patriotic Association.

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