"After decades of silence the world is hearing the good news of Christians in China. Today the Chinese Protestant Church is post-denominational and thriving. Hundreds of Churches have reopened and are full of people every Sunday".
"1988 was a special year for the Chinese Church. For the first time since 1948 a Chinese Bishop, the Rev. K.H. Ting, attended the Lambeth Conference and two new bishops [Shen Yi Fan and Sun Yan Lee] were consecrated in the Chinese Protestant Church". "Bishop Shen, now a member of the the Three-Self (self-government, self-support and self-propagation) Patriotic Movement Committee, was an Anglican prior to the Protestant merger in 1958. He graduated from Shanghai's Central Theological Seminary in 1951 and was ordained a priest in 1953".
"`Facts about the Church in China' are taken from an article by Richard Henshaw Jr which appeared in `The Episcopalian'. Stephen Webb of the Christian Conference of Asia, reports on the consecrations in Shanghai."
The Minutes of the meeting of the House held in Montebello, P.Q. on August 28th to 30th 1959, as printed and circulated, were adopted.
(iii) Report on Deceased Members.
The Bishop of Nova Scotia reported, with deep regret, the passing on January 25th, 1960, of the Right Reverend William Charles White, retired Bishop of Honan, China, and the first Bishop of that Diocese. Consecrated in November 30th, 1909 in St. James' Cathedral, Toronto, Bishop White gave his life to the work of the Church overseas. Due to his zeal and perseverance, the way was opened for the consecration of a Chinese priest to succeed him and thereby an indigenous episcopate for the Chung Hwa Sheng Kung Hui was established.