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Hong Kong Cardinal Joseph Zen arrives to attend a meeting of cardinals summoned by Pope Benedict XVI for a day of reflection at the Vatican, Friday, Nov. 19, 2010, the day before a ceremony to create 24 new cardinals. The top agenda, religious freedom, grew remarkably timely given China's planned ordination Saturday of a bishop who doesn't have the Pope's approval. The Vatican warned China that efforts at reconciliation would be set back if bishops loyal to the pope were forced to attend the ordination. The Vatican said such actions would constitute "grave violations of freedom of religion and freedom of conscience.'' (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

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Westminster archbishop emeritus Cormac Murphy O'Connor, right, pauses in the doorway in rain as he arrives for a meeting of cardinals summoned by Pope Benedict XVI for a day of reflection at the Vatican, Friday, Nov. 19, 2010, the day before a ceremony to create 24 new cardinals. The top agenda, religious freedom, grew remarkably timely given China's planned ordination Saturday of a bishop who doesn't have the Pope's approval. The Vatican warned China that efforts at reconciliation would be set back if bishops loyal to the pope were forced to attend the ordination. The Vatican said such actions would constitute "grave violations of freedom of religion and freedom of conscience.'' (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

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Cardinals take shelter from the rain as they leave a meeting for a day of reflection at the Vatican, Friday, Nov. 19, 2010. Pope Benedict XVI summoned cardinals the day before a ceremony to create 24 new cardinals. The top agenda, religious freedom, grew remarkably timely given China's planned ordination Saturday of a bishop who doesn't have the Pope's approval. The Vatican warned China that efforts at reconciliation would be set back if bishops loyal to the pope were forced to attend the ordination. The Vatican said such actions would constitute "grave violations of freedom of religion and freedom of conscience.'' (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

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Cardinals take shelter from the rain as they leave a meeting for a day of reflection at the Vatican, Friday, Nov. 19, 2010. Pope Benedict XVI summoned cardinals the day before a ceremony to create 24 new cardinals. The top agenda, religious freedom, grew remarkably timely given China's planned ordination Saturday of a bishop who doesn't have the Pope's approval. The Vatican warned China that efforts at reconciliation would be set back if bishops loyal to the pope were forced to attend the ordination. The Vatican said such actions would constitute "grave violations of freedom of religion and freedom of conscience.'' (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

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Cardinal Jose da Cruz Policarpo, of Portugal, left, sips his coffee as Archbishop Gianfranco Ravasi, right, watches during a break in a meeting of cardinals summoned by Pope Benedict XVI for a day of reflection at the Vatican, Friday, Nov. 19, 2010, the day before a ceremony to create 24 new cardinals. The top agenda, religious freedom, grew remarkably timely given China's planned ordination Saturday of a bishop who doesn't have the Pope's approval. The Vatican warned China that efforts at reconciliation would be set back if bishops loyal to the pope were forced to attend the ordination. The Vatican said such actions would constitute "grave violations of freedom of religion and freedom of conscience.'' Ravasi is one of the 24 prelates that will be elevated to cardinal on Saturday. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

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Hong Kong Cardinal Joseph Zen leaves a meeting of cardinals with Pope Benedict XVI for a day of reflection at the Vatican, Friday, Nov. 19, 2010, the day before a ceremony to create 24 new cardinals. The top agenda, religious freedom, grew remarkably timely given China's planned ordination Saturday of a bishop who doesn't have the Pope's approval. The Vatican warned China that efforts at reconciliation would be set back if bishops loyal to the pope were forced to attend the ordination. The Vatican said such actions would constitute "grave violations of freedom of religion and freedom of conscience.'' (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

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Pope Benedict XVI delivers his message to cardinals he summoned for a day of reflection at the Vatican, Friday, Nov. 19, 2010, the day before a ceremony to create 24 new cardinals. The top agenda, religious freedom, grew remarkably timely given China's planned ordination Saturday of a bishop who doesn't have the Pope's approval. The Vatican warned China that efforts at reconciliation would be set back if bishops loyal to the pope were forced to attend the ordination. The Vatican said such actions would constitute "grave violations of freedom of religion and freedom of conscience.'' (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

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Pope Benedict XVI delivers his message to cardinals he summoned for a day of reflection at the Vatican, Friday, Nov. 19, 2010, the day before a ceremony to create 24 new cardinals. The top agenda, religious freedom, grew remarkably timely given China's planned ordination Saturday of a bishop who doesn't have the Pope's approval. The Vatican warned China that efforts at reconciliation would be set back if bishops loyal to the pope were forced to attend the ordination. The Vatican said such actions would constitute "grave violations of freedom of religion and freedom of conscience.'' (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

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Archbishop of Washington Cardinal-designate Donald W. Wuerl, top left, listens as Pope Benedict XVI delivers his message to cardinals he summoned for a day of reflection at the Vatican, Friday, Nov. 19, 2010, the day before a ceremony to create 24 new cardinals. The top agenda, religious freedom, grew remarkably timely given China's planned ordination Saturday of a bishop who doesn't have the Pope's approval. The Vatican warned China that efforts at reconciliation would be set back if bishops loyal to the pope were forced to attend the ordination. The Vatican said such actions would constitute "grave violations of freedom of religion and freedom of conscience.'' (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

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A cardinal listens as Pope Benedict XVI, not seen, delivers his message to cardinals he summoned for a day of reflection at the Vatican, Friday, Nov. 19, 2010, the day before a ceremony to create 24 new cardinals. The top agenda, religious freedom, grew remarkably timely given China's planned ordination Saturday of a bishop who doesn't have the Pope's approval. The Vatican warned China that efforts at reconciliation would be set back if bishops loyal to the pope were forced to attend the ordination. The Vatican said such actions would constitute "grave violations of freedom of religion and freedom of conscience.'' (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

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Political wives have been viewed suspiciously in China ever since Jiang Qing (seen here), the widow of Mao Zedong, promoted his most radical policies, took part in purging opponents and ultimately made a grab for power. She was arrested and imprisoned after his death in 1976. (Associated Press)

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Peng Liyuan, wife of Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping, seen here performing in Luoyang, China, in April 2007, is beloved by millions in China, but it's widely expected she will keep fading from public view as Mr. Xi's political star continues to rise. (Associated Press)

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Artwork in China says, "My father is Li Gang," a high-ranking police officer. A drunken hit-and-run driver reportedly yelled that at witnesses who stopped his car. (Associated Press)

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French President Nicolas Sarkozy welcomes Chinese President Hu Jintao at the Orly airport, south of Paris, on Thursday. The three-day state visit by Mr. Hu marks a dramatic turnaround from the tense ties of two years ago, when Mr. Sarkozy threatened to boycott the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympics out of anger about China's treatment of Tibet. (Associated Press)

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FILE - In this March 7, 2009 file photo, Chinese film director Jia Zhangke speaks during a press conference of his new film titled "24 City" in Shanghai, China. The Golden Lion-winning Chinese director best known for portraying working-class struggles on Saturday, Oct. 30, 2010 defended his decision to try his hand at commercial cinema as he prepares to make his first kung fu epic. (AP Photo/File)

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In this Monday, Oct. 25, 2010 photo, six pandas selected for display at the upcoming Asian Games eat a meal at the Wolong China Pandas Protection and Research Center at Bifengxia base in Ya'an in southwestern China's Sichuan province. China's panda population is booming this year thanks to a record number of births in captivity, a rare accomplishment for the endangered species known for being poor breeders. (AP Photo)

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Two driverless vehicles, in orange, equipped with laser scanners and cameras that work in concert to detect and help avoid obstacles, travel on the Shanghai Expo site to attend the official celebration of their arrival Thursday Oct. 28, 2010 in Shanghai, China. A team of Italian engineers launched what has been billed as the longest-ever test drive of driverless vehicles: a 13,000-kilometer (8,000-mile), three-month road trip from Italy to China. (AP Photo)

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**FILE** In this photo from Sept. 29, 2010, a worker moves piles of brass tubes at a factory in Zhuji, in east China's Zhejiang province. (Associated Press)

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Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping, here in 2007, has been promoted to a key position in the Communist Party's military commission, indicating that he will succeed President Hu Jintao. (Associated Press)

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Novak Djokovic of Serbia greets spectators as he defeats Richard Gasquet of France in his men's singles round three match of the Shanghai Masters tennis tournament in Shanghai, China, Thursday, Oct. 14, 2010. Djokovic won 6-1, 6-1. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)