From Asia Times (link):
Spring has sprung in the Northern Hemisphere, yet a wintry chill has fallen over the relationship between China and the Vatican since the appointment of Joseph Zen as cardinal of Hong Kong. Still, there are spring-like signs of hope, developments and budding breakthroughs as both sides in recent days have expressed their willingness to come to an early agreement for the normalization of ties.
In Beijing, people who have been following the Vatican issue for the past few years are shaking their heads. They feel frustrated once again at the new setback in their effort to normalize ties with the Holy See.