OCCUPATION: Bishop of Hong Kong
NUMBER OF TIME COVERS: 0
PREVIOUS APPEARANCES ON THE TIME 100: 0
PRO: A pro-democracy campaigner and human rights activist who speaks his mind freely and effectively. That has made him a political force and something of a celebrity in Hong Kong -- not to mention a thorn in the Chinese government's side.
CON: But can he talk to his adversaries? The state-run Chinese Catholic Patriotic Association characterized his ascension to cardinal last year as a "hostile act" on the part of the Vatican; and some Chinese officials say Cardinal Zen is the main reason they can't get along with the Holy See.
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