Economic Openness and Religious Repression: The Paradox of China - Cardinal Joseph Zen by actoninstitute published on 2014/05/07 14:54:46 +0000 On April 29, 2014, the Acton Institute held the first of five conferences in a series entitled One and Indivisible? The Relationship Between Religious and Economic Freedom. The theme of this first conference, held in Rome, Italy, was Faith, State, and the Economy: Perspectives From East And West. One of the distinguished panelists for the day was Cardinal Joseph Zen, the Bishop emeritus of Hong Kong. His remarks were entitled Economic Openness and Religious Repression: The Paradox of China.