A new statue outside the South Cathedral. Ricci was a Jesuit priest, who came to China in the 16th century. He and his fellow Jesuits got in trouble because they tried to learn about and adopt the local culture so well. Rome at the time didn’t like that.
Have you been to the tomb of Matteo Ricci in Beijing? here os my visit ti the tomb. Sorry in German- http://bambooblog.de/2014/03/05/peking-abseits-der-touristenpfade-das-grab-des-matteo-ricci/
I’ll go there. I didn’t know it was there. Thanks!