At the Christmas day, 1979, dinner held in Chengdu,- the capital of Sichuan province, to honor visiting delegates of the Italian-Chinese Institute for Economic and Cultural Relations there were two Chinese Catholic bishops present. One was Li Hsiting, whose name does not appear in the official Annuario Pontificio, Bishop Li was elected to the Chengdu post in 1958 by the Catholic Patriotic Association without approval of the Holy See. The other bishop was Mathew Tuan In-min of Wanxian, a city along the Yangtze River some three hundred miles from Chengdu. Tuan, appointed by Pius XII, has been a bishop for thirty years now. At seventy-two he is the only surviving legitimate bishop in Sichuan province.