The media friendly Cardinal was well known in China's public eye, for constantly talking about the Catholic Church in communist China. He was also known for his work in inter-religious dialogue.
The Bishop emeritus of Kaohsiung was ordained a priest back in 1955. Years later in 1998, John Paul II made him a Cardinal.
With his death, the number of cardinals drops to 207. From those, 118 are currently eligible to vote in case of a conclave.