China’s Moment: Referendum on a Nation

Geoge Vecsey writes in the New York Times:

May the algae vanish. May the hot Gobi sands desist. May the noxious air take a holiday. May peace settle over Beijing.

Times journalists and special contributors explore the Olympics in Beijing and on the Web from every angle — the politics, the culture and the competition.

On the only planet we have, it would seem to be in everybody’s best interests that China produce a successful Summer Games. As an Olympic host for the first time, China wants to be seen as capable and friendly, more than the source of inexpensive goods for the First World, more than an emerging consumer of oil and air and water. China is a player.


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