China's Torched PR

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April 10 2008 2:24 AM

China's Torched PR

The Beijing Olympics are offering the world a nice look at what Chinese State PR looks like.

A good example came yesterday, when Sun Weide, deputy director for communications for the Beijing Organizing Committee, presented this view of how the torch relay is going: "I think the operation of the torch relay has been very smooth and very safe."

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Indeed. Perhaps the relay was sponsored by American Airlines.