Originally created 11/07/97

Questions placement of Jiang article



Perhaps my sense of priorities is out of whack, but I must ask you: Why were the Georgia Bulldogs on the front page of the Sunday, Nov. 2, edition while the story of China's President Jiang Zemin speaking at Harvard University was relegated to page 16?

In response to a bluntly worded question about the massacre at Tiananmen Square he admitted that his government is sometimes guilty of "shortcomings and mistakes." Isn't this (and I quote your article) the closest the Chinese have come to admitting error in connection with the Tiananmen assault which left hundreds, if not thousands, of demonstrators dead?

And the Bulldogs got front page coverage?

Polly Shorall, Augusta