China’s P.R. shooting itself in the foot?

Despite many good intentions, China is having a rough time with their pre-Olympic P.R. This China-friendly foreign journalist neatly outlines the perceived mixed-messages caused by inadvertent and deliberate pre-Olympic actions of Beijing:

  “I am a Friend of the Chinese People! And … I want to have a good time when the Games begin. But … I’m puzzled by a series of deliberate and inadvertent decisions that, if you didn’t know better, you might think were designed to turn the whole spectacle into a source of friction rather than pride for China.

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