How Will China Respond?

Congratulations to the people of China [June 2]. Their response to the recent earthquake has shown them at their compassionate and open best. China is indeed coming of age, and it's not about the Olympic Games. It's about valuing individual human lives. The contrast with Burma's reaction to its recent cyclone is staggering. This is no reflection on the Burmese people, but a disgraceful reproach to the rulers who cling to power at whatever price, even the sacrifice of their own citizens.

The grassroots heroism in the wake of the earthquake was...

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