Give Beijing A Chance
Simon Elegant's article on the eve of one of China's greatest moments — "An Olympic-Sized Security Blanket" — misrepresented the mood in Beijing as the Games got under way [Aug. 18]. Though ordinary life for some residents has been disrupted, most of them are proud of the fact that the Olympic Games are finally being hosted here in their home city and hope that the event will be remembered as one of the most successful and safe in history. I can imagine foreigners reading this piece and fearing our capital as an...

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