China Strives To Be Understood

One would be surprised at how swiftly China’s tattered image which resulted from the Tibet and Olympics torch relay issues has been on the mend, all thanks to the affable Premier Wen Jiabao. He came across not only as a deeply compassionate and caring individual, but also as a respectable cool-headed leader who knows his priorities, exhibiting superb disaster control and leadership skills at a time of crisis, as is evident in two recent press interviews. As much as his answers to pointed questions were given with a public relations slant, they nonetheless displayed candidness and expressed a deep desire to reach out and connect with people inside and outside of China.

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