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Harvard Forum Improper

Dissent

By Daniel M. Suleiman

President Jiang should be in America. He should not be at Harvard.

China plays a vital role in the world economy. Jiang rules over more than one billion people. China possesses nuclear capabilities. For these reasons, discourse and negotiation between America and China are necessary. However, given the obvious and justified controversy that must surround a visit from the president of a country with a human rights record as poor as China's, and given the early stage of negotiations, discussion must stay in the public, governmental arena.

President Jiang has the right to speak and to be listened to. He does not deserve the prestigious platform of private Harvard.

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