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School Collapse Furor Gives Rise to Contrition: Official in China Withdraws From Olympic Relay After Admitting Lax Oversight on Construction

Date: May 30, 2008
Author: Jill Drew
QUOTE: Lin Qiang, vice inspector of the province's educational department, said the buildings might have been able to better withstand the quake's force "if we educational officials hadn't left loopholes for corruption," the government-run New China News Agency reported Thursday. Lin said he had to "reject the honor" of carrying the torch.

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