Giant on the move
China’s Communist Party rarely admits mistakes, but Wen got kudos for facing up to his.
Wen, a trained geologist, mixed up his rock types while giving feedback to a Beijing middle school teacher, who had failed to encourage a student while Wen was sitting in on some classes this weekend.
Xinhua included the mistake when quoting his remarks.
Wen corrected the error and issued a public apology via Xinhua — giving new meaning to the term “official correction.”