Hollywood has long had a weak spot for renegade computer hackers. In the 1983 film "War Games," a teenage whiz breaks into military data networks and almost sets off World War III. In "The Matrix," the 1999 blockbuster, a rebellious programmer fights for humanity against soulless machines. And in this year's model, the hero of "Inception" hacks into, and manipulates, people's dreams.
"Tzu-Ch'in said to Tzu-Kung: …Our Master gets things (done) by being cordial, frank, courteous, temperate, deferential. That is our…way." But did Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao live up to that standard, as conveyed in the Analects of Confucius, on his recent visit to India?