Turn Up the Radio in Asia

Contrary to the author's opinion in ``Radio Free Asia: Costly, Counterproductive,'' Sept. 13, a well-balanced Radio Free Asia would be a bargain at $10 million a year. During the ``nonexistent'' Tiananmen incident, I was at a university in Nanjing. We could have used a truthful source of information in those terrible days after the June 4, 1989, incident. My greatest pain came with the realization that the majority of Chinese would never know the truth. But as China grows, the government will not welcome the infringement on its sovereignty imposed by another radio broadcast. Competing ``truths'' are not in the government's best interest. Ling-may Lin, Midland, Texas

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