Sloppy Language

"[W]hen members of congress pilloried executives of Yahoo, Google, Microsoft and Cisco Systems at a hearing about their China operations on Wednesday, there were three important people who couldn't attend."

The way this is written, it is unclear which took place on Wednesday: the China operations or the hearing?

It would have been clearer to replace "on Wednesday" with "at a hearing on Wednesday."

China's Cyberdissidents and the Yahoos at Yahoo [NYT]

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