Shanghai, China 1993
I arrived in Shanghai for the first time on a peasant
boat after a three day journey down the Yangtze River.
It's just staggering to see how this city has
transformed itself from the barren city displayed below
to the glimmering skyline that stands today. It's
incredible to think that this trip came just months
after Deng Xiaoping's infamous 'Southern Tour' when he
unleashed Chinese capitalism.
""Our enemies are innovative and resourceful, and
so are we. They never stop thinking about new ways to harm our country and our
people, and neither do we."
"I want to thank the astronauts who are with us,
the courageous spacial entrepreneurs who set such a wonderful example for the
young of our country."
"Had we to do it over again, we would look at the
consequences of catastrophic success, being so successful so fast that an enemy
that should have surrendered or been done in escaped and lived to fight another