It is hard to overstate the importance of Tiananmen
Square as the preeminent Chinese landmark. It is
the symbolic "center" of China where everyone from Mao
Zedong to Wuerkaixi have taken a stand in the name of
China. Today, it is far less political.
Throngs of tourists visit the square while locals come
to fly kites and play with their kids.
""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