In 1955, Qian Xuesen, a rising star scientist at Caltech, who later would become the father of China’s space program, was deported by the United States on the charge of being a Communist. Before boarding the President Cleveland for Hong Kong, Qian told a crowd of reporters at the Los Angeles harbor, “I plan to do my best to help the Chinese people build up the nation to where they can live with dignity and happiness.” In 1991, when receiving his friend and former Caltech colleague, Frank Marble, in Beijing, Qian said quietly, bewilderingly and apologetically to his visitor, “You know, Frank, we’ve done a lot for China. People have enough food. They are working and progress is being made. But Frank, they are not happy.”1
KeywordsChinese People Moral Sentiment National People Socialist Modernization Modern Economic Theory
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