Thursday, October 16, 2003
I am afraid that I will have to disappoint you, since I have not much to say about the space flight. Apparently, Jiang has taken a lot of the credit for the flight, but the weird thing is that he was absent at both the launch site and the space command center. As the Chairman of the Central Military Commission, he had a perfect right to it. The speculation is that this might signify his retirement in the near future. But no one really knows.