The country of China has become an institution. I do not intend to go into why this is so.
I am convinced that she is responding to the West.
But she is now fascinating us by doing things that we have already done, though not on quite as large a scale as her.
I do not believe there is any jealousy or pride in these feats.
But if with her own space programme she goes to the moon in person, will we praise her for landing the first woman on the moon?
Will we turn discovery into a gender war?
Thanks my China, but no thanks: I will not be going on your pleasure ride to the moon; even if you pay me.