Three Chinese astronauts walked in space for the first time in Chinese history.  Undoubtedly, one day the Chinese will try to send someone to the moon.  Now would be a good time to remind the Chinese that the United States planted the American flag on lunar soil in 1969.  As such, the moon is American territory, and is an integral part of the sovereign American nation.  Please do not try to meddle in domestic American politics by sending someone to the moon and interfering in our internal affairs.  Thank you.
Wow, I think I was just overwhelmed by a wave of nationalist sentiment.  Please forgive the momentary lapse in reason.

Books by MG EdwardsMG Edwards is a writer of books and stories in the thriller and science fiction-fantasy genres. He also writes travel adventures and children’s books. A former U.S. diplomat, he served in South Korea, Paraguay, and Zambia before leaving the Foreign Service to write full time.

Edwards is author of six books. His memoir, Kilimanjaro: One Man’s Quest to Go Over the Hill, was finalist for the Book of the Year Award and the Global eBook Award. He has published four children’s picture books in the World Adventurers for Kids Series: Alexander the Salamander; Ellie the Elephant; Zoe the Zebra; and a collection featuring all three stories. His book Real Dreams: Thirty Years of Short Stories is an anthology of 15 short stories.

Edwards lives in Taipei, Taiwan with his family. He has also lived in Austria, Singapore and Thailand. For more books or stories by M.G. Edwards, visit his web site at or contact him by e-mail at or on Twitter @m_g_edwards.

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1 Comment

  1. steve's Gravatar steve
    November 7, 2010    

    I totally agree with you. Chinese are always published articles like they are going land on the moon in 15 years, 20 years or so. I think it is time to remind them it is not their territory and shatter their illusion.

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