He (Simpson) said we still needed to maintain relations with China. His point was simple. Progress in China would only happen with communication between our countries, student and cultural changes, etc.. Despite what happened, putting the wall back up would solve nothing. As long as our citizens could interact with China's, there would be hope for a better future. Sometimes you have to compromise a little now, to make bigger gains later. Senator Simpson, who remains a valued friend, was right. That said, I'm totally dedicated to our First Amendment. I really think China will get there some day. Just not on our timetable.