China is a great nation,
and we should hope for the continued expansion.
But ladies and gentlemen,
their problems are immense,
and they lack much of what we have.
We have the best universities in the world.
We have a legal system that is open and fair.
We have the most agile venture capital system in the world.
We lead the world in innovation and technology.
all for a simple basic reason.
Steve Jobs, speaking at Stanford, was asked by a young man,
how can I be more like you?
how can I become like you?
And Jobs famously answered: think different.
You CANNOT think different in a nation where you cannot breath free.
You CANNOT think different in a nation where you aren’t able to challenge orthodoxy,
because change only comes from challenging orthodoxy.