Question：Mr. President， I'm sure millions of Chinese people are watching this program now. I wonder if you would like to say a few words to them first. //
Answer： Well， I do have an opening statement. But first let me thank you for this unique opportunity. It's a great honor for me to be the first American president to speak to the Chinese people in a live broadcast. // And I feel as if I were talking to old friend，who， while out of sight， have never， never been out of heart and mind.// fourteen years ago， Barbara and I came to your beautiful land when I was， as you said， Chief of the United States Liaison Office，And for us， returning to Beijing is a homecoming.// Our work here was a source of great personal satisfaction， a happy challenging time in our lives. And we actually went to church here， and indeed our daughter was baptized in our faith here. And we rode bicy cles down the hutungs of Beijing， and Came to have a general feeling of affection for the Chinese people.