He was a brilliant Chinese General who discovered America well before Columbus. Only the changing tides of Chinese government put a stop to his exploration. If they would have only supported him the Chinese would have had an America! … and I could have spoken Chinese! I am so irritated that I was deprived of speaking Chinese natively (or, at this moment, not at all). I guess it's not *so* bad to be limited to English and a tiny bit of French and German, but, to quote Monty Python "There's a hundred billion of them in the world today so you better learn to like them that's what I say" … I want to know Chinese!