"Chinese astronaut, wish you all success. Come back to the Earth Safely."
--Vijay Anand, from India
"As an American, but more importantly as a human being, I wish all of the hard-working engineers, scientists, and taikonauts in China, as well as the Chinese people, the best of success in your efforts to push mankind's frontier. It helps us all, and if it makes you proud, that is fine too. Good skill and good fortune to you."
"I just wanted to send my best regards to the people of China for their achievement of
sending a man into space. And congratulations as well to Yang Liwei's courageous
--Michael Evanston, an American living in Japan
"Congratulations with the success of the first manned spaceflight in China. I watched the launch on television in my hometown Amsterdam, capital of the Netherlands. I am a spaceflight collector since 1958 and my house is a complete museum of space history. It will be a very great honor to include a singed photograph of your first cosmonaut in my collection. The historic name of Cosmonaut Yang Liwei will be written in our history books as a first Chinese step to enter Space."
-- Henk Stroo, from the Netherlands
(China.org.cn October 17, 2003)