If you can improve the wealth in China, if you can increase the wealth in China—and what is going on in southern China right now is nothing less than a revolution, with much greater impact than the Cultural Revolution. And it will forever change that country. And China is so large; people do not realize the Chinese economy, I think, is $2.4 trillion and the Japanese economy is $2.6 million. China is about to become the second largest economy in the world. And it is growing in double digits, I think. It is just an absolutely incredible rate. They certainly have not had a political democratic revolution in China yet. But it is certain to happen. And the economic revolution that precedes it will do more to end human suffering than democratic revolution that succeeds it ever will.
— Larry Ellison in 1995