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Wang Dan on humour: Taiwan’s Ma Ying-jeou better than China’s Hu Jintao


Wang Dan

Ming Pao says, according to Taiwan’s BCC News Network, “June 4 student leader Wang Dan said that Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou often tells some bad jokes, but is at least better than Mainland Chinese leader Hu Jintao, who never tells any joke.”

Wang Dan is now a guest assistant professor at Taiwan’s Tsinghua University. He will live in the dormitory for male students in the University for a semester. Recently, he gave a speech on the personalities required for future political leaders at the saloon of the dormitory, and attracted quite a large audience of the teachers and students there.

Wang said, from his years of experience in contacting politicians in various countries, he has summed up six common personalities in leaders: the ability to promptly grasp opportunities found; a broad-mind that dare to shoulder responsibility; the temperament like American President Obama to be close to the people; courage to face failure; enriched daily life and a sense of humour.

Wang thinks that the lack of sense of humour in most Taiwanese politicians makes it difficult for them to be close to the people. Mainland Chinese leaders or politicians are quite grave with no sense of humour at all, let alone enriched daily life.

Wang reveals that there are only three to four books of revolutionary propaganda in Hu Jintao’s study. Future leader Xi Jiping is a little better, in often swimming to keep fit.

Wang believes that in order to foster leader’s personalities , one should have more sport to keep fit and an international perspective. He suggests that there should be more fitness activities and courses related to the world in Taiwan’ college education, so as to foster students sense of responsibility and strength of leadership.

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Author of the book "Tiananmen's Tremendous Achievements" about how with the help of Tiananmen Protests, talented scholars with moral integrity seized power in the Party and state and brought prosperity to China. The second edition of the book will be published within a few days to mark the 25th anniversary of Tiananmen Protests All the parts in the first edition remain in the second edition with a few changes due to information available later and better understanding. There are also some changes for improvements of style. The new parts are Chapters 12-19 on events in China after the first edition was published: The fierce power struggle for succession between reformists and conservatives; Xi Jinping winning all elders’ support during his mysterious disappearance for 2 weeks in early September, 2012; and Xi Jinping Cyclone. Chan Kai Yee's new book: SPACE ERA STRATEGY: The Way China Beats The US An eye-opening book that tells the truth how the US is losing to China. The US is losing as it adopts the outdated strategy of Air-Sea Battle while China adopts the space era strategy to pursue integrated space and air capabilities: It is losing due to its diplomacy that has given rise to Russian-Chinese alliance. US outdated strategy has enabled China to catch up and surpass the US in key weapons: Hypersonic weapons (HGV) that Pentagon regards as the weapon that will dominate the world in the future. Aerospaceplane in China’s development of space-air bomber that can engage enemy anywhere in the world within an hour and destroy an entire aircraft carrier battle group within minutes. Anti-satellite (ASAT) weapons, anti-ASAT weapons, stealth aircrafts, drones, AEW&C, etc. The book gives detailed descriptions of China’s weapon development based on information mainly from Chinese sources that the author monitors closely. U.S. Must Not Be Beaten by China! China is not a democracy. Its political system cannot prevent the emergence of a despotic leader or stop such a leader when he begins to bring disasters to people. A few decades ago, Mao Zedong, the worst tyrant in world history did emerge and bring disasters to Chinese people. He wanted to fight a nuclear war to replace capitalism with communism but could not bring nuclear holocaust to world people as China was too weak and poor at that time. If a despot like Mao Zedong emerges when China has surpassed the US in military strength, world people will suffer the misery experienced by Chinese people in Mao era. China surpassing the US in GDP is not something to worry about as China has the heavy burden to satisfy its huge population, but China surpassing the US in military strength will be world people’s greatest concern if China remains an autocracy. US people are of much better quality than Chinese people. What they lack is a wise leader to adopt the correct strategy and diplomacy and the creative ways to use its resources in developing its military capabilities. I hope that with the emergence of a great leader, the US can put an end to its decline and remain number one in the world. China, US, space era strategy, air-sea battle, space-air bomber, arms race, weapon development, chan kai yee

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