Singapore founding father says Xi Jinping is in Mandela's class

2013-08-08 02:07:37 GMT2013-08-08 10:07:37(Beijing Time)

The founding father of Singapore, Lee Kuan Yew, compares Xi Jinping to Nelson Mandela in his new book.

Lee, who will turn 90 years old next month, said of the Chinese president: “He struck me as a man of great breadth. I would put him in the Nelson Mandela class of persons.”

The former prime minister’s book, released yesterday, is titled One Man’s View of the World. Many attribute Singapore’s economic success to Lee’s strict oversight.

Editor: Yu Runze
Add Comment
Please read our Terms of Service. Messages that harass, abuse or threaten others; have obscene or otherwise objectionable content; have spam, commercial or advertising content or links may be removed.