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)  SINA.com

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.

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