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What Today's Cross Strait Leaders Can Learn From Sun Yat-Sen

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Mr. Wang Zhongfang shares his views on cross strait relations. He suggests that current leaders in China and Taiwan would learn important lessons from Dr. Sun Yat-Sen’s “Three Principles of the People”, which are the ideological foundation of the Xinhai Revolution that ended dynastic rule in China.

Mr. Wang acknowledges that the two dominant political parties in China and Taiwan have their roots in Dr. Sun’s Three Principles, but would serve their societies more effectively by revisiting the Three Principles of Nationalism, Democracy and Peoples Livelihood.

Mr. Wang joined Chairman Mao’s communists in Yanan in 1937 at age 16. He rose to become the political secretary to Mr. Luo Ruiqing, new China’s first Minister of Public Security who later headed the Peoples Liberation Army, General Staff Department. Wang helped Luo build the public security system in China and worked in close proximity to chairman Mao until the purges of the Cultural Revolution.

It is extremely rare for such a high ranking Communist Party insider to speak publicly with such candor about this topic.

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About Wang Zhongfang

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Wang Zhongfang was born on January 1, 1921 in Wuhu, city, Anhui province China. He joined the Chinese revolution in 1937 and the Chinese Communist Party in 1938. He attended the Chinese People’s Anti-Japanese Military and Political University and the Mao Zedong Academy for Young Cadres. He held positions as teacher in the Yanan Nationalities Institute and as Chief of the Social Division of the Northern China Bureau. After Liberation in 1949, he... [Full Bio]
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