[Cross-posted] This had me captured for a while today:
A 1924 letter from Dr Sun Yat-sen, the father of modern China, to Henry Ford, discussing the economic and international development of the country. An amazing historical document backing up how Dr Sun saw China, combining his Confucian beliefs and his knowledge of democracy and self-determination. He was also prescient in saying that China could be the centre of the next world war if it did not set itself straight. Naturally, a man of Dr Sun’s knowledge and training had perfect written English—much like modern Chinese. Posted by Jack Yan, 07:13
An extraordinary letter, and I totally agree with the sentiment that business leaders may be able to do more (in fact, see more) than governments.Post a Comment
And what beautiful English!
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