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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