The Straits Times carried an op-ed by Kwan Im Thong Hood Cho Temple Professor in the Humanities Bryan Van Norden. The commentary examined Confucianism in China’s current leadership, specifically the Confucian roots of President Xi Jinping’s world view, and the relevance of understanding Confucian societies in the 21st century. Professor Van Norden wrote that it is important to understand the Confucian roots of President Xi’s thoughts as the global situation is well suited for China’s rise. PA facilitated the op-ed contribution to the Straits Times.
A translated version was published in Lianhe Zaobao