Obama’s Sun Yat Sen Connection
Sep 6, 2008
Barack Obama and Sun Yat Sen, the father of modern China, attended the same prep school in Hawaii.
Richard Komaiko writes in Asia Sentinel that this may help Obama with China relations:
The two men’s attendance at the Punaho School occurred nearly a century apart, so the connection is admittedly a weak one. However, because Sun cast such a large shadow over Chinese thinking, this connection nevertheless confers upon Senator Obama a certain amount of gravitas in the Chinese sphere.
The other Obama China link, of course, is that his half brother runs a dotcom out of Shenzhen and is married to a Chinese woman..