Zionism Had a Friend in the Far East

Sun Yat-sen's sympathetic attitude towards the Jews deserves mention precisely because he owed them nothing.

Sun Yat-sen, who is considered the father of the Republic of China, was a revolutionary, a physician and a politician who died at the age of 59 in 1925. While still a child, he moved to Hawaii to live with his brother. He was influenced by the ideas of Abraham Lincoln, studied medicine at an English school in Hong Kong, and when his first attempt to topple the emperor failed, he was exiled from his country and...