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  1. Pick of the day

    Posted Dec 10th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... burial sites, including the Great Pyramid at Giza, the mystic Stonehenge and the beautiful Taj Mahal (above). Madame Chiang Kai-shek Pearl, 9.35pm The late Soong May-ling, better known as Madame Chiang Kai-shek, was one of the most powerful women in recent Chinese history. This documentary, which took two years to make, examines her life and times, and includes footage of Madame Chiang ...

  2. Voice for China

    Posted Oct 30th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the Chiangs decamped after their post-civil war flight, has become a contemporary miracle, an Asian dragon. Of course, one should never forget the chaos and bloodshed that Chiang Kai-shek ... and cruelty meted out and participated in by her, her husband and family. Madame Chiang gave voice- perhaps the only recognised and authoritative-sounding voice of her era- to raise awareness ...

  3. Service for Soong

    Posted Nov 05th 2003, 12:00am by Tinnie Chow

    ... Tinnie Chow Yoga teacher Kwan Man-yee has taken it upon herself to organise a memorial service for Soong Mei-ling, the late wife of Chiang Kai-shek, at the Chinese Methodist Church in Wan ... ladies,' says Kwan. 'I just wanted to give people a chance to learn about Madame Chiang and give them a place to pay their respects. I am not religious myself, but she was Methodist; ...

  4. Unionists planning commemoration

    Posted Oct 25th 2003, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... to be more open to western ideas,' she said. Chiang Kai-shek would have been more authoritarian after retreating to Taiwan if he had not come under the influence of his wife,' she said. Ms ... the death of Chiang Kai-shek in 1975. 'I think she was very lonely deep in her heart in later years,' Ms Lu said. She added that her centre had not yet decided whether to organise ...

  5. Mixed legacy

    Posted Oct 30th 2003, 12:00am by Tim Culpan

    ... Tim Culpan The passing of Soong Mei-ling is something that cannot go unmentioned this past week in Taiwan. Known to most as Madame Chiang Kai-shek, one local joked that it would have been ... A relationship between two powerful, strong-willed people is how most remember the Soong-Chiang coupling. It is a model many young women in Taiwan today would like to emulate. So, as the obituaries roll ...

  6. Getting the story all wrong on Taiwan

    Posted Dec 06th 2003, 12:00am by Nailene Chou

    ... argument. In the days of Mao Zedong and Chiang Kai-shek, they spoke the same language despite their differences, having more in common between them than either would have had with the new generation on Taiwan. The nostalgia peaked when Soong Mei-ling, also known as Madame Chiang Kai-shek, died at the age of 105. Long vilifying her as vain and manipulative, the mainland media was sentimental ...

  7. Waning attraction

    Posted Oct 28th 2003, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... Mark O'Neill, SHANGHAI Wang Jiaming, a smartly dressed bureaucrat from Beijing, steps out of a chauffeur-driven Lexus at Xikou, the ancestral home of Chiang Kai-shek, president ... in the area to see its most famous tourist attraction. 'For people of my generation, Chiang does not mean much. It is too long ago.' He and his friends walked quickly through the houses ...

  8. In Brief

    Posted Nov 05th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... booklets featuring photos of Soong and details of her life. Soong, known as Madame Chiang Kai-shek, died aged 106 in New York on October 23. Henry Tang invited to talk about cuts in education ... Sars hospital, Tan Tock Seng, during his stay. Wan Chai memorial for madame Chiang tomorrow A memorial service for former Chinese first lady Soong Mei-ling, organised by the Hong Kong ...

  9. Taiwan: don't be near-sighted

    Posted Dec 14th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Taiwan independence will only destroy Taiwan. President Chen Shui-bian's political stance is not the view of millions of people who call Taiwan their home. My parents moved to Taiwan from the mainland in 1946 before Chiang Kai-shek's force arrived. I believe Mr Chen's ancestors made the same move- only 100 years ahead of us. At that time, Taiwan was called Formosa ...

  10. Protesters decry Taiwan's ID delay

    Posted Sep 21st 2003, 12:00am by Joe Tan

    ... Southeast Asian women?' one protester said. Shouting 'President, no discrimination', they staged a sit-in at the Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall, before marching to the Presidential ...




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