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  1. Closing mausoleums of Chiang Kai-shek and his son brings relief, says relative

    Posted Dec 29th 2007, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei Last weekend's closure of the mausoleums of former leader Chiang Kai-shek and his son Chiang Ching-kuo by the Taiwanese government is being viewed ... become a tourist attraction. 'Why shut it down?' said a tourist from Shanghai with one of the dozens of mainland tour groups that visited the Chiang Kai-shek mausoleum every day to see ...

  2. Chiang Kai-shek's memorial renamed

    Posted May 10th 2007, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei Purge continues against Nationalist's legacy Taiwan's Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall, a landmark in Taipei built in memory of the late Nationalist leader, ... of the statute, the Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall will be renamed the Taiwan Democracy Memorial Hall,' cabinet spokeswoman Chen Mei-ling said. Ms Chen said the Education Ministry, which would ...

  3. Chiang Kai-shek's former house gutted

    Posted Apr 08th 2007, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei A former residence of late Taiwanese Nationalist leader Chiang Kai-shek burned down before dawn on the scenic Yangming Mountain yesterday amid an escalating campaign to wipe out Chiang's legacy. The main hall of the 87-year-old Grass Mountain Villa on the outskirts of Taipei was destroyed by the fire. It started at 12.20am and was extinguished ...

  4. Details of the Taipei landmark

    Posted May 10th 2007, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall was built in memory of late Nationalist, or Kuomintang, leader Chiang Kai-shek, who died in April 1975. Construction began in October 1976 ... a display room with exhibits of clothing worn by Chiang and historical documents and photographs. It also has a lecture hall, two art galleries and other function rooms. ...

  5. Temporary resting place

    Posted Feb 08th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 1959 Then-Taiwanese president Chiang Kai-shek orders the building of a guesthouse set among pavilions and by a lake at Tzuhu, about 90 minutes' drive south of Taipei, because he believes the area resembles his birthplace in Xikou, Zhejiang province. 1975 Chiang is laid to rest at the guesthouse, renamed the Chiang Kai-shek Mausoleum, following his death. His body is placed ...

  6. Mixed response to removal of Chiang tribute

    Posted Dec 08th 2007, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei The last word of a phrase eulogising Taiwan's late Kuomintang leader Chiang Kai-shek was finally removed yesterday from the main gate guarding ... Shui-bian's decision to rename the Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall without consulting public opinion. But Mr Chen's supporters shouted back, saying it was right to remove remnants honouring 'a ...

  7. What's in a name?

    Posted May 25th 2007, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... references to the late Kuomintang leader, Chiang Kai-shek, is being countered with equally unsound moves by opponents. Last weekend, Mr Chen ordered that the landmark National Chiang Kai-Shek ... Party ended 51 years of nationalist KMT rule, erasing Chiang's legacy became a priority. Statues have since been toppled, but with national elections less than a year away, and a knife-edge ...

  8. Another salvo launched against Chiang's legacy

    Posted Feb 08th 2007, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... on the grounds that the government should not waste money and resources on a 'dictator'. 'Chiang Kai-shek was not only a dictator, he was also the chief culprit of the 228 Incident,' ... to take care of the mausoleum. Mr Yu's demand followed a DPP call for the authorities to remove all bronze statues of Chiang in public places and rename Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall ...

  9. Chen blames late nationalist leader for 1947 massacre

    Posted Feb 27th 2007, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei Chiang Kai-shek was deeply involved, says president Taiwanese President Chen Shui-bian has slammed former nationalist leader Chiang Kai-shek as the prime culprit in a 1947 massacre, in what the opposition sees as a move to demonise the late leader for political gains. 'Historic archives all show that Chiang Kai-shek was the prime culprit in the February ...

  10. KMT to push for referendum on corruption as feud continues

    Posted May 24th 2007, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... by the Taipei city government to counter the government's latest name-change efforts. President Chen Shui-bian wants to erase the legacy of the late KMT leader Chiang Kai-shek and weaken ... Square. The move is an apparent jab at changing the name of a memorial hall named after Chiang. Mr Hau also ordered the removal of two banners the Chen government used to cover the stone tablet ...




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