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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Who is the greatest Chinese leader of the past century?

    Posted Apr 08th 2014, 06:15pm by Kerry Brown

    ... marred by vast human suffering. It is likely that he will be recalled more as a dictator than a positive historic force. Does that mean that Chiang Kai-shek needs to carry the vote? Chiang has ... his death in 1988, and son of Chiang Kai-shek. The younger Chiang's claim to the title is a simple one; he instigated and implemented the hardest reform a leader can accomplish, ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - WHAT THE MAINLAND MEDIA SAY

    War commemoration suggests modern purpose for Beijing's version of history

    Posted Jul 13th 2014, 03:25am by Cary Huang

    ... surrender. That is why, on the same occasion, former Taiwanese premier Hau Pei-tsun, challenged Xi's view. "It was the Nationalist forces, led by Chiang Kai-shek who won the war," ...

  3. News - China - TAIPEI BRIEFING

    Protesting students need 101 class in democracy

    Posted Apr 02nd 2014, 02:33am by Lawrence Chung

    ... president, responsible for all Taiwanese and not just students In the "wild lily" student movement of 1990, a group of students led 22,000 supporters through a six-day, sit-in at Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall, a facility open to the public, to demand direct elections of president and congress. In contrast, students in the current "sunflower" movement stormed parliament ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Talking points

    Posted Jul 19th 2013, 12:00am

    ... a lecture on Chinese-style democracy at City University. Hau, a former army commander and top aide to Taiwanese president Chiang Kai-shek, served as premier for two and a half years until 1993. ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    After June 4, China is still fumbling towards respect for rights of all

    Posted Jun 02nd 2014, 03:25am by JEROME A. COHEN

    ... history and political-legal culture, was just embarking on its extraordinary journey from Chiang Kai-shek's version of harsh Leninist dictatorship to a democratic political system ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    War with Japan marked China and remade the world

    Posted Jun 29th 2013, 12:00am by Kevin Rafferty

    ... well-wisher could also supply copies to China's leaders so they, too, can understand the roles of Japan, Chiang Kai-shek and his Kuomintang, and indeed the Americans and other Western allies, ... on how- even today- the fate of hundreds of millions of people hangs on a few fatally flawed individuals and how they interact and clash with one another. Mitter points out it was Chiang who ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Plenum pledge won't make scrapping China's labour camps any easier

    Posted Nov 19th 2013, 07:30pm by Jerome Cohen, MARGARET LEWIS

    ... finally ended its equivalent of re-education through labour, an abiding hallmark of the Leninist-style party-state of Chiang Kai-shek's Nationalist Party. This milestone was a triumph ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Taiwan quietly forging ahead in human rights protection

    Posted Mar 29th 2013, 12:00am by YU-JIE CHEN, Jerome Cohen

    ... designed to help bring its laws into line with global standards Forging ahead For over four decades after the Allied victors in the second world war allowed Chiang Kai-shek's Chinese ... of China in 1971, and because, until recently, both DPP and KMT administrations proved less adept than Chiang in foreign propaganda, Taiwan's achievement has been too little noticed ...

  9. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, January 7, 2014

    Posted Jan 07th 2014, 03:03am by LETTERS

    ... by occupying Nationalists under Chiang Kai-shek also reminds us of the cruelty of Asian soldiers toward their own race. In this era, the tension between mainland authorities and the Chinese people ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Wind of change

    Posted May 10th 2013, 02:49am by Philip Cunningham

    ... of the Senkaku/Diaoyu isles, along with Okinawa, and other far-flung islands of Hirohito’s imperial empire, claims later ratified by the San Francisco Peace Treaty in 1952. Chiang Kai-shek, as representative ... not from Okinawa but as an integral part of Taiwan under the law of colonial Japan. Obsessed with civil war, Chiang did not assert this right when it might have made a difference, though he later ...




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