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  1. Visitors from across strait give Grand Hotel new lease on life

    Posted Dec 18th 2010, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... Aquino Jnr, the night before he was assassinated in Manila in 1983. President Chiang Kai-shek and his son Ching-kuo often held banquets in its Baishou restaurant, which has a panoramic view ... Chinese will overtake Japanese as the biggest source of tourists to Taiwan, with 1.2 million visitors against 1.1 million. The hotel was the idea of Soong May-ling, the wife of Chiang Kai-shek ...

  2. Strongest storm to hit Taiwan in five years wreaks havoc

    Posted Jul 19th 2005, 12:00am by Jacky Hsu

    ... facilities were damaged in central and northeastern Taiwan. Power had been restored to a million households by late last night. Domestic air services were suspended, while Chiang Kai-shek ...

  3. Soviet twins take divergent paths

    Posted Jan 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... them to join, while maintaining their separate party identity. In 1923, Chiang Kai-shek was sent to Moscow for several months of political and military study, especially in propaganda and mass ... The two parties worked together until Chiang organised a large-scale purge of the Communists in April 1927, known as the 'Shanghai Massacre'. He believed he was strong enough to rule ...

  4. Taipei-Beijing trade deal offers hope of closer ties

    Posted Jun 28th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The signing of a trade pact between the mainland and Taiwan in Chongqing tomorrow is rich in symbolism; the city was the seat of Chiang Kai-shek's Kuomintang administration, and where Chiang and Mao Zedong met for talks. This only piques a sour taste in the mouths of those suspicious of Beijing's motives, the theme of a weekend protest rally organised by the opposition, ...

  5. Wild Swans author sets out to explode the myth of Mao

    Posted Jun 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Alister McMillan

    ... on the march, he sent troops and rivals to their deaths to further his own rise in the party. Instead of hunting down the communists, Nationalist leader Chiang Kai-shek let them finish the march ... flames, along suspension chains and above a raging torrent, with a machine-gun nest facing them on the other side. 'Chiang had left the passage open for the Reds', the authors claim, ...

  6. Taiwan's new vice-premier puts faith in negotiations

    Posted Sep 10th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... sides'. Since the KMT, led by Chiang Kai-shek, fled to Taiwan from the mainland in 1949, high-level contacts have been rare. Meetings between the two sides' political leaders have happened ...

  7. The Penguin History of Modern China

    Posted Jun 29th 2008, 12:00am by Edward Peters

    ... famine in Henan to mollify Madam Chiang Kai-shek, the imperious wife of the Nationalist leader? And how long did it take Deng Xiaoping to munch his way through the box of croissants- a favourite ...

  8. Before the Deluge: The Vanishing World of the Yangtze's Three Gorges

    Posted Apr 25th 2004, 12:00am by Joyce Hor-Chung Lau

    ... There are some relevant parts, though, like the fact that Sun Yat-sen first proposed to build the dam in 1919 and showed his plans to Chiang Kai-shek, or that Mao Zedong had envisioned the dam as part ...

  9. A new optimism in the air

    Posted Jan 11th 2005, 12:00am by Laurence Brahm

    ... of direct flights (without a layover at a third location) is a positive move, and a symbolic link with a route last flown when Chiang Kai-shek's troops fled in 1949. Now, Taiwanese investors ...

  10. Filmmaker takes off blinkers of prejudice for fresh look at history

    Posted Feb 07th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... that later became part of history. For example, when in my latest production about the Bund, we found that Du Yuesheng, the gangster that allied with the Kuomintang's Chiang Kai-shek against ... Enlai, Deng Xiaoping, and KMT leaders like Chiang Kai-shek. The Forbidden City is a very different matter. It's a manifestation of a Confucian ruler's perception of the world. But what ...




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