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  1. 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 ...

  2. Chiang back in favour at hall

    Posted Jan 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei Taiwan has decided to restore the name of a memorial hall dedicated to late leader Chiang Kai-shek after it was renamed the Taiwan Democracy Memorial Hall more than a year ago. Under the plan, a tablet bearing the name National Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall would be placed at the site before the end of July, in line with a decision of the legislature, ...

  3. DPP changes undone by new government

    Posted May 30th 2008, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung Taiwan's Kuomintang government has decided to reopen the mausoleum of late leader Chiang Kai-shek and reinstate the official Republic of China title on stamps. ... in a campaign to remove the legacies of the two. The DPP says that Chiang Kai-shek killed thousands of Taiwanese when he ruled the island from 1949 until he died in 1975. It has also alleged that Chiang ...

  4. Remembering Beijing's accidental ally

    Posted Sep 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... Kai-shek Memorial Hall on the east end of a park that bore his name was formally opened in Taipei. Taiwan's main international airport was named the Chiang Kai-shek International Airport ... Frank Ching Poor Chiang Kai-shek. The late leader had grandiose titles, including president, generalissimo and director general of the Kuomintang, but he ended his life in exile in Taiwan, ...

  5. Q. So you think you know pop culture...

    Posted Jul 12th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 10. What 2001 film's last line is: 'I do wish we could chat longer, but I'm having an old friend for dinner. Bye.' Answers 1. Sun Yat-sen and Chiang Kai-shek; 2. Eight; 3. ...

  6. Taiwan arrests HK man for smuggling credit cards

    Posted Apr 09th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Benjamin Wong A Hong Kong man has been arrested while trying to smuggle more than 500 half-finished fake credit cards into Taiwan, reports from the island say. The 40-year-old man was arrested at Chiang Kai-Shek international airport in Taipei on Wednesday after an X-ray scan discovered the cards in a hidden compartment in his suitcase. Police said the man had arrived on Eva Air ...

  7. Burying the past

    Posted Jul 24th 2004, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... Kai-shek Memorial Hall in Taipei. KMT chairman Lien Chan supported the move. The ruling Democratic Progressive Party praised the Chiang family's decision. 'We will let history judge ... Frank Ching Chiang Kai-shek, who died in 1975, is again in the news. So is his son, Chiang Ching-kuo, who died in 1988. That is because the two men were never buried. Chiang senior, ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Leading women's light dies at 106

    Posted Jan 11th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Communists' proposal for radical social reform deeply influenced Lei. Though also a friend of many Nationalists such as Chiang Ching-kuo, son of Kuomintang leader Chiang Kai-shek, Lei increasingly ...

  10. Gone but not forgotten- the people we said farewell to in 2003

    Posted Jan 04th 2004, 12:00am by Raymond Ma

    ... the loss of Soong Mei-ling, 103, known to millions as Madame Chiang Kai-shek and to much of the western world as the first lady of China. Best remembered as the public voice of republican China, ... Katharine Hepburn and reflected upon the remarkable life of Madame Chiang Kai-shek. Until April no one had heard of Lau Wing-kai, the 38-year-old nurse who became the first medical worker to lose ...




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