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  1. Taiwan park is eerie new home for statues of former leader

    Posted Dec 29th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Tzuhu Memorial Statue Park, built beside the Chiang Kai-shek mausoleum in 2000, is home to 119 statues of the late Kuomintang leader from all over Taiwan. The statues- in standing, ... She thought it would be a good idea to set up the park for Chiang statues dumped by cities and counties the Democratic Progressive Party controlled. She never thought there would ...

  2. Victims of '228 massacre' remembered

    Posted Mar 01st 2006, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei Taiwan marked the 59th anniversary of a 1947 massacre recently blamed on late Kuomintang leader Chiang Kai-shek with a march and other activities yesterday. ... killed when KMT troops were ordered to suppress an uprising on February 28, 1947, just two years before the KMT government fled to the island. Chiang Kai-shek's grandson, KMT legislator John ...

  3. Taiwanese leader ends tour in Guam

    Posted Sep 07th 2006, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... opposition critics read as part of Mr Chen's efforts to cut Taiwan's links with the mainland. The airport, opened in 1979 in Taoyuan county, was known as Chiang Kai-shek International ... but was changed to Chiang Kai-shek International Airport shortly before it was inaugurated. So what we are doing is reflecting the wishes of the general public to restore its old name,' Mr Su ...

  4. KMT and DPP must reinvent themselves

    Posted Apr 01st 2008, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... to undo those changes. But he should not simply reverse all of Mr Chen's decisions. For example, Mr Chen decided to bring the late president Chiang Kai-shek down a peg or two by getting rid of his statues, renaming the Chiang Kai-shek Mausoleum and turning Chiang Kai-shek International Airport into Taoyuan International Airport. The fact remains that Chiang was a dictator and so ...

  5. Monument names about history, not politics

    Posted Dec 07th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... gate to first president Chiang Kai-shek. But as much as the issue is being portrayed as one of the people's right to decide, it is nothing of the sort: it is simply about politics. ... of its main opposition, the Kuomintang. Chiang was the KMT's leader from 1925 until his death in 1975. Already, the DPP has had Chiang's name removed from Taiwan's main ...

  6. Abandon 'China', Chen tells steel firm

    Posted Mar 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... cited recent efforts by the government to get rid of the influence of late Kuomintang leader Chiang Kai-shek as an example. He said Chiang was previously worshipped as a god, but democratic ... chairman, Chiang Yao-chung, did not respond to Mr Chen's demand. The company later issued a statement saying it would assess the president's demands, taking into account 'the welfare ...

  7. President-elect faces testing time across the strait and at home

    Posted Mar 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... the legacy of late KMT leader Chiang Kai-shek. In pursuit of the latter goal, he changed the name of Taipei's Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall to Taiwan Democracy Memorial Hall. Professor Chang ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Once-powerful assembly relegated to history

    Posted Jun 08th 2005, 12:00am by Jacky Hsu

    ... National Assembly elected then General Chiang Kai-shek of the Kuomintang as the Republic of China's first president. A year later, he brought his forces to Taiwan after being defeated in the civil war with the Communist Party. Chiang reinstated the assembly in Taiwan and froze the tenures of its 2,000-plus deputies elected on the mainland to justify his claim that the Republic ...

  10. Chen using distractions ahead of poll to hide failures, say analysts

    Posted Dec 20th 2007, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... up political issues if it hoped to increase its chances. 'We have the campaigns for the Taiwanese identity, the UN membership referendum and eradication of the legacy of Chiang Kai-shek ... Kai-shek, who ruled Taiwan from 1949 until he died in 1975, a dictator; removing Chiang's name from a memorial hall in Taipei; and launching a campaign to force the KMT to return so-called ...




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