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  1. News - Hong Kong - AUCTION

    Disputed Chiang Kai-shek medal to go on sale in Hong Kong

    Posted Aug 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Michael Au, Emily Tsang and Lawrence Chung in Taiwan Disputed Chiang medal to go on sale A medal said to have been presented to late Kuomintang leader Chiang Kai-shek and to have been ... China vice chairman Anna Lee said. Collector and scholar Chuk Hong-ming, who wrote a book about the medal, said the one held by Spinks was indeed worn by Chiang. "I don't think ...

  2. Details of Chiang Kai-shek's attempts to recapture mainland to be made public

    Posted Apr 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei Taiwan will declassify a set of confidential documents on a failed military attempt by the late Kuomintang generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek to recover the mainland ... decades. The seven-hectare, crescent-shaped Back Tzuhu has been a restricted section of the Chiang Kai-shek Mausoleum in Tzuhu in the northern county of Taoyuan, according to previews ...

  3. Chen's removal of plaque to Chiang Kai-shek a gimmick: KMT

    Posted Mar 27th 2006, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... the Chinese characters for 'Chieh Shou Hall' or 'The Hall of the Eternally Longliving Chiang Kai-shek' was taken down on Saturday as part of Chen Shui-bian's government's efforts to sever the island's historical links with the mainland and end what remains of Chiang's influence. The plaque was replaced by a marble sign reading Presidential Office, ...

  4. Talking points

    Posted Jul 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... years ago, widely regarded as a watershed in its democratic development. Taiwan had been under martial law after Chiang Kai-shek's Kuomintang took refuge following its defeat in the 1949 civil war, until Chiang's son and successor Chiang Ching-kuo lifted it in 1987. A photo exhibition on human rights at the National 228 Memorial Museum is part of the commemorations. A feast ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Probe into smuggled cigarettes led to mass slaughter

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

    ... Kai-shek, who was fighting the communists on the mainland. Chiang refused to send troops until he was told that the rioting was an attempt to overthrow the government. He sent soldiers to the island ... It was triggered by agents sent to investigate the sale of smuggled cigarettes in Taipingding, central Taipei. The agents caught a middle-aged widow, Lin Chiang-mai, selling cigarettes illegally ...

  7. Opposition hits back in name game

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

    ... abruptly changing the name of Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall to Taiwan Democracy Memorial Hall on Saturday. But his government removed two huge banners hanging on the memorial's outer walls yesterday that were covering a stone tablet marking 'Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall'. The banners were hung by the Education Ministry on the Chen government's instructions to cover ...

  8. Four decades of oppression where KMT found refuge

    Posted Jul 16th 2007, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung Taiwan imposed martial law soon after Chiang Kai-shek and his Kuomintang forces were defeated by the communists at the end of the civil war in 1949 and fled to the island ... of Chiang's KMT government. In an attempt to silent dissent, in 1950 the Chiang government issued a statute declaring a 'Period of Mobilisation for Suppression of the Communist Rebellion'. ...

  9. Panic at the top

    Posted Jul 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to compare the communist regime directly with the Kuomintang regime under General Chiang Kai-shek before 1949. One popular story concerns Madam Chiang. In 1946, General George Marshall- president ... consensus that serious political reforms can no longer be postponed. The problem is, interest-group politics has become deeply entrenched today, as happened with the Chiang Kai-shek regime ...

  10. 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 ...




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