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  1. Chiang Kai-shek's former house gutted

    Posted Apr 08th 2007, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei A former residence of late Taiwanese Nationalist leader Chiang Kai-shek burned down before dawn on the scenic Yangming Mountain yesterday amid an escalating campaign to wipe out Chiang's legacy. The main hall of the 87-year-old Grass Mountain Villa on the outskirts of Taipei was destroyed by the fire. It started at 12.20am and was extinguished ...

  2. 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, ...

  3. KMT treads warily in Chiang Kai-shek memorial hall row

    Posted Aug 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung Taiwan's government has put off a decision about whether to change the name of the National Taiwan Democracy Memorial Hall back to the Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall. ... At the meeting, presided over by Premier Liu Chao-shiuan, cabinet officials decided to restore the statute governing the administration of the Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall. Without the consent ...

  4. Need to back Chiang Kai-shek dictated US policy

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

    ... Mark O'Neill For most of the cold war, US policy on China was dictated by the need to support Chiang Kai-shek and his Republic of China government in Taiwan. From his retreat ... pressure on him so he abandoned his plans. The US did not want to become involved in another civil war between Chiang and the Communist government. It wanted the status quo, in which ...

  5. Chiang Kai-shek to be formally buried

    Posted Jul 09th 2004, 12:00am by Jacky Hsu

    ... Jacky Hsu in Taipei The bodies of former Kuomintang leader Chiang Kai-shek and his son will finally be buried in Taiwan, contrary to their wishes to be interred on the mainland. Chiang Kai-shek was Taiwan's first president and he was succeeded by his son, Chiang Ching-kuo. Taiwan's Defence Ministry yesterday confirmed that Chiang Ching-kuo's widow, Chiang ...

  6. KMT restores Chiang's name to memorial

    Posted Jul 21st 2009, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei Taiwan's Kuomintang government yesterday restored the name of Chiang Kai-shek to a Taipei hall built in memory of the island's late leader. ... that it was necessary. 'The restoration of the 'Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall' nameplate is in line with the legislature's decision and the due process of law, as the former administration ...

  7. Details of the Taipei landmark

    Posted May 10th 2007, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall was built in memory of late Nationalist, or Kuomintang, leader Chiang Kai-shek, who died in April 1975. Construction began in October 1976 ... a display room with exhibits of clothing worn by Chiang and historical documents and photographs. It also has a lecture hall, two art galleries and other function rooms. ...

  8. Temporary resting place

    Posted Feb 08th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 1959 Then-Taiwanese president Chiang Kai-shek orders the building of a guesthouse set among pavilions and by a lake at Tzuhu, about 90 minutes' drive south of Taipei, because he believes the area resembles his birthplace in Xikou, Zhejiang province. 1975 Chiang is laid to rest at the guesthouse, renamed the Chiang Kai-shek Mausoleum, following his death. His body is placed ...

  9. Pick of the day

    Posted Dec 10th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... burial sites, including the Great Pyramid at Giza, the mystic Stonehenge and the beautiful Taj Mahal (above). Madame Chiang Kai-shek Pearl, 9.35pm The late Soong May-ling, better known as Madame Chiang Kai-shek, was one of the most powerful women in recent Chinese history. This documentary, which took two years to make, examines her life and times, and includes footage of Madame Chiang ...

  10. 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 ...




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