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  1. Chiang era ends with death of Ching-kuo's wife

    Posted Dec 16th 2004, 12:00am by Jacky Hsu

    ... of the Chiang era, during which Kuomintang leader Chiang Kai-shek and his son, Ching-kuo, ruled Taiwan for four decades after fleeing to the island in 1949, when the communists took power ... for formal burial. Chiang Kai-shek and his son had not been officially buried because their wills instructed that their bodies be sent to the mainland for formal burial, but the family decided ...

  2. Faina stood strong in face of adversity

    Posted Dec 16th 2004, 12:00am by Jacky Hsu

    ... housework and even raised chickens in the backyard. When her husband became president after Chiang Kai-shek died in 1975, the couple moved to the Presidential Mansion in Tachih, where she lived ... The couple returned to China in 1937. This was the first time she met her powerful father-in-law, Nationalist leader Chiang Kai-shek. Faina was then totally in the dark about Chinese traditions. One ...

  3. Family blasted over presidents' diaries

    Posted Feb 21st 2005, 12:00am by Jacky Hsu

    ... Jacky Hsu in Taipei DPP attacks kin of Chiang Kai-shek and Chiang Ching-kuo who sent papers to US The family of former Taiwanese presidents Chiang Kai-shek and Chiang Ching-kuo have come ... window on history- including how Chiang Kai-shek lost the civil war and fled to Taiwan in 1949- are now kept at the Hoover Institute of Stanford University. Chiang's family decided ...


    Posted Jan 30th 2007, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung 'Our country', 'this country' and 'the mainland' changed to 'China' 'Revolution', used to refer to the overthrow of the Qing dynasty, changed to the more neutral 'uprising' Sun Yat-sen no longer called the 'founding father' Nationalist leader Chiang Kai-shek no longer known ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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'. ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Chen's illegal demands hurting city's growth, says Taipei's mayor

    Posted Dec 07th 2007, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... memorial hall built to remember late Nationalist leader Chiang Kai-shek has further distracted public attention from his efforts. Since he was elected mayor in December last year, the son ... The disagreement between the Taipei and Chen governments began in the middle of this year when the Chen administration demanded the Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall be renamed. To protect Chiang ...

  9. slice of life

    Posted Jan 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Virginia Maher

    ... needed was not American troops being sent to the island but economic aid and technical assistance, according to Madame Chiang Kai-shek. She told reporters in Taipei that the Nationalists could ... but that their invasion of the island was hampered by the lack of shipping. Madame Chiang declared Taipei had never asked for American troops to be sent to the island or for any form of intervention that might ...

  10. Analysts doubt Chen has convinced all

    Posted Jun 22nd 2006, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... rebuttal. Mr Chen repeatedly said what he, his family and his government had done was no worse than what the KMT had done while in power, when Chiang Kai-shek and his son Chiang Ching-kuo ruled ...




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