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    Taiwan radicals topple Sun Yat-sen statue in flare-up of anti-Beijing feeling

    Posted Feb 24th 2014, 03:22pm by AFP

    ... Chiang Kai-shek, KMT nationalist forces later fled to Taiwan in 1949 at the end of a civil war with Mao Zedong’s communists. The park has long been a flashpoint between supporters of the KMT, ... a female trader in Taipei for selling untaxed cigarettes. Thousands were killed that day, an incident that remained taboo for decades under Chiang Kai-shek’s post-war rule in Taiwan. He died ...

  2. Unionists planning commemoration

    Posted Oct 25th 2003, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... to be more open to western ideas,' she said. Chiang Kai-shek would have been more authoritarian after retreating to Taiwan if he had not come under the influence of his wife,' she said. Ms ... the death of Chiang Kai-shek in 1975. 'I think she was very lonely deep in her heart in later years,' Ms Lu said. She added that her centre had not yet decided whether to organise ...

  3. The Last Empress

    Posted Nov 28th 2010, 12:00am by Charmaine Chan

    ... Mei-ling became Madame Chiang Kai-shek in 1927 after her husband-to-be divorced his first wife and converted to Christianity. One of three daughters of a peasant who made his riches selling Bibles, ... the communist victory. Mei-ling became one of her husband's most important aides largely because she was his translator, Chiang Kai-shek never having mastered English. In 1943 she addressed the US ...

  4. Chiang grandson loses KMT poll

    Posted Apr 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei John Chiang, the grandson of late Kuomintang leader Chiang Kai-shek, yesterday conceded defeat in a shock result in the KMT primaries for Taiwan's legislative ... Chiang, a KMT vice-chairman. He said he would follow the party's instructions and help Lo in campaigning once she was officially nominated by the party. Chiang had earlier filed a complaint ...

  5. How Chiang spirited China's gold away from the Reds

    Posted Jun 06th 2010, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... with him, the vast majority bringing only the clothes they wore and the luggage they could carry. Chiang Ching-kuo, son of Chiang Kai-shek and president after his death, wrote in his diary: 'if ... George Vine saw- and reported to his paper in London that night- was the start of a critical episode of the country's civil war: Chiang Kai-shek's transfer of the country's gold, ...

  6. Lee Teng-hui deftly handles mainland student

    Posted Jun 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of the late Chiang Kai-shek and his son, late president Chiang Ching-kuo, both of whom preceded Lee as the island's leader. In response, Lee said it had nothing to do with deserting the beliefs ... to abolish the authoritarian rule led by late Kuomintang leader Chiang Kai-shek, while going on to promote democracy on the island after becoming president. He also said he still had a goal ...

  7. Chen denies he intends to stoke ethnic conflict

    Posted Feb 28th 2007, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... the special treatment accorded to Chiang, which includes the posting of guards at his mausoleum in the northern township of Tzuhu and the naming of the Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall in Taipei in his ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei Taiwanese President Chen Shui-bian has rejected criticism he is deliberately stirring up ethnic conflict by denigrating late nationalist leader Chiang Kai-shek ...

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    Former Taiwanese premier gives insight into Xian incident

    Posted Jul 21st 2013, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Sino-Japanese war troubled him until the day he died, his close friend former Taiwanese premier Hau Pei-tsun revealed. On the one hand, Kuomintang leader Chiang Kai-shek could never forgive Chang's ... who was then the Kuomintang's military chief in Manchuria, famously kidnapped Chiang from his residence in Xian and forced him to enter a truce with Mao Zedong's communists. ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Sino-Indian war in 1962 was a follow-on from the uprising in Tibet

    Posted May 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... relations with the former Soviet Union and threats from Chiang Kai-shek's plan to return to the mainland from Taiwan were reasons behind Beijing's withdrawal. The harsh conditions- ...




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