Taiwan's Kuomintang government has decided to reopen the mausoleum of late leader Chiang Kai-shek and reinstate the official Republic of China title on stamps. The mausoleum was shut and the title removed from stamps by the pro-independence Democratic Progressive Party government. From tomorrow, the mausoleums to the late Chiang and his son, former president Chiang Ching-kuo, would be reopened in Tashi and Touliao in Taoyuan county outside Taipei, said Chu Li-lun, the county commissioner. 'The mausoleums of the two late leaders will be officially reopened daily to the public from May 31,' said Mr Chu, a KMT member, at a county council meeting yesterday. They were ordered shut by the DPP government in late December in a campaign to remove the legacies of the two. The DPP says that Chiang Kai-shek killed thousands of Taiwanese when he ruled the island from 1949 until he died in 1975. It has also alleged that Chiang Ching-kuo, who died in 1988, was his father's collaborator in imprisoning and killing a number of Taiwanese dissidents. The two mausoleums had remained a popular tourist attraction over the years. Many Taiwanese paid respects to the pair during the anniversaries of their deaths. They were also popular among curious mainland visitors. Taiwan's Ministry of Transportation and Communication is to reinstate the Republic of China title on stamps issued by Taiwan Post, which it controls. The change would take effect in August, the ministry said. It said that since February last year, the post office has issued 36.9 million stamps marked 'Taiwan'. It would take several months to use up these stamps, which cost NT$27 million (HK$6.92 million) to print. The change was part of a DPP campaign to cut the island's historic links with the mainland.