Tag Archives: Chiang Kai-shek

  NEWS FROM THE FRONT No pain no gain – but unfortunately unnecessary pain when the obvious dangers are ignored. Politicians suffer no pain – you do. 18th May, 1942 : Chiang Kai-shek orders the Chinese 5th Army (already virtually … Continue reading

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NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 21st March, 1927 : The victorious Nationalist Army of General Chiang Kai-shek entered the terrified and chaotic city of Shanghai today. Barely a shot was fired as the Peking army of northern warlords collapsed … Continue reading

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NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 13th March, 1925 : General Chiang Kai-shek, the remarkable Chinese banker, who went to Japan to learn the art of war, is to become leader of Kuomintang, the People’s Party of the South. He … Continue reading

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NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 22nd January, 1949 : As victorious Communist troops marched in Peking today, Chiang Kai-shek, China’s leader for 22 years, announced his retirement. He was going home, he said, “to sweep the graves of his … Continue reading

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december memories / 09

  NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 9th December, 1949 : With the Chinese Civil War confined to little more than sporadic resistance on the mainland, and the Communists firmly in control in Peking, the Nationalist Government has shifted its … Continue reading

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september / 08

NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 8th September, 1926 : Grave news from the Yangtse River front in the Chinese civil war reached London yesterday. The “Red” army of General Chiang Kai-shek’s Kuomintang has captured Hankow, an important city and … Continue reading

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december memories / 15

NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 15th December, 1927 : The Nationalist Government today ordered immediate closure of the Soviet Consulate in Shanghai as General Chiang Kai-shek’s troops began rounding up Communists in the city.. The Consul-General, Mr Kozlovsky, has … Continue reading

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october memories / 28

NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 28th October, 1948 : After his shattering defeat in Manchuria, the Chinese leader, Marshal Chiang Kai-shek told his war council in Nanking today that the entire civil war with the Communists will be decided … Continue reading

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