Chiang Ching-kuo(redirected from Chiang Ching-guo)
Also found in: Dictionary.
Chiang Ching-kuo (jyäng jĭng-gwô), 1909–88, eldest son of Chiang Kai-shek, Chinese Nationalist leader, and president of Taiwan. Returning after 12 years in the Soviet Union (1937), he served in minor Chinese government posts until the Nationalist retreat to Taiwan (1949). Afterward he rose to control the armed forces, the intelligence agencies, and became powerful within the Kuomintang party. He was defense minister (1965–72) and premier (1972–78) before becoming president in 1978, a post he held until his death. In his last years he oversaw significant democratization in Taiwan.
The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia™ Copyright © 2022, Columbia University Press. Licensed from Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.
Chiang Ching-kuo, Jiang Jing Guo
1910--88, Chinese statesman; the son of Chiang Kai-shek. He was prime minister of Taiwan (1971--78); president (1978--88)
Collins Discovery Encyclopedia, 1st edition © HarperCollins Publishers 2005