Chiang Ching-kuo

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Chiang Ching-kuo

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.
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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)
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Chang, a son of late President Chiang Ching-guo, served as minister of foreign affairs and vice premier before being appointed secretary-general of the Nationalist party in 1997.