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TAIWAN : Grandson of Late Leader Visits China

July 27, 1996|From Times Wire Reports

A grandson of the late Taiwanese leader Chiang Kai-shek has gone to Beijing for cancer treatment, becoming the first legitimate member of the family to visit China since Chiang fled in 1949, a newspaper reported. Chiang Hsiao-yung, accompanied by his two sons, flew from Hong Kong to Beijing, the United Daily News quoted officials at Dragonair airline as saying. Chiang's grandfather, Chiang Kai-shek, lost a civil war to China's Communists in 1949 and fled to Taiwan, vowing to return to China one day to recover power. He died in 1975, his dream unfulfilled.

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