Taiwan: A Shot at Chiang

The visit to the U.S. of Vice-Premier Chiang Ching-kuo, the 60-year-old eldest son of Nationalist China President Chiang Kaishek, was meant to be a quiet affair. He was the guest of Secretary of State William Rogers, who visited Taiwan last summer and invited the general to meet top officials of the Nixon Administration at his convenience. Chiang, the shy, tough head of Taiwan's secret police, dined at the White House but had no private talks with the President. Although his government is unhappy about recent U.S. overtures to Red China, there apparently...

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