By Stacy Hsu / Staff reporterOn the eve of the 30th anniversary of the death of former president Chiang Ching-kuo (蔣經國), pan-blue heavyweights yesterday commemorated what they called “the most-loved president of all time” with the publication of new books. The 350-page book is a collection of historical documents and oral accounts of Chiang’s leadership style and ideals while he served as premier and president. Soong became Chiang’s secretary after completing his doctorate in political science at Georgetown University in 1974, on the recommendation of then-Government Information Office director Frederick Chien (錢復), he said. Soong’s book also expounds on former president Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九), who spent more than six years by Chiang’s side serving as his English-language secretary from 1981. Chiang needed a temporary English-language secretary because Soong took a three-month trip to the US funded by the Eisenhower Fellowships, he said.
Source: Taipei Times January 12, 2018 15:56 UTC