Chiang Kai-shek (31 October 1887 – 5 April 1975) was a Chinese Nationalist politician, revolutionary and military leader who served as the leader of the Republic of China from 1928 until 1949 in mainland China and then in Taiwan until his death in 1975.
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- It is my greatest wish, that German-Chinese cooperation always be supported by accomplishment, and that the personal affinity between both countries always be as strong as it is today.
- You, Herr Reichskanzler, have already given expression to this thought in that you had the honorary sword of the German Reich given to me. I take it as a symbol of soldierly loyalty and as a true sign of the friendly relationship of our countries.
- It is not worth it to sacrifice the interests of the country for the sake of my son.
- Jay Taylor (2000). The Generalissimo's son: Chiang Ching-kuo and the revolutions in China and Taiwan. Harvard University Press. p. 59. ISBN 0674002873. Retrieved on 2010-06-28.
- Jonathan Fenby (2005). Chiang Kai Shek: China's Generalissimo and the Nation He Lost. Carroll & Graf Publishers. p. 205. ISBN 0786714840. Retrieved on 2010-06-28.
- I would rather have no offspring than sacrifice our nation's interests.
- Jay Taylor (2000). The Generalissimo's son: Chiang Ching-kuo and the revolutions in China and Taiwan. Harvard University Press. p. 74. ISBN 0674002873. Retrieved on 2010-06-28.
- We must unite to exterminate these Japanese bandits, before we can be safe.
- The Battle of China, 1944
- Mao is a strange man whose personality is like the Tao, sometimes yin and sometimes yang; he has a soft-as-cotton outer layer, but at the same time has sharp needles hiding inside... I do not think he will achieve anything, in the end, he will be crushed inside my palm.
- Diary entry, 1945
- If and when the war starts, no matter where or whoever you are or if you are young or old, Northerner or Southerner, you all have the responsibility of protecting our home and repelling the enemy, you all must have the will to achieve ultimate sacrifice.
- We must use every inch of our blood to take back every inch of our land, you ten thousand youths and soldiers.
- The sky cannot have two suns.
- To his aides on Mao Zedong, August 1945.
- Micheal P. Riccards (2000). The Presidency and the Middle Kingdom: China, the United States, and Executive Leadership. Lexington Books. p. 117. ISBN 0739101293. Retrieved on 2022-08-13.
- Ross Terill (2000). Mao: A Biography. Stanford University Press. p. 211. ISBN 0804729212. Retrieved on 2022-08-13.
- If when I die, I am still a dictator, I will certainly go down into the oblivion of all dictators. If, on the other hand, I succeed in establishing a truly stable foundation for a democratic government, I will live forever in every home in China.
- Wei-Bin Zhang (2003). Taiwan's Modernization: Americanization and Modernizing Confucian Manifestations. World Scientific, 2003. p. 177. ISBN 9814486132. Retrieved on 23 May 2021.
- As long as we have Taiwan, the Communists can never win.
- As quoted in Gallery: The Battle That Saved Taiwan, historynet
About Chiang Kai-shek
- The only world leader who sympathised with Indian aspirations at that time was Chiang Kai-shek of China whom Pandit Nehru had denounced as a reactionary tool of Western imperialism only a few years earlier.
- quoted in S.R.Goel, GENESIS AND GROWTH OF NEHRUISM , Vol I