We took in Jews fleeing Europe, Vietnamese boat people, and Nationalist Chinese
, offering them citizenship.
1928 - US agrees to recognise the Nationalist Chinese
Other than the Burma Road, all supplies to Chiang Kaishek and the Nationalist Chinese
had to be flown "over the hump," as the flight from India over the Himalayan Mountains was called.
As civil war ravaged mainland China, the island eventually became the seat of the Nationalist Chinese
state, a historical phenomenon that, in retrospect, was hardly intended by either the Chinese Nationalists or the Americans.
According to a report from 1929, drafted by nationalist Chinese
supporters of Chiang Kai-shek in France, the GMD representatives at the Kongress gegen Imperialismus were communists in disguise.
In 1975, nationalist Chinese
leader Chiang Kai-shek died in Taipei at age 87.
EVENTS 1954: US President Eisenhower, above, announces the signing of a pact of mutual security with the Nationalist Chinese
On the other hand, they did not want to see the island of Taiwan, also known by its Portuguese name, Formosa, fall under mainland control after the Nationalist Chinese
had taken refuge there.
Look, Danny," one House investigator tells Sheehan, "if anyone is so ignorant that he doesn't know that the Central Intelligence Agency has been smuggling heroin from Southeast Asia through Cuba into the United States for decades to secretly finance first the Nationalist Chinese
and later their covert operations in Southeast Asia, then that person is too ignorant to function effectively in Washington, D.
And if Red China had invaded Formosa, he probably would have authorized the use of the atomic cannons he dispatched with American forces to defend the Nationalist Chinese
Working with a determined and stubborn Chiang Kaishek and Nationalist Chinese
forces, President Roosevelt over-committed American airpower that, at the beginning of the airlift, never envisioned meeting the Herculean monthly airlift tonnage goals set for the effort.
This flooding was caused by Nationalist Chinese
troops under Chang Kai Shek when they destroyed the levees to force advancing Japanese troops to retreat.