Photography by Kloie Picot
Kloie Picot

Photographer/ Videographer

One Shot More Logo
slideshow image

A photo of Kuomintang leader and first President of Taiwan, Chiang Kai-Shek, hangs on the ceiling of an old and derelict home. In 1949 Chiang along with thousands of Kuomintang soldiers escaped China when the Communists took over. Chiang ruled Taiwan under martial law, and modernized the economy, receiving support from the West for his anti-communism. His international position waned after the 1971 United Nations decision to recognize the Communists as the official government of China. Chiang died in 1975. August 13, 2006.