BIOGRAPHIC SKETCH CHIANG CHING-KUO

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General CHIANGas become one of the most powerful men ia the Republic ol ChLna. This Is Que act only to his father's support butto his own demonstrated ability.

CHIANGuolaUtsr without Portfolio, Deputy Secretary General of the National Defense Council,heaOi-Ois* "Youth National Salvation Corns, Di rector o: tho Vocational Assistance Commission for Hetiredember or the fifteen-mattbartandinge also holds -several subordinaM positions coaling with politicaln, irtoHioenco anaarity

affairs.

CHIANGuo was "comC la Cholcang ProvinceHIANG Kai-shek's first wlfo. Kechool soar Shanghai, aridarticipant la student movement-ore and in Peiping., he was sent by his father to study in the 'JISR. e joined the .led Army -and studiediiuary academy. Subsequently he worir.eeollective farm,ine, and ir.metal factory. Some Soviet sources state he denounced his father when CHIANG Kai-shek split with the Chinese, but CHIANG Ctttag-talO denies this, earlyeussian girl, who rcLurriedia to China

From Ifl, he served La the Taiwandc._arterse KfcS? and then as Director a* the Political Department of the Ministryof National Defense. Since thate has devoted most of his time to political indoctrination ands. American observers believe that CiuANG Ching-kuo wil. continue tc prefer ton tha political background, but many place hint among the foremost eventual contenders .'or the Premiership or Presidency.

e toured thecnited States cffie_.li who accompaniud him commented that rarelyisitor to this country displayed groater Interest and over what heMr. E- has studied English for some time and now can carryodest social onversation.

A short, stocky man, CHIAXC Ching-hao Isomewhat shy. Els private life i_ ^formal and austere. He has three

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