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    In Taiwan, the son of the late Chinese nationalist leader Chiang Kai-shek, was sworn in as the new leader of the Taiwan regime at a 40-minute ceremony on Saturday (20 May).

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    In Taiwan, the son of the late Chinese nationalist leader Chiang Kai-shek, was sworn in as the new leader of the Taiwan regime at a 40-minute ceremony on Saturday (20 May).

    SYNOPSIS: Sixty-eight-year-old Chiang Ching-kuo took the oath of office at the short ceremony in T'ai-pei at the offices of the council which administrates the island.

    Mr. Chiang has ruled Taiwan as Premier since the death of his father three years ago and his term in office will run for six years. At the ceremony he was congratulated by other members of the Kuomintang Party.

    Mr. Chiang named the ruling council's Economics Minister, Sun Yun-suan as his successor in the job of Premier. Mr. Chiang tightened his grip on Taiwan after the figurehead leader Dr. Yen Chia-kan decided to retire from public life at the end of his term. Mr. Chiang was chosen as leader in an election in April and his deputy, also sworn in yesterday, is Mr. Shieh Tung-min, Taiwan's governor and a man whose family has lived on the island for generations.

    After the ceremony, Mr. Chiang pledged Taiwan to continuing strong ties with the United States-but discreetly avoided mentioning the current visit to China by the United States National Security Advisor Mr. Zbigniew Brzezinski. He also vowed to continue the struggle to win power on the Chinese mainland. The Kuomintang party fled to Taiwan in 1949 after being routed in China by government forces. Mr. Chiang said the United States and Taiwan would benefit working together. What helped or hurt Taiwan would also help or hurt the United States.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5I1QM4JT1GOHAFRMGDOL4MUOE
    Media URN:
    VLVA5I1QM4JT1GOHAFRMGDOL4MUOE
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/05/1978
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:44:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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