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Reception To Honor Madame Chiang

Madame Chiang Kai-shek, widow of the former Nationalist Chinese leader, will be honored at a Capitol Hill reception July 28 for her activities during World War II, two senators announced Friday.

Sens. Bob Dole. R-Kan., and Paul Simon, D-Ill., said they will co-host the Capitol Hill reception, which is being put together by a group of private citizens.

Madame Chiang, 97, is the widow of Chiang Kai-shek, leader of China during World War II. His government fled to Taiwan after the communists took over in 1949.

After Chiang died in 1975, Madame Chiang moved to the United States and has lived in seclusion in Lattingtown, Long Island, east of New York City.



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