Beijing's Dangerous Games

Few Taiwanese politicians have a stronger pedigree in the ruling Kuomintang, or Nationalist Party, than Chen Li-an, 58. Chen's father served as vice-president under Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek after the KMT's 1949 retreat from mainland China. Following in his father's footsteps, the younger Chen quickly rose through the ranks of key government posts.

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