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Chiang Kai-shek documents fetch US$2.87 million at auction

Chiang Kai-shek documents fetch US$2.87 million at auction

Beijing, June 6 (CNA) More than 100 documents handwritten by late Republic of China President Chiang Kai-shek (???) were sold for a total of 17.83 million yuan (US$2.87 million) at a Beijing auction recently. The 140 documents were dated January 1935 to February 1945 and covered the period of the second Sino-Japanese war (1937-1945), according to Chinese media. The documents had been in the possession of descendants of Chiang's chief aide Chien Ta-chun (???), the reports said. The content included Chiang's comments on the political situation at the time and complaints about his subordinates, according to the reports. The documents handwritten by Chiang have significant historical value and had attracted a lot of attention before the auction, the Chinese media reported. The starting bid was 8 million yuan, but the documents eventually fetched double that amount, going under the hammer at 17.83 million yuan, the reports said. (By Chou Hui-ying and Lilian Wu)


Updated : 2021-09-24 21:29 GMT+08:00