Chen Cheng

Chen Cheng (January 4, 1897 – March 5, 1965) was a Chinese political and military leader, and one of the main National Revolutionary Army commanders during the Second Sino-Japanese War and the Chinese Civil War.wikipedia
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National Revolutionary Army

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Chen Cheng (January 4, 1897 – March 5, 1965) was a Chinese political and military leader, and one of the main National Revolutionary Army commanders during the Second Sino-Japanese War and the Chinese Civil War.
Other prominent commanders included Du Yuming and Chen Cheng.

Qingtian County

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Chen Cheng was born in Qingtian County, Zhejiang, he was graduated from Baoding Military Academy in 1922, and entered Whampoa Military Academy two years later.

Taiwan Provincial Government

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After moving to Taiwan at the end of the civil war, he served as the Governor of Taiwan Province, Vice President and Premier of the Republic of China (ROC).

Republic of China Military Academy

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Chen Cheng was born in Qingtian County, Zhejiang, he was graduated from Baoding Military Academy in 1922, and entered Whampoa Military Academy two years later.
Legendary graduates include Nationalist commanders Chen Cheng, Du Yuming, Xue Yue, Hu Zongnan, Hu Lien and Guan Linzheng and Communist commanders Lin Biao, Xu Xiangqian, Zuo Quan, Liu Zhidan and Chen Geng.

Battle of Shanghai

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During the Battle of Shanghai he was one of the top military assistants of Chiang Kai Shek.
On August 18, Chen Cheng reached the front lines to discuss the situation with Zhang Zhizhong.

Vice President of the Republic of China

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After moving to Taiwan at the end of the civil war, he served as the Governor of Taiwan Province, Vice President and Premier of the Republic of China (ROC).
Vice presidents Chen Cheng, Yen Chia-kan, and Lien Chan all served as premier concurrently as vice president during part of their terms, and vice president Annette Lu has at times been mentioned as a possible candidate for premiership.

Second Sino-Japanese War

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Chen Cheng (January 4, 1897 – March 5, 1965) was a Chinese political and military leader, and one of the main National Revolutionary Army commanders during the Second Sino-Japanese War and the Chinese Civil War.

Wei Lihuang

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In 1943, he was appointed the commander of the Chinese Expeditionary Force in the Burma theatre until he was replaced by Wei Li-huang due to illness.
He later replaced General Chen Cheng as commander of the Chinese Expeditionary Forces, known as Y Force.

Martial law in Taiwan

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On May 19, 1949, Chen promulgated the “Order of Martial Law” to announce the imposition of martial law throughout Taiwan to expel Comminist infiltration and buffer defense capabilities.
With the outbreak of Chinese Civil War, the Declaration of Martial Law in Taiwan Province was enacted by Chen Cheng, who served as the chairman of Taiwan Provincial Government and commander of Taiwan Garrison Command, in 19 May 1949.

Battle of West Hubei

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In the latter years of the war, Chen went on to command in the Battle of Changsha, Battle of Yichang and Battle of West Hubei.

Shihmen Dam

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One was the Shimen Reservoir in Taoyuan County which reduced flooding while increasing rice crop production.
The dam was dedicated on June 14, 1964 by Vice President Chen Cheng, to a crowd of more than four thousand people.

Battle of Wuhan

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After the fall of Shanghai and Nanjing, Chen moved to Hubei to command the Battle of Wuhan during the year of 1938.

Du Yuming

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He also dismissed some of the most capable nationalist commanders, such as Du Yuming, Sun Li-jen, Zheng Dongguo and Chen Mingren.
Chiang Kai-shek interpreted the battle as decisive victory, but recalled Du from the Northeast and replaced him with Chen Cheng, who was one of Chiang's favourite generals.

Battle of Changsha (1939)

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In the latter years of the war, Chen went on to command in the Battle of Changsha, Battle of Yichang and Battle of West Hubei.

K. C. Wu

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Wu was opposed by many conservative members of the Nationalist government, including Chiang Ching-kuo and Chen Cheng.

Chinese people

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Chen Cheng (January 4, 1897 – March 5, 1965) was a Chinese political and military leader, and one of the main National Revolutionary Army commanders during the Second Sino-Japanese War and the Chinese Civil War.

Chinese Civil War

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Chen Cheng (January 4, 1897 – March 5, 1965) was a Chinese political and military leader, and one of the main National Revolutionary Army commanders during the Second Sino-Japanese War and the Chinese Civil War.

Premier of the Republic of China

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After moving to Taiwan at the end of the civil war, he served as the Governor of Taiwan Province, Vice President and Premier of the Republic of China (ROC).

Taiwan

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After moving to Taiwan at the end of the civil war, he served as the Governor of Taiwan Province, Vice President and Premier of the Republic of China (ROC).

United States

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He represented the ROC in visits to the United States.

Courtesy name

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His courtesy name was Chen Tsyr-shiou.

Zhejiang

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Chen Cheng was born in Qingtian County, Zhejiang, he was graduated from Baoding Military Academy in 1922, and entered Whampoa Military Academy two years later.

Baoding Military Academy

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Chen Cheng was born in Qingtian County, Zhejiang, he was graduated from Baoding Military Academy in 1922, and entered Whampoa Military Academy two years later.

Chiang Kai-shek

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It is here where he met Chiang Kai-shek for the first time, Then Commandant of the Academy.

People's Liberation Army

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Beginning in 1931, Chen was assigned the task of suppressing the Red Army.