lørdag 21. november 2015

Ex-Taiwan president's home turned into a McDonald's restaurant

McDonald’s has turned a house where the son of Chinese nationalist leader Chiang Kai-shek once lived into a restaurant, dividing opinion in China and Taiwan. Chiang Kai-shek fled the mainland in 1949 after the Kuomintang was defeated by the communists, retreating to Taiwan where his son, Chiang Ching-kuo, was president from 1978 to 1988. The McCafe opened on Friday in the former residence of Chiang Ching-kuo near the West Lake in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province. A side wing of the two-storey wood and brick lakeside villa had already been turned into a Starbucks in October. Read more