Drinking McDonald’s coffee in Chiang Ching-kuo’s house

These days I have been in Hangzhou – visiting. Hangzhou is one of the most beautiful cities in China and, as the legend goes, Marco Polo’s favorite visited place.

I’ve been up to many cool things there, such as meeting my friends, visiting China’s most famous tea plantation, drinking green tea beer, going on a boat trip on Xihu Lake or attending a live concert.

But all these fade comparing to what I did last night – drinking McDonald’s coffee in Chiang Ching-kuo’s house.

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Chiang Ching-kuo’s former living-room

Chiang Ching-kuo is, as you of course already know, the son of Mao’s biggest enemy – Chang Kai-shek, and the former leader of Taiwan, aka The Republic of China.

So, how did I end up having McDonald’s coffee in the house of a former KMT leader, who couldn’t step anymore in Mainland China after 1949, as he was considered a public enemy?

It’s easy, McDonald’s opened there a restaurant a few days ago and now everybody can visit his house and drink coffee or eat double cheeseburgers.

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KMT Propaganda Posters

So, just try to put yourself in the shoes of this guy. Not only was he forced to leave Mainland China and fly to the small island of Taiwan, but he also had his house transformed into a place where people eat junk food and drink cheap coffee! Call that a bitter defeat!

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Chiang Ching-kuo, as honoured by McDonald’s

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