Son of Late President Chiang Dies
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) _ Chiang Hsiao-wu, a son of the late President Chiang Ching-kuo and former head of Taiwan’s diplomatic missions in Singapore and Japan, died Monday at age 46, a hospital reported.
Chiang died of heart failure caused by chronic inflammation of the pancreas, according to Taipei’s Veterans General Hospital.
Chiang resigned last month for health reasons as head of Taiwan’s mission in Japan, the Association of East Asian Relations.
He headed Taiwan’s mission in Singapore for two years before being transferred to Tokyo in 1990. He was president of the state-run Broadcasting Corporation of China from 1980 to 1986.
Hospital officials said President Lee Teng-hui and Premier Hau Pei-tsun visited the hospital to offer their condolences to members of Chiang’s family.
Chiang, whose grandfather was Chiang Kai-shek, Taiwan’s founder, is survived by his wife, Michelle Tsai, a son and a daughter.
He has a sister, Hsiao-chang, who lives in Berkeley, Calif., and a younger brother, Hsiao-yung, who lives in Vancouver, Canada. His older brother, Hsiao- wen, died of cancer in 1989.
Officials said funeral arrangements are pending.