Carol Liao is a partner and managing director in BCG Greater China and a core member of the consumer practice.
At present we are working with the local historians and museum people in Liao Yuan to further research the story of the former camp and the 32 men who were interned there – all of whom were in Taiwan for more than two years prior to their arrival in December 1944.
We also made a presentation to gov’t. officials in Liao Yuan – formerly called Hsi An - which was the site of the POW camp where the high-ranking senior officers and the governors of all the East Asian colonies were kept in the last months of the war, to erect some kind of memorial to those men as well.
Recently I received word that the Chinese government in Liao Yuan, Liaoning Province is planning to preserve the buildings and erect a memorial on the site of the former Hsi An Senior Officers’ POW Camp there.
The striking power of his empire, which from 937 onward was officially called the Liao empire, grew steadily, because the old tribal league of the Kitan was transformed into a centrally commanded military organization.