Chiang Kai Shek,
the former leader of
the Kuomintang and a close ally of Dr.
who became the first president of the
as appears on an ancient banknote. The text above the
portrait reads (from right to left): Zhong Yang Yin Hang (中央銀行), which
translates as ‘Central Bank’ and refers to the Central Bank of the
China, i.e. Taiwan.