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On 17 February in Asian history

ON 17 FEBRUARY IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on February 17, 2017

624: Birth of Chinese only empress Wu Zetian (690-705) who died on February 22, 705
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wu_Zetian
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/the-demonization-of-empress-wu-20743091/?no-ist
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/1985.html

763: Shi Chaoyi’s head is delivered to Chang’an ending the An Shi Rebellion of which was the last leader and committed suicide
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/An_Lushan_Rebellion

1661: Kangxi becomes emperor of China for the longest reign in China history (61 years)

http://www.chinahighlights.com/travelguide/china-history/emperor-kangxi.htm
http://www.ducksters.com/history/china/kangxi_emperor.php

1702: Birth of Muhammad Shah, the last Mughal emperor (1719-1748) who died on April 26, 1748
http://www.storyofpakistan.com/person.asp?perid=P068
http://pakistanspace.tripod.com/khurram/msrangeela.htm

1843: Engagement between a British force of about 2,800 troops under Sir Charles Napier and a host of more than 20,000 followers of the amirs (chiefs) of Sindh ending in a British victory and the annexation of most of Sindh
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Miani

1859: French Admiral Rigault de Genouilly takes the city of Saigon, starting the conquest of Cochinchina
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siege_of_Saigon

1862: Birth of Mori Ogai, Japanese novelist and poet who died on July 9, 1922
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mori_%C5%8Cgai
http://www.ndl.go.jp/portrait/e/datas/342.html

1872: Execution of Filipino Fathers Mariano Gomez, Jose Apolonio Burgos and Jacinto Zamora leading impetus to fight for freedom
http://kahimyang.info/kauswagan/articles/937/today-in-philippine-history-february-17-1872-fathers-mariano-gomez-jose-apolonio-burgos-and-jacinto-zamora-were-executed
http://filipino.biz.ph/history/gomburza.html

1883: After hunger strile, death of Vasudev Balwant Phadke, Indian revolutionary, father of the armed struggle for independence, born on November 14, 1845
http://www.hindujagruti.org/news/4072.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vasudev_Balwant_Phadke

vasudev balwant phadke

1897: In Philippine, first Battle of Zapote Bridge won on the Spanish
http://kahimyang.info/kauswagan/articles/938/today-in-philippine-history-february-17-1897-the-battle-of-zapote-bridge-took-place
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Zapote_Bridge_(1897)

1899: Birth of Jibanananda Das, Bangladeshi-Indian poet and author who died on October 22, 1954
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jibanananda_Das
http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Jibanananda_Das

1908: Birth of Bo Yibo, one of the Eight Immortals of the Chinese communist party who died on January 15,  2007
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bo_Yibo

1931: First talks between Mahatma Gandhi and viceroy of British India, Lord E.W. Irving

1934: Birth of Khun Sa, Burman king of drug, who died on October 26, 2007
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Khun_Sa

1944: By the Operation Haistone, the US destry the main Japanese logistical base in central Pacific of Truk in the Caroline Islands
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Hailstone

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AoHV6awrQ0E

1944: Beginning of the six-day Battle of Eniwetok Atoll in the Marshall Islands
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/u-s-troops-land-on-eniwetok-atoll
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Eniwetok
http://life.time.com/history/world-war-ii-rare-and-classic-photos-from-eniwetok-atoll/#1

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQcE1urSgUE

1955: Birth of Mo Yan, Chinese novelist, Nobel Prise 2012
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mo_Yan
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/03/14/the-mo-yan-effect-on-chinas-literary-scene/

1961: Birth of Panna Rittikrai, Thai actor, director, and stuntman who died on July 20 2014
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panna_Rittikrai

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aznTtEEx04M

1968: Birth of Wu’er Kaixi, one of the student leader in 1989’s Tian’anmen Square demonstrations
http://chineseculture.about.com/od/tiananmensquareprotests/p/Wuerkaixi.htm
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wu%27erkaixi

1972: Birth of Yuki Isoya, Japanese singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yuki_Isoya

1972: President Nixon leaves the USA to Hawaii from where he will go to China

1974: Birth of Kaoru Niikura, Japanese musician
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kaoru_(musician)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yn22Dc91kCU

1974: Birth of Al-Muhtadee Billah Bolkiah, Crown prince of Brunei
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Al-Muhtadee_Billah
http://www.bornrich.com/al-muhtadee-billah.html

1975: Birth of Harisu, South Korean singer, model and actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harisu

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YfOwv2aRxso

1976 Macau adopts its constitution (Organic Law of Macau)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Macau_Basic_Law

1979: In response to Vietnamese invasion of Cambodia, China launches a several-week attack in northern Vietnam
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/february/17/newsid_2547000/2547811.stm
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/china-invades-vietnam
http://sinovietnamesewar.com/
http://china-underground.com/2016/04/09/sino-vietnamise-war-images/?rdp_we_resource=https%3A%2F%2Fen.wikipedia.org%2Fwiki%2FSino-Vietnamese_War

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PEOv_JTshCw


 

1985: Birth of Anne Curtis, Filipino actress and commercial model
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anne_Curtis

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y9V7FJ_TsWo&feature=related

1986: Death of Jiddu Krishnamurti, Indian philosopher , born on May 11, 1895
http://www.jkrishnamurti.org/about-krishnamurti/biography.php
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/17-february-1986-jiddu-krishnamurti-philosopher-and-author-died

1997: After a huge victory, Nawaz Sharif comes back for the second time as Pakistan’s Prime Minister
https://www.facebook.com/rulers.pakistan/posts/550342545039403:0
http://www.ipu.org/parline-e/reports/arc/2241_97.htm

2001: Thailand king installs a new government led by Thaksin Shinawatra whose party, the Thai Rak Thai having 17 of 22 ministries
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/1108114.stm

2002: The Nepali communist guerilla launches its largest scale offensive since  the beginning of the insurrection in 1996. 137 are killed

2003: Mgr Joseph Zen, bishop of Hong Kong (named by the pope), accuses the governments of Beijing and Hong Kong of the will to increase the repression against the 347 000 Hong Kong catholics through an anti-subversion law in preparation
http://www.asianews.it/index.php?l=en&art=5460&size

2006: A massive mudslide occurs in Southern Leyte, Philippines; the official death toll is set at 1,126.

2009: The long-awaited UN-backed trial of former Khmer Rouge leader in Cambodia Kaing Guek Eav – better known as Duch opens at a Phnom Penh court, 30 years after the murderous regime fell. He was head of a notorious prison camp and is accused of presiding over the murder and torture of at least 15,000 inmates
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7893138.stm

2010: The European Union has decided to suspend Sri Lanka’s preferential trade benefits because of concerns over the country’s human rights record
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/8518054.stm

2011: Death of Mgr. Hu Daguo underground bishop of Shiqian. The prelate, 89, has spent decades of his life re-education camps and restrictions because of his Catholic faith
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Death-of-Mgr.-Hu-Daguo-underground-bishop-of-Shiqian-20808.html

2013: Death of Manoranjan Das, Indian playwright, born March 11, 1923
http://www.indianetzone.com/29/manoranjan_das_indian_theatre_personality.htm
http://incredibleorissa.com/en/dramatist-manoranjan-das-passes/

Manoranjan Das

2014: The United Nations’ human rights chief has called for an international war crimes investigation into alleged atrocities carried out in the final stages of the Sri Lankan civil war, according to reports
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/srilanka/10644023/UN-calls-for-Sri-Lankan-war-crimes-inquiry.html

2014: Death of R. K. Srikantan, Indian singer, born on January 14, 1920
http://scroll.in/article/656630/RK-Srikantan,-last-link-to-a-golden-age-of-Carnatic-music,-dies-at-94
http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/karnataka/rk-srikantan-passes-away/article5699784.ece

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B7SuKTXJuEg

2014: A Pakistan Taliban faction announced the execution of 23 soldiers on Monday, dealing a fresh blow to already dwindling hopes that peace talks might end years of violence
http://www.voanews.com/content/pakistan-peace-talks-stalled-by-soldier-deaths/1852733.html http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/pakistan/10643505/Peace-talks-collapse-as-Taliban-execute-23-Pakistani-soldiers.html

2014: A stunning catalog of torture and the widespread abuse of even the weakest of North Koreans reveal a portrait of a brutal state « that does not have any parallel in the contemporary world, » a United Nations panel reported Monday
http://edition.cnn.com/2014/02/17/world/asia/north-korea-un-report/index.html?hpt=ias_c1
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2014/02/n-korea-hits-out-at-un-abuses-report-2014217104927326115.html

2015: Myanmar declares a state of emergency in a conflict-torn border region, where ferocious fighting between the army and ethnic rebels has sent thousands fleeing airstrikes and fierce gun battles
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/myanmar-declares-emergency-war-torn-region-fighting-rages http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2015/02/myanmar-declares-state-emergency-war-torn-region-150217124515270.html

2016: A Maldives court convicts opposition leader Sheikh Imran Abdulla of terrorism and sentenced him to 12 years in jail
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-35593011

Xinjiang since July 2009 unrest

17 FEBRUARY 2017

Massive show of force staged in China’s Xinjiang region after terrorist Attack

Thousands of armed police and military vehicles have taken part in a parade in China’s restive Xinjiang region in a massive show of force two days after a deadly attack that authorities blamed on terrorists
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2071788/massive-show-force-staged-chinas-xinjiang-region-after
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/eight-die-five-injured-in-xinjiang-knife-attack-reports-02152017152530.html

20 JULY 2016

Beijing policies in Xinjiang driving Chinese Muslims to join ranks of Islamic State, says US think tank

Tough religious restrictions on Muslim minorities in the country’s far west may have driven more than 100 to join Islamic State (IS), a US think tank said on Wednesday
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1992418/beijing-policies-xinjiang-driving-chinese-muslims-join

3 JUNE 2016

China angered by US questioning ‘anti-terrorism campaign’ in Muslim-majority Xinjiang

China asks the United States to respect the fight against what Beijing says are militants in the far western region of Xinjiang, after Washington expresses concern about the lack of transparency in China’s anti-terrorism campaign.
http://www.radioaustralia.net.au/international/2016-06-03/china-angered-by-us-questioning-antiterrorism-campaign-in-muslimmajority-xinjiang/1587250
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/nation/2016-06/03/content_15444483.html
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/nation/2016-06/02/content_15443381.html

8 APRIL 2016

Xinjiang seals US$2b in deals with Pakistan firms

Companies from China’s far western region of Xinjiang signed deals worth about US$2 billion with Pakistan this week during a visit to Pakistan by Xinjiang’s top official, who sought to cement ties with an important security partner
http://www.dawn.com/news/1250730/chinas-xinjiang-seals-pakistan-ties-with-2bn-in-deals
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/business/2016-04/08/content_15413033.html

22 JANUARY 2016

China Jails Xinjiang Rights Activist For 19 Years For Subversion, Spying

Authorities in the northwestern Chinese region of Xinjiang have jailed a Han Chinese rights activist for 19 years on subversion and spying charges after he openly criticized government policy in the troubled region.
http://www.beijingbulletin.com/index.php/sid/240488077

3 JANUARY 2016

Role Of Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region In Economic Security Of China – Analysis

The main question addressed in this article is why the economic development of Xinjiang is a priority for the Beijing government. How can we explain the fact that Beijing’s investment in Xinjiang is much higher than its investment in other regions populated by predominantly non- Han Chinese population?
http://www.eurasiareview.com/03012016-role-of-xinjiang-uyghur-autonomous-region-in-economic-security-of-china-analysis/

3 DECEMBER 2015

Xinjiang violence: Does China have a terror problem?

Hundreds of people have been killed in Xinjiang in recent years and authorities have blamed there has been a spate of high-profile attacks outside the province
http://edition.cnn.com/2015/12/02/asia/china-xinjiang-uyghurs/index.html

20 NOVEMBER 2015

Chinese police kill 28 members of « terrorist group » – state media reports

Chinese security forces have killed 28 people allegedly responsible for a deadly attack on a coal mine in Xinjiang, state media has said
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/12006934/Chinese-police-kill-28-members-of-terrorist-group-state-media-reports.html
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2015/11/china-28-terrorists-killed-xinjiang-operation-151120045600089.html

23 JUNE 2015

China’s illusion of harmony

China’s recent crackdown on its Muslim minority population will deepen resentment and further radicalisation
http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2015/06/china-illusion-harmony-muslims-ramadan-150622090238602.html

25 MAY 2015

China busts 181 terror gangs in autonomous Xinjiang region in year-long crackdown

More than 92 percent of groups were raided while planning attacks and 112 suspects turned themselves into security services, according to an assessment of the security operation by Xinjiang’s regional Communist Party committee.
http://www.ucanews.com/news/china-claims-to-have-broken-up-nearly-200-terror-cells-in-xinjiang/73661

20 FEBRUARY 2015

Hacking, shooting incident leave 17 dead in Xinjiang’s Aksu prefecture

Seventeen people have reportedly been hacked, stabbed or shot to death in the latest episode of deadly violence to hit China’s far west.
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/aksu-02202015214715.html

23 JANUARY 2015

Arrests in China’s Xinjiang ‘nearly doubled in 2014’

More than 27,000 suspects were arrested, up by more than 95 per cent, in the far-western, predominantly Muslim area, according to reports
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/11365321/Arrests-in-Chinas-Xinjiang-nearly-doubled-in-2014Muslim-Uighurs.html

31 DECEMBER 2014

China promotes governor of troubled Xinjiang Nur Bekri to top energy post

China has promoted the ethnic Uighur governor of the troubled far western region of Xinjiang to the country’s top energy policy body, Chinese media reported on Wednesday, but left unclear who would replace him
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/china-promotes-governor-troubled-xinjiang-top-energy-post

11 DECEMBER 2014

China’s Urumqi bans Islamic veil, sparking rights concerns

The capital of China’s far western Xinjiang has banned the wearing of Islamic veils in public, the regional government said on Thursday, in a move experts worry could spark more unrest in the troubled region
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/chinas-urumqi-bans-islamic-veil-sparking-rights-concerns

9 DECEMBER 2014

China jails students of Uighur scholar Ilham Tohti

Seven students of a prominent scholar from China’s Uighur minority have been convicted of separatism in a secret trial and given prison sentences of three to eight years, a lawyer said Tuesday.
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/448514/students-of-uighur-scholar-jailed-for-eparatism-lawyer
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-30390801

8 DECEMBER 2014

China sentences eight to death for Xinjiang knife, bomb attacks

Eight people were sentenced to death for their roles in two knife and bomb attacks earlier this year in the violence-plagued western region of Xinjiang , state media reported
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1657774/china-sentences-eight-death-xinjiang-knife-bomb-attacks

29 NOVEMBER 2014

Xinjiang attack leaves at least 15 dead

The official Xinhua news agency said the attack took place on Friday on a “food street” in Shache county, where state media said a series of attacks in July left 96 people dead, including 59 assailants.
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/nov/29/xinjiang-attack-15-dead

11 NOVEMBER 2014

22 Sentenced to Prison in Ethnically Split Chinese Region of Xinjiang

The authorities in Xinjiang have imprisoned 22 people in a mass sentencing that included charges of rape, disturbing public order and “illegal preaching,” a state news media outlet reported on Tuesday.
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/12/world/asia/xinjiang-court-sentences-22-to-prison-for-religious-crimes.html?ref=asia&_r=0

27 OCTOBER 2014

China to streamline counter-terrorism intelligence gathering

China will set up a national anti-terrorism intelligence system, state media said on Monday, reporting changes to an anti-terror law expected to be passed this week in the wake of an upsurge in violence in the far western region of Xinjiang
http://digital.asiaone.com/digital/news/china-streamline-counter-terrorism-intelligence-gathering

13 OCTOBER 2014

China sentences 12 to death for south Xinjiang attacks

A court in China’s restive Xinjiang region has sentenced 12 people to death for attacks that left nearly 100 people dead in July.
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-29592882
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2014/10/china-sentences-12-death-xinjiang-20141013125835795435.html

25 SEPTEMBER 2014

40 ‘rioters’ killed in China’s Xinjiang: state media

Six civilians, two police officers and two auxiliary police were also killed in the attacks in Xinjiang’s Luntai county, with 54 civilians injured, according to Tianshan, the regional government news portal.
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/434283/40-rioters-killed-in-china-xinjiang-state-media

24 SEPTEMBER 2014

Interactive: China’s Uighur unrest

Ethnic violence has wracked China’s restive Xinjiang region, leading to a tight government clampdown.
http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/interactive/2014/09/interactive-china-uighur-unrest-201492282424478793.html

23 SEPTEMBER 2014

China jails prominent Uighur academic Ilham Tohti for life

A Chinese court has sentenced the country’s most prominent advocate for the rights of Muslim Uighur people to life in prison on separatism charges, his lawyer has said, in a case that has provoked an international outcry.
http://edition.cnn.com/2014/09/23/world/asia/china-scholar-sentence/index.html?hpt=ias_c2
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-29321701
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/scholar-09232014091017.html

17 SEPTEMBER 2014

China begins trial of Uighur scholar Ilham Tohti

Uighur scholar, respected internationally for constructive views on country’s ethnic tensions, is accused of fomenting separatism
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/sep/17/china-begins-trial-of-ilham-tohti
http://edition.cnn.com/2014/09/17/world/asia/china-uyghur-scholar-trial/index.html?hpt=ias_c2
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/On-trial-for-separatism,-Ilham-Tohti-says-Uighurs-and-Han-Chinese-have-the-same-problems-in-Xinjiang-32180.html

10 SEPTEMBER 2014

Urumqi police to reward tip-offs on terrorism

Authorities in Urumqi, capital of the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, said on Tuesday they will reward informants who report events or individuals connected with activities related to terrorism and religious extremism.
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/nation/2014-09/10/content_15164630.html

29 AUGUST 2014

China Offers Cash For Marriage to Promote Assimilation in Xinjiang

Chinese authorities in the troubled northwestern region of Xinjiang have announced a slew of cash incentives for interracial marriages between members of ethnic minority groups and majority Han Chinese, local officials said
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/scheme-08292014122418.html

24 AUGUST 2014

China executes eight, including Tiananmen attackers

China has executed eight people in the north-western region of Xinjiang, for what it calls « terrorist » attacks, reports the state news agency Xinhua.
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-28917604
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/china-executes-tiananmen-square-attack-leaders

16 AUGUST 2014

China says it ‘rescues’ 82 children from Xinjiang religious schools

A sweep on illegal religious activity in the capital of China’s unruly far western region of Xinjiang has resulted in 82 children being « rescued » from unlicensed Islamic schools and the seizure of religious clothing, a state-run newspaper said on Saturday
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/china-says-it-rescues-82-children-xinjiang-religious-schools

12 AUGUST 2014

China jails 25 more for terror crimes in Xinjiang

A court in China’s unruly far western region of Xinjiang has sentenced 25 more people to jail terms ranging from three years to life for terror-related offences, state media said on Tuesday, as the government clamps down on a surge in violence
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/china-jails-25-more-terror-crimes-xinjiang

6 AUGUST 2014

Chinese city bans Islamic beards, headwear and clothing on buses

Authorities in Karamay banned people wearing hijabs, niqabs, burqas or clothing with the Islamic star and crescent symbol from taking local buses, the Karamay Daily reported
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/aug/06/chinese-city-bans-islamic-beards-headwear-and-clothing-on-buses
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-28670719

4 AUGUST 2014

Xinjiang offers cash rewards for those hunting terrorists

Authorities in far west China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region have announced that more than 300 million yuan (about $48 million) would be offered in cash rewards to those who helped hunt suspected terrorists
http://www.ecns.cn/2014/08-04/127543.shtml

3 AUGUST 2014

Xinjiang unrest leaves nearly 100 dead, including 37 civilians, China says

Masked militants attacked civilians, police and officials last week in China’s far western region of Xinjiang leading to almost 100 deaths, the government said on Sunday, giving fresh details on one of the worst incidents of unrest in years
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/aug/03/xinjiang-100-dead-37-civilians-china
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-28628332

30 JULY 2014

Imam of China’s largest mosque killed in Xinjiang

Mr Tahir, who was from Xinjiang’s mainly Muslim Uighur ethnic minority, was a vocal and public supporter of Chinese policies in the region
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-28586426
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/murder-07302014221118.html

Chinese authorities tighten security in Xinjiang region after surge in violence

Security tightened drastically across China’s far western city of Kashgar on Wednesday, as Uighur exiles disputed official reports blaming terrorists for fatal violence that claimed dozens of lives in the same part of the Xinjiang region two days earlier
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jul/30/chinese-tighten-security-xinjiang-violence-uighur-muslim-minority

29 JULY 2014

China says dozens killed in Xinjiang attack

Dozens of people were killed and injured in an attack in China’s far western Xinjiang region, home to the mainly Muslim Uyghur minority, state media has reported
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2014/07/china-says-dozens-killed-xinjiang-attack-2014729143054999925.html
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jul/29/chinese-police-shoot-dozens-knife-wielding-attackers-dead-xinjiang
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10999002/Chinese-police-shoot-dead-dozens-after-mass-knife-attacks.html

11 JULY 2014

China jails 32 in Xinjiang on terror charges

Chinese courts in the far-western region of Xinjiang have sentenced 32 people to prison terms ranging from four years to life for terrorism-related charges
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/420115/chinese-courts-jail-32-in-xinjiang
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-28258983

2 JULY 2014

China bans Xinjiang officials from observing Ramadan fast

Several government departments in China’s far western region of Xinjiang have banned Muslim staff from fasting during the month of Ramadan
http://www.dawn.com/news/1116546/china-restricts-ramazan-fasting-in-xinjiang
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-28123267

30 JUNE 2014

China jails 113 in Xinjiang for terrorism

Chinese courts have sentenced 113 people to jail terms ranging from 10 years to life in mainly Uighur Muslim Xinjiang province for terrorism and other charges, according to a government-run news portal.
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2014/06/china-jails-113-xinjiang-terrorism-201463063741554316.html
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10934818/China-jails-113-for-terrorism-in-Xinjiang-mass-trial.html

21 JUNE 2014

China Xinjiang: Police kill 13 attackers

Thirteen assailants have been killed in an attack on a police station in China’s restive western province of Xinjiang, officials say
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-27953164
http://www.wantchinatimes.com/news-subclass-cnt.aspx?id=20140621000128&cid=1103
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2014/06/thirteen-shot-dead-after-china-bomb-attack-20146213434779465.html

16 JUNE 2014

Three sentenced to death for Tiananmen Square attack

Three people have been sentenced to death in connection with a suicide car crash in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square, state-run media said Monday.
http://www.france24.com/en/20140616-china-sentenced-death-tiananmen-square-attack/
http://www.euronews.com/2014/06/16/chinese-court-hands-out-death-penalty-for-tiananmen-crash/

China executes 13 for terror, violent crimes in Xinjiang

Chinese authorities executed 13 people on Monday for « terrorist attacks and violent crimes » in the violence-wracked northwestern region of Xinjiang, state media said
http://edition.cnn.com/2014/06/16/world/asia/china-executions/index.html?hpt=ias_c2
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/china-executes-13-terror-violent-crimes-xinjiang-xinhua
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/415673/china-executes-13-for-terror-violent-crimes-in-xinjiang

5 JUNE 2014

China sentences nine to death in Xinjiang

Authorities in China’s restive Xinjiang region have sentenced nine people to death for « violent terrorism » crimes, state media reported, as part of a nation-wide crackdown on alleged separatist groups
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2014/06/china-sentences-nine-death-xinjiang-20146512313719219.html

31 MAY 2014

China indicts eight over 2013 Tiananmen Gate attack

China has indicted eight people on terrorism charges in connection with an attack on Beijing’s iconic Tiananmen Gate last year that killed two tourists and three assailants, the government said Saturday

http://www.chinapost.com.tw/china/national-news/2014/06/01/409071/China-indicts.htm

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-27647842

http://www.dawn.com/news/1109753/china-indicts-eight-over-2013-tiananmen-gate-attack

30 MAY 2014

China’s president pledges more cash to Xinjiang to defuse ethnic tensions

China’s president has promised to raise incomes and education spending in the country’s restive Muslim north-west in an effort to defuse rising ethnic tensions while calling for tougher security, following an attack in the region’s capital that killed dozens of people

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/may/30/china-president-more-cash-xinjiang-uighur

29 MAY 2014

Should China Fear Islamic Insurgency?

Xi Jinping may well be able to solve the violence in Xinjiang, but Beijing will need to change course

http://thediplomat.com/2014/05/should-china-fear-islamic-insurgency/

28 MAY 2014

China sentences 55 in mass stadium trial

At least one person has been sentenced to death and 54 others found guilty following a mass trial in China’s restive Xinjiang province for a wide range of crimes including terrorism, separatism and murder, state media has reported.
http://www.aljazeera.com/humanrights/2014/05/fifty-five-sentenced-china-mass-trial-201452814535938889.html
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10861786/Chinese-court-sentences-55-for-terrorism-charges-in-front-of-packed-stadium.html
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-27600397

26 MAY 2014

China detains more than 200 suspected separatists in Xinjiang, state media says

Police in China’s troubled north-west region of Xinjiang have broken up 23 terror or extremist groups and detained more than 200 suspected militants in the last month, state media has reported.

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/may/26/china-200-separatists-xinjiang-anti-terrorism-crackdown

http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Xinjiang:-more-than-200-Uighurs-arrested-in-connection-with-the-Urumqi-attack-31183.html

23 MAY 2014

Xinjiang attack marks dramatic shift in militant tactics

The bombing of a civilian market in Xinjiang represents a shift in tactics by militants towards more spectacular attacks, analysts say, to invite a disproportionate response by China and so radicalise the Muslim Uighur homeland

http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/411405/xinjiang-attack-marks-dramatic-shift-in-militant-tactics

22 MAY 2014

Urumqi attack kills 31 in China’s Xinjiang region

Attackers in China’s restive Xinjiang region have crashed two cars into shoppers at a market, killing 31 people, Chinese media reports say
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-27502652
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10848336/China-terror-attack-leaves-dozens-killed-after-bombs-thrown-into-busy-market.html

13 MAY 2014

Over 100 Detained After Xinjiang Police Open Fire on Protesters

Authorities in China’s Xinjiang region detained more than 100 ethnic minority Uyghurs who took part in mass protests this week against the detention of women and middle school girls for wearing headscarves, as local officials confirmed that at least two protesters have been shot dead

http://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/detained-05232014165418.html

12 MAY 2014

More than 200 held in China terror video crackdown

Police in China’s Xinjiang region, home to mainly Muslim Uighurs, have arrested more than 200 people over six weeks for « dissemination of violent or terrorist videos », state media said Monday, amid a wave of train station attacks.

http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/409421/more-than-200-held-in-china-terror-video-crackdown

4 MAY 2014

Xinjiang police issue order to detain family members of Urumqi bomb suspect

Xinjiang police are looking for 10 family members of an alleged assailant killed in Wednesday’s deadly bomb and knife attack in Urumqi

http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1503380/xinjiang-police-issue-order-detain-family-members-urumqi-bomb-suspect

1 MAY 2014

Xinjiang station attack: President Xi Jinping urges action

China’s president has urged « decisive actions » against « terrorist attacks » in Xinjiang after a deadly blast at a railway station, state media say
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-27232924
http://www.chinapost.com.tw/china/local-news/other/2014/05/01/406645/Chinas-Xi.htm

30 APRIL 2014

Explosion in China railway during presidential visit leaves dozens injured

At least 50 people were injured when an explosion rocked a train station in Urumqi, the capital of China’s restive Xinjiang province, on the final day of a presidential visit designed to promote Beijing’s war on terrorism
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10799050/Explosion-in-China-railway-during-presidential-visit-leaves-dozens-injured.html
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/china%E2%80%99s-xi-vows-%E2%80%98decisive-actions%E2%80%99-after-xinjiang-attack

http://www.france24.com/en/20140501-dead-attack-station-china-stabbing-bomb/

27 MARCH 2014

The Kunming Attack and China’s Uighur Politics

In the wake of the Kunming attack, experts expect the Chinese government to crack down hard on Uighurs and anyone sympathetic to them

http://fpif.org/kunming-attack-chinas-uighur-politics/

13 MARCH 2014

More than 200 Asylum-Seeking Uyghurs Detained in Thailand

More than 200 Uyghurs fleeing ethnic tension in China’s restive northwestern Xinjiang region have been detained in Thailand and face deportation back home where they could be punished, according to some of their relatives

http://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/thailand-03132014183027.html

11 MARCH 2014

China’s Jihadists

On March 2, 2014, a train station in Kunming witnessed a horrific slashing attack by black-clad Uighurs wielding large knives and machetes.  The attack left 29 dead and 143 wounded.At least 9 Uighurs,members of the East Turkestan [separatists] Islamic Movement (ETIM), which have committed more than 200 terrorist attacks over the past 12 months, were identified as the attackers.

http://acdemocracy.org/chinas-jihad/

4 MARCH 2014

Exiled Uighur leader urges Beijing not to demonise group… and Xi Jinping says the same

An exiled Uighur rights leader Tuesday urged China against « demonising » the ethnic group after a deadly attack for which officials have blamed separatists from the western region of Xinjiang.
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/exiled-uighur-leader-urges-beijing-not-demonise-group
http://indianexpress.com/article/world/world-others/xi-jinping-calls-for-ethnic-unity-in-china-after-kunming-attack/

3 MARCH 2014

China Captures Remaining Suspects in Train Station Attack

China says it has captured the final three suspects in the stabbing rampage at a train station that killed 29 people and injured 143 others. Citing the Ministry for Public Security Monday, the official Xinhua news agency says the suspects who carried out the attack are part of a terrorist gang led by Abdurehim Kurban.

http://www.voanews.com/content/china-captures-remaining-suspects-in-train-station-attack/1862890.html http://www.euronews.com/2014/03/03/china-ethnic-uighurs-say-they-are-being-harassed-after-train-station-knife-/

2 MARCH 2014

Xinjiang separatists behind deadly China rail attack: Xinhua

More than 10 assailants slashed scores of people with knives at a train station in southern China, drawing police fire, in what authorities called a terrorist assault by ethnic separatists based in the far west, state media said Sunday. Thirty-three people were killed and 130 wounded http://www.chinapost.com.tw/china/national-news/2014/03/02/401858/China-blames.htm http://edition.cnn.com/2014/03/02/world/asia/china-railway-attack/index.html?hpt=ias_c1

27 FEBRUARY 2014

Chinese Lawyer Denied Meeting with Jailed Uighur Client

A lawyer for jailed Uighur intellectual Ilham Tohti says he has been denied access to his client in China’s western Xinjiang province.
http://www.voanews.com/content/jailed-uighur-intellectual-denied-meeting-with-lawyer-in-china/1860782.html

US ambassador to China expresses concern about political activists’ rights

The outgoing US ambassador to China urged Beijing on Thursday to respect the rights of peaceful political activists. He said that Washington was deeply concerned about the fate of minority scholar Ilham Tohti, who has been charged with separatism.
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/feb/27/us-ambassador-china-concern-political-rights-ilham-tohti

26 FEBRUARY 2014

China condemned for charging Uighur academic Ilham Tohti with separatism

Rights groups have condemned China for charging a prominent Uighur critic of government policy towards his mostly Muslim minority with inciting separatism – a crime that can carry the death penalty
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/feb/26/china-condemned-uighur-academic-ilham-tohti-separatism
http://www.voanews.com/content/uighur-group-slams-chinas-charges-against-intellectual/1859435.html
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2014/02/china-charges-uighur-academic-separatism-201422518156947258.html

14 FEBRUARY 2014

Chinese police shoot dead ‘terrorists’ in Xinjiang, says state media

Eight terrorists were killed by police and three others by their own suicide devices during a terrorist attack Friday afternoon in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, police said.
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/feb/14/china-police-kill-several-terrorists-attack-xinjiang-state-media
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/china/2014-02/14/c_133116340.htm

25 JANUARY 2014

Fresh clashes kill 12 in China’s Xinjiang region

Six people have died in explosions and another six have been shot dead by police in fresh violence in China’s restive western region of Xinjiang, home to the ethnic minority Uighurs, state media reported.
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jan/25/fresh-clashes-kill-12-china-xinjiang-uighurs
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/391469/china-xinjiang-rocked-as-12-killed-in-fresh-violence

19 JANUARY 2014

China’s media accuse Uighur scholar of separatism

A state-run newspaper in China accused a recently detained Uighur scholar and government critic of splitting ethnic unity in a Saturday editorial, while his lawyer said he has received no official word about the academic

http://asiancorrespondent.com/118558/chinas-media-accuse-uighur-scholar-of-separatism/

17 JANUARY 2014

Xinjiang steps up fight against religious extremists in China

China’s north-western area of Xinjiang will double its anti-terrorism budget in the coming year, state media have reported, raising concerns of an increased wave of repression in the ethnically divided region.

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jan/17/xinjiang-religious-extremists-china-terrorism

15 JANUARY 2014

Uighur scholar and mother seized by Chinese police, says website



Ilham Tohti, a critic of state policies in Xinjiang region, taken from home, overseas-hosted site reports, citing phone call from wife”

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jan/16/chinese-police-uighur-academic-ilham-tohti

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jan/15/uighur-scholar-mother-chinese-police-ilham-tohti

30 DECEMBER 2013

Eight Killed in Attack on Chinese Police Station

Police in China’s restive far western region of Xinjiang say eight attackers were shot dead during in assault on a police station, raising the death toll from violent clashes in the province to at least 35 since November.
http://www.voanews.com/content/eight-killed-in-attack-on-chinese-police-station/1819785.html
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2013/12/chinese-police-gun-down-terrorists-201312304312685695.html

17 DECEMBER 2013

Chinese police arrest suspects after Kashgar violence

Chinese police have arrested six suspects in the ethnically divided western region Xinjiang after an outbreak of violence this weekend left 16 people dead, including a number of police officers

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/dec/17/violence-china-kashgar-dead-xinjiang-muslim

15 DECEMBER 2013

Two police among at least 16 dead after armed clashes in Xinjiang, China: report

Armed clashes between « thugs » carrying explosives and machetes and police left at 16 people dead in China’s Xinjiang province late Sunday, including two officers, state media reported.
http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/12/16/21920254-two-police-among-at-least-16-dead-after-armed-clashes-in-xinjiang-china-report?lite

26 NOVEMBER 2013

Xinjiang university students must have political views approved

University students in Xinjiang will not graduate unless their political views are approved, a university official has said, as the country wages what school administrators called an ideological war against separatism.

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/nov/26/xinjiang-china-university-students-political-views

16 NOVEMBER 2013

Deaths in assault on China police station

An assault on a police station in the northwestern region of Xinjiang has left eleven dead, according to the local government, in the latest of a series of attacks pointing to growing unrest in the area.

http://www.euronews.com/2013/11/17/eleven-killed-in-police-station-attack-in-xinjiang-china/

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/nov/17/china-police-station-attack-xinjiang

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2013/11/deaths-assault-china-police-station-2013111751217662711.html

7 NOVEMBER 2013

China’s Account of Tiananmen Square Crash Questioned

Analysts are questioning China’s claim that last week’s deadly car crash in Tiananmen Square was the work of an al-Qaida-linked separatist group fighting in northwest China.

http://www.voanews.com/content/chinas-account-of-tiananmen-square-crash-questioned/1785402.html

3 NOVEMBER 2013

China’s Military Chief in Xinjiang Dismissed Following Tiananmen Incident

General Peng Yong, who was named commander of the Xinjiang military region in July 2011, was dismissed from his post as a member of the Standing Committee of the Chinese Communist Party of Xinjiang, the Xinjiang Daily said in a terse dispatch.
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/xinjiang-military-chief-punished-after-beijing-attack-report
http://www.voanews.com/content/chinas-military-chief-in-xinjiang-dismissed-following-tiananmen-incident/1782288.html

1 NOVEMBER 2013

Post-Tiananmen China crackdown ‘will fuel Xinjiang unrest’

Festering discontent with China’s governance of Xinjiang is on the rise and Beijing is intent on clamping down, analysts say, in a vicious cycle that will only spin faster after a fatal attack in Tiananmen Square.

http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/377615/post-tiananmen-china-crackdown-will-fuel-xinjiang-unrest

30 OCTOBER 2013

Five arrested in Tiananmen Square incident, deemed a terrorist attack

Five suspects have been detained in Monday’s deadly crash in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square, which has been identified as a terrorist attack, Beijing police said Wednesday.
http://edition.cnn.com/2013/10/30/world/asia/china—tiananmen—arrests/index.html?hpt=ias_c1
http://www.euronews.com/2013/10/30/chinese-authorities-step-up-hunt-for-8-tiananmen-square-car-crash-suspects/

29 OCTOBER 2013

China investigating Uighur suspects in Tiananmen Square blaze

Police are scouring Beijing for two suspects from the restive region of Xinjiang after an attack at Tiananmen Square left five dead
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10410714/China-investigating-Uighur-suspects-in-Tiananmen-Square-blaze.html
http://www.euronews.com/2013/10/29/china-suspects-tiananmen-square-car-fire-was-a-suicide-attack/
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/xinjiang-suspects-named-after-tiananmen-crash

14 OCTOBER 2013

Five Uyghurs Killed in Third Straight Week of Fatal Shootings in Xinjiang County

Chinese security forces shot dead five ethnic minority Muslim Uyghurs in the third consecutive week of fatal shootings in a restive county in the northwestern region of Xinjiang, an exile Uyghur group said Monday, accusing the authorities of a « cover-up »

http://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/shooting-10142013202904.html

8 OCTOBER 2013

China arrests 110 in Xinjiang for spreading online rumours

Nearly 400 people in China’s north-western Xinjiang region have been investigated for spreading online rumours, state media report.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-24444505

3 OCTOBER 2013

100 Uyghurs Rounded Up in Police Hunt in Yunnan

Authorities have rounded up some 100 ethnic minority Uyghurs in China’s southwestern province of Yunnan in recent weeks amid a hunt for suspects fleeing to the Lao border following a deadly clash, according to local sources and police.

http://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/yunnan-10032013183810.html

12 SEPTEMBER 2013

Xinjiang attack: China sentences three to death

A Chinese court has sentenced three men to death over violence in Xinjiang that left 35 people dead, state media say.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-24075807
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2013-09/13/content_16966708.htm

25 AUGUST 2013

At Least 15 Uyghurs Killed in Police Shootout in Xinjiang

Chinese authorities have shot dead at least 15 ethnic Uyghurs in a desert area in Xinjiang, accusing them of terrorism and illegal religious activity, in the latest violence to rock the troubled northwestern region of China, according to police sources. They were among a group of more than 20 Uyghurs surrounded and fired upon by police in a lightning raid last week in the Yilkiqi township in Kargilik (in Chinese, Yecheng) county in Kashgar prefecture

http://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/shootout-08252013134303.html

15 AUGUST 2013

Hundreds of Uyghurs Held After Violence Over Prayer Restrictions

A week after police opened fire and suppressed protests by ethnic minority Muslim Uygurs in a village in the restive Xinjiang region, the crowd at the local mosque has plummeted by 70 percent, residents say, suggesting that a silent crackdown is underway. The hundreds of Uyghurs missing from the prayers at the mosque in No. 16 Village of Aykol town in Aksu prefecture have most likely been detained after the deadly violence on Aug. 7 on the eve of the Eid al-Fitr marking the end of Islam’s holy month of Ramadan, according to the residents.

http://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/detained-08152013191244.html

10 AUGUST 2013

Three Uyghurs Shot Dead, 20 Injured in Eid Eve Clashes

At least three ethnic minority Muslim Uyghurs were killed and 20 others injured in clashes in China’s troubled Xinjiang region when security forces opened fire at a crowd trying to stop police from arresting suspects outside a mosque on the eve of the Eid al-Fitr festival. The incident occurred on Wednesday 7 night as Uyghurs in the region’s Aksu prefecture were preparing for prayers ahead of the Eid marking the end of Islam’s holiest month of Ramadan.

http://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/clashes-08102013000244.html

31 JULY 2013

Uyghur Scholar Ilham Tohti Under House Arrest

Uyghur scholar and activist Ilham Tohti said Wednesday that he has been placed under house arrest for the fourth time this year, possibly to prevent him from speaking out as representatives from the U.S. and China wrapped up an annual dialogue on human rights.The university professor is an outspoken critic of the government’s treatment of Uyghurs, whose homeland is in China’s northwestern Xinjiang region and who complain of discrimination by the authorities and the country’s majority Han Chinese.

http://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/scholar-07312013173204.html

29 JULY 2013

Hundreds of Uyghurs Detained Over Deadly Attack on Chinese Dam Workers

Chinese authorities have detained for questioning hundreds of ethnic minority Uyghurs and are hot on the trail of two key suspects in connection with a fatal knife attack on Han Chinese workers building a dam in the restive Xinjiang region, according to local officials and residents

http://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/attack-07292013171133.html

22 JULY 2013

Uyghur Student Detained at Beijing Airport

A Uyghur ethnic minority student who once worked as a volunteer for a website of outspoken Uyghur scholar Ilham Tohti has been detained by police at the Beijing airport as he was preparing to fly to Turkey to continue his studies, his friend said Monday.

http://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/student-07222013204016.html

19 JULY 2013

Uighur Unrest in Xinjiang Has Nothing to Do With “Terrorists”

Xinjiang, China’s largest and westernmost province, is home to over eight million Uighurs, a Turkic-speaking, predominantly Muslim ethnic minority. The Uighurs have lived uneasily alongside China’s Han majority for centuries, ever since the Qing dynasty seized control over Xinjiang—which lies above Tibet and shares borders with many Central Asian countries—in the 1700s. There are now just slightly more Uighurs in the province than Han Chinese, who have migrated en masse to Xinjiang in recent decades.

http://fpif.org/uighur-unrest-in-xinjiang-has-nothing-to-do-with-terrorists/

15 JULY 2013

China claims Uyghurs trained in Syria

The Chinese government has claimed since 2012 that Uyghur militants from Xinjiang are fighting with the rebels in Syria against the government of Bashar al-Assad. On July 1, China said that a Uyghur militant who studied in Istanbul and fought with the Free Syrian Army in Aleppo had returned to Xinjiang and was arrested while planning to carry out « violent attacks » in China.                                                                 http://www.atimes.com/atimes/China/CHIN-01-150713.html

5 JULY 2013

Uyghurs Prevented From Mourning Deaths in Urumqi Riots

Authorities in China’s troubled northwestern region of Xinjiang have prevented families of Uyghurs who perished in the July 5, 2009 riots from entering the capital Urumqi to mourn their loss as Beijing marked the fourth anniversary of ethnic violence by staging military « anti-terrorism » exercises.                                               http://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/prevented-07052013145108.html

2 JULY 2013

China Tightens Security in Xinjiang Ahead of Anniversary

Chinese authorities are ramping up security and offering rewards to informers in the predominantly Muslim Xinjiang region, in response to a wave of deadly incidents that killed at least 35 people last week                                                                                                                        http://www.voanews.com/content/china-tightens-security-in-xinjiang-ahead-of-anniversary/1693463.html

1 JULY 2013

China ramps up security in Xinjiang after unrest

In a show of force after unrest last week that left 35 people dead, Chinese authorities have ramped up security in the far-western region of Xinjiang.                        http://edition.cnn.com/2013/07/01/world/asia/china-xinjiang-violence/index.html?hpt=ias_c1                                                                                                      http://www.rfa.org/english/news/violence-06302013201357.html

29 JUNE 2013

‘Terrorists’ attack police station in restive Chinese province

More than one hundred knife-wielding “terrorists” were repelled after attacking a police station in the volatile Chinese province of Xinjiang, state media claimed on Saturday. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/10149884/Terrorists-attack-police-station-in-restive-Chinese-province.html                                                                                                http://www.theepochtimes.com/n3/?p=139005

26 JUNE 2013

Xinjiang, police open fire on crowd: 27 victims

In the remote western province, hotbed of ethnic clashes between Han and Uyghurs, tension continues unabated. A group of people assault police station and officers, who open fire at point blank range to repel them.                                                              http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Xinjiang,-police-open-fire-on-crowd:-27-victims-28302.html                                                                                                                http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2013/06/2013626522162718.html

20 JUNE 2013

China jails 11 in Xinjiang for religious hatred

China has jailed 11 people for crimes of ethnic and religious hatred in the far western region of Xinjiang.                                                                                               http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-22982398

18 JUNE 2013

Petrol stations in China’s troubled western region of Xinjiang have displayed notices in recent days calling on Muslim women to remove their veils if they wish to be served, residents said

The notices were mostly evident in the predominantly Uyghur-populated Hotan and Kashgar prefectures in southern Xinjiang, according to residents interviewed by RFA’s Uyghur Service. « They are targeting women who wear veils or headscarves, whether they are young or old, on the grounds that it is supposed to have some connection to terrorism, » a resident of Hotan, who declined to be named, told                                                                              http://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/petrol-06182013153821.html

13 JUNE 2013

Chinese Controls on Uyghur Students Ahead of Ramadan

Chinese authorities in the troubled northwestern region of Xinjiang are forcing Muslim Uyghur students returning there for the summer vacation to attend « political study classes, » ahead of a sensitive anniversary of ethnic violence and the holy month of Ramadan                                                                                                                 http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/students-06132013105142.html

6 JUNE 2013

Nowhere to turn for China’s Uyghurs

For years, the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) in China’s arid northwest has been the setting of clashes with the central government and ethnic violence between Muslim Uyghurs and Han Chinese. In fact, critics say the government has used anti-terrorism legislation and other means to justify major violations of the human rights of Uyghur people, a Turkic-speaking minority group.                                                                                               http://www.atimes.com/atimes/China/CHIN-01-060613.html

3 MAY 2013

China Says No Foreign Link in Xinjiang Violence

Investigators found no foreign links to extremist violence in northwestern China’s Xinjiang region last week in which 25 people died, state media said Thursday, diverging from past claims that attacks there are orchestrated overseas.                http://www.chinamedia.com/news/2013/05/03/china-says-no-foreign-link-in-xinjiang-violence/

2 MAY 2013

China Registering the Religious in Xinjiang

Authorities in the troubled northwestern region of Xinjiang have begun keeping registers of religious believers, in a fresh move that appears targeted at the region’s population of 9 milllion mostly Muslim Uyghurs, many of whom chafe under Chinese rule. Photos of such a register from the offices of the Bulaqsu township government near Kashgar city were circulated online this week, showing the assignment of various categories to those on the register, including « strongly religious but holds no religious office, » « woman who wears a veil, » and « person studying the Quran. » http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/registration-05022013112851.html

24 APRIL 2013

Violence in western Chinese region of Xinjiang kills 21

Clashes in the unsettled western Chinese region of Xinjiang killed 21 people, including police officers and local officials, authorities said Wednesday.                                                                                                                                                           http://edition.cnn.com/2013/04/24/world/asia/china-xinjiang-violence/index.html?hpt=ias_c                                                                                                  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-22276042                                                                                             http://www.euronews.com/2013/04/24/china-blames-terrorist-for-deadly-clashes-in-troubled-xinjiang/

27 MARCH 2013

China Sentences 20 in Restive Region

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/28/world/asia/china-sentences-20-for-separatists-acts-in-restive-region.html?partner=rss&emc=rss&_r=2&

12 MARCH 2013

Xinjiang Placed on Red Alert After Violence

Security has been tightened in China’s troubled Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region after reports of violence in the central and southern parts of the region, sources said                                                                                                                                     http://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/security-03122013193141.html

4 FEBRUARY 2013

Malaysia Hit for Deporting Uyghurs

This is the second time the country has repatriated Uyghurs to China despite concerns their human rights are at risk. http://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/deport-02042013020002.html

1 FEBRUARY 2013

Uyghur Scholar, Daughter Held

Chinese authorities detain a prominent Uyghur professor as he is about to leave for the United States.                                                                                   http://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/scholar-02012013225438.html                                            http://www.latimes.com/news/world/worldnow/la-fg-wn-uighur-activist-held-at-chinese-airport-20130202,0,1955165.story?track=rss                  http://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/scholar-02022013125856.html

4 JANUARY 2013

Answers Demanded After Reports Uyghur Poet Nurmemet Yasin Died in Prison

Prominent Uyghur writer Nurmemet Yasin has reportedly died inside a Chinese prison. Activists are urging Chinese authorities to clarify the situation.                                                                                                                                                                                          http://ntdtv.org/en/news/china/2013-01-04/answers-demanded-after-reports-uyghur-poet-nurmemet-yasin-died-in-prison.html

2 AUGUST 2012

Xinjiang: China jails 20 for terrorism and separatism

The charges included making explosive devices, promoting religious extremism and plotting « holy war ».
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-19099406

1 AUGUST 2012

China curbs Ramadan fasting in Xinjiang

Chinese authorities in the northwestern province of Xinjiang have banned Muslim officials and students from fasting during the month of Ramadan, prompting an exiled rights group to warn of new violence.
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2012/08/201281113456325751.html

5 JULY 2012

Xinjiang After July 5th

It has been three years since a peaceful demonstration turned deadly rocked the city of Urumqi and drew the world’s attention to China’s restive region of Xinjiang. After months of media blackout, China has claimed that the region is calm and Uyghurs live harmoniously alongside their Chinese neighbors. However, tensions persist and the 2009 events are far from forgotten.
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/special/XinjiangJuly5/Home.html

29 JUNE 2012

Chinese plane in Xinjiang hijack attempt

Chinese state media said six people on board Tianjin Airlines flight GS7554 from Hotan to Urumqi had tried to “violently” take over the plane ten minutes after take-off.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/9365032/Chinese-plane-in-Xinjiang-hijack-attempt.html

22 JUNE 2012

Uyghur Petitioners Beaten

A group of Uyghur petitioners from China’s northwestern Xinjiang region have faced beatings and harassment by police since bringing their grievances over ethnic discrimination to central authorities in Beijing.
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/petitioners-06222012160433.html

6 JUNE 2006

Blast at Xinjiang school injures 17, say China media

Chinese state media says 17 people, including 12 children, have been hurt in an explosion at a religious school in the restive Xinjiang province. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-18349613 http://www.globaltimes.cn/NEWS/tabid/99/ID/713522/Kids-rescued-from-illegal-Xinjiang-Koran-camp.aspx

30 MAY 2012

Exile Uyghur Leader’s Children Pressured

Officials in China’s northwestern Xinjiang region have forced exile Uyghur leader Rebiya Kadeer’s son to give up the family’s property, an overseas rights group said Wednesday, as Beijing increases the pressure on the activist’s family
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/kadeer-05302012185611.html

27 MARCH 2012

China violence: Death penalty for Xinjiang attack

A court in China has sentenced an ethnic Uighur to death over a deadly attack in western Xinjiang last month
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-17520392

15 FEBRUARY 2012

China launches propaganda drive against « extremism » in far west

China launched a propaganda campaign against illegal religious activities and ‘religious extremism’ in the restive far western region of Xinjiang on Wednesday, state media said http://news.monstersandcritics.com/asiapacific/news/article_1691268.php/China-launches-propaganda-drive-against-extremism-in-far-west

30 JANUARY 2012

Village police to fight « extremism » in China’s far west

China plans to send an extra 8,000 police officers to fight religious extremism, separatism and terrorism in every village in the restive, far western region of Xinjiang, the government said on Monday 30
http://news.monstersandcritics.com/asiapacific/news/article_1688090.php/Village-police-to-fight-extremism-in-China-s-far-west

27 JANUARY 2012

Two Uighurs Given Life Sentences

In China, two Uighurs were given life sentences, according to a Radio Free Asia report on Friday. They were part of a group of 21 Uighurs deported from Cambodia, where they were seeking asylum. Many of the other deportees were given sentences from 16-20 years, with unclear charges given in less-than-transparent trials. Conflicts often occur between Uighurs, the Turkic-speaking Muslims native to the Xinjiang region, and Han Chinese. Ahead of a change in leadership later this year, the Chinese communist regime is responding to dissent with increasing severity
http://english.ntdtv.com/ntdtv_en/news_china/2012-01-30/two-uighurs-given-life-sentences.html#video_section

8 JANUARY 2012

BOOK REVIEW

Invisible walls in Xinjiang
The tree that bleeds: a Uighur town on the edge by Nick Holdstock

If the name Yining means anything at all to the outside world, it means inter-ethnic strife. This remote city in the far western Chinese region of Xinjiang was rocked in 1997 by riots, officially said to have been fomented by drug addicts, thieves and other « social garbage », but viewed by the outside world as the result of Chinese repression of Uyghur and other ethnic groups who are being increasingly outnumbered by Han Chinese
http://www.atimes.com/atimes/China/NA07Ad01.html

29 DECEMBER 2011

China kills seven ‘kidnappers’ in restive Uighur region

Chinese authorities said Thursday that police killed seven members of a “terrorist group” in a hostage-rescue operation in the restive Xinjiang region, but an exile group of Uighurs said the violence occurred after a protest by the ethnic minority
http://www.france24.com/en/20111229-china-kills-seven-kidnappers-restive-uighur-region-xinjiang

8 SEPTEMBER 2011

Militant Group Claims Attacks in Western China

An Islamic group said to be tied to Al Qaeda has claimed responsibility in an online video for recent violent attacks that killed dozens in China’s western Xinjiang region, according to an American organization that tracks militant activity
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/09/world/asia/09china.html?_r=1&ref=asia#h[BAIBAI
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-14834042

31 JULY 2011

‘Eruption of violence’ in China’s Xinjiang

Knife-wielding attackers killed 10 people in China’s Xinjiang region and another four were shot dead by police as a wave of violence swept the ethnically-torn area, officials said on Sunday
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia-pacific/2011/07/201173141816579898.html
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/43959984/ns/world_news-asia_pacific/
http://www.asiaone.com/News/Latest%2BNews/Asia/Story/A1Story20110731-292005.html
http://www.monstersandcritics.com/news/asiapacific/news/article_1654157.php/Bloody-weekend-in-north-west-China-leaves-at-least-15-dead

21 JULY 2011

Rebiya Kadeer: Chinese government real terrorist

The exiled Uyghur leader sees through Beijing’s charges of terrorism in Hotan clashes two days ago and demands China cease arbitrary arrests and torture. Meanwhile, Uyghur sources speak of at least 20 dead and 70 arrested
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Rebiya-Kadeer:-Chinese-government-real-terrorist-22164.html

20 JULY 2011

Deaths in China ethnic violence

Chinese police have said 14 « rioters » were among 18 people killed in a clash at a police station in the ethnically tense northwestern region of Xinjiang, a government website has reported
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia-pacific/2011/07/2011719182736197478.html

5 JULY 2011

Two years after riots broke out in the Xinjiang Autonomous Region in China and the atmosphere is still tense there

Xinjiang is home to the Uighur ethnic minority. On July 5th, 2009 Chinese security forces suppressed Uighur demonstrations in the capital of Urumqi. The Uighurs were calling for justice for factory workers killed in a fight with Han Chinese that June. The situation quickly turned into full-scale ethnic riots
http://english.ntdtv.com/ntdtv_en/news_china/2011-07-07/xinjiang-riots-anniversary-continued-suppression-of-uighurs-.html

24 DECEMBER 2010

Editor Said to Get Life Sentence for Uighur Reports

An ethnic Uighur journalist working for state radio has been sentenced to life in prison on charges that he spread subversive information around the time of deadly rioting in the western region of Xinjiang last year, a Uighur exile group said Friday
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/25/world/asia/25uighur.html?ref=asia

5 JULY 2010

Uighur resentment at Beijing’s rule

Its root cause is ethnic tension between the Turkic Muslim Uighurs and the Han Chinese. It can be traced back for decades, and even to the conquest of what is now called Xinjiang by the Manchu Qing dynasty in the 18th Century
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/8137206.stm

28 MAY 2010

China Announces Development Plan for Restive Region

The new leader of the restive region of Xinjiang in western China has announced a series of economic measures to bolster confidence in the regional government, which was widely criticized by ordinary citizens after deadly ethnic rioting there last summer
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/29/world/asia/29china.html?ref=asia

24 APRIL 2010

‘Xinjiang  King’ removed

The removal of unpopular party boss Wang Lequan came after months of speculation that his unusually long 15-year reign was coming to an end, following rare calls from thousands of Han Chinese protestors last September for his head to roll. Mr Wang, 65, was replaced by Hunan provincial party boss Zhang Chunxian
http://www.straitstimes.com/BreakingNews/Asia/Story/STIStory_518829.html

Xinjiang, July 2009 unrest

How that  started: the killing of two Uighurs workers in a toy factory in Guangdong on  June 26
http://www.uyghurcongress.org/en/news.asp?ItemID=143775324&rcid=-768458094&pcid=1110134820&cid=-768458094&mid=-2139923529
http://uyghuramerican.org/docs/uyghur-guangdong.wmv

5 JULY 2009

Violence in  China’s restive western region of Xinjiang has left at least 156 people dead  and more than 800 people injured, state media say. Several hundred people have  also been arrested after the violence erupted in the city of Urumqi on Sunday 5  July
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/8135203.stm
http://news.asiaone.com/News/Latest%2BNews/Asia/Story/A1Story20090706-153149.html/
http://edition.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/asiapcf/07/06/china.uyghur.protest/index.html#cnnSTCVideo

7 JULY

Fresh protests  follow Uyghur crackdown
http://edition.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/asiapcf/07/07/china.uyghur.protest/index.html
http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/world/2009/07/07/florcruz.china.urumqi.anger.cnn

Timeline

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/8138866.stm

8 JULY

Hu Jintao  cancels G8 meeting

http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia-pacific/2009/07/200978581162184.html

9 JULY

Urumqi is  « under control » thanks to soldiers, the death penalty and publicity

Order maintained by 20 thousand soldiers. Death  penalty for those who have killed, undermining coexistence between Han and  Uyghurs. Campaign against « plots » of Rebiya Kadeer, accused of  terrorism. Turkey will bring the issue of the Uyghurs before the UN Security  Council. The fear in Beijing is that the ethnic problem melds with other  situations of discontent and crises in the country
http://www.asianews.it/index.php?l=en&art=15734&size=A

11 JULY 2009

Death toll in  China ethnic unrest rises to 184

At least 184 people died in last weekend’s violent  protests in China’s far-west Xinjiang region, state-run media reported
http://edition.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/asiapcf/07/11/china.uyghurs/index.html

Most Xinjiang  dead Han Chinese

Of 184 people known to have died, 137 were Han Chinese,  46 were from the indigenous Uighur community and one was an ethnic Hui, local
officials said
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/8146069.stm

13 JULY

Police shot  dead two knife-wielding Muslim Uighurs in China’s restive Urumqi city as  violence flared again despite a massive security crackdown
http://www.france24.com/en/20090713-police-shoot-dead-two-uighurs-urumqi-xinjiang-china-ethnic-violence

IN ADDITION

The Xinjiang  problem , a 84 p. study by Graham Fuller and Frederick Starr
http://www.cornellcaspian.com/pub2/xinjiang_final.pdf

The events in  Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/July_2009_%C3%9Cr%C3%BCmqi_riotse

 

Wars, conflicts and strategy on 17 February in Asian history

WARS, CONFLICTS AND STRATEGY ON 17 FEBRUARY IN ASIAN HISTORY

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763: Shi Chaoyi’s head is delivered to Chang’an ending the An Shi Rebellion of which was the last leader and committed suicide
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/An_Lushan_Rebellion
http://history.cultural-china.com/en/34History9711.html

1843: Engagement between a British force of about 2,800 troops under Sir Charles Napier and a host of more than 20,000 followers of the amirs (chiefs) of Sindh ending in a British victory and the annexation of most of Sindh
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Miani

1859: French Admiral Rigault de Genouilly takes the city of Saigon, starting the conquest of Cochinchina
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siege_of_Saigon

1897: In Philippine, first Battle of Zapote Bridge won on the Spanish
http://kahimyang.info/kauswagan/articles/938/today-in-philippine-history-february-17-1897-the-battle-of-zapote-bridge-took-place
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Zapote_Bridge_(1897)

1944: By the Operation Haistone, the US destroy the main Japanese logistical base in central Pacific of Truk in the Caroline Islands
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Hailstone

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AoHV6awrQ0E

1944: Beginning of the six-day Battle of Eniwetok Atoll in the Marshall Islands
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/us-troops-land-on-eniwetok-atoll
http://life.time.com/history/world-war-ii-rare-and-classic-photos-from-eniwetok-atoll/#1

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQcE1urSgUE

1972: President Nixon leaves the USA to Hawaii from where he will go to China

1979: In response to Vietnamese invasion of Cambodia, China launches a several-week attack in northern Vietnam
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/february/17/newsid_2547000/2547811.stm
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/china-invades-vietnam
http://sinovietnamesewar.com/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PEOv_JTshCw


 

2002: The Nepali communist guerilla launches its largest scale offensive since  the beginning of the insurrection in 1996. 137 are killed

2009: The long-awaited UN-backed trial of former Khmer Rouge leader in Cambodia Kaing Guek Eav – better known as Duch opens at a Phnom Penh court, 30 years after the murderous regime fell. He was head of a notorious prison camp and is accused of presiding over the murder and torture of at least 15,000 inmates
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7893138.stm

2014: The United Nations’ human rights chief has called for an international war crimes investigation into alleged atrocities carried out in the final stages of the Sri Lankan civil war, according to reports
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/srilanka/10644023/UN-calls-for-Sri-Lankan-war-crimes-inquiry.html

2015: Myanmar declares a state of emergency in a conflict-torn border region, where ferocious fighting between the army and ethnic rebels has sent thousands fleeing airstrikes and fierce gun battles
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/myanmar-declares-emergency-war-torn-region-fighting-rages http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2015/02/myanmar-declares-state-emergency-war-torn-region-150217124515270.html

On 17 February in South Asian history

ON 17 FEBRUARY IN SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY

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1702: Birth of Muhammad Shah, the last Mughal emperor (1719-1748) who died on April 26, 1748
http://www.storyofpakistan.com/person.asp?perid=P068
http://pakistanspace.tripod.com/khurram/msrangeela.htm

1843: Engagement between a British force of about 2,800 troops under Sir Charles Napier and a host of more than 20,000 followers of the amirs (chiefs) of Sindh ending in a British victory and the annexation of most of Sindh
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Miani

1883: After hunger strile, death of Vasudev Balwant Phadke, Indian revolutionary, father of the armed struggle for independence, born on November 14, 1845
http://www.hindujagruti.org/news/4072.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vasudev_Balwant_Phadke

vasudev balwant phadke

1899: Birth of Jibanananda Das, Bangladeshi-Indian poet and author who died on October 22, 1954
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jibanananda_Das
http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Jibanananda_Das

1931: First talks between Mahatma Gandhi and viceroy of British India, Lord E.W. Irving

1984: Birth of Sadha, South Indian film actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sadha

1986: Death of Jiddu Krishnamurti, Indian philosopher , born on May 11, 1895
http://www.jkrishnamurti.org/about-krishnamurti/biography.php
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/17-february-1986-jiddu-krishnamurti-philosopher-and-author-died

1997: After a huge victory, Nawaz Sharif comes back for the second time as Pakistan’s Prime Minister
https://www.facebook.com/rulers.pakistan/posts/550342545039403:0
http://www.ipu.org/parline-e/reports/arc/2241_97.htm

2002: The Nepali communist guerilla launches its largest scale offensive since  the beginning of the insurrection in 1996. 137 are killed

2010: The European Union has decided to suspend Sri Lanka’s preferential trade benefits because of concerns over the country’s human rights record
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/8518054.stm

2013: Death of Manoranjan Das, Indian playwright, born March 11, 1923
http://www.indianetzone.com/29/manoranjan_das_indian_theatre_personality.htm
http://incredibleorissa.com/en/dramatist-manoranjan-das-passes/

Manoranjan Das

2014: The United Nations’ human rights chief has called for an international war crimes investigation into alleged atrocities carried out in the final stages of the Sri Lankan civil war, according to reports
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/srilanka/10644023/UN-calls-for-Sri-Lankan-war-crimes-inquiry.html

2014: Death of R. K. Srikantan, Indian singer, born on January 14, 1920
http://scroll.in/article/656630/RK-Srikantan,-last-link-to-a-golden-age-of-Carnatic-music,-dies-at-94
http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/karnataka/rk-srikantan-passes-away/article5699784.ece

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B7SuKTXJuEg

2014: A Pakistan Taliban faction announced the execution of 23 soldiers on Monday, dealing a fresh blow to already dwindling hopes that peace talks might end years of violence
http://www.voanews.com/content/pakistan-peace-talks-stalled-by-soldier-deaths/1852733.html http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/pakistan/10643505/Peace-talks-collapse-as-Taliban-execute-23-Pakistani-soldiers.html

2015: India’s Hindu nationalist Prime Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday promised a crackdown on religious violence and freedom of worship for all faiths after a series of attacks on churches
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-31499978
http://www.sify.com/news/full-text-pm-modis-speech-on-religious-tolerance-news-national-pcrqsjegfehbj.html

2016: A Maldives court convicts opposition leader Sheikh Imran Abdulla of terrorism and sentenced him to 12 years in jail
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-35593011

On 17 February in Southeast Asian history

ON 17 FEBRUARY IN ASIAN HISTORY

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1859: French Admiral Rigault de Genouilly takes the city of Saigon, starting the conquest of Cochinchina
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siege_of_Saigon

1872: Execution of Filipino Fathers Mariano Gomez, Jose Apolonio Burgos and Jacinto Zamora leading impetus to fight for freedom
http://kahimyang.info/kauswagan/articles/937/today-in-philippine-history-february-17-1872-fathers-mariano-gomez-jose-apolonio-burgos-and-jacinto-zamora-were-executed
http://filipino.biz.ph/history/gomburza.html

1897: In Philippine, first Battle of Zapote Bridge won on the Spanish
http://kahimyang.info/kauswagan/articles/938/today-in-philippine-history-february-17-1897-the-battle-of-zapote-bridge-took-place
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Zapote_Bridge_(1897)

1934: Birth of Khun Sa, Burman king of drug, who died on October 26, 2007
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Khun_Sa

1961: Birth of Panna Rittikrai, Thai actor, director, and stuntman who died on July 20 2014
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panna_Rittikrai

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aznTtEEx04M

1974: Birth of Al-Muhtadee Billah Bolkiah, Crown prince of Brunei
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Al-Muhtadee_Billah
http://www.bornrich.com/al-muhtadee-billah.html

1979: In response to Vietnamese invasion of Cambodia, China launches a several-week attack in northern Vietnam
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/february/17/newsid_2547000/2547811.stm
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/china-invades-vietnam
http://sinovietnamesewar.com/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PEOv_JTshCw


 

1985: Birth of Anne Curtis, Filipino actress and commercial model
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anne_Curtis

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y9V7FJ_TsWo&feature=related

2001: Thailand king installs a new government led by Thaksin Shinawatra whose party, the Thai Rak Thai having 17 of 22 ministries
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/1108114.stm

2006: A massive mudslide occurs in Southern Leyte, Philippines; the official death toll is set at 1,126

2009: The long-awaited UN-backed trial of former Khmer Rouge leader in Cambodia Kaing Guek Eav – better known as Duch opens at a Phnom Penh court, 30 years after the murderous regime fell. He was head of a notorious prison camp and is accused of presiding over the murder and torture of at least 15,000 inmates
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7893138.stm

2015: Myanmar declares a state of emergency in a conflict-torn border region, where ferocious fighting between the army and ethnic rebels has sent thousands fleeing airstrikes and fierce gun battles
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/myanmar-declares-emergency-war-torn-region-fighting-rages http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2015/02/myanmar-declares-state-emergency-war-torn-region-150217124515270.html

 

On 17 February in Japan’s history

ON 17 FEBRUARY IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

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1862: Birth of Mori Ogai, Japanese novelist and poet who died on July 9, 1922
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mori_%C5%8Cgai
http://www.ndl.go.jp/portrait/e/datas/342.html

1944: By the Operation Haistone, the US destry the main Japanese logistical base in central Pacific of Truk in the Caroline Islands
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Hailstone

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AoHV6awrQ0E

1944: Beginning of the six-day Battle of Eniwetok Atoll in the Marshall Islands
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/u-s-troops-land-on-eniwetok-atoll
http://life.time.com/history/world-war-ii-rare-and-classic-photos-from-eniwetok-atoll/#1

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQcE1urSgUE

1972: Birth of Yuki Isoya, Japanese singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yuki_Isoya



http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xnhtpn_yy-yy-yuki-isoya-slideshow_music

1974: Birth of Kaoru Niikura, Japanese musician
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kaoru_(musician)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yn22Dc91kCU

 1984: Birth of Kenta Kamakari, Japanese actor
http://wiki.d-addicts.com/Kamakari_Kenta

 

On 17 February in Chinese history, Hong Kong and Taiwan

ON 17 FEBRUARY IN CHINESE HISTORY, HONG KONG AND TAIWAN

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624: Birth of Chinese only empress Wu Zetian (690-705) who died on February 22, 705
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wu_Zetian

http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/1985.html

763: Shi Chaoyi’s head is delivered to Chang’an ending the An Shi Rebellion of which was the last leader and committed suicide
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/An_Lushan_Rebellion

1661: Kangxi becomes emperor of China for the longest reign in China history (61 years)

http://www.chinahighlights.com/travelguide/china-history/emperor-kangxi.htm
http://www.ducksters.com/history/china/kangxi_emperor.php

1908: Birth of Bo Yibo, one of the Eight Immortals of the Chinese communist party who died on January 15,  2007
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bo_Yibo

1955: Birth of Mo Yan, Chinese novelist, Nobel Prise 2012
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mo_Yan
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/03/14/the-mo-yan-effect-on-chinas-literary-scene/

1968: Birth of Wu’er Kaixi, one of the student leader in 1989’s Tian’anmen Square demonstrations
http://chineseculture.about.com/od/tiananmensquareprotests/p/Wuerkaixi.htm
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wu%27erkaixi

1972: President Nixon leaves the USA to Hawaii from where he will go to China

1976 Macau adopts its constitution (Organic Law of Macau)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Macau_Basic_Law

1977: Establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Liberia

1979: In response to Vietnamese invasion of Cambodia, China launches a several-week attack in northern Vietnam
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/february/17/newsid_2547000/2547811.stm
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/china-invades-vietnam
http://sinovietnamesewar.com/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PEOv_JTshCw