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On 4 August in Asian history

1942-08-04 Chinese Expedition Army leave for India

ON 4 AUGUST IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on August 4, 2017

221: Death of Lady Zhen, Chinese empress, born on January 26, 183
http://threekingdoms.wikia.com/wiki/Lady_Zhen_%E7%94%84%E6%B0%8F
https://thehistoricalnovel.com/2013/05/30/historical-footnotes-lady-zhen/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lady_Zhen

598: During the Goguryeo-Sui War, Emperor Wendi of Sui orders his youngest son, Yang Liang (assisted by the co-prime minister Gao Jiong), to conquer Goguryeo
http://www.armchairgeneral.com/the-goguryeo-sui-wars.htm
http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Goguryeo-Sui_Wars

1854: The Hinomaru is established as the official flag to be flown from Japanese ships
https://japanesemythology.wordpress.com/origin-of-the-hinomaru-flag/
http://wiki.samurai-archives.com/index.php?title=Japanese_flag

1888: Birth of Taher Saifuddin, Indian religious leader, 51st Da’i al-Mutlaq who died on November 12, 1965
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taher_Saifuddin

1913: Sun Yat-sen and many other revolutionaries flee to Japan

1913 Sun Yat-sen et ami japonais

1917: Birth of Jun Tatara, Japanese actor, who died on September 30, 2006
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0851071/

1923: Birth of Mushtaq Ahmad Yusufi, Pakistani satirical and humor writer
http://pakistaniat.com/2009/06/20/mushtaq-ahmed-yousufi/

1929: Birth of Kishore Kumar, Indian singer and actor, who died on October 13, 1987
http://itsmastijunction.blogspot.com/2009/05/kishore-kumar-hindi-august-4-1929.html
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/4th-august-1929-famous-bollywood-actor-and-singer-kishore-kumar-is-born

1932: Birth of Liang Congjie, Chinese environmentalist, who died on October 28, 2010
http://www.gluckman.com/Liang.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liang_Congjie

1940: Birth of Abdurrahman Wahid, 4th President of Indonesia (1999-2001) who died on December 30, 2009
http://eklusiftheme.blogspot.fr/2013/02/abdurrahman-wahid-gus-dur-biography.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abdurrahman_Wahid

1941: The Mengjiang United Autonomous Government is renamed as the Mongolian Autonomous Federation
http://althistory.wikia.com/wiki/Mengjiang_(Twilight_of_a_New_Era)
http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/world/mongolia/mengkukuo.htm

1941: Death of Xu Dishan, Chinese novelist, essayist and patriotic scholar, born on February 3, 1893
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xu_Dishan
http://memim.com/xu-dishan.html

1942: The Chinese Expeditionary Army withdraw from Burma to India
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/X_Force
http://www.cbi-theater.com/cai/cai.html

1942-08-04 Chinese Expedition Army leave for India

1944: Birth of Amjad Islam Amjad, Pakistani poet, screenwriter, and songwriter
http://www.arabnews.com/art-culture/news/864171
http://www.poemhunter.com/amjad-islam-amjad/biography/

1947: In Indonesia, a ceasefire is agreed to by Dutch and Sukarno, but is ignored in the field. Dutch declare « Van Mook line » at the edge of their military advances in Java and Sumatra

1947: The Supreme Court of Japan is established
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Supreme_Court_of_Japan

1950: The Soviet Union delegate at United Nations demands the withdrawal of all foreign troops from South Korea

1952: In the Pacific Council, first meeting for the defense of Japan by USA, New-Zealand and Australia that found a standing political council

1953: US president Eisenhower warns that the situation in Asia is becoming very ominous for the United States
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/eisenhower-warns-of-ominous-situation-in-asia

1954: The Government of Pakistan approves the National Anthem, written by Hafeez Jullundhry and composed by Ahmed G. Chagla
http://www.yespakistan.com/people/anthem.asp

1956:  Indonesia says it will not pay debts to the Netherlands

1959: In Laos, the state of emergency is proclaimed and the government asks United Nation General Secretary Dag Hammarskjold for help

1964: Reported North Vietnamese torpedo boats attack (second Gulf of Tonkin incident) result in retaliation strikes
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/reported-north-vietnamese-pt-boat-attacks-result-in-retaliation-strikes

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dx8-ffiYyzA

1964: President Diosdado Macapagal signs into law Republic Act No. 4166, designating June 12 as the Independence Day of the Philippines
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/437/today-in-philippine-history-august-4-1964-june-12-was-designated-the-independence-day
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/1177/today-in-philippine-history-june-12-1898-aguinaldo-formally-proclaimed-the-philippine-independence-in-kawit-cavite

1969: At the apartment of French intermediary Jean Sainteny in Paris, U.S. representative Henry Kissinger and North Vietnamese representative Xuan Thuy begin secret peace negotiations. The negotiations will eventually fail
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/secret-negotiations-are-initiated-in-paris

1975: The Japanese Red Army takes more than 50 hostages at the AIA Building housing several embassies in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The hostages included the U.S. consul and the Swedish charge d’affaires. The gunmen win the release of five imprisoned comrades and fly with them to Libya
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1975_AIA_building_hostage_crisis

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6hMUy-xKW3k

1977: In Kuala Lumpur, Second summit of Asean
http://www.jstor.org/stable/27908333?seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents
http://www.ioc.u-tokyo.ac.jp/~worldjpn/documents/texts/asean/19770805.D1E.html

1987: Birth of Jang Geun Suk, Korean actor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jang_Geun-suk
http://wiki.d-addicts.com/Jang_Geun_Suk

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CWtaYAGf26g

1988: Leader of Thailand, General Prem Tinnasulanonda refuses in vain to Chatchai Chunhawan, leader of the Thai Nation Party (phak chat thai), to be assigned Prime Minister
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chatichai_Choonhavan

1992: Death of Seicho Matsumoto, Japanese writer and journalist, born on December 21, 1909
http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/m/seicho-matsumoto/

 1993: Japanese government recognizes the reality of the “comfort women”

http://www.mofa.go.jp/policy/women/fund/state9308.html

1997: North Korea hands over the remains of four American soldiers killed in action during the Korea War

1998: In China, bursting of the Yangzijiang dykes causing 2,000 dead and more than 100,000 disaster victims

2001: In Moscow, summit between Vladimir Putin and North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-il

2001: In Japan, election of 121 of the 247 seats of the Higher House. DPL wins 64  seats, Komeito 12 an New Conservative Pary 1

2003:The president of Hyundai Asan group, Chung Mong-hun, involved in the scandal of the buying of the June 2000 summit of Kim Dae-jung in North Korea, commits suicide
http://english.people.com.cn/200308/05/print20030805_121733.html

2004: Death of Fumio Watanabe, Japanese actor, born on October 31, 1929
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0913796/

2006: Trincomalee massacre of NGO workers, is carried out by Sri Lankan government forces, killing 17 employees of the French INGO Action Against Hunger (known internationally as Action Contre la Faim, or ACF)
http://self.gutenberg.org/articles/2006_trincomalee_massacre_of_ngo_workers

http://www.google.fr/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=4&ved=0CDYQFjADahUKEwiymuS58Y7HAhXLuxQKHSfPDR4&url=http%3A%2F%2Factioncontrelafaim.ca%2Fwp-files%2Fuploads%2F2013%2F12%2FMuttur-Report.pdf&ei=O2fAVfKQNMv3Uqeet_AB&usg=AFQjCNGLVq_33p0KR8shawsGKk-4H-MTgA&sig2=3O6gJND8LzGKDIXS3fML3Q

2008: An attack, lead by two men, on a border police station at Kashgar (Xinjiang, China) leaves 16 policemen dead and 16 hurt
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia-pacific/2008/08/2008843587330723.html

2009: Bill Clinton, the former US president, arrives in North Korea on an unannounced visit apparently aimed at negotiating the release of two American journalists
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/8182716.stm
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia-pacific/2009/08/20098421911294599.html

2012: The United States accuse China of raising tensions through a new military garrison in the South China Sea, calling on all sides to lower tensions in the hotly contested waters.

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/americas/2012/08/2012842515308572.html

2012: Dozens of journalists march in Myanmar’s main city to protest the suspension of two journals amid fears officials are rowing back on pledges to ease strict junta-era censorship laws

http://www.asiaone.com/News/AsiaOne%2BNews/Asia/Story/A1Story20120804-363436.html

http://www.radioaustralia.net.au/international/2012-08-04/burmese-journalists-protest-suspensions/993306

2012: Thousands of Catholics have rallied in the Philippines against a measure to control the country’s population growth.

http://www.radioaustralia.net.au/international/2012-08-05/philippine-catholics-rally-against-reproductive-health-law/993334

2014: The small Pema Dorjee, recognized in 2009 as a reincarnation of Penor Rinpoché, the head of the Nyingma lineage, takes possession of the Palyul monastery in Tibet. His school is the oldest of all the Buddhist world.
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Tibet,-thousands-celebrate-enthronement-of-new-Penor-Rinpoche-31805.html

2016: China jails activist lawyer Zhou Shifeng for 7 years on subversion charge. The first lawyer to face trial among the two dozen human rights activists and lawyers formally arrested last July in the so-called 709 crackdown, named after the date of the first arrests on July 9 last year
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1999111/beijing-law-firm-director-jailed-seven-years-sweeping
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2016/08/china-verdict-lawyer-zhou-shifeng-sentenced-160804081833785.html

Wars, conflicts and strategy on 4 August in Asian history

WARS, CONFLICTS AND STRATEGY ON 4 AUGUST IN ASIAN HISTORY

To see another date, on Internet (Google…) type “conflicts and strategy on (date + month) in Asian history”

Updated on August 4, 2017

598: During the Goguryeo-Sui War, Emperor Wendi of Sui orders his youngest son, Yang Liang (assisted by the co-prime minister Gao Jiong), to conquer Goguryeo
http://www.armchairgeneral.com/the-goguryeo-sui-wars.htm
http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Goguryeo-Sui_Wars

1942: The -Chinese Expeditionary Army withdraw from Burma to India
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/X_Force
http://www.cbi-theater.com/cai/cai.html

1942-08-04 Chinese Expedition Army leave for India

1947: In Indonesia, a ceasefire is agreed to by Dutch and Sukarno, but is ignored in the field. Dutch declare « Van Mook line » at the edge of their military advances in Java and Sumatra

1950: The Soviet Union delegate at United Nations demands the withdrawal of all foreign troops from South Korea

1952: In the Pacific Council, first meeting for the defense of Japan by USA, New-Zealand and Australia that found a standing political council

1953: US president Eisenhower warns that the situation in Asia is becoming very ominous for the United States
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/eisenhower-warns-of-ominous-situation-in-asia

1959: In Laos, the state of emergency is proclaimed and the government asks United Nation General Secretary Dag Hammarskjold for help

1964: Reported North Vietnamese torpedo boats attack (second Gulf of Tonkin incident) result in retaliation strikes
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/reported-north-vietnamese-pt-boat-attacks-result-in-retaliation-strikes
http://millercenter.org/president/speeches/speech-3998

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dx8-ffiYyzA

1969: At the apartment of French intermediary Jean Sainteny in Paris, U.S. representative Henry Kissinger and North Vietnamese representative Xuan Thuy begin secret peace negotiations. The negotiations will eventually fail
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/secret-negotiations-are-initiated-in-paris

1975: The Japanese Red Army takes more than 50 hostages at the AIA Building housing several embassies in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The hostages included the U.S. consul and the Swedish charge d’affaires. The gunmen win the release of five imprisoned comrades and fly with them to Libya
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1975_AIA_building_hostage_crisis

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6hMUy-xKW3k

1997: North Korea hands over the remains of four American soldiers killed in action during the Korea War

2001: In Moscow, summit between Vladimir Putin and North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-il

2006: Trincomalee massacre of NGO workers, is carried out by Sri Lankan government forces, killing 17 employees of the French INGO Action Against Hunger (known internationally as Action Contre la Faim, or ACF)http://self.gutenberg.org/articles/2006_trincomalee_massacre_of_ngo_workers
http://www.google.fr/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=4&ved=0CDYQFjADahUKEwiymuS58Y7HAhXLuxQKHSfPDR4&url=http%3A%2F%2Factioncontrelafaim.ca%2Fwp-files%2Fuploads%2F2013%2F12%2FMuttur-Report.pdf&ei=O2fAVfKQNMv3Uqeet_AB&usg=AFQjCNGLVq_33p0KR8shawsGKk-4H-MTgA&sig2=3O6gJND8LzGKDIXS3fML3Q

2008: An attack, lead by two men, on a border police station at Kashgar (Xinjiang, China) leaves 16 policemen dead and 16 hurt
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia-pacific/2008/08/2008843587330723.html

2012: The United States accuse China of raising tensions through a new military garrison in the South China Sea, calling on all sides to lower tensions in the hotly contested waters.

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/americas/2012/08/2012842515308572.html

 

On 4 August in South Asian history

ON 4 AUGUST IN SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY

To see another date, on Internet (Google…) type “On (date + month) in South Asian history”

Updated on August 4, 2017

1888: Birth of Taher Saifuddin, Indian religious leader, 51st Da’i al-Mutlaq who died on November 12, 1965
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taher_Saifuddin

1923: Birth of Mushtaq Ahmad Yusufi, Pakistani satirical and humor writer
http://pakistaniat.com/2009/06/20/mushtaq-ahmed-yousufi/

1929: Birth of Kishore Kumar, Indian singer and actor, who died on October 13, 1987
http://itsmastijunction.blogspot.com/2009/05/kishore-kumar-hindi-august-4-1929.html
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/4th-august-1929-famous-bollywood-actor-and-singer-kishore-kumar-is-born

1942: The -Chinese Expeditionary Army withdraw from Burma to India
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/X_Force
http://www.cbi-theater.com/cai/cai.html

1942-08-04 Chinese Expedition Army leave for India

1944: Birth of Amjad Islam Amjad, Pakistani poet, screenwriter, and songwriter
http://www.arabnews.com/art-culture/news/864171
http://www.poemhunter.com/amjad-islam-amjad/biography/

1954: The Government of Pakistan approves the National Anthem, written by Hafeez Jullundhry and composed by Ahmed G. Chagla
http://www.yespakistan.com/people/anthem.asp

2006: Trincomalee massacre of NGO workers, is carried out by Sri Lankan government forces, killing 17 employees of the French INGO Action Against Hunger (known internationally as Action Contre la Faim, or ACF)http://self.gutenberg.org/articles/2006_trincomalee_massacre_of_ngo_workers
http://www.google.fr/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=4&ved=0CDYQFjADahUKEwiymuS58Y7HAhXLuxQKHSfPDR4&url=http%3A%2F%2Factioncontrelafaim.ca%2Fwp-files%2Fuploads%2F2013%2F12%2FMuttur-Report.pdf&ei=O2fAVfKQNMv3Uqeet_AB&usg=AFQjCNGLVq_33p0KR8shawsGKk-4H-MTgA&sig2=3O6gJND8LzGKDIXS3fML3Q

2014: The small Pema Dorjee, recognized in 2009 as a reincarnation of Penor Rinpoché, the head of the Nyingma lineage, takes possession of the Palyul monastery in Tibet. His school is the oldest of all the Buddhist world.
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Tibet,-thousands-celebrate-enthronement-of-new-Penor-Rinpoche-31805.html

 

On 4 August in Southeast Asian history

1942-08-04 Chinese Expedition Army leave for India

ON 4 AUGUST IN SOUTHEAST ASIAN HISTORY

To see another date, on Internet (Google…) type “On (date + month) in Southeast Asian history”

Updated on August 4, 2017

1940: Birth of Abdurrahman Wahid, 4th President of Indonesia (1999-2001) who died on December 30, 2009
http://eklusiftheme.blogspot.fr/2013/02/abdurrahman-wahid-gus-dur-biography.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abdurrahman_Wahid

1942: The -Chinese Expeditionary Army withdraw from Burma to India
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/X_Force
http://www.cbi-theater.com/cai/cai.html

1942-08-04 Chinese Expedition Army leave for India

1947: In Indonesia, a ceasefire is agreed to by Dutch and Sukarno, but is ignored in the field. Dutch declare « Van Mook line » at the edge of their military advances in Java and Sumatra

1959: In Laos, the state of emergency is proclaimed and the government asks United Nation General Secretary Dag Hammarskjold for help

1956:  Indonesia says it will not pay debts to the Netherlands

1964: Reported North Vietnamese torpedo boats attack (second Gulf of Tonkin incident) result in retaliation strikes
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/reported-north-vietnamese-pt-boat-attacks-result-in-retaliation-strikes

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dx8-ffiYyzA

1964: President Diosdado Macapagal signs into law Republic Act No. 4166, designating June 12 as the Independence Day of the Philippines
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/437/today-in-philippine-history-august-4-1964-june-12-was-designated-the-independence-day
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/1177/today-in-philippine-history-june-12-1898-aguinaldo-formally-proclaimed-the-philippine-independence-in-kawit-cavite

1969: At the apartment of French intermediary Jean Sainteny in Paris, U.S. representative Henry Kissinger and North Vietnamese representative Xuan Thuy begin secret peace negotiations. The negotiations will eventually fail
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/secret-negotiations-are-initiated-in-paris

1975: The Japanese Red Army takes more than 50 hostages at the AIA Building housing several embassies in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The hostages included the U.S. consul and the Swedish charge d’affaires. The gunmen win the release of five imprisoned comrades and fly with them to Libya
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1975_AIA_building_hostage_crisis

1977: In Kuala Lumpur, Second summit of Asean
http://www.jstor.org/stable/27908333?seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents
http://www.ioc.u-tokyo.ac.jp/~worldjpn/documents/texts/asean/19770805.D1E.html

1988: Leader of Thailand, General Prem Tinnasulanonda refuses in vain to Chatchai Chunhawan, leader of the Thai Nation Party (phak chat thai), to be assigned Prime Minister
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chatichai_Choonhavan

2012: The United States accuse China of raising tensions through a new military garrison in the South China Sea, calling on all sides to lower tensions in the hotly contested waters.

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/americas/2012/08/2012842515308572.html

2012: Dozens of journalists march in Myanmar’s main city to protest the suspension of two journals amid fears officials are rowing back on pledges to ease strict junta-era censorship laws

http://www.asiaone.com/News/AsiaOne%2BNews/Asia/Story/A1Story20120804-363436.html

http://www.radioaustralia.net.au/international/2012-08-04/burmese-journalists-protest-suspensions/993306

2012: Thousands of Catholics have rallied in the Philippines against a measure to control the country’s population growth.

http://www.radioaustralia.net.au/international/2012-08-05/philippine-catholics-rally-against-reproductive-health-law/993334

 

On 4 August in Japan’s history

ON 4 AUGUST IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

To see another date, on Internet (Google…) type “On (date + month) in Japan’s history”

Updated on August 4, 2017

1854: The Hinomaru is established as the official flag to be flown from Japanese ships
https://japanesemythology.wordpress.com/origin-of-the-hinomaru-flag/
http://wiki.samurai-archives.com/index.php?title=Japanese_flag

1913: Sun Yat-sen and many other revolutionaries flee to Japan

1913 Sun Yat-sen et ami japonais

1917: Birth of Jun Tatara, Japanese actor, who died on September 30, 2006
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0851071/

1941: The Mengjiang United Autonomous Government is renamed as the Mongolian Autonomous Federation
http://althistory.wikia.com/wiki/Mengjiang_(Twilight_of_a_New_Era)
http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/world/mongolia/mengkukuo.htm

1947: The Supreme Court of Japan is established
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Supreme_Court_of_Japan

1952: In the Pacific Council, first meeting for the defense of Japan by USA, New-Zealand and Australia that found a standing political Council

1975: The Japanese Red Army takes more than 50 hostages at the AIA Building housing several embassies in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The hostages included the U.S. consul and the Swedish charge d’affaires. The gunmen win the release of five imprisoned comrades and fly with them to Libya

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1975_AIA_building_hostage_crisis

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6hMUy-xKW3k

1992: Death of Seicho Matsumoto, Japanese writer and journalist, born on December 21, 1909
http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/m/seicho-matsumoto/

 1993: Japanese government recognizes the reality of the “comfort women”

http://www.mofa.go.jp/policy/women/fund/state9308.html

1994: Birth of Mayuko Fukuda, Japanese actress
http://asianmediawiki.com/Mayuko_Fukuda
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mayuko_Fukuda

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-9j-p1aHmdQ

2001: Birth of Seishiro Kato, Japanese child actor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seishiro_Kato
http://wiki.d-addicts.com/Kato_Seishiro

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m9QGG-FdLR4

2001: In Japan, election of 121 of the 247 seats of the Higher House. DPL wins 64  seats, Komeito 12 an New Conservative Pary 1

2004: Death of Fumio Watanabe, Japanese actor, born on October 31, 1929
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0913796/

 

On 4 August in Chinese history, Hong Kong and Taiwan

1942-08-04 Chinese Expedition Army leave for India

ON 4 AUGUST IN CHINESE HISTORY, HONG KONG AND TAIWAN

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Updated on August 4, 2017

221: Death of Lady Zhen, Chinese empress, born on January 26, 183
http://threekingdoms.wikia.com/wiki/Lady_Zhen_%E7%94%84%E6%B0%8F
https://thehistoricalnovel.com/2013/05/30/historical-footnotes-lady-zhen/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lady_Zhen

598: During the Goguryeo-Sui War, Emperor Wéndi of Sui orders his youngest son, Yang Liang (assisted by the co-prime minister Gao Jiong), to conquer Goguryeo
http://www.armchairgeneral.com/the-goguryeo-sui-wars.htm
http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Goguryeo-Sui_Wars

1913: Sun Yat-sen and many other revolutionaries flee to Japan

1913 Sun Yat-sen et ami japonais

1932: Birth of Liang Congjie, Chinese environmentalist, who died on October 28, 2010
http://www.gluckman.com/Liang.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liang_Congjie

1941: The Mengjiang United Autonomous Government is renamed as the Mongolian Autonomous Federation
http://althistory.wikia.com/wiki/Mengjiang_(Twilight_of_a_New_Era)
http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/world/mongolia/mengkukuo.htm

1941: Death of Xu Dishan, Chinese novelist, essayist and patriotic scholar, born on February 3, 1893
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xu_Dishan
http://memim.com/xu-dishan.html

1942: The -Chinese Expeditionary Army withdraw from Burma to India
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/X_Force
http://www.cbi-theater.com/cai/cai.html

1942-08-04 Chinese Expedition Army leave for India

1998: In China, bursting of the Yangzijiang dykes causing 2,000 dead and more than 100,000 disaster victims

2008: An attack, lead by two men, on a border police station at Kashgar (Xinjiang, China) leaves 16 policemen dead and 16 hurt
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia-pacific/2008/08/2008843587330723.html

2012: The United States accuse China of raising tensions through a new military garrison in the South China Sea, calling on all sides to lower tensions in the hotly contested waters.

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/americas/2012/08/2012842515308572.html

2014: The small Pema Dorjee, recognized in 2009 as a reincarnation of Penor Rinpoché, the head of the Nyingma lineage, takes possession of the Palyul monastery in Tibet. His school is the oldest of all the Buddhist world.
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Tibet,-thousands-celebrate-enthronement-of-new-Penor-Rinpoche-31805.html

2016: China jails activist lawyer Zhou Shifeng for 7 years on subversion charge. The first lawyer to face trial among the two dozen human rights activists and lawyers formally arrested last July in the so-called 709 crackdown, named after the date of the first arrests on July 9 last year
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1999111/beijing-law-firm-director-jailed-seven-years-sweeping
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2016/08/china-verdict-lawyer-zhou-shifeng-sentenced-160804081833785.html