Daily Archives: 10 novembre 2017

Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation

10 NOVEMBER 2017

At APEC, Trump vows the US will « no longer tolerate » unfair trade

US President Donald Trump gave a spirited airing of his « America First » doctrine in a speech to Asia-Pacific leaders on Friday, vowing his country will « no longer tolerate » unfair trade, closed markets and intellectual property theft, as he seeks to rewrite the rules of global commerce
https://www.trtworld.com/asia/at-apec-trump-vows-the-us-will-no-longer-tolerate-unfair-trade-12123
http://www.dw.com/en/apec-donald-trump-stresses-ties-with-asia-pacific-but-calls-for-better-trade-deals/a-41323594
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-41937426

 

On 10 November in Asian history

1945-11-10 Battle of Surabaya

ON 10 NOVEMBER IN ASIAN HISTORY

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

Updated on November 10, 2017

937: During the Ten Kingdoms, Li Bian usurps the throne and deposes Emperor Yang Pu. The Wu State is replaced by Li (now called « Xu Zhigao »), who becomes the first ruler of Southern Tang
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Southern_Tang

1293: Raden Wijaya is crowned as the first monarch of Majapahit kingdom of Java, taking throne name Kertarajasa Jayawardhana
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raden_Wijaya
http://asianhistory.about.com/od/glossaryko/g/Majapahit-Empire.htm

1659: Shivaji Maharaj, Maratha King wins the Battle of Pratapgarh, starting conquests which will lead to the Maratha Empire in 1674
http://www.iloveindia.com/history/medieval-india/shivaji.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Pratapgarh

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i01GCCnk1Wo

1698: The East India Company takes possession of three villages in Bengal : Sutanaki, Kolkota and Gobindapun that they will unit to form Calcutta

1848: Birth of Sir Surendranath Banerjee, leader, Indian National Congress who died on August 26, 1925
http://www.iloveindia.com/indian-heroes/surendranath-banerjee.html
http://www.absoluteastronomy.com/topics/Surendranath_Banerjea

1868: Birth of Gichin Funakoshi, Japanese martial artist who died on April 26, 1957
http://www.shotokai.com/ingles/bios/funakos2.html

1896: Candido Tria Tirona, revolutionary general and secretary of war in the Magdalo revolutionary council, is killed in action during the Battle of Binakayan, at Cavite el Viejo (present day Kawit), Cavite
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/1338/today-in-philippine-history-november-10-1896-candido-tria-tirona-died-in-action-during-the-battle-of-binakayan
http://en.wikipilipinas.org/index.php/Battle_of_Binakayan

1899: Birth of Swami Satyabhakta, Indian guru, philosopher, and scholar who died on December 10, 1998
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swami_Satyabhakta

1911: Chinese imperial army recaptures Nanjing in a blood bath

1928: Michinomiya Hirohito (Showa) is crowned the 124th emperor of Japan (up to 1989)
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/hirohito-crowned-in-japan
https://www.thefamouspeople.com/profiles/hirohito-3845.php

1928-11-10 Hirohito coronation

1939: Birth of Anscar Chupungco, Filipino monk and theologian who died on January 9, 2013
http://lifestyle.inquirer.net/90517/fr-anscar-chupungco-filipino-benedictine-who-tangled-with-pope-benedict

1941: Birth of Kyu Sakamoto, a popular Japanese singer and actor who died in August 1985 in an air crash
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kyu_Sakamoto

1943: Indonesian nationalists Sukarno, Hatta, and Kyai Bagus Hadikusumo are flown to Tokyo to be decorated by the Emperor of Japan

1944: Death of Wang Jingwei, who on March 30, 1940, formed at Nanjing a pro-Japanese government, born on May 4, 1983
http://www.biographybase.com/biography/Wang_Jingwei.html

1945: Battle of Surabaya between pro-independence soldiers and militia against British and Neetherlands troops. Fighting continues for three weeks. 600 Indian troops defect from the British and join  the Indonesians
http://www.nusantara.com/heritage/surabaya.html
http://www.misterguru.web.id/2011/11/narrative-text-battle-of-surabaya.html#.VkG3RDgQVjo
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Surabaya
http://www.moddb.com/mods/cc5-battle-of-surabaya-1945

1945-11-10 Battle of Surabaya

1948: Birth of Shigesato Itoi, Japanese novelist and video game designer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shigesato_Itoi
http://starmen.net/credits/shigesatoitoi.php

1953: In the Philippines, Colonel Ramon Magsaysay, with US support, is elected president of the Republic
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/1688/today-in-philippine-history-november-10-1953-ramon-masaysay-was-elected-president

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A4t3v_r9r6I »>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A4t3v_r9r6I

1965: In Shanghai,  Yao Wenyuan, in a newspaper, critics a play written by Wu Han, deputy mayor of  Beijing, “Hai Rui dismissed from office”. That is the first shot which will  bring to the Cultural Revolution
http://chineseposters.net/themes/yaowenyuan.php
http://www.chinaknowledge.de/Literature/Novels/hairuibaguan.html

1971: In Cambodia,  Khmer rouge forces attack the city of Phom Penh and its airport, killing 44,  wounding at least 30 and damaging nine airplanes
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/khmer-rouge-forces-attack-phnom-penh-airport

1973: The American  State Secretary Henry Kissinger goes to Beijing to said that the USA are ready  to normalize their relations with China (In fact it will happend in January  1979)

1977: José Maria  Sison, leader of the Communist Party of the Philippines (Marxist-leninist) is  arrested in San Fernando
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jose_Maria_Sison

1977: Birth of Won Bin, Korean actor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Won_Bin


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O6o-RqO33mY

1978: Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping in Kuala Lumpur for a two-day visit
http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/63dad5562b25c0edece68d6adf72063b

1979: Vietnamese  forces launch a mopping up operation against Khmer positions northern Cambodia

1980: In China,  beginning of the trial of the « Gang of Four » led by Jiang Qing, widow of Mao  Zedong (verdict on January 21, 1981)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gang_of_Four
http://law2.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/gangoffour/Gangof4.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=91LEZxKlkrc

1980: Birth of Calvin Chen, Taiwanese singer
http://wiki.d-addicts.com/Calvin_Chen


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Fp4A3NMk8o

1986: Death of Rogelio de la Rosa, Filipino actor and politician, born  on November 12, 1914
https://www.senate.gov.ph/senators/former_senators/rogelio_dela_rosa.htm

1986: Bangladesh  constitution is restored

1987: Noor Hossain, Bangladeshi activist is killed by police, born in 1961
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noor_Hossain
http://www.thedailystar.net/news/democracy-and-the-role-of-media

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rC65RJCPgTM

1988: Birth of Chisaki Hama, former Japanese actress and model
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chisaki_Hama
http://www.genvid.com/PGSM/cast/hama-gallery.htm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ngEIV0IVnI

1990: Chandra Shekhar  is sworn in as India’s new prime minister, succeeding Vishwanath Pratap Singh  (up to June 21, 1991)
http://www.indianetzone.com/3/chandra_shekhar_singh.htm
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/10th-november-1990-chandra-shekhar-became-indias-eighth-prime-minister
http://chandrashekhar.org/
http://www.nytimes.com/1990/11/10/world/rival-of-singh-becomes-india-premier.html?pagewanted=1

1990-11-10-venkataraman-chandra-shekhar-pm

1995: In Katmandu,  Nepal, searchers rescued 549 hikers after a massive avalanche struck the  Himalayan foothills. The disaster left 24 tourists and 32 Nepalese dead

2001: China is officially admitted in the World Trade Organisation (WTO)
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/1648579.stm
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/10617.html

2004: Death of Katy de la Cruz, Filipina jazz singer, born on February  13, 1907
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Katy_de_la_Cruz

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

2006: Sri Lankan Tamil parliamentarian Nadarajah Raviraj is assassinated in Colombo
http://aboutsrilanka.blogspot.com/2006/11/tna-parliamentarian-nadarajah-raviraj.html
http://www.lankanewspapers.com/news/2006/11/9268_image_headline.html

2007: Forty thousand people march toward the royal palace of Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur to hand over a memorandum to the King demanding electoral reform
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2007_Bersih_rally
http://www.reuters.com/article/2007/11/10/idUSSP165982#4CjKwLubRDPsvGlH.97

2009: North and South Korea blame each other’s armed forces for  triggering a brief naval clash along their disputed western sea border after a  North Korean ship crossed the disputed border line in the Yellow Sea
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/11/world/asia/11korea.
html?_r=1&ref=asia

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/8351738.stm

2009: Fugitive former Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra arrives to  the Cambodian capital to take up a job as economic adviser to the government
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/8351743.stm
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia-pacific/2009/11/2009111035244522763.html

2013: Death of Vijaydan Detha, Indian author, born on September 1, 1926
http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/vijaydan-detha-is-gone-and-here-is-what-made-the-writer-very-very-special/1/325187.html
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/jaipur/Rajasthans-literary-giant-Vijaydan-Detha-passes-away/articleshow/25569883.cms

Vijaydan Detha

2014: Death of Ken Takakura, Japanese actor and singer, born on February 16, 1931
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-30092460
http://www.theguardian.com/film/2014/nov/18/ken-takakura
http://www.tofugu.com/2015/01/19/ken-takakura-bunta-sugawara-death-yakuza-cinema/

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2PtYzgRgPhM

2015 : The Maldives lift a state of emergency declared by the president earlier this month, saying security had improved after the authorities detained individuals and seized illegal weapons

Holidays and  observances

Bangladesh: Noor Hossain Day
Indonesia: Heroes’ Day or Hari Pahlawan (1945)

 

Wars, conflicts and strategy on 10 November in Asian history

WARS, CONFLICTS AND STRATEGY ON 10 NOVEMBER IN ASIAN HISTORY

To see another date, on Internet (Google…) type « Conflicts and strategy on (date + month) in Asian history »

Updated on November 10, 2017

1659: Shivaji Maharaj, Maratha King wins the Battle of Pratapgarh, starting conquests which will lead to the Maratha Empire in 1674
http://www.iloveindia.com/history/medieval-india/shivaji.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Pratapgarh

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i01GCCnk1Wo

1698: The East India Company takes possession of three villages in Bengal : Sutanaki, Kolkota and Gobindapun that they will unit to form Calcutta

1896: Candido Tria Tirona, revolutionary general and secretary of war in the Magdalo revolutionary council, is killed in action during the Battle of Binakayan, at Cavite el Viejo (present day Kawit), Cavite
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/1338/today-in-philippine-history-november-10-1896-candido-tria-tirona-died-in-action-during-the-battle-of-binakayan
http://en.wikipilipinas.org/index.php/Battle_of_Binakayan

1911: Chinese imperial army recaptures Nanjing in a blood bath

1945: Battle of Surabaya between pro-independence soldiers and militia against British and Neetherlands troops. Fighting continues for three weeks. 600 Indian troops defect from the British and join  the Indonesians
http://www.nusantara.com/heritage/surabaya.html
http://www.misterguru.web.id/2011/11/narrative-text-battle-of-surabaya.html#.VkG3RDgQVjo
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Surabaya
http://www.moddb.com/mods/cc5-battle-of-surabaya-1945

1945-11-10 Battle of Surabaya

1971: In Cambodia,  Khmer rouge forces attack the city of Phom Penh and its airport, killing 44,  wounding at least 30 and damaging nine airplanes
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/khmer-rouge-forces-attack-phnom-penh-airport

1979: Vietnamese  forces launch a mopping up operation against Khmer positions northern Cambodia

2009: North and South Korea blame each other’s armed forces for  triggering a brief naval clash along their disputed western sea border after a  North Korean ship crossed the disputed border line in the Yellow Sea
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/11/world/asia/11korea.
html?_r=1&ref=asia

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/8351738.stm

 

Holidays and  observances

Indonesia: Heroes’ Day or Hari Pahlawan (1945)

On 10 November in South Asian history

ON 10 NOVEMBER IN SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY

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

Updated on November 10, 2017

1659: Shivaji Maharaj, Maratha King wins the Battle of Pratapgarh, starting conquests which will lead to the Maratha Empire in 1674
http://www.iloveindia.com/history/medieval-india/shivaji.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Pratapgarh

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i01GCCnk1Wo

1698: The East India Company takes possession of three villages in Bengal : Sutanaki, Kolkota and Gobindapun that they will unit to form Calcutta

1848: Birth of Sir Surendranath Banerjea, leader, Indian National Congress who died on August 26, 1925
http://www.iloveindia.com/indian-heroes/surendranath-banerjee.html
http://www.absoluteastronomy.com/topics/Surendranath_Banerjea

1945: Battle of Surabaya between pro-independence soldiers and militia against British and Neetherlands troops. Fighting continues for three weeks. 600 Indian troops defect from the British and join  the Indonesians
http://www.nusantara.com/heritage/surabaya.html
http://www.misterguru.web.id/2011/11/narrative-text-battle-of-surabaya.html#.VkG3RDgQVjo
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Surabaya
http://www.moddb.com/mods/cc5-battle-of-surabaya-1945

1945-11-10 Battle of Surabaya

1899: Birth of Swami Satyabhakta, Indian guru, philosopher, and scholar who died on December 10, 1998
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swami_Satyabhakta

1986: Bangladesh  constitution is restored

1987: Noor Hossain, Bangladeshi activist is killed by police, born in 1961
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noor_Hossain
http://www.thedailystar.net/news/democracy-and-the-role-of-media

1990: Chandra Shekhar  is sworn in as India’s new prime minister, succeeding Vishwanath Pratap Singh  (up to June 21, 1991)
http://www.indianetzone.com/3/chandra_shekhar_singh.htm
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/10th-november-1990-chandra-shekhar-became-indias-eighth-prime-minister
http://chandrashekhar.org/
http://www.nytimes.com/1990/11/10/world/rival-of-singh-becomes-india-premier.html?pagewanted=1

1990-11-10-venkataraman-chandra-shekhar-pm

1995: In Katmandu,  Nepal, searchers rescued 549 hikers after a massive avalanche struck the  Himalayan foothills. The disaster left 24 tourists and 32 Nepalese dead

2006: Sri Lankan Tamil parliamentarian Nadarajah Raviraj is assassinated
in Colombo
http://aboutsrilanka.blogspot.com/2006/11/tna-parliamentarian-nadarajah-raviraj.html
http://www.lankanewspapers.com/news/2006/11/9268_image_headline.html

2013: Death of Vijaydan Detha, Indian author, born on September 1, 1926
http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/vijaydan-detha-is-gone-and-here-is-what-made-the-writer-very-very-special/1/325187.html
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/jaipur/Rajasthans-literary-giant-Vijaydan-Detha-passes-away/articleshow/25569883.cms

Vijaydan Detha

2015 : The Maldives lift a state of emergency declared by the president earlier this month, saying security had improved after the authorities detained individuals and seized illegal weapons

 

Holidays and  observances

Bangladesh: Noor Hossain Day

On 10 November in Southeast Asian history

1945-11-10 Battle of Surabaya

ON 10 NOVEMBER IN SOUTHEAST ASIAN HISTORY

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

Updated on November 10, 2017

1293: Raden Wijaya is crowned as the first monarch of Majapahit kingdom of Java, taking throne name Kertarajasa Jayawardhana
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raden_Wijaya
http://asianhistory.about.com/od/glossaryko/g/Majapahit-Empire.htm

1896: Candido Tria Tirona, revolutionary general and secretary of war in the Magdalo revolutionary council, is killed in action during the Battle of Binakayan, at Cavite el Viejo (present day Kawit), Cavite
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/1338/today-in-philippine-history-november-10-1896-candido-tria-tirona-died-in-action-during-the-battle-of-binakayan
http://en.wikipilipinas.org/index.php/Battle_of_Binakayan

1939: Birth of Anscar Chupungco, Filipino monk and theologian who died on January 9, 2013
http://lifestyle.inquirer.net/90517/fr-anscar-chupungco-filipino-benedictine-who-tangled-with-pope-benedict

1943: Indonesian nationalists Sukarno, Hatta, and Kyai Bagus Hadikusumo are flown to Tokyo to be decorated by the Emperor of Japan

1945: Battle of Surabaya between pro-independence soldiers and militia against British and Neetherlands troops. Fighting continues for three weeks. 600 Indian troops defect from the British and join  the Indonesians
http://www.nusantara.com/heritage/surabaya.html
http://www.misterguru.web.id/2011/11/narrative-text-battle-of-surabaya.html#.VkG3RDgQVjo
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Surabaya
http://www.moddb.com/mods/cc5-battle-of-surabaya-1945

1945-11-10 Battle of Surabaya

1953: In the Philippines,Colonel Ramon Magsaysay, with US support, is elected president of the Republic
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/1688/today-in-philippine-history-november-10-1953-ramon-masaysay-was-elected-president

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A4t3v_r9r6I »>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A4t3v_r9r6I

1971: In Cambodia,  Khmer rouge forces attack the city of Phom Penh and its airport, killing 44,  wounding at least 30 and damaging nine airplanes
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/khmer-rouge-forces-attack-phnom-penh-airport

1977: José Maria  Sison, leader of the Communist Party of the Philippines (Marxist-leninist) is  arrested in San Fernando
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jose_Maria_Sison

1978: Chinese leader  Deng Xiaoping in Kuala Lumpur for a two-day visit
http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/63dad5562b25c0edece68d6adf72063b

1979: Vietnamese  forces launch a mopping up operation against Khmer positions northern Cambodia

1986: Death of Rogelio de la Rosa, Filipino actor and politician, born  on November 12, 1914
https://www.senate.gov.ph/senators/former_senators/rogelio_dela_rosa.htm

2004: Death of Katy de la Cruz, Filipina jazz singer, born on February 13, 1907
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Katy_de_la_Cruz

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

2007: Forty thousand people march toward the royal palace of Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur to hand over a memorandum to the King demanding electoral reform
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2007_Bersih_rally
http://www.reuters.com/article/2007/11/10/idUSSP165982#4CjKwLubRDPsvGlH.97

2009: Fugitive former Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra arrives to  the Cambodian capital to take up a job as economic adviser to the government
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/8351743.stm
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia-pacific/2009/11/2009111035244522763.html

 

Holidays and  observances

Indonesia: Heroes’ Day or Hari Pahlawan (1945)

On 10 November in Japan’s history

ON 10 NOVEMBER IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

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

Updated on November 10, 2017

1868: Birth of Gichin Funakoshi, Japanese martial artist who died on April 26, 1957
http://www.gichinfunakoshi.com/gichin.htm

1928: Michinomiya Hirohito (Showa) is crowned the 124th emperor of Japan (up to 1989)
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/hirohito-crowned-in-japan
https://www.thefamouspeople.com/profiles/hirohito-3845.php

1928-11-10 Hirohito coronation

1941: Birth of Kyu Sakamoto, a popular Japanese singer and actor who died in August 1985 in an air crash
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kyu_Sakamoto

1948: Birth of Shigesato Itoi, Japanese novelist and video game designer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shigesato_Itoi
http://starmen.net/credits/shigesatoitoi.php

1988: Birth of Chisaki Hama, former Japanese actress and model
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chisaki_Hama
http://www.genvid.com/PGSM/cast/hama-gallery.htm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ngEIV0IVnI

2014: Acclaimed Japanese film star Ken Takakura, known for many stoic heroes he played on silver screen, has died of lymphoma. He was 83
http://www.iromegane.com/entertainment/films/goodbye-ken-takakura-rip-the-great-japanese-actor/
http://www.chinapost.com.tw/art/celebrity-news/2014/11/19/422137/Ken-Takakura.htm

On 10 November in Chinese history, Hong Kong and Taiwan

ON 10 NOVEMBER IN CHINESE HISTORY, HONG KONG AND TAIWAN

To see another date, on Internet (Google…) type « On (date + month) in Chinese history »

Updated on November 10, 2017

937: During the Ten Kingdoms, Li Bian usurps the throne and deposes Emperor Yang Pu. The Wu State is replaced by Li (now called « Xu Zhigao »), who becomes the first ruler of Southern Tang
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Southern_Tang

1911: Chinese imperial army recaptures Nanjing in a blood bath

1944: Death of Wang Jingwei, who on March 30, 1940, formed at Nanjing a pro-Japanese government, born on May 4, 1983
http://www.biographybase.com/biography/Wang_Jingwei.html

1965: In Shanghai,  Yao Wenyuan, in a newspaper, critics a play written by Wu Han, deputy mayor of  Beijing, “Hai Rui dismissed from office”. That is the first shot which will  bring to the Cultural Revolution
http://chineseposters.net/themes/yaowenyuan.php
http://www.chinaknowledge.de/Literature/Novels/hairuibaguan.html

1973: The American  State Secretary Henry Kissinger goes to Beijing to said that the USA are ready  to normalize their relations with China (In fact it will happend in January  1979)

1978: Chinese leader  Deng Xiaoping in Kuala Lumpur for a two-day visit
http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/63dad5562b25c0edece68d6adf72063b

1979: Vietnamese  forces launch a mopping up operation against Khmer positions northern Cambodia

1980: In China,  beginning of the trial of the « Gang of Four » led by Jiang Qing, widow of Mao  Zedong (verdict on January 21, 1981)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gang_of_Four
http://law2.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/gangoffour/Gangof4.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=91LEZxKlkrc

1980: Birth of Calvin Chen, Taiwanese singer
http://wiki.d-addicts.com/Calvin_Chen


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Fp4A3NMk8o

2001: China is officially admitted in the World Trade Organisation (WTO)
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/1648579.stm
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/10617.html