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On 8 December in Asian history

ON 8 DECEMBER IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on December 8, 2017

395: Later Yan is defeated by its former vassal Northern Wei at the Battle of Canhe Slope
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Canhe_Slope

757: Chinese famous poet Du Fu returns to Chang’an as a member of Emperor Xuanzong’s court, after having escaped the city during the An Lushan Rebellion
http://totallyhistory.com/du-fu/
https://books.google.fr/books?id=R0l6NFOJu1IC&pg=PA29&lpg=PA29&dq=Du+Fu+returns+to+Chang’an&source=bl&ots=IgZfSjgy3e&sig=LybW2eUM6ag-rIJW_UzQuyr5OSY&hl=fr&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwj6tvGv2vjXAhUD_qQKHT0KDUMQ6AEISTAE#v=onepage&q=Du%20Fu%20returns%20to%20Chang’an&f=false
http://asianhistory.about.com/od/ancientchina/f/What-Was-The-An-Lushan-Rebellion.htm

1326: Daitokuji temple, Rinzai line, established in Kyoto by Daito Kokushi
http://www.japaneselifestyle.com.au/travel/kyoto_daitokuji_temple.htm

1900: Birth of Sun Li-jen, Chinese general, who died on November 19, 1990
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sun_Li-jen

1910: Birth of Bian Zhilin, Chinese poet who died on December 2, 2000
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bian_Zhilin

Bian Zhilin

1931: Birth of Naoki Sugiura, Japanese actor
http://wiki.d-addicts.com/Sugiura_Naoki

1935: The Japanese military police launches a violent suppression of the religious sect Oomoto and arrests its leader Onisaburo Deguchi
http://www.oomoto.or.jp/English/enKyos/seisi-en.html

1935: Birth of Dharmendra, Indian actor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dharmendra
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/8th-december-1935-dharmendra-indian-actor-was-born

1941: After the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, the US Congress passes a declaration of war against Japan
  

http://www.nytimes.com/learning/general/onthisday/big/1208.html#article
http://www.u-s-history.com/pages/h1654.html

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-united-states-declares-war-on-japan

https://youtu.be/iwMZZwe9O1A

1941: The Japanese start to invade Hong Kong, Malaya and the Dutch East Indies. They also invade the portions of Shanghai administered by European powers and bomb American bases in the Philippines
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_invasion_of_Malaya
http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/world-war-two/the-pacific-war-1941-to-1945/the-attack-on-malaya-by-japan/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_invasion_of_Thailand
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/800/today-in-philippine-history-december-8-1941-japan-launched-a-surprise-attack-on-the-philippines

1941: After Japanese start attack on Hong Kong and Malaya, UK declares war to Japan
http://hansard.millbanksystems.com/commons/1941/dec/08/prime-ministers-declaration#column_1358
http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/hong_kong_fall.htm
http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/ww2peopleswar/timeline/factfiles/nonflash/a1122355.shtml

1941: First Japanese attack on Wake Island
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Wake_Island
http://www.historynet.com/battle-of-wake-island

1946: Birth of Sharmila Tagore, Indian Actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sharmila_Tagore



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iRZ0NskE76s
 
1947: Dutch and Indonesian representatives meet on board the U.S.S. Renville, a U.S. Navy transport stationed in the Philippines, which was moved Jakarta harbor for the talks

1949: Chiang Kai-shek moves the capital of the Republic of China from Nanjing to Taipei
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/chinese-nationalists-move-capital-to-taiwan

1950: Because the Chinese attack in Korea, U.S. Commerce Department announces a total trade embargo on China. It will remain in place for 21 years

1958: Birth of Bird McIntyre , Thai pop singer, musician
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bird_McIntyre 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gm4XsUW6ohA

1960: Laotian Prime Minister Souvanna Phouma relieves the neutralist Captain Kong Le from his command
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kong_Le

1960: Birth of Lim Guan Eng, Malaysian statesman
http://www.chanlilian.net/2008/03/11/some-things-i-dig-up-about-our-penang-chief-minister-yab-lim-guan-eng/

1962: The Indonesian backed North Kalimantan National Army (TNKU) try to capture the sultan of Brunei who escapes and asks for British help. British emergency troops from Singapore land in the evening

1963: Death of Sarit Thanarat (Sarit Dhanarajata), Thailand Prime Minister (1959-1963), born on June 16, 1908
http://www.encyclopedia.com/doc/1G2-3404705731.html

1965: Birth of Carina Lau, Hong Kong actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carina_Lau
http://www.brns.com/pages/carinapc.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R5s1IyjlEvQ

1965: In Vietnam, Operation Tiger Hound is launched
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/operation-tiger-hound-launched
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Tiger_Hound

1966: Pope Paul VI pleads for Christmas truce in Vietnam to be followed by an amnesty and negotiations

1966: North Vietnam rejects Johnson’s prisoner exchange proposal
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/north-vietnam-rejects-johnsons-prisoner-exchange-proposal

1969: Nixon declares that Vietnam War is ending
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/nixon-declares-vietnam-war-is-ending

1971: Operation Python a follow up of Operation Trident, naval attack launched on Pakistan’s port city of Karachi by the Indian Navy during the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Python

1971: New Delhi announces that on their way to Dakha, its forces are beating the Pakistani troops

1985: In Bangladesh, seven countries found the South Asia Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC)
http://www.southasiafoundation.org/saarc_charter.htm
http://www.mapsofworld.com/saarc-member-countries.htm

Saarc emblème

1995: Gyaincain Norbu, picked by the Chinese government in November as the 11th Panchen Lama is enthroned
http://www.kalachakra.org/articles/soulboy.shtml
http://www.tibet.ca/en/library/wtn/archive/old?y=1995&m=12&p=9_6

Panchen Lama 11 officiel

2001: Death of Subrata Mitra, Indian cinematographer, born on October 12, 1930
http://www.upperstall.com/people/subrata-mitra

2003: Taking advantage of a visit of PRC Prime Minister Wen Jiabao, Washington asks Taiwan to renounce to the use of referendum on topics which could encourage separatist movement

2007: Benazir Bhutto, first and only female former Prime Minister of Pakistan, had her PPP Office stormed by unidentified gunmen. Three supporters are killed.

2009: A former Indonesian army officer has admitted in a magazine interview that five foreign journalists were deliberately killed during Indonesia’s 1975 invasion of East Timor
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2007/nov/16/indonesia.australia

2009: In Malaysia, peace talks resume between the Philippine government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, a separatist group from the south of the country after 16 months
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/8400804.stm
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia-pacific/2009/12/200912995736198528.html

2010: Adm. Mike Mullen, the chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, sharply criticizes Beijing for not condemning North Korea’s artillery barrage against a South Korean island two weeks ago
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/09/world/asia/09korea.html?ref=asia
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/40562750/ns/world_news-asiapacific/

2011: Minoru Miki, Japanese composer for traditional Japanese instruments, dies at 84
http://www.wikiwand.com/en/Minoru_Miki
http://www.fabermusic.com/composers/minoru-miki/biography

2011: A US Citizen is jailed for two and a half years by Thai authorities for translating excerpts of a locally banned biography of King Bhumibol Adulyadej and posting them online
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2011/12/201112844554785361.html

2012: Death of Khan Sarwar Murshid, Bangladeshi educator and diplomat, born on July 1, 1924
http://bdnews24.com/bangladesh/2012/12/08/educationist-prof-murshid-dead1

2013: Riots break out in Singapore after a fatal accident in Little India
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-25294918
https://sg.news.yahoo.com/fire–rioting-taking-place-in-little-india–reports-152651999.html

2013: Cantonese opera singer Hung Sin-nui dies at age of 88, born in December 27, 1924
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1376747/cantonese-opera-singer-hung-sin-nui-dies-age-88
http://www.lifeofguangzhou.com/node_981/node_989/node_997/node_1007/2013/12/11/1386733758147198.shtml

2014: A ceremony takes place in Kabul to mark the formal end of Nato’s 13-year combat mission in Afghanistan.
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-30377059
http://www.dawn.com/news/1149579/us-nato-end-afghan-combat-command-after-13-years

2014: China’s foreign ministry rebuks the US Congress after legislators passed a bill allowing the sale of second-hand warships to Taiwan, the self-ruled island which Beijing claims as a renegade province
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/china-angered-us-bill-allowing-taiwan-warship

 

Holidays and observances

Buddhism: The Enlightenment of Gautama Buddha (Bodhi Day)

Wars, conflicts and strategy on 8 December in Asian history

WARS, CONFLICTS AND STRATEGY ON 8 DECEMBER IN ASIAN HISTORY

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

Updated on December 8, 2017

395: Later Yan is defeated by its former vassal Northern Wei at the Battle of Canhe Slope
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Canhe_Slope

1941: After the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, the US Congress passes a declaration of war against Japan


http://www.nytimes.com/learning/general/onthisday/big/1208.html#article
http://www.u-s-history.com/pages/h1654.html
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-united-states-declares-war-on-japan

1941: The Japanese start to invade Hong Kong, Malaya and the Dutch East Indies. They also invade the portions of Shanghai administered by European powers and bomb American bases in the Philippines
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_invasion_of_Malaya
http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/world-war-two/the-pacific-war-1941-to-1945/the-attack-on-malaya-by-japan/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_invasion_of_Thailand
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/800/today-in-philippine-history-december-8-1941-japan-launched-a-surprise-attack-on-the-philippines

1941: After Japanese start attack on Hong Kong and Malaya, UK declares war to Japan
http://hansard.millbanksystems.com/commons/1941/dec/08/prime-ministers-declaration#column_1358
http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/hong_kong_fall.htm
http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/ww2peopleswar/timeline/factfiles/nonflash/a1122355.shtml

1941: First Japanese attack on Wake Island
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Wake_Island
http://www.historynet.com/battle-of-wake-island

1947: Dutch and Indonesian representatives meet on board the U.S.S. Renville, a U.S. Navy transport stationed in the Philippines, which was moved Jakarta harbor for the talks

1949: Chiang Kai-shek moves the capital of the Republic of China from Nanjing to Taipei
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/chinese-nationalists-move-capital-to-taiwan

1950: Because the Chinese attack in Korea, U.S. Commerce Department announces a total trade embargo on China. It will remain in place for 21 years

1962: The Indonesian backed North Kalimantan National Army (TNKU) try to capture the sultan of Brunei who escapes and asks for British help. British emergency troops from Singapore land in the evening

1965: In Vietnam, Operation Tiger Hound is launched
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/operation-tiger-hound-launched
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Tiger_Hound

1966: Pope Paul VI pleads for Christmas truce in Vietnam to be followed by an amnesty and negotiations

1966: North Vietnam rejects Johnson’s prisoner exchange proposal
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/north-vietnam-rejects-johnsons-prisoner-exchange-proposal

1969: Nixon declares that Vietnam War is ending
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/nixon-declares-vietnam-war-is-ending

1971: Operation Python a follow up of Operation Trident, naval attack launched on Pakistan’s port city of Karachi by the Indian Navy during the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Python

1971: New Delhi announces that on their way to Dakha, its forces are beating the Pakistani troops

2003: Taking advantage of a visit of PRC Prime Minister Wen Jiabao, Washington asks Taiwan to renounce to the use of referendum on topics which could encourage separatist movement

2009: A former Indonesian army officer has admitted in a magazine interview that five foreign journalists were deliberately killed during Indonesia’s 1975 invasion of East Timor
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia-pacific/2009/12/200912824629737228.html

2009: In Malaysia, peace talks resume between the Philippine government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, a separatist group from the south of the country after 16 months
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/8400804.stm
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia-pacific/2009/12/200912995736198528.html

2010: Adm. Mike Mullen, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, sharply criticizes Beijing for not condemning North Korea’s artillery barrage against a South Korean island two weeks ago
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/09/world/asia/09korea.html?ref=asia
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/40562750/ns/world_news-asiapacific/

2014: A ceremony takes place in Kabul to mark the formal end of Nato’s 13-year combat mission in Afghanistan.
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-30377059
http://www.dawn.com/news/1149579/us-nato-end-afghan-combat-command-after-13-years

2014: China’s foreign ministry rebuks the US Congress after legislators passed a bill allowing the sale of second-hand warships to Taiwan, the self-ruled island which Beijing claims as a renegade province
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/china-angered-us-bill-allowing-taiwan-warship

On 8 December in South Asian history

Saarc emblème

ON 8 DECEMBER IN SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on December 8, 2017

1935: Birth of Dharmendra, Indian actor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dharmendra
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/8th-december-1935-dharmendra-indian-actor-was-born

1946: Birth of Sharmila Tagore, Indian Actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sharmila_Tagore

1971: Operation Python a follow up of Operation Trident, naval attack launched on Pakistan’s port city of Karachi by the Indian Navy during the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Python

1971: New Delhi announces that on their way to Dakha, its forces are beating the Pakistani troops

1985: In Bangladesh, seven countries found the South Asia Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC)
http://www.southasiafoundation.org/saarc_charter.htm
http://www.mapsofworld.com/saarc-member-countries.htm

Saarc emblème

1995: Gyaincain Norbu, picked by the Chinese government in November as the 11th Panchen Lama is enthroned
http://www.kalachakra.org/articles/soulboy.shtml
http://www.tibet.ca/en/library/wtn/archive/old?y=1995&m=12&p=9_6

Panchen Lama 11 officiel

2001: Death of Subrata Mitra, Indian cinematographer, born on October 12, 1930
http://www.upperstall.com/people/subrata-mitra

2007: Benazir Bhutto, first and only female former Prime Minister of Pakistan, had her PPP Office stormed by unidentified gunmen. Three supporters are killed.

2012: Death of Khan Sarwar Murshid, Bangladeshi educator and diplomat, born on July 1, 1924
http://bdnews24.com/bangladesh/2012/12/08/educationist-prof-murshid-dead1

2014: A ceremony takes place in Kabul to mark the formal end of Nato’s 13-year combat mission in Afghanistan.
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-30377059
http://www.dawn.com/news/1149579/us-nato-end-afghan-combat-command-after-13-years

On 8 December in Southeast Asian history

ON 8 DECEMBER IN SOUTHEAST ASIAN HISTORY

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

Updated on December 8, 2017

1941: The Japanese start to invade Hong Kong, Malaya and the Dutch East Indies. They also invade the portions of Shanghai administered by European powers and bomb American bases in the Philippines
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_invasion_of_Malaya
http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/world-war-two/the-pacific-war-1941-to-1945/the-attack-on-malaya-by-japan/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_invasion_of_Thailand
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/800/today-in-philippine-history-december-8-1941-japan-launched-a-surprise-attack-on-the-philippines

1941: After Japanese start attack on Hong Kong and Malaya, UK declares war to Japan
http://hansard.millbanksystems.com/commons/1941/dec/08/prime-ministers-declaration#column_1358
http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/hong_kong_fall.htm
http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/ww2peopleswar/timeline/factfiles/nonflash/a1122355.shtml

1947: Dutch and Indonesian representatives meet on board the U.S.S. Renville, a U.S. Navy transport stationed in the Philippines, which was moved Jakarta harbor for the talks

1958: Birth of Bird McIntyre , Thai pop singer, musician
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bird_McIntyre 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gm4XsUW6ohA

1960: Laotian Prime Minister Souvanna Phouma relieves the neutralist Captain Kong Le from his command
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kong_Le

1960: Birth of Lim Guan Eng, Malaysian statesman
http://www.chanlilian.net/2008/03/11/some-things-i-dig-up-about-our-penang-chief-minister-yab-lim-guan-eng/

1962: The Indonesian backed North Kalimantan National Army (TNKU) try to capture the sultan of Brunei who escapes and asks for British help. British emergency troops from Singapore land in the evening

1963: Death of Sarit Thanarat (Sarit Dhanarajata), Thailand Prime Minister (1959-1963), born on June 16, 1908
http://www.encyclopedia.com/doc/1G2-3404705731.html

1965: In Vietnam, Operation Tiger Hound is launched
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/operation-tiger-hound-launched
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Tiger_Hound

1966: Pope Paul VI pleads for Christmas truce in Vietnam to be followed by an amnesty and negotiations

1969: Nixon declares that Vietnam War is ending
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/nixon-declares-vietnam-war-is-ending

2009: A former Indonesian army officer has admitted in a magazine interview that five foreign journalists were deliberately killed during Indonesia’s 1975 invasion of East Timor
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2007/nov/16/indonesia.australia

2009: In Malaysia, peace talks resume between the Philippine government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, a separatist group from the south of the country after 16 months
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/8400804.stm
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia-pacific/2009/12/200912995736198528.html

2011: A US citizen has been jailed for two and a half years by Thai authorities for translating excerpts of a locally banned biography of King Bhumibol Adulyadej and posting them online
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2011/12/201112844554785361.html

2013: Riots break out in Singapore after a fatal accident in Little India
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-25294918
https://sg.news.yahoo.com/fire–rioting-taking-place-in-little-india–reports-152651999.html

 

On 8 December in Japan’s history

ON 8 DECEMBER IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

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

Updated on December 8, 2017

1326: Daitokuji temple, Rinzai line, established in Kyoto by Daito Kokushi
http://www.japaneselifestyle.com.au/travel/kyoto_daitokuji_temple.htm

1931: Birth of Naoki Sugiura, Japanese actor
http://wiki.d-addicts.com/Sugiura_Naoki

1935: The Japanese military police launches a violent suppression of the religious sect Oomoto and arrests its leader Onisaburo Deguchi
http://www.oomoto.or.jp/English/enKyos/seisi-en.html

1941: After the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, the US Congress passes a declaration of war against Japan


http://www.nytimes.com/learning/general/onthisday/big/1208.html#article

http://www.u-s-history.com/pages/h1654.html
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-united-states-declares-war-on-japan

1941: The Japanese start to invade Hong Kong, Malaya and the Dutch East Indies. They also invade the portions of Shanghai administered by European powers and bomb American bases in the Philippines
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_invasion_of_Malaya
http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/world-war-two/the-pacific-war-1941-to-1945/the-attack-on-malaya-by-japan/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_invasion_of_Thailand
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/800/today-in-philippine-history-december-8-1941-japan-launched-a-surprise-attack-on-the-philippines

1941: After Japanese start attack on Hong Kong and Malaya, UK declares war to Japan
http://hansard.millbanksystems.com/commons/1941/dec/08/prime-ministers-declaration#column_1358
http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/hong_kong_fall.htm
http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/ww2peopleswar/timeline/factfiles/nonflash/a1122355.shtml

1941: First Japanese attack on Wake Island
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Wake_Island
http://www.historynet.com/battle-of-wake-island

1965: Birth of Yayoi Jinguji, Japanese voice actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yayoi_Jinguji

1967: Birth of Kotono Mitsuishi, Japanese seiyu (voice actress)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kotono_Mitsuishi

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c2CRt_4EukA

2011: Minoru Miki, Japanese composer for traditional Japanese instruments, dies at 84
http://www.wikiwand.com/en/Minoru_Miki
http://www.fabermusic.com/composers/minoru-miki/biography

On 8 December in Chinese history, Hong Kong and Taiwan

ON 8 DECEMBER IN CHINESE HISTORY, HONG KONG AND TAIWAN

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

Updated on December 8, 2017

395: Later Yan is defeated by its former vassal Northern Wei at the Battle of Canhe Slope
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Canhe_Slope

757: Chinese famous poet Du Fu returns to Chang’an as a member of Emperor Xuanzong’s court, after having escaped the city during the An Lushan Rebellion
http://totallyhistory.com/du-fu/
https://books.google.fr/books?id=R0l6NFOJu1IC&pg=PA29&lpg=PA29&dq=Du+Fu+returns+to+Chang’an&source=bl&ots=IgZfSjgy3e&sig=LybW2eUM6ag-rIJW_UzQuyr5OSY&hl=fr&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwj6tvGv2vjXAhUD_qQKHT0KDUMQ6AEISTAE#v=onepage&q=Du%20Fu%20returns%20to%20Chang’an&f=false
http://asianhistory.about.com/od/ancientchina/f/What-Was-The-An-Lushan-Rebellion.htm

1900: Birth of Sun Li-jen, Chinese general, who died on November 19, 1990
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sun_Li-jen

1910: Birth of Bian Zhilin, Chinese poet who died on December 2, 2000
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bian_Zhilin

Bian Zhilin

1941: The Japanese start to invade Hong Kong, Malaya and the Dutch East Indies. They also invade the portions of Shanghai administered by European powers

1941: After Japanese start attack on Hong Kong, UK declares war to Japan
http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/hong_kong_fall.htm
http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/ww2peopleswar/timeline/factfiles/nonflash/a1122355.shtml

1949: Chiang Kai-shek moves the capital of the Republic of China from Nanjing to Taipei
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/chinese-nationalists-move-capital-to-taiwan

1950: Because the Chinese attack in Korea, U.S. Commerce Department announces a total trade embargo on China. It will remain in place for 21 years

1965: Birth of Carina Lau, Hong Kong actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carina_Lau
http://www.brns.com/pages/carinapc.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R5s1IyjlEvQ

1979: Birth of Raymond Lam, Hong Kong Actor and Singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raymond_Lam
http://raymondlam.org/

1994: Fire in a cinema in Karamay, China, 310 killed
http://www.nytimes.com/1994/12/10/world/china-orders-safety-study-after-fire-kills-300.html
http://www.farwestchina.com/2012/01/xinjiang-documentary-on-the-karamay-fire.html

1995: Gyaincain Norbu, picked by the Chinese government in November as the 11th Panchen Lama is enthroned
http://www.kalachakra.org/articles/soulboy.shtml
http://www.tibet.ca/en/library/wtn/archive/old?y=1995&m=12&p=9_6

Panchen Lama 11 officiel

2003: Taking advantage of a visit of PRC Prime Minister Wen Jiabao, Washington asks Taiwan to renounce to the use of referendum on topics which could encourage separatist movement

2010: Adm. Mike Mullen, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, sharply criticizes Beijing for not condemning North Korea’s artillery barrage against a South Korean island two weeks ago
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/09/world/asia/09korea.html?ref=asia
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/40562750/ns/world_news-asiapacific/

2013: Cantonese opera singer Hung Sin-nui dies at age of 88, born in December 27, 1924
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1376747/cantonese-opera-singer-hung-sin-nui-dies-age-88
http://www.lifeofguangzhou.com/node_981/node_989/node_997/node_1007/2013/12/11/1386733758147198.shtml

2014: China’s foreign ministry rebuks the US Congress after legislators passed a bill allowing the sale of second-hand warships to Taiwan, the self-ruled island which Beijing claims as a renegade province
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/china-angered-us-bill-allowing-taiwan-warship