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On 10 December in Asian history

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ON 10 DECEMBER IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on December 10, 2017

220: Cao Pi forces Emperor Xian of Han to abdicate the Han Dynasty throne. The Cao Wei empire is established. The Three Kingdoms period begins
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cao_Pi
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Xian_of_Han
http://www.chinaknowledge.de/History/Han/personshanxiandi.html

Cao Pi

553: Birth of Houzhu, emperor of the Chen dynasty, who died in 604
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chen_Shubao

1510: Portuguese naval forces under the command of Afonso de Albuquerque and local mercenaries working for privateer Timoji seize Goa from the Bijapur Sultanate, resulting in 451 years of Portuguese colonial rule
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portuguese_conquest_of_Goa
https://www.onwar.com/aced/chrono/c1500s/yr10/portugueseconquestofgoa.htm

1750: Birth of Tipu Sultan, king of Mysore, who died on May 4, 1799
http://www.storyofpakistan.com/person.asp?perid=P073

1861: Forces led by Nguyen Trung Truc, an anti-colonial guerrilla leader in southern Vietnam, sink the French lorcha L’Esperance
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nguyen_Trung_Truc

1867: Death of Sakamoto Ryōma, Japanese samurai, born on January 3, 1836
http://wiki.samurai-archives.com/index.php?title=Sakamoto_Ryoma
http://www.tofugu.com/2013/03/18/the-revolutionary-sakamoto-ryoma/

1878: Birth of Rajaji (Rajagopalachari), India’s freedom fighter first and last Indian Governor General after independence (1948-1950) who died on December 25, 1972
http://www.liveindia.com/freedomfighters/crajagopalachari.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C._Rajagopalachari
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/10th-december-1878-c.-rajagopalachari-last-governor-general-of-india-was-born

1882: Birth of Shigenori Tōgō, Japanese politician who died on January 23, 1950
https://www.japantimes.co.jp/life/2008/11/09/people/wrestling-with-a-guilty-verdict/#.WixO_0xFw2w

1898:The Treaty of Paris ends the hispano-American War. Spain cedes the Philippines to USA for 20  millions dollars
http://philippineamericanwar.webs.com/treatyofparis.htm
http://filipino.biz.ph/history/treaty.html
http://filipino.biz.ph/history/treaty1898.html

1898-12-10-traite-de-paris

1912: Birth of Tetsuji Takechi, Japanese film director who died on July 1988
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tetsuji_Takechi

1913: Birth of Shunji Sakai, Japanese actor who died on August 10, 1967
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0757025/

1917: Birth of Sultan Yahya Petra, sultan of Kelantan (1960-1979) and king of Malaysia (1975-1979) who died on March 29, 1979
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yahya_Petra_of_Kelantan

Sultan Yahya Petra 3

1932: Thailand adopts a constitution and becomes a constitutional monarchy
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siamese_revolution_of_1932
http://www.expique.com/blog/2014/12/10/constitution-day-thailand/

1941: Birth of Kyu Sakamoto, Japanese singer and actor who died in a plane crash on August 12, 1985
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kyu_Sakamoto

1941: Trained in Japan, Aung San and the « Thirty heros » found the Army for Independence of Burma
http://www.aungsan.com/Time_Line.htm
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thirty_Comrades
https://www.irrawaddy.com/opinion/commentary/man-behind-burma-independence-army.html

Aung San 23

1941: British battleship Prince of Wales and battlecruiser Repulse (Force Z ) sink following Japanese aerial attacks off Malaya. 840 men die
http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/sinking1.html
http://combinedfleet.com/battles/Sinking_of_the_Prince_of_Wales_and_Repulse

1941-12-10 sinking of Prince_of_Wales_and_Repulse

1941: Chinese army began to fight against the Japanese in Burma
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/11433.html

1941: Japanese troops overrun Guam
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Guam_(1941)

1941; Battle of the Philippines: Imperial Japanese forces under the command of General Masaharu Homma land on Luzon
http://ww2db.com/battle_spec.php?battle_id=46

1941-12-10-jap-landing-on-luzon

1948: Death of Na Hye-sok, South Korean journalist, poet, and painter, born on April 18, 1896
http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/archive/program/program_koreanstory.htm?no=25227
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Na_Hye-sok

Na Hye-seok Incheon

1948: Birth of Jasuben Shilpi, Indian sculptor “The bronze woman of India” who died on January 13, 2013
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jasuben_Shilpi
http://www.mid-day.com/photos/its-a-weird-world/1973/14820

1949: The People’s Liberation Army begins its siege of Chengdu, the last Nationalist-held big city

1950: Birth of Tatsuya Gashuin, Japanese actor
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0309107/
http://asianmediawiki.com/Tatsuya_Gashuin

1953: Death of Abdullah Yusuf Ali, Pakistani Islamic scholar who translated the Quran into English, born on 14 April 1872
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abdullah_Yusuf_Ali

1954: After deposing Shigeru Yoshida, Ichiro Hatoyama is sworn in as Japan Prime Minister (up to December 1956)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ichir%C5%8D_Hatoyama

1962: In Colombo, opening of the sixth non-aligned countries conference (end on 12th). Mrs Bandaranaike, Sri Lanka Prime Minister, will lead a conciliatory mission between India and Pakistan

1968: Death in jail of Tian Han (victim of the Cultural Revolution), playright and poet, author of the national anthem, born on March 12, 1898
http://thechinabeat.blogspot.fr/2008/07/from-lovers-to-volunteers-tian-han-and.html
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/11405.html

1970: US president Richard Nixon threatens to resume air bombing on North Vietnam

1972: In the Japanese general elections, the Democratic Liberal Party  keeps absolute majority

1979: Kaohsiung Incident. Taiwanese pro-democracy demonstrations are suppressed and organizers are arrested
http://www.taiwandc.org/hst-1979.htm
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kaohsiung_Incident
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/11408.html

1979-12-10-kaohsiung-incident

1980: Official visit of Soviet leader Leonid Brejnev to India. The common communiqué don’t mention Afghanistan

1981: Birth of Katsuya Kobayashi, Japanese actor
http://wiki.d-addicts.com/Kobayashi_Katsuya
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Katsuya_Kobayashi

1981: The United Nations General Assembly approves Pakistan proposal for establishing nuclear free-zone in South Asia

1982: Birth of Shilpa Anand, Indian film and television actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shilpa_Anand

1989: Mongolian Revolution: At the country’s first open pro-democracy public demonstration, Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj announces the establishment of the Mongolian Democratic Union
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Democratic_Union_Coalition_(1996%E2%80%932000)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tsakhiagiin_Elbegdorj

1991: Aung San Suu Kyi book “Freedom from fear” is published in London
https://www.penguin.co.uk/books/179240/freedom-from-fear/
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/106320.Freedom_from_Fear

 

Freedom_from_fear_1991

1998: Indian Professor Amartya Sen is awarded the 1998 Nobel Prize in Economics for his contributions to welfare economics
http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/economic-sciences/laureates/1998/sen-facts.html
http://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/1998/10/amartya-k-sen-wins-1998-nobel-prize-in-economics/

 2001: Death of Ashok Kumar, Indian actor, born on October 13, 1911
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/1701925.stm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZPj_vS_Nw6A

2002: Off Yemen, US and Spanish navies board a ship caring North Korean long range Scud missiles

2006: In Hong Kong, for the first time, the democrats, with 114 delegates, can have a candidate  among  the 800 personalities who will elect the next Chief Executive

2007: Afghan army troops capture the Taleban-held town of Musa Qala, taken by Taleban in February despite a deal with tribal elders when UK troop withdrew
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7135850.stm

2008: Death of Didith Reyes, Filipino singer, born on September 17, 1949
http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/story/138540/showbiz/former-singer-didith-reyes-found-dead
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Didith_Reyes

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uabjej1qsFw

2008: In China, publication of the Charter 08, a democratic platform, with Liu Xiaobo as one of the leaders
http://foreignpolicy.com/2010/10/08/charter-08/
https://tavaana.org/en/content/charter-08-calling-democracy-china-0

2010: The Nobel Committee has bestowed its Peace Prize to Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo, who is serving an 11-year prison sentence for « inciting subversion of state power. » Beijing furious reaction
http://edition.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/europe/12/10/norway.nobel.prize/index.html
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/40601142/ns/world_news-asiapacific/

2012: Death of Iajuddin Ahmed, Bangladeshi academic and politician, 13th President of Bangladesh (2002-2009), born on February 28, 1931
https://bdnews24.com/bangladesh/2012/12/10/ex-president-iajuddin-ahmed-dies
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iajuddin_Ahmed

Iajuddin Ahmed 2

2013: Death of Srikanta Wadiyar, Indian politician of the Wadiyar dynasty, prince of Mysore kingdom, born on February 20, 1953
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/10539453/Srikantadatta-Narasimharaja-Wadiyar-obituary.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wadiyar_dynasty
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/indiahome/indianews/article-2522109/Four-year-old-curse-returns-haunt-Wadiyar-royals-death-heir.html

2014: Pakistani education activist Malala Yousafzai and Indian child rights campaigner Kailash Satyarthi receive their Nobel Peace Prize awards
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-30411049
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2014/12/malala-satyarthi-receive-peace-prize-20141210125127564166.html

2015 : Two Japanese scientists, Takaaki Kajita and Satoshi Omura, receives Nobel Prizes. Kajita, a winner in physics, and Omura, a laureate in physiology or médicine
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2015/12/11/national/science-health/nobel-prizes-medicine-physics-handed-japanese-pair/#.WEsKGuRSNC8
https://www.theguardian.com/science/live/2015/oct/06/nobel-prize-for-physics-announcement-live

China ‘blocks’ Mongolia border after Dalai Lama visit
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2016/12/china-blocks-mongolia-border-dalai-lama-visit-161210060313417.html

 

Holidays and observances

Thailand: Constitution Day

Wars, conflicts and strategy on 10 December in Asian history

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WARS, CONFLICTS AND SRATEGY ON 10 DECEMBER IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on December 10, 2017

1510: Portuguese naval forces under the command of Afonso de Albuquerque and local mercenaries working for privateer Timoji seize Goa from the Bijapur Sultanate, resulting in 451 years of Portuguese colonial rule
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portuguese_conquest_of_Goa
https://www.onwar.com/aced/chrono/c1500s/yr10/portugueseconquestofgoa.htm

1861: Forces led by Nguyen Trung Truc, an anti-colonial guerrilla leader in southern Vietnam, sink the French lorcha L’Esperance.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nguyen_Trung_Truc

1898:The Treaty of Paris ends the hispano-American War. Spain cedes the Philippines to USA for 20  millions dollars
http://philippineamericanwar.webs.com/treatyofparis.htm
http://filipino.biz.ph/history/treaty.html
http://filipino.biz.ph/history/treaty1898.html

1898-12-10-traite-de-paris

941: Trained in Japan, Aung San and the « Thirty heros » found the Army for Independence of Burma
http://www.aungsan.com/Time_Line.htm
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thirty_Comrades
https://www.irrawaddy.com/opinion/commentary/man-behind-burma-independence-army.html

Aung San 23

1941: British battleship Prince of Wales and battlecruiser Repulse (Force Z ) sink following Japanese aerial attacks off Malaya. 840 men die
http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/sinking1.html
http://combinedfleet.com/battles/Sinking_of_the_Prince_of_Wales_and_Repulse

1941-12-10 sinking of Prince_of_Wales_and_Repulse

1941: Chinese army began to fight against the Japanese in Burma
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/11433.html

1941: Japanese troops overrun Guam

1949: The People’s Liberation Army begins its siege of Chengdu, the last Nationalist-held big city

1962: In Colombo, opening of the sixth non-aligned countries conference (end on 12th). Mrs Bandaranaike, Sri Lanka Prime Minister, will lead a conciliatory mission between India and Pakistan

1970: US president Richard Nixon threatens to resume air bombing on North Vietnam

1980: Official visit of Soviet leader Leonid Brejnev to India. The common communiqué don’t mention Afghanistan

1981: The United Nations General Assembly approves Pakistan proposal for establishing nuclear free-zone in South Asia

2002: Off Yemen, US and Spanish navies board a ship caring North Korean long range Scud missiles

 

On 10 December in South Asian history

ON 10 DECEMBER IN SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on December 10, 2017

1510: Portuguese naval forces under the command of Afonso de Albuquerque and local mercenaries working for privateer Timoji seize Goa from the Bijapur Sultanate, resulting in 451 years of Portuguese colonial rule
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portuguese_conquest_of_Goa
https://www.onwar.com/aced/chrono/c1500s/yr10/portugueseconquestofgoa.htm

1750: Birth of Tipu Sultan, king of Mysore, who died on May 4, 1799
http://www.storyofpakistan.com/person.asp?perid=P073

1878: Birth of Rajaji (Rajagopalachari), India’s freedom fighter first and last Indian Governor General after independence (1948-1950) who died on December 25, 1972
http://www.liveindia.com/freedomfighters/crajagopalachari.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C._Rajagopalachari
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/10th-december-1878-c.-rajagopalachari-last-governor-general-of-india-was-born

1948: Birth of Jasuben Shilpi, Indian sculptor “The bronze woman of India” who died on January 13, 2013
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jasuben_Shilpi
http://www.mid-day.com/photos/its-a-weird-world/1973/14820

1953: Death of Abdullah Yusuf Ali, Pakistani Islamic scholar who translated the Quran into English, born on 14 April 1872
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abdullah_Yusuf_Ali

1962: In Colombo, opening of the sixth non-aligned countries conference (end on 12th). Mrs Bandaranaike, Sri Lanka Prime Minister, will lead a conciliatory mission between India and Pakistan

1980: Official visit of Soviet leader Leonid Brejnev to India. The common communiqué don’t mention Afghanistan

1981: The United Nations General Assembly approves Pakistan proposal for establishing nuclear free-zone in South Asia

1982: Birth of Shilpa Anand, Indian film and television actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shilpa_Anand

2001: Death of Ashok Kumar, Indian actor, born on October 13, 1911
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/1701925.stm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZPj_vS_Nw6A

2007: Afghan army troops capture the Taleban-held town of Musa Qala, taken by Taleban in February despite a deal with tribal elders when UK troop withdrew
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7135850.stm

2012: Death of Iajuddin Ahmed, Bangladeshi academic and politician, 13th President of Bangladesh (2002-2009), born on February 28, 1931
https://bdnews24.com/bangladesh/2012/12/10/ex-president-iajuddin-ahmed-dies
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iajuddin_Ahmed

Iajuddin Ahmed 2

2013: Death of Srikanta Wadiyar, Indian politician of the Wadiyar dynasty, prince of Mysore kingdom, born on February 20, 1953
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/10539453/Srikantadatta-Narasimharaja-Wadiyar-obituary.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wadiyar_dynasty
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/indiahome/indianews/article-2522109/Four-year-old-curse-returns-haunt-Wadiyar-royals-death-heir.html

2014: Pakistani education activist Malala Yousafzai and Indian child rights campaigner Kailash Satyarthi receive their Nobel Peace Prize awards
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-30411049µ
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2014/12/malala-satyarthi-receive-peace-prize-20141210125127564166.html

 

On 10 December in Southeast Asian history

ON 10 DECEMBER IN SOUTHEAST ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on December 10, 2017

1861: Forces led by Nguyen Trung Truc, an anti-colonial guerrilla leader in southern Vietnam, sink the French lorcha L’Esperance
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nguyen_Trung_Truc

1898:The Treaty of Paris ends the hispano-American War. Spain cedes the Philippines to USA for 20  millions dollars
http://philippineamericanwar.webs.com/treatyofparis.htm
http://filipino.biz.ph/history/treaty.html
http://filipino.biz.ph/history/treaty1898.html

1898-12-10-traite-de-paris

1917: Birth of Sultan Yahya Petra, sultan of Kelantan (1960-1979) and king of Malaysia (1975-1979) who died on March 29, 1979
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yahya_Petra_of_Kelantan

Sultan Yahya Petra 3

1932: Thailand adopts a constitution and becomes a constitutional monarchy
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siamese_revolution_of_1932
http://www.expique.com/blog/2014/12/10/constitution-day-thailand/

1941: Imperial Japanese forces under the command of Masaharu Homma land on northern Luzon in the Philippines
http://ww2db.com/battle_spec.php?battle_id=46

1941-12-10-jap-landing-on-luzon

1941: Trained in Japan, Aung San and the « Thirty heros » found the Army for Independence of Burma
http://www.aungsan.com/Time_Line.htm
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thirty_Comrades
https://www.irrawaddy.com/opinion/commentary/man-behind-burma-independence-army.html

Aung San 23

1941: British battleship Prince of Wales and battlecruiser Repulse (Force Z ) sink following Japanese aerial attacks off Malaya. 840 men die
http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/sinking1.html
http://combinedfleet.com/battles/Sinking_of_the_Prince_of_Wales_and_Repulse

1941-12-10 sinking of Prince_of_Wales_and_Repulse

1941: Chinese army began to fight against the Japanese in Burma
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/11433.html

1981: Birth of Taufik Batisah, Singaporean singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taufik_Batisah

1989: Birth of Ng Chee Yang, Singaporean singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ng_Chee_Yang


1991: Aung San Suu Kyi book “Freedom from fear” is published in London
https://www.penguin.co.uk/books/179240/freedom-from-fear/
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/106320.Freedom_from_Fear

 

Freedom_from_fear_1991
 2008: Death of Didith Reyes, Filipino singer, born on September 17, 1949
http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/story/138540/showbiz/former-singer-didith-reyes-found-dead
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Didith_Reyes

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uabjej1qsFw

 

Holidays and observances

Thailand: Constitution Day

On 10 December in Japan’s history

ON 10 DECEMBER IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

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Updated on December 10, 2017

1867: Death of Sakamoto Ryōma, Japanese samurai, born on January 3, 1836

http://wiki.samurai-archives.com/index.php?title=Sakamoto_Ryoma

http://www.tofugu.com/2013/03/18/the-revolutionary-sakamoto-ryoma/

1882: Birth of Shigenori Tōgō, Japanese politician who died on January 23, 1950

https://www.japantimes.co.jp/life/2008/11/09/people/wrestling-with-a-guilty-verdict/#.WixO_0xFw2w

1912: Birth of Tetsuji Takechi, Japanese film director who died on July 1988
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tetsuji_Takechi

1913: Birth of Shunji Sakai, Japanese actor who died on August 10, 1967
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0757025/

1941: Birth of Kyu Sakamoto, Japanese singer and actor who died in a plane crash on August 12, 1985
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kyu_Sakamoto

1941: British battleship Prince of Wales and battlecruiser Repulse (Force Z ) sink following Japanese aerial attacks off Malaya. 840 men die
http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/sinking1.html
http://combinedfleet.com/battles/Sinking_of_the_Prince_of_Wales_and_Repulse

1941-12-10 sinking of Prince_of_Wales_and_Repulse

1941: Chinese army began to fight against the Japanese in Burma
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/11433.html

1941: Japanese troops overrun Guam

1950: Birth of Tatsuya Gashuin, Japanese actor
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0309107/
http://asianmediawiki.com/Tatsuya_Gashuin

1954: After deposing Shigeru Yoshida, Ichiro Hatoyama is sworn in as Japan Prime Minister (up to December 1956)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ichir%C5%8D_Hatoyama

1972: In the Japanese general elections, the Democratic Liberal Party  keeps absolute majority

1981: Birth of Katsuya Kobayashi, Japanese actor
http://wiki.d-addicts.com/Kobayashi_Katsuya
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Katsuya_Kobayashi

2015 : Two Japanese scientists, Takaaki Kajita and Satoshi Omura, receives Nobel Prizes. Kajita, a winner in physics, and Omura, a laureate in physiology or médicine
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2015/12/11/national/science-health/nobel-prizes-medicine-physics-handed-japanese-pair/#.WEsKGuRSNC8
https://www.theguardian.com/science/live/2015/oct/06/nobel-prize-for-physics-announcement-live

On 10 December in Chinese history, Hong Kong and Taiwan

1979-12-10-kaohsiung-incident

ON 10 DECEMBER IN CHINESE HISTORY, HONG KONG AND TAIWAN

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Updated on December 10, 2017

220: Cao Pi becomes emperor succeeding Emperor Xian and founder of the Wei dynasty
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cao_Pi
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Xian_of_Han http://www.chinaknowledge.de/History/Division/personsweiwendi.html

Cao Pi

553: Birth of Houzhu, emperor of the Chen dynasty, who died in 604
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chen_Shubao

1941: Chinese army began to fight against the Japanese in Burma
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/11433.html

1949: The People’s Liberation Army begins its siege of Chengdu, the last Nationalist-held big city. Chiang Kai-shek Leaves for Taipei.

1968: Death in jail of Tian Han (victim of the Cultural Revolution), playright and poet, author of the national anthem, born on March 12, 1898
http://thechinabeat.blogspot.fr/2008/07/from-lovers-to-volunteers-tian-han-and.html
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/11405.html

1979: Kaohsiung Incident. Taiwanese pro-democracy demonstrations are suppressed and organizers are arrested
http://www.taiwandc.org/hst-1979.htm
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kaohsiung_Incident
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/11408.html

1979-12-10-kaohsiung-incident

2006: In Hong Kong, for the first time, the democrats, with 114 delegates, can have a candidate  among  the 800 personalities who will elect the next Chief Executive

2008: In China, publication of the Charter 08, a democratic platform, with Liu Xiaobo as one of the leaders
http://foreignpolicy.com/2010/10/08/charter-08/
https://tavaana.org/en/content/charter-08-calling-democracy-china-0

2010: The Nobel Committee has bestowed its Peace Prize to Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo, who is serving an 11-year prison sentence for « inciting subversion of state power. » Beijing furious reaction
http://edition.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/europe/12/10/norway.nobel.prize/index.html
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/40601142/ns/world_news-asiapacific/

China ‘blocks’ Mongolia border after Dalai Lama visit
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2016/12/china-blocks-mongolia-border-dalai-lama-visit-161210060313417.html