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On 18 January in Asian history

1974-01-18 Lin-Confius Critic
ON 18 JANUARY IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on January 18, 2018

885: Birth of Daigo, 60th Japanese emperor (897-930), who died in October 930. Not confuse with Go-Daigo, the 96th emperor (1336-1339)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Daigo

1073: Shirakawa, born on July 7, 1053, becomes the 72nd emperor of Japan up to January 5, 1087 and will die on July 24, 1129
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Shirakawa

1126: Emperor Huizong abdicates the Chinese throne in favour of his son Emperor Qinzong
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Huizong_(Song_Dynasty)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Qinzong_of_Song

1471: Death of Go-Hanazono, 102nd Japanese emperor (1428-1464), born in July 1419
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Go-Hanazono_of_Japan

1591: King Naresuan of Siam kills Crown Prince Minchit Sra of Burma in single combat, for which this date is now observed marked as Royal Thai Armed Forces day
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naresuan

1615: The first members of the Society of Jesus reach Vietnam on ships that docked in the port of Hoi An as part of a delegation of Japanese Christians who had fled their homeland because of an ongoing campaign of persecution against them

1737: A peace treaty is signed between the Spanish governor general and the Sultan of Sulu
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/889/today-in-philippine-history-january-18-1737-a-peace-treaty-was-signed-between-the-governorgeneral-the-sultan-of-sulu

1769: Death ofHakuin Ekaku, Japanese Zen teacher (reformer of Rinzai school), Born on January 19, 1686
http://blog.shambhala.com/2013/08/15/hakuin-ekaku-c-1685-1768/
http://terebess.hu/zen/hakuin.html

Hakuin Eraku

1853: First train in Asia (Bombay to Tanna, 36 km)

1868: Birth of Kantarō Suzuki, Japanese admiral and politician, 42nd Prime Minister of Japan (April to August 1945) who died on April 17, 1948
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kantar%C5%8D_Suzuki
http://ww2db.com/person_bio.php?person_id=292

1877: Birth of Vicente Sotto, Filipino patriot and author, who died  in 1950
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vicente_Sotto

1889: Birth of Kanji Ishiwara, Japanese general who died on August 15, 1949
http://madmonarchist.blogspot.fr/2010/10/soldier-of-monarchy-kanji-ishiwara.html
http://www.reocities.com/lord10kyears/ishiwara.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kanji_Ishiwara

1915: Japan sends its “21 demands” to the Chinese government including rights on Shandong and Manchuria
http://www.firstworldwar.com/source/21demands.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twenty-One_Demands

1927: Birth of Sundaram Balachander, Indian veena player, actor, and singer who died on April 13, 1990
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sundaram_Balachander

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GRYdQZo_L8A

1927: Chiang Kai-shek forms an anti-government in China

1931: Birth of Chun Doo-hwan, president of South Korea from 1980 through 1988
http://www.encyclopedia.com/doc/1E1-ChunDooH.html

1943: Death of Isoroku Yamamoto, Japanese admiral, born on April 4, 1884
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isoroku_Yamamoto
http://www.2worldwar2.com/yamamoto.htm

1945: Birth of Balagangadharanatha Swamiji, Indian religious leader who died on January 13, 2013
http://acmbgs.org/about-bgs/
http://samvada.org/2013/news/balagangadharanath-swamiji-of-adichunchanagiri-mutt-passes-away-in-bangalore/

1947: Birth of Takeshi Kitano, Japanese actor and director
http://www.kitanotakeshi.com/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ZtKLVq4x0g

1947 : K.L. Saigal, Indian singer and film actor, passed away, born on April 11, 1904
http://www.culturalindia.net/indian-music/indian-singers/k-l-saigal.html
http://music.indobase.com/composers-playback-singers/k-l-saigal.html

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gz_Rd1jYIew&list=RDw_BmHDD8rSM&index=3

1950: Soviet Union recognizes the  Democratic Republic of Vietnam as China establish diplomatic relations
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/china-and-soviet-union-recognize-democratic-republic-of-vietnam

1952: South Korea extends ist territorial waters up to the “MacArthur” line
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rusk_documents
http://www.google.fr/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=5&ved=0ahUKEwik9cLZtbHKAhVLuhoKHcr0Cr0QFgg9MAQ&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.dokdo-takeshima.com%2Fwordpress%2Fwp-content%2Fimages%2FPeace-Line-Hosaka.pdf&usg=AFQjCNF_38EpRNVAn_LRzCSWQFkQF-adgQ&sig2=JOp67Oq47nh8nyomeGk1Hwv

1955: The People’s Liberation Army attacks the Nationalist held Yijiangshan islands, off Zhejiang and takes full control after a two-day battle
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Yijiangshan
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/967.html

1955-01-18 KMT_prisoners in Battle of Yijiangshan Islands

1955: Death of Saadat Hassan Manto, Pakistani author, born on May 11, 1912
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saadat_Hasan_Manto

1956: In London, first Anglo-Malayan conference for the independence of Malaya

1956: Birth of Poonam Dhillon, Indian actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poonam_Dhillon

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Sv3m1Jh9vI

1962: Us begins spraying foliage in Vietnam to reveal Viet Cong guerillas

1964: Birth of Rithy Panh, Cambodian film director
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rithy_Panh
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-25942191

1968: United Nations general secretary U Thant declares that the end of US bombing on North Vietnam is the prerequisite condition before any negociations

1969: In Paris, first meeting of the enlarged conference on Vietnam (USA, North Vietnam, South Vietnam and National Liberation Front)

1969: Death of Dada Lekhraj, Indian spiritual leader, born on December 15, 1884
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dada_Lekhraj
http://en.citizendium.org/wiki/Dada_Lekhraj

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P5wYDFpxb_w

1969: Birth of Princess Sayako of Japan
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Princess_Sayako

1974: Mao Zedong and Jiang Qing launch the « Pi Lin Pi Kong » (Criticize Lin Biao and Confucius) campaign
http://chineseposters.net/themes/criticize-lin-biao-confucius.php
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Criticize_Lin,_Criticize_Confucius
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/973.html

1974-01-18 Lin-Confius Critic

1976: Birth of Subhrajit Mitra, Indian film maker
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Subhrajit_Mitra
http://www.bharatstudent.com/cafebharat/view_news-Bengali-News_and_Gossips-6,59032.php

 

1977: After 21 months of emergency rule, Indhira Gandhi announces the release of her leading opponents, hence suspending her ban of political parties and calls a free election

1978: Death of Muhammad Hasan Askari, Pakistani philosopher and author, born on November 5, 1919
http://urduadab4u.blogspot.fr/2011/01/muhammad-hassan-askari-urdu-writer.html
http://www.dawn.com/news/749732/cover-story-the-critical-world-of-muhammad-hasan-askari

1979: Birth of Jay Chou, Taiwanese singer and producer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jay_Chou

1981: Birth of Kang Dong-won, South Korean model and actor
http://www.hancinema.net/korean_Kang_Dong-won.php


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-wCUMb_2tU

1992: General Abdul Rashid Dostum revolts against President Mohammad Najibullah of the Democratic Republic of Afghanistan and allies with Ahmed Shah Massoud to capture Kabul

1992: Deng Xiaoping starts his famous anti-left Southern Tour (up to February 21)


http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2012/11/deng-n27.html
http://hqlenglish.blogspot.com/2012/02/deng-speech-20th-anniversary.html

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FdpzMIa7G2g

1993: President of Pakistan, Ghulam Ishaq Khan dissolves the National Assembly and dismisses the Cabinet

1996: Death of Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao, popularly known as N. T. Rama Rao or by his initials NTR, Indian film actor, director, producer, and politician who served as the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh for three terms
http://www.nytimes.com/1996/01/19/world/n-t-rama-rao-72-is-dead-star-status-infused-his-politics.html
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/18-january-1996-n.t.-rama-rao-actor-and-andhra-chief-minister-died
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEsSLisMlYH20t2-XnFiP6Q

N.T Rama Rao

2003: Death of Harivansh Rai Bachchan, Indian poet, born on November 27, 1907
http://www.diverse.cam.ac.uk/stories/bachchan/

2006: Taiwan Prime Minister Frank Hsieh, who in early December announced that he want resign, is replaced by Su Tseng-chang (elected on January 25)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Su_Tseng-chang

2008: In Thailand, pro-Thaksin party, PPP, is clear of fraud. That clears the way of it to form a coalition government

2010: North Korea says it will not return to stalled international talks on its nuclear disarmament until sanctions against it are lifted
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/8465341.stm

2011: Chinese President Hu Jintao lands in the US for a four-day state visit, in a crucial meeting of the world’s two biggest powers. Analysts say Mr Hu’s visit is the most important by a Chinese leader in 30 years given China’s growing military, economic and diplomatic clout
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-12212843
http://www.france24.com/en/20110118-chinese-president-hu-jintao-us-state-visit-obama-currency-dispute
http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-china-hu-20110118,0,5131382.story
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/470.html

2012: Death of Anthony Gonsalves, Indian composer, born in 1927
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Music-composer-Anthony-Gonsalves-dies/articleshow/11556295.cms
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anthony_Gonsalves

Anthony Gonsalves

 2014: In a bid to strengthen bilateral relations, Pakistan and India decide to allow greater trade through land route, signalling a thaw in relations after a year’s standoff over military tensions on the border
http://www.nation.com.pk/business/18-Jan-2014/pak-india-agree-to-expedite-process-of-trade-liberalization
http://www.dawn.com/news/1081131/pakistan-india-agree-over-greater-trade-through-land-route

2015: Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen says that seven opposition lawmakers charged with insurrection, which is punishable by up to 30 years in jail, would not be « spared » from prosecution
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/cambodia-pm-urges-prosecution-opposition-lawmakers

2015: Filipinos estimated in the millions have gathered to join Pope Francis in a religious service in Manila, as the leader of Catholic Church winds down his five-day Philippine visit
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2015/01/millions-gather-pope-mass-manila-201511871929731922.html
http://www.france24.com/en/20150118-pope-celebrates-huge-mass-philippines-urges-world-protect-children/
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-30869019

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qPP4IBmC85Q

2016: A Pakistani court has acquitted former military ruler Pervez Musharraf over the 2006 killing of a Baloch rebel leader, one of three legal cases he faced after returning from exile
http://www.radioaustralia.net.au/international/2016-01-18/pakistani-court-acquits-former-president-pervez-musharraf-of-rebel-leaders-murder/1537121
http://www.dawn.com/news/1233775/atc-acquits-pervez-musharraf-in-akbar-bugti-murder-case
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-35341255

2017: Muslims across Thailand’s restive « Deep South » are mourning the death of Sapae-ing Basor, the spiritual leader of a near 13-year rebellion against Bangkok’s rule that has claimed more than 6,800 lives
http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/se-asia/thai-south-muslims-mourn-death-of-rebel-spiritual-leader
http://www.khaosodenglish.com/politics/2017/01/16/death-separatist-leader-prompts-hope-fear-peace-prospects/

 

Holidays and observances

Thailand: Royal Thai Armed Forces Day (in observance of the victory of Naresuan in 1593

Women and children condition in Asia

18 JANUARY 2018

Why are Indian authorities failing to protect women?

A recent series of gruesome rapes and murders has sparked outrage in northern India. The incidents are the latest for a region with a grim history of violence against women. Murali Krishnan reports from New Delhi
http://www.dw.com/en/why-are-indian-authorities-failing-to-protect-women/a-42202934

11 OCTOBER 2017

Sex with underage wife is rape, Indian supreme court rules

India’s supreme court has struck down a law allowing men to have sex with children as young as 15 provided the pair are married
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/oct/11/sex-with-underage-wife-is-indian-supreme-court-rules
http://www.dw.com/en/indias-top-court-says-sex-with-child-bride-is-rape/a-40902473
http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report-sc-says-girl-child-can-t-be-treated-as-commodity-calls-separate-marriage-laws-for-hindus-and-muslims-mockery-2552174

22 AUGUST 2017

India’s Supreme Court rules ‘triple talaq’ Muslim divorce law ‘unconstitutional’

India’s Supreme Court has ruled a controversial Muslim instant divorce law unconstitutional, a landmark victory for Muslim women who had long argued that it violated their right to equality
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-08-23/indias-supreme-court-rules-muslim-divorrce-law-unconstitutional/8832692?section=world
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-41008802

25 JUNE 2017

Burma has released 67 child soldiers in first discharge of the year – UNICEF

As part of an ongoing process to end the forced recruitment of underage children into its army, the Burmese military has released 67 child soldiers. According to AFP, as published by Burmese news site Mizzima, the former junta in Burma had steadily recruited underage fighters for decades until 2012
https://asiancorrespondent.com/2017/06/burma-released-67-child-soldiers-first-discharge-year-unicef/#OZW3iSpgYHrEBi2w.97

28 APRIL 2017

Indonesia: Female clerics issue fatwas against child marriage, marital rape

Underage marriage, marital rape, and destruction of the environment were targeted by religious edicts issued by a group of prominent female clerics in Muslim-majority Indonesia this week
https://asiancorrespondent.com/2017/04/indonesia-female-clerics-issue-fatwas-child-marriage-marital-rape/

5 APRIL 2017

Malaysia passes child sex crimes law, but does not ban child marriage

Only 140 of the 12,987 cases of child sexual abuse reported to police between 2012 and July 2016 resulted in convictions. « The law is more stringent now… but not enough, » Ms Teo Nie Ching, the opposition MP who proposed the ban on child marriages
http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/se-asia/malaysia-decides-not-to-criminalise-child-marriage
http://www.themalaymailonline.com/malaysia/article/womens-group-a-life-of-rape-for-victims-who-marry-rapists
http://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/opinion/2017/04/05/rapists-need-prisons-not-marriage/

23 MARCH 2017

10 pc of Filipino children sexually abused at home – NGO

One out of 10 Filipino children encounter sexual violence at home, according to international humanitarian relief organisation World Vision Philippines. GMA News Online reported the organisation as saying the Philippines also ranked at 10th place worldwide in terms of sexual exploitation of children between the ages of 10 and 14
https://asiancorrespondent.com/2017/03/10-pc-filipino-children-sexually-abused-home-ngo/#zF7tDfaw2j3mjqGW.97

30 NOVEMBER 2016

What’s in your shopping basket? Top companies Kellogg’s, Unilever and Nestlé linked to ‘child-labour palm oil’ in Indonesia

Global firms behind popular brands such as Kit Kat, Colgate toothpaste and Dove cosmetics use palm oil produced by child workers in dangerous conditions, Amnesty International has claimed
http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/southeast-asia/article/2050409/whats-your-shopping-basket-top-companies-kelloggs-unilever

6 OCTOBER 2016

Pakistan parliament passes legislation against ‘honour killings’

A joint session of the lower and upper houses of parliament, broadcast live on television, approved the new anti-honour killing law, removing a loophole in existing law that allows killers to walk free after being pardoned by family members
http://www.dawn.com/news/1288177/pakistan-passes-anti-honour-killings-and-anti-rape-bills
http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/south-asia/pakistan-parliament-pass

26 SEPTEMBER 2016

Ending the use of child soldiers in the Philippines

The United Nations and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) have pledged to safeguard the rights of children and have implemented an action plan to ensure that children affected by armed conflicts are better protected
http://www.dw.com/en/ending-the-use-of-child-soldiers-in-the-philippines/a-35890128

12 SEPTEMBER 2016

Human trafficking: NGO calls for Indonesia, Malaysia ‘modern slavery’ investigation

An Indonesian NGO says 11,000 people have been trafficked from an eastern province since 2009
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-09-12/calls-for-indonesia-human-trafficking-probe/7785654?section=world

6 SEPTEMBER 2016

A generation left behind: Millions of Chinese children abandoned as parents seek work

Around 61 million children are left behind in China’s rural villages and towns while their parents work in the big cities, and many of the ‘left-behind’ kids suffer from emotional trauma, depression or anxiety
http://www.radioaustralia.net.au/international/2016-09-06/a-generation-left-behind-millions-of-chinese-children-abandoned-as-parents-seek-work/1614920

26 JULY 2016

India parliament passes controversial child labour law

India’s parliament on Tuesday (Jul 26) passed a new labour law that allows children to work for their families despite concerns by activists that it will hurt their development.
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/india-parliament-passes/2989198.html
http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report-child-labour-bill-passed-in-parliament-admist-doubt-over-loopholes-2238402
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-36901465

9 JULY 2016

India’s Children of Slavery

“They raped me. They tied me in a sack and threw me into the river.” Rinki, 13, is one of 100,000 children in India sold into ‪‎slavery each year. These are their stories – plus the efforts of their rescuers like Nobel Peace Prize laureate Kailash Satyarthi
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/tv/tvshows/insight/india-s-children-of/2897386.html

1 APRIL 2016

Pakistan honour killings on the rise, report reveals

Nearly 1,100 women were killed in Pakistan last year by relatives who believed they had dishonoured their families, the country’s independent Human Rights Commission says
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-35943732

13 MARCH 2016

Myanmar army frees 46 child soldiers: state media

Myanmar’s powerful military releases 46 child soldiers from service, state media reports, the latest move towards ending a scourge that has long beset the nation.
http://www.radioaustralia.net.au/international/2016-03-13/myanmar-army-frees-46-child-soldiers-state-media/1558258

7 MARCH 2016

Defending Pakistani women against honour killings

Only days after Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy accepted her Academy Award for best short subject documentary for A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness highlighting Pakistan’s honour killing epidemic, the killings continued
http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2016/03/defending-pakistani-women-honour-killings-160307075135769.html

26 FEBRUARY 2016

Pakistan has 24 million children out of school: Government

Of the 50.8 million children aged five to 16 in the country, 47 per cent do not receive an education, according to the annual Pakistan Education Statistics report for 2014-2015.
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/pakistan-has-24-million/2552540.html

 

22 OCTOBER 2015

Bangladeshi group orders firing of female journalists

A banned right-wing group in Bangladesh has issued a threat to media companies asking them to sack female employees, claiming it is against Islamic law for women to work in the media
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2015/10/bangladeshi-group-orders-firing-female-journalists-151022125708043.html

20 OCTOBER 2015

China’s feminists defy government oppression

« Shameless ». That was how Hillary Clinton described Chinese President Xi Jinping’s recent hosting of a meeting on women’s rights at the United Nations.
http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2015/10/china-feminists-defy-government-oppression-151011100932359.html

12 JULY 2015

1.6 million children in India left out of school system

A recent United Nations survey has shown that about 1.6 million young children in India are being left out of the school system. Girls are the most disadvantaged as most parents prefer to prepare them for marriage, rather than a career
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/1-6-million-children-in/1977978.html

10 JUNE 2015

Malaysia goverment maintains marital rape not criminal

A parliamentary committee decided a decade ago after a study that it is permissible for a husband to « rape » his wife. This position was again taken by the six-member bi-partisan speacial committee set up to review marital rape laws
http://www.asianewsnet.net/Msia-govt-maintains-marital-rape-not-criminal-76384.html

 

29 APRIL 2015

Rewriting the role of Chinese women

Even with recent activist arrests, China’s feminist landscape is shifting with many women challenging rooted norms
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2015/04/rewriting-role-chinese-women-150428094440061.html

18 APRIL 2015

Women’s status rising in Taiwan: president

President Ma Ying-jeou said Saturday the status of women has been rising in Taiwan due to increases in women’s higher education opportunities, political involvement and labor force participation
http://focustaiwan.tw/news/aipl/201504180014.aspx

30 JANUARY 2015

Indian police rescue hundreds of child slaves as young as six

Indian police have rescued hundreds of child slaves as young as six during days of raids on workshops in the central city of Hyderabad, a senior officer said Friday
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/indian-police-rescue-hundreds-child-slaves-young-six

24 JANUARY 2015

More than 400 child soldiers freed from Myanmar army in 2014: UN

There are no verifiable figures on how many children are currently serving in Myanmar’s huge military, which has faced a slew of accusations over rights abuses, including the forced recruitment of children to work as porters or even human mine detectors
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/459825/more-than-400-child-soldiers-freed-from-myanmar-army-in-2014-un

3 DECEMBER 2014

Child labour in Bangladesh persists

A US agency in its new survey Monday claimed the presence of child labour in the Bangladesh’s informal garment sector, as it expanded its list of products worldwide it says were likely produced by child or forced labour.
http://www.asianewsnet.net/Child-labour-in-Bangladesh-persists–68439.html

28 NOVEMBER 2014

Nearly 300,000 Nepalese women trafficked to Indian brothels

Trafficking of women and girls and supplying them in the sex markets of India and other countries is still one of the big social problems in Nepal
http://www.theasian.asia/archives/90324

5 NOVEMBER 2014

Bhutan proposes 30% quota for women in political parties

At least 30 percent of the 47 seats in a political party should be reserved for women.This is among the 15 clauses in the Election Act to be proposed for amendment in the upcoming parliament session.
http://www.asianewsnet.net/Bhutan-proposes-30-quota-for-women-in-political-pa-67076.html

11 OCTOBER 2014

Anti-slavery fighter Kailash Satyarthi has saved 80,000 children

The 60-year-old activist has been campaigning against child trafficking in India for over 30 years, presenting child slavery not as a welfare problem but as a human rights issue that feeds illiteracy and poverty.
http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/95d12402-5091-11e4-9822-00144feab7de.html?siteedition=intl
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia-pacific/

10 OCTOBER 2014

Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi share Nobel Peace Prize

The Nobel Peace Prize was awarded Friday to India’s Kailash Satyarthi and Pakistan’s Malala Yousafzai for their struggles against the suppression of children and for young people’s rights, including the right to education.
http://edition.cnn.com/2014/10/10/world/europe/nobel-peace-prize/index.html?hpt=ias_c1
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/pakistan/11153860/Malala-Yousafzai-the-youngest-ever-Nobel-Peace-Prize-winner-in-60-seconds.html
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-29564935

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15 SEPTEMBER 2014

Bangladesh sets two-year jail term for child marriage

Bangladesh on Monday approved a law setting a two-year jail term for anyone involved in marrying a girl aged under 18, in a bid to cut the country’s notoriously high child marriage rate.
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/432404/bangladesh-sets-two-year-jail-term-for-child-marriage

12 SEPTEMBER 2014

Half South Asia’s girls marry before 18: UN

Nearly half of all girls in South Asia marry before they turn 18, according to a United Nations (UN) report that lays bare what it calls « glaring inequalities »
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/half-south-asia-s-girls/1359310.html

31 AUGUST 2014

In Afghanistan, 8 years old girl married to 12 years old boy

In the district of Sholgara of Balkh province, a man named Momen gave away his eight-year-old daughter Meena to wed a 12-year old boy because he could not support having his daughter live with him
http://www.tolonews.com/en/afghanistan/16174-8-year-old-girl-married-off-to-12-year-old-boy

29 AUGUST 2014

Sex abuse against teens rising in Korea: report

The number of teenage victims of sex crimes went from 7,893 in 2011 to 8,808 in 2012 and 9,721 in 2013, according to police data revealed by Rep. Lee Cheol-woo of the Saenuri Party. Most victims were female, but the number of male victims was 506, marking a 75 percent increase from two years earlier
http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20140829000532

27 JULY 2014

Indian temple admits women for first time in 900-year history

Twelfth-century Hindu temple breaks with tradition after Supreme Court rules against two Brahmin families who have claimed exclusive ancestral rights to choosing priests for centuries
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/india/10994354/Indian-temple-admits-women-for-first-time-in-900-year-history.html

14 JULY 2014

Samsung finds ‘evidence’ of child labour at China plant

Samsung has temporarily suspended business with one of its suppliers in China after finding « evidence » of possible illegal child labour at the plant
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10965301/Samsung-finds-evidence-of-child-labour-at-China-plant.html
http://www.euronews.com/2014/07/14/samsung-severs-ties-with-chinese-supplier-over-child-labour-suspicions/

18 JUNE 2014

Japan finally bans child pornography

Japan finally fell into line with other major developed countries and made the possession of child pornography illegal, but the sometimes graphic images of paedophilia in manga comic books remain legal
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/japan/10908178/Japan-finally-bans-child-pornography.html
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-27898841

1 MAY 2014

Thousands languishing in Japan children’s homes: Human Rights Watch

Almost nine out of 10 children taken from their families in Japan end up in institutions rather than foster care, a rights group said Thursday, a rate it said was the highest among developed nations
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/407621/thousands-languishing-in-japan-children-homes-human-rights-watch
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2014/05/01/national/japans-orphans-neglected-hrw/#.U2Kx6b1OJMs

30 APRIL 2014

Maldives enacts regulation for death penalty

The United Nations and European Union have condemned the Maldives for approving a regulation that allows children as young as seven to be sentenced to death for certain crimes
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2014/04/maldives-enacts-regulation-death-penalty-2014430214541593659.html

12 APRIL 2014

Women who have sex before marriage should be hanged, says senior politician in India’s Socialist Party

Abu Azmi, the Socialist Party’s Maharashtra unit chief, says that women who have sex before marriage should be hanged, while the Party’s leader says he will scrap a law giving the death penalty to rapists if he’s elected prime minister
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/india/10762531/Women-who-have-sex-before-marriage-should-be-hanged-says-senior-politician-in-Indias-Socialist-Party.html

4 APRIL 2014

India court orders first death sentences for multiple rapes

An Indian judge on Friday ordered three men to hang after they were convicted of two gang-rapes, the first death sentences to be handed down for multiple sex attacks since the law was toughened last year http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/403474/india-court-orders-first-death-sentences-for-multiple-rapes http://www.bbc.com/news/26887723

20 MARCH 2014

A million children live on the streets of Bangladesh

In Bangladesh, about a million children live in the streets, half under the age of ten. And about 95 per cent of them also take drugs
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/A-million-children-live-on-the-streets-of-Bangladesh-30616.html

Vietnam’s child workers number 1.75m

Viet Nam had 1.75 million child labourers aged between five and 17, equal to 9.6 per cent of that age group in the country, according to the first National Child Labour Survey

http://www.asianewsnet.net/Vietnams-child-workers-number-1-75m-58055.html

22 JANUARY 2014

Burmese Child Soldier Imprisoned for Leaving Military

A former child soldier who is under the coordinated protection of the International Labor Organization and Burmese authorities has been sentenced to one year in prison for deserting his unit, a local rights group says.
http://www.irrawaddy.org/burma/burmese-child-soldier-imprisoned-leaving-military.html

18 JANUARY 2014

Myanmar frees scores of child soldiers

Myanmar’s army has freed 96 children and young people from its armed forces, the United Nations said Saturday, hailing a « historic step » towards ending the use of child soldiers in the formerly junta-run nation.
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/390265/myanmar-frees-scores-of-child-soldiers
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2014/01/myanmar-releases-child-soldiers-from-service-2014118103450393981.html

15 JANUAY 2014

Burma military ‘using rape as weapon’

Burma’s military has continued to use rape as a weapon of war even after a nominally civilian government was elected in 2010, a women’s group says.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-25730758

22 NOVEMBER 2013

Nepal, civil society and religions against kidnapping of child brides

In the western districts forced marriages are still widespread: During special « festivals », young men choose the most beautiful girls and kidnap them, forcing them to marry. In Nepal, this practice is illegal, but the silence of the people prolongs this tradition. Girls as young as 11 among victims.

http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Nepal,-civil-society-and-religions-against-kidnapping-of-child-brides-29618.html

13 NOVEMBER 2013

Lessons to take home: girls’s education in Pakistan

This edition of ‘For Children in War’ focuses on the challenges faced by girls in their quest for schooling in a displaced person’s camp in Pakistan

http://www.euronews.com/2013/11/13/learning-the-hard-way-girls-education-in-pakistan-s-jalozai-camp/

28 OCTOBER 2013

Indonesian women peace activists receive 2013 N-Peace Awards

Two Indonesian women peace activists have won the 2013 N-Peace Awards for their efforts to promote women’s equality and protection of women against discrimination.

http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2013/10/28/ri-s-women-peace-activists-receive-2013-n-peace-awards.html

25 OCTOBER 2013

Indonesia: Child prostitution rampant in tourist destinations

Child-sex tourism has become more rampant in Bali and several areas in Indonesia, with practices involving tourist-related businesses, as well as the families of the exploited children.
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/child-prostitution-rampant-tourist-destinations

 

10 OCTOBER 2013

Malala Yousafzai wins EU’s Sakharov human rights prize

Pakistani schoolgirl and campaigner Malala Yousafzai, who was shot in the head by the Taliban, has won the EU’s Sakharov human rights prize. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-24475305 http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Malala-Yousafzai-awarded-the-2013-Sakharov-Prize-29246.html http://www.theepochtimes.com/n3/314311-eu-awards-top-human-rights-award-to-malala/

9 OCTOBER 2013

Sexual violence in Burma

Burma was not one of the 115 countries to sign up to the UN Preventing Sexual Violence Initiative (PSVI) launched by William Hague at the UN General Assembly on 24 September 2013. Despite Burma’s refusal to sign the initiative the British Government will still pay to train soldiers from the Burmese Army, which is accused of using rape as a weapon and child soldiers.
http://asiapacific.anu.edu.au/newmandala/2013/10/09/sexual-violence-in-burma/

4 OCTOBER 2013

Pakistan: Malala Yousafzai , the Girl Shot by Taliban Wins a Rights Award

Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani schoolgirl who survived a Taliban assassination attempt last October is in London declared the winner of the Anna Politkovskaya award given annually by the group Reach All Women in War to a woman who defends human rights. The group said Ms. Yousafzai, 16, had been chosen “for her courage to speak out when nobody else dared,” for giving a voice to many women and girls and for promoting education for girls.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/05/world/asia/pakistan-girl-shot-by-taliban-wins-a-rights-award.html?ref=asia&_r=0

28 SEPTEMBER 2013

Nepal’s slave girls

Can the young girls forced to work in middle class homes across the country break the bonds of slavery? Slavery is banned in Nepal. But hidden behind the walls of city homes, some still keep young girls as slaves called kamlaris.
http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/101east/2013/09/20139249536331927.html

1st AUGUST 2013

In Japan, 25% of pregnant workers experienced harassment

So-called pregnancy harassment, which involves treating female employees unfavorably because of being pregnant or having children, sometimes to the point of making them quit their jobs, has been attracting attention, especially since a recent labor federation survey showed one in every four pregnant workers were made the target of such harassment.

http://the-japan-news.com/news/article/0000420539

12 JULY 2013

Shot Pakistan schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai addresses UN

Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani girl shot by the Taliban, has told the UN that books and pens scare extremists, as she urged education for all
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-23282662                      http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/pakistan/10175821/The-Taliban-have-failed-brave-schoolgirl-Malala-Yousafzai-tells-UN.html
http://www.voanews.com/content/reu-pakistans-malala-celebrates-sixteenth-birthday-with-un-education-appeal/1700490.html

14 JUNE 2013

From Factories to Teashops, Child Labor a ‘Tradition’ in Burma

Child servers are a common sight at the average teashop or restaurant in Burma, where often the underage employees are working at the expense of schooling.                                                                                             http://www.irrawaddy.org/archives/37540

 

 

Wars, conflicts and strategy on 18 January in Asian history

WARS, CONFLICTS AND STRATEGY ON 18 JANUARY IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on January 18, 2018

1591: King Naresuan of Siam kills Crown Prince Minchit Sra of Burma in single combat, for which this date is now observed marked as Royal Thai Armed Forces day
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naresuan

1737: A peace treaty is signed between the Spanish governor general and the Sultan of Sulu
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/889/today-in-philippine-history-january-18-1737-a-peace-treaty-was-signed-between-the-governorgeneral-the-sultan-of-sulu

1915: Japan sends its “21 demands” to the Chinese government including rights on Shandong and Manchuria
http://www.firstworldwar.com/source/21demands.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twenty-One_Demands

1950: Soviet Union recognizes the  Democratic Republic of Vietnam as China establish diplomatic relations
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/china-and-soviet-union-recognize-democratic-republic-of-vietnam

1952: South Korea extends ist territorial waters up to the “MacArthur” line
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rusk_documents
http://www.google.fr/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=5&ved=0ahUKEwik9cLZtbHKAhVLuhoKHcr0Cr0QFgg9MAQ&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.dokdo-takeshima.com%2Fwordpress%2Fwp-content%2Fimages%2FPeace-Line-Hosaka.pdf&usg=AFQjCNF_38EpRNVAn_LRzCSWQFkQF-adgQ&sig2=JOp67Oq47nh8nyomeGk1Hwv

1955: The People’s Liberation Army attacks the Nationalist held Yijiangshan islands, off Zhejiang and takes full control after a two-day battle
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Yijiangshan
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/967.html

1955-01-18 KMT_prisoners in Battle of Yijiangshan Islands

1956: In London, first Anglo-Malayan conference for the independence of Malaya

1962: Us begins spraying foliage in Vietnam to reveal Viet Cong guerillas

1968: United Nations general secretary U Thant declares that the end of US bombing on North Vietnam is the prerequisite condition before any negociations

1969: In Paris, first meeting of the enlarged conference on Vietnam (USA, North Vietnam, South Vietnam and National Liberation Front)

1992: General Abdul Rashid Dostum revolts against President Mohammad Najibullah of the Democratic Republic of Afghanistan and allies with Ahmed Shah Massoud to capture Kabul

2010: North Korea says it will not return to stalled international talks on its nuclear disarmament until sanctions against it are lifted
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/8465341.stm

2011: Chinese President Hu Jintao lands in the US for a four-day state visit, in a crucial meeting of the world’s two biggest powers. Analysts say Mr Hu’s visit is the most important by a Chinese leader in 30 years given China’s growing military, economic and diplomatic clout
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-12212843
http://www.france24.com/en/20110118-chinese-president-hu-jintao-us-state-visit-obama-currency-dispute
http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-china-hu-20110118,0,5131382.story
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/470.html

 2014: In a bid to strengthen bilateral relations, Pakistan and India Saturday decided to allow greater trade through land route, signalling a thaw in relations after a year’s standoff over military tensions on the border
http://www.nation.com.pk/business/18-Jan-2014/pak-india-agree-to-expedite-process-of-trade-liberalization
http://www.dawn.com/news/1081131/pakistan-india-agree-over-greater-trade-through-land-route

 

Holidays and observances

Thailand: Royal Thai Armed Forces Day (in observance of the victory of Naresuan in 1593

On 18 January in South Asian history

ON 18 JANUARY IN SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on January 18, 2018

1853: First train in Asia (Bombay to Tanna, 36 km)

1927: Birth of Sundaram Balachander, Indian veena player, actor, and singer who died on April 13, 1990
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sundaram_Balachander

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GRYdQZo_L8A

1945: Birth of Balagangadharanatha Swamiji, Indian religious leader who died on January 13, 2013
http://acmbgs.org/about-bgs/
http://samvada.org/2013/news/balagangadharanath-swamiji-of-adichunchanagiri-mutt-passes-away-in-bangalore/

1947 : K.L. Saigal, Indian singer and film actor, passed away, born on April 11, 1904
http://www.culturalindia.net/indian-music/indian-singers/k-l-saigal.html
http://music.indobase.com/composers-playback-singers/k-l-saigal.html

1955: Death of Saadat Hassan Manto, Pakistani author, born on May 11, 1912
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saadat_Hasan_Manto

1956: Birth of Poonam Dhillon, Indian actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poonam_Dhillon

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Sv3m1Jh9vI

1969: Death of Dada Lekhraj, Indian spiritual leader, born on December 15, 1884
http://en.citizendium.org/wiki/Dada_Lekhraj

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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P5wYDFpxb_w

1976: Birth of Subhrajit Mitra, Film Maker, India
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Subhrajit_Mitra
http://www.bharatstudent.com/cafebharat/view_news-Bengali-News_and_Gossips-6,59032.php

 

1977: After 21 months of emergency rule, Indhira Gandhi announces the release of her leading opponents, hence suspending her ban of political parties and calls a free election

1978: Death of Muhammad Hasan Askari, Pakistani philosopher and author, born on November 5, 1919
http://urduadab4u.blogspot.fr/2011/01/muhammad-hassan-askari-urdu-writer.html
http://www.dawn.com/news/749732/cover-story-the-critical-world-of-muhammad-hasan-askari

1992: General Abdul Rashid Dostum revolts against President Mohammad Najibullah of the Democratic Republic of Afghanistan and allies with Ahmed Shah Massoud to capture Kabul

1993: President of Pakistan, Ghulam Ishaq Khan dissolves the National Assembly and dismisses the Cabinet

1996: Death of Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao, popularly known as N. T. Rama Rao or by his initials NTR, Indian film actor, director, producer, and politician who served as the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh for three terms
http://www.nytimes.com/1996/01/19/world/n-t-rama-rao-72-is-dead-star-status-infused-his-politics.html
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/18-january-1996-n.t.-rama-rao-actor-and-andhra-chief-minister-died
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEsSLisMlYH20t2-XnFiP6Q

N.T Rama Rao

2003: Death of Harivansh Rai Bachchan, Indian poet, born on November 27, 1907
http://www.diverse.cam.ac.uk/stories/bachchan/

2010: Suspected Taliban militants have launched an attack in the Afghan capital Kabul, setting off explosions and sparking a gun battle. The Taliban said 20 fighters were involved. At least 11 people have been killed and dozens hurt, officials say
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/8464763.stm

2012: Death of Anthony Gonsalves, Indian composer, born in 1927
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Music-composer-Anthony-Gonsalves-dies/articleshow/11556295.cms
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anthony_Gonsalves

Anthony Gonsalves

2014: In a bid to strengthen bilateral relations, Pakistan and India Saturday decided to allow greater trade through land route, signalling a thaw in relations after a year’s standoff over military tensions on the border
http://www.nation.com.pk/business/18-Jan-2014/pak-india-agree-to-expedite-process-of-trade-liberalization
http://www.dawn.com/news/1081131/pakistan-india-agree-over-greater-trade-through-land-route

2016: A Pakistani court has acquitted former military ruler Pervez Musharraf over the 2006 killing of a Baloch rebel leader, one of three legal cases he faced after returning from exile
http://www.radioaustralia.net.au/international/2016-01-18/pakistani-court-acquits-former-president-pervez-musharraf-of-rebel-leaders-murder/1537121
http://www.dawn.com/news/1233775/atc-acquits-pervez-musharraf-in-akbar-bugti-murder-case
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-35341255

 

 

On 18 January in Southeast Asian history

ON 18 JANUARY IN SOUTHEAST ASIAN HISTORY

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1591: King Naresuan of Siam kills Crown Prince Minchit Sra of Burma in single combat, for which this date is now observed marked as Royal Thai Armed Forces day
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naresuan

1615: The first members of the Society of Jesus reach Vietnam on ships that docked in the port of Hoi An as part of a delegation of Japanese Christians who had fled their homeland because of an ongoing campaign of persecution against them

1737: A peace treaty is signed between the Spanish governor general and the Sultan of Sulu
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/889/today-in-philippine-history-january-18-1737-a-peace-treaty-was-signed-between-the-governorgeneral-the-sultan-of-sulu

1877: Birth of Vicente Sotto, Filipino patriot and author, who died  in 1950
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vicente_Sotto

1950: Soviet Union recognizes the  Democratic Republic of Vietnam as China establish diplomatic relations
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/china-and-soviet-union-recognize-democratic-republic-of-vietnam

1956: In London, first Anglo-Malayan conference for the independence of Malaya

1962: Us begins spraying foliage in Vietnam to reveal Viet Cong guerillas

1964: Birth of Rithy Panh, Cambodian film director
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rithy_Panh
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-25942191

1968: United Nations general secretary U Thant declares that the end of US bombing on North Vietnam is the prerequisite condition before any negociations

1969: In Paris, first meeting of the enlarged conference on Vietnam (USA, North Vietnam, South Vietnam and National Liberation Front)

2008: In Thailand, pro-Thaksin party, PPP, is clear of fraud. That clears the way of it to form a coalition government

2015: Filipinos estimated in the millions have gathered to join Pope Francis in a religious service in Manila, as the leader of Catholic Church winds down his five-day Philippine visit
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2015/01/millions-gather-pope-mass-manila-201511871929731922.html
http://www.france24.com/en/20150118-pope-celebrates-huge-mass-philippines-urges-world-protect-children/
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-30869019

2017: Muslims across Thailand’s restive « Deep South » are mourning the death of Sapae-ing Basor, the spiritual leader of a near 13-year rebellion against Bangkok’s rule that has claimed more than 6,800 lives
http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/se-asia/thai-south-muslims-mourn-death-of-rebel-spiritual-leader
http://www.khaosodenglish.com/politics/2017/01/16/death-separatist-leader-prompts-hope-fear-peace-prospects/

 

Holidays and observances

Thailand: Royal Thai Armed Forces Day (in observance of the victory of Naresuan in 1593

On 18 January in Japan’s history

ON 18 JANUARY IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

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Updated on January 18, 2018

885: Birth of Daigo, 60th Japanese emperor (897-930), who died in October 930. Not confuse with Go-Daigo, the 96th emperor (1336-1339)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Daigo

1073: Shirakawa, born on July 7, 1053, becomes the 72nd emperor of Japan up to January 5, 1087 and will die on July 24, 1129
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Shirakawa

1471: Death of Go-Hanazono, 102nd Japanese emperor (1428-1464), born in July 1419
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Go-Hanazono_of_Japan

1769: Death ofHakuin Ekaku, Japanese Zen teacher (reformer of Rinzai school), Born on January 19, 1686
http://blog.shambhala.com/2013/08/15/hakuin-ekaku-c-1685-1768/
http://terebess.hu/zen/hakuin.html

Hakuin Eraku

1868: Birth of Kantarō Suzuki, Japanese admiral and politician, 42nd Prime Minister of Japan (April to August 1945) who died on April 17, 1948
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kantar%C5%8D_Suzuki
http://ww2db.com/person_bio.php?person_id=292

1889: Bitrh of Kanji Ishiwara, Japanese general who died on August 15, 1949
http://madmonarchist.blogspot.fr/2010/10/soldier-of-monarchy-kanji-ishiwara.html
http://www.reocities.com/lord10kyears/ishiwara.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kanji_Ishiwara

1915: Japan sends its “21 demands” to the Chinese government including rights on Shandong and Manchuria
http://www.firstworldwar.com/source/21demands.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twenty-One_Demands

1943: Death of Isoroku Yamamoto, Japanese admiral, born on April 4, 1884
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isoroku_Yamamoto
http://www.2worldwar2.com/yamamoto.htm

1947: Birth of Takeshi Kitano, Japanese actor and director
http://www.kitanotakeshi.com/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ZtKLVq4x0g

1952: South Korea extends ist territorial waters up to the “MacArthur” line
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rusk_documents
http://www.google.fr/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=5&ved=0ahUKEwik9cLZtbHKAhVLuhoKHcr0Cr0QFgg9MAQ&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.dokdo-takeshima.com%2Fwordpress%2Fwp-content%2Fimages%2FPeace-Line-Hosaka.pdf&usg=AFQjCNF_38EpRNVAn_LRzCSWQFkQF-adgQ&sig2=JOp67Oq47nh8nyomeGk1Hwv

1969: Birth of Princess Sayako of Japan
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Princess_Sayako

 

On 18 January in Chinese history, Hong Kong and Taiwan

1974-01-18 Lin-Confius Critic

ON 18 JANUARY IN CHINESE HISTORY, HONG KONG AND TAIWAN

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1126: Emperor Huizong abdicates the Chinese throne in favour of his son Emperor Qinzong
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Huizong_(Song_Dynasty)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Qinzong_of_Song

1927: Chiang Kai-shek forms an anti-government in China

1950: Soviet Union recognizes the  Democratic Republic of Vietnam as China establish diplomatic relations
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/china-and-soviet-union-recognize-democratic-republic-of-vietnam

1955: The People’s Liberation Army attacks the Nationalist held Yijiangshan islands, off Zhejiang and takes full control after a two-day battle
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Yijiangshan
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/967.html

1955-01-18 KMT_prisoners in Battle of Yijiangshan Islands

1974: Mao Zedong and Jiang Qing launch the « Pi Lin Pi Kong » (Criticize Lin Biao and Confucius) campaign)
http://chineseposters.net/themes/criticize-lin-biao-confucius.php
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Criticize_Lin,_Criticize_Confucius
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/973.html

1974-01-18 Lin-Confius Critic

1979: Birth of Jay Chou, Taiwanese singer and producer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jay_Chou

1992: Deng Xiaoping starts his famous anti-left Southern Tour (up to February 21)


http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2012/11/deng-n27.html
http://hqlenglish.blogspot.com/2012/02/deng-speech-20th-anniversary.html

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FdpzMIa7G2g

2006: Taiwan Prime Minister Frank Hsieh, who in early December announced that he want resign, is replaced by Su Tseng-chang (elected on January 25)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Su_Tseng-chang

2011: Chinese President Hu Jintao lands in the US for a four-day state visit, in a crucial meeting of the world’s two biggest powers. Analysts say Mr Hu’s visit is the most important by a Chinese leader in 30 years given China’s growing military, economic and diplomatic clout
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-12212843
http://www.france24.com/en/20110118-chinese-president-hu-jintao-us-state-visit-obama-currency-dispute
http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-china-hu-20110118,0,5131382.story
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/470.html

2015: Hong Kong creates a new army cadet force modelled partly on the Chinese military
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/hknews/2015-01/19/content_15215624.html