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On 18 February in Asian history

ON 18 FEBRUARY IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on February 18, 2018

3102 BC: Origin of the Kali Era (India)
http://www.thevedicfoundation.org/bhartiya_history/mahabharat.htm

259 BC: Birth of Qin Shi Huangdi, first Chinese emperor, who died on September 10, 210 BC


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qin_Shi_Huang
http://www.ducksters.com/history/china/emperor_qin_shi_huang.php

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UmVbrOe8gdA

1294: Death of Khubilai Khan, founder of the Chinese Yuan dynasty, born on September, 23 1215
http://www.biography.com/people/kublai-khan-9369657#life-under-kublai-khan
http://countrystudies.us/mongolia/18.htm
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/1955.html

1405: Death of Tamerlane (Timur), Mongol emperor, born on April 8, 1336
http://www.historytoday.com/richard-cavendish/death-tamerlane
http://www.silk-road.com/artl/timur.shtml

1486: Birth of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, Bengali saint and bhakti yoga developer
http://www.purebhakti.com/mission/bhakti-is-love-mainmenu-75/799-life-of-sri-chaitanya-mahaprabhu.html
http://www.dlshq.org/saints/gauranga.htm

1530: Birth of Uesugi Kenshin, Japanese samurai and warlord who died on April 19, 1578
http://www.samurai-archives.com/kenshin.html

1745: The city of Surakarta, Central Java is founded on the banks of Bengawan Solo river, and becomes the capital of the Kingdom of Surakarta
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Surakarta

1815: The king Sri Wickrama Rajasinghe of Kandyan kingdom (Ceylon) is captured by the British
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sri_Vikrama_Rajasinha

1836: Birth of Sri Ramakrishna, Bengali saint, guru of Swami Vivekananda  who died on August 16, 1886
http://www.culturalindia.net/reformers/ramakrishna-paramhansa.html

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

1853: Burmese king Pagan Min is forced to abdicate in favor of his half-brother Mindon Min
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pagan_Min

1857: Insurrection of Chinese in Sarawak, Borneo, against the « White Rajah » James Brooke

1883: Birth of Madan Lal Dhingra, Indian Revolutionary who died on August 17, 1909
http://www.whereincity.com/india/great-indians/freedom-fighters/madan-lal.php
http://mythicalindia.com/features-page/madan-lal-dhingra-biography-family/

1894: Birth of Rafi Ahmed Kidwai, Indian independence activist then minister who died on October 24, 1954
http://www.iloveindia.com/indian-heroes/rafi-ahmed-kidwai-biography.html
http://www.google.fr/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=23&ved=0CC8QFjACOBQ&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.paulbrass.com%2Ffiles%2FDnb_entry_kidwa.doc&ei=g3PjVIr9OsvtaNTwgagH&usg=AFQjCNFwEezTNswQrk1–Vlqz3dynlHZ9Q&sig2=FWMifQsvSP2BrULhRE5Iog

Rafi Ahmed Kidwai

1902: During the Philippines-USA War, the Last Holdouts, General Vicente Lukban falls
 http://philippineamericanwar.webs.com/thelastholdouts.htm

1908: The American ambassador to Japan is given a note by the Japanese in which they agree to restrict Japanese emigration to the US; this becomes known as the ‘Gentlemen’s Agreement’

1911: The first official flight with air mail takes place in Allahabad, British India, when Henri Pequet, a 23-year-old pilot, delivers 6,500 letters to Naini, about 10 km away
http://postalmuseumblog.si.edu/2011/01/india-and-the-worlds-first-official-air-mail-by-airplane.html
http://earlyaviators.com/epequet.htm

1926: Birth of Nalini Jaywant, Indian actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nalini_Jaywant
http://www.imdb.com/media/rm1663081728/nm0419787

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2SA7pOS4nQ0

1927 : Birth ofnKhayyam, Indian music composer
http://www.allmusic.com/artist/khayyam-mn0002009653
http://www.thehindu.com/features/friday-review/musicbetween-silence-and-speech/article4414752.ece

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L5IgtRr-QqM

1930: Ho Chi Minh and those who gathered since the formation of the Communist Party of Vietnam hold their first party platform in Hong Kong

1932: Japan proclaims Manchukuo (Manchuria) independence
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manchukuo
http://www.crwflags.com/FOTW/FLAGS/cn_j_mk.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t_aZWY2Pm3g&feature=related

1933: Birth of Yoko Ono, Japanese born singer, ex wife of John Lennon
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yoko_Ono

1938: Beginning of the bombing of Chongqing by the Japanese airplanes, up to August 23, 1943
https://dirkdeklein.net/2016/06/05/forgotten-history-the-bombing-of-chongqing/
http://timelines.com/1938/2/18/japanese-army-begins-sustained-bombing-of-chongqing

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xkHUvRp9buw

1938: During the Nanking Massacre, the Nanking Safety Zone International Committee is renamed « Nanking International Rescue Committee » and the safety zone in place for refugees falls apart
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nanking_Safety_Zone

1942: The Imperial Japanese Army begins the systematic extermination of perceived hostile elements among the Chinese in Singapore
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sook_Ching
http://eresources.nlb.gov.sg/infopedia/articles/SIP_40_2005-01-24.html

http://fr.slideshare.net/tysjason/japanese-occupation-16372400?related=1

1946: Sailors of the Royal Indian Navy mutiny in Mumbai harbour, from where it would spread throughout British India and involve 78 ships, 20 shore establishments and 20,000 sailors
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_Indian_Navy_Mutiny
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/18-february-1946-mutiny-against-the-british-began-in-the-royal-indian-navy
http://oldphotosbombay.blogspot.fr/2008/07/indian-naval-mutiny-of-1946-against.html

1947: During the First Indochina War, the French gain complete control of Hanoi after forcing the Viet Minh to withdraw to mountains
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Hanoi

1948: Burma and Soviet Union establish diplomatic relations

1951: Birth of Chen Shui-bian, president of Taiwan (2000-2008)
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/2172980.stm
https://www.britannica.com/biography/Chen-Shui-bian

1951: Nepal king Tribhuvan, in exile from one year, comes back to his country as a constitutional king
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tribhuvan

1959: For the first time in Tibet history, legislative elections are organized

1967: Birth of Yongyoot Thongkongtoon, Thai director, producer, and screenwriter
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yongyoot_Thongkongtoon
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0861129/

Yongyoot Thongkongtoon

1979: Signature of a treaty of peace, amity and cooperation between Vietnam and the Democratic Republic of Kampuchea

1979: President Zia ur-Rahmans National Party wins elections in Bangladesh
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bangladeshi_general_election,_1979

1979: The Soviet Union warns China to stop its war against Vietnam before it could be too late

1981, Lorenzo Ruiz is beatified by Pope John Paul II, first Filipino Saint. Born on November 28, 1594, executed in Japan on September 29, 1637


http://livesofsaints.tripod.com/id13.html
http://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=231
https://w2.vatican.va/content/john-paul-ii/en/homilies/1981/documents/hf_jp-ii_hom_19810218_beatificazione-ruiz.html

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6mnBpiJ4G_Y

1981: Birth of Kim Jae Won, South Korean actor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kim_Jaewon
http://asianmediawiki.com/Kim_Jae-Won

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eysaoDbs8Jw

2001: Inter-ethnic violence between Dayaks and Madurese breaks out in Sampit, Indonesia, that will ultimately result in more than 500 deaths and 100,000 Madurese displaced from their homes

2007: Attack on the Samjhanta Express (Train of the Friendship) between Pakistan and India causing 67 people dead
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2007_Samjhauta_Express_bombings
http://www.dawn.com/news/695646

2008: First free elections since Musharraf took power, won by Bhutto family party, the PPP
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7258318.stm

2010: Obama meets with Dalai Lama despite Chinese objections
http://edition.cnn.com/2010/POLITICS/02/18/obama.dalailama/index.html

2010: Myanmar jails Buddhist abbot Gaw Thita for seven years
http://www.smh.com.au//breaking-news-world/burma-jails-buddhist-abbot-opposition-20100219-olln.html

2012: North Korea rejects the South’s call for talks aimed at restarting reunions for families separated since the Korean War, saying Seoul should first respond to its conditions for dialogue.

2015: Death of D. Ramanaidu, Indian actor, director, and producer, founder of Suresh Productions, born on June 6, 1936
https://www.ap7am.com/lv-178734-reason-for-death-of-dramanaidu.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/D._Ramanaidu
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0619656/

 

Holidays and observances

Nepal: National Democracy Day (The 1951 overthrow of the Rana dynasty)

Wars, conflicts and strategy on 18 February in Asian history

WARS, CONFLICTS AND STRATEGY ON 18 FEBRUARY IN ASIAN HISTORY

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

Updated on February 18, 2018

1815: The king Sri Wickrama Rajasinghe of Kandyan kingdom (Ceylon) is captured by the British
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sri_Vikrama_Rajasinha

1857: Insurrection of Chinese in Sarawak, Borneo

1902: During the Philippines-USA War, the Last Holdouts, General Vicente Lukban falls


http://philippineamericanwar.webs.com/thelastholdouts.htm

1932: Japan proclaims Manchukuo (Manchuria) independence
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manchukuo
http://www.crwflags.com/FOTW/FLAGS/cn_j_mk.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t_aZWY2Pm3g&feature=related

1938: Beginning of the bombing of Chongqing by the Japanese airplanes, up to August 23, 1943
https://dirkdeklein.net/2016/06/05/forgotten-history-the-bombing-of-chongqing/
http://timelines.com/1938/2/18/japanese-army-begins-sustained-bombing-of-chongqing

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xkHUvRp9buw

1938: During the Nanking Massacre, the Nanking Safety Zone International Committee is renamed « Nanking International Rescue Committee » and the safety zone in place for refugees falls apart

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

1942: The Imperial Japanese Army begins the systematic extermination of perceived hostile elements among the Chinese in Singapore
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sook_Ching
http://eresources.nlb.gov.sg/infopedia/articles/SIP_40_2005-01-24.html

http://fr.slideshare.net/tysjason/japanese-occupation-16372400?related=1

1946: Sailors of the Royal Indian Navy mutiny in Mumbai harbour, from where it would spread throughout British India and involve 78 ships, 20 shore establishments and 20,000 sailors
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_Indian_Navy_Mutiny
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/18-february-1946-mutiny-against-the-british-began-in-the-royal-indian-navy
http://oldphotosbombay.blogspot.fr/2008/07/indian-naval-mutiny-of-1946-against.html

1947: During the First Indochina War, the French gain complete control of Hanoi after forcing the Viet Minh to withdraw to mountains
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Hanoi

1979: Signature of a treaty of peace, amity and cooperation between Vietnam and the Democratic Republic of Kampuchea

1979: The Soviet Union warns China to stop its war against Vietnam before it could be too late

2007: Attack on the Samjhanta Express (Train of the Friendship) between Pakistan and India causing 67 people dead
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2007_Samjhauta_Express_bombings
http://www.dawn.com/news/695646

Holidays and observances

Nepal: National Democracy Day (The 1951 overthrow of the Rana dynasty

On 18 February in South Asian history

ON 18 FEBRUARY IN SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY

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

Updated on February 18, 2018

3102 BC: Origin of the Kali Era (India)
http://www.thevedicfoundation.org/bhartiya_history/mahabharat.htm

1294: Death of Khubilai Khan, founder of the Chinese Yuan dynasty, born on September, 23 1215
http://www.biography.com/people/kublai-khan-9369657#life-under-kublai-khan
http://countrystudies.us/mongolia/18.htm
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/1955.html

1405: Death of Tamerlane (Timur), Mongol emperor, born on April 8, 1336
http://www.historytoday.com/richard-cavendish/death-tamerlane
http://www.silk-road.com/artl/timur.shtml

1486: Birth of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, Bengali saint and bhakti yoga developer
http://www.purebhakti.com/mission/bhakti-is-love-mainmenu-75/799-life-of-sri-chaitanya-mahaprabhu.html
http://www.dlshq.org/saints/gauranga.htm


1815: The king Sri Wickrama Rajasinghe of Kandyan kingdom (Ceylon) is captured by the British
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sri_Vikrama_Rajasinha

1836: Birth of Sri Ramakrishna, Bengali saint, guru of Swami Vivekananda  who died on August 16, 1886
http://www.culturalindia.net/reformers/ramakrishna-paramhansa.html

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

1883: Birth of Madan Lal Dhingra, Indian Revolutionary who died on August 17, 1909
http://www.whereincity.com/india/great-indians/freedom-fighters/madan-lal.php
http://mythicalindia.com/features-page/madan-lal-dhingra-biography-family/

1894: Birth of Rafi Ahmed Kidwai, Indian independence activist then minister who died on October 24, 1954
http://www.iloveindia.com/indian-heroes/rafi-ahmed-kidwai-biography.html
http://www.google.fr/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=23&ved=0CC8QFjACOBQ&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.paulbrass.com%2Ffiles%2FDnb_entry_kidwa.doc&ei=g3PjVIr9OsvtaNTwgagH&usg=AFQjCNFwEezTNswQrk1–Vlqz3dynlHZ9Q&sig2=FWMifQsvSP2BrULhRE5Iog

Rafi Ahmed Kidwai

1911: The first official flight with air mail takes place in Allahabad, British India, when Henri Pequet, a 23-year-old pilot, delivers 6,500 letters to Naini, about 10 km away
http://postalmuseumblog.si.edu/2011/01/india-and-the-worlds-first-official-air-mail-by-airplane.html
http://earlyaviators.com/epequet.htm

1926: Birth of Nalini Jaywant, Indian actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nalini_Jaywant
http://www.imdb.com/media/rm1663081728/nm0419787

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2SA7pOS4nQ0

1927 : Birth ofnKhayyam, Indian music composer
http://www.allmusic.com/artist/khayyam-mn0002009653
http://www.thehindu.com/features/friday-review/musicbetween-silence-and-speech/article4414752.ece

1946: Sailors of the Royal Indian Navy mutiny in Mumbai harbour, from where it would spread throughout British India and involve 78 ships, 20 shore establishments and 20,000 sailors
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_Indian_Navy_Mutiny
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/18-february-1946-mutiny-against-the-british-began-in-the-royal-indian-navy
http://oldphotosbombay.blogspot.fr/2008/07/indian-naval-mutiny-of-1946-against.html

1951: Nepal king Tribhuvan, in exile from one year, comes back to his country as a constitutional king
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tribhuvan

1959: For the first time in Tibet history, legislative elections are organized

1979: President Zia ur-Rahmans National Party wins elections in Bangladesh
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bangladeshi_general_election,_1979

2007: Attack on the Samjhanta Express (Train of the Friendship) between Pakistan and India causing 67 people dead
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2007_Samjhauta_Express_bombings
http://www.dawn.com/news/695646

2008: First free elections since Musharraf took power, won by Bhutto family party, the PPP
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7258318.stm

2010: Obama meets with Dalai Lama despite Chinese objections
http://edition.cnn.com/2010/POLITICS/02/18/obama.dalailama/index.html

 

Holidays and observances

Nepal: National Democracy Day (The 1951 overthrow of the Rana dynasty)

On 18 February in Southeast Asian history

ON 18 FEBRUARY IN SOUTHEAST ASIAN HISTORY

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

Updated on February 18, 2018

1745: The city of Surakarta, Central Java is founded on the banks of Bengawan Solo river, and becomes the capital of the Kingdom of Surakarta
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Surakarta

1853: Burmese king Pagan Min is forced to abdicate in favor of his half-brother Mindon Min
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pagan_Min

1857: Insurrection of Chinese in Sarawak, Borneo

1902: During the Philippines-USA War, the Last Holdouts, General Vicente Lukban falls

http://philippineamericanwar.webs.com/thelastholdouts.htm

1930: Ho Chi Minh and those who gathered since the formation of the Communist Party of Vietnam hold their first party platform in Hong Kong

1942: The Imperial Japanese Army begins the systematic extermination of perceived hostile elements among the Chinese in Singapore
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sook_Ching
http://eresources.nlb.gov.sg/infopedia/articles/SIP_40_2005-01-24.html

http://fr.slideshare.net/tysjason/japanese-occupation-16372400?related=1

1947: During the First Indochina War, the French gain complete control of Hanoi after forcing the Viet Minh to withdraw to mountains
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Hanoi

1948: Burma and Soviet Union establish diplomatic relations

1967: Birth of Yongyoot Thongkongtoon, Thai director, producer, and screenwriter
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yongyoot_Thongkongtoon
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0861129/

Yongyoot Thongkongtoon

1979: Signature of a treaty of peace, amity and cooperation between Vietnam and the Democratic Republic of Kampuchea

1979: The Soviet Union warns China to stop its war against Vietnam before it could be too late

1981, Lorenzo Ruiz is beatified by Pope John Paul II, first Filipino Saint. Born on November 28, 1594, executed in Japan on September 29, 1637


http://livesofsaints.tripod.com/id13.html
http://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=231
https://w2.vatican.va/content/john-paul-ii/en/homilies/1981/documents/hf_jp-ii_hom_19810218_beatificazione-ruiz.html

2001: Inter-ethnic violence between Dayaks and Madurese breaks out in Sampit, Indonesia, that will ultimately result in more than 500 deaths and 100,000 Madurese displaced from their homes

2010: Myanmar jails Buddhist abbot Gaw Thita for seven years
http://www.smh.com.au//breaking-news-world/burma-jails-buddhist-abbot-opposition-20100219-olln.html

On 18 February in Japan’s history

ON 18 FEBRUARY IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

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

Updated on February 18, 2018

1530: Birth of Uesugi Kenshin, Japanese samurai and warlord who died on April 19, 1578
http://www.samurai-archives.com/kenshin.html

1908: The American ambassador to Japan is given a note by the Japanese in which they agree to restrict Japanese emigration to the US; this becomes known as the ‘Gentlemen’s Agreement’

1932: Japan proclaims Manchukuo (Manchuria) independence
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manchukuo
http://www.crwflags.com/FOTW/FLAGS/cn_j_mk.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t_aZWY2Pm3g&feature=related

1933: Birth of Yoko Ono, Japanese born singer, ex wife of John Lennon
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yoko_Ono

1938: Beginning of the bombing of Chongqing by the Japanese airplanes, up to August 23, 1943
http://history.cultural-china.com/en/34History7592.html
http://timelines.com/1938/2/18/japanese-army-begins-sustained-bombing-of-chongqing

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xkHUvRp9buw

1938: During the Nanking Massacre, the Nanking Safety Zone International Committee is renamed « Nanking International Rescue Committee » and the safety zone in place for refugees falls apart

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

1942: The Imperial Japanese Army begins the systematic extermination of perceived hostile elements among the Chinese in Singapore
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sook_Ching
http://eresources.nlb.gov.sg/infopedia/articles/SIP_40_2005-01-24.html

http://fr.slideshare.net/tysjason/japanese-occupation-16372400?related=1

 

On 18 February in Chinese history, Hong Kong and Taiwan

ON 18 FEBRUARY IN CHINESE HISTORY, HONG KONG AND TAIWAN

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

Updated on February 18, 2018

259 BC: Birth of Qin Shi Huangdi, first Chinese emperor, who died on September 10, 210 BC


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qin_Shi_Huang
http://www.ducksters.com/history/china/emperor_qin_shi_huang.php

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UmVbrOe8gdA

1294: Death of Khubilai Khan, founder of the Chinese Yuan dynasty, born on September, 23 1215
http://www.biography.com/people/kublai-khan-9369657#life-under-kublai-khan
http://countrystudies.us/mongolia/18.htm
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/1955.html

1405: Death of Tamerlane (Timur), Mongol emperor, born on April 8, 1336
http://www.historytoday.com/richard-cavendish/death-tamerlane
http://www.silk-road.com/artl/timur.shtml

1857: Insurrection of Chinese in Sarawak, Borneo, against the « White Rajah » James Brook

1930: Ho Chi Minh and those who gathered since the formation of the Communist Party of Vietnam hold their first party platform in Hong Kong

1932: Japan proclaims Manchukuo (Manchuria) independence
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manchukuo
http://www.crwflags.com/FOTW/FLAGS/cn_j_mk.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t_aZWY2Pm3g&feature=related

1938: Beginning of the bombing of Chongqing by the Japanese airplanes, up to August 23, 1943
https://dirkdeklein.net/2016/06/05/forgotten-history-the-bombing-of-chongqing/
http://timelines.com/1938/2/18/japanese-army-begins-sustained-bombing-of-chongqing

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xkHUvRp9buw

1938: During the Nanking Massacre, the Nanking Safety Zone International Committee is renamed « Nanking International Rescue Committee » and the safety zone in place for refugees falls apart

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

1942: The Imperial Japanese Army begins the systematic extermination of perceived hostile elements among the Chinese in Singapore
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sook_Ching
http://eresources.nlb.gov.sg/infopedia/articles/SIP_40_2005-01-24.html

http://fr.slideshare.net/tysjason/japanese-occupation-16372400?related=1

1951: Birth of Chen Shui-bian, president of Taiwan (2000-2008)
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/2172980.stm

1959: For the first time in Tibet history, legislative elections are organized

1979: The Soviet Union warns China to stop its war against Vietnam before it could be too late

2010: Obama meets with Dalai Lama despite Chinese objections
http://edition.cnn.com/2010/POLITICS/02/18/obama.dalailama/index.html