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On 10 June in Asian history

ON 10 JUNE IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on June 10, 2018

223: Death of Liu Bei, Chinese emperor of Shu Han state during the Three Kingdoms, born in 161
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liu_Bei
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/5227.html

671: Emperor Tenji of Japan introduces a water clock (clepsydra) called Rokoku. The instrument, which measure time and indicates hours, is placed in the capital of Ōtsu
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Water_clock

867: Birth of Emperor Uda of Japan, who died on September 3, 931
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Uda

1563: Death of Ikeda Nagamasa, samourai commander, born in 1519
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ikeda_Nagamasa

1592: The Japanese division which started to invade Korea in April had been joined by eight more, and they are knocking down the doors of King Seonjo’s palace in Seoul. (The king had already fled north to Pyongyang) Thus began the seven-year-long Imjin War
http://prkorea.com/yisunsin/imjin.htm
https://www.strategypage.com/bookreviews/325.asp

1776: Death of Hsinbyushin, Burmese king, born on November 28, 1736
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hsinbyushin
https://berniegourley.com/tag/king-hsinbyushin/

1786: A landslide dam on the Dadu River created by an earthquake ten days earlier collapses, killing 100,000 in the Sichuan province of China

1871: As a retaliation for the massacre of the sailboat General Sherman’s sailors in 1866, The American capture forts in the Korean island of Kanghwa
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sinmiyangyo

1889: Birth of Sessue Hayakawa, Japanese actor, producer and filmmaker
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0370564/bio
http://goldsea.com/Personalities/Hayakawas/hayakawas.html

1904: Birth of Lin Huiyin, Chinese female architect and writer, who died on April 1, 1955
http://china.org.cn/english/NM-e/98587.htm
http://architectuul.com/architect/lin-huiyin

1907: Start of the Beijing-Paris car race
http://www.unmuseum.org/autorace.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peking_to_Paris


1907: France and Japan sign an agreement to maintain the independence and integrity of China, equality for all nations in trading with China, and the status quo in the Far East

1927: Birth of Lin Yang-kang, Taiwanese politician, vice-Premier (1984-1987) who died on April 13, 2013
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lin_Yang-kang

1936: Death of Tsuchida Bakusen, Japanese painter, born on February 9, 1887
http://www.artelino.com/articles/bakusen_tsuchida.asp
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tsuchida_Bakusen
https://www.google.fr/search?q=Tsuchida+Bakusen&hl=fr&rlz=1G1ACAW_FRFR414&tbm=isch&prmd=imvnso&source=lnms&ei=ACHTT7CsMYm6hAf7i4nUAw&sa=X&oi=mode_link&ct=mode&cd=2&ved=0CBAQ_AUoAQ&biw=1441&bih=656

1945: Australian Imperial Forces land in Brunei Bay to liberate Brunei


http://www.navy.gov.au/history/feature-histories/borneo-1945-amphibious-success-story
https://www.awm.gov.au/journal/j37/borneo.asp

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0cFKYdDifTo

1946: Chinese troops complete their withdrawal from Hanoi

1950: Zhu Feng, Chinese communist Mata Hari in Taiwan, who so successful at espionage that she served as the conduit to transmit the island’s defense strategy from Taiwan’s Vice Minister of Defense to the People’s Liberation Army, is shot by a firing squad
http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/622506.shtml
https://www.asiasentinel.com/politics/chinas-mata-hari-2/

1050-06-10 Zhu Feng executed

1956: The People’s Daily publishes a lecture, delivered on May 26 by Lu Ting-yi (Lu Dingyi) director of the propaganda director, Launching the 100 Fowers Movement in China
http://alphahistory.com/chineserevolution/lu-dingyi-hundred-flowers-1956/

1960: Birth of Balakrishna Nandamuri, Indian actor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nandamuri_Balakrishna

1962: Birth of Wong Ka-kui, Hong Kong musician, who died on June 30, 1993
 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wong_Ka_Kui
http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/793879.shtml

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9AHLyTiNkJI

1965: During the Vietnam War, the Battle of Dong Xoai begins
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Dong_Xoai
http://www.145thcab.com/History/NL16HIST.htm
https://www.rallypoint.com/shared-links/battle-begins-at-dong-xoai-jun-10-1965-history-com

1969: In South Vietnam, the National Liberation Front announces the formation of a Provisional Revolutionary government of South Vietnam
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Provisional_Revolutionary_Government_of_the_Republic_of_South_Vietnam
https://facultystaff.richmond.edu/~ebolt/history398/PRG(1969-1975)TVT.html
http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00472337085390111?journalCode=rjoc20

1971: The White House announces the end of its 21-year embargo on trade with China
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/inatl/longterm/flash/june/china71.htm

1977: Birth of Takako Matsu, Japanese singer and actress
http://yummycelebrities.com/2005/09/14/takako-matsu/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZYu5jkO8YgY

1989: Birth of Ryuya Wakaba, Japanese actor
http://wiki.d-addicts.com/Wakaba_Ryuya

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XR8sdUrdY-U

1992: Death of Hachidai Nakamura, Japanese jazzman, born on January 20, 1931
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1217393/

1994: By a new test, China breaks the moratorium on nuclear tests
http://articles.latimes.com/1994-06-11/news/mn-2812_1_comprehensive-nuclear-test

1997: Khmer Rouge leader Pol Pot orders the killing of Son Sen and 13 members of his familly before fleeing his northern stronghold
http://www.nytimes.com/1997/06/14/world/khmer-rouge-said-to-execute-a-top-aide-on-pol-pot-s-order.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Son_Sen

2005: US and South Korean presidents Bush et Roh meet in Washington. They disagree on what to do with North Korea
http://www.nti.org/gsn/article/south-korean-us-leaders-meet-in-washington/

2007: Afghanistan president Hamid Karzai escapes a murder attempt
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/6738201.stm

2008: War in Afghanistan: An airstrike by the United States results in the deaths of eleven paramilitary troops of the Pakistan Army Frontier Corps and eight Taliban fighters in Pakistan’s tribal areas

2010: A South Korean space rocket explodes, dashing Seoul’s hopes of joining Asia’s space race. The Naro-1 rocket blew up less than three minutes after take off as it tried to launch a satellite into orbit
http://www.france24.com/en/20100610-seoul-south-korea-naro-rocket-explodes-dashing-korean-space-race-dreams

2011: The Philippine government decides to refer to the waters west of the country as “West Philippine Sea” after China issued a stern warning calling on its neighbors to “stop searching the possibility of exploiting resources” in the contested region without its permission

2014: Death of Keshav Malik, Indian poet and critic, born on November 5, 1924
http://indianexpress.com/article/cities/delhi/last-word-2/
https://openspaceartforumindia.wordpress.com/2014/07/01/keshav-malik-1924-2014-by-johnny-ml/

2014: Former journalist Moon Chang Keuk, a political novice, is named South Korea’s new PM
http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20140610001686

2015 : Indian parachute commandos in helicopters cross over the border into Myanmar to strike separatist bases in retaliation against an ambush in Manipur state last week that left 18 Indian soldiers dead, officials said
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2015/06/india-crosses-myanmar-attack-rebel-bases-150610091416863.html

2015 : Myanmar’s opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi arrives in Beijing to meet with Chinese leaders, on a trip that will further underline the Nobel laureate’s apparent transition from human rights defender to pragmatic politician
http://edition.cnn.com/2015/06/10/asia/myanmar-china-suu-kyi-visit/index.html
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-33064192

2017: Acclaimed Taiwanese director Chi Po-lin, 52, dies in a helicopter crash while filming the sequel of award-winning environmental documentary Beyond Beauty: Taiwan from Above
http://focustaiwan.tw/news/asoc/201706100018.aspx
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/06/10/tremendous-loss-taiwan-acclaimed-director-believed-killed-helicopter-crash-assignment/

 

All about East-Timor (Timor-Leste)

10 JUNE 2018

Facing death, losing family and achieving freedom: Timor-Leste’s Jose Ramos-Horta goes On the Record

“I thought I was going to die. I lost four litres of blood, but my concern was whether the country would slide into a civil war,” says Jose Ramos-Horta as we talk about the attempt to assassinate him in 2008
https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/jose-ramos-horta-former-president-timor-leste-on-the-record-10407940

6 JUNE 2018

Timor-Leste is no failing state

29 MAY 2018

Xanana Gusmao’s coalition gets majority in parliament

The Alliance of Change for Progress (AMP) won 49.6 per cent of the vote and 34 out of 65 seats. Outgoing Fretilin Prime Minister Alkatiri won 34.2 per cent. The latest election sought to end months of political and constitutional deadlock
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Xanana-Gusmao%26rsquo%3Bs-coalition-gets-majority-in-parliament-44016.html

13 MAY 2018

With opposition victory, Timor-Leste election resolves political stalemate

Preliminary results from Timor-Leste’s general election on Saturday indicate that an opposition coalition has clinched victory, winning enough seats to form a majority government and end the country’s political stalemate
http://www.atimes.com/article/timor-leste-election-resolves-political-stalemate/
http://www.presstv.com/Detail/2018/05/13/561582/East-Timor-opposition-election-violence-parliament-oil-and-gas

12 MAY 2018

East Timorese vote in second election in less than a year

Thousands of East Timorese lined up to cast votes in a general election on Saturday, in a bid to end months of political deadlock in the tiny Southeast Asian nation’s parliament
https://www.trtworld.com/asia/east-timorese-vote-in-second-election-in-less-than-a-year-17404
https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/05/east-timor-elections-vote-year-180512124553214.html

17 APRIL 2018

Nobel laureate blasts East Timor’s failure against poverty

Nobel Peace Prize laureate and former East Timorese President Jose Ramos-Horta has waded back into the young country’s politics ahead of parliamentary elections next month, calling the government a total failure in the past decade in crucial areas such as reducing child malnutrition and providing clean water
https://www.chinadailyasia.com/articles/46/222/208/1523934200133.html

7 MARCH 2018

Australia and East Timor sign historic maritime border deal

Timor Leste and Australia have signed a treaty at the United Nations in New York to resolve a long-running dispute over their maritime border and struck a deal on how to share billions in revenue from oil and gas reserves in the Timor Sea
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-43296488
http://www.todayonline.com/world/un-east-timor-and-australia-sign-deal-maritime-border

3 MARCH 2018

Early elections test Timor Leste’s hard-earned stability

Timor Leste will go to the polls on May 12 for the second time in less than a year, with the country’s politicians calling upon voters to break a stalemate that ended almost a decade of hard-earned political stability
http://www.atimes.com/early-elections-test-timor-lestes-hard-earned-stability/

26 FEBRUARY 2018

Australia and East Timor agree on maritime border, ‘pathway’ to develop gas field

East Timor and Australia have reached an agreement for a treaty on their disputed maritime border and on a « pathway » to develop the giant Greater Sunrise offshore gas fields, the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague says
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-02-26/australia-and-east-timor-agree-on-maritime-border/9486752?section=world

26 JANUARY 2018

East Timor president calls for new election amid political impasse

East Timor President Francisco « Lu Olo » Guterres said on Friday he would dissolve parliament and call new elections in a bid to end a prolonged political impasse in the tiny country since polls last year
https://www.trtworld.com/asia/east-timor-president-calls-for-new-election-amid-political-impasse-14621
http://www.smh.com.au/world/east-timor-dissolves-parliament-in-effort-to-solve-political-standoff-20180126-p4yyx3.html

26 DECEMBER 2017

Timor-Leste’s precarious position after 2017

Timor-Leste ends 2017 with great uncertainty over the future of the Greater Sunrise gas field, over the stability of its government and over its ambitions to become a member of ASEAN
http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2017/12/26/timor-lestes-precarious-position-after-2017/

7 DECEMBER 2017

Jose Ramos-Horta: East Timor will survive as oil ends

East Timor, one of the world’s poorest countries, could still be an economic success story despite reports its main oil and gas fields will run dry by 2022 and it will go bankrupt by 2027, according to its former leader
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/12/jose-ramos-horta-east-timor-survive-oil-ends-171206204731242.html

14 SEPTEMBER 2017

East Timor President says to swear in Mari Alkatiri as PM

« Today I announce to all the people that the president of the republic … has nominated Dr. Mari Alkatiri to become the prime minister, » President Francisco « Lu Olo » Guterres told a news conference
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/articles/179/203/224/1505384911173.html
http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/southeast-asia/article/2111149/mari-alkatiri-gets-second-shot-east-timors-prime-minister

2 SEPTEMBER 2017

Australia and East Timor strike historic deal to end maritime dispute

Australia and East Timor have struck a deal to end a contentious dispute over maritime borders that cut through lucrative oil and gas fields
http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/australasia/article/2109465/australia-and-east-timor-strike-deal-end-maritime-dispute
http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2017/09/02/timor-sea-dispute-australia-and-timor-leste-achieve-historic-deal

4 AUGUST 2017

East Timor’s Gusmao quits as party leader

 Independence leader Xanana Gusmao has resigned as president of his party following their recent election loss, reportedly saying the East Timorese people had lost faith in them
http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2017/08/05/east-timors-gusmao-quits-party-leader

25 JULY 2017

After Timor-Leste’s Election, a Young Democracy Looks Forward

From blogs, Facebook, public forums, and community spaces across Timor-Leste, the public sphere has been vibrant and dynamic during the election season. This is an indication of a popular interest in Timorese politics among its people. Public discourse is now much more important in the country than it was during the past
http://thediplomat.com/2017/07/after-timor-lestes-election-a-young-democracy-looks-forward/

22 JULY 2017

East Timor goes to the polls

People in East Timor, Southeast Asia’s youngest parliamentary democracy, are voting to elect a new parliament. Candidates from 21 parties are competing for 65 seats, with official results expected by August 6
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/east-timorese-form-long-lines-to-vote-in-parliamentary-election-9054658
http://www.dw.com/en/east-timor-goes-to-the-polls/g-39787205

8 JUNE 2017

Timor-Leste president Francisco ‘Lu’Olo’ Guterres: a product of war now pushing for peace

 Before becoming the fourth president of one of the world’s youngest countries, Francisco “Lu’Olo” Guterres spent almost a quarter of a century in the Timorese resistance against Indonesian occupation
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jun/08/timor-leste-president-francisco-luolo-guterres-a-product-of-war-now-pushing-for-peace

1st JUNE 2017

East Timor reporters cleared of PM defamation charge

Two East Timor journalists accused of defaming the prime minister were found not guilty by a Dili court on Thursday, in a case that had sparked alarm among press freedom campaigners
http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2017/06/01/east-timor-reporters-cleared-pm-defamation-charge

20 MAY 2017

Francisco ‘Lu Olo’ Guterres has been formally inaugurated as Timor-Leste’s new president

The 62-year-old is a former guerrilla fighter who fought in the country’s long struggle to gain independence first from Portugal and then Indonesia
http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2017/05/20/new-president-timor-leste
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/may/20/much-to-be-done-new-president-brings-timor-leste-hope-for-a-better-future
http://sea-globe.com/francisco-lu-olo-guterres/

5 MAY 2017

Jose Ramos-Horta warns gas dispute with Australia risks pushing East Timor closer to China

East Timor’s former president Jose Ramos-Horta has issued a blunt warning to Australia that the gas dispute between the two countries risks pushing Timor closer to China
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-05-05/ramos-horta-china/8502370?section=world

20 MARCH 2017

East Timor holds first presidential election since UN peacekeepers left

Asia’s youngest democracy is choosing a new president in its first such election since a UN peacekeeping mission left the country in 2012. The vote is a political preliminary for July’s vote for a prime minister
http://www.dw.com/en/east-timor-holds-first-presidential-election-since-un-peacekeepers-left/a-38017195
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/mar/20/timor-leste-presidential-election-revolutionary-hero-v-a-new-generation

24 JANUARY 2017

Timor-Leste drops espionage claims against Australia in maritime border dispute

Timor-Leste has withdrawn its Australian espionage claims in the permanent court of arbitration as a “confidence-building measure”, as the two countries continue to negotiate over their maritime border
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jan/24/timor-leste-drops-espionage-claims-against-australia-in-maritime-border-dispute
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-01-24/east-timor-drops-its-spying-case-against-australia/8209400?section=world

9 JANUARY 2017

Australia and Timor-Leste to negotiate permanent maritime boundary

Australia and Timor-Leste have agreed to begin negotiations on a permanent maritime boundary between the two countries, potentially ending years of dispute over the lucrative oil-rich Timor Gap and closing a chapter of mistrust and enmity between the two neighbours
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jan/09/australia-and-timor-leste-to-negotiate-permanent-maritime-boundary
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/asia/2017-01/09/content_15554015.html

6 OCTOBER 2016

East Timor journalists face defamation trial after story on Prime Minister Rui Aria de Araujo

Two East Timorese journalists are going on trial in a criminal defamation case brought by the country’s prime minister that has alarmed press freedom groups
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-10-06/east-timor-journalists-face-defamation-trial/7910892?section=world

28 SEPTEMBER 2016

East Timor takes maritime dispute with Australia to UN Court

East Timor has accused Australia of being a bully as the International Court of Arbitration in the Netherlands prepares to hear a decade-long dispute over the sharing of oil and mineral wealth in the Timor Sea
http://www.voanews.com/a/east-timor-takes-maritime-dispute-with-australia-in-un-court/3528236.html

29 AUGUST 2017

Timor Leste urges Australia ‘not to turn its back on law’ over maritime boundary

Timor-Leste has urged Australia not to “turn its back on the law” and to negotiate over the Timor Sea maritime boundary, but Australia has claimed the commission it has been brought before has no jurisdiction to hear the matter and said that any decision it makes will be not be binding on Australia.
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/aug/29/timor-leste-urges-australia-not-to-turn-its-back-on-law-over-maritime-boundary
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/aug/29/on-timor-australia-looks-like-its-denying-an-impoverished-neighbour-its-birthright

11 APRIL 2016

East Timor-Australia maritime border to be negotiated before United Nations after protests

East Timor is taking Australia to the United Nations to solve the dispute over its maritime border under international maritime law.
http://www.radioaustralia.net.au/international/2016-04-11/east-timoraustralia-maritime-border-to-be-negotiated-before-united-nations-after-protests/1568096

15 MARCH 2016

Japan, E. Timor fear China is trying to change balance of power

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe met with East Timor’s President Taur Matan Ruak in Tokyo on March 15 to share concerns over China’s growing maritime presence in Southeast Asia.
http://ajw.asahi.com/article/behind_news/politics/AJ201603160025

25 FEBRUARY 2016

Rape of East Timor

Secret documents found in the Australian National Archives provide a glimpse of how one of the greatest crimes of the 20th century was executed and covered up. They also help us understand how and for whom the world is run
http://www.fairobserver.com/region/asia_pacific/the-rape-of-east-timor-43456/

30 DECEMBER 2016

The battle for Timor-Leste’s past

In 1975, Indonesian forces invaded Timor-Leste, heralding an occupation that lasted 24 years and claimed the lives of up to a third of the population. Forty years later, another clash is underway: an internal “history war” over the official narrative of the country’s turbulent past
http://sea-globe.com/battle-for-timor-leste-past/

27 AUGUST 2015

Indonesia, Timor Leste agree to resolve border problems, boost ties

Indonesia and Timor Leste agreed on Wednesday to begin negotiating unresolved land and maritime border issues and enhance bilateral ties, particularly on trade and investment.The commitment was made during a meeting with President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo and Timor Leste Prime Minister Rui Maria de Araújo at the Merdeka Palace in Central Jakarta on Wednesday 26
http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2015/08/27/ri-timor-leste-agree-resolve-border-problems-boost-ties.html

3 JUNE 2015

East Timor ‘reactivates’ bid for new maritime boundary with Australia

An espionage operation by Australia’s foreign spy service underpins a new bid by East Timor to establish a maritime boundary between the two countries and gain a bigger share of the lucrative Timor Sea oil and gas fields.
http://worldaffairsjournal.org/content/east-timor-reactivates-bid-new-maritime-boundary-australia

16 FEBRUARY 2015

East Timor swears in Rui Araujo as new prime minister

Rui Araujo, a former health minister, took the oath of office on Monday along with 37 cabinet ministers, the AP news agency said.
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-31492776
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/timor-leste-swears-in-new/1662832.html

10 FEBRUAY 2015

Ex-health minister named E. Timor PM

East Timor’s President Taur Matan Ruak on Tuesday endorsed the leading political party’s decision to nominate former Health Minister Rui Araujo as the tiny nation’s next prime minister, replacing Xanana Gusmao who resigned Friday
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/471368/ex-health-minister-named-e-timor-pm

6 FEBRUARY 2015

East Timor PM Xanana Gusmao offers resignation

East Timor resistance hero Xanana Gusmao has submitted his resignation as prime minister, the government said Friday, after more than a decade leading the half-island nation during the fraught early years of its independence
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2015/02/east-timor-pm-xanana-gusmao-offers-resignation-150206040048689.html
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/468246/e-timor-resistance-hero-pm-resigns

12 DECEMBER 2014

From poet to despot: The changing face of Xanana Gusmao

As foreign media recasts Timor-Leste’s Xanana Gusmao from darling of democracy to potential despot, it’s time to re-examine the myth surrounding the ‘poet’ politician, write Angie Bexley and Maj Nygaard-Christensen.
http://asiapacific.anu.edu.au/newmandala/2014/12/12/from-poet-to-despot-the-changing-face-of-xanana-gusmao/

25 OCTOBER 2014

No good time for Xanana Gusmão to let go

Timor-Leste’s prime minister, Xanana Gusmão, has deferred his decision to step down as his country’s leader until April 2015. He had announced earlier this year that he intended to leave office firstly in September, then in October. He has since said that he wishes to stay on to oversee negotiations with Australia over a resolution to the Timor Sea dispute.
http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2014/10/25/no-good-time-for-xanana-gusmao-to-let-go/

26 AUGUST 2014

Timor-Leste Success

Why It Won’t be the Next Failed State
http://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/141938/agio-pereira/timor-leste-success

23 MAY 2014

Timor-Leste: Lessons of a Failing State?

Despite record international goodwill and generosity, Timor-Leste is a basket case

http://www.asiasentinel.com/society/timor-leste-lessons-failing-state/

1 NOVEMBER 2013

Can East Timor dodge the ‘resource curse’?

Despite oil and gas riches, signs of wealth remain scarce in the impoverished country.

http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2013/10/can-east-timor-dodge-resource-curse-201310211384898341.html

20 FEBRUARY 2013

East Timor risks all in oil dispute

East Timor appears ready to roll the dice in its dispute with Woodside Petroleum over construction of a liquefied natural gas plant. If East Timor’s move backfires, it could potentially spoil its resource sharing agreements in the Timor Sea with Australia, redraw maritime boundaries and cast doubts over the ability of East Timor’s capital city of Dili to keep its word.                                                                                                                            http://thediplomat.com/asean-beat/2013/02/20/east-timor-risks-all-in-oil-dispute/?goback=%2Egde_160896_member_216136614

31 DECEMBER 2012

East Timor: UN ends peacekeeping mission

UN forces have been pulling out since October when East Timorese security forces took over responsibility for maintaining law and order.                                                                                                                                                                                                      http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-20873267                                                                                                           http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2012/12/2012123173256112503.html

17 DECEMBER 2012

ASEAN’s Time to Invest in Timor-Leste

As Brunei assumes ASEAN’s chairmanship for 2013, one major question it faces is Timor-Leste’s bid for membership in the group. Despite some ASEAN members’ previous resistance to Timor-Leste’s entrance, the country’s sustained political and economic development over the last year and a half reflect a maturing nation poised for ascension to ASEAN. Brunei has a genuine opportunity to build ASEAN’s inclusiveness and invest in a nation that will pay dividends in the future.
http://cogitasia.com/asean%E2%80%99s-time-to-invest-in-timor-leste/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+cogitasia%2FZCwV+%28cogitASIA+Posts%29&goback=%2Egde_134242_member_197275829

23 OCTOBER 2012

Timor Leste to take over policing as UN withdraws

UN peacekeepers will hand over full responsibility for policing to Timor Leste next week as they begin withdrawing in earnest from Asia’s youngest nation, a UN official said Tuesday 23.
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_asiapacific/view/1233014/1/.html

16 JULY 2012

Violence erupts in East Timor over new government

Police in East Timor say protesters angry that their party was shut out of the incoming government have thrown stones at officers, burned or destroyed 58 cars and damaged some houses. The protesters are believed to be supporters of the Fretilin party, which finished second to Prime Minister Xanana Gusmao’s party in July 7 parliamentary elections.
http://asiancorrespondent.com/85899/violence-erupts-in-east-timor-over-new-government/

9 JULY 2012

East Timor poll: Xanana Gusmao’s party wins most seats

East Timor’s Prime Minister Xanana Gusmao is set for a new term of coalition government after his party won parliamentary elections – but without an overall majority. http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_asiapacific/view/1212317/1/.html http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-18759085

16 APRIL 2012

Second round of presidential election.

Taur Matan Ruak is elected with 61 % of the votes
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2012/04/2012416233543425697.html

18 MARCH 2012

East Timor’s president fails to make election run-off

East Timor’s President Jose Ramos-Horta on Sunday failed to make the run-off in the country’s presidential election, preliminary poll results indicated. The second-round vote will likely see Francisco Guterres face off against Taur Matan Ruak.
http://www.radioaustralia.net.au/international/2012-03-18/427228
http://www.france24.com/en/20120318-east-timor-president-fails-make-election-run-off-jose-ramos-horta

17 MARCH 2012

East Timor in test vote

East Timor voted Saturday 17 in the country’s second presidential election as a free nation, seen as a key test for a young democracy taking charge of its own security as UN forces prepare to leave http://www.france24.com/en/20120317-east-timor-test-vote-presidential-election-timor-leste

13 MARCH 2012

Race to the top in East Timor

Timorese voters will go to the polls twice this year to elect the nation’s president and parliament for the third time since achieving independence in 2001. The elections, scheduled respectively for March and June, promise to be the most significant to date for Timor Leste, also known as East Timor
http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Southeast_Asia/NC14Ae01.html

6 MARCH 2012

Timor-Leste independence leader dies

Timor-Leste’s first and shortest-serving president Francisco Xavier do Amaral died on Tuesday 6 after a long battle with cancer, a presidential spokesman said. The popular veteran of the nation’s resistance struggle against Indonesia’s brutal 24-year occupation died aged 74 in a hospital in the capital Dili
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_asiapacific/view/1187441/1/.html

4 MARCH 2011

East Timor applies to join Asean

Foreign Minister Zacarias da Costa signed the application on a trip to Indonesia, the country which is currently chairing the 10-nation bloc.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-12644608

3 MARCH 2010

2010: A court in East Timor sentences 24 rebels to up to 16 years in prison for the attempted assassinations of the country’s president and prime minister in 2008.
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia-pacific/2010/03/20103391335435310.html

8 DECEMBER 2009

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

14 JULY 2008

2008: Indonesia is blamed by a joint commission for 1999 violence in East Timor
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia-pacific/2008/07/200871435822219786.html

17 APRIL 2008

2008: After two months in Australia where he has been in hospital after to be wounded in a killing attempt, President Ramos-Horta comes back to East Timor

22 FEBRUARY 2008

2008: United Nations extends East Timor mission for one year
http://english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/1ADADCC9-3CC5-4F83-A911-82315B6E40FE.htm

11 FEBRUARY 2008

East Timor president, and Peace Nobel Prize, Ramos Horta is wounded in an attack led by rebel leader Alfredo Neinabo who died in the action
http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2008/02/11/2159179.htm

12 MAY 2007

Nobel Prize Ramos-Horta wins the first East Timor presidential election since independence with 73 % of votes, while 90% went to vote
http://www.moreorless.au.com/heroes/horta.html

8 JULY 2006

Jose Ramos-Horta is appointed Prime Minister of East Timor by President Xanana Gusmao
http://news.softpedia.com/news/Ramos-Horta-Sworn-In-as-East-Timor-s-New-President-29123.shtml

8 APRIL 2005

Indonesian president Sulilo Bambang Yudhoyono on a two-day visit to East Timor

27 SEPTEMBER 2002

East Timor is admitted to United Nations

21 SEPTEMBER 2001

In East Timor, the first government, led by Mari Alkatiri, leader of Fretilin, is sworn in
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mari_Alkatiri

30 AUGUST 2001

Under United Nations control, first general elections in East-Timor. Fretilin gets 55 of the 88 seats

 

Chinese culture and history

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10 JUNE 2018

‘The week that changed the world’: How China prepared for Nixon

As is the case with China then and now, once the objectives were set, various mechanisms of state power began working to ensure the success of the trip, including the propaganda machine, the security apparatus and efforts to mobilise the masses
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-44399773

20 APRIL 2018

Five ways China’s past has shaped its present

To understand today’s headlines about China’s approach to issues such as trade, foreign policy or internet censorship, turn to its past
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-43714279

11 APRIL 2018

Chinese protests fail to stop ‘illegal’ water vessel sale

 A rare sacred Chinese bronze water vessel made between 2,200 and 3,600 years ago has been sold despite protests by the Chinese government

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-kent-43726526
https://www.thecanterburyauctiongalleries.com/blog/sacred-ancient-chinese-bronze-acquired-from-emperor%E2%80%99s-summer-palace-found-in-kent-seaside-town/

6 APRIL 2018

Anna Chennault, Behind-the-Scenes Force in Washington, Dies at 94

Anna Chennault, a Chinese-born Republican fund-raiser and anti-Communist lobbyist who dabbled in foreign intrigue after the death of her husband, the renowned leader of the Flying Tigers in China and Burma in World War II, died on Friday at her home in Washington. She was 94
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/03/obituaries/anna-chennault-dead.html?smid=fb-share


2 APRIL 2018

Archaeologists confident they have found body of fabled Chinese warlord Cao Cao

Experts at the Henan Provincial Institute of Cultural Heritage and Archaeology recently concluded that the remains of an adult male in his sixties found at a burial site in central China was Cao Cao, the news portal Red Star News reported on Sunday
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/2138951/archaeologists-confident-they-have-found-body-fabled-chinese
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-5554109/Body-fearsome-Chinese-warlord-Cao-Cao-finally-found.html

 21 MARCH 2018

What happened to China’s early Christians and why did the Nestorian doctrine die out?

Arriving in 635 at Changan, the capital of the Tang Empire, Alopen Abraham was granted an audience with Emperor Taizong, who permitted him to propagate his religion and build “temples of the cross” in China
http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/short-reads/article/2138170/what-happened-chinas-early-christians-and-why

15 MARCH 2018

Images of Chinese during World War I in France

A dragon day celebrated by the Chinese in France and Chinese students at the Western Front
https://china-underground.com/2017/09/28/chinese-celebration-world-war-france/

16 FEBRUARY 2018

Chinese New Year explained: the zodiac, animals, traditions, myths, foods and superstitions

Find out everything you ever needed to know about the Lunar New Year in China and Hong Kong as we welcome in the Year of the Dog
http://www.scmp.com/culture/article/2133454/chinese-new-year-explained-food-zodiac-animals-traditions-myths-and

12 DECEMBER 2018

Zhou Youguang: Why Google honours him today

Described as « the father of Pinyin », or Chinese phonetic language, and hailed as the man who simplified Chinese, Zhou Youguang would have been 112 this Saturday
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/01/zhou-youguang-google-honours-today-180112133907283.html

30 DECEMBER 2017

American War Posters: United China Relief

United China Relief, Inc. was an organization chartered in 1941 to raise money for humanitarian aid to China, and to educate Americans about China and its people
https://china-underground.com/2017/12/30/war-posters-united-china-relief/

21 DECEMBER 2017

Declassified: Chinese official said at least 10,000 civilians died in 1989 Tiananmen massacre, documents show

A member of the Chinese State Council estimated that at least 10,000 civilians were killed in the Tiananmen massacre of June 4, 1989, declassified files reveal
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/12/21/declassified-chinese-official-said-least-10000-civilians-died-1989-tiananmen-massacre-documents-show/
http://en.rfi.fr/asia-pacific/20171222-Franco-Chinese%20pair%20missing%20after%20Liu%20Xiaobo%20tribute
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/tiananmen-square-massacre-death-toll-secret-cable-british-ambassador-1989-alan-donald-a8126461.html

3 DECEMBER 2017

The jesuits in China – A Franciscan mission settled in China in the thirteenth century, during the Mongolian Yuan dynasty

https://china-underground.com/2017/12/03/jesuits-in-china/

26 NOVEMBER 2017

The July 751 Battle of Talas

Few people today have even heard of the Battle of Talas River.  Yet this little-known skirmish between the army of Imperial Tang China and the Abbasid Arabs had important consequences, not just for China and Central Asia, but for the entire world

https://www.thoughtco.com/the-battle-of-talas-195186
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Talas

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vPemqOU3n7M

22 NOVEMBER 2017

 Rare 19th century photographs of Shanghai

 Rare 19th century photographs of Shanghai by English photographer William Saunders go on show in London in first public exhibition devoted to his work
http://www.bbc.com/news/in-pictures-37762842?SThisFB

9 NOVEMBER 2017

Historic photos of China by Jack Birns (1947-1949)

Seen through the lens of hindsight, Birns’ photographs give us a sense not only of what China was like more than fifty years ago, but also of why the warfare, weariness, and desperation of the time proved such fertile soil for communist revolution
http://monovisions.com/vintage-historic-photos-of-china-by-jack-birns-1947-1949/

4 NOVEMBER 2017

Hunt for Ming dynasty admiral Zheng He’s lost treasure ship heats up in Indian Ocean

Study off coast of Sri Lanka, where massive vessel that was part of Chinese adventurer’s fleet sank 600 years ago, has delivered ‘positive results’
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/2118421/hunt-ming-dynasty-admiral-zheng-hes-lost-treasure-ship-heats

24 OCTOBER 2017

HKFP History: A brief visual history of the Hong Kong Peak Tram

It has been over 126 years since the Peak Tram opened in Hong Kong though, technically, it is not even a tram but a cable-hauled funicular railway. Below is a brief, visual history of one of the city’s most iconic treasures
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2015/11/13/hkfp-history-a-brief-visual-history-of-the-peak-tram/

20 SEPTEMBER 2017

Hoover Acquires The Personal Papers Of General Bai Chongxi, A Prominent Military Leader In Republican China

 The personal papers of Bai Chongxi include official files at different stage of his military and political careers, correspondence between Bai and important Nationalist Chinese government officials, family letters and correspondence, personal diaries and documentaries recording his family activities, an inspection tour he took to Taiwan in the spring of 1947
http://www.hoover.org/news/hoover-acquires-personal-papers-general-bai-chongxi-prominent-military-leader-republican-china

5 AUGUST 2017

How Mao and Khrushchev fought over China-India border dispute

Following is a transcript of a meeting attended by Khrushchev, Mao Zedong (毛澤東), M.A. Suslov, A.A. Gromyko, Liu Shaoqi (劉少奇), Zhou Enlai (周恩來), Lin Biao (林彪), Peng Zhen (彭真), Chen Yi and Wan Xia Sang
http://www.scmp.com/week-asia/geopolitics/article/2105501/how-mao-and-khrushchev-fought-over-china-india-border-dispute

24 JULY 2017

Saving Harbin: Chinese city struggles to preserve Russian legacy

The city of Harbin, founded by colonialists during the height of the Russian empire, has a very distinct Tsarist character
http://www.aljazeera.com/video/news/2017/07/saving-harbin-chinese-city-struggles-preserve-russian-legacy-170724092530834.html

28 JUNE 2917

The last Hong Kong governor: Chris Patten on 20 years after the handover – video

Chris Patten, Hong Kong’s last governor, handed the former colony back to China on 1 July 1997 to be ruled with a degree of autonomy under a system called “one country, two systems”. Here he reflects on leaving Hong Kong and what the game plan should be going forward
https://www.theguardian.com/global/video/2017/jun/28/chris-patten-the-last-governor-of-hong-kong-video-interview
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/06/28/hong-kong-handover-anniversary-chris-patten-britain-did-not/

16 JUNE 2017

Scapegoats or traitors? The tale of the British radio propagandists in wartime Shanghai who were convicted in Hong Kong

Seventy years ago, two broadcasters for a German radio station were found guilty of assisting the enemy. Collaboration was rife, so why were these Britons singled out while so many others went unpunished?http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/long-reads/article/2098418/scapegoats-or-traitors-tale-british-radio
http://www.historynet.com/book-review-secret-war-in-shanghai-by-bernard-wasserstein-ww2.htm

8 JUNE 2017

Echoes of 1950s persecution in China’s crackdown on liberal voices

On the 60th anniversary of the start of former Chinese leader Mao Zedong’s campaign against intellectuals that saw some half a million people persecuted by the Communist Party, some present-day scholars say there is again growing pressure from the authorities to silence liberal voices
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2097521/echoes-1950s-persecution-chinas-crackdown-liberal

28 MAY 2017

160 years on, apology for a racist tax on Chinese in Australia

The Chinese community in ­Australia has applauded an apology by the government of Victoria for a racist tax levied on immigrants more than a century ago, calling it a step towards eliminating the discrimination that continues to this day
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/2096026/160-years-apology-racist-tax-chinese-australia

22 MAY 2017

The secret agents who spied on the US for China

Behind the warming relations between the world’s two leading economies, a hidden and often brutal war continues for valuable intelligence about military technology and other classified information
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2095195/secret-agents-who-spied-us-china

16 APRIL 2017

Chinese experts name 10 most amazing archaeological sites

Chinese archaeologists worked at more than 2,000 sites in 2016, and experts have selected the 10 best ones
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/chinese-experts-name-10-most-amazing-archaeological-sites

4 APRIL 2017

Meet the Gurkhas, fearsome fighters with a 200-year history

A former serviceman in Hong Kong explains what binds him and his fellow Nepalese to a proud military tradition
http://www.atimes.com/article/meet-gurkhas-fearsome-fighters-200-year-history/

20 MARCH 2017

Sunken treasure discovered in SW China

After more than 10,000 items of gold and silver were recovered from the bottom of Minjiang River in Sichuan Province, archeo

logists confirmed Monday the tale of Zhang Xianzhong and his sunken treasure, dating back to the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644)
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/chinafocus/2017-03/20/content_15588670.html

13 MARCH 2017

Hong Kong documentary uncovers lost history

They are called Hong Kong’s darkest days, but there’s little evidence the 1967 riots ever took place
http://www.aljazeera.com/video/news/2017/03/hong-kong-documentary-uncovers-lost-history-170313051008305.html

8 FEBRUARY 2017

Tomb of ancient general and princess discovered in China

Archaeologists have discovered the tomb of an ancient Chinese general and his princess who were buried 1,500 years ago with more than 100 mysterious figurines
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/02/08/tomb-ancient-general-princess-discovered-china/

7 JANUARY 2017

Struggle to get documentary on Hong Kong’s 1967 riots on screen

Film, including story of plan to import lethal weapons into British colony, held up by lack of funding, scant archives, and harassment
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2060228/struggle-get-documentary-hong-kongs-1967-riots-screen

4 JANUARY 2017

260,000 Chiang Kai-shek papers to go public

More than 260,000 documents related to Chiang Kai-shek will be made available to the public online later this year, Wu Mi-cha, Curator of Taiwan’s Academia Historica, said on Tuesday afternoon
http://www.atimes.com/article/260000-chiang-kai-shek-documents-made-public/

In her series Modern Girl, artist Dina Goldstein updates 1930s Chinese adverts to lampoon our quest for the perfect lifestyle

According to Ms Goldstein, her « Modern Girl gallery » is inspired by Chinese tradition and the evolution of international commercialism. With a photographic/design sleight-of-hand (and in a tongue-in-cheek manner), she reworks the iconic advertising posters of 1930s Shanghai, China
https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/gallery/2016/nov/17/dina-goldstein-modern-girl-chinese-pinups-in-pictures
http://thetravelphotographer.blogspot.fr/2016/11/dina-goldstein-modern-girl.html

16 DECEMBER 2016

The Battle of Hong Kong through the eyes of people who lived through it

There was little festive cheer 75 years ago, as the Battle of Hong Kong raged to a bloody conclusion. Some of the people who lived through the invasion recall how they suddenly found themselves in a war zone
http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/long-reads/article/2054842/battle-hong-kong-through-eyes-people-who-lived

12 DECEMBER 2016

Chinese archaeologists begin excavation of mysterious 2,600-year-old city that was wiped out by floods

Bairen, located in central China, dates back more than 2,600 years to China’s Spring and Autumn period. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4025054/Chinese-archaeologists-begin-excavation-mysterious-2-600-year-old-city-wiped-floods.html#ixzz4TSC6zXz7

20 NOVEMBER 2016

Culture Insider: How did the ancient Chinese keep food warm in winter?

According to historical records and archaeological discoveries, ancient Chinese people were using their own methods of heat preservation as early as the Shang and Zhou dynasties
http://news.asiaone.com/news/lifestyle/culture-insider-how-did-ancient-chinese-keep-food-warm-winter

Lamu archipelago last Chinese

It is said that some of Admiral Zheng He’s sailors were shipwrecked on this island off the Kenyan coast centuries ago. Meet 6 residents of the Lamu archipelago believed to be the last descendants of those Chinese sailors
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/tv//the-maritime-silk-road/lamu-s-last-chinese/3270974.html

Hong Kong scenes shot by an early 20th century tourist
http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/short-reads/article/2044791/old-hong-kong-pictures?utm_source&utm_medium&utm_campaign=SCMPSocialNewsfeed

Myanmar home policy & society

10 JUNE 2018

Myanmar lawyer Kyaw Hla Aung wins $1.1 million Aurora humanitarian prize

A lawyer from Myanmar who has worked to promote the rights of the country’s persecuted Rohingya minority has been awarded the $1.1-million Aurora Prize for humanitarianism
http://www.thestateless.com/2018/06/1-1-million-aurora-prize-for-awakening-humanity-awarded.html
https://auroraprize.com/en/aurora/article/multimedia/11015/u-kyaw-hla-aung-modern-day-hero
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8kBg3OFfdY

2 MAY 2018

Burma’s ‘forgotten’ war

The fighting in Burma’s northern borderlands is one of the world’s longest-running civil wars, with the powerful Kachin Independence Army (KIA) rebel group and Burma’s army locked in conflict since the 1960s. Despite making it a flagship of her election campaign, a national peace process led by de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi has stalled
https://asiancorrespondent.com/2018/05/burmas-forgotten-war/#4m5MBiEx6Z6OBfks.97

 29 APRIL 2018

Myanmar policeman who testified Reuters reporters were framed sentenced to prison

A police officer who testified that police framed two Reuters reporters has been sentenced to an undisclosed prison term for violating Myanmar’s Police Disciplinary Act, a police spokesman told Reuters on Sunday (April 29), without elaborating
https://www.straitstimes.com/asia/se-asia/myanmar-policeman-who-testified-reuters-reporters-were-framed-sentenced-to-prison

17 APRIL 2018

Burma frees 8,500 prisoners in holiday amnesty

Burma announced the release of 8,500 prisoners in a mass pardoning on Tuesday, including dozens of political prisoners and two Christian pastors from an ethnic minority
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/04/17/burma-frees-8500-prisoners-holiday-amnesty/
https://asiancorrespondent.com/2018/04/burma-new-president-releases-over-8000-prisoners-in-new-year-amnesty/#mmHW4tpldAyG7pbu.97

11 APRIL 2018

Seven Myanmar soldiers jailed with hard labour for massacre of Rohingya civilians

Seven Myanmar soldiers have been sentenced to jail with hard labour for their part in the extrajudicial killings of 10 Rohingya Muslim men last year
http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/southeast-asia/article/2141171/seven-myanmar-soldiers-sentenced-10-years-rohingya-massacre
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/apr/10/myanmar-rohingya-muslims-massacre-burma-soldiers-sentenced-jailed

30 MARCH 2018

Myanmar president pledges to amend army-scripted constitution

Myanmar’s new president promised to amend the country’s army-written constitution in an inaugural speech Friday, challenging a charter that bans Aung San Suu Kyi from top office and gives the military major powers
https://www.sbs.com.au/news/myanmar-president-pledges-to-amend-army-scripted-constitution
https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/myanmar-president-pledges-to-amend-army-scripted-constitution-10090378
https://www.irrawaddy.com/news/burma/u-win-myint-myanmars-likely-new-president.html

28 MARCH 2018

Aung San Suu Kyi loyalist Win Myint elected Myanmar president

The Union Parliament on Wednesday elected former Lower House Speaker U Win Myint the country’s 10th president after U Htin Kyaw left the post last week citing the need to rest
https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/myanmar-president-win-myint-aung-san-suu-kyi-ally-10083324
https://www.irrawaddy.com/news/burma/parliament-elects-ex-house-speaker-myanmars-next-president.html
https://www.chinadailyasia.com/articles/22/67/11/1522249345942.html

21 MARCH 2018

Myanmar’s President Htin Kyaw resigns ‘to take rest from duties’

Myanmar’s civilian President, Htin Kyaw, resigns with immediate effect « in order to take rest from the current duties and responsibilities », and is likely to be replaced by Win Myint, a Suu Kyi loyalist
http://www.radioaustralia.net.au/international/2018-03-21/myanmars-president-htin-kyaw-resigns-to-take-rest-from-duties/1744174
https://frontiermyanmar.net/en/president-u-htin-kyaw-resigns-u-win-myint-tipped-as-replacement
http://www.dw.com/en/myanmar-president-htin-kyaw-resigns/a-43058749

8 MARCH 2018

US Holocaust Museum strips rights award from Myanmar’s Suu Kyi

The US Holocaust Memorial Museum says it is rescinding the award due to Aung San Suu Kyi’s inaction over what it called « mounting evidence of genocide » committed by the Myanmar military against civilians from the Rohingya minority
https://www.trtworld.com/americas/us-holocaust-museum-strips-rights-award-from-myanmar-s-suu-kyi-15763
https://asiancorrespondent.com/2018/03/us-holocaust-museum-strips-aung-san-suu-kyi-of-human-rights-award/#o2WtaELgwXw1MY8u.97
http://www.latimes.com/world/la-fg-holocaust-museum-suu-kyi-20180308-story.html

23 FEBRUARY 2018

Myanmar bulldozing Rohingya villages to destroy its ‘crime scenes’

New satellite imagery shows that the government of Myanmar is bulldozing more than dozens of already-burned-out Rohingya Muslim villages in the west of the country in an attempt to destroy evidence of violence committed by the military, rights groups say
https://www.trtworld.com/asia/myanmar-bulldozes-rohingya-villages-after-cleansing-campaign-15428
http://www.presstv.com/Detail/2018/02/23/553332/Myanmar-bulldozing-Rohingya-villages-crimes-scenes
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/02/23/burmese-government-bulldoze-scores-rohingya-villages/

13 FEBRUARY 2018

Myanmar signs ceasefire with two rebel groups amid decades of conflict

Two ethnic armed groups in Myanmar signed a ceasefire with the government on Tuesday, as leader Aung San Suu Kyi seeks to revive a stuttering peace process to end decades of conflict
http://www.radio.gov.pk/13-02-2018/myanmar-signs-ceasefire-with-two-rebel-groups-amid-decades-of-conflict
https://frontiermyanmar.net/en/nmsp-ldu-formally-sign-nationwide-ceasefire-agreement
https://www.irrawaddy.com/news/burma/analysis-win-peace-commission-mon-lahu-groups-sign-nca.html
http://www.mizzima.com/news-domestic/anc-not-certain-sign-nca-says-nai-han-thar

17 JANUARY 2018

Seven ethnic Rakhine Buddhists killed as Myanmar police fire on riot

Myanmar police opened fire on a crowd of ethnic Rakhine Buddhists as they tried to seize a government office, in unrest that left seven dead in a state already scored by violence and bitter divisions
http://www.mizzima.com/news-domestic/seven-ethnic-rakhine-killed-myanmar-police-fire-riot
http://gulfnews.com/news/asia/rohingya/myanmar-police-shoot-dead-seven-protesters-in-troubled-rakhine-1.2158943

10 JANUARY 2018

Myanmar court charges Reuters journalists under Official Secrets Act

Journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo have been charged with violating the Official Secrets Act, after almost a month behind bars. They were reporting on the persecution of Rohingya in Rakhine state
http://www.dw.com/en/myanmar-court-charges-reuters-journalists-under-official-secrets-act/a-42089691
http://www.dw.com/en/myanmar-police-charge-reuters-journalists/av-42094207
http://www.euronews.com/2018/01/10/reuters-journalists-charged
https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20180110_39/

29 DECEMBER 2017

Myanmar frees journalists after two months in prison for filming with drone

Two journalists and their two local staff have been released from a Myanmar prison, two months after their arrest for allegedly flying a drone over the parliament
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-12-29/myanmar-releases-journalists-and-staff-arrested-over-drone/9292710?section=world
https://www.trtworld.com/asia/myanmar-releases-trt-world-journalists-and-fixer-arrested-over-drone-13726

Aung San Suu Kyi has Freedom of Dublin award revoked

Dublin councillors have voted to revoke an award given to Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi to protest her handling of violence against Rohingya Muslims in her country, Irish media reported
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/dec/14/aung-san-suu-kyi-has-freedom-of-dublin-award-revoked
https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/councillors-vote-to-revoke-aung-san-suu-kyis-freedom-of-dublin-36406369.html

13 DECEMBER 2017

2 journalists, including Reuters reporter, arrested in Yangon

Two reporters, including a correspondent from the Yangon bureau of the Reuters news service, were arrested on the northern outskirts of the commercial capital last night and will face charges under Myanmar’s colonial-era Official Secrets Act
https://frontiermyanmar.net/en/2-journalists-including-reuters-reporter-arrested-in-yangon
http://www.elevenmyanmar.com/local/12776
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-42335097

24 SEPTEMBER 2017

 Myanmar: How the military still controls the country, not Aung San Suu Kyi

In the debate over whether Aung San Suu Kyi should do more to stop the violence in Myanmar, it’s often pointed out that she has limited power to intervene — the « de facto leader » has widespread support, but the army still rules the joint, writes Liam Cochrane
http://www.radioaustralia.net.au/international/2017-09-24/myanmar-how-the-military-still-controls-the-country-not-aung-san-suu-kyi/1703974

9 SEPTEMBER 2017

Rohingya exodus to Bangladesh nears 300,000: UN

Nearly 300,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled Myanmar’s Rakhine state into Bangladesh in the 15 days since new violence erupted, the United Nations said Saturday (Sep 9)
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/world/rohingya-exodus-to-bangladesh-nears-300-000-un-9200758
http://www.euronews.com/2017/09/09/red-cross-says-a-humanitarian-crisis-is-looming-for-the-rohingya

6 SEPTEMBER 2917

Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi denounces ‘terrorists’, silent on Rohingya exodus

Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi has blamed « terrorists » for « a huge iceberg of misinformation » on the violence in Rakhine state, but made no mention of the nearly 125,000 Rohingya Muslims who have recently fled over the border to Bangladesh
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-09-06/myanmar-suu-kyi-denounces-terrorists-silent-on-rohingya/8878652?section=world
http://www.kansas.com/news/nation-world/article171421672.html
http://www.aljazeera.com/video/news/2017/09/suu-kyis-silence-rohingya-crisis-explained-170906150029941.html
http://gulfnews.com/news/asia/revoke-nobel-peace-prize-of-myanmar-leader-petition-1.2086138

2 SEPTEMBER 2017

The Rohingya in Myanmar: what you need to know

What makes Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims one of the most persecuted communities in the world? What is the conflict between the majority Buddhists and the minority Rohingya all about, and what should be done to resolve it?
http://www.dw.com/en/the-rohingya-in-myanmar-what-you-need-to-know/a-40340067

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/0/rohingya-muslims/

2 SEPTEMBER 2017

Over 2,600 homes burned in Rohingya-majority Rakhine: Myanmar

The Myanmar government says over 2,600 houses have been burned down over the past week in the Rohingya-majority areas of the country’s northwest, which have been the scene of one of the deadliest outbreaks of violence against the persecuted Muslim community in decades
http://www.presstv.ir/Detail/2017/09/02/533772/Myanmar-Rakhine-Rohingya-Muslims-Arakan-Rohingya-Salvation-Army-ARSA-Bangladesh-UNHCR

Myanmar troops open fire on civilians fleeing attacks

Myanmar soldiers opened fire on fleeing Rohingya civilians – mostly women and children – as they attempted to cross the border into Bangladesh and escape surging violence
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/08/myanmar-violence-traps-rohingya-bangladesh-border-170826101215439.html
http://www.dw.com/en/myanmar-troops-open-fire-on-rohingya-villagers/a-40248799
http://www.presstv.ir/Detail/2017/08/26/533025/Myanmar-violence-Rohingya

25 AUGUST 2017

Rohingya insurgent attack leaves 71 dead

Ethnic Rohingya militants in western Myanmar launched overnight attacks on more than two dozen police and border outposts, leaving 71 people dead, the government said Friday, in a significant escalation of their armed struggle
http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/A/AS_MYANMAR_ATTACKS?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2017-08-25-09-14-16

18 APRIL 2017

Myanmar publisher who criticised establishment is found stabbed to death

A Myanmar publisher whose magazine has criticised the military, political and business establishment was found stabbed to death in his office at the weekend, police said on Tuesday
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/myanmar-publisher-who-criticised-establishment-is-found-stabbed/3687830.html

2 APRIL 2017

Suu Kyi’s party wins string of seats in by-elections but is rejected by Myanmar’s minorities

Aung San Suu Kyi’s one-year-old government won a string of seats in Myanmar by-elections on Sunday but was bruised by losses in ethnic minority areas
http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/southeast-asia/article/2084194/suu-kyis-party-wins-string-seats-elections-rejected
https://www.irrawaddy.com/news/burma/127740.html

1 APRIL 2017

Myanmar goes to polls for by-elections, in first vote since Suu Kyi swept to power

Myanmar goes to the polls on Saturday for the first time since Aung San Suu Kyi’s party swept to power a year ago, in an early indication of views on her leadership amid increased fighting with armed ethnic groups and slower economic growth
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/myanmar-goes-to-polls-for-by-elections-in-first-vote-since-suu/3643878.html
http://www.euronews.com/2017/04/01/myanmar-by-election-seen-as-test-for-aung-san-suu-kyi

30 MARCH 2017

Myanmar – A year of democracy

 A year ago, Aung San Suu Kyi’s party took over the reins of the country as Myanmar’s first elected government in half a century. Things haven’t turned for the better for everyone since then. Verena Hölzl reports
http://www.dw.com/en/myanmar-a-year-of-democracy/a-38210040

6 FEBRUARY 2017

30 dead as intense fighting breaks out in Myanmar-China border town

At least 30 people were killed Monday in a day of intense fighting in a town on Myanmar’s border with China, authorities said, after rebels dressed in police uniforms launched a surprise raid
http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/southeast-asia/article/2076489/30-dead-intense-fighting-breaks-out-myanmar-china-border
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-39182713

4 FEBRUARY 2017

Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi vows to investigate crimes against Rohingya Muslims

Myanmar’s leader Aung San Suu Kyi has promised to investigate UN allegations of atrocities against Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine State
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-02-04/myanmars-suu-kyi-vows-to-investigate-crimes-against-rohingya/8241036?section=world

29 JANUARY 2017

Suu Kyi Muslim political advisor Ko Ni shot and killed at Yangon airport in Myanmar

A gunman has killed a legal adviser for Myanmar’s ruling National League for Democracy, shooting the lawyer in the head at close range as he walked out of the Yangon Airport
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-01-30/prominent-myanmar-suu-kyi-ally-assassinated/8221980?section=world
http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/southeast-asia/article/2066370/prominent-muslim-lawyer-gunned-down-yangons-international

11 JANUARY 2017

Burma: Fresh fears for freedom of speech under Aung San Suu Kyi’s administration

Given the dozens of people who have been charged or jailed under the new administration for supposed online defamation of the regime, it appears those expectations may have been misplaced
https://asiancorrespondent.com/2017/01/burma-fresh-fears-freedom-speech-aung-san-suu-kyis-administration/

8 JANUARY 2017

Buddhist hardliners stop Myanmar Muslim ceremony

Hardline Buddhist nationalists stopped a Muslim religious ceremony in Yangon on Sunday, witnesses and organisers said, as Islamophobic tensions boil over amid a bloody military campaign against Rohingya in northern Rakhine state
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/buddhist-hardliners-stop-myanmar-muslim-ceremony/3422998.html

 

On 10 June in South Asian history

ON 10 JUNE IN SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on June 10, 2018

1960: Birth of Balakrishna Nandamuri, Indian actor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nandamuri_Balakrishna

2007: Afghanistan president Hamid Karzai escapes a murder attempt
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/6738201.stm

2008: War in Afghanistan: An airstrike by the United States results in the deaths of eleven paramilitary troops of the Pakistan Army Frontier Corps and eight Taliban fighters in Pakistan’s tribal areas

2014: Death of Keshav Malik, Indian poet and critic, born on November 5, 1924
http://indianexpress.com/article/cities/delhi/last-word-2/
https://openspaceartforumindia.wordpress.com/2014/07/01/keshav-malik-1924-2014-by-johnny-ml/

2015 : Indian parachute commandos in helicopters cross over the border into Myanmar to strike separatist bases in retaliation against an ambush in Manipur state last week that left 18 Indian soldiers dead, officials said
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2015/06/india-crosses-myanmar-attack-rebel-bases-150610091416863.html

On 10 June in Southeast Asian history

Son-Sen

ON 10 JUNE IN SOUTHEAST ASIAN HISTORY

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1776: Death of Hsinbyushin, Burmese king, born on November 28, 1736
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hsinbyushin
https://www.facebook.com/MadMonarchs/posts/522768891119236

1945: Australian Imperial Forces land in Brunei Bay to liberate Brunei


http://www.navy.gov.au/history/feature-histories/borneo-1945-amphibious-success-story
https://www.awm.gov.au/journal/j37/borneo.asp

1946: Chinese troops complete their withdrawal from Hanoi

1969: In South Vietnam, the National Liberation Front announces the formation of a Provisional Revolutionary government of South Vietnam
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Provisional_Revolutionary_Government_of_the_Republic_of_South_Vietnam
https://facultystaff.richmond.edu/~ebolt/history398/PRG(1969-1975)TVT.html
http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00472337085390111?journalCode=rjoc20

1990: Birth of Valeen Montenegro, Filipina actress
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valeen_Montenegro

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LdysuZghS2c

1997: Khmer Rouge leader Pol Pot orders the killing of Son Sen and 13 members of his familly before fleeing his northern stronghold
http://www.nytimes.com/1997/06/14/world/khmer-rouge-said-to-execute-a-top-aide-on-pol-pot-s-order.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Son_Sen

Son-Sen

2011: The Philippine government decides to refer to the waters west of the country as “West Philippine Sea” after China issued a stern warning calling on its neighbors to “stop searching the possibility of exploiting resources” in the contested region without its permission

2015 : Indian parachute commandos in helicopters cross over the border into Myanmar to strike separatist bases in retaliation against an ambush in Manipur state last week that left 18 Indian soldiers dead, officials said
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2015/06/india-crosses-myanmar-attack-rebel-bases-150610091416863.html

2015 : Myanmar’s opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi arrives in Beijing to meet with Chinese leaders, on a trip that will further underline the Nobel laureate’s apparent transition from human rights defender to pragmatic politician
http://edition.cnn.com/2015/06/10/asia/myanmar-china-suu-kyi-visit/index.html http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-33064192
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-33064192

On 10 June in Japan’s history

ON 10 JUNE IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

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671: Emperor Tenji of Japan introduces a water clock (clepsydra) called Rokoku. The instrument, which measure time and indicates hours, is placed in the capital of Ōtsu
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Water_clock

867: Birth of Emperor Uda of Japan, who died on September 3, 931
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Uda

1563: Death of Ikeda Nagamasa, samourai commander, born in 1519
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ikeda_Nagamasa

1592: The Japanese division which started to invade Korea in April had been joined by eight more, and they are knocking down the doors of King Seonjo’s palace in Seoul. (The king had already fled north to Pyongyang) Thus began the seven-year-long Imjin War
http://prkorea.com/yisunsin/imjin.htm
https://www.strategypage.com/bookreviews/325.asp

1889: Birth of Sessue Hayakawa, Japanese actor, producer and filmmaker
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0370564/bio
http://goldsea.com/Personalities/Hayakawas/hayakawas.html

1907: France and Japan sign an agreement to maintain the independence and integrity of China, equality for all nations in trading with China, and the status quo in the Far East

1936: Death of Tsuchida Bakusen, Japanese painter, born on February 9, 1887
http://www.artelino.com/articles/bakusen_tsuchida.asp
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tsuchida_Bakusen
https://www.google.fr/search?q=Tsuchida+Bakusen&hl=fr&rlz=1G1ACAW_FRFR414&tbm=isch&prmd=imvnso&source=lnms&ei=ACHTT7CsMYm6hAf7i4nUAw&sa=X&oi=mode_link&ct=mode&cd=2&ved=0CBAQ_AUoAQ&biw=1441&bih=656

1945: Australian Imperial Forces land in Brunei Bay to liberate Brunei


http://www.navy.gov.au/history/feature-histories/borneo-1945-amphibious-success-story
https://www.awm.gov.au/journal/j37/borneo.asp

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0cFKYdDifTo

1977: Birth of Takako Matsu, Japanese singer and actress
http://yummycelebrities.com/2005/09/14/takako-matsu/

1989: Birth of Ryuya Wakaba, Japanese actor
http://wiki.d-addicts.com/Wakaba_Ryuya

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XR8sdUrdY-U

1992: Death of Hachidai Nakamura, Japanese jazzman, born on January 20, 1931
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1217393/

 

On 10 June in Chinese history, Hong Kong and Taiwan

ON 10 JUNE IN CHINESE HISTORY, HONG KONG AND TAIWAN

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223: Death of Liu Bei, Chinese emperor of Shu Han state during the Three Kingdoms, born in 161
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liu_Bei
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/5227.html

1786: A landslide dam on the Dadu River created by an earthquake ten days earlier collapses, killing 100,000 in the Sichuan province of China

1904: Birth of Lin Huiyin, Chinese female architect and writer, who died on April 1, 1955
http://china.org.cn/english/NM-e/98587.htm
http://architectuul.com/architect/lin-huiyin

1907: Start of the Beijing-Paris car race
http://www.unmuseum.org/autorace.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peking_to_Paris

1907: France and Japan sign an agreement to maintain the independence and integrity of China, equality for all nations in trading with China, and the status quo in the Far East

1927: Birth of Lin Yang-kang, Taiwanese politician, vice-Premier (1984-1987) who died on April 13, 2013
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lin_Yang-kang

1946: Chinese troops complete their withdrawal from Hanoi

1950: Zhu Feng, Chinese communist Mata Hari in Taiwan, who so successful at espionage that she served as the conduit to transmit the island’s defense strategy from Taiwan’s Vice Minister of Defense to the People’s Liberation Army, is shot by a firing squad
http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/622506.shtml
http://www.asiasentinel.com/politics/chinas-mata-hari-2/

1050-06-10 Zhu Feng executed

1956: The People’s Daily publishes a lecture, delivered on May 26 by Lu Ting-yi (Lu Dingyi) director of the propaganda director, Launching the 100 Fowers Movement in China
http://alphahistory.com/chineserevolution/lu-dingyi-hundred-flowers-1956/

1962: Birth of Wong Ka-kui, Hong Kong musician, who died on June 30, 1993
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wong_Ka_Kui
http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/793879.shtml

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9AHLyTiNkJI

1971: The White House announces the end of its 21-year embargo on trade with China
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/inatl/longterm/flash/june/china71.htm

1994: By a new test, China breaks the moratorium on nuclear tests
http://articles.latimes.com/1994-06-11/news/mn-2812_1_comprehensive-nuclear-test

2017: Acclaimed Taiwanese director Chi Po-lin, 52, dies in a helicopter crash while filming the sequel of award-winning environmental documentary Beyond Beauty: Taiwan from Above
http://focustaiwan.tw/news/asoc/201706100018.aspx
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/06/10/tremendous-loss-taiwan-acclaimed-director-believed-killed-helicopter-crash-assignment/