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On 26 July in Asian history

1945-07-26 Potsdam

ON 26 JULY IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on July 26, 2018

342: Death of Jin Chengdi, Chinese emperor, born in 321
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Cheng_of_Jin

636: Death of Empress Zhangsun, wife of Emperor Taizong, born in 601
http://www.clearharmony.net/articles/a111280-Zhangsun-the-Caring-Tolerant-and-Wise-Empress.html#.W1lkpfZuI2w
http://www.womenofchina.cn/womenofchina/html1/people/history/7/4171-1.htm

1380: Death of Japanese emperor Komyo (1336-1348),  born on January 11, 1322
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Komyo_of_Japan

1509: The Emperor Krishnadeva Raya ascends to the throne, marking the beginning of the regeneration of the Vijayanagara Empire
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Krishnadevaraya

1611: Death of Horio Yoshiharu, Japanese warlord, born in 1542
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horio_Yoshiharu

1645: Peasant rebel leader Li Zicheng is killed in Jiugongshan
http://people.chinesecio.com/en/article/2009-11/03/content_80621.htm
http://wiki.samurai-archives.com/index.php?title=Li_Zicheng
http://www.foreignercn.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=4463:jiugong-mountain&catid=66:travel-in-hubei&Itemid=136

1844 : Birth of Deodato Arellano, a propagandist and the first president of the Philippine independance organization Katipunan
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/1565/today-in-philippine-history-july-26-1844-deodato-arellano-was-born-in-bulacan-bulacan
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deodato_Arellano


1865: Birth of Rajanikanta Sen, Indian poet and composer who died on September 13, 1910
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rajanikanta_Sen

1874: Birth of Shahu I (also known as Rajarshi Shahu or Chhatrapati Shahu Maharaj), Raja (1894-1900) and first Maharaja (1900-1922) of the Indian princely state of Kolhapur, famous as social reformer, who died on May 6, 1922.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shahaji_II
http://www.iloveindia.com/indian-heroes/shahu-chhatrapati.html


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

1879: Birth of Shunroku Hata, Japanese field marshal who died on May 10, 1962
http://ww2db.com/person_bio.php?person_id=677

1897: During the Anglo-Afghan War, The Pashtun fakir Saidullah leads an army of more than 10,000 to begin a siege of the British garrison in the Malakand Agency of the North West Frontier Province of India
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siege_of_Malakand

1926: Philippines government asks USA for a plebiscite on independence

1928: Birth of Ibn-e-Safi (Asrar Ahmad), Pakistani fiction writer and Urdu poet, who died on July 26, 1980
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ibn-e-Safi

1939: Birth of Jun Henmi, Japanese author and poet who died on September 21, 2011
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jun_Henmi

1941: In response to the Japanese occupation of French Indo-China, US President Franklin D. Roosevelt orders the seizure of all Japanese assets in the United States and embargo on oil-export to Japan
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/united-states-freezes-japanese-assets

1945: Potsdam Declaration (USA, China, Great-Britain) defining terms for Japanese surrender
 
http://www.ndl.go.jp/constitution/e/etc/c06.html

1945-07-26 Potsdam

1945: The US Navy cruiser Indianapolis arrives at Tinian with the warhead for the Hiroshima atomic bomb

1947: Conference of the Commonwealth at Canberra working on treaty of peace with Japan

1949: Birth of Thaksin Shinawatra, former Prime Minister of Thailand (2001-2006)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thaksin_Shinawatra
http://www.thefamouspeople.com/profiles/thaksin-shinawatra-6873.php

1953: Soldiers from the 2nd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment repel a number of Chinese assaults against a key position known as The Hook during the Battle of the Samichon River, just hours before the Armistice Agreement is signed, ending the Korean War


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_the_Samichon_River
http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/world/australia/2rar.htm
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2nd_Battalion,_Royal_Australian_Regiment


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOA_4mqT_0M

1954: Visit of South Korean president Syngman Rhee to USA where he calls for powerful action against Communism

1955: Birth of Asif Ali Zardari, Pakistani politician, 11th president of Pakistan from 2008 to 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-16066406

http://zeenews.india.com/exclusive/profile-asif-ali-zardari_6300.html

1957: Birth of Yuen Biao, Hong Kong actor and martial artist
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0950707/bio

1961: Birth of Keiko Matsui, Japanese musician and composer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keiko_Matsui

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

1963: The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development votes to admit Japan

1965: Independence of the Maldives (from Great-Britain)
http://maldives.tourism-srilanka.com/festivals/independence-day.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pcxxoh0achc&feature=related

1968: South Vietnamese opposition leader Truong Dinh Dzu is sentenced to five years hard labor for advocating the formation of a coalition government as a way to move toward an end to the war
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/south-vietnamese-opposition-leader-tried-and-sentenced
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Truong_Dinh_Dzu

1972: South Vietnamese troops rise flag over Quang Tri
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/south-vietnamese-troops-raise-flag-over-quang-tri

1980: Birth of Lee Dong-gun, South Korean actor
http://wiki.d-addicts.com/Lee_Dong_Gun

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_54OLPHBJ8

1980: Death of Ibn-e-Safi, Pakistani fiction writer and Urdu poet; born on July 26, 1928
http://www.ibnesafi.info/

1985: Birth of Zhou Bichang, Chinese singer-songwriter and actress
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2172979/bio

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rbOBGZK8cH0

1988: Tun Tin becomes Myanmar’s Prime Minister, replacing Maung Maung Kha
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maung_Maung_Kha

1988: Death of Fazlur Rahman, Pakistani scholar, born on September 21, 1919
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fazlur_Rahman
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/fr/531762/posts

1998: General elections in Cambodia. 67 seats for the Cambodian People’s Party of Hun Sen, 43 for the FUNCINPEC of Norodom Ranariddh, and 15 for Sam Rainsy Party
http://sophal.faithweb.com/CAMBODIA/1998-2.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cambodian_general_election,_1998

1999: Kargil conflict officially comes to an end. Indian Army announces complete eviction of Pakistani intruders


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kargil_Vijay_Diwas
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/july-26th-1999-kargil-war-ends


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3rCOmVwv4tU

2001: Hamzah Haz is elected vice-president of Indonesia by 340 votes vis 237 to Akbar Tanjung
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/1457865.stm

2002: Hutomo (Tommy) Mandala Putra Suharto, son of former president Suharto, is condemned to 15 years in prison for having finance the killing of a juge
http://edition.cnn.com/2002/WORLD/asiapcf/southeast/08/01/indonesia.tommy/index.html

2003: In the Philippines, mutiny of members of the armed forces who entrench in a mall. They surrender the following day
http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Southeast_Asia/EG29Ae09.html

2005: Mumbai, in India receives 99.5cm of rain (39.17 inches) within 24 hours, bringing the city to a halt for over 2 days
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2005_Maharashtra_floods

2008: 56 people are killed and over 200 people are injured in 21 bomb blasts in Ahmedabad bombing in India
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2008_Ahmedabad_bombings

2009: Ma Ying-jeou is elected chairman of the Kuomintang https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kuomintang_chairmanship_election,_2009

2010: Afghan President Hamid Karzai says a NATO rocket attack in southern Afghanistan has killed 52 civilians, including women and children
http://www1.voanews.com/english/news/asia/Afghan-Officials-Rocket-Attack-Kills-45-Civilians-99233909.html

2010: Pakistani officials react angrily to the publication of a trove of secret U.S. military documents that suggested Pakistan’s spy agency collaborated with the Taliban, and they said the United States is using Pakistan as a scapegoat for its failing war
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/07/26/AR2010072602393.html

2011: Vietnam’s one-party parliament elects Nguyen Tan Dung for a second term as prime minister
http://www.asiaone.com/News/Latest%2BNews/Asia/Story/A1Story20110726-291141.html

2011: Death of Sakyo Komatsu, Japanese author, born on January 28, 1931
http://www.scifijapan.com/articles/2011/08/10/sakyo-komatsu-1931-2011/

2012: The wife of disgraced Chinese politician Bo Xilai and a family aide are charged with the murder of a British businessman
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2012/07/20127261276838568.html

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/9428978/Bo-Xilais-wife-Gu-Kailai-charged-with-murdering-Briton-Neil-Heywood.html

2013: Death of Sung Jae-gi, South Korean men’s rights activist after jumping in the Han river, born on September 11, 1967
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sung_Jae-gi
http://www.koreabang.com/2013/stories/male-rights-activist-commits-suicide-on-han-river-bridge.html
http://www.avoiceformen.com/mens-rights/mhra-sung-jae-gi-dead/

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jXpo6XT-bu8

2014: The U.S. says China has tested a missile designed to destroy satellites and urge Beijing to refrain from destabilizing actions
http://asiancorrespondent.com/125163/us-says-china-tested-anti-satellite-missile/

2014: Japan releases declassified diplomatic archives indicating that both China and Taiwan started asserting their ownership of the Japanese-administered Senkaku islands only from 1971

 

Holidays and observances

National Day of Maldives

Kargil Victory Day or Kargil Vijay Diwas (India)

Wars, conflicts and strategy on 26 July in Asian history

WARS, CONFLICTS AND STRATEGY ON 26 JULY IN ASIAN HISTORY

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

Updated on July 26, 2018

1897: During the Anglo-Afghan War, The Pashtun fakir Saidullah leads an army of more than 10,000 to begin a siege of the British garrison in the Malakand Agency of the North West Frontier Province of India
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siege_of_Malakand

1941: In response to the Japanese occupation of French Indo-China, US President Franklin D. Roosevelt orders the seizure of all Japanese assets in the United States and embargo on oil-export to Japan
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/united-states-freezes-japanese-assets

1945: Potsdam Declaration (USA, China, Great-Britain) defining terms for Japanese surrender
 
http://www.ndl.go.jp/constitution/e/etc/c06.html

1945-07-26 Potsdam

1945: The US Navy cruiser Indianapolis arrives at Tinian with the warhead for the Hiroshima atomic bomb

1947: Conference of the Commonwealth at Canberra working on treaty of peace with Japan

1953: Soldiers from the 2nd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment repel a number of Chinese assaults against a key position known as The Hook during the Battle of the Samichon River, just hours before the Armistice Agreement is signed, ending the Korean War

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_the_Samichon_River
http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/world/australia/2rar.htm
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2nd_Battalion,_Royal_Australian_Regiment


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOA_4mqT_0M

1965: Independence of the Maldives (from Great-Britain)
http://maldives.tourism-srilanka.com/festivals/independence-day.html

1972: South Vietnamese troops rise flag over Quang Tri
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/south-vietnamese-troops-raise-flag-over-quang-tri

1999: Kargil conflict officially comes to an end. Indian Army announces complete eviction of Pakistani intruders


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kargil_Vijay_Diwas
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/july-26th-1999-kargil-war-ends


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3rCOmVwv4tU

2008: 56 people are killed and over 200 people are injured in 21 bomb blasts in Ahmedabad bombing in India
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2008_Ahmedabad_bombings

2010: Afghan President Hamid Karzai says a NATO rocket attack in southern Afghanistan has killed 52 civilians, including women and children
http://www1.voanews.com/english/news/asia/Afghan-Officials-Rocket-Attack-Kills-45-Civilians-99233909.html

2010: Pakistani officials react angrily to the publication of a trove of secret U.S. military documents that suggested Pakistan’s spy agency collaborated with the Taliban, and they said the United States is using Pakistan as a scapegoat for its failing war
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/07/26/AR2010072602393.html

2014: The U.S. says China has tested a missile designed to destroy satellites and urge Beijing to refrain from destabilizing actions
http://asiancorrespondent.com/125163/us-says-china-tested-anti-satellite-missile/

2014: Japan releases declassified diplomatic archives indicating that both China and Taiwan started asserting their ownership of the Japanese-administered Senkaku islands only from 1971


Holidays and observances

National Day of Maldives

Kargil Victory Day or Kargil Vijay Diwas (India)

On 26 July in South Asian history

ON 26 JULY IN SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY

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

Updated on July 26, 2018

1509: The Emperor Krishnadeva Raya ascends to the throne, marking the beginning of the regeneration of the Vijayanagara Empire.

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

1865: Birth of Rajanikanta Sen, Indian poet and composer who died on September 13, 1910
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rajanikanta_Sen

1874: Birth of Shahu I (also known as Rajarshi Shahu or Chhatrapati Shahu Maharaj), Raja (1894-1900) and first Maharaja (1900-1922) of the Indian princely state of Kolhapur, famous as social reformer, who died on May 6, 1922.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shahaji_II
http://www.iloveindia.com/indian-heroes/shahu-chhatrapati.html


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

1897: During the Anglo-Afghan War, The Pashtun fakir Saidullah leads an army of more than 10,000 to begin a siege of the British garrison in the Malakand Agency of the North West Frontier Province of India


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

1928: Birth of Ibn-e-Safi (Asrar Ahmad), Pakistani fiction writer and Urdu poet, who died on July 26, 1980
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ibn-e-Safi

1955: Birth of Asif Ali Zardari, Pakistani politician, 11th president of Pakistan from 2008 to 2013

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-16066406

http://zeenews.india.com/exclusive/profile-asif-ali-zardari_6300.html

1965: Independence of the Maldives (from Great-Britain)
http://maldives.tourism-srilanka.com/festivals/independence-day.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pcxxoh0achc&feature=related

1980: Death of Ibn-e-Safi, Pakistani fiction writer and Urdu poet; born on July 26, 1928
http://www.ibnesafi.info/

1986: Birth of Mugdha Godse, Indian actress

http://www.koimoi.com/actress/mugdha-godse/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5HqexrdAvSA

1988: Death of Fazlur Rahman, Pakistani scholar, born on September 21, 1919
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fazlur_Rahman
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/fr/531762/posts

1999: Kargil conflict officially comes to an end. Indian Army announces complete eviction of Pakistani intruders

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kargil_Vijay_Diwas
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/july-26th-1999-kargil-war-ends

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3rCOmVwv4tU

2005: Mumbai, in India receives 99.5cm of rain (39.17 inches) within 24 hours, bringing the city to a halt for over 2 days
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2005_Maharashtra_floods

2008: 56 people are killed and over 200 people are injured in 21 bomb blasts in Ahmedabad bombing in India
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2008_Ahmedabad_bombings

2010: Afghan President Hamid Karzai says a NATO rocket attack in southern Afghanistan has killed 52 civilians, including women and children
http://www1.voanews.com/english/news/asia/Afghan-Officials-Rocket-Attack-Kills-45-Civilians-99233909.html

2010: Pakistani officials react angrily to the publication of a trove of secret U.S. military documents that suggested Pakistan’s spy agency collaborated with the Taliban, and they said the United States is using Pakistan as a scapegoat for its failing war
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/07/26/AR2010072602393.html

 

Holidays and observances

National Day of Maldives

Kargil Victory Day or Kargil Vijay Diwas (India)

On 26 July in Southeast Asian history

ON 26 JULY IN SOUTHEAST ASIAN HISTORY

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

Updated on July 26, 2018

1844 : Birth of Deodato Arellano, a propagandist and the first president of the Philippine independance organization Katipunan
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/1565/today-in-philippine-history-july-26-1844-deodato-arellano-was-born-in-bulacan-bulacan
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deodato_Arellano

1926: Philippines government asks USA for a plebiscite on independence

1949: Birth of Thaksin Shinawatra, former Prime Minister of Thailand (2001-2006)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thaksin_Shinawatra
http://www.thefamouspeople.com/profiles/thaksin-shinawatra-6873.php

1968: South Vietnamese opposition leader Truong Dinh Dzu is sentenced to five years hard labor for advocating the formation of a coalition government as a way to move toward an end to the war
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/south-vietnamese-opposition-leader-tried-and-sentenced
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Truong_Dinh_Dzu

1972: South Vietnamese troops rise flag over Quang Tri
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/south-vietnamese-troops-raise-flag-over-quang-tri

1988: Tun Tin becomes Myanmar’s Prime Minister, replacing Maung Maung Kha
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maung_Maung_Kha

1998: General elections in Cambodia. 67 seats for the Cambodian People’s Party of Hun Sen, 43 for the FUNCINPEC of Norodom Ranariddh, and 15 for Sam Rainsy Party
http://sophal.faithweb.com/CAMBODIA/1998-2.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cambodian_general_election,_1998

2001: Hamzah Haz is elected vice-president of Indonesia by 340 votes vis 237 to Akbar Tanjung
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/1457865.stm

2002: Hutomo (Tommy) Mandala Putra Suharto, son of former president Suharto, is condemned to 15 years in prison for having finance the killing of a juge
http://edition.cnn.com/2002/WORLD/asiapcf/southeast/08/01/indonesia.tommy/index.html

2003: In the Philippines, mutiny of members of the armed forces who entrench in a mall. They surrender the following day
http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Southeast_Asia/EG29Ae09.html

2011: Vietnam’s one-party parliament elects Nguyen Tan Dung for a second term as prime minister
http://www.asiaone.com/News/Latest%2BNews/Asia/Story/A1Story20110726-291141.html

On 26 July in Japan’s history

ON 26 JULY IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

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

Updated on July 26, 2018

1380: Death of Japanese emperor Komyo (1336-1348),  born on January 11, 1322
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Komyo_of_Japan

1611: Death of Horio Yoshiharu, Japanese warlord, born in 1542
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horio_Yoshiharu

1879: Birth of Shunroku Hata, Japanese field marshal who died on May 10, 1962

http://ww2db.com/person_bio.php?person_id=677

1939: Birth of Jun Henmi, Japanese author and poet who died on September 21, 2011
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jun_Henmi

1941: In response to the Japanese occupation of French Indo-China, US President Franklin D. Roosevelt orders the seizure of all Japanese assets in the United States and embargo on oil-export to Japan
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/united-states-freezes-japanese-assets

1945: Potsdam Declaration (USA, China, Great-Britain) defining terms for Japanese surrender
http://www.ndl.go.jp/constitution/e/etc/c06.html

1945-07-26 Potsdam

1945: The US Navy cruiser Indianapolis arrives at Tinian with the warhead for the Hiroshima atomic bomb

1947: Conference of the Commonwealth at Canberra working on treaty of peace with Japan

1961: Birth of Keiko Matsui, Japanese musician and composer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keiko_Matsui

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

1963: The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development votes to admit Japan

2011: Death of Sakyo Komatsu, Japanese author, born on January 28, 1931
http://www.scifijapan.com/articles/2011/08/10/sakyo-komatsu-1931-2011/

2014: Japan releases declassified diplomatic archives indicating that both China and Taiwan started asserting their ownership of the Japanese-administered Senkaku islands only from 1971

On 26 July in Chinese history, Hong Kong and Taiwan

ON 26 JULY IN CHINESE HISTORY, HONG KONG AND TAIWAN

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

Updated on July 26, 2018

342: Death of Jin Chengdi, Chinese emperor, born in 321
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Cheng_of_Jin

636: Death of Empress Zhangsun, wife of Emperor Taizong, born in 601
http://www.clearharmony.net/articles/a111280-Zhangsun-the-Caring-Tolerant-and-Wise-Empress.html#.W1lkpfZuI2w
http://www.womenofchina.cn/womenofchina/html1/people/history/7/4171-1.htm

1645: Peasant rebel leader Li Zicheng is killed in Jiugongshan
http://people.chinesecio.com/en/article/2009-11/03/content_80621.htm
http://wiki.samurai-archives.com/index.php?title=Li_Zicheng
http://www.foreignercn.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=4463:jiugong-mountain&catid=66:travel-in-hubei&Itemid=136

1945: Potsdam Declaration (USA, China, Great-Britain) defining terms for Japanese surrender
http://www.ndl.go.jp/constitution/e/etc/c06.html

1945-07-26 Potsdam

1953: Soldiers from the 2nd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment repel a number of Chinese assaults against a key position known as The Hook during the Battle of the Samichon River, just hours before the Armistice Agreement is signed, ending the Korean War
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_the_Samichon_River
http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/world/australia/2rar.htm
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2nd_Battalion,_Royal_Australian_Regiment

1957: Birth of Yuen Biao, Hong Kong actor and martial artist
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0950707/bio

https://youtu.be/hZITH4BslzE

1985: Birth of Zhou Bichang, Chinese singer-songwriter and actress
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2172979/bio

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rbOBGZK8cH0

2009: Ma Ying-jeou is elected chairman of the Kuomintang https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kuomintang_chairmanship_election,_2009

2012: The wife of disgraced Chinese politician Bo Xilai and a family aide are charged with the murder of a British businessman

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2012/07/20127261276838568.html

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/9428978/Bo-Xilais-wife-Gu-Kailai-charged-with-murdering-Briton-Neil-Heywood.html

2014: The U.S. says China has tested a missile designed to destroy satellites and urge Beijing to refrain from destabilizing actions
http://asiancorrespondent.com/125163/us-says-china-tested-anti-satellite-missile/

2014: Japan releases declassified diplomatic archives indicating that both China and Taiwan started asserting their ownership of the Japanese-administered Senkaku islands only from 1971