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On 31 August in Asian history

ON 31 AUGUST IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on August 31, 2018

731: Death of Ōtomo no Tabito, Japanese poet, born in 665
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C5%8Ctomo_no_Tabito

1234: Death of Go-Horikawa, 86th emperor of Japan (1221-1232), born on March 22, 1212
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Go-Horikawa

1762: Death of Momozono, 116th emperor of Japan (1747-1762), born on 14 April 1741
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Momozono

1795: During the War of the First Coalition, the British capture Trincomalee (Ceylon) from the Dutch in order to keep it out of French hands
http://www.pbenyon.plus.com/Naval_History/Vol_I/P_303.html

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Invasion_of_Ceylon_(1795)

1878: Birth of Kaburaki Kiyokata, Japanese painter who died on March 2, 1972
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kiyokata_Kaburagi
https://www.google.fr/search?q=Kaburaki+Kiyokata&hl=fr&rlz=1G1ACAW_FRFR414&prmd=imvns&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=mps_UKj6KcyYhQevoIDoDw&ved=0CAoQ_AUoAQ&biw=1140&bih=519

Kaburaki Kiyokata painting

1879: Birth of Crown Prince Yoshihito, 3rd son of Emperor Meiji, later Emperor Taisho (1912-1926), who died on December 25, 1926
http://madmonarchist.blogspot.fr/2012/06/monarch-profile-taisho-emperor-of-japan.html
http://www.jref.com/articles/emperor-taisho.26/
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/life/2012/07/29/general/the-taisho-era-when-modernity-ruled-japans-masses/#.V8WyAxEQZC8

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

1907: Birth of Ramon Magsaysay, president of the Philippines from 1953 to 1957
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/558/today-in-philippine-history-august-31-1907-ramon-magsaysay-seventh-president-of-the-philippines-was-born-in-iba-zambales
http://www.answers.com/Q/What_are_the_accomplishments_of_Ramon_Magsaysay

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

1907: The Anglo-Russian Entente or the Anglo-Russian Convention of 1907 is signed in St. Petersburg.The convention defines their respective spheres of influence
http://www.iranicaonline.org/articles/anglo-russian-convention-of-1907-an-agreement-relating-to-persia-afghanistan-and-tibet

1919: Birth of Amrita Preetam, Indian poet and author, who died on October 31, 2005
http://www.thefamouspeople.com/profiles/amrita-pritam-5432.php
http://indianexpress.com/article/india/india-others/tumhari-amrita-3/

1928: Birth of Jaime Sin, Filipino cardinal, archbishop of Manila, who died on June 25, 2005
http://biography.yourdictionary.com/jaime-l-sin

1939: The Japanese invasion of Mongolia is stopped after its 23rd Infantry Division is effectively wiped out by the Soviet forces at Nomonhan, called the Khalkhin Gol Battle by the Russian


http://ww2db.com/battle_spec.php?battle_id=89
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battles_of_Khalkhin_Gol

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W3ZP632g5sY

1947: Birth of Somchai Wongsawat, Thai 26th Prime Minister (2008)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Somchai_Wongsawat
http://www.th4u.com/somchai_wongsawat.htm

1948: In Malaya, a Insurrectional Communist Republic is proclaimed

1951: Following a hiking and mountain climbing trip through Asia, US Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas issues a statement calling for the recognition of the communist People’s Republic of China
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/william-o-douglas-calls-for-recognition-of-prc

1955: US Secretary of State John Foster Dulles supports South Vietnamese President Ngo Dinh Diem’s position regarding his refusal to hold « national and general elections » to reunify the two Vietnam states
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/dulles-supports-diems-decision-not-to-hold-national-election

1956: Birth of Tsai Ing-wen, former chairwoman of the Democratic Progressive Party (Taiwan) and now president of the Republic since May 20, 2016
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tsai_Ing-wen
http://edition.cnn.com/2016/01/18/asia/taiwan-president-tsai-ing-wen/
http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/east-asia/taiwans-first-woman-president-10-things-you-should-know-about-tsai-ing-wen

1956: Birth of Masashi Tashiro, Japanese singer, actor, and director
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Masashi_Tashiro

1957: The Federation of Malaya celebrates its independence from the United Kingdom
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/august/31/newsid_3534000/3534340.stm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dY-9fzJ1TcM

1958: A parcel bomb sent by Ngo Dinh Nhu, younger brother and chief adviser of South Vietnamese President Ngo Dinh Diem, failed to kill Sihanouk of Cambodia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ngo_Dinh_Nhu

1963: Sarawak, North Borneo and Singapore achieve technical independence pending accession to the Federation of Malaysia

1963: Birth of Rituparno Ghosh, Indian actor, director, and screenwriter who died on May 30, 2013
http://www.bollywoodlife.com/celeb/rituparno-ghosh/
http://www.thehindu.com/features/cinema/cinema-reviews/rituparno-ghosh-1963-2013/article4765717.ece#im-image-0

1965: Premier Nguyen Cao Ky announces that South Vietnam would not negotiate with the Communists without guarantees that North Vietnamese troops would be withdrawn from the South
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/ky-refuses-to-negotiate-with-the-communists

1979: Birth of Yuvan Shankar Raja, Indian film music composer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yuvan_Shankar_Raja

1983: In the Philippines, around three million people attend the funerals of the leader of opposition senator Benigno Aquino, assassinated on August 21

https://www.raissarobles.com/2014/08/24/ninoys-funeral-was-the-day-filipinos-stopped-being-afraid-of-dictators/
http://www.nytimes.com/1983/09/01/world/a-million-filipinos-line-the-aquino-funeral-route.html?pagewanted=all&mcubz=3

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qk4LG4XHnfI

1998: In Aceh, the last Indonesian Special Forces leave under pressure

1998: North Korea reportedly launches Kwangmyongsong, its first satellite
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kwangmy%C5%8Fngs%C5%8Fng-1

2007: In Afghanistan, around twenty Christian missionaries, kidnapped by Taliban are freed after Seoul government promises to withdraw its troops and giving a big ransom

2009: The Dalai Lama arrives for a five-day tour of southern Taiwan, which was ravaged by a typhoon three weeks ago that left at least 650 dead
http://news.bbc.co.uk/nol/ukfs_news/hi/newsid_8220000/newsid_8229600/8229613.stm
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/28/world/asia/28taiwan.html?_r=1&ref=asia
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/taiwan/6097267/Taiwan-allows-Dalai-Lama-to-visit-typhoon-victims.html

2009: Death of Eraño Manalo, Filipino religious figure, born on January 2, 1925
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Era%C3%B1o_Manalo
http://www.gmanews.tv/story/171188/iglesia-ni-cristo39s-ernie-manalo-dies-at-84

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fDiq3xY2dFk

2009: Wu Shu-chen, wife of Taiwan’s former president Chen Shui-bian, is sentenced to a year in jail on charges of asking her children to lie during a probe
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia-pacific/2009/09/20099243811794686.html
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/8233342.stm

2010: South Korea offers 10 billion won in emergency aid to North Korea to help with recovery from flood. The offer is the first large scale aid from Seoul after the sinking of one of the South’s navy ships in March that it blamed on an attack by the North.
http://news.asiaone.com/News/Latest%2BNews/Asia/Story/A1Story20100831-234833.html

2012: A special Gujarat court sentences Bharatiya Janata Party legislator and former Gujarat minister Maya Kodnani to 28 years in jail for her involvement in the 2002 post-Godhra riots in Naroda Patiya where 97 Muslims were killed
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-19432982

2012: Wang Xiaoning, a Chinese dissident convicted based on evidence provided by US Internet giant Yahoo! is released from prison  after serving a 10-year term for subversion
http://asiancorrespondent.com/88522/china-dissident-jailed-on-yahoo-info-to-be-freed/

2014: China insists on the authorities’ right to choose candidates for the leadership of Hong Kong, a move likely to trigger protests from democracy advocates in the former British colony
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/china-refuses-to-give-hong-kong-right-to-choose-leaders-protesters-vow-vengeance/2014/08/31/bf2d2422-311a-11e4-a723-fa3895a25d02_story.html
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/news/2014-08/31/content_15161405.html

2014: Death of Bapu, Indian director and screenwriter, born on December 15, 1933
http://indianexpress.com/article/entertainment/regional/veteran-telugu-film-director-artist-bapu-passes-away/
http://www.thehindu.com/entertainment/telugu-filmmaker-bapu-is-dead/article6367084.ece

2014: Clashes between police and anti-government protesters have continued outside Pakistan’s parliament as prime minister refuses to resign, resulting in the deaths of at least three people, and injuries to 494 more
http://edition.cnn.com/2014/08/31/world/asia/pakistan-protests/index.html?hpt=ias_c1 http://www.euronews.com/2014/08/31/at-least-two-dead-after-pakistan-anti-government-protests-turn-violent/
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2014/08/pakistan-anti-government-protests-turn-deadly-2014831145733222260.html

2014: Macau re-elect its incumbent leader in an unchallenged contest as the gambling hub faces growing calls for democracy amid anger over deteriorating living conditions and government accountability
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/news/2014-08/31/content_15161350.html

2016: Historic peace conference with ethnic minorities begins in Myanmar
http://www.asiasentinel.com/politics/myanmar-panglong-peace-summit-kicks-off/

 

Holidays and observances

Malaysia National day

Wars, conflicts and strategy on 31 August in Asian history

WARS, CONFLICTS AND STRATEGY ON 31 AUGUST IN ASIAN HISTORY

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

Updated on August 31, 2018

1795: During the War of the First Coalition, the British capture Trincomalee (Ceylon) from the Dutch in order to keep it out of French hands.
http://www.pbenyon.plus.com/Naval_History/Vol_I/P_303.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Invasion_of_Ceylon_(1795)

1907: The Anglo-Russian Entente or the Anglo-Russian Convention of 1907 is signed in St. Petersburg.The convention defines their respective spheres of influence
http://www.iranicaonline.org/articles/anglo-russian-convention-of-1907-an-agreement-relating-to-persia-afghanistan-and-tibet

1939: The Japanese invasion of Mongolia is stopped after its 23rd Infantry Division is effectively wiped out by the Soviet forces at Nomonhan, called the Khalkhin Gol Battle by the Russian

http://ww2db.com/battle_spec.php?battle_id=89
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battles_of_Khalkhin_Gol

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W3ZP632g5sY

1948: In Malaya, a Insurrectional Communist Republic is proclaimed

1951: Following a hiking and mountain climbing trip through Asia, US Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas issues a statement calling for the recognition of the communist People’s Republic of China
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/william-o-douglas-calls-for-recognition-of-prc

1955: US Secretary of State John Foster Dulles supports South Vietnamese President Ngo Dinh Diem’s position regarding his refusal to hold « national and general elections » to reunify the two Vietnam states
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/dulles-supports-diems-decision-not-to-hold-national-election

1957: The Federation of Malaya celebrates its independence from the United Kingdom
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/august/31/newsid_3534000/3534340.stm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dY-9fzJ1TcM

1963: Sarawak, North Borneo and Singapore achieve technical independence pending accession to the Federation of Malaysia

1965: Premier Nguyen Cao Ky announces that South Vietnam would not negotiate with the Communists without guarantees that North Vietnamese troops would be withdrawn from the South
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/ky-refuses-to-negotiate-with-the-communists

1998: In Aceh, the last Indonesian Special Forces leave under pressure

2007: In Afghanistan, around twenty Christian missionaries, kidnapped by Taliban are freed after Seoul government promises to withdraw its troops and giving a big ransom

 

Holidays and observances

Malaysia National day

On 31 August in South Asian history

ON 31 AUGUST IN SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY

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

Updated on August 31, 2018

1795: During the War of the First Coalition, the British capture Trincomalee (Ceylon) from the Dutch in order to keep it out of French hands
http://www.pbenyon.plus.com/Naval_History/Vol_I/P_303.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Invasion_of_Ceylon_(1795)

1907: The Anglo-Russian Entente or the Anglo-Russian Convention of 1907 is signed in St. Petersburg.The convention defines their respective spheres of influence
http://www.iranicaonline.org/articles/anglo-russian-convention-of-1907-an-agreement-relating-to-persia-afghanistan-and-tibet

1919: Birth of Amrita Preetam, Indian poet and author, who died on October 31, 2005
http://www.thefamouspeople.com/profiles/amrita-pritam-5432.php
http://indianexpress.com/article/india/india-others/tumhari-amrita-3/

1963: Birth of Rituparno Ghosh, Indian actor, director, and screenwriter who died on May 30, 2013
http://www.bollywoodlife.com/celeb/rituparno-ghosh/
http://www.thehindu.com/features/cinema/cinema-reviews/rituparno-ghosh-1963-2013/article4765717.ece#im-image-0

1979: Birth of Yuvan Shankar Raja, Indian film music composer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yuvan_Shankar_Raja

1984: Birth of Rajkummar Rao, Indian actor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rajkummar_Rao

2007: In Afghanistan, around twenty Christian missionaries, kidnapped by Taliban are freed after Seoul government promises to withdraw its troops and giving a big ransom

2009: The Dalai Lama arrives for a five-day tour of southern Taiwan, which was ravaged by a typhoon three weeks ago that left at least 650 dead
http://news.bbc.co.uk/nol/ukfs_news/hi/newsid_8220000/newsid_8229600/8229613.stm
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/28/world/asia/28taiwan.html?_r=1&ref=asia

2012: A special Gujarat court today sentenced Bharatiya Janata Party legislator and former Gujarat minister Maya Kodnani to 28 years in jail for her involvement in the 2002 post-Godhra riots in Naroda Patiya where 97 Muslims were killed.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-19432982

2014: Death of Bapu, Indian director and screenwriter, born on December 15, 1933
http://indianexpress.com/article/entertainment/regional/veteran-telugu-film-director-artist-bapu-passes-away/
http://www.thehindu.com/entertainment/telugu-filmmaker-bapu-is-dead/article6367084.ece

2014: Clashes between police and anti-government protesters have continued outside Pakistan’s parliament as prime minister refuses to resign, resulting in the deaths of at least three people, and injuries to 494 more
http://edition.cnn.com/2014/08/31/world/asia/pakistan-protests/index.html?hpt=ias_c1 http://www.euronews.com/2014/08/31/at-least-two-dead-after-pakistan-anti-government-protests-turn-violent/
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2014/08/pakistan-anti-government-protests-turn-deadly-2014831145733222260.html

On 31 August in Southeast Asian history

ON 31 AUGUST IN SOUTHEAST ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on August 31, 2018

1907: Birth of Ramon Magsaysay, president of the Philippines from 1953 to 1957
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/558/today-in-philippine-history-august-31-1907-ramon-magsaysay-seventh-president-of-the-philippines-was-born-in-iba-zambales
http://www.answers.com/Q/What_are_the_accomplishments_of_Ramon_Magsaysay

1928: Birth of Jaime Sin, Filipino cardinal, archbishop of Manila, who died on June 25, 2005
http://biography.yourdictionary.com/jaime-l-sin

 1947: Birth of Somchai Wongsawat, Thai 26th short time Prime Minister (2008)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Somchai_Wongsawat
http://www.th4u.com/somchai_wongsawat.htm

1948: In Malaya, a Insurrectional Communist Republic is proclaimed

1955: US Secretary of State John Foster Dulles supports South Vietnamese President Ngo Dinh Diem’s position regarding his refusal to hold « national and general elections » to reunify the two Vietnam states
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/dulles-supports-diems-decision-not-to-hold-national-election

1957: The Federation of Malaya celebrates its independence from the United Kingdom
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/august/31/newsid_3534000/3534340.stm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dY-9fzJ1TcM

1958: A parcel bomb sent by Ngo Dinh Nhu, younger brother and chief adviser of South Vietnamese President Ngo Dinh Diem, failed to kill Sihanouk of Cambodia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ngo_Dinh_Nhu

1963: Sarawak, North Borneo and Singapore achieve technical independence pending accession to the Federation of Malaysia

1965: Premier Nguyen Cao Ky announces that South Vietnam would not negotiate with the Communists without guarantees that North Vietnamese troops would be withdrawn from the South
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/ky-refuses-to-negotiate-with-the-communists

1983: In the Philippines, around three million people attend the funerals of the leader of opposition senator Benigno Aquino, assassinated on August 21


https://www.raissarobles.com/2014/08/24/ninoys-funeral-was-the-day-filipinos-stopped-being-afraid-of-dictators/
http://www.nytimes.com/1983/09/01/world/a-million-filipinos-line-the-aquino-funeral-route.html?pagewanted=all&mcubz=3

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qk4LG4XHnfI

1998: In Aceh, the last Indonesian Special Forces leave under pressure

2009: Death of Eraño Manalo, Filipino religious figure, born on January 2, 1925
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Era%C3%B1o_Manalo
http://www.gmanews.tv/story/171188/iglesia-ni-cristo39s-ernie-manalo-dies-at-84

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fDiq3xY2dFk

2016: Historic peace conference with ethnic minorities begins in Myanmar
http://www.asiasentinel.com/politics/myanmar-panglong-peace-summit-kicks-off/

 

Holidays and observances

Malaysia National day

On 31 August in Japan’s history

ON 31 AUGUST IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

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

Updated on August 31, 2018

731: Death of Ōtomo no Tabito, Japanese poet, born in 665
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C5%8Ctomo_no_Tabito

1234: Death of Go-Horikawa, 86th emperor of Japan (1221-1232), born on March 22, 1212
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Go-Horikawa

1762: Death of Momozono, 116th emperor of Japan (1747-1762), born on 14 April 1741
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Momozono

1878: Birth of Kaburaki Kiyokata, Japanese painter who died on March 2, 1972
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kiyokata_Kaburagi
https://www.google.fr/search?q=Kaburaki+Kiyokata&hl=fr&rlz=1G1ACAW_FRFR414&prmd=imvns&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=mps_UKj6KcyYhQevoIDoDw&ved=0CAoQ_AUoAQ&biw=1140&bih=519

Kaburaki Kiyokata painting

1879: Birth of Crown Prince Yoshihito, 3rd son of Emperor Meiji, later Emperor Taisho (1912-1926), who died on December 25, 1926
http://madmonarchist.blogspot.fr/2012/06/monarch-profile-taisho-emperor-of-japan.html
http://www.jref.com/articles/emperor-taisho.26/
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/life/2012/07/29/general/the-taisho-era-when-modernity-ruled-japans-masses/#.V8WyAxEQZC8

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

1939: The Japanese invasion of Mongolia is stopped after its 23rd Infantry Division is effectively wiped out by the Soviet forces at Nomonhan, called the Khalkhin Gol Battle by the Russian

http://ww2db.com/battle_spec.php?battle_id=89
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battles_of_Khalkhin_Gol

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W3ZP632g5sY

1956: Birth of Masashi Tashiro, Japanese singer, actor, and director

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

 

On 31 August in Chinese history, Hong Kong and Taiwan

ON 31 AUGUST IN CHINESE HISTORY, HONG KONG AND TAIWAN

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

Updated on August 31, 2018

1907: The Anglo-Russian Entente or the Anglo-Russian Convention of 1907 is signed in St. Petersburg.The convention defines their respective spheres of influence
http://www.iranicaonline.org/articles/anglo-russian-convention-of-1907-an-agreement-relating-to-persia-afghanistan-and-tibet

1951: Following a hiking and mountain climbing trip through Asia, US Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas issues a statement calling for the recognition of the communist People’s Republic of China
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/william-o-douglas-calls-for-recognition-of-prc

1956: Birth of Tsai Ing-wen, former chairwoman of the Democratic Progressive Party (Taiwan) and now president of the Republic since May 20, 2016
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tsai_Ing-wen
http://edition.cnn.com/2016/01/18/asia/taiwan-president-tsai-ing-wen/
http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/east-asia/taiwans-first-woman-president-10-things-you-should-know-about-tsai-ing-wen

2009: The Dalai Lama arrives for a five-day tour of southern Taiwan, which was ravaged by a typhoon three weeks ago that left at least 650 dead
http://news.bbc.co.uk/nol/ukfs_news/hi/newsid_8220000/newsid_8229600/8229613.stm
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/28/world/asia/28taiwan.html?_r=1&ref=asia
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/taiwan/6097267/Taiwan-allows-Dalai-Lama-to-visit-typhoon-victims.html

2009: Wu Shu-chen, wife of Taiwan’s former president Chen Shui-bian, is sentenced to a year in jail on charges of asking her children to lie during a probe
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia-pacific/2009/09/20099243811794686.html
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/8233342.stm

2012: Wang Xiaoning, a Chinese dissident convicted based on evidence provided by US Internet giant Yahoo is released from prison  after serving a 10-year term for subversion

http://asiancorrespondent.com/88522/china-dissident-jailed-on-yahoo-info-to-be-freed/

2014: China insists on the authorities’ right to choose candidates for the leadership of Hong Kong, a move likely to trigger protests from democracy advocates in the former British colony
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/china-refuses-to-give-hong-kong-right-to-choose-leaders-protesters-vow-vengeance/2014/08/31/bf2d2422-311a-11e4-a723-fa3895a25d02_story.html
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/news/2014-08/31/content_15161405.html

2014: Macau re-elect its incumbent leader in an unchallenged contest as the gambling hub faces growing calls for democracy amid anger over deteriorating living conditions and government accountability
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/news/2014-08/31/content_15161350.html