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On 5 March in Asian history

1931-03-05 Gandhi-Irwin Pact

ON 5 MARCH IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on March 5, 2019

1539: Death of Nuno da Cunha, a Portuguese governor in India from 1528 to 1538
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nuno_da_Cunha

1611: Death of Shimazu Yoshihisa, a samurai, daimo of Satsuma province, born in February 1533
http://www.samurai-archives.com/yoshihisa.html

1663: Go-Sai, 111th Japanese Emperor abdicates. He will die in March 1685
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Go-Sai

1776: Death of Yeongjo, 21st of Korean Joseon dynasty’s ruler, born in September 1694
http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Yeongjo_of_Joseon

1824: The British officially declare war on Burma, starting the First Burmese War
http://www1.somerset.gov.uk/archives/sli/1burmese.htm
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/2464.html

1886: Birth of Dong Biwu, hight-ranking member of the Communist Party of China who died in April 1975
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dong_Biwu
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/2281.html

1895: The Japanese size the Chinese port of Yingkou (Manchuria)
http://sinojapanesewar.com/Manchuria.htm
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Yingkou

1895-03-05 Prise de Yingkou

1897: Birth of Soong May-ling, wife of Chiang Kai-shek, who died in October 2003
http://www.magiccarpetjournals.com/Madame-Chiang.htm
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/books/bookreviews/6989388/The-Last-Empress-Madame-Chiang-Kai-shek-and-the-Birth-of-Modern-China-review.html
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/2373.html

1898: Birth of Zhou Enlai, Chinese Premier from 1949 to 1976
http://spartacus-educational.com/COLDenlai.htm
http://www.chinafile.com/mystery-zhou-enlai
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/2760.html

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LydnqKl-zeg

1906: In the Philippines, United States Army troops bring overwhelming force against the native Moros in the First Battle of Bud Dajo, leaving only six survivors


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Battle_of_Bud_Dajo
https://www.revolvy.com/main/index.php?s=First%20Battle%20of%20Bud%20Dajo
http://indiohistorian.tumblr.com/post/45890739715/first-battle-of-bud-dajo-the-photo-above-has-a

1909: Birth of Sutan Sjahrir, Indonesian Prime Minister (1945-1947), who died on April 9, 1966
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sutan_Sjahrir

1913: Birth of Gangubai Hangal, Indian singer who died on July 21, 2009
http://www.iloveindia.com/indian-heroes/gangubai-hangal.html
https://homes.cs.washington.edu/~mausam/gangubai.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GoJEY4wB864

1927: 1,000 US marines land in China to protect American property

1931: After the Salt March, Signature of the Gandhi–Irwin Pact, a political agreement signed by Mahatma Gandhi and the then Viceroy of India Lord Irwin envisaging the release of political prisoners and allowing salt to be freely used by the poorest members of the population.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gandhi%E2%80%93Irwin_Pact
http://www.rarenewspapers.com/view/580415

1931-03-05 Gandhi-Irwin Pact

1932: Takuma Dan, a Japanese baron, director general of Mitsui is murdered by a right-wing nationalist
http://www.ndl.go.jp/portrait/e/datas/291.html

1932-03-05 Murderer of Takuma Dan Mitsui

1939: Birth of Benyamin Sueb, Indonesian comedian, actor, and singer who died on September 5, 1995
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benyamin_Sueb

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

1940: Death of Cai Yuanpei (Tsai Yuan-pei), Chinese educator who was the first president of the Academia Sinica, born on January 11, 1868
https://www.thechinastory.org/ritp/tsai-yuan-pei-cai-yuanpei-%E8%94%A1%E5%85%83%E5%9F%B9/
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/2170.html

1942: The Japanese enter in Batavia, the capital of Dutch Indies
http://ww2db.com/battle_spec.php?battle_id=23

1943: Japanese wipe out the Anti-Japanese People’s Army in the Nueva Ecija province of the Philippines
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hukbalahap

1944: First US bombing on Haiphong (Vietnam)

1947: Mr. Emile Bollaert is named as the replacement for Admiral Thierry d’Argenlieu as French High Commissioner for Indochina

1948: Birth of A. Rafiq, Indonesian singer and actor who died on January 19, 2013
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A._Rafiq

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Igzp9slNr3Y

1949: The Jharkhand Party is founded in India by Jaipal Singh
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jharkhand_Party
http://www.open.ac.uk/researchprojects/makingbritain/content/jaipal-singh

Jaipal Singh

1951: Birth of Lat, most Malaysian cartoonist
http://datolatdigitallibrary.blogspot.fr/p/history-of-dato-lat.html

Lat

1958: Pyongyang suggests a total withdraw of foreign forces from the two Koreas

1958: The Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region is founded is established in China
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/1746.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guangxi

1960: Indonesian President Sukarno dismiss the Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat (People’s Representative Council), 1955 democratically elected parliament, and replaces it with DPR-GR, the parliament of his own selected members

1963: Mao Zedong writes the inscription « learn from Comrade Lei Feng » launching a long patriotic campaign
http://chineseposters.net/themes/leifeng.php
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/2669.html

1963-03-05 Learn from Lei Feng

1964: Ceylan (now Sri Lanka) declares emergency due to unrest

1964: The Joint Chiefs of Staff order a U.S. Air Force air commando training advisory team to Thailand to train Lao pilots in counterinsurgency tactics

1965: Death of Chen Cheng, Chinese politician and military leader, born on January 4, 1897)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chen_Cheng

1966: Passenger jet crashes into Mount Fuji
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/march/5/newsid_2515000/2515321.stm

1966: Birth of Aasif Mandvi, Indian-born American actor and comedian
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aasif_Mandvi

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7sdMsimS-Y8

1970: Birth of Yuu Watase, Japanese manga author
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yuu_Watase

1978: In China, end of the first session of the  5th National Congress.  Hua Guofeng is maintained as president of the CCP and as head of the government. A new constitution is voted

1978: Ye Jianying becomes president of the National Assembly of the PRC, replacing Zhu De
http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/data/people/yejianying.shtml
http://www.paulnoll.com/China/Long-March/Long-March-Ye-Jianying.html

1979 : China starts the withdraw of its invasion troops from Vietnam

1979-03-05 debut du retrait chinois

1981: Birth of Shugo Oshinari, Japanese actor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shugo_Oshinari
http://www.jdorama.com/artiste.1731.htm

1985: The Vietnamese delegate to United Nations, Huang Bich Son, declares that the possibility of a second Chinese invasion is more and more likely

1986: The president of the Philippines Cory Aquino frees the communist leader José-Maria Sison
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jose_Maria_Sison

1988: Riot during a religious ceremony in Lhasa causing around 50 people dead. 600 people died in the 1987-1988 unrests

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5laC0_eb9c&feature=related

1989: Beginning of anti-Chinese riots in Tibet
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/2230.html

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

2001: In Malaysia, Ezam Mohamed Noor, ex secretary of Anwar Ibrahim, and leader of the Youth wing of the National Justice Party (Keadilan National) is arrested
http://www.amnesty.org/en/library/info/ASA28/001/2001/en
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/world/asia-pacific/1420739.stm

2004: Death of Zang Kejia, Chinese poet, born in October 1905
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zang_Kejia

2010: Thailand has refused to grant a visa to the sister of the Dalai Lama because it does not want to anger China
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/8551258.stm

2013: Police in the Maldives capital, Male, arrests former President Mohamed Nasheed for abuse of office, after months of political tension
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-21668176 http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2013/03/20133510315699221.html

2013: U.N. diplomats say the United States and China have reached a tentative deal on new sanctions to punish North Korea for its latest nuclear test, as Pyongyang threatened to disregard the armistice that ended its 1950 to 1953 war with South Korea
http://www.voanews.com/content/un-security-council-to-discuss-north-korea-sanctions/1615283.html

2015: The US ambassador to South Korea is attacked by a knife-wielding man shouting anti-war slogans during a public event at an arts centre in Seoul
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-31743055
http://koreajoongangdaily.joins.com/news/article/article.aspx?aid=3001573 http://www.aljazeera.com/news/southasia/2015/03/ambassador-attacked-south-korea-150304232100655.html

2016: Afghanistan’s Taliban has said it will not take part in peace talks with the government unless foreign troops leave the country. The group also said it wanted detained members of its ranks to be freed
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2016/03/afghan-talks-taliban-refuses-participate-160305135801134.html
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-35736434

2018: North Korean leader Kim Jong-un hosts a dinner for senior South Korean delegates – the first time officials from Seoul have met the young leader since he took office in 2011
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-43282807
http://www.arirang.co.kr/News/News_View.asp?nseq=214701
http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/nation/2018/03/103_245149.html

Korean culture and history

5 MARCH 2019

Emperor Gojong’s death leads to independence movement
 
On Jan. 21, 1919, a cold Tuesday morning, rumors spread quickly through the streets of Seoul that ex-Emperor Gojong had died at dawn. His death came as a complete surprise because he had been in relatively good health. Many did not believe it was true and there were conflicting reports
http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/nation/2019/03/177_264808.html

23 FEBRUARY 2019

North Korea’s forgotten fighters in Vietnam

Pyongyang sent about 80 fighter pilots to support North Vietnam during the war between 1966 and 1969, when American bombers were pounding the north as part of the Rolling Thunder campaign
http://sea-globe.com/north-koreas-forgotten-fighters-in-vietnam/

4 NOVEMBER 2018

Godfather of Korean film Shin Sung-il dies of lung cancer

Widely regarded as the « godfather » of Korea film, he was considered a legendary figure in the Korean film industry as he witnessed the rise of the industry and played a key role in it. He also served as a national legislator in the early 2000s, in his efforts to support the Korean movie industry
http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/art/2018/11/689_258135.html
http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20181104000038

18 AUGUST 2018

Non-Korean fought for Korean independence

Korea’s Gwangbokjeol Liberation Day (광복절) on Aug. 15 can be literally translated as « the day we won back the light. » It is a very meaningful day for Koreans everywhere, as it’s the day that the country had its sovereign power restored, which imperial Japan had taken away in 1910
http://www.korea.net/NewsFocus/History/view?articleId=162373

9 AUGUST 2018

The Long Road to the Korean War Armistice

Russian warship Dmitrii Donskoi, sunk in 1905, found off South Korean island with ‘$180 billion worth of gold’ onboard

A salvage company has located the remains of a Russian warship lost during the the Russo-Japanese War. The battle-damaged cruiser Dmitrii Donskoi was scuttled off the coast of Korea in 1905, reportedly carrying a cargo of gold worth an estimated $130 billion in today’s dollars. An international consortium of companies plans to salvage the gold
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-07-19/russian-treasure-ship-found-off-south-korean-island/10015370
https://edition.cnn.com/2018/07/19/asia/south-korea-sunken-ship-intl/index.html
http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/nation/2018/07/281_252512.html

 

 

Indian economy

5 MARCH 2019

It’s official: India is Trump’s next target in the trade wars

After months of simmering trade tensions between the United States and India, President Trump is following through on his threat to punish India for being what he called “a very high-tariff nation.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/its-official-india-is-trumps-next-target-in-the-trade-wars/2019/03/05/39000298-3f34-11e9-a44b-42f4df262a4c_story.html?utm_term=.908e68c28728
https://www.business-standard.com/article/economy-policy/donald-trump-s-trade-spat-with-india-why-it-s-bad-optics-and-bad-strategy-119030500648_1.html
https://theprint.in/talk-point/is-indias-protectionism-reason-enough-for-donald-trumps-gsp-move-or-is-us-being-a-bully/201531/

21 FEBRUARY 2019

Indian PM Narendra Modi on two-day South korea visit

Seoul: Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived here Thursday on a two-day visit to strengthen India’s strategic ties with South Korea and seek to enhance bilateral cooperation in diverse areas, including trade and investment
http://www.arirang.co.kr/News/News_View.asp?nseq=232016
https://www.oneindia.com/india/moon-meets-modi-indias-act-east-and-south-koreas-new-southern-policies-back-each-other-2854887.html
https://www.indiawrites.org/diplomacy/it-is-our-earnest-desire-to-work-with-republic-of-korea-more-closely-to-realize-the-dream-of-our-citizens-modi/

29 NOVEMBER 2018

India successfully launches 31 satellites in space – including ‘Chhota Bheem’

The Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) launched 31 satellites, including its first hyperspectral imaging satellite (HysIS), this morning from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh
https://gulfnews.com/world/asia/india/india-successfully-launches-31-satellites-in-space–including-chhota-bheem-1.60645726
https://www.thehindu.com/sci-tech/science/isros-pslv-lifts-off-with-hysis-and-30-foreign-satellites/article25621027.ece

28 AUGUST 2018

Goods and Services Tax – how PM Modi transformed India’s economy

Last year, India introduced one of the biggest tax reforms in the country. Although experts say that the Goods and Services Tax (GST) has the potential to uplift the economy, its execution is still a work in progress
https://www.dw.com/en/goods-and-services-tax-how-pm-modi-transformed-indias-economy/a-45256163

23 APRIL 2018

Indian economy and the ‘but what about?’ question

 “But what about?” is the favorite phrase for anyone in India who does not want to believe that there are severe structural problems with the Indian economy
http://www.atimes.com/indian-economy-question/

5 FEBRUARY 2018

The Distance Between Davos & Delhi

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley of India presented the country’s Union Budget for Fiscal 2018–2019 to Parliament on February 1, 2018. This is the last full budget of the Narendra Modi government ahead of the spring 2019 parliamentary election
https://www.cogitasia.com/the-distance-between-davos-delhi/

25 JANUARY 2018

Modi and ASEAN leaders vow to push forward economic partnership

India and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) leaders vowed Thursday to push forward the regional comprehensive economic partnership (RCEP)
http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-01/26/c_136924999.htm
https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/pm-lee-calls-for-greater-economic-integration-asean-india-9896476
http://www.business-standard.com/article/current-affairs/india-shares-asean-vision-for-rule-based-societies-values-of-peace-modi-118012501757_1.html

 

10 JANUARY 2018

India Eases Rules to Lure Foreign Investors

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi eased restrictions on foreign direct investment across several sectors, including allowing overseas airlines to invest in state carrier Air India Ltd., in a bid to revive growth in Asia’s third largest economy
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-01-10/modi-eases-rules-to-lure-foreign-investors-as-india-growth-slows

7 JANUARY 2017

The Indian diaspora a platform for stronger ties with ASEAN: Sushma Swaraj

India’s dialogue partnership with ASEAN has evolved into a strategic partnership and the Indian diaspora provides a platform for stronger ties with the grouping, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said on Sunday
https://www.thestatesman.com/india/indian-diaspora-a-platform-for-stronger-ties-with-asean-swaraj-1502559275.html

26 DECEMBER 2017

India to overtake UK, France to become fifth-largest economy in 2018

Moving past the global economic powerhouses like the UK, Germany and France, the Indian economy would become the world’s fifth largest by 2018 – a major jump from its 10th rank currently, a report has said
https://www.oneindia.com/international/india-to-overtake-uk-france-to-become-fifth-largest-economy-2018-report-2609283.html
http://www.livemint.com/Politics/v0N1vMSOdiUsZBwlimoICJ/Indian-economy-to-leapfrog-UK-and-France-in-2018-Cebr.html

5 DECEMBER 2017

Can India challenge China with new Iranian Chabahar Port?

A new India-sponsored port in southeastern Iran has the potential to flood Central Asia and Afghanistan with Indian goods. Pakistan is watching with concern and China may have a new economic rival in the region
http://www.dw.com/en/can-india-challenge-china-with-new-iranian-chabahar-port/a-41659083

27 SEPTEMBER 2017

8 things you need to know about India’s economy

India’s economic success in recent years has helped to ensure that South Asia is the fastest-growing region in the world – but it faces significant challenges alongside its opportunities for further growth
https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2017/09/eight-key-facts-about-indias-economy-in-2017

18 SEPTEMBER 2017

India is likely to overtake Japan and Germany to become the third largest economy

 British brokerage HSBC has released a new report that has claimed that in the next ten years, India is likely to overtake Japan and Germany to become the third largest economy in the world
http://www.singaporenews.net/news/254745635/india-to-overtake-japan-germany-as-third-largest-economy#

14 SEPTEMBER 2017

Abe, Modi launch India’s first bullet train project

India on Thursday inched closer to its dream of getting a bullet train when Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his Indian counterpart, Narendra Modi, laid the foundation stone for the country’s first high-speed rail link based on Japan’s famed shinkansen technologygy
https://asia.nikkei.com/Politics-Economy/International-Relations/PM-Modi-and-Japan-s-Abe-launch-Indian-shinkansen-project?page=1
http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report-narendra-modi-and-shinzo-abe-launch-bullet-train-project-10-important-statements-made-by-pm-2545514

23 JULY 2017

25 years of ASEAN–India integration

2017 marks 25 years of ASEAN–India partnership. In 1992, India joined ASEAN as a sectoral partner, at a time when India was a relatively inward-looking economy. Today there are 30 dialogue mechanisms between India and ASEAN, including a summit and seven ministerial meetings in a wide range of sectors
http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2017/07/23/25-years-of-asean-india-integration/

1st JULY 2017

Indian PM Narendra Modi launches sweeping tax reform

India has introduced its biggest tax reform since gaining independence from Britain 70 years ago. The nationwide tax is expected to streamline business, but critics argue the country isn’t ready for the massive overhaul
http://www.dw.com/en/indian-pm-narendra-modi-launches-sweeping-tax-reform/a-39501750
http://www.euronews.com/2017/07/01/india-divided-over-gst-sweeping-sales-tax-reform

23 JUNE 2017

India fires 31 satellites-carrying rocket into space

India fired a rocket carrying 31 small satellites into space on Friday, several of them for European countries looking for high resolution earth images, underlining its strength as a low-cost provider of services in space
http://www.presstv.ir/Detail/2017/06/23/526242/India-Satellite-Rocket-Europe
http://www.business-standard.com/article/current-affairs/isro-launches-eye-in-the-sky-cartosat-2-satellite-why-it-matters-117062300108_1.html
http://www.dnaindia.com/india/photo-gallery-in-pics-isro-s-pslv-c38-succesfully-launches-cartosat-2-series-30-nano-satellites-2481660

5 JUNE 2017

India launches ‘monster’ rocket

India joined an elite club of nations launching a heavy satelitte, a club that includes only the USA, Russia, Europe, China and Japan
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-40158889
http://www.dnaindia.com/technology/report-isro-launches-india-s-heaviest-rocket-gslv-mark-iii-why-it-s-a-big-deal-2462265
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/isros-most-powerful-rocket-gslv-mk-iii-places-gsat-19-communication-satellite-in-orbit/articleshow/59001591.cms

30 MAY 2017

Indian PM Modi tells Merkel India and Germany ‘made for one another’

At a press conference, the leaders of Germany and India have said that the countries’ relationship is of « international significance. » But ongoing talks are emphasizing how best to beef up business ties
http://www.dw.com/en/indian-pm-modi-tells-merkel-india-and-germany-made-for-one-another/a-39043653
http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/modi-merkel-nudge-fta-sign-a-dozen-agreements/article18661524.ece?homepage=true

17 MAY 2017

Indian cabinet approves plans to build 10 nuclear reactors

India’s cabinet approved plans on Wednesday (May 17) to build 10 nuclear reactors with a combined capacity of 7,000 megawatts (MW), more than the country’s entire current capacity, to try fast-track its domestic nuclear power programme
http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/indian-cabinet-approves-plans-to-build-10-nuclear-reactors
http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/cabinet-clears-proposal-to-build-10-atomic-reactors/article18473481.ece?homepage=true

5 MAY 2017

India Launches South Asia ‘Diplomacy’ Satellite for Communication Services

India launched a ‘South Asia’ satellite on Friday to provide communication services to neighboring countries in a new initiative hailed by leaders of seven South Asian countries as a boost to regional cooperation
http://www.asiapacificstar.com/news/253079660/india-launches-south-asia-diplomacy-satellite-for-communication-services
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/asia/2017-05/05/content_15608938.html
http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report-south-asia-satelite-successfully-launched-pm-modi-congratulates-isro-says-south-asia-leaders-will-celebrate-together-2428591

10 APRIL 2017

Australia says ready to supply uranium to India

Australia said Monday that it was ready to export uranium to India, nearly three years after the two countries signed an export deal for peaceful power generation
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/asia/2017-04/10/content_15598485.html
https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20170411_02/
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-04-10/new-trade-deal-with-india-could-be-years-away-turnbull/8432130?section=world

7 MARCH 2017

India’s Asian integration strategy

The Indian economy is experiencing rapid growth of between 7 and 8 per cent a year. To sustain that growth rate and for India to achieve its development potential, it must open up its economy and have a strong export sector. It may not be easy, but given the global trade slowdown and the paralysis of multilateral trade negotiations, India’s best bet is to seize those opportunities for integration closest to home
http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2017/03/07/indias-asian-integration-strategy/

15 FEBRUARY 2017

India puts record 104 satellites into orbit

India successfully put a record 104 satellites from a single rocket into orbit on Wednesday in the latest triumph for its famously frugal space programme
http://www.atimes.com/article/india-puts-record-104-satellites-orbit/
http://www.dw.com/en/india-breaks-world-record-with-simultaneous-launch-of-104-satellites/a-37555439

22 DECEMBER 2016

Outshining a former colonial master: India’s economy to surpass Britain’s

India will soon overtake Britain to become world’s fifth largest economy, a « Forbes » magazine report has said. Economist Rajiv Biswas talks to DW about the impending milestone and the overall state of India’s economy
http://www.dw.com/en/outshining-a-former-colonial-master-indias-economy-to-surpass-britains/a-36863072

13 NOVEMBER 2016

Modi’s key aide blames poor planning for India’s currency crisis

A member of parliament and one of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s top aides has blamed poor planning and execution by the government for the banknote crisis that has engulfed India, with tens of thousands of people queueing up outside banks and empty ATMs following New Delhi’s decision to replace large-denomination notes with new ones
http://www.scmp.com/week-asia/politics/article/2045567/modis-key-aide-blames-poor-planning-indias-currency-crisis

11 NOVEMBER 2016

India, Japan sign ‘historic’ civil nuclear agreement

Japan and India signed a civilian nuclear cooperation pact on Friday, paving the way for Japan to export nuclear power equipment and technology to the fast-growing South Asian country in a deal with a non-member of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty
http://www.dnaindia.com/world/report-japan-shreds-its-reservation-signs-landmark-civil-nuclear-deal-with-india-2272481
http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20161111_36/
http://www.dw.com/en/india-and-japan-sign-nuclear-deal-a-risky-business/a-36341141

8 OCTOBER 2016

India takes the lead in BRICS

In recent years, India has been the brightest spot in the grouping and is currently one of the fastest growing economies in the world. Chairing the BRICS summit provides India with a good opportunity to drive its own agenda of increasing investment in its priority projects, especially in the infrastructure sector, and discussing trade barriers
http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2016/10/08/indias-takes-the-lead-of-brics/

2 OCTOBER 2016

India ratifies historic Paris climate change pact, but can it reduce CO2 emissions ?

India, the world’s third biggest carbon emitter, ratified the Paris agreement on climate change on Sunday (Oct 2) on the birthday of the country’s famously ascetic independence leader Mahatma Gandhi
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/india-ratifies-historic-paris-climate-change-pact/3174590.html
http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/south-asia/article/2024481/india-ratifies-historic-paris-climate-change-pact
http://www.dw.com/en/india-to-ratify-climate-pact-but-can-it-reduce-co2-emissions/a-35932988

22 SEPTEMBER 2016

India eyes strategic energy assets overseas

Seeking to enhance its strategic presence and secure energy sources, India is making major investments in the hydrocarbon sector abroad, with the latest being its acquisition of a substantial stake in a key Russian oil field
http://asia.nikkei.com/Business/Trends/India-eyes-strategic-energy-assets-overseas

31 AUGUST 2016

Growth in India fails to meet expectations

India’s economic growth rate was up in the April-June quarter, but failed to meet expectations of the private sector. The Indian government announced on Wednesday that gross domestic product for the quarter expanded 7.1 percent from the figure for the same period of last year
http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20160901_02/

23 JUIN 2016

Demystifying Indian growth

According to current IMF projections, India is now the fastest growing major economy in the world. In 2016, it is expected to grow over a full percentage point faster than China. This is a remarkable turnaround by any standard and especially impressive against the backdrop of a stagnant global economy
http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2016/06/23/demystifying-indian-growth/

21 JUNE 2016

India unveils sweeping investment reforms

India has announced a broad relaxation of foreign direct investment (FDI) rules in a number of key sectors, including aviation and defense. The move is part of an effort to open up the country’s economy
http://www.dw.com/en/india-unveils-sweeping-investment-reforms/a-19343616

2 MAY 2016

Thomas Piketty: ‘Indian inequality still hidden’

French economist Thomas Piketty says there is still a « huge » gap in data about income tax in India
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-36186116

26 MARCH 2016

India must waste no time Acting East

India is undoubtedly looking global. As it transitions to a leading regional power alongside China, it should make better use of its growing ties in the Asia Pacific to strengthen economic linkages. As the Vietnamese Ambassador to India Ton Sinh Thanh said recently, India not only has to act east, it must also act fast.
http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2016/03/26/india-must-waste-no-time-acting-east/

14 FEBRUARY 2016

Modi’s magic: Is India’s economic miracle a mirage?

Narendra Modi, who will celebrate his second anniversary as prime minister in May, has been responsible for much of the recent buzz around India’s economy. He has spent huge amounts of political capital trying to push common sense economic reforms through parliament
http://money.cnn.com/2016/02/14/news/economy/india-modi-investment-manufacturing/index.html

8 FEBRUARY 2016

Will India’s economy live up to expectations?

Unlike other emerging economies, strong investor sentiment and the meltdown in crude oil prices bolstered India’s growth in the last financial year. Though the projected growth rate for 2016 shows a slight decline of 0.1 per cent, the World Bank predicts that India will grow by a robust 7.8 per cent this year and by 7.9 per cent in the next two years. This means India is shaping up to outpace China in the next three years.
http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2016/02/06/will-indias-economy-live-up-to-expectations/#more-49442

India outpaces China in 2015 economic growth

India’s economy grew at an average rate of 7.5% in 2015, faster than the 6.9% growth in China, official figures show.
http://www.bbc.com/news/business-35519671

4 FEBRUARY 2016

India ratifies pact on nuclear compensation

Five years after signing the Convention on Supplementary Compensation for Nuclear Damage (CSC), India ratified the convention on Thursday, the IAEA’s Office of Public Information and Communication reported from Vienna.
http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/india-ratifies-pact-on-nuclear-compensation/article8194893.ece?w=alauto
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/india-ratifies-nuclear-li/2489682.html

26 JANUARY 2016

Here are 19 deals signed between India-France during President Francois Hollande’s visit

France has announced an investment of $10 billion (Rs 67,540 crore) in India over the next five years, which will largely cater to the industrial sector in the country. Here are all of the deals that came out of the French President’s visit to India.
http://www.dnaindia.com/money/report-here-are-19-republic-day-deals-between-india-france-2170403

3 JANUARY 2016

 India will continue attracting foreign funds over the long term: Experts

Hopes of more reforms, coupled with lower commodity prices and rising consumer confidence, are expected to aid key Indian indices in 2016 to pare their losses in the year gone by
http://www.beijingbulletin.com/index.php/sid/239919423

12 DECEMBER 2015

India, Japan sign agreements on nuclear energy, bullet train

India on Saturday signed landmark agreements on civil nuclear energy and bullet train technology with Japan, as Prime Minister Narendra Modi described visit of his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe « truly historic »
http://www.sify.com/news/india-japan-sign-agreements-on-nuclear-energy-bullet-train-news-national-pmmpElbjdfjid.html
http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/english/news/20151212_15.html

1 NOVEMBER 2015

India’s rising power in Africa

In an attempt to boost trade and investment opportunities abroad, India has welcomed heads of state, policymakers, and businessmen from every country in Africa, marking the largest ever India-Africa summit
http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/countingthecost/2015/10/india-rising-power-africa-151031083435780.html

Wars, conflicts and strategy on 5 March in Asian history

WARS, CONFLICTS AND STRATEGY ON 5 MARCH IN ASIAN HISTORY

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

Updated on March 5, 2019

1824: The British officially declare war on Burma, stating the First Burmanese War
http://www1.somerset.gov.uk/archives/sli/1burmese.htm
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/2464.html

1895: The Japanese size the Chine port of Yingkou (Manchuria)
http://sinojapanesewar.com/Manchuria.htm
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Yingkou

1895-03-05 Prise de Yingkou

1906: In the Philippines, United States Army troops bring overwhelming force against the native Moros in the First Battle of Bud Dajo, leaving only six survivors


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Battle_of_Bud_Dajo
https://www.revolvy.com/main/index.php?s=First%20Battle%20of%20Bud%20Dajo
http://indiohistorian.tumblr.com/post/45890739715/first-battle-of-bud-dajo-the-photo-above-has-a

1927: 1,000 US marines land in China to protect American property

1942: The Japanese enter in Batavia, the capital of Dutch Indies
http://ww2db.com/battle_spec.php?battle_id=23

1943: Japanese wipe out the Anti-Japanese People’s Army in the Nueva Ecija province of the Philippines
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hukbalahap

1944: First US bombing on Haiphong (Vietnam)

1958: Pyongyang suggests a total withdraw of foreign forces from the two Koreas

1964: Ceylan (now Sri Lanka) declares emergency due to unrest

1964: The Joint Chiefs of Staff order a U.S. Air Force air commando training advisory team to Thailand to train Lao pilots in counterinsurgency tactics

1979 : China starts the withdraw of its invasion troops from Vietnam

1979-03-05 debut du retrait chinois

1985: The Vietnamese delegate to United Nations, Huang Bich Son, declares that the possibility of a second Chinese invasion is more and more likely

1986: The president of the Philippines Cory Aquino frees the communist leader José-Maria Sison

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

1988: Riot during a religious ceremony in Lhasa causing around 50 people dead. 600 people died in the 1987-1988 unrests

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5laC0_eb9c&feature=related

1989: Beginning of anti-Chinese riots in Tibet

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

2013: U.N. diplomats say the United States and China have reached a tentative deal on new sanctions to punish North Korea for its latest nuclear test, as Pyongyang threatened to disregard the armistice that ended its 1950 to 1953 war with South Korea

http://www.voanews.com/content/un-security-council-to-discuss-north-korea-sanctions/1615283.html

2016: Afghanistan’s Taliban has said it will not take part in peace talks with the government unless foreign troops leave the country. The group also said it wanted detained members of its ranks to be freed
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2016/03/afghan-talks-taliban-refuses-participate-160305135801134.html
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-35736434

On 5 March in South Asian history

1931-03-05 Gandhi-Irwin Pact

ON 5 MARCH IN SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on March 5, 2019

1913: Birth of Gangubai Hangal, Indian singer who died on July 21, 2009
http://www.iloveindia.com/indian-heroes/gangubai-hangal.html
https://homes.cs.washington.edu/~mausam/gangubai.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GoJEY4wB864

1931: Signature of the Gandhi–Irwin Pact, a political agreement signed by Mahatma Gandhi and the then Viceroy of India, Lord Irwin envisaging the release of political prisoners and allowing salt to be freely used by the poorest members of the population
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gandhi%E2%80%93Irwin_Pact
http://www.rarenewspapers.com/view/580415

1931-03-05 Gandhi-Irwin Pact

1949: The Jharkhand Party is founded in India by Jaipal Singh
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jharkhand_Party
http://www.open.ac.uk/researchprojects/makingbritain/content/jaipal-singh

Jaipal Singh

1964: Ceylan (now Sri Lanka) declares emergency due to unrest

1966: Birth of Aasif Mandvi, Indian-born American actor and comedian
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aasif_Mandvi

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7sdMsimS-Y8

1988: Riot during a religious ceremony in Lhasa causing around 50 people dead. 600 people died in the 1987-1988 unrests

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5laC0_eb9c&feature=related

1989: Beginning of anti-Chinese riots in Tibet
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/2230.html

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

2013: Police in the Maldives capital, Male, arrests former President Mohamed Nasheed for abuse of office, after months of political tension
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-21668176 http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2013/03/20133510315699221.html

2016: Afghanistan’s Taliban has said it will not take part in peace talks with the government unless foreign troops leave the country. The group also said it wanted detained members of its ranks to be freed
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2016/03/afghan-talks-taliban-refuses-participate-160305135801134.html
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-35736434

On 5 March in Southeast Asian history

ON 5 MARCH IN SOUTHEAST ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on March 5, 2019

1824: The British officially declare war on Burma, stating the First Burmanese War
http://www1.somerset.gov.uk/archives/sli/1burmese.htm
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/2464.html

1906: In the Philippines, United States Army troops bring overwhelming force against the native Moros in the First Battle of Bud Dajo, leaving only six survivors


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Battle_of_Bud_Dajo
https://www.revolvy.com/main/index.php?s=First%20Battle%20of%20Bud%20Dajo
http://indiohistorian.tumblr.com/post/45890739715/first-battle-of-bud-dajo-the-photo-above-has-a

1909: Birth of Sutan Sjahrir, Indonesian Prime Minister (1945-1947), who died on April 9, 1966
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sutan_Sjahrir

1939: Birth of Benyamin Sueb, Indonesian comedian, actor, and singer who died on September 5, 1995
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benyamin_Sueb

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

1942: The Japanese enter in Batavia, the capital of Dutch Indies
http://ww2db.com/battle_spec.php?battle_id=23

1943: Japanese wipe out the Anti-Japanese People’s Army in the Nueva Ecija province of the Philippines
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hukbalahap

1944: First US bombing on Haiphong (Vietnam)

1947: Mr. Emile Bollaert is named as the replacement for Admiral Thierry d’Argenlieu as French High Commissioner for Indochina

1948: Birth of A. Rafiq, Indonesian singer and actor who died on January 19, 2013
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A._Rafiq

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Igzp9slNr3Y

1951: Birth of Lat, most famous Malaysian cartoonist
http://datolatdigitallibrary.blogspot.fr/p/history-of-dato-lat.html

Lat

1960: Indonesian President Sukarno dismiss the Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat (People’s Representative Council), 1955 democratically elected parliament, and replaces it with DPR-GR, the parliament of his own selected members

1964: The Joint Chiefs of Staff order a U.S. Air Force air commando training advisory team to Thailand to train Lao pilots in counterinsurgency tactics

1979 : China starts the withdraw of its invasion troops from Vietnam

1979-03-05 debut du retrait chinois

1985: The Vietnamese delegate to United Nations, Huang Bich Son, declares that the possibility of a second Chinese invasion is more and more likely

1986: The president of the Philippines Cory Aquino frees the communist leader José-Maria Sison

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

2001: In Malaysia, Ezam Mohamed Noor, ex secretary of Anwar Ibrahim, and leader of the Youth wing of the National Justice Party (Keadilan National) is arrested
http://www.amnesty.org/en/library/info/ASA28/001/2001/en
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/world/asia-pacific/1420739.stm

2010: Thailand has refused to grant a visa to the sister of the Dalai Lama because it does not want to anger China
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/8551258.stm

On 5 March in Japan’s history

1932-03-05 Murderer of Takuma Dan Mitsui

ON 5 MARCH IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

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Updated on March 5, 2019

1611: Death of Shimazu Yoshihisa, a samurai, daimo of Satsuma province, born in February 1533
http://www.samurai-archives.com/yoshihisa.html

1663: Go-Sai, 111th Japanese Emperor abdicates. He will die in March 1685
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Go-Sai

1776: Death of Yeongjo, 21st of Korean Joseon dynasty’s ruler, born in September 1694
http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Yeongjo_of_Joseon

1895: The Japanese size the Chine port of Yingkou (Manchuria)
http://sinojapanesewar.com/Manchuria.htm
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Yingkou

1895-03-05 Prise de Yingkou

1932: Takuma Dan, a Japanese baron, director general of Mitsui is murdered by a right-wing nationalist
http://www.ndl.go.jp/portrait/e/datas/291.html

1932-03-05 Murderer of Takuma Dan Mitsui

1942: The Japanese enter in Batavia, the capital of Dutch Indies
http://ww2db.com/battle_spec.php?battle_id=23

1943: Japanese wipe out the Anti-Japanese People’s Army in the Nueva Ecija province of the Philippines
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hukbalahap

1966: Passenger jet crashes into Mount Fuji
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/march/5/newsid_2515000/2515321.stm

1970: Birth of Yuu Watase, Japanese manga author
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yuu_Watase

1981: Birth of Shugo Oshinari, Japanese actor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shugo_Oshinari
http://www.jdorama.com/artiste.1731.htm

1985: Birth of Ken’ichi Matsuyama, Japanese actor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kenichi_Matsuyam

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

 

 

On 5 March in Chinese history, Hong Kong and Taiwan

1963-03-05 Learn from Lei Feng

ON 5 MARCH IN CHINESE HISTORY, HONG KONG AND TAIWAN

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Updated on March 5, 2019

1886: Birth of Dong Biwu, hight-ranking member of the Communist Party of China who died in April 1975
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dong_Biwu

1895: The Japanese size the Chinese port of Yingkou (Manchuria)
http://sinojapanesewar.com/Manchuria.htm
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Yingkou

1895-03-05 Prise de Yingkou

1897: Birth of Soong May-ling, wife of Chiang Kai-shek who died in October 2003
http://www.magiccarpetjournals.com/Madame-Chiang.htm
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/books/bookreviews/6989388/The-Last-Empress-Madame-Chiang-Kai-shek-and-the-Birth-of-Modern-China-review.html
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/2373.html

1898: Birth of Zhou Enlai, Chinese Premier from 1949 to 1976
http://spartacus-educational.com/COLDenlai.htm
http://www.chinafile.com/mystery-zhou-enlai

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LydnqKl-zeg

1927: 1,000 US marines land in China to protect American property

1940: Death of Cai Yuanpei (Tsai Yuan-pei), Chinese educator who was the first president of the Academia Sinica, born on January 11, 1868
https://www.thechinastory.org/ritp/tsai-yuan-pei-cai-yuanpei-%E8%94%A1%E5%85%83%E5%9F%B9/
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/2170.html

1958: The Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region is founded is established in China
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/1746.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guangxi

1963: Mao Zedong writes the inscription « learn from Comrade Lei Feng » launching a long patriotic campaign
http://chineseposters.net/themes/leifeng.php
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/2669.html

1963-03-05 Learn from Lei Feng

1965: Death of Chen Cheng, Chinese politician and military leader, born on January 4, 1897)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chen_Cheng

1978: In China, end of the first session of the  5th National Congress.  Hua Guofeng is maintained as president of the CCP and as head of the government. A new constitution is voted

1978: Ye Jianying becomes president of the National Assembly of the PRC, replacing Zhu De
http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/data/people/yejianying.shtml
http://www.paulnoll.com/China/Long-March/Long-March-Ye-Jianying.html

1979 : China starts the withdraw of its invasion troops from Vietnam

1979-03-05 debut du retrait chinois

1988: Riot during a religious ceremony in Lhasa causing around 50 people dead. 600 people died in the 1987-1988 unrests

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5laC0_eb9c&feature=related

1989: Beginning of anti-Chinese riots in Tibet
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/2230.html

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

2004: Death of Zang Kejia, Chinese poet, born in October 1905
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zang_Kejia

2013: U.N. diplomats say the United States and China have reached a tentative deal on new sanctions to punish North Korea for its latest nuclear test, as Pyongyang threatened to disregard the armistice that ended its 1950 to 1953 war with South Korea

http://www.voanews.com/content/un-security-council-to-discuss-north-korea-sanctions/1615283.html