Daily Archives: 12 mars 2019

Xinjiang news

18 MARCH 2019

China defends its security crackdown in Xinjiang

Authorities in China have arrested almost 13,000 « terrorists » in Xinjiang since 2014, the government said on Monday, in a White Paper defending its controversial de-radicalisation measures for Muslims in the restive far western region
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/mar/18/china-says-it-has-arrested-13000-terrorists-in-xinjiang
https://www.chinadailyasia.com/articles/39/55/161/1552903585946.html?newsId=65001

12 MARCH 2019

China says it will eventually phase out ‘vocational training centres’ in Xinjiang where 1 million Uygur Muslims are reportedly held for ‘re-education’

China’s top official in Xinjiang on Tuesday said the “vocational training centres” in the far western border region would eventually be phased out, as Beijing comes under growing international pressure over the mass detention camps
https://www.scmp.com/news/china/politics/article/3001415/china-says-it-will-eventually-phase-out-vocational-training
https://www.straitstimes.com/asia/east-asia/xinjiang-will-not-let-up-on-fight-against-extremism-governor

10 FEBRUARY 2019

Turkey calls on China to close Uighur detention camps

Turkish Foreign Ministry spokesman slammed Chinese authorities’ systematic assimilation policy towards Uighur Turks, saying it is a « great embarrassment » in a written statement on Sunday
https://www.trtworld.com/turkey/turkey-calls-on-china-to-close-uighur-detention-camps-24016
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-47187170
https://edition.cnn.com/2019/02/10/asia/turkey-china-uyghur-xinjiang-intl/index.html

31 JANUARY 2019

Uyghur academic Ilham Tohti nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

Uyghur academic Ilham Tohti, sentenced to life imprisonment by the Chinese government, was nominated as a candidate to receive the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize. The proposal comes from a group of 13 US lawmakers, who want to push China to stop what many call the « genocide » of the Uyghurs in the Xinjiang region
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Uyghur-academic-Ilham-Tohti-nominated-for-Nobel-Peace-Prize-46127.html
https://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/2184396/us-lawmakers-nominate-jailed-uygur-ilham-tohti-nobel-peace-prize

5 DECEMBER 2018

China refuses top human rights official access to Uighur Muslim ‘re-education’ camps

China has blocked a leading human rights official from visiting the “re-education camps” which hold as many as one million Uighur Muslims
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/china-uighur-muslim-camps-xinjiang-human-rights-internment-barbel-kofler-germany-a8667886.html
https://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy/article/2176508/china-rejects-german-human-rights-delegations-request-visit

6 NOVEMBER 2018

Uyghur crackdown in Xinjiang doubles security spending in one year

Spending on prisons and security-related construction in the western Chinese province of Xinjiang doubled between 2016 and 2017 new research has revealed, undermining China’s denial of the existence of mass internment camps
https://edition.cnn.com/2018/11/06/asia/xinjiang-uyghur-crackdown-china-intl/index.html
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-46111865

10 OCTOBER 2018

China legalizes Xinjiang ‘re-education camps’ after denying they exist

China’s far-northwestern region of Xinjiang has revised legislation to provide a legal basis for internment camps where up to 1 million Muslims are being held amid mounting international criticism
https://edition.cnn.com/2018/10/10/asia/xinjiang-china-reeducation-camps-intl/index.html
https://www.foxnews.com/world/china-region-gives-legal-basis-for-muslim-internment-camps
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-45812419

30 AUGUST 2018

UN calls on China to free Uighurs from alleged re-education camps

United Nations’ human rights experts voiced alarm on Thursday (Aug 30) over alleged Chinese political re-education camps for Muslim Uighurs and they called for the immediate release of those detained on the “pretext of countering terrorism”
https://www.straitstimes.com/asia/east-asia/un-accuses-china-of-counter-terrorism-pretext-in-mass-detention-of-muslim-uighurs
https://www.dw.com/en/un-panel-alarmed-by-reports-over-xinjiang/a-45293724
https://asiancorrespondent.com/2018/08/us-senators-demand-sanctions-against-chinese-officials-over-muslim-abuses/

10 AUGUST 2018

UN says it has reports that China is holding 1 million Uygurs in ‘secret internment camps’

A UN human rights panel said on Friday that it had received many credible reports that 1 million ethnic Uygurs in China were being held in what resembles a “massive internment camp that is shrouded in secrecy”
https://www.trtworld.com/asia/un-says-a-million-uighurs-held-in-china-camps-19512
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-45147972
https://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2159258/un-cites-reports-china-holding-1-million-uygurs-secret

21 JUNE 2018

Is China building ‘political reeducation’ camps for Muslim minorities?

In China’s Muslim-majority Xinjiang region, there have been reports of « reeducation » camps where over 200,000 « suspects » are being held. DW spoke with researcher Adrian Lenz about the veracity of the reports.
http://www.dw.com/en/is-china-building-political-reeducation-camps-for-muslim-minorities/a-44334145
http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2018/06/18/china-is-using-terrorist-threats-to-culturally-cleanse-its-west/

14 MAY 2018

Chinese Uyghurs forced to welcome Communist Party into their homes

More than a million Chinese Communist officials are being dispatched to live with local families in the western region of Xinjiang, a move seen as a sign of the government’s increasingly tightened grip over the area’s predominantly Uyghur Muslim population
https://edition.cnn.com/2018/05/14/asia/china-xinjiang-home-stays-intl/index.html

China rolls out three-year plan to tackle poverty in Xinjiang

China’s northwestern region of Xinjiang is planning a poverty relief scheme targeting its 22 poorest counties, state-run Xinhua reported on Sunday
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2133730/china-rolls-out-three-year-plan-tackle-poverty-xinjiang
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/02/china-launches-anti-poverty-drive-restive-xinjiang-180218150517058.html

27 NOVEMBER 2017

China’s ‘three warfares’ in Xinjiang

There has been analysis of China’s use of ‘three warfares’ — public opinion, psychological warfare and legal warfare — in the context of external issues like the South China Sea dispute and the Doklam standoff with India. But China has also deployed elements of the ‘three warfares’ to counter a primarily domestic security challenge: the threat of Uyghur militancy, radicalisation and terrorism in Xinjiang
http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2017/11/27/chinas-three-warfares-in-xinjiang/

6 AUGUST 2017

China sacks senior Xinjiang official for not fighting extremism

A Communist Party official who oversaw a portion of China’s restive northwestern Muslim region of Xinjiang has been dismissed on charges including that he failed to do enough to fight extremism
http://www.beijingbulletin.com/news/254252017/chinese-official-fired-for-not-fighting-extremism
http://gulfnews.com/news/asia/china/china-sacks-senior-xinjiang-official-for-not-fighting-extremism-1.2069696

3 JUNE 2017

Muslim children forced to drop ‘religious’ names in western China

 Muslim children in China’s far western Xinjiang region are being forced to change their “religious” names and adults are being coerced into attending rallies showing devotion to the officially atheist Communist party
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jun/03/muslim-children-forced-to-drop-religious-names-in-western-china

22 APRIL 2017

Inside the shadowy world of Chinese militants fighting in Syria

Many do not speak Arabic and their role in Syria is little known to the outside world, but the Chinese fighters of the Turkistan Islamic Party in Syria are organised, battled hardened and have been instrumental in ground offensives against President Bashar Assad’s forces
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2089808/inside-shadowy-world-chinese-militants-fighting-syria

30 MARCH 2017

Ban on beards and veils – China’s Xinjiang passes law to curb ‘religious extremism’

China’s Xinjiang region passed a law on Wednesday to curb religious extremism, amid the government’s intensifying campaign against what it calls the rising threat of terrorism and separatism in the Uygur homeland
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2083479/ban-beards-and-veils-chinas-xinjiang-passes-regulation
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-03-30/china-sets-rules-on-beards-to-combat-extremism-in-xinjiang/8401762?section=world
http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2017/03/30/does-china-have-itself-to-blame-for-the-trans-nationalisation-of-uyghur-terrorism/

18 MARCH 2017

What do Islamic State and Tibet have to do with China’s crackdown in Xinjiang?

The government has responded to the growing threat by bringing in new hardline security restrictions on Xinjiang (新疆) residents – restrictions some experts say have been imported from neighbouring Tibet by Chen Quanguo, Xinjiang’s Communist Party leader, who previously held the same office in Tibet
http://www.scmp.com/week-asia/geopolitics/article/2079542/what-do-islamic-state-and-tibet-have-do-chinas-crackdown

10 MARCH 2017

Xi urges ‘great wall of iron’ for Xinjiang’s stability

Chinese President Xi Jinping said Friday that a « great wall of iron » to safeguard national unity, ethnic solidarity and social stability should be built in China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/nation/2017-03/10/content_15584177.html
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/mar/11/china-xi-jinping-wants-great-wall-of-steel-in-violence-hit-xinjiang

17 FEBRUARY 2017

Massive show of force staged in China’s Xinjiang region after terrorist Attack

Thousands of armed police and military vehicles have taken part in a parade in China’s restive Xinjiang region in a massive show of force two days after a deadly attack that authorities blamed on terrorists
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2071788/massive-show-force-staged-chinas-xinjiang-region-after
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/eight-die-five-injured-in-xinjiang-knife-attack-reports-02152017152530.html

20 JULY 2016

Beijing policies in Xinjiang driving Chinese Muslims to join ranks of Islamic State, says US think tank

Tough religious restrictions on Muslim minorities in the country’s far west may have driven more than 100 to join Islamic State (IS), a US think tank said on Wednesday
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1992418/beijing-policies-xinjiang-driving-chinese-muslims-join

3 JUNE 2016

China angered by US questioning ‘anti-terrorism campaign’ in Muslim-majority Xinjiang

China asks the United States to respect the fight against what Beijing says are militants in the far western region of Xinjiang, after Washington expresses concern about the lack of transparency in China’s anti-terrorism campaign.
http://www.radioaustralia.net.au/international/2016-06-03/china-angered-by-us-questioning-antiterrorism-campaign-in-muslimmajority-xinjiang/1587250
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/nation/2016-06/03/content_15444483.html
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/nation/2016-06/02/content_15443381.html

8 APRIL 2016

Xinjiang seals US$2b in deals with Pakistan firms

Companies from China’s far western region of Xinjiang signed deals worth about US$2 billion with Pakistan this week during a visit to Pakistan by Xinjiang’s top official, who sought to cement ties with an important security partner
http://www.dawn.com/news/1250730/chinas-xinjiang-seals-pakistan-ties-with-2bn-in-deals
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/business/2016-04/08/content_15413033.html

22 JANUARY 2016

China Jails Xinjiang Rights Activist For 19 Years For Subversion, Spying

Authorities in the northwestern Chinese region of Xinjiang have jailed a Han Chinese rights activist for 19 years on subversion and spying charges after he openly criticized government policy in the troubled region.
http://www.beijingbulletin.com/index.php/sid/240488077

3 JANUARY 2016

Role Of Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region In Economic Security Of China – Analysis

The main question addressed in this article is why the economic development of Xinjiang is a priority for the Beijing government. How can we explain the fact that Beijing’s investment in Xinjiang is much higher than its investment in other regions populated by predominantly non- Han Chinese population?
http://www.eurasiareview.com/03012016-role-of-xinjiang-uyghur-autonomous-region-in-economic-security-of-china-analysis/

3 DECEMBER 2015

Xinjiang violence: Does China have a terror problem?

Hundreds of people have been killed in Xinjiang in recent years and authorities have blamed there has been a spate of high-profile attacks outside the province
http://edition.cnn.com/2015/12/02/asia/china-xinjiang-uyghurs/index.html

20 NOVEMBER 2015

Chinese police kill 28 members of « terrorist group » – state media reports

Chinese security forces have killed 28 people allegedly responsible for a deadly attack on a coal mine in Xinjiang, state media has said
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/12006934/Chinese-police-kill-28-members-of-terrorist-group-state-media-reports.html
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2015/11/china-28-terrorists-killed-xinjiang-operation-151120045600089.html

23 JUNE 2015

China’s illusion of harmony

China’s recent crackdown on its Muslim minority population will deepen resentment and further radicalisation
http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2015/06/china-illusion-harmony-muslims-ramadan-150622090238602.html

25 MAY 2015

China busts 181 terror gangs in autonomous Xinjiang region in year-long crackdown

More than 92 percent of groups were raided while planning attacks and 112 suspects turned themselves into security services, according to an assessment of the security operation by Xinjiang’s regional Communist Party committee.
http://www.ucanews.com/news/china-claims-to-have-broken-up-nearly-200-terror-cells-in-xinjiang/73661

20 FEBRUARY 2015

Hacking, shooting incident leave 17 dead in Xinjiang’s Aksu prefecture

Seventeen people have reportedly been hacked, stabbed or shot to death in the latest episode of deadly violence to hit China’s far west.
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/aksu-02202015214715.html

23 JANUARY 2015

Arrests in China’s Xinjiang ‘nearly doubled in 2014’

More than 27,000 suspects were arrested, up by more than 95 per cent, in the far-western, predominantly Muslim area, according to reports
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/11365321/Arrests-in-Chinas-Xinjiang-nearly-doubled-in-2014Muslim-Uighurs.html

31 DECEMBER 2014

China promotes governor of troubled Xinjiang Nur Bekri to top energy post

China has promoted the ethnic Uighur governor of the troubled far western region of Xinjiang to the country’s top energy policy body, Chinese media reported on Wednesday, but left unclear who would replace him
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/china-promotes-governor-troubled-xinjiang-top-energy-post

11 DECEMBER 2014

China’s Urumqi bans Islamic veil, sparking rights concerns

The capital of China’s far western Xinjiang has banned the wearing of Islamic veils in public, the regional government said on Thursday, in a move experts worry could spark more unrest in the troubled region
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/chinas-urumqi-bans-islamic-veil-sparking-rights-concerns

9 DECEMBER 2014

China jails students of Uighur scholar Ilham Tohti

Seven students of a prominent scholar from China’s Uighur minority have been convicted of separatism in a secret trial and given prison sentences of three to eight years, a lawyer said Tuesday.
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/448514/students-of-uighur-scholar-jailed-for-eparatism-lawyer
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-30390801

8 DECEMBER 2014

China sentences eight to death for Xinjiang knife, bomb attacks

Eight people were sentenced to death for their roles in two knife and bomb attacks earlier this year in the violence-plagued western region of Xinjiang , state media reported
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1657774/china-sentences-eight-death-xinjiang-knife-bomb-attacks

29 NOVEMBER 2014

Xinjiang attack leaves at least 15 dead

The official Xinhua news agency said the attack took place on Friday on a “food street” in Shache county, where state media said a series of attacks in July left 96 people dead, including 59 assailants.
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/nov/29/xinjiang-attack-15-dead

11 NOVEMBER 2014

22 Sentenced to Prison in Ethnically Split Chinese Region of Xinjiang

The authorities in Xinjiang have imprisoned 22 people in a mass sentencing that included charges of rape, disturbing public order and “illegal preaching,” a state news media outlet reported on Tuesday.
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/12/world/asia/xinjiang-court-sentences-22-to-prison-for-religious-crimes.html?ref=asia&_r=0

27 OCTOBER 2014

China to streamline counter-terrorism intelligence gathering

China will set up a national anti-terrorism intelligence system, state media said on Monday, reporting changes to an anti-terror law expected to be passed this week in the wake of an upsurge in violence in the far western region of Xinjiang
http://digital.asiaone.com/digital/news/china-streamline-counter-terrorism-intelligence-gathering

13 OCTOBER 2014

China sentences 12 to death for south Xinjiang attacks

A court in China’s restive Xinjiang region has sentenced 12 people to death for attacks that left nearly 100 people dead in July.
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-29592882
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2014/10/china-sentences-12-death-xinjiang-20141013125835795435.html

25 SEPTEMBER 2014

40 ‘rioters’ killed in China’s Xinjiang: state media

Six civilians, two police officers and two auxiliary police were also killed in the attacks in Xinjiang’s Luntai county, with 54 civilians injured, according to Tianshan, the regional government news portal.
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/434283/40-rioters-killed-in-china-xinjiang-state-media

24 SEPTEMBER 2014

Interactive: China’s Uighur unrest

Ethnic violence has wracked China’s restive Xinjiang region, leading to a tight government clampdown.
http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/interactive/2014/09/interactive-china-uighur-unrest-201492282424478793.html

23 SEPTEMBER 2014

China jails prominent Uighur academic Ilham Tohti for life

A Chinese court has sentenced the country’s most prominent advocate for the rights of Muslim Uighur people to life in prison on separatism charges, his lawyer has said, in a case that has provoked an international outcry.
http://edition.cnn.com/2014/09/23/world/asia/china-scholar-sentence/index.html?hpt=ias_c2
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-29321701
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/scholar-09232014091017.html

17 SEPTEMBER 2014

China begins trial of Uighur scholar Ilham Tohti

Uighur scholar, respected internationally for constructive views on country’s ethnic tensions, is accused of fomenting separatism
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/sep/17/china-begins-trial-of-ilham-tohti
http://edition.cnn.com/2014/09/17/world/asia/china-uyghur-scholar-trial/index.html?hpt=ias_c2
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/On-trial-for-separatism,-Ilham-Tohti-says-Uighurs-and-Han-Chinese-have-the-same-problems-in-Xinjiang-32180.html

10 SEPTEMBER 2014

Urumqi police to reward tip-offs on terrorism

Authorities in Urumqi, capital of the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, said on Tuesday they will reward informants who report events or individuals connected with activities related to terrorism and religious extremism.
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/nation/2014-09/10/content_15164630.html

29 AUGUST 2014

China Offers Cash For Marriage to Promote Assimilation in Xinjiang

Chinese authorities in the troubled northwestern region of Xinjiang have announced a slew of cash incentives for interracial marriages between members of ethnic minority groups and majority Han Chinese, local officials said
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/scheme-08292014122418.html

24 AUGUST 2014

China executes eight, including Tiananmen attackers

China has executed eight people in the north-western region of Xinjiang, for what it calls « terrorist » attacks, reports the state news agency Xinhua.
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-28917604
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/china-executes-tiananmen-square-attack-leaders

16 AUGUST 2014

China says it ‘rescues’ 82 children from Xinjiang religious schools

A sweep on illegal religious activity in the capital of China’s unruly far western region of Xinjiang has resulted in 82 children being « rescued » from unlicensed Islamic schools and the seizure of religious clothing, a state-run newspaper said on Saturday
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/china-says-it-rescues-82-children-xinjiang-religious-schools

12 AUGUST 2014

China jails 25 more for terror crimes in Xinjiang

A court in China’s unruly far western region of Xinjiang has sentenced 25 more people to jail terms ranging from three years to life for terror-related offences, state media said on Tuesday, as the government clamps down on a surge in violence
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/china-jails-25-more-terror-crimes-xinjiang

6 AUGUST 2014

Chinese city bans Islamic beards, headwear and clothing on buses

Authorities in Karamay banned people wearing hijabs, niqabs, burqas or clothing with the Islamic star and crescent symbol from taking local buses, the Karamay Daily reported
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/aug/06/chinese-city-bans-islamic-beards-headwear-and-clothing-on-buses
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-28670719

4 AUGUST 2014

Xinjiang offers cash rewards for those hunting terrorists

Authorities in far west China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region have announced that more than 300 million yuan (about $48 million) would be offered in cash rewards to those who helped hunt suspected terrorists
http://www.ecns.cn/2014/08-04/127543.shtml

3 AUGUST 2014

Xinjiang unrest leaves nearly 100 dead, including 37 civilians, China says

Masked militants attacked civilians, police and officials last week in China’s far western region of Xinjiang leading to almost 100 deaths, the government said on Sunday, giving fresh details on one of the worst incidents of unrest in years
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/aug/03/xinjiang-100-dead-37-civilians-china
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-28628332

30 JULY 2014

Imam of China’s largest mosque killed in Xinjiang

Mr Tahir, who was from Xinjiang’s mainly Muslim Uighur ethnic minority, was a vocal and public supporter of Chinese policies in the region
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-28586426
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/murder-07302014221118.html

Chinese authorities tighten security in Xinjiang region after surge in violence

Security tightened drastically across China’s far western city of Kashgar on Wednesday, as Uighur exiles disputed official reports blaming terrorists for fatal violence that claimed dozens of lives in the same part of the Xinjiang region two days earlier
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jul/30/chinese-tighten-security-xinjiang-violence-uighur-muslim-minority

29 JULY 2014

China says dozens killed in Xinjiang attack

Dozens of people were killed and injured in an attack in China’s far western Xinjiang region, home to the mainly Muslim Uyghur minority, state media has reported
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2014/07/china-says-dozens-killed-xinjiang-attack-2014729143054999925.html
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jul/29/chinese-police-shoot-dozens-knife-wielding-attackers-dead-xinjiang
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10999002/Chinese-police-shoot-dead-dozens-after-mass-knife-attacks.html

11 JULY 2014

China jails 32 in Xinjiang on terror charges

Chinese courts in the far-western region of Xinjiang have sentenced 32 people to prison terms ranging from four years to life for terrorism-related charges
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/420115/chinese-courts-jail-32-in-xinjiang
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-28258983

2 JULY 2014

China bans Xinjiang officials from observing Ramadan fast

Several government departments in China’s far western region of Xinjiang have banned Muslim staff from fasting during the month of Ramadan
http://www.dawn.com/news/1116546/china-restricts-ramazan-fasting-in-xinjiang
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-28123267

30 JUNE 2014

China jails 113 in Xinjiang for terrorism

Chinese courts have sentenced 113 people to jail terms ranging from 10 years to life in mainly Uighur Muslim Xinjiang province for terrorism and other charges, according to a government-run news portal.
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2014/06/china-jails-113-xinjiang-terrorism-201463063741554316.html
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10934818/China-jails-113-for-terrorism-in-Xinjiang-mass-trial.html

21 JUNE 2014

China Xinjiang: Police kill 13 attackers

Thirteen assailants have been killed in an attack on a police station in China’s restive western province of Xinjiang, officials say
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-27953164
http://www.wantchinatimes.com/news-subclass-cnt.aspx?id=20140621000128&cid=1103
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2014/06/thirteen-shot-dead-after-china-bomb-attack-20146213434779465.html

16 JUNE 2014

Three sentenced to death for Tiananmen Square attack

Three people have been sentenced to death in connection with a suicide car crash in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square, state-run media said Monday.
http://www.france24.com/en/20140616-china-sentenced-death-tiananmen-square-attack/
http://www.euronews.com/2014/06/16/chinese-court-hands-out-death-penalty-for-tiananmen-crash/

China executes 13 for terror, violent crimes in Xinjiang

Chinese authorities executed 13 people on Monday for « terrorist attacks and violent crimes » in the violence-wracked northwestern region of Xinjiang, state media said
http://edition.cnn.com/2014/06/16/world/asia/china-executions/index.html?hpt=ias_c2
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/china-executes-13-terror-violent-crimes-xinjiang-xinhua
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/415673/china-executes-13-for-terror-violent-crimes-in-xinjiang

5 JUNE 2014

China sentences nine to death in Xinjiang

Authorities in China’s restive Xinjiang region have sentenced nine people to death for « violent terrorism » crimes, state media reported, as part of a nation-wide crackdown on alleged separatist groups
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2014/06/china-sentences-nine-death-xinjiang-20146512313719219.html

31 MAY 2014

China indicts eight over 2013 Tiananmen Gate attack

China has indicted eight people on terrorism charges in connection with an attack on Beijing’s iconic Tiananmen Gate last year that killed two tourists and three assailants, the government said Saturday

http://www.chinapost.com.tw/china/national-news/2014/06/01/409071/China-indicts.htm

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-27647842

http://www.dawn.com/news/1109753/china-indicts-eight-over-2013-tiananmen-gate-attack

30 MAY 2014

China’s president pledges more cash to Xinjiang to defuse ethnic tensions

China’s president has promised to raise incomes and education spending in the country’s restive Muslim north-west in an effort to defuse rising ethnic tensions while calling for tougher security, following an attack in the region’s capital that killed dozens of people

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/may/30/china-president-more-cash-xinjiang-uighur

29 MAY 2014

Should China Fear Islamic Insurgency?

Xi Jinping may well be able to solve the violence in Xinjiang, but Beijing will need to change course

http://thediplomat.com/2014/05/should-china-fear-islamic-insurgency/

28 MAY 2014

China sentences 55 in mass stadium trial

At least one person has been sentenced to death and 54 others found guilty following a mass trial in China’s restive Xinjiang province for a wide range of crimes including terrorism, separatism and murder, state media has reported.
http://www.aljazeera.com/humanrights/2014/05/fifty-five-sentenced-china-mass-trial-201452814535938889.html
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10861786/Chinese-court-sentences-55-for-terrorism-charges-in-front-of-packed-stadium.html
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-27600397

26 MAY 2014

China detains more than 200 suspected separatists in Xinjiang, state media says

Police in China’s troubled north-west region of Xinjiang have broken up 23 terror or extremist groups and detained more than 200 suspected militants in the last month, state media has reported.

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/may/26/china-200-separatists-xinjiang-anti-terrorism-crackdown

http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Xinjiang:-more-than-200-Uighurs-arrested-in-connection-with-the-Urumqi-attack-31183.html

23 MAY 2014

Xinjiang attack marks dramatic shift in militant tactics

The bombing of a civilian market in Xinjiang represents a shift in tactics by militants towards more spectacular attacks, analysts say, to invite a disproportionate response by China and so radicalise the Muslim Uighur homeland

http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/411405/xinjiang-attack-marks-dramatic-shift-in-militant-tactics

22 MAY 2014

Urumqi attack kills 31 in China’s Xinjiang region

Attackers in China’s restive Xinjiang region have crashed two cars into shoppers at a market, killing 31 people, Chinese media reports say
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-27502652
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10848336/China-terror-attack-leaves-dozens-killed-after-bombs-thrown-into-busy-market.html

13 MAY 2014

Over 100 Detained After Xinjiang Police Open Fire on Protesters

Authorities in China’s Xinjiang region detained more than 100 ethnic minority Uyghurs who took part in mass protests this week against the detention of women and middle school girls for wearing headscarves, as local officials confirmed that at least two protesters have been shot dead

http://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/detained-05232014165418.html

12 MAY 2014

More than 200 held in China terror video crackdown

Police in China’s Xinjiang region, home to mainly Muslim Uighurs, have arrested more than 200 people over six weeks for « dissemination of violent or terrorist videos », state media said Monday, amid a wave of train station attacks.

http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/409421/more-than-200-held-in-china-terror-video-crackdown

4 MAY 2014

Xinjiang police issue order to detain family members of Urumqi bomb suspect

Xinjiang police are looking for 10 family members of an alleged assailant killed in Wednesday’s deadly bomb and knife attack in Urumqi

http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1503380/xinjiang-police-issue-order-detain-family-members-urumqi-bomb-suspect

1 MAY 2014

Xinjiang station attack: President Xi Jinping urges action

China’s president has urged « decisive actions » against « terrorist attacks » in Xinjiang after a deadly blast at a railway station, state media say
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-27232924
http://www.chinapost.com.tw/china/local-news/other/2014/05/01/406645/Chinas-Xi.htm

30 APRIL 2014

Explosion in China railway during presidential visit leaves dozens injured

At least 50 people were injured when an explosion rocked a train station in Urumqi, the capital of China’s restive Xinjiang province, on the final day of a presidential visit designed to promote Beijing’s war on terrorism
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10799050/Explosion-in-China-railway-during-presidential-visit-leaves-dozens-injured.html
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/china%E2%80%99s-xi-vows-%E2%80%98decisive-actions%E2%80%99-after-xinjiang-attack

http://www.france24.com/en/20140501-dead-attack-station-china-stabbing-bomb/

27 MARCH 2014

The Kunming Attack and China’s Uighur Politics

In the wake of the Kunming attack, experts expect the Chinese government to crack down hard on Uighurs and anyone sympathetic to them

http://fpif.org/kunming-attack-chinas-uighur-politics/

13 MARCH 2014

More than 200 Asylum-Seeking Uyghurs Detained in Thailand

More than 200 Uyghurs fleeing ethnic tension in China’s restive northwestern Xinjiang region have been detained in Thailand and face deportation back home where they could be punished, according to some of their relatives

http://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/thailand-03132014183027.html

11 MARCH 2014

China’s Jihadists

On March 2, 2014, a train station in Kunming witnessed a horrific slashing attack by black-clad Uighurs wielding large knives and machetes.  The attack left 29 dead and 143 wounded.At least 9 Uighurs,members of the East Turkestan [separatists] Islamic Movement (ETIM), which have committed more than 200 terrorist attacks over the past 12 months, were identified as the attackers.

http://acdemocracy.org/chinas-jihad/

4 MARCH 2014

Exiled Uighur leader urges Beijing not to demonise group… and Xi Jinping says the same

An exiled Uighur rights leader Tuesday urged China against « demonising » the ethnic group after a deadly attack for which officials have blamed separatists from the western region of Xinjiang.
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/exiled-uighur-leader-urges-beijing-not-demonise-group
http://indianexpress.com/article/world/world-others/xi-jinping-calls-for-ethnic-unity-in-china-after-kunming-attack/

3 MARCH 2014

China Captures Remaining Suspects in Train Station Attack

China says it has captured the final three suspects in the stabbing rampage at a train station that killed 29 people and injured 143 others. Citing the Ministry for Public Security Monday, the official Xinhua news agency says the suspects who carried out the attack are part of a terrorist gang led by Abdurehim Kurban.

http://www.voanews.com/content/china-captures-remaining-suspects-in-train-station-attack/1862890.html http://www.euronews.com/2014/03/03/china-ethnic-uighurs-say-they-are-being-harassed-after-train-station-knife-/

2 MARCH 2014

Xinjiang separatists behind deadly China rail attack: Xinhua

More than 10 assailants slashed scores of people with knives at a train station in southern China, drawing police fire, in what authorities called a terrorist assault by ethnic separatists based in the far west, state media said Sunday. Thirty-three people were killed and 130 wounded http://www.chinapost.com.tw/china/national-news/2014/03/02/401858/China-blames.htm http://edition.cnn.com/2014/03/02/world/asia/china-railway-attack/index.html?hpt=ias_c1

27 FEBRUARY 2014

Chinese Lawyer Denied Meeting with Jailed Uighur Client

A lawyer for jailed Uighur intellectual Ilham Tohti says he has been denied access to his client in China’s western Xinjiang province.
http://www.voanews.com/content/jailed-uighur-intellectual-denied-meeting-with-lawyer-in-china/1860782.html

US ambassador to China expresses concern about political activists’ rights

The outgoing US ambassador to China urged Beijing on Thursday to respect the rights of peaceful political activists. He said that Washington was deeply concerned about the fate of minority scholar Ilham Tohti, who has been charged with separatism.
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/feb/27/us-ambassador-china-concern-political-rights-ilham-tohti

26 FEBRUARY 2014

China condemned for charging Uighur academic Ilham Tohti with separatism

Rights groups have condemned China for charging a prominent Uighur critic of government policy towards his mostly Muslim minority with inciting separatism – a crime that can carry the death penalty
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/feb/26/china-condemned-uighur-academic-ilham-tohti-separatism
http://www.voanews.com/content/uighur-group-slams-chinas-charges-against-intellectual/1859435.html
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2014/02/china-charges-uighur-academic-separatism-201422518156947258.html

14 FEBRUARY 2014

Chinese police shoot dead ‘terrorists’ in Xinjiang, says state media

Eight terrorists were killed by police and three others by their own suicide devices during a terrorist attack Friday afternoon in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, police said.
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/feb/14/china-police-kill-several-terrorists-attack-xinjiang-state-media
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/china/2014-02/14/c_133116340.htm

 

Malaysia history and culture

MALAYSIA HISTORY AND CULTURE

 

19 FEBRUARY 2019

Who arrived first on the Malay Peninsula? That depends on whether you’re Indian or Malay

The issue of historical narrative blew up again in July last year, when newly appointed human resources minister M. Kulasegaran found himself in hot water with the Malay majority by claiming the country’s Indian ethnic minority were among the original inhabitants of the Malay Peninsula
https://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/article/2186591/who-arrived-first-malay-peninsula-depends-whether-youre-indian-or-malay

8 FEBRUARY 2018

70 years later, Malayan Emergency’s legacy lives on

This year marks the 70th anniversary of the Malayan Emergency, an undeclared war fought between the Communist Party of Malaya’s (CPM) guerrilla army and the former British colonial government of Malaya. Modern-day independent Malaysia would emerge from the tumult
http://www.atimes.com/article/70-years-later-malayan-emergencys-legacy-lives-on/?cn-reloaded=1

 

Wars, conflicts and strategy on 12 March in Asian history

WARS, CONFLICTS AND STRATEGY ON 12 MARCH IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on March 12, 2019

1849: The Sikh army surrenders to the British at the end of the second Sikh War, conceding to the annexation of the Punjab in northwestern India
http://www.indianetzone.com/34/second_sikh_war_18481849_british_india.htm
http://www.sikh-history.com/sikhhist/events/anglosikhwars2.html

1885: During the Tonkin Campaign, France captures the citadel of Bắc Ninh from the Guangxi Army
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/B%E1%BA%AFc_Ninh_Campaign

1885-03-12 Taking-of-bac-ninh

1942: End of the Battle of Java. The senior British, Australian and American commanders are summoned to Bandung where the formal instrument of surrender is signed

1972: The last remnants of the First Australian Task Force withdraw from Vietnam. By 1969, Australian forces in Vietnam totaled an estimated 6,600 personnal
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/australians-withdraw-from-south-vietnam

1993: A series of bomb attack in Bombay.More than 350 are killed
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/march/12/newsid_4272000/4272943.stm
http://www.ndtv.com/video/player/news/1993-mumbai-blasts/262310

1993: North Korea says that it plans to withdraw from Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty and refuses to allow inspectors access to nuclear sites

2011: President Hamid Karzai urges international troops to stop their operations in Afghanistan, saying that his tolerance had run out after a string of high-profile accidental civilian casualties
http://www.france24.com/en/20110312-karzai-nato-stop-operations-civilian-casuaties-afghanistan-pakistan-war-usa

 

On 12 March in South Asian history

ON 12 MARCH IN SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on March 12, 2019

1447: Death of Shah Rukh, Mongol leader
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shah_Rukh_(Timurid_dynasty)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N9OBZDrs4rs

1849: The Sikh army surrenders to the British at the end of the second Sikh War, conceding to the annexation of the Punjab in northwestern India
http://www.indianetzone.com/34/second_sikh_war_18481849_british_india.htm

http://www.sikh-history.com/sikhhist/events/anglosikhwars2.html

1913: Birth of Yashwantrao Chavan, Indian politician, who died on November 25, 1984
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yashwantrao_Chavan
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/12-march-1913-yashwantrao-chavan-former-union-minister-was-born

Yashwantrao Chavan

1930: Mahatma Gandhi leads a 200-mile march known as Dandi March to the sea in defiance of British to protest the British monopoly on salt
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/gandhi-leads-civil-disobedience
http://asianhistory.about.com/od/india/f/What-Was-Gandhis-Salt-March.htm?nl=1
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/2767.html

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

1942: Birth of Shabnam Shakeel, Pakistani poet and author who died on March 2, 2013
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shabnam_Shakeel

1953: Birth of Madhav Kumar Nepal, Nepalese Prime minister since May 23, 2009 to February 2011
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madhav_Kumar_Nepal

1954: Birth of Anish Kapoor, Indian sculptor
http://c4gallery.com/artist/database/anish-kapoor/anish-kapoor.html
http://www.artnet.com/artists/anish-kapoor/biography
https://www.google.fr/search?q=anish+kapoor+biography&biw=1188&bih=585&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=cYIAVbKDL8f5Us_YgtgF&ved=0CAYQ_AUoAQ

1983: Birth of Atif Aslam, Pakistani pop singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atif_Aslam

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yzU9emwvU34

1984: Birth of Shreya Ghoshal, Indian singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shreya_Ghoshal

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TGO38nsNwTY

1993: A series of bomb attack in Bombay.More than 350 are killed
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/march/12/newsid_4272000/4272943.stm
http://www.ndtv.com/video/player/news/1993-mumbai-blasts/262310

2001: In India, the president of BJP Bangaru Laxmam resigns because he is involved in a corruption case
http://indianexpress.com/article/india/india-others/bangaru-laxman-bjps-lone-dalit-president-forced-out-after-sting/
http://www.selfgrowth.com/articles/bjp-president-bangaru-laxman-caught-in-a-corruption-scandal

2011: President Hamid Karzai urges international troops to stop their operations in Afghanistan, saying that his tolerance had run out after a string of high-profile accidental civilian casualties
http://www.france24.com/en/20110312-karzai-nato-stop-operations-civilian-casuaties-afghanistan-pakistan-war-usa

2012: Addressing tens of thousands of opposition supporters who gathered in the capital defying government restrictions, BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia yesterday gave the Hasina administration a 90-day ultimatum to announce the restoration of the caretaker system.
http://www.thedailystar.net/newDesign/news-details.php?nid=226106
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-17336583

2013: Death of Ganesh Pyne, Indian painter and illustrator, born on June 11, 1937
http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2013/mar/20/ganesh-pyne
http://www.saffronart.com/artists/ganesh-pyne

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UT1UADwlHOg

2015: Death of Ada Jafri, Pakistani poet and author, born on August 22, 1924
http://tns.thenews.com.pk/ada-jafri-in-a-style-of-her-own/#.VuL4fDjMtjo

2016: Death of Rafiq Azad, Bangladeshi poet and author, born on February 14, 1942
http://bdnews24.com/bangladesh/2016/03/12/poet-rafiq-azad-dies-at-the-age-of-74
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rafiq_Azad

On 12 March in Southeast Asian history

ON 12 MARCH IN SOUTHEST ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on March 12, 2019

1612: Dutch rename post at Jayakerta to Batavia (today’s Jakarta)

1885: During the Tonkin Campaign, France captures the citadel of Bắc Ninh from the Guangxi Army
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/B%E1%BA%AFc_Ninh_Campaign

1885-03-12 Taking-of-bac-ninh

1908: Birth of David Marshall, first Singapore Chief Minister, who died on December 12, 1995
http://eresources.nlb.gov.sg/infopedia/articles/SIP_283_2005-01-13.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Saul_Marshall

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

1929: Birth of U Win Tin, jailed Burmese journalist from 1989 to 2008
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Win_Tin
https://www.irrawaddy.com/from-the-archive/u-win-tin-burmas-revolutionary-journalist.html

1942: End of the Battle of Java. The senior British, Australian and American commanders are summoned to Bandung where the formal instrument of surrender is signed

1966: The Communist party of Indonesia (PKI) is banned
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Communist_Party_of_Indonesia

1967: Sukarno, president of Indonesia, is officially dismissed by the parliament and replaced by general Suharto as acting president
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acting_Presidency_of_Suharto

1972: The last remnants of the First Australian Task Force withdraw from Vietnam. By 1969, Australian forces in Vietnam totaled an estimated 6,600 personnal
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/australians-withdraw-from-south-vietnam

 

On 12 March in Japan’s history

ON 12 MARCH IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

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Updated on March 12, 2019

1374: Death of Japanese Emperor Go-Kogon (1352-1371), born on 14 April 1336
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Go-K%C5%8Dgon

1386: Birth of Ashikaga Yoshimochi, 4th Shogun (1408-1423) of the Ashikaga shogunate
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ashikaga_Yoshimochi

1608: Death of Koriki Kiyonaga, Japanese warlord, born in 1530
http://wiki.samurai-archives.com/index.php?title=Koriki_Kiyonaga

Koriki Kiyonaga

1905: Birth of Takashi Shimura, Japanese actor who died in February 11, 1982
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0793766/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Takashi_Shimura


http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xbw9gt_rashomon-akira-kurosawa-trailer-by_shortfilms

1910: Birth of Masayoshi Ohira, Japanese Prime minister (December 1978- June 1980) who died on June 12, 1980
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Masayoshi_%C5%8Chira
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/2341.html

1925: Birth of Leo Esaki, Japanese physicist, Nobel laureate
http://nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/physics/laureates/1973/esaki-bio.html

1942: End of the Battle of Java. The senior British, Australian and American commanders are summoned to Bandung where the formal instrument of surrender is signed

1960: Birth of Minoru Niihara, Japanese singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minoru_Niihara

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KP7JZM069YM

1960: Birth of Maki Nomiya, Japanese singer (Pizzicato Five)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maki_Nomiya

1975: Death of Kikou Yamata, Japanese female writer, born on March 15 1897
https://sites.google.com/site/kikouyamata/anglais

1978: Birth of Arina Tanemura, Japanese mangaka
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arina_Tanemura

1995: Birth of Kanon Fukuda, Japanese singer
http://helloproject.wikia.com/wiki/Fukuda_Kanon

1999: Birth of Sakura Oda, Japanese singer
http://helloproject.wikia.com/wiki/Oda_Sakura

2011: The Fukushima nuclear power station is rocked by a huge explosion in one of its six reactor units. Amid growing concerns about radioactive material spreading into the surrounding environment
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-12722719
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-12723092
http://www.latimes.com/news/science/la-sci-japan-quake-nuclear-20110312,0,7065294.story

 

On 12 March in Chinese history, Hong Kong and Taiwan

ON 12 MARCH IN CHINESE HISTORY INCLUDING TAIWAN

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1872: Death of Zeng Guofan, Chinese general who rised the Xiang Army to fight effectively against the Taiping Rebellion and restored the power of the Qing dynasty
https://www.britannica.com/biography/Zeng-Guofan

1885: During the Tonkin Campaign, France captures the citadel of Bắc Ninh from the Guangxi Army
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/B%E1%BA%AFc_Ninh_Campaign

1885-03-12 Taking-of-bac-ninh

1925: Death of Sun Yat-sen, Chinese revolutionary, father of the Republic of China, born on November 12, 1866. Chiang Kai-shek succeeds to him as KMT leader
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sun_Yat-sen
http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/short-reads/article/2077369/day-sun-yat-sen-died-leaving-china-play-without
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/2943.htm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L4rYGYg8BT0&feature=related

1976: Birth at Wuhu (Anhui) of Chinese actress Vicki Zhao (Zhao Wei)
http://yummycelebrities.com/2006/07/04/vicki-zhao-wei/
http://women.stareastasia.com/vicki-zhao/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iUs0nwp-CFk

1985: Death of Taiwanese writer Yang Kui, born in 1906
http://www.snipview.com/q/Yang%20Kui
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/1941.html

1993: Death of Wang Zhen, one of the Eight Immortals of the Chinese Communist Party, born on April 11, 1908
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/obituary-wang-zhen-1497308.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wang_Zhen

1997: Death of the Chinese native literary writer Liu Shaotang
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/2454.html

2000: Death of Ignatius Kung Pin-mei, Chinese cardinal, bishop of Shanghai, born on August 2, 1901
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ignatius_Kung_Pin-Mei

2008: US drop China from list of top ten countries violators of rights
https://mobile.nytimes.com/2008/03/12/world/americas/12iht-12rights.10961320.html
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/1581506/US-drops-China-from-worst-human-rights-list.html

2009: The Chinese government must approve the next reincarnation of the Dalai Lama, the Tibetan spiritual leader, and will not recognize any candidate that has not been endorsed by Beijing, a top official has said
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia-pacific/2009/03/20093133841803523.html

2018: Hong Kong’s democracy camp fails to claw back all their lost seats in controversial by-elections as the city’s pro-Beijing establishment further cements its grip
http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/east-asia/hong-kong-democratic-opposition-fails-to-regain-veto-power-in-legislature
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2136762/pan-democrats-look-set-regain-power-veto-rivals-moves-hong

Holidays and observances

Arbor Day (China and Taiwan)

On 12 March in Asian history

ON 12 MARCH IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on March 12, 2019

1374: Death of Japanese Emperor Go-Kogon (1352-1371), born on 14 April 1336
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Go-K%C5%8Dgon

1386: Birth of Ashikaga Yoshimochi, 4th Shogun (1408-1423) of the Ashikaga shogunate
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ashikaga_Yoshimochi

1447: Death of Shah Rukh, Mongol leader
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shah_Rukh_(Timurid_dynasty)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N9OBZDrs4rs

1608: Death of Koriki Kiyonaga, Japanese warlord, born in 1530
http://wiki.samurai-archives.com/index.php?title=Koriki_Kiyonaga

Koriki Kiyonaga

1612: Dutch rename post at Jayakerta to Batavia (today’s Jakarta)

1849: The Sikh army surrenders to the British at the end of the second Sikh War, conceding to the annexation of the Punjab in northwestern India
http://www.indianetzone.com/34/second_sikh_war_18481849_british_india.htm
http://www.sikh-history.com/sikhhist/events/anglosikhwars2.html

1872: Death of Zeng Guofan, Chinese general who rised the Xiang Army to fight effectively against the Taiping Rebellion and restored the power of the Qing dynasty
https://www.britannica.com/biography/Zeng-Guofan

1885: During the Tonkin Campaign, France captures the citadel of Bắc Ninh from the Guangxi Army
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/B%E1%BA%AFc_Ninh_Campaign

1885-03-12 Taking-of-bac-ninh

1905: Birth of Takashi Shimura, Japanese actor who died on February 11, 1982
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0793766/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Takashi_Shimura

1908: Birth of David Marshall, first Singapore Chief Minister, who died on December 12, 1995
http://eresources.nlb.gov.sg/infopedia/articles/SIP_283_2005-01-13.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Saul_Marshall

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

1910: Birth of Masayoshi Ohira, Japanese Prime minister (December 1978- June 1980) who died on June 12, 1980
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Masayoshi_%C5%8Chira
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/2341.html

1913: Birth of Yashwantrao Chavan, Indian politician, who died on November 25, 1984
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yashwantrao_Chavan
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/12-march-1913-yashwantrao-chavan-former-union-minister-was-born

Yashwantrao Chavan

1925: Death of Sun Yat-sen, Chinese revolutionary, father of the Republic of China, born on November 12, 1866. Chiang Kai-shek succeeds to him as KMT leader
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sun_Yat-sen
http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/short-reads/article/2077369/day-sun-yat-sen-died-leaving-china-play-without
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/2943.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L4rYGYg8BT0&feature=related

1925: Birth of Leo Esaki, Japanese physicist, Nobel laureate 1973
http://nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/physics/laureates/1973/esaki-bio.html

1929: Birth of U Win Tin, jailed Burmese journalist from 1989 to 2008
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Win_Tin
https://www.irrawaddy.com/from-the-archive/u-win-tin-burmas-revolutionary-journalist.html

1930: Mahatma Gandhi leads a 200-mile march known as Dandi March to the sea in defiance of British to protest the British monopoly on salt
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/gandhi-leads-civil-disobedience
http://asianhistory.about.com/od/india/f/What-Was-Gandhis-Salt-March.htm?nl=1
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/2767.html

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

1942: End of the Battle of Java. The senior British, Australian and American commanders are summoned to Bandung where the formal instrument of surrender is signed


1942: Birth of Shabnam Shakeel, Pakistani poet and author who died on March 2, 2013
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shabnam_Shakeel

1953: Birth of Madhav Kumar Nepal, Nepalese Prime minister since May 23, 2009 to February 2011
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madhav_Kumar_Nepal

1954: Birth of Anish Kapoor, Indian sculptor
http://c4gallery.com/artist/database/anish-kapoor/anish-kapoor.html
http://www.artnet.com/artists/anish-kapoor/biography
https://www.google.fr/search?q=anish+kapoor+biography&biw=1188&bih=585&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=cYIAVbKDL8f5Us_YgtgF&ved=0CAYQ_AUoAQ

1960: Birth of Minoru Niihara, Japanese singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minoru_Niihara

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KP7JZM069YM

1960: Birth of Maki Nomiya, Japanese singer (Pizzicato Five)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maki_Nomiya

1962: Dutch Premier De Quay announces secret talks with Indonesia

1966: The Communist party of Indonesia (PKI) is banned
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Communist_Party_of_Indonesia

1967: Sukarno, president of Indonesia, is officially dismissed by the parliament and replaced by general Suharto as acting president
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acting_Presidency_of_Suharto

1972: The last remnants of the First Australian Task Force withdraw from Vietnam. By 1969, Australian forces in Vietnam totaled an estimated 6,600 personnal
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/australians-withdraw-from-south-vietnam

1975: Death of Kikou Yamata, Japanese female writer, born on March 15 1897
https://sites.google.com/site/kikouyamata/anglais

1976: Birth of Chinese actress Vicki Zhao (Zhao Wei)
http://yummycelebrities.com/2006/07/04/vicki-zhao-wei/
http://women.stareastasia.com/vicki-zhao/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iUs0nwp-CFk

1978: Birth of Arina Tanemura, Japanese mangaka
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arina_Tanemura

1983: Birth of Atif Aslam, Pakistani pop singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atif_Aslam

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yzU9emwvU34

1984: Birth of Shreya Ghoshal, Indian singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shreya_Ghoshal

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TGO38nsNwTY

1985: Death of Taiwanese writer Yang Kui, born in 1906
http://www.snipview.com/q/Yang%20Kui
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/1941.html

1993: A series of bomb attack in Bombay.More than 350 are killed
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/march/12/newsid_4272000/4272943.stm
http://www.ndtv.com/video/player/news/1993-mumbai-blasts/262310

1993: Death of Wang Zhen, one of the Eight Immortals of the Chinese Communist Party, born on April 11, 1908
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/obituary-wang-zhen-1497308.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wang_Zhen

1993: North Korea says that it plans to withdraw from Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty and refuses to allow inspectors access to nuclear sites

2000: Death of Ignatius Kung Pin-mei, Chinese cardinal, bishop of Shanghai, born on August 2, 1901
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ignatius_Kung_Pin-Mei

2001: In India, the president of BJP Bangaru Laxmam resigns because he is involved in a corruption case
http://indianexpress.com/article/india/india-others/bangaru-laxman-bjps-lone-dalit-president-forced-out-after-sting/
http://www.selfgrowth.com/articles/bjp-president-bangaru-laxman-caught-in-a-corruption-scandal

2004: Roh Moo-hyun, president of South Korea is impeached by the parliament (cf 3 March) and replaced by Prime Minister Goh Kun waiting the decision of the Constitutional Court
http://koreanconlaw.blogspot.com/2005/02/impeachment-of-roh-moo-hyun.html

2008: US drop China from list of top ten countries violators of rights
https://mobile.nytimes.com/2008/03/12/world/americas/12iht-12rights.10961320.html
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/1581506/US-drops-China-from-worst-human-rights-list.html

2009: The Chinese government must approve the next reincarnation of the Dalai Lama, the Tibetan spiritual leader, and will not recognize any candidate that has not been endorsed by Beijing, a top official has said
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia-pacific/2009/03/20093133841803523.html

2010: Russia announces it will build 16 nuclear reactors in India as part of defence and energy deals. The long-anticipated nuclear agreement came as Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin visits India
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/8561365.stm

2011: The Fukushima nuclear power station is rocked by a huge explosion in one of its six reactor units. Amid growing concerns about radioactive material spreading into the surrounding environment
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-12722719
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-12723092
http://www.latimes.com/news/science/la-sci-japan-quake-nuclear-20110312,0,7065294.story

2011: President Hamid Karzai urges international troops to stop their operations in Afghanistan, saying that his tolerance had run out after a string of high-profile accidental civilian casualties
http://www.france24.com/en/20110312-karzai-nato-stop-operations-civilian-casuaties-afghanistan-pakistan-war-usa

2012: Addressing tens of thousands of opposition supporters who gathered in the capital defying government restrictions, BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia gives the Hasina administration a 90-day ultimatum to announce the restoration of the caretaker system.
http://www.thedailystar.net/newDesign/news-details.php?nid=226106
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-17336583

2013: Death of Ganesh Pyne, Indian painter and illustrator, born on June 11, 1937
http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2013/mar/20/ganesh-pyne
http://www.saffronart.com/artists/ganesh-pyne

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UT1UADwlHOg

2015: Death of Ada Jafri, Pakistani poet and author, born on August 22, 1924
http://tns.thenews.com.pk/ada-jafri-in-a-style-of-her-own/#.VuL4fDjMtjo

2016: Death of Rafiq Azad, Bangladeshi poet and author, born on February 14, 1942
http://bdnews24.com/bangladesh/2016/03/12/poet-rafiq-azad-dies-at-the-age-of-74
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rafiq_Azad

2018: Hong Kong’s democracy camp fails to claw back all their lost seats in controversial by-elections as the city’s pro-Beijing establishment further cements its grip
http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/east-asia/hong-kong-democratic-opposition-fails-to-regain-veto-power-in-legislature
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2136762/pan-democrats-look-set-regain-power-veto-rivals-moves-hong


Holidays and observances

Arbor Day (China and Taiwan)