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On 18 March in Asian history

1970-03-18 Lon Nol coup

ON 18 MARCH IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on March 18, 2019

1184: In Japan, victory of Minamoto on Taira in the battle of Ichi-no-Tani
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Ichi-no-Tani
http://sites.asiasociety.org/arts/japanesescreens/scr01.html

1184-03-18 Battle Ichi no Tani

1241: Krakow is ravaged by Mongols
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Chmielnik

1871: Death of Augustus De Morgan, Indian-born British mathematician and logician, born on June 27 1806
http://www-history.mcs.st-andrews.ac.uk/history/Biographies/De_Morgan.html

1893: Birth of Pai Chung-hsi (Bai Chongxi), Chinese Muslim general, who died on December 1, 1966
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bai_Chongxi
http://www.cgltour.com/web/Gglc23E.html

1900: Japan uses its influence over the government of Korea to deny Russia’s efforts to obtain a concession for a naval station at the Korean Port of Masampo, a step in the lead up to the Russo-Japanese war

1914: White Wolf gang beats government army in Jingdezhen China
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bai_Lang_Rebellion
http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/world/war/pai-lang.htm

1918: Birth of Lin Haiyin, Taiwanese writer who died on December 1, 2001
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lin_Haiyin
https://upclosed.com/people/lin-haiyin/

Lin Haiyin

1921: Steamer « Hong Koh » runs aground off Swatow China killing 1,000
http://query.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=950CEFDC1631EF33A25750C2A9629C946095D6CF
https://cdnc.ucr.edu/cgi-bin/cdnc?a=d&d=SU19210423.2.166

1922: In India, Mohandas Gandhi is sentenced to six years in prison for civil disobedience. He would serve only 2 years
http://famousdaily.com/history/mahatma-gandhi-india-civil-disobedience.html
http://www.findingdulcinea.com/news/on-this-day/March-April-08/On-this-Day–Gandhi-Imprisoned-for-Civil-Disobedience-.html

 1922-03-18 Gandhi condamné

1923: Mathrubhumi, one of the largest Malayalam daily started to publish from Kozhikode in Kerala
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mathrubhumi

1926: Birth of Akkitham Achuthan Namboothiri, Indian poet
http://www.akkitham.in/biography.html

1928: Birth of Julia Mullock, American born Princess of Korea who died on 26 November 2017
https://www.historyofroyalwomen.com/korea/julia-mullock-the-american-empress-of-korea/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Julia_Mullock

1928: Birth of Fidel Ramos, president of the Philippines from June 1992 to June 1998
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/1022/today-in-philippine-history-on-march-18-1928-fidel-ramos-was-born-in-lingayen-pangasinan
http://www.encyclopedia.com/topic/Fidel_Valdez_Ramos.aspx

Fidel Ramos 2009

1938: Birth of Shashi Kapoor, Indian actor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shashi_Kapoor
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/18-march-1938-shashi-kapoor-indian-actor-was-born

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-mggI9ypTUQ

1945: Birth of Hiroh Kikai, Japanese photographer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hiroh_Kikai

1946: After the agreement between French delegate Sainteny and Ho Chi Minh, General Leclerc enters in Hanoi

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WCzSSt5HAv8

1950: In a surprise raid on the communist People’s Republic of China (PRC), military forces of the Nationalist Chinese government on Taiwan invade the mainland and capture the town of Sungmen
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/nationalist-chinese-forces-invade-mainland-china

1950: Birth of Eiji Okuda, Japanese actor and film director
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eiji_Okuda
http://asianmediawiki.com/Eiji_Okuda

1953: Birth of Takashi Yoshimatsu, Japanese composer
http://www.allmusic.com/artist/takashi-yoshimatsu-mn0001781805/biography

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1THvmUseQ1M

Takashi Yoshimatsu

1955: Prime minister Ichiro Hatoyama is re-elected by Diet vote, defeating the socialist Mosaburo Suzuki in this election
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ichir%C5%8D_Hatoyama

1962: Birth of Etsushi Toyokawa, Japanese actor
http://wiki.d-addicts.com/Toyokawa_Etsushi
http://eiga.wikia.com/wiki/Etsushi_Toyokawa

1966: In Indonesia, General Suharto forms his first government as president

1968: Killing of Moro soldiers by members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, known as the Corregidor Massacre
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jabidah_massacre
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/1467/today-in-philippine-history-march-18-1968-the-jabidah-commando-was-massacred-in-corregidor
http://corregidor.org/heritage_battalion/jabidah.html

1969: Beginning of Operation Menu, heavy US bombing on Cambodia
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/u-s-bombs-cambodia-for-the-first-t23:36:04ime
https://sites.google.com/site/thesecretbombingofcambodia/introduction
http://study.com/academy/lesson/cambodia-and-laos-impact-of-major-operations-under-nixon.html

1969-03-18 Opération Menu

1970: In Cambodia, coup d’état by rightist factions led by prince Sirik Matak and general Lon Nol with US support. Beginning of Lon Nol’s military regime. Sihanouk flees to China
http://www.edwebproject.org/sideshow/history/coup.html
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/lon-nol-ousts-prince-Sihanouk

1970-03-18 Lon Nol coup

1974: Former Cambodian capital Oudong is captured by the Khmer Rouge. The 20,000 inhabitants are killed or deported
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oudong

1977: US restricts citizens from visiting Vietnam, North Korea & Cambodia

1978: Birth of Juris Fernandez, Filipino singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juris_Fernandez
http://www.pinoystop.com/bio/celebrity-profile/1731/juris-fernandez-biography

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s4jonqWz1qI

1978: Pakistan former Prime Minister Ali Bhutto is sentenced to death


http://www.dawn.com/news/1130029
http://www.biographybase.com/biography/Bhutto_Ali.html

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uCC7hAsIQrE

1981: Birth of Jang Nara, Korean singer and actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jang_Na-ra

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZA6p4t_VKO4

1998: Prince Norodom Ranariddh, co-Premier minister, ousted the prior year by Hun Sen, is sentenced in absentia to 30 years in prison for plot
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/138763.stm

2000: In the second ever direct elections for President and Vice President of the Republic of China on Taiwan, Chen Shui-bian and Annette Lu of the Democratic Progressive Party are elected president and vice president, respectively. This puts an end to more than half a century of Kuomintang rule on Taiwan
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/2172980.stm
http://www.taiwandc.org/elec2000.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ROC_presidential_election,_2000

Chen Shui-bian président

2001: India gets a one billion population
http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(05)73073-7/abstract

2001: In Afghanistan, the mullah Mohammad Omar, leader of the Taliban order the destruction of all the Buddha statues
http://everything2.com/index.pl?node_id=1161617

2002: U.S. invasion of Afghanistan: Operation Anaconda ends (started on March 2) after killing 500 Taliban and al Qaeda fighters with 11 allied troop fatalities
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Anaconda
http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/ops/oef-anaconda.htm

2008: Malaysian Prime Minister Abdullah unveils his new cabinet
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7303560.stm

2012: East Timor’s President Jose Ramos-Horta fails to make the run-off in the country’s presidential election. The second-round vote will see Francisco Guterres face off against Taur Matan Ruak
http://www.france24.com/en/20120318-east-timor-president-fails-make-election-run-off-jose-ramos-horta

2014: Cambodian Prince Ranariddh forms new political party
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/archives/ranariddh-plays-to-old-politics-with-new-party-54281/

2015: Taiwan protesters mark the first anniversary of the student-led « Sunflower Movement », which saw the occupation of parliament for more than three weeks over a trade pact with China.
http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/front/archives/2015/03/19/2003613879

2015: Japan’s ruling parties reach broad agreement that paves the way for the most drastic change in the nation’s security policy in six decades and sets the stage to update guidelines for defence cooperation with Washington.
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2015/03/18/national/politics-diplomacy/komeito-agrees-to-permanent-law-on-dispatch-of-sdf/#.VQn41e9_lMs

2016: Representatives of the US and the Philippines reach a deal on five locations for US troops on the island country. The move comes as tensions with Beijing rise over territorial disputes in the South China Sea
http://www.dw.com/en/us-agrees-with-manila-on-bases-in-philippines/a-19128268

2016: Chinese journalist Jia Jia goes missing after letter critical of the president
http://www.dw.com/en/chinese-journalist-jia-jia-goes-missing-after-letter-critical-of-the-president/a-19126572
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-35828918

2018: Death of Taiwan’s famous writer and political commentator Li Ao at the age of 83
http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/east-asia/renowned-taiwan-writer-li-ao-dies-aged-83
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-43458915
http://www.theindependent.sg/li-ao-writer-of-96-banned-books-in-taiwan-dies-at-82/

China territorial claims

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1 APRIL 2019

Philippines Protests Over Chinese Vessels in Disputed Waters

The Philippines has filed a diplomatic protest over the presence of more than 200 Chinese boats near an island occupied by Manila in the disputed South China Sea, the president’s spokesman said on April 1
https://www.theepochtimes.com/philippines-protests-over-chinese-vessels-in-disputed-waters_2861619.html
https://www.bangkokpost.com/news/world/1654796/philippines-protests-swarming-of-chinese-boats-near-island

18 MARCH 2019

Beijing plans ‘strategic service and logistics base’ on Woody Island, two islets in South China Sea

The southernmost Chinese territory in the South China Sea, Sansha, will press ahead with a plan to build an “island city” on Woody Island and two smaller neighbouring islets in the contested waters
https://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy/article/3002229/beijing-plans-strategic-service-and-logistics-base-woody

5 JANUARY 2019

A British military base on the South China Sea is not a far-fetched idea

22 NOVEMBER 2018

Vietnam Protests New Building by Beijing in South China Sea

China’s construction of a new platform in a remote part of the disputed South China Sea is a serious violation of Vietnam’s sovereignty, its foreign ministry said on Nov.22
https://www.theepochtimes.com/vietnam-protests-new-building-by-beijing-in-south-china-sea_2721855.html
https://en.vietnamplus.vn/vietnam-resolutely-opposes-chinas-activities-in-bombay-reef/142344.vnp

25 OCTOBER 2018

China vows to defend Taiwan, South China Sea ‘at any price’

China vowed it will never give up an inch of its territory – whether it’s the self-ruled island of Taiwan it claims as its own or in the disputed waters of the South China Sea
https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/10/china-vows-defend-taiwan-south-china-sea-price-181025025650453.html
https://www.theepochtimes.com/china-says-military-will-act-at-any-cost-to-prevent-taiwan-split_2699390.html

2 OCTOBER 2018

South China Sea: Chinese ship forces US destroyer off course

A Chinese warship has forced an American destroyer to change course in the South China Sea by sailing close to it in an « unsafe and unprofessional » manner, the US Navy says
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-45718000
https://sputniknews.com/asia/201810021068504471-china-condemns-usa-provacative-actions-south-china-sea/

27 SEPTEMBER 2018

US flies bombers over South China Sea amid heightened tensions with Beijing

The US military flew B-52 bombers in the vicinity of the South China Sea this week, US officials told Reuters, a move that is likely to cause anger in Beijing amid heightened tensions between the two countries
https://www.straitstimes.com/world/united-states/us-flies-bombers-over-south-china-sea-amid-heightened-tensions-with-beijing
https://www.newdelhitimes.com/china-criticizes-us-b-52-bomber-missions-as-provocative/
https://www.scmp.com/news/asia/east-asia/article/2165900/us-flies-b-52-bombers-over-south-and-east-china-seas-tensions

6 SEPTEMBER 2018

Royal Navy ‘challenges’ China by sailing close to disputed islands

The HMS Albion, a 22,000-ton amphibious warship carrying a contingent of Royal Marines, exercised its “freedom of navigation” rights as it passed near the Paracel Islands, Reuters reported, citing two sources
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/royal-navy-china-warship-challenge-south-sea-islands-hms-albion-uk-freedom-of-navigation-a8525206.html
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-45433153
https://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy/article/2163103/china-protests-after-british-warship-sails-close-disputed

2 JUNE 2018

South China Sea dispute: Beijing attacks ‘irresponsible’ US comments

China has branded as « irresponsible » US comments that it is intimidating its neighbours with its military deployment in the South China Sea
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-44343368
http://www.presstv.com/Detail/2018/06/02/563659/South-China-US-Mattis-sea-dispute
https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20180602_19/

29 MAY 2018

Philippines, China draw ‘red lines’ in South China Sea dispute

Both the Philippines and China have identified actions that would be deemed unacceptable in the South China Sea, the Philippines’ top diplomat said Monday
https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2018/05/29/1819745/philippines-china-draw-red-lines-south-china-sea-dispute#rb27AMRaDLYV5kox.99
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2148204/philippines-rodrigo-duterte-will-go-war-china-if-it

27 MAY 2018

China rages over US warships sailing near disputed islands, saying move ‘seriously infringed’ its sovereignty

China has reacted angrily after two US warships sailed near the disputed Paracel Islands in the South China Sea, describing the move as a “provocation” and accusing America of committing a serious infringement of the country’s sovereignty
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/china-us-warships-islands-disputed-paracel-trump-south-sea-latest-sovereignty-seriously-infringed-a8371776.html
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-05-28/us-warships-sail-near-disputed-islands-in-south-china-sea/9805576?section=world

19 MAY 2018

China lands nuclear strike-capable bombers on disputed South China Sea island

For the first time, China’s air force has landed several bombers on a South China Sea island. The move could fuel tension in the region amid concern that Beijing is expanding its military might to the disputed waters
https://gulfnews.com/news/asia/china/china-air-force-lands-bombers-on-south-china-sea-island-1.2223889
https://www.chinadailyasia.com/articles/142/56/112/1526722717275.html

3 MAY 2018

China installs cruise missiles on South China Sea outposts: CNBC report

China has installed anti-ship cruise missiles and surface-to-air missile systems on three of its outposts in the South China Sea, US news network CNBC reported on Wednesday, citing sources with direct knowledge of US intelligence reports
http://www.asiaone.com/asia/china-installs-cruise-missiles-south-china-sea-outposts-cnbc-report
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/05/03/china-installs-anti-ship-cruise-missiles-outposts-south-china/
https://www.cnbc.com/2018/05/03/china-likely-to-add-combat-aircraft-to-south-china-sea-outposts.html

20 APRIL 2018

Australian warships challenged by Chinese military in South China Sea

Three Australian warships were challenged by the Chinese military as they travelled through the disputed South China Sea earlier this month, the ABC can reveal
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-04-20/south-china-sea-australian-warships-challenged-by-chinese/9677908?section=world
https://www.todayonline.com/world/china-challenged-australian-warships-south-china-sea-australian-media
https://www.chinadailyasia.com/articles/235/114/123/1524229235518.html

1 APRIL 2018

Beijing, Hanoi promise to keep peace in South China Sea

China and Vietnam vowed Sunday to keep the peace in the South China Sea, the resource-rich waterway that has long been a source of tension between Hanoi and its powerhouse communist neighbor
http://www.presstv.com/Detail/2018/04/01/557123/China-Vietnam-South-China-Sea-tension-oil-and-gas-Wang-Yi–
http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/southeast-asia/article/2139849/beijing-and-hanoi-promise-keep-peace-south-china-sea-where

26 MARCH 2018

The Philippines, China and the South China Sea

The Duterte administration should be careful not to prejudice its claims or rights. It can and should continue to protest privately or publicly when it believes China — or any other country — has violated any understanding between them or the details of the arbitration result itself
http://ippreview.com/index.php/Home/Blog/single/id/675.html

8 MARCH 2018

Beijing needs to build defensive structures on South China Sea islands: Army general

A leading Chinese military general says his country needs to build defensive structures on artificial islands in the South China Sea to assert its sovereignty over nearly the entire region amid tensions between Beijing and Washington
http://www.presstv.com/Detail/2018/03/08/554789/China-Lt-Gen-He-Lei-Wang-Yi-US-South-China-Sea

15 FEBRUARY 2018

South China Sea, US Navy: ‘Seven new bases built by Beijing’

Beijing has unilaterally built seven new military bases in the South China Sea, Admiral Harry Harris, head of the United States Pacific Command, reported today
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/South-China-Sea,-US-Navy:-‘Seven-new-bases-built-by-Beijing’-43107.html

5 FEBRUARY 2018

Philippines on China military build-up: No war option

The Philippines has declared that war is not an option in resolving its dispute with China, which was found to have continued its military build-up in disputed South China Sea areas, declared by a UN arbitration court to belong to Manila
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/02/philippines-china-military-build-war-option-180205080825411.html#
http://globalnation.inquirer.net/163814/palace-duterte-roque-south-china-sea-militarization-disputed-sea-island-military-reef
http://www.philstar.com/headlines/2018/02/06/1785089/palace-downplays-chinas-almost-done-militarization-south-china-sea

31 JANUARY 2018

Wanted: A Strategy to Limit China’s Grand Plans for the South China Sea

China’s state-run news agencies openly acknowledge that the nation has engaged in significant land reclamation and artificial island building in the South China Sea region
https://www.heritage.org/homeland-security/commentary/wanted-strategy-limit-chinas-grand-plans-the-south-china-sea

20 JANUARY 2018

South China Sea: China accuses US warship of ‘violating its sovereignty’

China’s foreign ministry has accused a US warship of entering its territorial waters without permission and said it would take « necessary measures » to ensure its sovereignty was protected
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-01-20/south-china-sea:-china-accuses-us-ship-of-violating-sovereignty/9346108?section=world
https://www.chinadailyasia.com/articles/32/195/114/1516440160804.html

11 JANUARY 2018

China, Japan trade accusations after Chinese warship seen near disputed Diaoyu Islands

China and Japan traded accusations on Thursday after a Chinese navy vessel was detected in waters near disputed islands in the East China Sea, adding fresh uncertainty as the two sides try to improve bilateral ties
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2127856/china-japan-trade-accusations-after-chinese-warship
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-42651067
https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20180111_20/

26 DECEMBER 2017

China claims South China Sea expansion is reasonable

China – Slamming critics, China has now claimed that all of the controversial construction and expansion work it has carried out in the disputed South China Sea islands is “reasonable.”
http://www.asiapacificstar.com/news/255868632/china-claims-south-china-sea-expansion-is-reasonable

15 DECEMBER 2017

China tells Australia off over South China Sea stance

China’s naval chief has told his Australian counterpart that his country’s actions on the South China Sea run counter to the general trend of peace and stability in the disputed waterway
http://www.todayonline.com/world/china-tells-australia-over-south-china-sea-stance
http://www.radioaustralia.net.au/international/2017-12-15/china-says-australia-disrupting-stability-and-peace-in-south-china-sea-buildup-on-islands-continues/1723800
https://www.perthnow.com.au/news/australia/china-has-warned-australia-to-keep-out-of-the-south-china-sea-dispute-ng-8fe3e7edf716023896ed5cc6fcff683f

13 NOVEMBER 2017

Vietnam, China agree to avoid conflicts in South China Sea

The agreement was announced in a joint statement after Chinese President Xi Jinping made a state visit to the Vietnamese capital of Hanoi on Monday
http://www.presstv.com/Detail/2017/11/13/542063/Vietnam-China-agreement-South-China-Sea-Xi-Jinping-Hanoi-ASEAN

12 NOVEMBER 2017

Trump offers to mediate in South China Sea row

Trump’s surprise proposal to insert himself into the decades-long row risked a backlash from China, which has repeatedly said the United States has no role to play in what it insists is a series of bilateral issues
http://zeenews.india.com/world/trump-offers-to-mediate-in-south-china-sea-row-2056430.html
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2119551/better-left-untouched-philippines-and-vietnam-wary
http://www.presstv.com/Detail/2017/11/12/541879/US-Trump-Vietnam-territorial-dispute-China-South-China-Sea

6 OCTOBER 2017

1,000 Chinese soldiers reportedly still in Doklam a month after border stand-off ended

About 1,000 Chinese soldiers are reported to be still deployed in a disputed border region in the Himalayas that was the scene of a 10-week stand-off between India and China
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2114265/1000-chinese-soldiers-reportedly-still-doklam-month

24 AUGUST 2017

Vietnam calls for greater Asean unity over South China Sea

Nguyen Phu Trong is on a visit to Indonesia – the first by a Vietnamese Communist Party chief since Ho Chi Minh’s visit in 1959. In a speech televised at his home country on Wednesday, he said Asean needed to be unified in resolving territorial disputes
https://asiancorrespondent.com/2017/08/vietnam-calls-greater-asean-unity-south-china-sea/#TFR10t64WfW1ewKc.97

7 AUGUST 2017

China-Vietnam maritime tensions flare as foreign ministers meeting called off

Strife between Beijing and Hanoi over the South China Sea boiled over on Monday when a scheduled one-on-one meeting of the two countries’ foreign ministers was called off
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2105828/china-vietnam-maritime-tensions-flare-foreign-ministers

27 JULY 2017

Britain plans to send warship to South China Sea in move likely to irk Beijing

Britain plans to send a warship to the disputed South China Sea next year to conduct freedom of navigation exercises, Defence Minister Michael Fallon said on Thursday, a move likely to anger Beijing
http://www.worldaffairsjournal.org/content/britain-plans-send-warship-south-china-sea-move-likely-irk-beijing

25 JULY 2017

China backs joint energy development with Philippines in disputed sea as Vietnam renounces to drill  after Chinese threat

China’s foreign minister on Tuesday said he supported the idea of joint energy ventures with the Philippines in the disputed South China Sea, warning that unilateral action could cause problems and damage both sides
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/china-backs-joint-energy-development-with-philippines-in-disputed-sea-9062262
http://www.manilatimes.net/duterte-bares-ph-china-venture/340675/
http://sea-globe.com/vietnam-oil-south-china-sea/

7 JULY 2017

South China Sea: US bombers challenge China territorial claim with bombers flight

Two US bombers fly over the disputed South China Sea, the US Air Force says, asserting the right to treat the region as international territory despite China’s claim to virtually all of the waterway
http://www.radioaustralia.net.au/international/2017-07-07/south-china-sea-us-bombers-challenge-china-territorial-claim-with-bombers-flight/1684508
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2101705/us-flexes-military-muscles-tension-mounts-over-north

5 JULY 2017

China calls border row with India ‘the worst in 30 years’

China’s envoy to India has warned that a military stand-off along a contested part of the border in the Himalayas was the most serious confrontation between the two nations in more than 30 years
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2101432/china-calls-border-row-india-worst-30-years
http://en.people.cn/n3/2017/0705/c90883-9237637.html
http://www.indiandefencereview.com/news/doklam-plateau-faceoff-the-way-forward/

3 JULY 2017

‘A serious political and military provocation’: China blasts US over warship patrol

China has blasted the US for carrying out « a serious political and military provocation » after it sailed a warship near islands that it claims, the latest act by Donald Trump’s administration that has infuriated Beijing
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-40476521
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/07/03/serious-political-military-provocation-china-blasts-us-warship/
http://www.worldaffairsjournal.org/content/china-vows-step-air-sea-patrols-after-us-warship-sails-near-disputed-island

25 MAY 2017

South China Sea: US warship sails close to disputed Mischief Reef

A US warship has sailed close to an artificial island built by China in the South China Sea, the first challenge to Beijing’s claim to the waters since President Donald Trump took office
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-40040231
http://gulfnews.com/news/asia/china/us-warship-sails-near-south-china-sea-reef-claimed-by-beijing-1.2032897
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/articles/109/2/194/1495719739477.html

19 MAY 2017

Duterte says China’s Xi threatened war if Philippines drills for oïl

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said on Friday (May 19) Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping had warned him there would be war if Manila tried to enforce an arbitration ruling and drill for oil in a disputed part of the South China Sea
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/duterte-says-china-s-xi-threatened-war-if-philippines-drills-for-8865896

12 MARCH 2013

Taiwan seeks seat in dialogues on South China sea disputes

A ranking government official has expressed hope that Taiwan would be included in dialogues concerning maritime and international affairs, even if it is not set to take any position on the increasing militarization in the South China Sea
http://globalnation.inquirer.net/153247/taiwan-seeks-seat-dialogues-south-china-sea-disputes

19 FEBRUARY 2017

South China Sea: US aircraft carrier strike group conducts patrols in disputed waters

A United States aircraft carrier strike group has begun patrols in the South China Sea amid growing tension with Beijing over control of the disputed waterway
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-02-19/us-carrier-group-patrols-in-south-china-sea/8284224?section=world
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-39018882

24 JANUARY 2017

China says it will not back down on South China Sea

China warned Washington Tuesday that it would not back down over its claims in the disputed South China Sea, following vows by the Trump administration to defend US and international interests there
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/china-says-it-will-not-back-down-south-china-sea
http://www.dw.com/en/china-tells-trump-to-act-cautiously-on-south-china-sea-issue/a-37249052
https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20170124_34/

14 JANUARY 2017

China and Vietnam to « manage » differences over South China Sea – communique

China and Vietnam pledged on Saturday to manage their differences and safeguard peace in the South China Sea, in a joint communique issued during a visit to China by Vietnamese Communist Party chief Nguyen Phu Trong
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/china-and-vietnam-to-manage-differences-over-south-china-sea/3438930.html
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-01/14/c_135982572.htm

17 DECEMBER 2016

China’s Navy seizes American underwater drone in South China Sea

 A Chinese Navy warship has seized an underwater drone deployed by an American oceanographic vessel in international waters in the South China Sea, triggering a formal diplomatic protest from the United States and a demand for its return, US officials say
http://www.radioaustralia.net.au/international/2016-12-17/chinas-navy-seizes-american-underwater-drone-in-south-china-sea/1640306
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/dec/17/china-and-us-in-talks-over-seized-drone-officials-say

http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2055434/drone-snatch-heralds-new-era-south-china-sea-say

15 DECEMBER 2016

Images show ‘significant’ Chinese weapons systems in South China Sea

China appears to have positioned “significant” weapons systems, including anti-aircraft and anti-missile systems, on all seven of the artificial islands it has built in the South China Sea, despite vowing it had no intention of militarising the archipelago, a US thinktank has claimed
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/dec/15/images-show-significant-chinese-weapons-systems-in-south-china-sea
https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20161215_11/
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/china-defends-its-right-to-ready-slingshot-in-south-china-sea/3370418.html

5 NOVEMBER 2016

China’s charm offensive on South China Sea claimants

The outcomes from recent visits by leaders of Malaysia, the Philippines and Vietnam – all of which have competing claims in the South China Sea with China – have led some to view them as part of China’s new charm offensive towards Asean, targeted at claimants
http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/chinas-charm-offensive-on-south-china-sea-claimants

31 OCTOBER 2016

South China Sea: Beijing says ‘situation’ at disputed Scarborough Shoal ‘has not changed and will not’

Beijing says the situation at the disputed Scarborough Shoal in the South China Sea « has not changed and will not change », after the Philippines said Chinese vessels that blocked the area for four years had stopped harassing its fishermen
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-10-31/china-says-situation-at-disputed-scarborough-shoal-unchanged/7982010?section=world
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2016-10/31/c_135794928.htm
http://www.manilatimes.net/understanding-reached-shoal/294171/

28 OCTOBER 2016

South China Sea: Philippines says Chinese vessels have left Scarborough Shoal following Duterte visit

Chinese ships are no longer at the disputed Scarborough Shoal in the South China Sea and Philippine boats can resume fishing, officials say, calling the Chinese departure a « welcome development »
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2041066/philippines-says-china-vessels-have-left-disputed

21 OCTOBER 2016

US warship challenges China’s claims in South China Sea

The guided-missile destroyer USS Decatur challenged“excessive maritime claims” near the Paracel Islands, among a string of islets, reefs and shoals over which China has territorial disputes with its Neighbors
http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/east-asia/us-conducts-new-freedom-of-navigation-operation-near-disputed-south-china-sea-islands
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/us/US-destroyer-sails-close-to-contested-islands-in-South-China-Sea-Pentagon/articleshow/54983897.cms

25 SEPTEMBER 2016

China dispatches big air force fleet near Okinawa in show of force to Japan

 China’s air force sent an unusually large fleet of fighter jets and bombers through the Miyako Strait near Japan’s Okinawa Island for exercises on Sunday, the second time it has headed to the Western Pacific this month
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2022467/china-dispatches-big-air-force-fleet-near-okinawa-show
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/china-air-force-holds-drills-in-western-pacific-for-second-time/3155024.html
http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20160926_01/

1 SEPTEMBER 2016

South China Sea: US military official urges Australia to take stronger stance against Chinese expansion

A senior US military official is again putting pressure on Australia to take a stronger stance against China’s military expansion in the South China Sea
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-09-01/us-military-official-urges-australia-take-stronger-stance-china/7805386?section=world

12 AUGUST 2016

Ex-Philippine leader meets senior China official to mend ties

Former Philippine leader Fidel Ramos said he had met with a senior Chinese official during a trip to Hong Kong aimed at improving ties between Manila and Beijing, with both sides working towards formal discussions
http://www.radioaustralia.net.au/international/2016-08-12/exphilippine-leader-meets-senior-china-official-to-mend-ties/1607802
http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20160812_23/
http://www.dw.com/en/manila-opens-backchannel-with-beijing/a-19469550

2 AUGUST 2016

Indonesia says no dispute with Beijing in South China Sea

At a forum on Tuesday (Aug 2), an Indonesian senior government official denied the country had any dispute with Beijing. Jakarta is also upholding its position as a non-claimant state in the South China Sea
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/indonesia-says-no-dispute/3007476.html

13 JULY 2016

China issues white paper on settling S. China Sea disputes

The Chinese government on Wednesday issued a white paper titled « China Adheres to the Position of Settling Through Negotiation the Relevant Disputes Between China and the Philippines in the South China Sea. »
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/nation/2016-07/13/content_15462109.html
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/chinafocus/2016-07/13/content_15462174.html

12 JULY 2016

UN Permanent Court of Arbitration declares no legal basis for China’s claims over South China Sea: Official declaration (pdf), key points and reactions

The International Tribunal has ruled that ‘China’s claim to historic rights in most of the South China Sea’ has no legal basis. Further, the tribunal in The Hague claimed that Beijing’s “nine-dash” line to delineate its South China Sea claims contravenes a United Nations convention on maritime law.
http://www.asiapacificstar.com/index.php/sid/245762985
http://nationalinterest.org/feature/tribunal-rules-chinas-south-sea-claims-dont-hold-water-16934
http://www.andrewerickson.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/PH-CN-20160712-Press-Release-No-11-English.pdf
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-36772813
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2016-07/12/c_135507935.htm
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1989036/international-community-reacts-south-china-sea-ruling-hague

5 JULY 2016

South China Sea dispute: Chinese daily says country should prepare itself for military conflict

Reports indicate that the state-run Global Times has said that the situation has already been complicated by U.S. intervention and now it has become worse with the tribunal threatening China’s sovereignty
http://www.chinanationalnews.com/index.php/sid/245563787

28 MAY 2016

Arbitration on South China Sea ‘a legal monstrosity’ : China’s ambassador

The pending decision on the South China Sea arbitration in The Hague, which was initiated by the Philippines, is a legal monstrosity and reeks of hegemony from Washington, said Wu Ken, China’s Ambassador to the Netherlands
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/nation/2016-05/28/content_15440819.html

12 MAY 2016

China brands international court hearings passing judgement on its claims in South China Sea an ‘orchestrated show’

China has stepped up its confrontational rhetoric ahead of an international court ruling over its claims in the South China Sea, calling it “an orchestrated show” aimed at undermining the nation’s sovereignty
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/1944053/china-brands-international-court-hearings-passing
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/1943936/showdown-south-china-sea-how-ruling-permanent-court

28 APRIL 2016

China warns Southeast Asia over maritime dispute

It maintains that the dispute should be resolved between individual claimant countries instead of through ASEAN body, and has claimed in the past week that Brunei, Cambodia and Laos back its stance
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/china-warns-southeast/2740754.html

18 APRIL 2016

Chinese military plane makes first public landing on disputed South China Sea island

A Chinese military aircraft publicly lands at a new airport on an artificial island in the South China Sea for the first time, raising the prospect that Beijing could base fighter jets there.
http://www.radioaustralia.net.au/international/2016-04-18/chinese-military-plane-makes-first-public-landing-on-disputed-south-china-sea-island/1570820
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/nation/2016-04/19/content_15418232.html

12 APRIL 2016

China fuming over G-7 statement on South China Sea

A day after the G7 foreign ministers raised concerns over the troubling South China Sea dispute, after Beijing increased their territorial and military ambitions in the region – China has now lashed out
http://www.asiapacificstar.com/index.php/sid/243064947

5 APRIL 2016

Analyst: ‘Vietnam not submitting to China on territorial issues’

Vietnamese authorities have captured a Chinese vessel and its crew for allegedly entering its waters. DW talks to security analyst Bill Hayton about the implications of the incident.
http://www.dw.com/en/analyst-vietnam-not-submitting-to-china-on-territorial-issues/a-19162112

13 MARCH 2016

China to establish maritime judicial center amid disputes

The head of China’s top court said the measure aims to ensure the country’s « national sovereignty, maritime rights and other core interests. » The move comes as China’s neighbors have contested Beijing’s maritime claims
http://www.dw.com/en/china-to-establish-maritime-judicial-center-amid-disputes/a-19113688
http://www.asiapacificstar.com/index.php/sid/242170385

8 MARCH 2016

China won’t budge on South China Sea sovereignty

China’s foreign minister took a hard line on Tuesday on the country’s claims to virtually all the South China Sea, saying Beijing will not permit other nations to infringe on what it considers its sovereign rights in the strategically vital area.
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2016/03/china-won-budge-south-china-sea-sovereignty-160308034024267.html
http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/east-asia/china-says-south-china-sea-is-among-the-worlds-freest-shipping-lanes-beijings-control

23 FEBRUARY 2016

China installing new radar on Spratly Islands that could greatly boost control of South China Sea: US think tank said

Recent satellite images show China may be installing a high-frequency radar system in the Spratly Islands that could significantly boost its ability to control the disputed South China Sea, a US think tank said
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/1915765/china-installing-new-radar-spratly-islands-could

17 FEBRUARY 2016

China ‘has deployed missiles in South China Sea’ – Taiwan

The Ministry of National Defense is keeping abreast of developments amid reports the Chinese military has deployed an advanced surface-to-air missile system to Woody Island (Yongxing Island, 永興島) in the South China Sea, spokesman Major General David Lo (羅紹和) said
http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/front/archives/2016/02/18/2003639615
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-35592988
http://edition.cnn.com/2016/02/16/asia/china-missiles-south-china-sea/index.html
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/1913621/beijing-defends-use-armaments-south-china-sea-after

31 JANUARY 2016

Japan doubles number of F-15s on southern island of Okinawa

Japan has doubled the number of F-15 fighter jets deployed on the southern island of Okinawa, near disputed islands in the East China Sea, the defence ministry said Sunday
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/japan-doubles-number-f-15s-southern-island-okinawa
http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/english/news/20160131_15.html

6 JANUARY 2016

China lands two more planes in disputed South China Sea – state media

China landed two more planes on a contested reef in the South China Sea Wednesday, state media said, despite international condemnation of a landing at the same location days earlier
http://news.yahoo.com/china-again-lands-planes-disputed-island-south-china-122649619.html
http://www.manilatimes.net/breaking_news/china-lands-two-more-planes-in-disputed-south-china-sea-state-media/

18 DECEMBER 2015

Are South China Sea tensions triggering an arms race?

Defense spending in the Asia Pacific has been surging in recent years due to escalating tensions over a myriad of territorial feuds, a new report says. DW examines the driving factors behind this military build-up
http://www.dw.com/en/are-south-china-sea-tensions-triggering-an-arms-race/a-18927467

22 NOVEMBER 2015

China says won’t cease building on South China Sea isles

« Building and maintaining necessary military facilities, this is what is required for China’s national defense and for the protection of those islands and reefs, » Vice Foreign Minister Liu Zhenmin told a news conference in Kuala Lumpur
http://worldaffairsjournal.org/content/china-says-wont-cease-building-south-china-sea-isles
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-34894878

18 NOVEMBER 2015

China ‘must stop’ land reclamation in South China Sea – Obama

He was speaking on the sidelines of an economic summit of Asia Pacific nations (Apec), which opened in Manila
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-34853878

5 NOVEMBER 2015

India can play positive role in South China Sea: China

China Thursday asked India to play a “constructive and positive” role in safeguarding peace and stability in the disputed South China Sea, in a guarded reaction to defence minister Manohar Parrikar’s call for ensuring freedom of navigation in the strategic waters amid escalated Sino-US tensions
http://atimes.com/2015/11/india-can-play-constructive-positive-role-in-south-china-sea-china/

29 OCTOBER 2015

World tribunal to hear South China Sea case

An international tribunal Thursday dealt a blow to China, ruling it had the power to hear a case brought by the Philippines over disputed islands in the South China Sea
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/748180/world-tribunal-to-hear-south-china-sea-case

27 OCTOBER 2015

Challenging Chinese Claims, U.S. Sends Warship Near Artificial Island Chain

A United States Navy destroyer entered waters near the Spratly Islands in the South China Sea late Monday, Defense Department officials said, directly challenging China’s claims that the artificial island chain is within its territorial borders
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/27/world/asia/challenging-chinese-claims-us-sends-warship-near-artificial-island-chain.html?ref=asia&_r=0
http://edition.cnn.com/2015/10/27/asia/us-china-south-china-sea/index.html
http://www.voanews.com/content/us-official-more-south-china-sea-patrols-likely/3026017.html

9 OCTOBER 2015

China completes construction of lighthouses in disputed South China Sea

A completion ceremony was held for the lighthouses on Cuateron Reef and Johnson South Reef in the Spratly islands, Xinhua said late on Friday. The United States and the Philippines have opposed the construction
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/china-completes-construction-lighthouses-disputed-south-china-sea

6 AUGUST 2015

Kerry says US will not accept restrictions in South China Sea

US secretary of state John Kerry accuses China of not allowing freedom of movement in the South China Sea, despite giving assurances that such freedoms would not be impeded
http://www.euronews.com/2015/08/06/kerry-blasts-beijing-over-south-china-sea-militarisation/
http://www.france24.com/en/20150806-kerry-says-us-will-not-accept-restrictions-south-china-sea
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/china-has-stopped-land-reclamation-s-china-sea

29 MAY 2015

US surveillance shows ‘China positioning weapons’ in disputed island chain

Two large artillery vehicles were detected on one of the artificial islands China is creating in the South China Sea, US officials said on Friday, underscoring ongoing concerns that Beijing may try to use the land reclamation projects for military purposes
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/may/29/us-says-china-had-artillery-vehicles-on-artificial-island-in-south-china-sea
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/11638044/US-surveillance-shows-China-positioning-weapons-on-contested-island.html

13 MAY 2015

China Concerned About Possible US Patrols Around Islands

China on Wednesday expressed « serious concern » about reports that the U.S. is considering sending military ships and planes to challenge Chinese claims to islands it is building in the South China Sea, and said it would resolutely defend what it considered its sovereign territory
http://www.chinanationalnews.com/index.php/sid/232820993
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/560567/china-anger-over-us-military-plans-in-disputed-waters
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/560651/us-weighs-response-to-china-wall-of-sand

9 MAY 2015

China pursuing huge South China Sea land reclamation: US

China has dramatically ramped up its land reclamation efforts in the South China Sea this year, building artificial islands at an unprecedented pace to bolster its territorial claims in the disputed area, US officials said on Friday (May 8)http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/china-pursuing-huge-south/1836182.html
http://www.voanews.com/content/pentagon-says-china-speeds-up-island-building-south-china-sea/2760875.html

9 APRIL 2015

China defends reclamation in disputed South China Sea

China has defended its construction of artificial islands in a disputed area of the South China Sea, saying it is needed to safeguard its sovereignty
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-32234448
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/nation/2015-04/09/content_15249016.html
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/523891/china-defends-land-reclamation-on-disputed-islands

7 APRIL 2015

China’s President Xi Jinping calls for ‘new approach’ to territorial dispute with Vietnam

President Xi Jinping called on the visiting Vietnam Communist Party chief Nguyen Phu Trong on Tuesday to explore a « new approach » to solving the two countries’ disputes
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1759804/chinas-president-xi-jinping-calls-new-approach-territorial-dispute
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/china-vietnam-must-manage/1770992.html

18 FEBRUARY 2015

Report: China building new islands in disputed waters

Satellite images from late January analyzed by IHS Jane’s Defence Weekly show that China is reclaiming a significant amount of land at three sites in the Spratly Islands, in addition to two other sites previously documented by the defense publication
http://edition.cnn.com/2015/02/17/asia/china-south-china-sea-reclamation/index.html
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/china-to-project-power/1668948.html

http://cogitasia.com/the-south-china-sea-transformed-amtis-latest-issue/

5 JANUARY 2015

Philippines urges China to show respect in South China Sea. Protest rejected by China

The Philippines accused China on Thursday (Feb 5) of ramming Filipino fishing boats off a disputed shoal in the South China Sea, and demanded its powerful neighbour respect its sovereignty over the potential flashpoint territory.
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/philippines-urges-china/1640354.html
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/nation/2015-02/05/content_15224411.html

22 JANUARY 2015

China island building ‘threat to all ASEAN’: Philippines

China’s reclamation of land in disputed South China Sea waters is a « threat » to all nations in Southeast Asia, the Philippines’ foreign minister said Thursday
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/china-island-building-threat-all-asean-philippines
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/philippines-slams-china/1608684.html

12 JANUARY 2015

China slams Philippines for criticising island project in South China Sea

China on Monday hit back at the Philippines for criticising Beijing’s ongoing reclamation project in the disputed South China Sea, saying that its actions were within the scope of Chinese sovereignty
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/china-slams-philippines-criticising-island-project-south-china-sea

 

Wars, conflicts and strategy on 18 March in Asian history

1969-03-18 Opération Menu

WARS, CONFLICTS AND STRATEGY ON 18 MARCH IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on March 18, 2019

1184: In Japan, victory of Minamoto on Taira in the battle of Ichi-no-Tani
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Ichi-no-Tani
http://sites.asiasociety.org/arts/japanesescreens/scr01.html

1184-03-18 Battle Ichi no Tani

1241: Krakow is ravaged by Mongols
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Chmielnik

1900: Japan uses its influence over the government of Korea to deny Russia’s efforts to obtain a concession for a naval station at the Korean Port of Masampo, a step in the lead up to the Russo-Japanese war

1914: White Wolf gang beats government army in Jingdezhen China
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bai_Lang_Rebellion
http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/world/war/pai-lang.htm

1946: After the agreement between French delegate Sainteny and Ho Chi Minh, General Leclerc enters in Hanoi

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WCzSSt5HAv8

1950: In a surprise raid on the communist People’s Republic of China (PRC), military forces of the Nationalist Chinese government on Taiwan invade the mainland and capture the town of Sungmen
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/nationalist-chinese-forces-invade-mainland-china

1969: Beginning of Operation Menu, heavy US bombing on Cambodia
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/us-bombs-cambodia-for-the-first-time
https://sites.google.com/site/thesecretbombingofcambodia/introduction
http://study.com/academy/lesson/cambodia-and-laos-impact-of-major-operations-under-nixon.html

1969-03-18 Opération Menu

1970: In Cambodia, coup d’état by rightist factions led by prince Sirik Matak and general Lon Nol with US support. Beginning of Lon Nol’s military regime. Sihanouk flees to China
http://www.edwebproject.org/sideshow/history/coup.html
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/lon-nol-ousts-prince-Sihanouk

1970-03-18 Lon Nol coup

1974: Former Cambodian capital Oudong is captured by the Khmer Rouge. The 20,000 inhabitants are killed or deported
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oudong

2002: U.S. invasion of Afghanistan: Operation Anaconda ends (started on March 2) after killing 500 Taliban and al Qaeda fighters with 11 allied troop fatalities
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Anaconda
http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/ops/oef-anaconda.htm

 

On 18 March in South Asian history

ON 18 MARCH IN SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on March 18, 2019

1871: Death of Augustus De Morgan, Indian-born British mathematician and logician, born on June 27 1806
http://www-history.mcs.st-andrews.ac.uk/history/Biographies/De_Morgan.html

1922: In India, Mohandas Gandhi is sentenced to six years in prison for civil disobedience. He would serve only 2 years
http://famousdaily.com/history/mahatma-gandhi-india-civil-disobedience.html
http://www.findingdulcinea.com/news/on-this-day/March-April-08/On-this-Day–Gandhi-Imprisoned-for-Civil-Disobedience-.html
 1922-03-18 Gandhi condamné

1923: Mathrubhumi, one of the largest Malayalam daily started to publish from Kozhikode in Kerala
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mathrubhumi

1926: Birth of Akkitham Achuthan Namboothiri, Indian poet
http://www.akkitham.in/biography.html

1938: Birth of Shashi Kapoor, Indian actor
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/18-march-1938-shashi-kapoor-indian-actor-was-born
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shashi_Kapoor

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-mggI9ypTUQ

1978: Pakistan former Prime Minister Ali Bhutto is sentenced to death

http://www.dawn.com/news/1130029
http://www.biographybase.com/biography/Bhutto_Ali.html

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uCC7hAsIQrE

2001: India gets a one billion population
http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(05)73073-7/abstract

2001: In Afghanistan, the mullah Mohammad Omar, leader of the Taliban order the destruction of all the Buddha statues
http://everything2.com/index.pl?node_id=1161617

2002: U.S. invasion of Afghanistan: Operation Anaconda ends (started on March 2) after killing 500 Taliban and al Qaeda fighters with 11 allied troop fatalities
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Anaconda
http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/ops/oef-anaconda.htm

 

On 18 March in Southeast Asian history

1970-03-18 Lon Nol coup

ON 18 MARCH IN SOUTHEAST ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on March 18, 2019

1928: Birth of Fidel Ramos, president of the Philippines from June 1992 to June 1998
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/1022/today-in-philippine-history-on-march-18-1928-fidel-ramos-was-born-in-lingayen-pangasinan
http://www.encyclopedia.com/topic/Fidel_Valdez_Ramos.aspx

Fidel Ramos 2009

1946: After the agreement between French delegate Sainteny and Ho Chi Minh, General Leclerc enters in Hanoi

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WCzSSt5HAv8

1966: In Indonesia, General Suharto forms his first government as president

1968: Killing of Moro soldiers by members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, known as the Corregidor Massacre
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jabidah_massacre
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/1467/today-in-philippine-history-march-18-1968-the-jabidah-commando-was-massacred-in-corregidor
http://corregidor.org/heritage_battalion/jabidah.html

1969: Beginning of Operation Menu, heavy US bombing on Cambodia
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/u-s-bombs-cambodia-for-the-first-time
https://sites.google.com/site/thesecretbombingofcambodia/introduction
http://study.com/academy/lesson/cambodia-and-laos-impact-of-major-operations-under-nixon.html

1969-03-18 Opération Menu

1970: In Cambodia, coup d’état by rightist factions led by prince Sirik Matak and general Lon Nol with US support. Beginning of Lon Nol’s military regime. Sihanouk flees to China
http://www.edwebproject.org/sideshow/history/coup.html
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/lon-nol-ousts-prince-Sihanouk

1970-03-18 Lon Nol coup

1974: Former Cambodian capital Oudong is captured by the Khmer Rouge. The 20,000 inhabitants are killed or deported
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oudong

1977: US restricts citizens from visiting Vietnam, North Korea & Cambodia

1978: Birth of Juris Fernandez, Filipino singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juris_Fernandez
http://www.pinoystop.com/bio/celebrity-profile/1731/juris-fernandez-biography

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s4jonqWz1qI

1998: Prince Norodom Ranariddh, co-Premier minister, ousted the prior year by Hun Sen, is sentenced in absentia to 30 years in prison for plot
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/138763.stm

2008: Malaysian Prime Minister Abdullah unveils his new cabinet
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7303560.stm

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

2014: Cambodian Prince Ranariddh forms new political party
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/archives/ranariddh-plays-to-old-politics-with-new-party-54281/

2016: Representatives of the US and the Philippines reach a deal on five locations for US troops on the island country. The move comes as tensions with Beijing rise over territorial disputes in the South China Sea
http://www.dw.com/en/us-agrees-with-manila-on-bases-in-philippines/a-19128268

On 18 March in Japan’s history

ON 18 MARCH IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

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Updated on March 18, 2019

1184: In Japan, victory of Minamoto on Taira in the battle of Ichi-no-Tani
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Ichi-no-Tani
http://sites.asiasociety.org/arts/japanesescreens/scr01.html

1184-03-18 Battle Ichi no Tani

1900: Japan uses its influence over the government of Korea to deny Russia’s efforts to obtain a concession for a naval station at the Korean Port of Masampo, a step in the lead up to the Russo-Japanese war

1945: Birth of Hiroh Kikai, Japanese photographer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hiroh_Kikai

1950: Birth of Eiji Okuda, Japanese actor and film director
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eiji_Okuda
http://asianmediawiki.com/Eiji_Okuda

1953: Birth of Takashi Yoshimatsu, Japanese composer
http://www.allmusic.com/artist/takashi-yoshimatsu-mn0001781805/biography

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1THvmUseQ1M

Takashi Yoshimatsu

1955: Prime minister Ichiro Hatoyama is re-elected by Diet vote, defeating the socialist Mosaburo Suzuki in this election
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ichir%C5%8D_Hatoyama

1962: Birth of Etsushi Toyokawa, Japanese actor
http://wiki.d-addicts.com/Toyokawa_Etsushi
http://eiga.wikia.com/wiki/Etsushi_Toyokawa
http://www.nipponcinema.com/trailers/hisshiken-torisashi-trailer

1968: Birth of Shinichiro Miki, Japanese, voice actor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shinichiro_Miki
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/people.php?id=659

2015: Japan’s ruling parties reach broad agreement that paves the way for the most drastic change in the nation’s security policy in six decades and sets the stage to update guidelines for defence cooperation with Washington.
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2015/03/18/national/politics-diplomacy/komeito-agrees-to-permanent-law-on-dispatch-of-sdf/#.VQn41e9_lMs

 

On 18 March in Taiwan history

Chen Shui-bian président

ON 18 MARCH IN TAIWAN HISTORY

Updated on March 18, 2019

1918: Birth of Lin Haiyin, Taiwanese writer who died on December 1, 2001
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lin_Haiyin
https://upclosed.com/people/lin-haiyin/

Lin Haiyin

2000: In the second ever direct elections for President and Vice President of the Republic of China on Taiwan, Chen Shui-bian and Annette Lu of the Democratic Progressive Party are elected president and vice president, respectively. This puts an end to more than half a century of Kuomintang rule on Taiwan
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/2172980.stm
http://www.taiwandc.org/elec2000.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ROC_presidential_election,_2000

Chen Shui-bian président

2015: Taiwan protesters mark the first anniversary of the student-led « Sunflower Movement », which saw the occupation of parliament for more than three weeks over a trade pact with China.
http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/front/archives/2015/03/19/2003613879

2018: Death of Taiwan’s famous writer and political commentator Li Ao at the age of 83
http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/east-asia/renowned-taiwan-writer-li-ao-dies-aged-83
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-43458915
http://www.theindependent.sg/li-ao-writer-of-96-banned-books-in-taiwan-dies-at-82/

 

On 18 March in Chinese history, Hong Kong and Taiwan

Chen Shui-bian président

ON 18 MARCH IN CHINESE HISTORY, HONG KONG AND TAIWAN

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Updated on March 18, 2019

1241: Krakow is ravaged by Mongols
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Chmielnik

1893: Birth of Pai Chung-hsi (Bai Chongxi), Chinese Muslim general, who died on December 1, 1966
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bai_Chongxi
http://www.cgltour.com/web/Gglc23E.html

1914: White Wolf gang beats government army in Jingdezhen China
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bai_Lang_Rebellion
http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/world/war/pai-lang.htm

1918: Birth of Lin Haiyin, Taiwanese writer who died on December 1, 2001
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lin_Haiyin
https://upclosed.com/people/lin-haiyin/

Lin Haiyin

1921: Steamer « Hong Koh » runs aground off Swatow China killing 1,000
http://query.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=950CEFDC1631EF33A25750C2A9629C946095D6CF
https://cdnc.ucr.edu/cgi-bin/cdnc?a=d&d=SU19210423.2.166

 1950: In a surprise raid on the communist People’s Republic of China (PRC), military forces of the Nationalist Chinese government on Taiwan invade the mainland and capture the town of Sungmen
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/nationalist-chinese-forces-invade-mainland-china

2000: In the second ever direct elections for President and Vice President of the Republic of China on Taiwan, Chen Shui-bian and Annette Lu of the Democratic Progressive Party are elected president and vice president, respectively. This puts an end to more than half a century of Kuomintang rule on Taiwan
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/2172980.stm
http://www.taiwandc.org/elec2000.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ROC_presidential_election,_2000

Chen Shui-bian président

2015: Taiwan protesters mark the first anniversary of the student-led « Sunflower Movement », which saw the occupation of parliament for more than three weeks over a trade pact with China.
http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/front/archives/2015/03/19/2003613879

2016: Chinese journalist Jia Jia goes missing after letter critical of the president
http://www.dw.com/en/chinese-journalist-jia-jia-goes-missing-after-letter-critical-of-the-president/a-19126572
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-35828918

2018: Death of Taiwan’s famous writer and political commentator Li Ao at the age of 83
http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/east-asia/renowned-taiwan-writer-li-ao-dies-aged-83
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-43458915
http://www.theindependent.sg/li-ao-writer-of-96-banned-books-in-taiwan-dies-at-82/