Daily Archives: 22 mars 2019

On 22 March in Asian history

ON 22 MARCH IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on March 22, 2019

924: Birth of Dinh Bo Linh, the first emperor of Vietnam who died in 979
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dinh_Bo_Linh

1212: Birth of Go-Horikawa, 86th Emperor of Japan (1221-1232) who died in August 1234
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Go-Horikawa

1185: Battle of Yashima, victory of the Minamoto on the Taira
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Yashima

1185-03-22 Yashima charge

1685: Death of Emperor Go-Sai of Japan, born on January 1, 1638
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Go-Sai

1692: Chinese emperor Kangxi issues a Royal Decree allowing Catholic missionaries in China freedom to preach
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/2463.html

1739: After some of his Persian troops are killed in occupied Delhi, Nader Shah orders his soldiers to plunder the city. During the course of one day 20,000 to 30,000 Indians are killed by the Persian troops, forcing Mohammad Shah to beg for mercy and stealing the jewels of the Peacock Throne
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nader_Shah
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peacock_Throne

1784: In Thailand, the Esmeralda Buddha is moved with great ceremony to its current place in Wat Phra Kaew
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wat_Phra_Kaew

1811: Birth of Sakuma Shozan, Japanese politician and scholar, assassinated on August 12, 1864
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sakuma_Shozan

1869: Birth of Emilio Aguinaldo, Filipino independence leader and first president of the Philippines who died on February 6, 1964
http://www.loc.gov/rr/hispanic/1898/aguinaldo.html
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/1028/today-in-philippine-history-march-22-1869-emilio-aguinaldo-was-born-in-kawit-cavite

Andrés Bonifacio

1896: Birth of He Long, Chinese marshal, who died on June 8, 1969
http://www.paulnoll.com/China/Long-March/Long-March-He-Long.html
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/2623.html

1897: In the Philippines, by the Tejeros Convention, the Katipunan (KKK) rebellion establishes a government with Emilio Aguinaldo as president
http://www.msc.edu.ph/centennial/tejeros.html

1901: Japan proclaims that it is determined to keep Russia from encroaching on Korea

1907: Thousands of Indians living in South Africa follow the lead of Mohandas K. Gandhi engaging in a campaign of civil disobedience to protest their treatment by the government.

Gandhi 1905 Johanesburg

1907: Russians troops completed the evacuation of Manchuria in the face of advancing Japanese forces

1913: Death of Song Jiaoren (Sung Chiao-jen), a founder of the Kuomintang after being mortally wounded at the Shanghai railway station two days before. He was 31
http://www.encyclopedia.com/doc/1E1-SungChia.html

1915 : The Sultan of Sulu, Hadji Mohammad Jamalul Kiram, signs an agreement with the US governor of the Department of Mindano and Sulu, Frank W. Carpenter, renouncing his sovereignty over the Sulu archipelago.
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/1703/today-in-philippine-history-march-22-1915-the-sultan-of-sulu-relinquished-his-sovereignty-over-sulu

1916: The last Emperor of China, since December 12, 1915, Yuan Shikai, abdicates the throne and the Republic of China is restored
http://net.lib.byu.edu/estu/wwi/bio/xyz/yuansh.html
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/2980.html

1929: Birth of P. Ramlee, Malaysian actor, singer and song writer, who died on May 27, 1973
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/P._Ramlee

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ymF__5CeZlI

1929: Birth of Yayoi Kusama, Japanese painter and scuptor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yayoi_Kusama
https://www.google.fr/search?q=Yayoi+Kusama&hl=fr&rlz=1G1ACAW_FRFR414&prmd=imvnsol&source=lnms&tbm=isch&ei=IgVqT8vFHcjRhAet59HYCA&sa=X&oi=mode_link&ct=mode&cd=2&ved=0CB0Q_AUoAQ&biw=1249&bih=569

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wq0LXh3sais
http://www.artcyclopedia.com/artists/kusama_yayoi.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4RegxhTu748

1940: Birth of Haing S. Ngor, Cambodian/American actor, who died on February 25, 1996
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haing_S._Ngor

1942: Sir Stanford Cripps, British statesman, arrives in India for talks with Mohandas Gandhi on Indian independence, in what will become known as the Cripps Mission


http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/cripps-and-gandhi-meet
http://www.historydiscussion.net/british-india/cripps-mission-march-1942-in-india-and-why-did-it-fail/2603
http://www.storyofpakistan.com/articletext.asp?artid=A044

1957: Republic of India adopts Saka calendar along with Gregorian
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_national_calendar

1962: Yun Bo-seon resigns as president of South Korea
http://www.ed.ac.uk/alumni/services/notable-alumni/alumni-in-history/yun-posun

1966: Birth of Song Kwang Sik, Korean singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Song_Kwang-sik

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ZKguU2WDNM

1966: Death of Chinese philosopher Ai Siqi, born in 1910
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ai_Siqi
http://www.google.fr/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=5&sqi=2&ved=0CDwQFjAE&url=http%3A%2F%2Fmarxistphilosophy.org%2FAntagonisticASQ.pdf&ei=U6kNVcfFGML0UovhgIAK&usg=AFQjCNFuwXRk1aq2fKn49_Y1vAqu5Pj0rA&sig2=HRsozPDSUppEiznBZ9HgpA

Ai Siqi

1967: In China, during the Cultural Revolution the People’s Liberation Army take the control of the plants and factories

1973: General Suharto, president of Indonesia, and only one candidate, is reelected for five years and will be reelected up to 1998

1974: The Viet Cong proposes a new truce with the U.S. and South Vietnam. The truce included general elections

1977: Death of A.K. Gopalan, Indian communist leader, born on October 1, 1904
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A._K._Gopalan

1978: In Indonesia, General Suharto is reelected for a third term as President. He is the only one candidate

2005: Death of Gemini Ganesan, Tamil film star, born on November 17, 1920
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gemini_Ganesan
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/22-march-2005-gemini-ganesan-tamil-film-star-died

2006: In the Philippines, beginning of the trial of former president Joseph Estrada charged to have illegally pocketed 77 million dollars during his tenure
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/1063976.stm

2006-03-22 Estrada procès

2007: In Pakistan, the dismissal of the Supreme Judge Iftikar Muhammad Chaudry by General Musharraf causes important demonstrations by judges and members of the opposition

2007: Death of Uppaluri Gopala Krishnamurti, Indian philosopher, born on July 9, 1918
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uppaluri_Gopala_Krishnamurti

2008: Ma Ying-jeou is elected as the new president of Taiwan with 58 % of the votes
http://en.wikinews.org/wiki/Ma_Ying-jeou_wins_2008_Taiwan_presidential_election

2008-03-22 1622 Ma élu président

2009: South Africa’s embassy in New Delhi has denies travel documents to Tibet’s exiled spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, barring him from attending a peace conference in Johannesburg
http://news.asiaone.com/News/Latest%2BNews/Asia/Story/A1Story20090322-130260.html

2012: The UN Human Rights Council adopts a resolution urging Sri Lanka to investigate alleged abuses during the final phase of war with Tamil rebels.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-17471300
http://edition.cnn.com/2012/03/22/world/asia/sri-lanka-war-crimes/index.html?hpt=ias_c2

2012: Top officials from the Communist Party of China (CPC) and Taiwan’s ruling Kuomintang (KMT) meet in Beijing for the first time since the KMT’s victory in the island’s leadership election in January
http://uscpf.org/v3/2012/03/23/hu-jintao-kmt-chairman-wu-po-hsiung-meet-in-beijing/

2013: 62 people are killed and 200 are injured after a fire destroys a camp containing Burmese refugees near Ban Mae, Thailand.
http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2013/03/23/42-die-fire-thailand-refugee-camp
http://www.thehindu.com/news/international/world/62-myanmar-refugees-perish-in-fire-at-thailand-camp/article4541705.ece

2014: The Maldives hold parliamentary elections on schedule despite worries about the ability of the resort island’s turmoil-hit elections commission to stage the ballot successfully
http://www.ndtv.com/world-news/maldives-holds-parliamentary-polls-despite-delay-fear-554779
http://thecommonwealth.org/media/news/maldives-parliamentary-elections-2014-interim-statement

2014: Death of Yashwant Vithoba Chittal, Indian author, born on August 21, 1928
http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/tp-karnataka/yashwant-chittal-dead/article5821000.ece
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yashwant_Vithoba_Chittal

2014: Communist Party of the Philippines chairman Benito Tiamzon and his wife, the party’s secretary general Wilma Tiamzon, are arrested in a joint police and military operation
http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/588186/red-leaders-captured
2014-03-22 Benito Tiamzon arrest

2015: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena forms a national government incorporating the main opposition party in a bid to push through reforms and preserve political stability

2015: Sri Lanka’s new government confers for the firtst time the highest military rank of field marshal on retired army chief Sarath Fonseka, who had been jailed for alleged treason by the previous government
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/mar/23/ex-army-chief-sarath-fonseka-jailed-for-treason-made-field-marshal-in-sri-lanka

2018: Ex-South Korean president Lee Myung-bak arrested ‘for taking US$10.2 million in bribes while in office’
http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/east-asia/article/2138505/arrest-warranted-reportedly-issued-former-south-korean-president
http://koreajoongangdaily.joins.com/news/article/article.aspx?aid=3045997
http://english.hani.co.kr/arti/english_edition/e_national/837090.html

Wars, conflicts and strategy on 22 March in Asian history

WARS, CONFLICTS AND STRATEGY ON 22 MARCH IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on March 22, 2019

1185: Battle of Yashima, victory of the Minamoto on the Taira
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Yashima

1185-03-22 Yashima charge

1739: After some of his Persian troops are killed in occupied Delhi, Nader Shah orders his soldiers to plunder the city. During the course of one day 20,000 to 30,000 Indians are killed by the Persian troops, forcing Mohammad Shah to beg for mercy and stealing the jewels of the Peacock Throne
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nader_Shah
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peacock_Throne

1897: In the Philippines, by the Tejeros Convention, the Katipunan (KKK) rebellion establishes a government with Emilio Aguinaldo as president
http://www.msc.edu.ph/centennial/tejeros.html

1901: Japan proclaims that it is determined to keep Russia from encroaching on Korea

1907: Russians troops complete the evacuation of Manchuria in the face of advancing Japanese forces

1915 : The Sultan of Sulu, Hadji Mohammad Jamalul Kiram, signs an agreement with the US governor of the Department of Mindano and Sulu, Frank W. Carpenter, renouncing his sovereignty over the Sulu archipelago.
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/1703/today-in-philippine-history-march-22-1915-the-sultan-of-sulu-relinquished-his-sovereignty-over-sulu

1942: Sir Stanford Cripps, British statesman, arrives in India for talks with Mohandas Gandhi on Indian independence, in what will become known as the Cripps Mission


http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/cripps-and-gandhi-meet
http://www.historydiscussion.net/british-india/cripps-mission-march-1942-in-india-and-why-did-it-fail/2603
http://www.storyofpakistan.com/articletext.asp?artid=A044

1974: The Viet Cong proposes a new truce with the U.S. and South Vietnam. The truce included general elections

2012: The UN Human Rights Council adopts a resolution urging Sri Lanka to investigate alleged abuses during the final phase of war with Tamil rebels.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-17471300
http://edition.cnn.com/2012/03/22/world/asia/sri-lanka-war-crimes/index.html?hpt=ias_c2

2014: Communist Party of the Philippines chairman Benito Tiamzon and his wife, the party’s secretary general Wilma Tiamzon, are arrested in a joint police and military operation, military chief of staff General Emmanuel Bautista said
http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/588186/red-leaders-captured
http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/story/353721/news/nation/top-cpp-leader-benito-tiamzon-and-wife-arrested-in-Cebu

2014-03-22 Benito Tiamzon arrest

 

On 22 March in South Asian history

ON 22 MARCH IN SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on March 22, 2019

1739: After some of his Persian troops are killed in occupied Delhi, Nader Shah orders his soldiers to plunder the city. During the course of one day 20,000 to 30,000 Indians are killed by the Persian troops, forcing Mohammad Shah to beg for mercy and stealing the jewels of the Peacock Throne
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nader_Shah
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peacock_Throne

1907: Thousands of Indians living in South Africa follow the lead of Mohandas K. Gandhi engaging in a campaign of civil disobedience to protest their treatment by the government.

Gandhi 1905 Johanesburg

1942: Sir Stanford Cripps, British statesman, arrives in India for talks with Mohandas Gandhi on Indian independence, in what will become known as the Cripps Mission


http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/cripps-and-gandhi-meet
http://www.historydiscussion.net/british-india/cripps-mission-march-1942-in-india-and-why-did-it-fail/2603
http://www.storyofpakistan.com/articletext.asp?artid=A044

1957: Republic of India adopts Saka calendar along with Gregorian
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_national_calendar

1977: Death of A.K. Gopalan, Indian communist leader, born on October 1, 1904
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A._K._Gopalan

2005: Death of Gemini Ganesan, Tamil film star, born on November 17, 1920
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gemini_Ganesan
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/22-march-2005-gemini-ganesan-tamil-film-star-died

2007: In Pakistan, the dismissal of the Supreme Judge Iftikar Muhammad Chaudry by General Musharraf causes important demonstrations by judges and members of the opposition

2007: Death of Uppaluri Gopala Krishnamurti, Indian philosopher, born on July 9, 1918
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uppaluri_Gopala_Krishnamurti

2009: South Africa’s embassy in New Delhi denies travel documents to Tibet’s exiled spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, barring him from attending a peace conference in Johannesburg
http://news.asiaone.com/News/Latest%2BNews/Asia/Story/A1Story20090322-130260.html

2012: The UN Human Rights Council adopts a resolution urging Sri Lanka to investigate alleged abuses during the final phase of war with Tamil rebels
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-17471300
http://edition.cnn.com/2012/03/22/world/asia/sri-lanka-war-crimes/index.html?hpt=ias_c2

2014: The Maldives held parliamentary elections on schedule despite worries about the ability of the resort island’s turmoil-hit elections commission to stage the ballot successfully
http://www.ndtv.com/world-news/maldives-holds-parliamentary-polls-despite-delay-fear-554779
http://thecommonwealth.org/media/news/maldives-parliamentary-elections-2014-interim-statement

2014: Death of Yashwant Vithoba Chittal, Indian author, born on August 21, 1928
http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/tp-karnataka/yashwant-chittal-dead/article5821000.ece
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yashwant_Vithoba_Chittal

2015: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena forms a national government incorporating the main opposition party in a bid to push through reforms and preserve political stability

2015: Sri Lanka’s new government confers for the firtst time the highest military rank of field marshal on retired army chief Sarath Fonseka, who had been jailed for alleged treason by the previous government
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/mar/23/ex-army-chief-sarath-fonseka-jailed-for-treason-made-field-marshal-in-sri-lanka

 

On 22 March in Southeast Asian history

ON 22 MARCH IN SOUTHEAST ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on March 22, 2019

924: Birth of Dinh Bo Linh, the first emperor of Vietnam who died in 979
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dinh_Bo_Linh

1784: In Thailand, the Esmeralda Buddha is moved with great ceremony to its current place in Wat Phra Kaew
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wat_Phra_Kaew

1869: Birth of Emilio Aguinaldo, Filipino independence leader and first president of the Philippines who died on February 6, 1964
http://www.loc.gov/rr/hispanic/1898/aguinaldo.html
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/1028/today-in-philippine-history-march-22-1869-emilio-aguinaldo-was-born-in-kawit-cavite

Andrés Bonifacio

1897: In the Philippines, by the Tejeros Convention, the Katipunan (KKK) rebellion establishes a government with Emilio Aguinaldo as president
http://www.msc.edu.ph/centennial/tejeros.html

1915 : The Sultan of Sulu, Hadji Mohammad Jamalul Kiram, signs an agreement with the US governor of the Department of Mindano and Sulu, Frank W. Carpenter, renouncing his sovereignty over the Sulu archipelago.
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/1703/today-in-philippine-history-march-22-1915-the-sultan-of-sulu-relinquished-his-sovereignty-over-sulu

1929: Birth of P. Ramlee, Malaysian actor, singer and song writer, who died on May 27, 1973
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/P._Ramlee

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ymF__5CeZlI

1940: Birth of Haing S. Ngor, Cambodian/American actor, who died on February 25, 1996
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haing_S._Ngor

1973: General Suharto, president of Indonesia, and only one candidate, is reelected for five years and will be reelected up to 1998

1974: The Viet Cong proposes a new truce with the U.S. and South Vietnam. The truce included general élections

1978: In Indonesia, General Suharto is reelected for a third term as President. He is the only one candidate

2006: In the Philippines, beginning of the trial of former president Joseph Estrada charged to have illegally pocketed 77 million dollars during his tenure
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/1063976.stm

2006-03-22 Estrada procès

2013: 62 people are killed and 200 are injured after a fire destroys a camp containing Burmese refugees near Ban Mae, Thailand.
http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2013/03/23/42-die-fire-thailand-refugee-camp
http://www.thehindu.com/news/international/world/62-myanmar-refugees-perish-in-fire-at-thailand-camp/article4541705.ece

2014: Communist Party of the Philippines chairman Benito Tiamzon and his wife, the party’s secretary general Wilma Tiamzon, have been arrested in a joint police and military operation, military chief of staff General Emmanuel Bautista said
http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/588186/red-leaders-captured
http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/story/353721/news/nation/top-cpp-leader-benito-tiamzon-and-wife-arrested-in-Cebu

2014-03-22 Benito Tiamzon arrest

 

On 22 March in Japan’s history

ON 22 MARCH IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

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Updated on March 22, 2019

1212: Birth of Go-Horikawa, 86th Emperor of Japan (1221-1232) who died in August 1234
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Go-Horikawa

1185: Battle of Yashima, victory of the Minamoto on the Taira
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Yashima

1185-03-22 Yashima charge

1685: Death of Emperor Go-Sai of Japan, born on January 1, 1638
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Go-Sai

1811: Birth of Sakuma Shozan, Japanese politician and scholar, assassinated on August 12, 1864
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sakuma_Shozan

1901: Japan proclaims that it is determined to keep Russia from encroaching on Korea

1907: Russians troops completed the evacuation of Manchuria in the face of advancing Japanese forces

1929: Birth of Yayoi Kusama, Japanese painter and sculptor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yayoi_Kusama
https://www.google.fr/search?q=Yayoi+Kusama&hl=fr&rlz=1G1ACAW_FRFR414&prmd=imvnsol&source=lnms&tbm=isch&ei=IgVqT8vFHcjRhAet59HYCA&sa=X&oi=mode_link&ct=mode&cd=2&ved=0CB0Q_AUoAQ&biw=1249&bih=569

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wq0LXh3sais

http://www.artcyclopedia.com/artists/kusama_yayoi.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4RegxhTu748

 

On 22 March in Chinese history, Hong Kong and Taiwan

ON 22 MARCH IN CHINESE HISTORY, HONG KONG AND TAIWAN

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

Updated on March 22, 2019

1692: Chinese emperor Kangxi issues a Royal Decree allowing Catholic missionaries in China freedom to preach
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/2463.html

1896: Birth of He Long, Chinese marshal, who died on June 8, 1969
http://www.paulnoll.com/China/Long-March/Long-March-He-Long.html
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/2623.html

1907: Russians troops completed the evacuation of Manchuria in the face of advancing Japanese forces

1913: Death of Song Jiaoren (Sung Chiao-jen), a founder of the Kuomintang after being mortally wounded at the Shanghai railway station two days before. He was 31
http://www.encyclopedia.com/doc/1E1-SungChia.html

1916: The last Emperor of China, since December 12, 1915, Yuan Shikai, abdicates the throne and the Republic of China is restored
http://net.lib.byu.edu/estu/wwi/bio/xyz/yuansh.html
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/2980.html

1966: Death of Chinese philosopher Ai Siqi, born in 1910
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ai_Siqi
http://www.google.fr/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=5&sqi=2&ved=0CDwQFjAE&url=http%3A%2F%2Fmarxistphilosophy.org%2FAntagonisticASQ.pdf&ei=U6kNVcfFGML0UovhgIAK&usg=AFQjCNFuwXRk1aq2fKn49_Y1vAqu5Pj0rA&sig2=HRsozPDSUppEiznBZ9HgpA

 

Ai Siqi

1967: In China, during the Cultural Revolution the People’s Liberation Army take the control of the plants and factories

2008: Ma Ying-jeou is elected as the new president of Taiwan with 58 % of the votes
http://en.wikinews.org/wiki/Ma_Ying-jeou_wins_2008_Taiwan_presidential_election

2008-03-22 1622 Ma élu président

2009: South Africa’s embassy in New Delhi has denies travel documents to Tibet’s exiled spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, barring him from attending a peace conference in Johannesburg
http://news.asiaone.com/News/Latest%2BNews/Asia/Story/A1Story20090322-130260.html

2012: Top officials from the Communist Party of China (CPC) and Taiwan’s ruling Kuomintang (KMT) meet in Beijing for the first time since the KMT’s victory in the island’s leadership election in January
http://uscpf.org/v3/2012/03/23/hu-jintao-kmt-chairman-wu-po-hsiung-meet-in-beijing/