Daily Archives: 27 mars 2019

Corruption in China

27 MARCH 2019

China expels ex-Interpol chief from Communist Party

While Chinese authorities accuse former Interpol chief Meng Hongwei of taking bribes, his high-profile disappearance has raised concerns about the reach President Xi Jinping’s sweeping anti-graft campaign
https://www.dw.com/en/china-expels-ex-interpol-chief-from-communist-party/a-48076055
https://www.chinadailyasia.com/articles/155/8/83/1553695249171.html?newsId=66045

20 FEBRUARY 2019

China’s former military chief of staff Fang Fenghui jailed for life for corruption

Fang Fenghui, who was appointed to the top post in People’s Liberation Army in 2012, was convicted of accepting and offering bribes, and having an unclear source of a huge amount of assets, the news agency Xinhua reported
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/feb/20/chinas-former-military-chief-of-staff-jailed-for-life-for-corruption
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-47306275
https://www.dw.com/en/top-chinese-general-jailed-for-life-for-graft/a-47601110

27 DECEMBER 2018

Ex-China spymaster Ma Jian jailed for life over corruption

Ex-China spymaster Ma Jian was jailed for life over corruption, a court in northeastern China announced Thursday
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/12/27/ex-china-spymaster-ma-jian-jailed-life-corruption/
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-46692071
http://chinaplus.cri.cn/news/china/9/20181227/228459.html

26 DECEMBER 2018

Former Sinochem general manager Cai Xiyou jailed for 12 years for corruption; latest official to fall in China’s crackdown

A Chinese court has found Cai Xiyou, the former general manager of state-owned Sinochem Group, one of the world’s largest chemical conglomerates, guilty of corruption on Wednesday, sentencing him to 12 years in prison
https://www.scmp.com/news/china/politics/article/2179571/former-sinochem-general-manager-cai-xiyou-jailed-12-years

15 DECEMBER 2015

Xi Jinping declares ‘overwhelming victory’ over graft

Chinese President Xi Jinping has declared an « overwhelming victory » in his fight against graft within the ruling Chinese Communist Party, while still vowing that the campaign to weed out deep-seated corruption will continue, state media reported
https://www.straitstimes.com/asia/east-asia/xi-jinping-declares-overwhelming-victory-over-graft-china-state-media
https://www.asiapacificstar.com/news/258602704/china-declares-victory-of-graft-within-ruling-communist-party

16 OCTOBER 2018

Former Chinese military chief of staff expelled from CPC

The expulsion of Fang Fenghui, former member of CMC and former chief of staff of the CMC Joint Staff Department, was approved by the CPC Central Committee
https://www.chinadailyasia.com/articles/91/8/24/1539702587761.html?newsId=50973
https://www.newdelhitimes.com/china-party-expels-general-who-killed-self-indicts-another/

30 JULY 2018

China’s prosecutors charge former top internet censor with corruption

China’s former internet tsar Lu Wei has been charged with taking a “huge amount” of bribes, the top prosecutor’s office announced on Monday
https://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2157427/chinas-prosecutors-charge-former-top-internet-censor
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-45009047

8 MAY 2018

China: Former political star Sun Zhengcai sentenced to life

A former senior Communist Party official who was once tipped to become the future president of China has been sentenced to life imprisonment for bribery on Tuesday
https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/05/china-political-star-sun-zhengcai-sentenced-life-180508094311537.html
http://time.com/5269033/china-sun-zhengcai-prison-life-corruption/
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/jailed-05082018104453.html

9 JANUARY 2018

Chinese military to prosecute former top general for graft

State-run news agency Xinhua reported on Tuesday that former chief of joint staff Fang Fenghui was suspected of taking and giving bribes and would be handed over to military prosecutors
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2127513/chinese-military-prosecute-former-top-general-graft

15 OCTOBER 2017

China expels former justice minister Wu Aiying from party for graft

Wu Aiying, 65, was justice minister from 2005 until February this year, according to her official resume, and one of only a handful of senior female officials in China
http://gulfnews.com/news/asia/china/china-expels-former-justice-minister-from-party-for-graft-1.2106081

24 JULY 2017

Ex-Chongqing Communist Party boss Sun Zhengcai under investigation for corruption

The former Chongqing Communist Party boss, Sun Zhengcai, once considered a top contender for a role in China’s next leadership ­line-up, is under investigation by the party’s top anti-graft agency, state-run Xinhua ­reported on Monday
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2103907/ex-chongqing-communist-party-boss-under-investigation
https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20170724_32/
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jul/25/china-future-president-ousted-xi-jinping-iron-discipline-sun-zhengcai

14 JUNE 2017

Chairman of China’s Anbang Insurance reportedly detained

The chairman of an influential Chinese insurance company has stepped down after domestic media reported that he had been detained as authorities pursue a sweeping campaign against alleged corruption in the financial industry
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jun/14/chinese-tycoon-reportedly-caught-up-anti-corruption-crackdown-wu-xiaohui-anbang
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-40269462

26 JANUARY 2017

Can China be the next anti-corruption success story, after Hong Kong and Singapore?

Tony Kwok says Beijing’s plan to set up a super agency to combat the scourge is a big step in the right direction, and shows it is adopting best practices from elsewhere
http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/2065298/can-china-be-next-anti-corruption-success-story-after-hong

29 DECEMBER 2016

China’s senior general Wang Jianping being investigated for bribery

A Chinese general is being investigated for suspected bribery, the defence ministry said on Thursday (Dec 29), a man connected to the jailed former domestic security chief and one of the most senior incumbent military officials to be targeted for graft
http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/east-asia/chinas-senior-general-wang-jianping-being-investigated-for-bribery
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2057961/chinas-defence-ministry-confirms-probe-leading-general

28 OCTOBER 2016

Chinese Communist Party expels two former senior military officials over alleged graft

Fan Changmi was previously the political commissar for the Lanzhou Military Area Command, while Niu Zhizhong was formerly a deputy commander of the People’s Armed Police
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2041082/communist-party-expels-two-former-senior-military

9 OCTOBER 2016

Former Communist Party boss of Yunnan Bai Enpei province to spend life behind bars

A former Communist Party boss of Yunnan province has been given a suspended death sentence for corruption, the harshest penalty imposed on a senior official arrested since President Xi Jinping launched his anti-graft drive in late 2012
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2026549/former-communist-party-boss-yunnan-province-spend-life
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-10-10/former-china-party-boss-sentenced-to-death-with-reprieve/7917048?section=world

30 SEPTEMBER 2016

China jails former Communist Party chief of Guangzhou Wan Qingliang for corruption

A Chinese court has jailed for life Wan Qingliang, former Communist Party boss of the southern city of Guangzhou, after finding him guilty of corruption
http://www.radioaustralia.net.au/international/2016-09-30/china-jails-former-communist-party-chief-of-guangzhou-wan-qingliang-for-corruption/1622270

7 SEPTEMBER 2016

Luxury clubs closed in China amid graft crackdown

Scores of luxury clubs in China have been forced to shut down or downgrade, media said, as Beijing’s anti-corruption drive continues to bite
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/09/07/luxury-clubs-closed-in-china-amid-graft-crackdown/

25 JULY 2016

Chinese Gen Guo Boxiong sentenced to life for corruption

Guo Boxiong, once head of a powerful military committee, has been sentenced for life for taking ‘massive’ bribes. He is the highest military figure to be jailed as part of President Xi’s fervent corruption campaign
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-36883608
http://www.dw.com/en/former-chinese-military-leader-sentenced-for-life-in-corruption-case/a-19425788

4 JULY 2016

Ling Jihua, former Chinese presidential aide of Hu Jintao, sentenced to life in prison

Ling Jihua, the one-time top aide to former president Hu Jintao, has been sentenced to life in prison for taking more than 77 million yuan (HK$89 million) in bribes, illegally obtaining state secrets and abuse of power, mainland state media reported on Monday
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1985208/ling-jihua-former-chinese-presidential-aide-sentenced
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/07/04/aide-to-former-chinese-president-gets-life-in-prison-for-bribes/
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/jul/04/chinese-court-jails-former-presidential-aide-ling-jihua-for-life

15 JUNE 2016

China: Disgraced Zhou Yongkang’s son and wife are jailed

The son and wife of imprisoned former Chinese security chief Zhou Yongkang have been jailed after they were found guilty of corruption, officials say
http://english.cri.cn/12394/2016/06/15/4081s930967.htm
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-36541746

13 MAY 2016

Ling Jihua, former right-hand man of ex-president Hu Jintao, charged with graft

Chinese prosecutors have indicted the former top aide to ex-President Hu Jintao on charges of taking bribes, illegally obtaining state secrets and abuse of power, state media reported Friday, in the latest high-profile blow in President Xi Jinping’s sweeping crackdown on corruption
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1944570/ling-jihua-former-right-hand-man-ex-president-charged
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/nation/2016-05/13/content_15432694.html

7 MARCH 2016

China Communist party punished nearly 300,000 for graft in 2015

China’s ruling Communist Party punished nearly 300,000 of its members last year for corruption, its graft watchdog said amid a wide-ranging crackdown by President Xi Jinping on official malfeasance
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/china-communist-party-punished-nearly-300000-graft-2015

4 FEBRUARY 2016

Sichuan governor removed from post

Wei Hong has been removed from his posts as governor and vice Party chief of Sichuan province for « serious violations of discipline, » the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI) announced on Thursday.
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/nation/2016-02/04/content_15383045.html
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/02/04/china-punishes-disloyal-sichuan-governor/

20 JANUARY 2016

Former Xinjiang party chief Yang Gang jailed for corruption

Former Communist Party chief in China’s Xinjiang region Yang Gang has been jailed for 12 years for corruption, state media report.
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-35358978

12 JANUARY 2015

China’s ex-deputy police chief jailed for 15 years: state media

China has jailed former vice public security minister Li Dongsheng for 15 years, state media reported on Tuesday, the latest official tied to ousted security tsar Zhou Yongkang to be sentenced for corruption offences.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/12094172/Chinas-ex-deputy-police-chief-jailed-for-15-years.html
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/former-china-deputy-security-minister-sentenced-15-years

12 DECEMBER 2015

China anti-corruption cases have quadrupled since 2013, study says

In Chinese business and political circles, conversations frequently return to a familiar question: When will President Xi Jinping’s anti-corruption campaign end? http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/china-anti-corruption-cases-have-quadrupled-2013-study-says

12 OCTOBER 2015

Former China energy chief Jiang Jiemin jailed for corruption

The former chief of China’s biggest oil firm has been sentenced to 16 years in prison for accepting bribes, state media said
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-34503469

29 SEPTEMBER 2015

China expels Supreme Court deputy justice over corruption

A former justice of China’s Supreme Court is facing possible corruption charges, and has been stripped of membership in the ruling Communist Party and fired from all public positions
http://asiancorrespondent.com/135885/china-expels-supreme-court-deputy-justice-over-corruption/

10 AUGUST 2015

Chinese General Gu Junshan gets suspended death sentence for graft

A senior Chinese military officer has been handed a suspended death sentence for corruption after he was exposed as owning dozens of homes, gold statues and luxury liquor, state media said.
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2015/08/china-officer-suspended-death-sentence-graft-150810111859468.html
http://www.chinanationalnews.com/index.php/sid/235681081

11 JUNE 2015

China jails former security chief Zhou Yongkang for life for bribery, corruption

China’s ex-security chief Zhou Yongkang has been jailed for life – the most senior politician to face corruption charges under Communist rule
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/china-s-ex-security-chief/1908474.html
http://www.euronews.com/2015/06/11/china-s-crackdown-on-corruption-ex-security-chief-handed-life-sentence/
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-33095453

7 APRIL 2015

China corruption: Nanjing mayor jailed for 15 years

A Chinese court sentenced a former mayor of Nanjing to 15 years in prison on Tuesday for accepting bribes, the latest senior official to be jailed in President Xi Jinping’s sweeping campaign against graft
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/chinese-court-sentences-ex-mayor-nanjing-corruption
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/nation/2015-04/07/content_15247929.html

3 APRIL 2015

China ex-security chief Zhou Yongkang charged with bribery, abuse of power, leaking secrets

China’s former security chief Zhou Yongkang has been charged with bribery, abuse of power and disclosing state secrets, making him the most senior official being prosecuted in decades
http://www.euronews.com/2015/04/03/china-ex-security-chief-zhou-yongkang-charged-with-corruption/
http://edition.cnn.com/2015/04/02/asia/china-zhou-yongkang-charged/index.html
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-32172600

28 FEBRUARY 2015

China jails former vice-governor as anti-corruption drive continues

Ni Fake found guilty of taking more than $2m in bribes, as senior military official loses immunity from prosecution by being booted from parliament
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/feb/28/china-jails-ex-vice-governor-for-corruption

16 FEBRUARY 2015

Top China official to face prosecution for corruption

Former senior official Su Rong has been expelled from the Chinese Communist Party for corruption and faces prosecution, said the country’s top anti-corruption body
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-31484049
http://time.com/3710825/china-takes-down-senior-leader-amid-anti-corruption-campaign/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+time%2Fworld+%28TIME%3A+Top+World+Stories%29

9 FEBRUARY 2015

China executes ‘mafia-style’ mining tycoon Liu Han

Chinese authorities on Monday executed a former mining tycoon connected to the eldest son of retired domestic security chief Zhou Yongkang, himself the focus of a high-profile corruption investigation, state media reported
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/11399732/China-executes-Ferrari-loving-billionaire-gangster.html
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-31284702

16 JANUARY 2015

Chinese spy chief Ma Jian placed under graft probe, authorities confirm

« Vice-minister and member of the party committee of the State Security Ministry Ma Jian has been put under investigation for suspected serious violation of discipline and laws, » the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI) said
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1680422/chinese-spy-chief-ma-jian-placed-under-graft-probe-authorities-confirm
http://www.chinapost.com.tw/china/national-news/2015/01/17/426730/Deputy-chief.htm

15 JANUARY 2015

PLA officers placed under investigation

Liu Zheng, deputy head of the People’s Liberation Army’s General Logistics Department, is under investigation for suspected legal violations, the PLA said on Thursday
http://www.asianewsnet.net/PLA-officers-placed-under-investigation-70549.html
http://www.ecns.cn/2015/01-16/150950.shtml

7 JANUARY 2015

More than 70,000 officials punished for violating frugality rules in 2014

A total of 71,748 Chinese officials were punished in 2014 for violating the eight point anti-graft rules, the top antigraft body said Wednesday.
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/nation/2015-01/07/content_15211014.html

5 JANUARY 2015

Communist chief of China’s Nanjing city probed

« Nanjing city party secretary Yang Weize, suspected of severe violations of discipline and law, is now under investigation, » the party’s Central Commission for Discipline Inspection said in a statement late Sunday.
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/454453/communist-chief-of-china-nanjing-city-probed
http://www.wantchinatimes.com/news-subclass-cnt.aspx?id=20150105000103&cid=1101

28 DECEMBER 2014

Chinese princelings not targeted… for now

Among the various officials and party cadres who have fallen in China’s anti-corruption campaign, one group stands conspicuously missing: princelings
http://www.asianewsnet.net/Chinese-princelings-not-targeted-for-now-69647.html

10 DECEMBER 2014

Liu Tienan: Top Chinese economist jailed over bribery

Liu Tienan, a former top economic official, has been jailed for life in China for accepting millions of dollars in bribes, state media report.
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-30408032

6 DECEMBER 2014

Despite Crackdown, Corruption Seen as Worsening

Despite Xi Jinping’s well-publicized anti-graft campaign that has led to the fall of numerous corrupt officials including former security czar Zhou Yongkang, who has been officially expelled from the CCP and arrested on graft-related charges, China’s position on Transparency International’s Corruption Perceptions Index has deteriorated in the past twelve months. Simon Denyer at The Washington Post reports:
http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2014/12/despite-tigers-flies-push-china-corruption-seen-worsening/

5 DECEMBER 2014

China arrests ex-security chief Zhou Yongkang

Ex-security chief Zhou Yongkang, the most senior Chinese official to be investigated for corruption, has been arrested and expelled from the Communist Party, state media report.
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-30352458
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/11276723/China-arrests-former-security-chief-Zhou-Yongkang.html

4 DECEMBER 2014

PLA general probed for corruption

China’s military is investigating another top officer in its widening crackdown on corruption, a woman major-general with a senior post at an army university, financial news magazine Caixin reported on Thursday
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/nation/2014-12/04/content_15198881.html

3 DECEMBER 2014

President of China’s Sinopec oil services unit dismissed amid investigation

Xue Wandong, the president of Sinopec Oilfield Services Corp (SOSC), was relieved of his duties by the company’s party apparatus, Xinhua said on its Weibo social media account. He is being investigated for reasons that were not specified
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/president-chinas-sinopec-oil-services-unit-dismissed-amid-investigation

1 DECEMBER 2014

Chinese military targets corruption

The Chinese military is beefing up supervision to fight corruption in its ranks with detailed regulations, which analysts said will be crucial in preventing graft-related crimes. The areas being targeted – including project construction and medical and weapons procurement – are involved in more than 90 per cent of the corruption in the military, an official with the military procuratorate said
http://www.asianewsnet.net/Chinese-military-targets-corruption-68331.html

24 NOVEMBER 2014

China corruption watchdog launches inspections, eyes Sinopec

China’s corruption watchdog has launched a series of inspections into state-owned enterprises and government bodies including China Petrochemical Corp (Sinopec Group), Asia’s largest oil refiner, state media said
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/china-corruption-watchdog-launches-inspections-eyes-sinopec

6 NOVEMBER 2014

Report: Africa ivory smuggled on China visit

Chinese officials and businesspeople used a state trip by President Xi Jinping and other high-level visits to smuggle ivory out of Tanzania, an environmental watchdog has said.
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2014/11/report-africa-ivory-smuggled-china-visit-2014116163317314744.html
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/441780/chinese-officials-buying-illegal-ivory

4 NOVEMBER 2014

Corruption said to be rampant in China’s sports sector

The mainland sacked a number of senior officials and players for match-fixing and bribery in soccer games two years ago, but the latest official statement suggests the problem of graft in the sector is more widespread.
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1631045/corruption-said-be-rampant-chinas-sports-sector

28 OCTOBER 2014

China ex-general admits taking bribes for promotions

Xu Caihou, formerly China’s second-highest ranking officer as vice chairman of the Central Military Commission, « was found taking advantage of his position to assist the promotion of other people », Xinhua news agency said, citing military prosecutors
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/china-ex-general-admits-taking-bribes-promotions-xinhua

17 OCTOBER 2014

China rail official given death sentence for corruption

Zhang Shuguang was found guilty by a court in Beijing of taking bribes of more than 47m yuan ($7.7m; £4.8m) over 11 years.
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-29655466

5 SEPTEMBRE 2014

China’s anti-graft campaign to last ‘at least 5 years’

China’s anti-corruption chief said the central government’s ongoing campaign against extravagance and corruption will continue for at least five years.
http://www.asianewsnet.net/Chinas-anti-graft-campaign-to-last-at-least-5-year-64204.html

30 AUGUST 2014

China’s experience with graft: The good and the bad

Nowhere is it so markedly distinctive as in his determination to fight China’s widespread corruption. Mr Xi’s war against corruption, first launched in December 2012 to catch both « flies » (low-level offenders) and « tigers » (high-level corrupt officials), is still going on unabated. It has netted more than 40 high-profile « tigers » or officials and executives of state-owned enterprises equivalent to ministerial and provincial-governor rank
http://www.asianewsnet.net/Chinas-experience-with-graft-The-good-and-the-bad-63968.html

29 JULY 2014

China begins corruption inquiry into former security chief Zhou Yongkang

Zhou is most senior Chinese politician to be linked to corruption scandal since Communist party came to power in 1949
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-28544428
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jul/29/zhou-yongkang-china-profile

21 JULY 2014

Tianjin police chief investigated for corruption

The police chief of China’s Tianjin city is being investigated for corruption, authorities said, the third senior security official in the northern port to be targeted for graft in eight years
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/421615/china-police-chief-investigated-for-corruption

30 JUNE 2014

Top China military official Gen Xu Caihou accused

One of China’s most senior military officials has been accused of accepting bribes and expelled from the Communist Party, state media report.
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-28084886
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/418185/china-communist-party-expels-four-top-officials-over-graft

27 JUNE 2014

Chief of China’s Guangzhou ‘investigated for graft’

The Communist chief of China’s sixth-biggest city Guangzhou is being investigated for corruption, Beijing said Friday, the latest official to fall in a high profile campaign against graft
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/417722/chief-of-china-guangzhou-investigated-for-graft

25 JUNE 2014

China corruption: Communist Party’s Su Rong sacked

China’s most senior serving politician to be investigated for corruption since President Xi Jinping took power has been sacked.
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-28023706

14 JUNE 2014

China official probed for ‘disciplinary violations’

Su Rong, vice-chairman of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), is the highest-ranking official to come under investigation under President Xi Jinping, who has vowed to fight corruption
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2014/06/china-probes-top-politician-graft-2014614142225515823.html
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/china-official-probed-disciplinary-violations-media

8 JUNE 2014

China investigation finds 1,000 ‘naked officials’ in Guangdong

An investigation in China has revealed that more than 1,000 officials in the southern province of Guangdong have spouses or children living abroad
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-27747097

23 MAY 2014

Death sentence for Chinese mining tycoon

The death sentences for Liu Han and his brother Liu Wei were the first in trials of their 36-member gang by a court in the central province of Hubei, the Xinhua agency said

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2014/05/death-sentence-chinese-mining-tycoon-2014523122423712612.html

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10851058/Chinese-tycoon-sentenced-to-death-for-being-ruthless-underworld-kingpin.html

22 MAY 2014

China corruption fight turns on ‘naked officials’ with family overseas

China has removed a senior »naked official », one whose spouse and children have emigrated, from his post in the southern province of Guangdong, state media reported on Thursday, as the government’s anti-graft campaign turns its focus to a group it sees as a corruption risk.

http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/china-corruption-fight-turns-naked-officials-family-overseas

25 APRIL 2014

Fourteen NPC members sacked or resign over corruption



Fourteen senior officials at Chinese state-owned companies and in the government, all of them members of the 12th National People’s Congress, have been dismissed or have stood down for « serious violation of discipline and law » — a term usually signifying corruption

http://www.wantchinatimes.com/news-subclass-cnt.aspx?id=20140425000125&cid=1101

15 APRIL 2014

Dongguan legislator detained amid sex trade crackdown

Liang Yaohui, a deputy to the National People’s Congress, China’s top legislature, was detained on Monday by local police for the suspected crime of organizing prostitution, police in Dongguan in southern China’s Guangdong province announced via its official microblog

http://www.wantchinatimes.com/news-subclass-cnt.aspx?id=20140415000103&cid=1103

9 APRIL 2014

China sacks former security chief Zhou Yongkang’s associate

The Communist Party’s anti-corruption watchdog said that Guo Yongxiang, a former vice-governor of Sichuan province, had been expelled from the party and removed from office
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-26950694
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/404197/former-aide-to-china-security-tsar-expelled-from-party

1 APRIL 2014

China corruption purge claims top general Gu Junshan

China has court-martialled a senior former army officer in the biggest corruption scandal to engulf the People’s Liberation Army, a move that could foreshadow the unprecedented criminal prosecutions of other leading military and Communist Party officials
http://www.smh.com.au/world/china-corruption-purge-claims-top-general-gu-junshan-20140401-zqpa1.html?tm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_term=%2AMorning%20Brief&utm_campaign=MB%2004.01.14
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-26832113

30 MARCH 2014

China seizes $14.5bn assets from Zhou Yongkang family and associates – report

Chinese authorities have seized assets worth at least $14.5bn from family members and associates of retired domestic security chief Zhou Yongkang, who is at the centre of China’s biggest corruption scandal in more than six decades, according to Reuters news agency

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2014/03/china-seizes-billions-illegal-assets-201433051642595865.html

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10732675/China-seizes-14.5bn-assets-from-Zhou-Yongkang-family-and-associates-report.html

20 MARCH 2014

Former top China army officer under house arrest in graft probe

A top retired Chinese general has been put under virtual house arrest while he assists with an investigation into the military’s worst corruption scandal in almost a decade, two sources said, an indication the probe might be expanding

http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/former-top-china-army-officer-under-house-arrest-graft-probe-sources

9 MARCH 2014

China investigates Yunnan vice governor Shen Peiping

Shen Peiping, vice governor of Yunnan in the southwest, was suspected of « serious disciplinary and legal violations », the party’s Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI) said in a one-sentence statement on its website
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/398984/china-investigates-yunnan-vice-governor

24 FEBRUARY 2014

China sacks security vice-minister Li Dongsheng

China says it has formally sacked the former vice-minister of its public security office, Li Dongsheng.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-26319613

20 FEBRUARY 2014

China tycoon Liu Han charged for ‘mafia-style’ crimes

A Chinese court has charged a tycoon with crimes including murder, intentional injury and organising a « mafia-style gang », state media report.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-26271590?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_term=%2AMorning%20Brief&utm_campaign=MB%202.21.14

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/feb/21/china-sichuan-officials-liu-han-mining-tycoon-mafia-crime

19 FEBRUARY 2014

Chinese Vice Governor Subject of Corruption Probe

China’s Communist Party has announced a corruption probe into another ex-associate of retired senior politician Zhou Yongkang, who himself is the subject of a rumored investigation

http://www.voanews.com/content/chinese-vice-governor-subject-of-corruption-probe/1854418.html

http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Communist-Party’s-investigates-former-security-czar’s-right-hand-man-30348.html

5 FEBRUARY 2014

China’s anti-graft agency to widen net

China’s top anti-graft agency has pledged to punish both corrupt officials and their leaders who failed to supervise them effectively amid the agency’s efforts to boost clean governance

http://www.asianewsnet.net/Chinas-anti-graft-agency-to-widen-net-56791.html

30 JANUARY 2014

Chinese Communist Party expels Nanjing mayor

Ji Jianye was found to have « received a huge amount of money and gifts either by himself or through his family members », the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI) said in a statement posted on its website
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/392343/chinese-communist-party-expels-nanjing-mayor
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-25962002

29 JANUARY 2014

China Convicts Two More Anti-Corruption Activists

China’s ruling Communist Party is continuing its crackdown on government critics by convicting two more anti-corruption activists. A Beijing court on Wednesday found Hou Xin and Yuan Dong guilty of « gathering a crowd to disturb public order. »
http://www.voanews.com/content/china-convicts-two-more-anticorruption-activists/1839873.html

23 JANUARY 2014

How Serious is Xi Jinping’s Corruption Campaign?

People at the very top of the communist party – except those who stuck their heads up – aren’t touched

http://www.asiasentinel.com/politics/xi-jinping-corruption-campaign/

China blocks foreign news sites that revealed elite’s offshore holdings

The blocking of foreign news sites that revealed details of offshore holdings by the relatives of senior leaders has continued in China as reports emerged of a propaganda directive ordering websites and services to target users posting on the subject.

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jan/23/china-foreign-news-sites-offshore-holdings

22 JANUARY 2014

Chinese leaders’ riches cloaked in offshore tax havens, report says

The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists report said the documents show almost 22,000 clients of offshore companies and banks have addresses in mainland China and Hong Kong, including at least 15 of China’s richest men and women, members of the National People’s Congress and executives of state-owned companies
http://www.icij.org/offshore/leaked-records-reveal-offshore-holdings-chinas-elite
http://www.euronews.com/2014/01/22/china-condemns-report-on-elite-s-hidden-wealth/

19 JANUARY 2014

China’s former PM denies role in family’s ‘hidden riches’

Wen Jiabao, the former Chinese premier whose relatives were accused of amassing a $2.7 billion fortune in 2012, tells Hong Kong columnist: « I want to leave this world clean. »

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10582444/Chinas-former-PM-denies-role-in-familys-hidden-riches.html

16 JANUARY 2014

Chinese general arrested for gilded lifestyle

Gu Junshan, a former lieutenant general and deputy logistics chief with great influence within the People’s Liberation Army, was arrested after an investigation into his personal affairs.

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2014/01/chinese-general-arrested-gilded-lifestyle-201411645321316898.html

5 JANUARY 2014

China probes almost 37,000 officials for graft

China investigated almost 37,000 officials suspected of corruption in more than 27,000 cases between January and November, state media said Sunday.

http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/china-probes-almost-37000-officials-graft

30 DECEMBER 2013

China holds ex-security chief’s colleague over graft

Li Chongxi, chairman of the Sichuan province Political Consultative Conference is being probed for « suspected severe violation of discipline and the law », the ruling party’s Central Commission for Discipline Inspection said.

http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/387298/china-holds-ex-security-chief-colleague-over-graft

28 DECEMBER 2013

500 local Chinese lawmakers resign in fraud scandal

More than 500 municipal lawmakers in one Chinese province have stood down following an electoral fraud scandal, as Beijing ramps up its sweeping anti-corruption crackdown, state media reported Saturday.

http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/387105/500-local-chinese-lawmakers-resign-in-fraud-scandal

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-25536426

25 DECEMBER 2013

China vice police minister sacked: Communist Party

Li Dongsheng, formerly a vice minister of public security, was removed from his various posts for « severe violations of discipline », according to an official circular reported by the state Xinhua agency.

http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/386633/china-vice-police-minister-sacked-communist-party

20 DECEMBER 2013

China investigates deputy minister

No details were given in the one-sentence announcement about Li Dongsheng, who was placed under investigation by the ruling Communist party’s disciplinary body. However, such investigations usually relate to alleged corruption and abuse of power.

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/dec/20/china-investigates-deputy-minister

http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/china-probes-top-official-powerful-ministry

13 DECEMBER 2013

Analysts: China Corruption Crackdown Lacks Independence

In the first year of his administration, Chinese President Xi Jinping has touted a high-profile effort to root out graft. His efforts to cut government waste and go after high-ranking officials have won him praise, but some say much more needs to be donen check.

http://www.voanews.com/content/chian-crackdwon-reels-in-waste-but-lacks-independence/1809405.html

11 DECEMBER 2013

China puts former security chief under house arrest-sources

China has put Zhou Yongkang, one of the most powerful politicians of the last decade, under virtual house arrest while the ruling Communist Party investigates accusations of corruption against him, several sources said on Wednesday.

http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/china-puts-former-security-chief-under-house-arrest-sources

http://www.voanews.com/content/reu-china-puts-former-security-chief-under-house-arrest/1807918.html

 

Wars, conflicts and strategy on 27 March in Asian history

WARS, CONFLICTS AND STRATEGY ON 27 MARCH IN ASIAN HISTORY

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1644: Beijing falls to forces led by rebel Li Zicheng
http://people.chinesecio.com/en/article/2009-11/03/content_80621.htm
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Beijing_(1644)
https://www.thoughtco.com/the-fall-of-the-ming-dynasty-3956385

1883: Capture of Nam Dinh (North Vietnam) by the French
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capture_of_Nam_Dinh

1883-03-27 Nam Dinh Battle

1898: China signs an agreement that grants Russia a 25 year lease for Lushun and Dalian
http://encyclopedia2.thefreedictionary.com/Lushun
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/3560.html

1899: Emilio Aguinaldo leads Filipino forces for the only time during the Philippine-American War at the Battle of Marilao River
http://philippineamericanwar.webs.com/advancetomalolos.htm                                                       http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Marilao_River

1943: Battle of the Komandorski Islands. In the Aleutian Islands the battle begins when United States Navy forces intercept Japanese attempting to reinforce a garrison at Kiska
http://www.microworks.net/PACIFIC/battles/kommandorski_islands.htm
http://www.nww2m.com/2013/03/the-battle-of-the-komandorski-islands/

1943-03-27 Battle of the Komandorskis

1945: The Burma National Army, under the command of General Aung San, rises up against the occupying Japanese
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burma_Independence_Army

Burma National Army

1945: Beginning of Operation Starvation, the aerial mining of Japan’s ports and waterways
https://ghb67.wordpress.com/2014/01/12/operation-starvation/
http://ww2days.com/starvation-operation-march-august-1945.html

1951: During the Korea War, South Korean again cross the 38th parallel separating North and South

1965: Following several days of consultations with the Cambodian government, South Vietnamese troops launch their first major military operation into Cambodia
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/south-vietnamese-forces-conduct-combat-operations-in-cambodia

1967: A new peace plan for Vietnam, proposed by United Nations General Secretary U Thant, is approved by Washington but rejected by Hanoi

1971: Prime Minister of India Indira Gandhi express full support of her government to the freedom struggle of the Bengalis. Indian Border Security Force (BSF) opened Bangladesh-India border to allow the tortured and panick stricken Bengalis to have safe shelter in India

1979: In Vietnam, for the first time, a Soviet warship drops anchor in Cam Ranh Bay

2001: In Oslo, opening of four-day talks between the Philippine government and the communist guerilla. Next meeting is fixed on June

2008: Nepal Maoist said they will not playing China or India card

2014: The Philippine government signs a peace accord with the country’s largest Muslim rebel group. It is the culmination of years of negotiations and a significant political achievement for President Benigno Aquino III
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/philippines/10726795/Philippine-government-signs-historic-peace-treaty-with-separatists.html
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2014/03/philippines-sign-deal-with-muslim-rebels-2014327434188160.html

 

Holidays and observances

Myanmar: Armed Forces Day

On 27 March in South Asian history

ON 27 MARCH IN SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY

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1784: Birth of Alexander Csoma de Koros, Hungarian philologist, the founder of Tibetology who died on April 11, 1842
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexander_Csoma_de_K%C5%91r%C3%B6s

1868: Death of Krishnaraja Wadiyar III, Maharaja of Mysore, born on July 14, 1794
http://indiafacts.co.in/krishnaraja-wodeyar-iii-cultural-founder-modern-mysore-state/
http://www.indianetzone.com/67/krishnaraja_wodeyar_iii.htm

1892: Birth of Swami Vipulananda, Sri Lankan author, poet, phliosopher and critic who died on July 27, 1947
http://www.tamilspider.com/resources/7205-biography-swami-vipulanada-famous-tamil-scholar.aspx
http://sangam.org/oeuvre-swami-vipulananda-1892-1947/

1898: Death of Sir Syed Ahmad Khan, Indian Muslim intellectual, born on October 17, 1817 http://www.storyofpakistan.com/person.asp?perid=P001

1949: The Conference of the Commonwealth decides that India could become a republic without be obliged to quit Commonwealth

1971: Prime Minister of India Indira Gandhi express full support of her government to the freedom struggle of the Bengalis. Indian Border Security Force (BSF) opened Bangladesh-India border to allow the tortured and panick stricken Bengalis to have safe shelter in India

1982: Death of Fazlur Rahman Khan, Bangladeshi American civil engineer known for his innovations in high-rise building constructions born on 3 April 1929                                                                                                                                                                    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fazlur_Khan

2000: Murder of Priya Rajvansh, Indian actress, born in 1937
http://www.outlookindia.com/article/Death-Of-An-Actress/209230
http://www.gomolo.com/priya-rajvansh-biography/10522/719858

 

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

2005: Nepal King Jigme Singye Wangchuk suggests to change absolute monarchy to constitutional monarchy with two political parties

2008: Nepal Maoist said they will not playing China or India card

2008: Afghan president Hamid Karzai escapes an assassination attempt
http://www.cbsnews.com/2100-202_162-4048451.html                                                         

2008: Tibet monks disrupt journalists tour organized by Beijing authorities
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7315895.stm
http://www.thestar.com/news/world/2008/03/26/tibet_monks_disrupt_journalists_tour_in_protest.html

2009: A bomb explodes at a mosque near the town of Jamrud in the Khyber agency in north-west Pakistan, killing at least 50 people
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7967594.stm

2016: At least 65 people are killed and more than 200 injured when an apparent suicide bomb ripped through the parking lot of a crowded park in the Pakistani city of Lahore where Christians were celebrating Easter Sunday
http://www.dawn.com/news/1248259/at-least-65-dead-after-suicide-attack-in-lahore-park
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/pakistan/12205457/Pakistan-terror-attack-65-dead-after-suicide-bomber-strikes-childrens-play-area-in-Lahore.html
http://edition.cnn.com/2016/03/27/asia/pakistan-lahore-deadly-blast/index.html

2016: Thousands in Pakistan protest hanging of governor’s killer Mumtaz Qadri clashing with police in chaotic scenes
http://www.dw.com/en/thousands-in-pakistan-protest-hanging-of-governors-killer-mumtaz-qadri/a-19145439

 

On 27 March in Southeast Asian history

ON 27 MARCH IN SOUTHEAST ASIAN HISTORY

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1665: Cebu is established, becoming the first Spanish settlement in the Philippines

1883: Capture of Nam Dinh (North Vietnam) by the French
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capture_of_Nam_Dinh

1883-03-27 Nam Dinh Battle

1890 : Birth of Ruperto Kangleon, a Filipino legend in the resistance movement during the Japanese occupation who died on February 27, 1958
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/1043/today-in-philippine-history-march-27-1890-ruperto-kangleon-was-born-in-macrohon-leyte
http://www.oocities.org/ebjustimbaste/heroes6.html
https://philippinesfreepress.wordpress.com/tag/ruperto-kangleon/

1899: Emilio Aguinaldo leads Filipino forces for the only time during the Philippine-American War at the Battle of Marilao River
http://philippineamericanwar.webs.com/advancetomalolos.htm                                                       http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Marilao_River

1933: Birth of Le Van Hung, Vietnamese general who committed suicide on the fall of Saigon on April 30, 1975
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L%C3%AA_V%C4%83n_H%C6%B0ng
http://nguyentin.tripod.com/lvhung-2.htm

Le Van Hung 2

1942: Japan forces Java to use « Tokyo time » 1½ hour forward

1945: The Burma National Army, under the command of General Aung San, rises up against the occupying Japanese
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burma_Independence_Army

Burma National Army

1956: In Burma, the United National Front, leftist forces led by Burma Communist Party « White Flag) gets 30 % of the votes and 47 of the 250 seats in the National Assembly

1965: Following several days of consultations with the Cambodian government, South Vietnamese troops launch their first major military operation into Cambodia
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/south-vietnamese-forces-conduct-combat-operations-in-cambodia

1967: A new peace plan for Vietnam, proposed by United Nations General Secretary U Thant, is approved by Washington but rejected by Hanoi

1979: In Vietnam, for the first time, a Soviet warship drops anchor in Cam Ranh Bay

1981: Birth of Lin Junjie, Singaporean singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lin_Jun_Jie                                                                                                               http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x3fp3c_lin-jun-jie-yyy_music

1985: Devan Nair is forced to resign as Singapore president
http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9A0DE1D71438F93AA15750C0A963948260&n=Top%2fNews%2fInternational%2fCountries%20and%20Territories%2fSingapore

1999: Death of Michael Aris, husband of Aung San Suu Kyi

Aung San Suu kyi and Aris 1973

2001: In Oslo, opening of four-day talks between the Philippine government and the communist guerilla. Next meeting is fixed on June

2007: The Myanmar military junta challenges West by a imposing military parade in the new capital, Naypydaw, which is opened for the first time to foreign medias
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/6498029.stm

2009: Situ Gintung, an artificial lake in Indonesia, fails, killing at least 99 people http://www.indonesiamatters.com/3734/situ-gintung/

2014: The Philippine government signs a peace accord with the country’s largest Muslim rebel group. It is the culmination of years of negotiations and a significant political achievement for President Benigno Aquino III
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/philippines/10726795/Philippine-government-signs-historic-peace-treaty-with-separatists.html
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2014/03/philippines-sign-deal-with-muslim-rebels-2014327434188160.html

 

Holidays and observances

Myanmar: Armed Forces Day

On 27 March in Japan’s history

ON 27 MARCH IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

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Updated on March 27, 2019

215 BC: Death of Emperor Kōrei of Japan, born in 342 BC
http://www.wikiwand.com/en/Emperor_K%C5%8Drei

1625: Death of Mori Terumoto, Japanese warrior, born 22nd January 1553
http://www.samurai-archives.com/terumoto.html

1901: Birth of Eisaku Sato, Prime Minister of Japan from November 1964 to July 1972, Nobel Peace laureate (1974), who died in June 1975
http://nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/peace/laureates/1974/sato-bio.html

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1923: Birth of Endo Shusaku, Japanese Catholic author, who died in September, 27 1996 http://www.horagai.com/www/xwho/endoShusaku.htm

1924: Birth of of Hideko Takamine, Japanese actress who died on December 28, 2010
https://mubi.com/notebook/posts/hideko-takamine-1924-2010

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6UDcpR26hLs

1942: Japan forces Java to use « Tokyo time » 1½ hour forward

1943: Battle of the Komandorski Islands. In the Aleutian Islands the battle begins when United States Navy forces intercept Japanese attempting to reinforce a garrison at Kiska
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http://www.microworks.net/PACIFIC/battles/kommandorski_islands.htm
http://www.nww2m.com/2013/03/the-battle-of-the-komandorski-islands/

1943-03-27 Battle of the Komandorskis

1945: The Burma National Army, under the command of General Aung San, rises up against the occupying Japanese
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burma_Independence_Army

Burma National Army

1945: Beginning of Operation Starvation, the aerial mining of Japan’s ports and waterways
https://ghb67.wordpress.com/2014/01/12/operation-starvation/
http://ww2days.com/starvation-operation-march-august-1945.html

1961 Birth of Tak Matsumoto, Japanese guitarist
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tak_Matsumoto

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DkMC0sjrxQc

1982: Birth of Kurara Chibana, Japanese beauty queen, first runner-up Miss Universe 2006

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kurara_Chibana

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_XBZ6U8jx_A&feature=related

2017 : China complains to Japan after a Japanese minister visited Taiwan over the weekend, warning this could hurt relations between Beijing and Tokyo
http://www.thestar.com.my/news/world/2017/03/27/china-upset-as-japanese-minister-visits-selfruled-taiwan/
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/nation/2017-03/27/content_15592457.html

 

On 27 March in Chinese history, Hong Kong and Taiwan

ON 27 MARCH IN CHINESE HISTORY, HONG KONG AND TAIWAN

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87 BC: Crown Prince Fuling, later Emperor Zhao of Han, is named as Emperor Wu of Han’s successor and heir to the throne. Emperor Wu dies two days later

1644: Beijing falls to forces led by rebel Li Zicheng
http://people.chinesecio.com/en/article/2009-11/03/content_80621.htm
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Beijing_(1644)
https://www.thoughtco.com/the-fall-of-the-ming-dynasty-3956385

1898: China signs an agreement that grants Russia a 25 year lease for Lushun and Dalian
http://encyclopedia2.thefreedictionary.com/Lushun
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/3560.html

1910: Birth of Ai Qing, famous Chinese poet who died on May 5, 1996
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ai_Qing
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/obituary-ai-qing-1348347.html

Ai Qing 2

1956: Birth of Leung Kwok Hung, Hong Kong trotskyist activist, nicknamed Long Hair

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leung_Kwok-hung 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R0XIZnwe-Qk

1959: Liu Shaoqi becomes president of the People’s Republic of China, replacing Mao Zedong who stays chairman of the CCP

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_uk55RdC0Hk

1974: Death of Wang Ming, Chinese Communist leader, in self-exile in Moscow
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wang_Ming
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/3509.htm

1976: Birth of Carl Ng, Hong Kong/British actor and model                                                                                              http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carl_Ng

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=de5cNYvzyGg

1981: Death of Mao Dun, Chinese writer, born on July 4, 1896
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mao_Dun
http://www.cambridgeforecast.org/MIDDLEEAST/MAO-DUN.html                                                                                                                                        

1993: Jiang Zemin is appointed President of the People’s Republic of China, replacing Yang Shangkun
http://www.infoplease.com/ce6/people/A0826287.html
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/3549.html

1993-03-27 Jiang Zemin président

2005: In China, the standing committee of the National Assembly decides that the successor of the chief executive of Hong Kong, Tung Chee-hwa who had resigned, will just finish his term

2008: Nepal Maoist said they will not playing China or India card

2017 : China complains to Japan after a Japanese minister visited Taiwan over the weekend, warning this could hurt relations between Beijing and Tokyo
http://www.thestar.com.my/news/world/2017/03/27/china-upset-as-japanese-minister-visits-selfruled-taiwan/
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/nation/2017-03/27/content_15592457.html
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2017/03/25/national/politics-diplomacy/senior-japanese-official-45-years-pays-visit-taiwan/#.WNk7fuQ6w2w

 

On 27 March in Asian history

1883-03-27 Nam Dinh Battle

ON 27 MARCH IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on March 27, 2019

215 BC: Death of Emperor Kōrei of Japan, born in 342 BC
http://www.wikiwand.com/en/Emperor_K%C5%8Drei

87 BC: Crown Prince Fuling, later Emperor Zhao of Han, is named as Emperor Wu of Han’s successor and heir to the throne. Emperor Wu dies two days later

1625: Death of Mori Terumoto, Japanese warrior, born 22nd January 1553
http://www.samurai-archives.com/terumoto.html

1644: Beijing falls to forces led by rebel Li Zicheng
http://people.chinesecio.com/en/article/2009-11/03/content_80621.htm
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Beijing_(1644)
https://www.thoughtco.com/the-fall-of-the-ming-dynasty-3956385

1665: Cebu is established, becoming the first Spanish settlement in the Philippines

1784: Birth of Alexander Csoma de Koros, Hungarian philologist, the founder of Tibetology who died on April 11, 1842
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexander_Csoma_de_K%C5%91r%C3%B6s

1868: Death of Krishnaraja Wadiyar III, Maharaja of Mysore, born on July 14, 1794
http://indiafacts.co.in/krishnaraja-wodeyar-iii-cultural-founder-modern-mysore-state/
http://www.indianetzone.com/67/krishnaraja_wodeyar_iii.htm

1883: Capture of Nam Dinh (North Vietnam) by the French
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capture_of_Nam_Dinh

1883-03-27 Nam Dinh Battle

1890 : Birth of Ruperto Kangleon, a Philippines legend in the resistance movement during the Japanese occupation who died on February 27, 1958
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/1043/today-in-philippine-history-march-27-1890-ruperto-kangleon-was-born-in-macrohon-leyte
http://www.oocities.org/ebjustimbaste/heroes6.html
https://philippinesfreepress.wordpress.com/tag/ruperto-kangleon/

1892: Birth of Swami Vipulananda, Sri Lankan author, poet, philosopher and critic who died on July 27, 1947
http://www.tamilspider.com/resources/7205-biography-swami-vipulanada-famous-tamil-scholar.aspx
http://sangam.org/oeuvre-swami-vipulananda-1892-1947/

1898: China signs an agreement that grants Russia a 25 year lease for Lushun and Dalian
http://encyclopedia2.thefreedictionary.com/Lushun
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/3560.html

1898: Death of Sir Syed Ahmad Khan, Indian Muslim intellectual, born on October 17, 1817 http://www.storyofpakistan.com/person.asp?perid=P001
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/27-march-1898-sir-syed-ahmad-khan-educationist-and-muslim-reformer-died

1899: Emilio Aguinaldo leads Filipino forces for the only time during the Philippine-American War at the Battle of Marilao River
http://philippineamericanwar.webs.com/advancetomalolos.htm                                                       http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Marilao_River

1901: Birth of Eisaku Sato, Prime Minister of Japan from November 1964 to July 1972, Nobel Peace laureate (1974), who died in June 1975
http://nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/peace/laureates/1974/sato-bio.html

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1910: Birth of Ai Qing, famous Chinese poet who died on May 5, 1996
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ai_Qing
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/obituary-ai-qing-1348347.html

Ai Qing 2

1923: Birth of Endo Shusaku, Japanese Catholic author, who died in September, 27 1996 http://www.horagai.com/www/xwho/endoShusaku.htm

1924: Birth of of Hideko Takamine, Japanese actress who died on December 28, 2010
https://mubi.com/notebook/posts/hideko-takamine-1924-2010

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6UDcpR26hLs

1933: Birth of Le Van Hung, Vietnamese general who committed suicide on the fall of Saigon on April 30, 1975
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L%C3%AA_V%C4%83n_H%C6%B0ng
http://nguyentin.tripod.com/lvhung-2.htm

Le Van Hung 2

1942: Japan forces Java to use « Tokyo time » 1½ hour forward

1943: Battle of the Komandorski Islands. In the Aleutian Islands the battle begins when United States Navy forces intercept Japanese attempting to reinforce a garrison at Kiska
http://www.microworks.net/PACIFIC/battles/kommandorski_islands.htm
http://www.nww2m.com/2013/03/the-battle-of-the-komandorski-islands/

1943-03-27 Battle of the Komandorskis

1945: The Burma National Army, under the command of General Aung San, rises up against the occupying Japanese
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burma_Independence_Army

Burma National Army

1945: Beginning of Operation Starvation, the aerial mining of Japan’s ports and waterways
https://ghb67.wordpress.com/2014/01/12/operation-starvation/
http://ww2days.com/starvation-operation-march-august-1945.html

1948: The Second congress of the Workers Party of North Korea is convened http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Workers_Party_of_North_Korea

1949: The Conference of the Commonwealth decides that India could become a republic without be obliged to quit Commonwealth

1951: During the Korea War, South Korean again cross the 38th parallel separating North and South

1956: Birth of Leung Kwok Hung, Hong Kong trotskyist activist, nicknamed Long Hair
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leung_Kwok-hung 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R0XIZnwe-Qk

1956: In Burma, the United National Front, leftist forces led by Burma Communist Party « White Flag » gets 30 % of the votes and 47 of the 250 seats in the National Assembly

1959: Liu Shaoqi becomes president of the People’s Republic of China, replacing Mao Zedong who stays chairman of the CCP

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_uk55RdC0Hk

1961 Birth of Tak Matsumoto, Japanese guitarist
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tak_Matsumoto

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DkMC0sjrxQc

1965: Following several days of consultations with the Cambodian government, South Vietnamese troops launch their first major military operation into Cambodia
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/south-vietnamese-forces-conduct-combat-operations-in-cambodia

1967: A new peace plan for Vietnam, proposed by United Nations General Secretary U Thant, is approved by Washington but rejected by Hanoi

1971: Prime Minister of India Indira Gandhi express full support of her government to the freedom struggle of the Bengalis. Indian Border Security Force (BSF) opened Bangladesh-India border to allow the tortured and panick stricken Bengalis to have safe shelter in India

1974: Death of Wang Ming, Chinese Communist leader, in self-exile in Moscow
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wang_Ming
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/3509.html

1976: Birth of Carl Ng, Hong Kong/British actor and model                                                                                              http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carl_Ng

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=de5cNYvzyGg

1979: In Vietnam, for the first time, a Soviet warship drops anchor in Cam Ranh Bay

1979: Birth of Lee Ji-hoon , South Korean singer-songwriter and actor
http://www.hancinema.net/korean_Lee_Ji-hoon.php
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lee_Ji-hoon

1981: Birth of Lin Junjie, Singaporean singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lin_Jun_Jie                                                                                                               http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x3fp3c_lin-jun-jie-yyy_music

1981: Death of Mao Dun, Chinese writer, born on July 4, 1896
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mao_Dun                                                                                                                                          http://www.cambridgeforecast.org/MIDDLEEAST/MAO-DUN.html

1982: Death of Fazlur Rahman Khan, Bangladeshi American civil engineer known for his innovations in high-rise building constructions born on 3 April 1929                                                                                                                                                                    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fazlur_Khan

1985: Devan Nair is forced to resign as Singapore president
http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9A0DE1D71438F93AA15750C0A963948260&n=Top%2fNews%2fInternational%2fCountries%20and%20Territories%2fSingapore

1993: Jiang Zemin is elected President of the People’s Republic of China, replacing Yang Shangkun
http://www.infoplease.com/ce6/people/A0826287.html
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/3549.html

1993-03-27 Jiang Zemin président

1999: Death of Michael Aris, husband of Aung San Suu Kyi

Aung San Suu kyi and Aris 1973

2000: Murder of Priya Rajvansh, Indian actress, born in 1937
http://www.outlookindia.com/article/Death-Of-An-Actress/209230
http://www.gomolo.com/priya-rajvansh-biography/10522/719858

 

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

2001: In Oslo, opening of four-day talks between the Philippine government and the communist guerilla. Next meeting is fixed on June

2005: In China, the standing committee of the National Assembly decides that the successor of the chief executive of Hong Kong, Tung Chee-hwa who had resigned, will just finish his term

2005: Nepal King Jigme Singye Wangchuk suggests to change absolute monarchy to constitutional monarchy with two political parties

2007: The Myanmar military junta challenges West by a imposing military parade in the new capital, Naypydaw, which is opened for the first time to foreign medias
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/6498029.stm

2008: Nepal Maoist said they will not playing China or India card

2008: Afghan president Hamid Karzai escapes an assassination attempt
http://www.cbsnews.com/2100-202_162-4048451.html                                                         

2008: Tibet monks disrupt journalists tour organized by Beijing authorities
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7315895.stm
http://www.thestar.com/news/world/2008/03/26/tibet_monks_disrupt_journalists_tour_in_protest.html

2009: A bomb explodes at a mosque near the town of Jamrud in the Khyber agency in north-west Pakistan, killing at least 50 people
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7967594.stm

2009: Situ Gintung, an artificial lake in Indonesia, fails, killing at least 99 people http://www.indonesiamatters.com/3734/situ-gintung/

2014: The Philippine government signs a peace accord with the country’s largest Muslim rebel group. It is the culmination of years of negotiations and a significant political achievement for President Benigno Aquino III
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/philippines/10726795/Philippine-government-signs-historic-peace-treaty-with-separatists.html
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2014/03/philippines-sign-deal-with-muslim-rebels-2014327434188160.html

2014: Chinese dissident Tan Zuoren is released after serving his full five-year term in prison. He was sentenced in February 2010 for “inciting subversion of state power” when he criticised the crackdown on the pro-democracy movement of June 1989
http://www.euronews.com/2014/03/27/chinese-dissident-and-earthquake-campaigner-tan-zuoren-released-from-prison/
http://www.voanews.com/content/chinese-quake-activist-released-from-prison/1880618.html

2016: At least 65 people are killed and more than 200 injured when an apparent suicide bomb ripped through the parking lot of a crowded park in the Pakistani city of Lahore where Christians were celebrating Easter Sunday
http://www.dawn.com/news/1248259/at-least-65-dead-after-suicide-attack-in-lahore-park
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/pakistan/12205457/Pakistan-terror-attack-65-dead-after-suicide-bomber-strikes-childrens-play-area-in-Lahore.html
http://edition.cnn.com/2016/03/27/asia/pakistan-lahore-deadly-blast/index.html

2016: Thousands in Pakistan protest hanging of governor’s killer Mumtaz Qadri clashing with police in chaotic scenes
http://www.dw.com/en/thousands-in-pakistan-protest-hanging-of-governors-killer-mumtaz-qadri/a-19145439

2017 : China complains to Japan after a Japanese minister visited Taiwan over the weekend, warning this could hurt relations between Beijing and Tokyo
http://www.thestar.com.my/news/world/2017/03/27/china-upset-as-japanese-minister-visits-selfruled-taiwan/
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/nation/2017-03/27/content_15592457.html


Holidays and observances

Myanmar: Armed Forces Day