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On 23 April in Asian history

ON 23 APRIL IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on April 23, 2019

1200: Death of Chinese thinker and writer Zhu Xi, born on October 18, 1130
http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Zhu_Xi
http://www.iep.utm.edu/zhu-xi/

1794: Birth of Wei Yuan, Chinese scholar, who died on 26 August 1854
http://sites.asiasociety.org/chinawealthpower/chapters/wei-yuan/

1857: In India, objection by sepoys to cartridges coated with animal grease. This offended both Hindus and Muslims, starting the Sepoy Rebellion on May 10


http://history1800s.about.com/od/thebritishempire/ss/The-Sepoy-Mutiny.htm
http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/british/victorians/indian_rebellion_01.shtml

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2yXKbd5IDzU

1858: Samurai Li Naosuke is named tairo in Japan. He will be assassinated on March 3, 1860
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ii_Naosuke

1875: Birth of Uemura Shoen, important woman artist in Meiji, Taisho and early Showa period Japanese painting who died on August 27, 1947

Uemura Shoen
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uemura_Sh%C5%8Den
https://www.google.fr/search?q=Uemura+Shoen&hl=fr&rlz=1G1ACAW_FRFR414&prmd=imvns&source=lnms&tbm=isch&ei=PP6TT_qnLMii0QWY-_3aAQ&sa=X&oi=mode_link&ct=mode&cd=2&ved=0CCUQ_AUoAQ&biw=630&bih=404&sei=Rf6TT4vCAtKz0QXouc3jAQ#q=Uemura+Shoen&hl=fr&sa=X&rlz=1G1ACAW_FRFR414&tbm=isch&prmd=imvns&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_cp.r_qf.,cf.osb&fp=aa5c9127408965cd&biw=1249&bih=569
http://www.artelino.com/articles/shoen_uemura.asp

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cOX_ySjQe4g

1927 : Birth of Annapurna Devi, Hindustani classical musician
http://www.kamat.com/database/articles/annapurna_devi.htm
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Annapurna_Devi

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tdm6eyqUEdc

1930: In British Indian, Qissa Khwani bazaar massacre
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qissa_Khwani_bazaar_massacre

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0EfBIYlzLDo

1934: Birth of George Canseco, Filipino music composer who, died on November 19, 2004
http://www.statemaster.com/encyclopedia/George-Canseco
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/1662/today-in-philippine-history-april-23-1934-george-canseco-was-born-in-naic-cavite

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c00ecAO-5qU

1938: Bitrh of S. Janaki, Indian singer
http://music.indobase.com/composers-playback-singers/s-janaki.html

 

1946: Sisavang Vang becomes again king of Laos into the French Commonwealth


Sisavang Vong

1946: Manuel Roxas leading the newly formed Liberal Party, wins the election and will become President of Republic of the Philippines on July 4
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/1087/today-in-philippine-history-april-23-1946-manuel-roxas-was-elected-president

1949: Cochin-China assembly votes for unification with Annam and Tonkin as part of the State of Vietnam within the French Union

1949: During the Chinese Civil War, establishment of the People’s Liberation Army Navy
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/4286.html

1949: In China, Nanjing is taken by Chinese communists
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/adst/communist-takeover-of-nan_b_7895902.html

1950: Chinese Nationalist forces evacuates Hainan Island
https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1300&dat=19500425&id=NN5YAAAAIBAJ&sjid=h7oDAAAAIBAJ&pg=6834,5769964&hl=fr
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Landing_Operation_on_Hainan_Island

1953: In South Vietnam, the United Front of Hoa-Hao and Binh-Xuyen refuse to submit to Catholic President Ngo Dinh Diem causing fighting in Saigon Cholon

1957: Birth of Kenji Kawai, Japanese composer
http://www.kenjikawai.com/index_e.html

1960: Death of Toyohiko Kagawa, Japanese Christian-social reformer and writer, born on July 10, 1888
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toyohiko_Kagawa
http://www.bu.edu/missiology/missionary-biography/i-k/kagawa-toyohiko-1888-1960/

1967: Birth of Kim Hee-ae, South Korean actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kim_Hee-ae
http://www.hancinema.net/korean_Kim_Hee-ae.php

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QQC5w6h-xrE

1968: Students protestors at Columbia University in New York take over administration buildings and shut down the university
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Columbia_University_protests_of_1968

1970: Birth of Sadao Abe, Japanese actor
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0008369/
http://wiki.d-addicts.com/Abe_Sadao

1971: During the Bangladesh Liberation War, the Pakistan Army and Razakars (volunteers) massacred approximately 3,000 Hindu emigrants in the Jathibhanga area of East Pakistan (now Bangladesh)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jathibhanga_massacre
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Razakars_(Pakistan)
http://eastbengaleye.blogspot.fr/2012/01/hindu-genocide-at-jathibhanga.html#!/2012/01/hindu-genocide-at-jathibhanga.html

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

1975: At a speech at Tulane University, President Gerald Ford says the Vietnam War is finished as far as America is concerned
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/ford-says-that-war-is-finished-for-america

1982 : Important offensive of the Afghan resistance in Khost (Paktia province) up to April 28

1989: Death of Hu Die, Chinese actress, born in 1907
http://www.festivalducinemachinoisdeparis.com/spip.php?article101
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/4003.html

Hu Die

1990: Birth of Dev Patel, British-Indian actor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dev_Patel
http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=50375

1992: Than Shwe president of the State Peace and Development Council, replacing Saw Maung
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Than_Shwe

1992: Death of Satyajit Ray, Indian filmmaker, born on 2 May 1921
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Satyajit_Ray
http://www.satyajitray.org/
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/23-april-1992-satyajit-ray-legendary-indian-filmmaker-died

1992: McDonald’s opens its 1st fast-food restaurant in China

1992: Death of Tanka Prasad Acharya former Nepalese Prime Minister, born on 1912
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tanka_Prasad_Acharya

1993: Lalith Athulathmudoli, Sri Lankan minister, and leader of the Democratic United Liberation Front, is murdered by LTTE
http://www.sangam.org/FB_PROPAGANDA/Lalith.htm

2001: President Bush’s administration announces the greatest sail of weapons to Taiwan, including 8 submarines, 4 Kidd destroyers and 12 antisubmarine Orion class planes

2003: In Beijing, first talks between USA and North Korea since the second nuclear crisis

2003: In Indonesia, opening of Abu Bakar Baashir trial for treason. He is accused to be the leader of Al Qaida-linked Jamaah Islamiyah responsible for Bali attack which caused 202 victims

2004: On Sri Lanka, by 110 votes against 109, the coalition of president Kumaratunga loses the function of speaker of the National Assembly for W.J.M. Lokubandara of principal opposition party, UNP

2010: North Korea has said that it has seized five South Korean-owned buildings in a jointly-operated mountain resort amid rising tensions between the two neighbours, criticizing Seoul for suggestions that the North was involved in the sinking of a South Korean warship last month

2011: Thailand strongly rejects accusations it used chemical weapons against Cambodian troops in fighting that killed 10 soldiers and forced thousands of civilians from their homes

2011: An estimated 2,000 people marched in Hong Kong to demand to release of detained Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei

2012: Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar’s pro-democracy leader, and newly elected MPs from her National League for Democracy (NLD) party have refused to attend the opening session of parliament over a dispute regarding the wording of the parliamentary oath
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2012/04/201242341831595332.html

2012: The European Union formally agrees to suspend sanctions against Burma for a year in recognition of « historic changes ». An embargo on arms sales, however, will stay in place
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-17813656

2013: Myanmar pardons dozens of political prisoners, a day after the European Union agreed to end almost all sanctions against the Southeast Asian state
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-22265293

2013: Death of Shamshad Begum, Indian singer, born on April 14, 1919
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-22275484
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/28/movies/shamshad-begum-indian-film-singer-dies-at-94.html?_r=0

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TobLOj8xnAQ

2013: North Korea renews its demand for recognition as a nuclear power, saying it was a pre-requisite for the start of any dialogue with the United States
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/northkorea/10011861/North-Korea-demands-it-is-recognised-as-nuclear-weapons-state.html

2014: US President Barack Obama assures Japan that islands at the centre of its territorial dispute with China are covered by a bilateral defence treaty
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-27116863

 

Press and medias freedom in Asia

23 APRIL 2019

Myanmar Court Rejects Appeal of Jailed Reuters Reporters

Myanmar’s Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected the final appeal of two Reuters journalists and upheld seven-year prison sentences for their reporting on the military’s brutal crackdown on Rohingya Muslims
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-48019192
https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/04/myanmar-court-rejects-final-appeal-jailed-reuters-journalists-190423032117093.html

20 APRIL 2019

Malaysia Makes Huge Leap on World Press Freedom Index

A change of governments last year dramatically improved the journalism climate in Malaysia, which stood out as a bright spot in the Asia-Pacific, watchdog Reporters Without Borders (RSF) said Thursday in releasing its worldwide press freedom rankings for 2019
https://www.benarnews.org/english/news/malaysian/press-freedom-04182019183726.html

19 APRIL 2019

Korea tops Asia in press freedom: Reporters Without Borders

Korea ranks first among Asian countries in press freedom, according to the 2019 World Press Freedom Index released on April 18 by the Paris-based organization Reporters Without Borders (RSF)
http://www.korea.net/NewsFocus/Society/view?articleId=170341

16 APRIL 2019

Imprisoned Myanmar journalists awarded Pulitzer prize

On Monday in New York the Pulitzer Center handed its award for International Reporting to Reuters staff, with a special mention for Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo who are serving seven years in Yangon’s Insein Prison for « exposing state secrets. »
https://edition.cnn.com/2019/04/16/asia/myanmar-journalists-pulitzer-intl/index.html
https://www.mmtimes.com/news/wa-lone-kyaw-soe-oo-honoured-pulitzer-prize.html
https://frontiermyanmar.net/en/jailed-reuters-journalists-in-myanmar-win-un-press-freedom-prize

29 MARCH 2019

Maria Ressa, founder of news site Rappler and Duterte critic, arrested again

Prominent Philippine journalist Maria Ressa has been re-arrested at Manila airport, allegedly for violating laws barring foreign ownership of media
https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/03/philippines-beleaguered-journalist-maria-ressa-arrested-190329015711048.html
https://www.rappler.com/nation/226880-maria-ressa-arrested-naia-anti-dummy-law-case-march-29-2019
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-47742641
https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2019/03/29/1905585/fresh-plane-rapplers-ressa-booked-pasig-police

13 FEBRUARY 2019

Maria Ressa, journalist and Duterte critic, arrested in Philippines

Maria Ressa, a high-profile Philippine journalist and vocal critic of the country’s president, was arrested Wednesday in connection with « cyber libel » charges against Rappler, the news site she oversees
https://edition.cnn.com/2019/02/13/asia/maria-ressa-arrest-warrant-intl/index.html
https://www.rappler.com/nation/223438-robredo-otso-diretso-statements-arrest-maria-ressa-february-2019
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/feb/13/philippines-journalists-decry-intimidation-as-website-editor-arrested

6 FEBRUARY 2019

Philippines announces libel charge against critical journalist Maria Ressa

Philippine prosecutors said Wednesday (Feb 6) they will file a libel charge carrying up to 12 years in prison against journalist Maria Ressa, who leads a news website that has clashed with President Rodrigo Duterte’s administration
https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asia/philippines-announces-libel-charge-against-critical-journalist-11206692
https://www.manilatimes.net/doj-files-cyberlibel-charges-vs-rappler/507863/

11 JANUARY 2019

Burmese Reuters journalists lose appeal against seven year jail term

Two Reuters journalists jailed for seven years after investigating atrocities committed against the Rohingya Muslim minority in Burma had their appeal dismissed Friday, crushing their families’ hopes that they would walk free
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/01/11/burmese-reuters-journalists-lose-appeal-against-seven-year-jail/
https://www.dw.com/en/myanmar-eu-uk-call-for-presidential-action-after-reuters-journalists-appeals-rejected/a-47036522
https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/01/myanmar-wives-reuters-journalists-voice-despair-verdict-190111102521706.html

2 JANUARY 2019

Bangladeshi journalist arrested and another on run after writing about voting irregularities in election

A Bangladeshi journalist has been arrested and another is on the run after they wrote about voting irregularities in the country’s general election
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/bangladesh-election-latest-journalist-arrest-free-press-voting-irregularities-sheikh-hasina-on-run-a8707871.html
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jan/02/bangladeshi-journalist-arrested-over-election-irregularities-reporting

26 DECEMBER 2018

Pakistan’s journalists complain of increasing censorship

Pakistani journalists, who have taken on military dictators and been beaten and jailed in the pursuit of a free press, say they now face a form of censorship that is more subtle but no less chilling, one spearheaded by the security services
https://gulfnews.com/world/asia/pakistan/pakistans-journalists-complain-of-increasing-censorship-1.61121830

19 DECEMBER 2018

Indian journalist jailed for one year for criticising BJP government

An Indian journalist, Kishorechandra Wangkhem, was jailed for a year under the National Security Act (NSA) after he posted a video on Facebook criticising the current Indian government
https://gulfnews.com/world/asia/india/indian-journalist-jailed-for-one-year-for-criticising-bjp-government-1.61022753
https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/manipur-journalist-in-12-month-custody-for-targeting-bjp-pm-modi-1964694

12 DECEMBER 2018

Jailed for exposing a massacre: Reuters journalists mark one year in Myanmar prison

Journalists, activists and Myanmar civil society groups are calling for the immediate release of two Reuters reporters, exactly one year since they were arrested and later jailed for their work exposing a massacre of Rohingya Muslims by members of the military
https://edition.cnn.com/2018/12/11/asia/reuters-reporters-one-year-myanmar-intl/index.html
https://kfgo.com/news/articles/2018/dec/12/myanmar-activists-stage-rally-on-anniversary-of-reuters-reporters-arrest/
https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/12/calls-reuters-journalists-release-anniversary-arrests-181212121526158.html

29 NOVEMBER 2018

Where is China’s missing photographer Lu Guang? Hong Kong press club calls for answers

Hong Kong’s Foreign Correspondents’ Club has called on Chinese authorities to confirm the whereabouts of missing award-winning Chinese photojournalist Lu Guang, saying it is “deeply concerned” over his disappearance from China’s western Xinjiang region
https://www.scmp.com/news/china/politics/article/2175674/where-chinas-missing-photographer-lu-guang-hong-kong-press-club
https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/11/chinese-photographer-detained-xinjiang-wife-181128080924813.html

10 OCTOBER 2018

Myanmar newspaper journalists held after handing themselves in to police

Three senior journalists at Myanmar’s largest private newspaper were remanded in custody after handing themselves in to police on Wednesday, facing accusations of causing « fear or alarm » following a complaint from the Yangon regional government
https://bdnews24.com/media-en/2018/10/11/myanmar-newspaper-journalists-held-after-handing-themselves-in-to-police
http://www.mizzima.com/news-domestic/journalists-eleven-news-including-chief-editor-sent-insein-prison
http://www.elevenmyanmar.com/local/15440

5 OCTOBER 2018

Hong Kong rejects visa renewal for foreign press club vice-president who chaired independence talk

The Hong Kong government has refused to renew the work visa of Financial Times correspondent Victor Mallet, who is also the first vice president of the Hong Kong Foreign Correspondents’ Club
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/en/component/k2/1421486-20181005.htm
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/10/05/hong-kong-refuses-visa-renewal-foreign-press-club-vice-pres-chaired-independence-talk/
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/journalists-hit-out-at-visa-denial-10052018110324.html

26 SEPTEMBER 2018

Pakistan court issues arrest warrant for journalist amid press crackdown

A court in Pakistan has issued an arrest warrant for a prominent journalist over an article he wrote in May, stoking concerns about diminishing press freedoms following a military-led crackdown on the media during elections earlier this year
https://edition.cnn.com/2018/09/26/asia/pakistan-press-freedom-intl/index.html
https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/09/pakistan-court-summons-pm-orders-arrest-journalist-180925073350343.html

3 SEPTEMBER 2018

Myanmar jails 2 Reuters journalists for 7 years in ‘state secrets’ case

Two Reuters journalists accused of breaching Myanmar’s state secrets law during their reporting of a massacre of Rohingya were jailed for seven years Monday, in a case that has drawn outrage as an attack on media freedom
https://www.france24.com/en/20180903-myanmar-jails-reuters-journalists-state-secrets-rohingya
https://edition.cnn.com/2018/09/03/asia/reuters-journalists-profiles-myanmar-intl/index.html
https://www.thenational.ae/world/asia/the-report-that-led-to-two-reuters-journalists-being-jailed-in-myanmar-1.766499
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/sep/03/a-blow-to-press-freedom-world-reacts-to-jailing-of-reuters-journalists-in-myanmar

22 AUGUST 2018

China ‘ejects’ US journalist known for reporting on Xinjiang repression

China has “effectively ejected” an American journalist from the country, a journalists’ association has said, after she won a reputation for hard-hitting reporting on the country’s troubled western Xinjiang region
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/aug/22/china-ejects-us-journalist-known-for-reporting-on-xinjiang-repression

6 AUGUST 2018

Bangladesh arrests top photographer amid student protests

Police have detained Shahidul Alam, a Bangladeshi photographer and social activist, for spreading anti-government propaganda. The arrest comes amid large student protests that have convulsed the country for over a week
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/aug/06/famed-bangladeshi-photographer-held-over-road-protest-comments
https://www.dw.com/en/bangladesh-arrests-top-photographer-amid-student-protests/a-44972531

30 JULY 2018

Malaysia drops sedition case against political cartoonist Zunar

Zulkifli Anwar Ulhaque – who goes by the pen-name Zunar – was repeatedly targeted under the former government for his cartoons, which often mocked ex-prime minister Najib Razak and his luxury-loving wife. Some of his collections were banned
https://www.scmp.com/news/asia/southeast-asia/article/2157492/malaysia-drops-sedition-case-against-political-cartoonist
https://www.straitstimes.com/asia/se-asia/malaysia-drops-sedition-case-against-political-cartoonist-zunar

9 JULY 2018

Reuters reporters charged under Myanmar colonial-era Official Secrets Act

Myanmar Judge Ye Lwin has decided to proceed to trial with charges against two Reuters journalists accused of violating Myanmar’s colonial-era Official Secrets Act in their coverage of the Rakhine crisis
https://edition.cnn.com/2018/07/09/asia/myanmar-reuters-journalists-intl/index.html
https://frontiermyanmar.net/en/reuters-reporters-charged-under-colonial-era-official-secrets-act
http://www.mizzima.com/news-domestic/tragic-turn-screw-jailed-reuters-journalists-case-goes-trial

14 JUNE 2018

Kashmir journalist Shujaat Bukhari shot dead in Srinagar

A leading newspaper journalist and editor in Indian-administered Kashmir, Shujaat Bukhari, has been shot dead by unidentified gunmen in Srinagar
https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/shujaat-bukhari-editor-of-rising-kashmir-shot-in-srinagar-injured-1867640
http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report-valley-plunges-into-grief-after-leading-kashmiri-journalist-shujaat-bukhari-s-assassination-2625404

7 JUNE 2018

Philippine website Rappler’s Editor and CEO Maria Ressa wins global press freedom award

The executive editor and CEO of Philippine news website Rappler, Ms Maria Ressa, was awarded the Golden Pen of Freedom Award by the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) on Thursday (June 7)
https://www.straitstimes.com/asia/se-asia/philippine-website-rapplers-editor-and-ceo-maria-ressa-wins-global-press-freedom-award
https://www.rappler.com/about-rappler/about-us/204306-david-callaway-speech-maria-ressa-wan-ifra-golden-pen-freedom-award-2018

18 MAY 2018

Injustice continues: Cambodian court extends detention of two journalists

The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (Forum-Asia) has condemned the continued detention, which has now exceeded six months, of two former Radio Free Asia (RFA) journalists, Uon Chhin and Yeang Sothearin, since their arrest on November 14, 2017
http://www.atimes.com/injustice-continues-cambodian-court-extends-detention-of-two-journalists//

15 MAY 2018

The Thailand « Bangkok Post » editor ‘forced to step down’ over critical coverage of Thai military junta government

The editor of the Bangkok Post newspaper said he has been forced to step down after refusing to curtail critical coverage of the ruling military government
http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/southeast-asia/article/2146253/bangkok-post-editor-forced-step-down-over-critical-coverage
http://www.khaosodenglish.com/politics/2018/05/15/editor-removed-for-mismanagement-not-junta-pressure-bangkok-post/

8 MAY 2018

The Phnom Penh Post: CEO and five staff quit Cambodia’s last independent newspaper over interference

The Australian CEO and five senior staff at The Phnom Penh Post have quit in protest over editorial interference at Cambodia’s last independent newspaper
http://www.radioaustralia.net.au/international/2018-05-08/the-phnom-penh-post-ceo-and-five-staff-quit-cambodias-last-independent-newspaper-over-interference/1754846
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/post-senior-staff-out-dispute-over-article

7 MAY 2018

Cambodia’s Phnom Penh Post sold by Australian owner to Malaysian investor who had previous business links with Hun Sen

A newspaper regarded as Cambodia’s last independent English daily has been sold to a Malaysian investor whose PR firm reportedly had previous business links to the prime minister, raising fears of a further squeeze on the free press ahead of July elections
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/05/07/sale-cambodian-newspaper-sparks-fears-crackdown-press-freedom/
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/phnom-penh-post-sold-malaysian-investor
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/may/06/newspaper-takeover-staggering-blow-cambodia-free-press-phnom-penh-post

25 APRIL 2018

Taiwan’s press freedom best in Asia

Taiwan has the best press freedom in Asia, with its ranking in the World Press Freedom Index compiled by Reporters Without Borders (RSF) moving up three notches to 42nd place in 2018, higher than any other Asian countries evaluated
http://focustaiwan.tw/news/asoc/201804250012.aspx

18 APRIL 2018

India journalist threatened over anti-rape cartoon

Swathi Vadlamudi’s cartoon depicts a conversation between Hindu god Ram and his wife, Sita, to criticise right-wing support for the accused
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-43806970
https://feminisminindia.com/2018/04/18/cartoonist-swati-vadlamudi-fir-filed/

21 MARCH 2018

Cambodia’s last free media on shaky ground

The Phnom Penh Post has become the latest target in Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen’s efforts to silence independent media in the lead-up to national elections in July. The news blackout comes as pro-government media aim to gloss over his administration’s many problems and shortcomings ahead of the polls
http://www.atimes.com/article/cambodias-last-free-media-shaky-ground/

4 MARCH 2018

Charges against  Nepal’s Kandipur Daily journalists ‘attack on press freedom’

Journalists from Nepal’s largest newspaper have been charged with contempt of court after publishing critical stories about the country’s chief justice. The case against The Kantipur Daily is being seen by government critics as an attack on press freedom
https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/03/charges-nepal-journalists-attack-press-freedom-180304154802551.html
http://kathmandupost.ekantipur.com/news/2018-03-04/contempt-of-court-case-kantipur-team-to-reach-sc-at-11am-to-record-statements.html

1 FEBRUARY 2018

Bangladesh’s new digital security law alarms journalists

Bangladesh’s government has approved the draft of a contentious digital security law aimed at tackling digital crimes. But journalists fear the proposed law could be used to muzzle freedom of expression in the country
http://www.dw.com/en/bangladeshs-new-digital-security-law-alarms-journalists/a-42377844

16 JANUARY 2018

Philippine news Rappler website’s licence revoked after Duterte threat

The Philippine government has revoked the operating license of leading news website Rappler, in a ruling denounced by President Rodrigo Duterte’s critics as the latest blow to press freedom
http://www.asiaone.com/asia/philippine-news-websites-licence-revoked-after-duterte-threat
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/01/philippine-government-seeks-close-rappler-website-180115084959311.html
http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/southeast-asia/article/2128513/direct-assault-freedom-press-philippine-government-presses

10 JANUARY 2018

Myanmar court charges Reuters journalists under Official Secrets Act

Journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo have been charged with violating the Official Secrets Act, after almost a month behind bars. They were reporting on the persecution of Rohingya in Rakhine state
http://www.dw.com/en/myanmar-court-charges-reuters-journalists-under-official-secrets-act/a-42089691
http://www.dw.com/en/myanmar-police-charge-reuters-journalists/av-42094207
http://www.euronews.com/2018/01/10/reuters-journalists-charged
https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20180110_39/

Pakistani journalist critical of military escapes kidnap attempt

A Pakistani journalist, known for criticising his country’s military establishment, said on Wednesday he had narrowly escaped being kidnapped by armed men, in an incident that came months after he complained of being harassed by security services
http://gulfnews.com/news/asia/pakistan/pakistani-journalist-critical-of-military-escapes-kidnap-attempt-1.2155098
http://www.france24.com/en/20180110-pakistan-journalist-escapes-abductors-kidnap-press
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/01/journalist-taha-siddiqui-escapes-abduction-attempt-180110114031762.html

15 DECEMBER 2017

China Has 41 Journalists Behind Bars Amid Ever-Widening Media Controls

As governments jailed a record number of journalists around the world in 2017, a U.S.-based press freedom group says the ruling Chinese Communist Party has a total of 41 journalists currently behind bars under the newly strengthened leadership of President Xi Jinping
http://www.asiapacificstar.com/news/255748947/china-has-41-journalists-behind-bars-amid-ever-widening-media-controls

13 DECEMBER 2017

2 journalists, including Reuters reporter, arrested in Yangon

Two reporters, including a correspondent from the Yangon bureau of the Reuters news service, were arrested on the northern outskirts of the commercial capital last night and will face charges under Myanmar’s colonial-era Official Secrets Act
https://frontiermyanmar.net/en/2-journalists-including-reuters-reporter-arrested-in-yangon
http://www.elevenmyanmar.com/local/12776
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-42335097

22 NOVEMBER 2017

New journalist killing shocks India

Local Indian reporter Sudip Dutta Bhaumik has been shot and killed by a soldier on a military base. The National Union of Journalists said « democracy is being murdered every day. »
http://www.dw.com/en/india-shocked-at-journalists-murder-on-military-base/a-41476246
http://www.asiaone.com/asia/new-journalist-killing-shocks-india
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-42091884

2 NOVEMBER 2017

Philippines remains one of the most dangerous places on earth for journalists

The Philippines has been once again been recognised as one of the world’s most deadly countries for journalists, who are targeted by corrupt political and business actors with impunity
https://asiancorrespondent.com/2017/11/philippines-remains-one-dangerous-places-earth-journalists/#hGGB9JHeZtoRv63K.99

2 OCTOBER 2017

Indian journalists form human chain to protest rising violence against them

Outraged by journalists being increasingly subjected to intimidation, threats, violence and even killings in various parts of the country, scores of journalists held a protest rally and march here on Monday to demand strong action ~ by the Centre as well as states ~ against perpetrators of such crimes
http://www.thestatesman.com/india/journalists-form-human-chain-protest-rising-violence-1502504053.html
http://indianexpress.com/videos/news-video/protest-at-chandigarh-press-club-for-violence-against-journalists/

12 SEPTEMBER 2017

Radio Free Asia closes Phnom Penh bureau amid crackdown by Hun Sen

Radio Free Asia has decided to close its nearly 20-year old bureau in Cambodia’s capital Phnom Penh amid a relentless crackdown by Prime Minister Hun Sen’s authoritarian regime on independent media ahead of critical polls next year, RFA President Libby Liu announced Tuesday
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/cambodia/crackdown-raf-09122017084157.html
http://www.rfa.org/about/releases/statement-on-cambodia-09122017092506.html

5 SEPTEMBER 2017

Gauri Lankesh: Indian journalist shot dead in Bangalore

A prominent Indian journalist critical of Hindu nationalist politics has been shot dead in the southern state of Karnataka, police say
https://globalvoices.org/2017/09/06/gauri-lankesh-a-journalist-who-was-critical-of-indias-right-wing-is-gunned-down-outside-her-home/
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-41172115
http://www.dailyo.in/politics/gauri-lankesh-assassination-hindutva-journalist-killed-journalism-bjp-amit-malviya/story/1/19361.html

3 SEPTEMBER 2017

Cambodian government closes Cambodia Daily newspaper after tax row

One of Cambodia’s last independent newspapers, the Cambodia Daily, has announced it will close after the government ordered it to pay a huge tax bill
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-41141473

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/cambodia-daily-confirms-it-will-close-monday
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/5081102/cambodia-daily-close/

21 AUGUST 2017

English-language Cambodia Daily given till Sept 4 to pay  back taxes or to be closed

The Tax Department said English-language newspaper the Cambodia Daily faced shuttering and the seizure of its assets if it failed to pay back taxes it allegedly owes by September 4 – a seeming escalation in the government’s recent targeting of NGOs and independent media outlets for tax-related scrutiny
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/tax-head-threatens-daily-with-september-4-closure-133851/
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/cambodia-daily-given-till-sept-4-pay-taxes
http://en.freshnewsasia.com/index.php/5222-taxes-trouble-the-cambodia-daily.html

8 AUGUST 2017

Thai journalist charged over Facebook criticism of junta

Thai columnist who has chronicled the erosion of human rights under junta rule was charged with sedition on Tuesday over Facebook posts that criticised the regime
http://zeenews.india.com/world/thai-journalist-charged-over-facebook-criticism-of-junta-2031231.html
http://www.khaosodenglish.com/politics/2017/08/08/khaosod-english-reporter-charged-sedition-reports-police/

19 JUNE 2017

Journalists in Pakistan under fire from many sides

In addition to attacks from militants or criminals, Pakistani journalists are also facing threats from government agencies or the military itself
http://nation.com.pk/national/19-Jun-2017/journalists-in-pakistan-under-fire-from-many-sides

18 MAY 2017

Myanmar’s army sues journalists for satirical article

Myanmar’s military on Wednesday sued two local journalists using a controversial censorship law over an article they wrote criticising the top brass as fears grow over curbs on press freedom
http://www.mizzima.com/news-domestic/myanmar%E2%80%99s-army-sues-journalists-satirical-article
http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/yangon/26031-the-voice-daily-chief-editor-writer-face-defamation-suit.html
https://www.irrawaddy.com/news/burma/burma-army-files-article-66d-lawsuit-satirical-piece.html

3 APRIL 2017

Journalists who report criticism of military in Thailand should be killed: Senior official

A senior official from Thailand’s National Reform Council has suggested that journalists be given the death sentence if they issue reports critical of the military
https://asiancorrespondent.com/2017/05/journalists-report-criticism-military-killed-thai-official/#j1BoAZHQqKwjy2EW.97
http://www.nationmultimedia.com/news/national/30314094

2 MAY 2017

China updates internet regulations to tighten control over online news

China’s internet regulator has updated its rules on internet and social media news, requiring all online news broadcasters to obtain government licences
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2092405/china-updates-internet-regulations-tighten-control-over
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/nation/2017-05/02/content_15607693.html

28 APRIL 1917

Where Is ASEAN On Press Freedom?

Southeast Asia has scored badly again on the 2017 annual World Press Freedom Index, with notably big falls registered by Thailand, where the media industry is increasingly muzzled by a military government, and in Cambodia where criminal defamation laws are being used to silence dissent
http://thediplomat.com/2017/04/where-is-asean-on-press-freedom/

18 APRIL 2017

Myanmar publisher who criticised establishment is found stabbed to death

A Myanmar publisher whose magazine has criticised the military, political and business establishment was found stabbed to death in his office at the weekend, police said on Tuesday
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/myanmar-publisher-who-criticised-establishment-is-found-stabbed/3687830.html

14 MARCH 2017

Hard-hitting’ journalist slain in Philippines

Gunmen have shot dead a controversial newspaper columnist in the Philippines, media groups said on Tuesday, marking the latest journalist death in one of the world’s most dangerous nations for reporters
http://gulfnews.com/news/asia/philippines/hard-hitting-journalist-slain-in-philippines-1.1994109

3 MARCH 2017

BBC crew attacked in China and forced to sign confession

A BBC camera crew reporting in China was attacked and later forced by police to apologise and sign a confession for trying to conduct an “illegal interview”, one of its reporters has said
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/mar/03/bbc-crew-attacked-in-china-says-reporter
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-39137293

22 DECEMBER 2016

Philippines journalist killed after criticising officials over illegal drug lab

A Philippine provincial newspaper publisher has been shot dead after writing a column alleging official negligence over a recently discovered methamphetamine laboratory, in the first killing of a journalist during the country’s war on drugs
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/dec/22/philippines-journalist-killed-after-criticising-officials-over-illegal-drug-lab
https://asiancorrespondent.com/2016/12/philippines-journalist-slain-dutertes-war-drugs/

 13 DECEMBER 2016

Japanese media under siege

Between 2012 and 2016, during Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s tenure, Japan plunged from 11th to 72nd out of 180 nations in Reporters Without Borders’ global media freedom ranking
http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2016/12/13/japanese-media-under-siege/

7 DECEMBER 1916

Thailand stands by crackdown on ‘illegal’ news

Thailand’s government will not back down from prosecuting news outlets that publish « illegal » content, the defence minister said on Wednesday, after the BBC’s bureau in Bangkok came under scrutiny for an article about the country’s new king
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2016/12/thailand-stands-crackdown-illegal-news-161207075630291.html
https://asiancorrespondent.com/2016/12/thailand-bbc-investigated-profile-new-king/

21 SEPTEMBER 2016

Philippines: Threats against journalists denounced

International and local journalists’ groups have strongly condemned online threats made by alleged pro-government supporters to at least two female journalists in the Philippines, urging President Rodrigo Duterte to launch an investigation and penalise the perpetrators
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2016/09/philippines-threats-journalists-denounced-160920114525647.html

31 MAY 2016

Philippines’ Duterte endorses killing corrupt journalists

In a press conference called on Tuesday to announce his cabinet in his southern hometown of Davao, Duterte said journalists who took bribes or engaged in other corrupt activities also deserved to die
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/philippines-duterte/2834174.html
http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/story/568295/news/nation/duterte-s-remarks-placed-journos-in-danger-media-groups-say

28 MAY 2016

Philippines: Crime journalist shot dead in Manila, 34th media member killed since 2010

A journalist, Alex Balcoba, has been killed by unidentified gunmen near a watch store owned by his family in the Filipino capital of Manila, making his death the 34th since former president Benigno Aquino III came into power in 2010
https://asiancorrespondent.com/2016/05/philippines-crime-journalist-shot-manila/
http://www.manilatimes.net/journalist-gunned-down-in-quiapo/264693/

16 APRIL 2016

Senior Bangladesh editor Shafik Rehman is arrested

Prominent Bangladeshi magazine editor Shafik Rehman has been arrested in Dhaka on suspicion of sedition, police and his family have said.
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-36063520
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/17/world/asia/bangladeshi-editor-81-is-accused-in-plotto-kill-leaders-son.html?ref=asia
http://bdnews24.com/bangladesh/2016/04/16/police-arrest-journalist-shafik-rehman-in-a-2015-sedition-case

31 MARCH 2016

Thailand bans journalist Pravit Rojanaphruk from travelling to UN event

Thailand’s Government has banned an outspoken journalist from travelling to Finland to celebrate World Press Freedom Day in May
http://www.radioaustralia.net.au/international/2016-03-31/thailand-bans-journalist-pravit-rojanaphruk-from-travelling-to-un-event/1564576

21 MARCH 2016

China columnist Jia Jia detained by Beijing police, his lawyer says

A lawyer for prominent Chinese columnist Jia Jia, who went missing last week, has confirmed he has been detained by Beijing police
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-35859875
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1928085/chinese-journalist-who-disappeared-way-hong-kong-taken

16 MARCH 2016

Silencing the media in Malaysia

Malaysia has a long history of cracking down on freedom of expression, writes Sonia Randhawa. But that won’t stop Malaysians from fighting back
http://asiapacific.anu.edu.au/newmandala/2016/03/16/silencing-the-media-in-malaysia/

2 FEBRUARY 2016

Longtime Political Cartoonist ‘Stephff’ Loses Work Permit & Visa in Thailand

A longtime political cartoonist for a major English-language newspaper said today he has been denied his media visa, working permit and press card, effectively making it illegal for him to work in Thailand as a journalist.
http://www.khaosodenglish.com/detail.php?newsid=1454405787
http://www.khaosodenglish.com/detail.php?newsid=1454474948&section=11

13 JANUARY 2016

French journalist banned from Indonesia for documentary on human rights abuses

The documentary, called “The Forgotten War in Papua”, looks into the human rights abuses allegedly carried out by the government over the past 25 years in the country’s conflict-ridden eastern Papuan provinces.
http://asiancorrespondent.com/2016/01/french-journalist-banned-from-indonesia-for-documentary-on-human-rights-abuses/

8 JANUARY 2016

The curious tale of five missing publishers in Hong Kong

The publishers’ serial disappearances have stoked “white terror” fear in Hong Kong, a rare corner of freedom in China. The city’s pro-democracy forces accused Chinese law enforcement agencies of trespassing into the Hong Kong jurisdiction and making illegal arrests
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/01/08/the-curious-tale-of-five-missing-publishers-in-hong-kong/

1 JANUARY 2016

Expelled French reporter flies out of China

French reporter Ursula Gauthier flew out of Beijing airport early on Friday after Chinese authorities refused to renew her press credentials over her criticism of government policy in violence-wracked Xinjiang province
http://www.france24.com/en/20151231-expelled-french-reporter-ursula-gauthier-leaves-china
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2015/12/china-expel-french-journalist-uighur-report-151226141810827.html

25 DECEMBER 2015

China effectively expels French journalist Ursula Gauthier

Officials have refused to renew Beijing-based journalist Ursula Gauthier’s press visa unless she apologizes for a story. Gauthier wrote criticially on China’s « anti-terror » operations against Xinjiang’s Uighur Muslims
http://www.dw.com/en/china-effectively-expels-french-journalist-ursula-gauthier/a-18942525
http://www.france24.com/en/20151225-french-journalist-gauthier-china-apologise

26 NOVEMBER 2015

Jailed Chinese journalist Gao Yu granted medical parole after appeal in state secrets case

Veteran Chinese journalist Gao Yu  was on Thursday granted medical parole, hours after a court reduced her seven-year jail sentence for “leaking state secrets” by two years
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1883444/gao-yu-chinese-journalist-jailed-leaking-state-secrets

13 NOVEMBER 2015

Reporters Without Borders’ Bashes Thai junta on Press Freedom

“Media Hounded by Junta Since 2014 Coup,” a special report released Thursday by Paris-based Reporters Without Borders, describes junta chairman Prayuth Chan-ocha as a “predator of press freedom” who has systematically rolled back rights and expression
http://www.khaosodenglish.com/detail.php?newsid=1447415140&section=11

22 OCTOBER 2015

Bangladeshi group orders firing of female journalists

A banned right-wing group in Bangladesh has issued a threat to media companies asking them to sack female employees, claiming it is against Islamic law for women to work in the media
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2015/10/bangladeshi-group-orders-firing-female-journalists-151022125708043.html

19 OCTOBER 2015

China holds top reporter on ‘state secrets’ charge

Authorities in the eastern Chinese province of Jiangxi are holding a top investigative journalist on suspicion of “obtaining state secrets,” his newspaper has reported
http://atimes.com/2015/10/china-holds-top-reporter-on-state-secrets-charge/

24 JULY 2015

Malaysia suspends newspaper over ‘prejudicial’ 1MDB reports

Malaysia’s government suspended the publishing permit of the Edge newspaper group, judging that its coverage of debt-ridden 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) threatens public order and national security, the media company said
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asean/633664/malaysia-suspends-newspaper-over-prejudicial-1mdb-reports
http://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/highlight/2015/07/25/throttling-the-publics-right-to-know/

21 JULY 2015

Myanmar editors fined for insulting president

A Myanmar court on Tuesday fined two editors of a weekly newspaper 1 million kyat (US$809) each after finding them guilty of violating the country’s media laws by insulting the president
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/631140/myanmar-editors-fined-for-insulting-president
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-33618558

11 JUNE 2015

India: Amnesty urges journalist death probe

Jagendra Singh died on Monday, a week after he was allegedly set on fire by a group of men in Uttar Pradesh state
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/journalist-set-on-fire-in-india-after-facebook-post-making-allegations-against-local-politician-10307785.html
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-33090032
http://www.thenewsminute.com/article/they-hounded-and-killed-him-son-recounts-how-journalist-father-was-set-fire

2 JUNE 2015

Myanmar jails writer for 2 years for ‘insulting religion’

Myanmar on Tuesday jailed a writer for two years with hard labour for « insulting religion », his lawyer said, with rights groups condemning the verdict as the country’s latest strike on freedom of expression
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/myanmar-jails-writer-2-years-insulting-religion-lawyer
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/activists-o

5 MAY 2015

Philippines: Why it’s deadly for journalists

Report: Philippines is ranked as the third most deadly country for journalists after Iraq and Syria
http://edition.cnn.com/2015/05/04/asia/philippines-deadly-for-journalists/index.html

3 MAY 2015

Thai Junta Urged to End Press Censorship on 2015 World Media Day

Four media organizations in Thailand have released a joint statement calling on the ruling military junta to cease restricting freedom of the press on the occasion of World Media Freedom Day
http://www.khaosodenglish.com/detail.php?newsid=1430648233&section=11

UN urges Myanmar to ensure press freedom during elections

The United Nations Sunday urged Myanmar to ensure that journalists can report « without fear » during crucial general elections later this year as the former junta-ruled nation marked World Press Freedom Day in Yangon
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/un-urges-myanmar-ensure-press-freedom-during-elections

 

Wars, conflicts and strategy on 23 April in Asian history

WARS, CONFLICTS AND STRATEGY ON 23 APRIL IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on April 23, 2019

1857: In India, objection by sepoys to cartridges coated with animal grease. This offended both Hindus and Muslims, starting the Sepoy Rebellion

http://history1800s.about.com/od/thebritishempire/ss/The-Sepoy-Mutiny.htm
http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/british/victorians/indian_rebellion_01.shtml

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2yXKbd5IDzU

1930: In British Indian, Qissa Khwani bazaar massacre
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qissa_Khwani_bazaar_massacre

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0EfBIYlzLDo

1949: In China, Nanjing is taken by Chinese communists
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/adst/communist-takeover-of-nan_b_7895902.html

1950: Chinese Nationalist forces evacuates Hainan Island
https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1300&dat=19500425&id=NN5YAAAAIBAJ&sjid=h7oDAAAAIBAJ&pg=6834,5769964&hl=fr
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Landing_Operation_on_Hainan_Island

1953: In South Vietnam, the United Front of Hoa-Hao and Binh-Xuyen refuse to submit to Catholic President Ngo Dinh Diem causing fighting in Saigon Cholon

1968: Anti-Vietnam War students protestors at Columbia University in New York take over administration buildings and shut down the university
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Columbia_University_protests_of_1968

1971: During the Bangladesh Liberation War, the Pakistan Army and Razakars (volunteers) massacred approximately 3,000 Hindu emigrants in the Jathibhanga area of East Pakistan, now Bangladesh
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jathibhanga_massacre
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Razakars_(Pakistan)
http://eastbengaleye.blogspot.fr/2012/01/hindu-genocide-at-jathibhanga.html#!/2012/01/hindu-genocide-at-jathibhanga.html

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

1975: At a speech at Tulane University, President Gerald Ford says the Vietnam War is finished as far as America is concerned
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/ford-says-that-war-is-finished-for-america

1982 : Important offensive of the Afghan resistance in Khost (Paktia province) up to April 28

1993: Lalith Athulathmudoli, Sri Lankan minister, and leader of the Democratic United Liberation Front, is murdered by LTTE
http://www.sangam.org/FB_PROPAGANDA/Lalith.htm
http://www.dailynews.lk/2009/04/24/fea01.asp

2001: President Bush’s administration announces the greatest sail of weapons to Taiwan, including 8 submarines, 4 Kidd destroyers and 12 antisubmarine Orion class planes

2003: In Beijing, first talks between USA and North Korea since the second nuclear crisis

2003: In Indonesia, opening of Abu Bakar Baashir trial for treason. He is accused to be the leader of Al Qaida-linked Jamaah Islamiyah responsible for Bali attack which caused 202 victims

2011: Thailand strongly rejects accusations it used chemical weapons against Cambodian troops in fighting that killed 10 soldiers and forced thousands of civilians from their homes

2013: North Korea renews its demand for recognition as a nuclear power, saying it was a pre-requisite for the start of any dialogue with the United States
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/northkorea/10011861/North-Korea-demands-it-is-recognised-as-nuclear-weapons-state.html

2014: US President Barack Obama assures Japan that islands at the centre of its territorial dispute with China are covered by a bilateral defence treaty
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-27116863

On 23 April in South Asian history

ON 23 APRIL IN SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on April 23, 2019

1857: In India, objection by sepoys to cartridges coated with animal grease. This offended both Hindus and Muslims, starting the Sepoy Rebellion on 10 May

http://history1800s.about.com/od/thebritishempire/ss/The-Sepoy-Mutiny.htm
http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/british/victorians/indian_rebellion_01.shtml

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2yXKbd5IDzU

1930: In British Indian, Qissa Khwani bazaar massacre
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qissa_Khwani_bazaar_massacre

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0EfBIYlzLDo

1971: During the Bangladesh Liberation War, the Pakistan Army and Razakars (volunteers) massacred approximately 3,000 Hindu emigrants in the Jathibhanga area of East Pakistan (now Bangladesh)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jathibhanga_massacre
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Razakars_(Pakistan)
http://eastbengaleye.blogspot.fr/2012/01/hindu-genocide-at-jathibhanga.html#!/2012/01/hindu-genocide-at-jathibhanga.html

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

1979: Birth of Yana Gupta, Indian actress and model
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yana_Gupta
http://www.santabanta.com/Wallpapers/gallery.asp?catname=Yana%20Gupta

1982 : Important offensive of the Afghan resistance in Khost (Paktia province) up to April 28

1990: Birth of Dev Patel, British-Indian actor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dev_Patel
http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=50375

1992: Death of Satyajit Ray, Indian filmmaker, born on 2 May 1921
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Satyajit_Ray
http://www.satyajitray.org/

1992: Death of Tanka Prasad Acharya former Nepalese Prime Minister, born on 1912
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tanka_Prasad_Acharya

1993: Lalith Athulathmudoli, Sri Lankan minister, and leader of the Democratic United Liberation Front, is murdered by LTTE
http://www.sangam.org/FB_PROPAGANDA/Lalith.htm
http://www.dailynews.lk/2009/04/24/fea01.asp

2004: On Sri Lanka, by 110 votes against 109, the coalition of president Kumaratunga loses the function of speaker of the National Assembly for W.J.M. Lokubandara of principal opposition party, UNP

2013: Death of Shamshad Begum, Indian singer, born on April 14, 1919
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-22275484
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/28/movies/shamshad-begum-indian-film-singer-dies-at-94.html?_r=0

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TobLOj8xnAQ

On 23 April in Southeast Asian history

ON 23 APRIL IN SOUTHEAST ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on April 23, 2019

1934: Birth of George Canseco, Filipino music composer who, died on November 19, 2004
http://www.statemaster.com/encyclopedia/George-Canseco
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/1662/today-in-philippine-history-april-23-1934-george-canseco-was-born-in-naic-cavite

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c00ecAO-5qU

1946: Sisavang Vang becomes again king of Laos into the French Commonwealth


Sisavang Vong

1946: Manuel Roxas leading the newly formed Liberal Party, wins the election and will become President of Republic of the Philippines on July 4

1949: Cochin-China assembly votes for unification with Annam and Tonkin as part of the State of Vietnam within the French Union

1953: In South Vietnam, the United Front of Hoa-Hao and Binh-Xuyen refuse to submit to Catholic President Ngo Dinh Diem causing fighting in Saigon Cholon

1968: Anti-Vietnam wars students protestors at Columbia University in New York take over administration buildings and shut down the university
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Columbia_University_protests_of_1968

1975: At a speech at Tulane University, President Gerald Ford says the Vietnam War is finished as far as America is concerned
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/ford-says-that-war-is-finished-for-america

1985: Birth of Angel Locsin, Filipina TV and movie actress
http://www.angellocsin.org/info.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PUQ09pBhEfg&feature=related

1992: Than Shwe president of the State Peace and Development Council, replacing Saw Maung
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Than_Shwe

2003: In Indonesia, opening of Abu Bakar Baashir trial for treason. He is accused to be the leader of Al Qaida-linked Jamaah Islamiyah responsible for Bali attack which caused 202 victims

2011: Thailand strongly rejects accusations it used chemical weapons against Cambodian troops in fighting that killed 10 soldiers and forced thousands of civilians from their homes

2012: Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar’s pro-democracy leader, and newly elected MPs from her National League for Democracy (NLD) party have refused to attend the opening session of parliament over a dispute regarding the wording of the parliamentary oath
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2012/04/201242341831595332.html

2012: The European Union formally agrees to suspend sanctions against Burma for a year in recognition of « historic changes ». An embargo on arms sales, however, will stay in place
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-17813656

2013: Myanmar pardons dozens of political prisoners, a day after the European Union agreed to end almost all sanctions against the Southeast Asian state.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-22265293

 

On 23 April in Japan’s history

ON 23 APRIL IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

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Updated on April 23, 2019

1858: Samurai Li Naosuke is named tairo in Japan. He will be assassinated on March 3, 1860
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ii_Naosuke

1875: Birth of Uemura Shoen, important woman artist in Meiji, Taisho and early Showa period Japanese painting who died on August 27, 1947

Uemura Shoen
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uemura_Sh%C5%8Den
https://www.google.fr/search?q=Uemura+Shoen&hl=fr&rlz=1G1ACAW_FRFR414&prmd=imvns&source=lnms&tbm=isch&ei=PP6TT_qnLMii0QWY-_3aAQ&sa=X&oi=mode_link&ct=mode&cd=2&ved=0CCUQ_AUoAQ&biw=630&bih=404&sei=Rf6TT4vCAtKz0QXouc3jAQ#q=Uemura+Shoen&hl=fr&sa=X&rlz=1G1ACAW_FRFR414&tbm=isch&prmd=imvns&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_cp.r_qf.,cf.osb&fp=aa5c9127408965cd&biw=1249&bih=569
http://www.artelino.com/articles/shoen_uemura.asp

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cOX_ySjQe4g

1955: Birth of Fumi Hirano, Japanese voice actress and essayist
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/people.php?id=1662

1957: Birth of Kenji Kawai, Japanese composer
http://www.kenjikawai.com/index_e.html

1960: Death of Toyohiko Kagawa, Japanese Christian-social reformer and writer, born on July 10, 1888
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toyohiko_Kagawa
http://www.bu.edu/missiology/missionary-biography/i-k/kagawa-toyohiko-1888-1960/

1970: Birth of Sadao Abe, Japanese actor
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0008369/
http://wiki.d-addicts.com/Abe_Sadao

2014: US President Barack Obama assures Japan that islands at the centre of its territorial dispute with China are covered by a bilateral defence treaty
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-27116863

On 23 April in Chinese history, Hong Kong and Taiwan

ON 23 APRIL IN CHINESE HISTORY, HONG KONG AND TAIWAN

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Updated on April 23, 2019

1200: Death of Chinese thinker and writer Zhu Xi, born on October 18, 1130
http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Zhu_Xi
http://www.iep.utm.edu/zhu-xi/

1794: Birth of Wei Yuan, Chinese scholar, who died on 26 August 1854
http://sites.asiasociety.org/chinawealthpower/chapters/wei-yuan/

1949: During the Chinese Civil War, establishment of the People’s Liberation Army Navy
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/4286.html

1949: In China, Nanjing is taken by Chinese communists
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/adst/communist-takeover-of-nan_b_7895902.html

1950: Chinese Nationalist forces evacuates Hainan Island
https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1300&dat=19500425&id=NN5YAAAAIBAJ&sjid=h7oDAAAAIBAJ&pg=6834,5769964&hl=fr
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Landing_Operation_on_Hainan_Island

1989: Death of Hu Die, Chinese actress, born in 1907
http://www.festivalducinemachinoisdeparis.com/spip.php?article101
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/4003.html

Hu Die

1992: McDonald’s opens its 1st fast-food restaurant in China

2001: President Bush’s administration announces the greatest sail of weapons to Taiwan, including 8 submarines, 4 Kidd destroyers and 12 antisubmarine Orion class planes

2003: In Beijing, first talks between USA and North Korea since the second nuclear crisis

2011: An estimated 2,000 people marched in Hong Kong to demand to release of detained Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei

2014: US President Barack Obama assures Japan that islands at the centre of its territorial dispute with China are covered by a bilateral defence treaty
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-27116863