Daily Archives: 3 mai 2019

On 3 May in Asian history

ON 3 MAY IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on May 3, 2019

762: Death of Li Longji, the Tang Dynasty Emperor Xuanzong from 712 to 756, born on September 8, 685
http://totallyhistory.com/emperor-xuanzong-of-tang/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Xuanzong_of_Tang

1896: Birth of V. K. Krishna Menon, Indian politician, Minister of Defence for India who died on October 6, 1974
http://www.thefamouspeople.com/profiles/v-k-krishna-menon-5330.php
http://maddy06.blogspot.fr/2006/11/vk-krishna-menon-1896-1974-undiplomatic.html
http://biography.yourdictionary.com/vengalil-krishnan-krishna-menon

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ujuCm8D40o

1904: In China, Japanese occupation of Dalian from the Russians, up to 1945
http://articles.latimes.com/1986-04-11/business/fi-4178_1_japanese-presence

1913: Raja Harishchandra the first full-length Indian feature film was released, marking the beginning of the Indian film industry
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raja_Harishchandra
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/3-may-1913-raja-harishchandra-the-first-full-length-indian-feature-film-was-released

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=waNH9-lqqQo

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DeTnbEnjh64

1918: Death of Charlie Soong, Christian Chinese missionary
http://www.chathamjournal.com/weekly/opinion/one_on_one/dgmartin-04-18-05.shtml
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charlie_Soong

1919: Amanullah Khan, the new king of Afghanistan, launches a surprise attack against the British in India, beginning the third Anglo-Afghan war
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Third_Anglo-Afghan_War
http://www.zum.de/whkmla/military/betwwars/afghanwar3.html

1928: In China, Japanese clash with the Kuomingtang (KMT) troops in Jinan, during the Northern Expedition
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jinan_Incident
https://ww2db.com/battle_spec.php?battle_id=243

1939: The All India Forward Bloc is formed by Nataji Subhas Chandra Bose
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/All_India_Forward_Bloc
http://www.kamat.com/kalranga/itihas/bose.htm

1942: Japanese naval troops invade Tulagi Island in the Solomon islands during the first part of Operation Mo, resulting in the Battle of Coral Sea between Japanese forces and forces from the United State and Australia
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-battle-of-the-coral-sea-begins
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Invasion_of_Tulagi_(May_1942)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Mo

1945: Indian 26th Division forces capture Rangoon, Burma, from the Japanese


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Dracula
http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/race_rangoon_1945.htm
http://www.criticalpast.com/video/65675037608_British-Indian-50th-Parachute-Division_Tiger-Head-Division_flag-of-Burma_Allied-victories

1946: The International Military Tribunal for the Far East begins in Tokyo against 28 Japanese military and government officials accused of war crimes and crimes against humanity
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/japanese-war-crimes-trial-begins

1946: Dr. Thach, member of the Cochin-China Consultative Council, is assassinated

1947: New post-war Japanese constitution goes into effect

Poll: Japan voters split on revising pacifist constitution
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/new-japanese-constitution-goes-into-effect
http://www.constitution.org/cons/japan.txt

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

1949: Birth of Ken Hom, Chinese American Chef
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ken_Hom

1958: Birth of Susanna Kwan, Hong Kong singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Susanna_Kwan
http://www.spcnet.tv/Susanna-Kwan-Kuk-Ying-ac3144.html

1959: Birth of Uma Bharati, Indian politician
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uma_Bharati

1965: In response to a bomb attack carried out by the South Vietnamese, Prince Sihanouk of Cambodia cuts the diplomatic relations with Washington

1966: Birth of Firdous Bamji, Indian-American actor
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0051479/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Firdous_Bamji

1968: After 34 days of discussions to select a site, the United States and North Vietnam agree to begin formal negotiations in Paris on May 10
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/paris-is-chosen-as-site-for-peace-talks

1969: Death of Dr Zakir Husain, 3rd president  of India, while in office since 13 May 1967, born on 8 February 1897
http://www.liveindia.com/freedomfighters/12.html

1971: 500,000 anti-Vietnam war protestors begin four days of demonstration in Washington DC, aiming at shutting down the nation’s capital. 13,000 are arrested

1977: Birth of Mashima Hiro, Japanese Mangagaka
http://www.mangaupdates.com/authors.html?id=750

1981: Birth of U Nee, South Korean singer and actress, who commited suicide on January 21, 2007
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/U;Nee


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

1981: Death of Nargis, Indian actress, born on June 1, 1929
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nargis
http://www.rediff.com/movies/2003/oct/20dutt.htm

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s8hi1VqSqlc

1984: Birth of Nam Sang-mi, South Korean actress and model
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nam_Sang_Mi
http://www.hancinema.net/korean_Nam_Sang-mi.php
http://star.koreandrama.org/?p=291

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sX4COuqvKU0

1986: A bomb explodes on an Air Lanka passenger jet at Colombo Airport, leaving 21 dead and 41 injured
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/may/3/newsid_2481000/2481291.stm

2004: Joseph Zen is the first Hong Kong’s bishop to visit China
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/3681947.stm

2006: Death of Pramod Mahajan, Indian politician, shot on 22 April by his brother, born on 30 October 1949
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/4933102.stm

2007: Death of Knock Yokoyama, Japanese comedian and politician, born on 30 January 1932
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Knock_Yokoyama

2009: Death of Ram Shewalkar, Indian Marathi writer, born on March 2, 1931
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ram_Balkrushna_Shewalkar
http://www.mid-day.com/news/2009/may/030509-ram-shewalkar-dies-of-cardiac-arest.htm
http://chaitanyaworld.blogspot.com/2007/12/for-prof-ram-shewalkar-life-is-like.html

Ram Shewalkar

2010: North Korea’s reclusive leader, Kim Jong-il, arrives in China for his first overseas visit since a suspected stroke in 2008
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/northkorea/7675549/Kim-Jong-il-to-meet-with-Hu-Jintao-in-China.html
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/04/world/asia/04korea.html

2015 : The Foreign Ministry of Qatar confirms that Doha is hosting peace talks between Afghan officials and Taliban representatives in order to end the war in Afghanistan
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/04/world/asia/afghan-and-taliban-representatives-meet-in-qatar.html?ref=asia&_r=0

 

Holidays and observances

Japan: Constitution Day

Thailand culture & history

3 MAY 2019

Thai king: Rare footage of 1926 coronation

The 1926 coronation of King Prajadhipok in Thailand marked the first time such a ceremony had ever been captured on film
https://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-asia-48130188/thai-king-rare-footage-of-1926-coronation

25 APRIL 2019

Sacred Kingship under King Narai of Ayutthaya: Divinisation and Righteousness
 
This article analyses the system of sacred monarchy that maintained during the reign of King Narai of Ayutthaya (r. 1656-1688) in terms of a set of concepts designed to elucidate the relationship between religion and politics more generally in the pre-modern world
https://www.academia.edu/38901372/Sacred_Kingship_under_King_Narai_of_Ayutthaya_Divinisation_and_Righteousness?email_work_card=view-paper

24 MARCH 2014

Thailand’s turbulent political history

Here is a brief look at two turbulent decades in Thai politics
https://www.straitstimes.com/asia/se-asia/thailands-turbulent-political-history

China one and now two childs policy

one child propaganda

3 MAY 2019

Beijing’s one-child policy is gone. But many Chinese are still reluctant to have more

China’s population is forecast to peak at 1.45 billion as early as 2027, then slump for several decades. By 2050, about one-third of the population will be over the age of 65, and the number of working-age people is forecast to fall precipitously. Who will power the economy? Who will look after the elderly? Who will pay the taxes to fund their pensions?
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/beijings-one-child-policy-is-gone-but-many-chinese-are-still-reluctant-to-have-more/2019/05/02/c722e568-604f-11e9-bf24-db4b9fb62aa2_story.html?utm_term=.5af3bb6f457b

2 MARCH 2019

Can China recover from its disastrous one-child policy?

Families are now being urged to have at least two children, but it may be too late to convince parents to embrace the change
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/mar/02/china-population-control-two-child-policy

13 FEBRUARY 2019

China’s two-child policy under fire as parents’ bank account frozen for having third child

China’s family planning policies have been criticised after a couple’s bank account was frozen over unpaid fines imposed for having a third child, despite the country’s falling fertility rates
https://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/2186032/chinas-two-child-policy-under-fire-parents-bank-account-frozen

China’s population growth slows despite two-child policy

China’s population grew at a slower rate last year despite the abolition of the one-child policy, official data showed on Monday (Jan 21), raising fears an ageing society will pile further pressure on an already slowing economy
https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asia/china-s-population-growth-slows-despite-two-child-policy-11148238
https://www.chinadailyasia.com/articles/208/144/96/1548066298727.html?newsId=59862

28 AUGUST 2018

China moves to end two-child limit, finishing decades of family planning

The Chinese government could be moving to end birth restrictions, amid growing concerns over an aging population and a dropping birth rate
https://edition.cnn.com/2018/08/28/asia/china-family-planning-one-child-intl/index.html
https://www.straitstimes.com/asia/east-asia/given-the-right-to-larger-families-chinese-may-hold-off

22 JULY 2018

How has the one-child policy affected China?

China resorted to a one-child policy in 1979 to limit its then-ballooning population, and then over three decades later changed it to a two-child policy. Experts say it cannot be a model for other countries
https://www.dw.com/en/how-has-the-one-child-policy-affected-china/a-44749604

21 MAY 2018

China ‘considering scrapping all limits’ on number of children per family

China is considering scrapping the limits it places on how many children families can have, ending one of history’s most intrusive and controversial social experiments, a report has claimed
https://www.straitstimes.com/asia/east-asia/china-said-to-consider-ending-all-birth-limits-as-soon-as-this-year
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/05/21/china-considering-scrapping-limits-number-children-per-family/

19 APRIL 2017

China’s two-child policy one year on

At the beginning of 2016 the Chinese government relaxed its family planning laws to allow all married couples to have a second child. But, one year on, how effective has this new policy really been?
http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2017/04/19/chinas-two-child-policy-one-year-on/

28 FEBRUARY 2017

China considers financial “rewards” for second child after baby boom fails to materialise

China is considering paying couples to have a second baby after the scrapping of rules limiting family sizes failed to produce an expected baby boom
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/02/28/china-considers-financial-rewards-second-child-baby-boom-fails/

22 NOVEMBER 2016

China’s two-child policy not the answer to its ageing population

China’s two-child policy could contribute to higher rates of GDP growth (with a modest increase in domestic consumption) and it would reduce the proportion of the aged in China in the decades ahead, our research shows
http://www.radioaustralia.net.au/international/2016-11-22/chinas-twochild-policy-not-the-answer-to-its-ageing-population/1635106

23 MAY 2016

China’s Coming Demographic Crash

 Effective the beginning of this year, the Chinese central government relaxed the notorious one-child policy to permit two children per couple. The liberalization will increase the birth rate nationwide, but, apart from state media, few think the increase will halt a severe decline in population
http://worldaffairsjournal.org/blog/gordon-g-chang/china%E2%80%99s-coming-demographic-crash

8 MARCH 2016

Full relaxation of child policy ruled out

China’s family planning policy will not change in the foreseeable future, and there are no plans for a complete relaxation currently, a top health official said Tuesday
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/nation/2016-03/08/content_15396352.html

25 FEBRUARY 2016

The Chinese one-child policy is gone, but its legacy bites deep

The statistics are troubling. China’s workforce shrank by 4.87 million in 2015 alone. Meanwhile, the number of Chinese 60 or older is expected to roughly double to 400 million by 2035
http://asia.nikkei.com/Politics-Economy/Economy/The-one-child-policy-is-gone-but-its-legacy-bites-deep?page=1

27 DECEMBER 2015

China officially ends one-child policy

China officially ended its one-child policy yesterday with the signing into law of a bill allowing all married couples to have a second child as it attempts to cope with an ageing population and shrinking workforce
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1895411/china-officially-ends-one-child-policy
http://www.radioaustralia.net.au/international/2015-12-27/china-officially-ends-onechild-policy-signing-into-law-bill-allowing-married-couples-to-have-two-chi/1530202

29 OCTOBER 2015

China ends one-child policy, allows two children for each couple

China will ease family planning restrictions to allow all couples to have two children, after decades of the strict and controversial one-child policy left it with an ageing population and shrinking workforce
http://www.radioaustralia.net.au/international/2015-10-29/china-ends-onechild-policy-allows-two-children-for-each-couple/1509258
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/nation/2015-10/29/content_15336881.html
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2015/10/china-child-policy-151029110647826.html
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-34674444

1 MAY 2015

China’s one-child policy is state violence against women and children

Although occasionally “tweaked,” the infamous law has not been eliminated and is having disastrous demographic consequences: labor shortages, an aging population, a skewed sex ration between men and women, women trafficking and sexual slavery. However, the government is not going to repeal it because it helps it control the population
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/China’s-one-child-policy-is-state-violence-against-women-and-children-34131.html

15 MARCH 2015

China considering one-child policy changes: premier

China is considering further changes to its family planning laws, Premier Li Keqiang said Sunday, after a relaxation in the « one child policy » failed to see significantly more babies being born
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/china-considering-one-child-policy-changes-premier

14 MARCH 2015

The problem of too many baby boys in China

China ranks in the world’s top five worst performing countries for equal gender ratios – with 33 million more men.
http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2015/03/problem-baby-boys-china-150305051058735.html

12 JANUARY 2015

Fewer Chinese parents than expected seek 2nd children

China’s push to encourage more couples to have a second child after decades of restrictive family planning policies has fallen short of expectations in the first year, state media reported Monday
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/fewer-chinese-parents-expected-seek-2nd-children

16 DECEMBER 2014

China’s declining birthrate a cause for concern

Experts are calling for an accelerated scrapping of the one-child policy as China’s birthrate moves toward a dangerously low level. The fertility rate in China is now 1.4 children per woman, almost touching the warning line of 1.3 that is recognised globally as the « low fertility trap », according to a report released by the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
http://www.asianewsnet.net/Chinas-declining-birthrate-a-cause-for-concern-69086.html

7 SEPTEMBER 2014

20,000 Beijing couples granted permit for 2nd child

Nearly 20,000 Beijing couples have been granted a permit to have a second child since the city relaxed its family planning policy in February, according to the latest official statistics.
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/news/2014-09/07/content_15164129.html

31 MAY 2014

China, the easing of the « one child law » means over 2 million more newborns per year

They are government forecasts for 2014, the first year with a new (and softer) family planning law. New maternity wards to be built to cope with increased demand

http://www.asianews.it/news-en/China,-the-easing-of-the-one-child-law-means-over-2-million-more-newborns-per-year-31236.html

6 MARCH 2014

China two-child policy not imminent: official

China’s health ministry on Thursday dampened speculation that the country could dump its one-child policy and allow families to have two.

http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/china-two-child-policy-not-imminent-official

18 FEBRUARY 2014

China’s One-Child Nonsense

Social conditions may have played a bigger role than government policy

http://www.asiasentinel.com/society/china-one-child-policy-nonsense/

17 FEBRUARY 2014

Beijing opens dozens of new baby hatches for abandoned children

Every year in China at least 10 thousand infants are abandoned. Because of the one-child policy, many of them are girls, but there are also many babies with disabilities or serious illnesses. 60 million births that are not legally registered.
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Beijing-opens-dozens-of-new-baby-hatches-for-abandoned-children-30324.html

4 JANUARY 2014

Why is China easing its one-child policy

China’s controversial one-child policy change fits in the overarching framework of the government’s zealous pursuit of economic growth

http://www.sharnoffsglobalviews.com/china-child-policy-266/

28 DECEMBER 2013

China formally eases one-child policy

The Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress passed a resolution allowing couples to have two children if either parent is an only child.

http://www.euronews.com/2013/12/28/china-eases-one-child-policy/

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2013/12/china-loosens-grip-one-child-policy-201312285122114486.html

24 DECEMBER 2013

Chinese woman might lose baby over authorities’ error

http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/chinese-woman-might-lose-baby-over-authorities-error

12 DECEMBER 2013

China’s One Child Policy Reform: Policy Decision Or Compulsion?

The relaxation of China’s One Child policy, which came as one of the decisions of Third Plenary Session of 18th CPC Central Committee, has been welcomed with much fanfare. While this decision may be celebrated as the new government’s feat at socio-economic policy-making, in fact, this was an indispensable view of China’s demographics and government’s exhausting capability to deal with it.

http://www.eurasiareview.com/12122013-chinas-one-child-policy-reform-policy-decision-compulsion-analysis/

5 DECEMBER 2013

Chinese parents paid £2 billion in fines for breaching one-child policy

Twenty four out of mainland China’s 31 provinces and autonomous regions have now declared their earnings from the one-child policy last year, which total 20 billion yuan (£2 billion)
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10497755/Chinese-parents-paid-2-billion-in-fines-for-breaching-one-child-policy.html

4 DECEMBER 2013

Chinese mom sues after she was fined $54,200 for flouting one-child policy

Chinese warehouse worker Liu Fei was fined 330,000 yuan ($54,200), or 14 times her yearly wage, for having a second child and her failure to pay means the boy has no access to basic rights like schooling and healthcare.
http://behindthewall.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/12/04/21760187-chinese-mom-sues-after-she-was-fined-54200-for-flouting-one-child-policy?lite
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10496181/Chinese-mother-who-defied-one-child-policy-sues-over-rights-for-her-son.html

18 NOVEMBER 2013

The One-Child Policy that Wasn’t

Great exaggeration has been made of the headline news from the just-ended Communist Party Central Committee Plenum about China ending its One Child policy. In the first place the policy is merely being “adjusted,” not abolished.

http://www.asiasentinel.com/society/one-child-policy-wasnt/

15 NOVEMBER 2013

China to ease one-child policy

In the first comprehensive set of reforms under President Xi Jinping, the Communist party leadership, said: « We will begin to allow couples to have two children if one of them is an only child.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10451767/China-to-ease-one-child-policy.html

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2013/11/china-ease-decades-old-one-child-policy-2013111514133427816.html

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/nov/15/china-one-child-family-policy-timeline

http://edition.cnn.com/2013/11/15/world/asia/china-one-child-policy/index.html?hpt=ias_c2

6 SEPTEMBER 2013

China, one child policy ‘breeds corruption in the Party’

In the last year, Chinese officials for family planning have collected 16.5 billion yuan. A lawyer trying to figure out where does this money: « They should be used to repay public services, but disappear into thin air. Even the audit for the government knows where they are really. « 

http://www.asianews.it/news-en/China,-one-child-policy-‘breeds-corruption-in-the-Party’-28941.html

29 AUGUST 2013

Woman forced to abort at nine months because her husband already had a child

Lili Zeng underwent induced labour, and a lethal injection was made on the child’s skull. In spite of all this, he was born alive, only to die in his mother’s arms. The woman’s husband forced the operation on her after he left her. He already had a son from a previous marriage. Women’s Rights Without Frontiers slams what happened.
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Woman-forced-to-abort-at-nine-months-because-her-husband-already-had-a-child-28867.html

16 AUGUST 2013

China’s one-child policy’s human cost fuels calls for reform

Thirty years after it was introduced, the ‘transitional policy’ endures despite warnings of its punitive effects on China’s development

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/aug/16/china-one-child-policy-calls-reform

6 AUGUST 2013

Commission sets no timetable for family planning update

The National Health and Family Planning Commission moved on Tuesday to allay concerns in media reports last week that China will relax its family planning policy by 2015 to allow more couples to have two children.

http://english.sina.com/china/2013/0806/616037.html

3 AUGUST 2013

China’s Infamous ‘One-Child Policy’ Is About To Become A ‘Two-Child Policy’

Since 1979, China has maintained a population control program known as the « one-child policy, » in most cases limiting families living in urban areas to only one child

http://www.businessinsider.com/from-one-child-policy-to-two-in-china-2013-8

25 JUNE 2013

China’s one child policy also brings sexual slavery

The US State Department’s report on human trafficking downgrades Beijing to ‘Tier 3’ status for failing to fully comply with minimum standards and not making significant efforts to limit human trafficking and sexual slavery. Forced abortions and sterilisations explain the trend in a country where millions of men cannot find a bride. Women’s Rights Without Frontiers appeals to Obama and Xi Jinping.

http://www.asianews.it/news-en/China’s-one-child-policy-also-brings-sexual-slavery-28296.html

8 APRIL 2013

Hubei: woman dies after the authorities forcibly sterilise her

The Family Planning Bureau in Dabacheng fails to heed the doctor who said operation was « dangerous for patient’s life ». Hongxia Shen, 42, was « guilty » having already two children. She was killed to prevent more « illegal pregnancies ».

http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Hubei:-woman-dies-after-the-authorities-forcibly-sterilise-her-27594.html

16 MARCH 2013

Monks without a temple

China may have begun a long end-game for its one-child policy. Experts say it cannot end soon enough http://www.economist.com/news/china/21573579-china-may-have-begun-long-end-game-its-one-child-policy-experts-say-it-cannot-end-soon

15 MARCH 2013

336 million abortions under China’s one-child policy

More than half a billion birth control procedures, including at least 336 million abortions, have been performed in the name of the one-child policy, China’s Health ministry revealed yesterday.                                                      http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/9933468/336-million-abortions-under-Chinas-one-child-policy.html

27 FEBRUARY 2013

Is it too late to reverse China’s one-child policy?

In recent years, fears have grown that China may lose its demographic advantage as the population bulge shifts inexorably towards the aged after three decades of its draconian one-child policy, leaving the country with what is expected to be a static working-age population supporting a vast elderly cohort by 2040.                                                                                                                                                            http://asiancorrespondent.com/99669/is-it-too-late-to-reverse-chinas-one-child-policy/

13 FEBRUARY 2013

For one Chinese mother, the one child policy is a horror that must end

The story of Cao Ruyi and her family, persecuted by the government for having a second child, is told by the president of the association that helped them escape and save their child from a planned forced abortion. China’s government has never stopped its family planning policy, which in 30 years has imposed with violence 275 million abortions.                                                                                                            http://www.asianews.it/news-en/For-one-Chinese-mother,-the-one-child-policy-is-a-horror-that-must-end-27127.html

2 FEBRUARY 2013

China counts cost of one child policy

Beijing has never had more incentive to abolish the controversial policy that is denying Ms Long her dream child: China is facing a critical shortage of workers caused largely by 30 years of restricting family size. Last year, the working age population of China shrank for the first time, threatening a mainland economic miracle built upon a pool of surplus labour.                                                                                                                                         http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/ad1e00e6-6149-11e2-957e-00144feab49a.html#axzz2JlXgg8JJ

22 JANUARY 2013

More and more for an end to one-child policy

Economic considerations now enter the picture: shrinking workforce, aging population and lower domestic consumption. Although Hu Jintao does not mention low birth rates, Population minister sticks to the policy. Forced abortions and sterilisation go hand in hand with the privileges of the wealthy who have many children. This is leading to social tensions.                                                                                                                           http://www.asianews.it/news-en/More-and-more-for-an-end-to-one-child-policy-26927.html

16 JANUARY 2013

China: One-child policy is here to stay

China has quelled speculation its controversial « one-child » policy is to be scrapped, instead announcing Wednesday that family planning laws to curb the birth rate will remain.                                                                                              http://behindthewall.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/01/16/16544706-china-one-child-policy-is-here-to-stay?lite

28 NOVEMBER 2012

China mulls changes in one-child policy

China is mulling changes to its one-child policy, a former family planning official said, with government advisory bodies drafting proposals in the face of a rapidly ageing society in the world’s most populous nation.
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2012/11/2012112873021849335.html
http://gbtimes.com/news/china-considers-changes-family-planning-policy
http://www.asianewsnet.net/home/news.php?id=39464&sec=1

31 OCTOBER 2012

Chinese government think tank urges end to unpopular one-child policy

A Chinese government think tank is urging the country’s leaders to start phasing out its unpopular one-child policy immediately and allow two children for every family in the country by 2015.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/9645210/China-should-move-to-two-child-policy.
http://behindthewall.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/10/31/14830050-chinese-government-think-tank-urges-end-to-unpopular-one-child-policy?lite#__utma=238145375.1358836827.1333475157.1351639554.1351756722.201&__utmb=238145375.2.10.1351756722&__utmc=238145375&__utmx=-&__utmz=238145375.1351502809.198.8.utmcsr=asiaobserver.org|utmccn=(referral)|utmcmd=referral|utmcct=/on-31-october-in-asia-history&__utmv=238145375.|8=Earned%20By=msnbc%7Cworld%20news%7Casia-pacific=1^12=Landing%20Content=Mixed=1^13=Landing%20Hostname=www.msnbc.msn.com=1^30=Visit%20Type%20to%20Content=Earned%20to%20Mixed=1&__utmk=65225453

9 SEPTEMBER 2012

Population and the challenge of Chinese growth

In 1980, when the one-child policy was officially introduced, it was clear that it would be a ‘one-generation policy’ only. Thirty years on, the Chinese government is confronted with another problem in redoubling its long-term efforts to raise the potential growth rate of the Chinese economy. The workforce has already begun to shrink.
http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2012/09/09/population-and-the-challenge-of-chinese-growth/

8 AUGUST 2012

Web-TV Third Angle Insight: Boys versus girls

China’s preference for boys – it’s one of the most controversial topics in the Middle Kingdom and has sparked scandalous tales of sex selective abortions, the abandonment of female babies or worse leaving them to perish in the infamous dying rooms.
http://gbtimes.com/culture/web-tv-third-angle-insight-boys-versus-girls#quickset-most_popular_accordion=1

1 JULY 2012

Husband of forced abortion victim tells of his escape from Chinese officials

A father whose unborn daughter was forcibly aborted at seven months, triggering a nationwide outcry in China, has recounted how he fled from officials trying to silence his family.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/cambodia/9368131/Husband-of-forced-abortion-victim-tells-of-his-escape-from-Chinese-officials.html

27 JUNE 2012

China’s addiction to birth planning

Recently, the sad case of Feng Jianmei roiled public opinion, both inside and outside China. Feng, a young woman living in a rural corner of Shaanxi province in northwest China, was bullied into aborting her pregnancy in its seventh month. A family member took a terrible picture of the mother lying in a hospital bed with the stillborn fetus beside her and posted it on the Internet. Global shock and revulsion ensued, and the Chinese government dispatched municipal officials to issue an apology to Feng.
http://www.atimes.com/atimes/China/NF27Ad01.html

14 JUNE 2012

‘Forced abortion’ sparks fury in China

China’s family planning authorities are investigating a case in which a seven-months pregnant woman was allegedly forced by the local government to abort her second child.
http://gbtimes.com/news/forced-abortion-sparks-fury-china
http://www.weirdasianews.com/2012/06/14/chinese-woman-forcibly-aborted-failure-pay-fine-graphic/
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/9331232/China-forced-abortion-photograph-causes-outrage.html
http://uk.news.yahoo.com/china-probes-forced-abortion-case-amid-uproar-060412699.html

14 JUNE 2012

China: Unnatural Selection

A 25 minutes movie

http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/101east/2012/01/20121575219300198.html

1 JUNE 2012

Chinese couple pay £130,000 to have a second child to avoid one-child policy

The unnamed couple from the southern city of Rui’an welcomed a daughter in February after having a son in 1995. The authorities in the city said they had levied the enormous sum after deciding the couple could well afford it
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/9305700/Chinese-couple-pay-130000-to-have-a-second-child-to-avoid-one-child-policy.html

27 FEBRUARY 2012

China to overhaul ‘threatening’ one-child slogans

China is to overhaul the sometimes threatening slogans used to enforce its one-child policy, the authorities have announced
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-17181951

 

Wars, conflicts and strategy on 3 May in Asian history

WARS, CONFLICTS AND STRATEGY ON 3 MAY IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on May 3, 2019

1904: Japanese occupation of Dalian from the Russians, up to 1945
http://articles.latimes.com/1986-04-11/business/fi-4178_1_japanese-presence

1919: Amanullah Khan, the new king of Afghanistan, launches a surprise attack against the British in India, beginning the third Anglo-Afghan war
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Third_Anglo-Afghan_War
http://www.zum.de/whkmla/military/betwwars/afghanwar3.html

1928: In China, Japanese clash with the Kuomingtang (KMT) troops in Jinan, during the Northern Expedition

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jinan_Incident

https://ww2db.com/battle_spec.php?battle_id=243

1942: Japanese naval troops invade Tugali Island in the Solomon islands during the first part of Operation Mo, resulting in the Battle of Coral Sea between Japanese forces and forces from the United State and Australia
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-battle-of-the-coral-sea-begins
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Invasion_of_Tulagi_(May_1942)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Mo

1945: Indian forces capture Rangoon, Burma, from the Japanese


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Dracula
http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/race_rangoon_1945.htm
http://www.criticalpast.com/video/65675037608_British-Indian-50th-Parachute-Division_Tiger-Head-Division_flag-of-Burma_Allied-victories

1946: The International Military Tribunal for the Far East begins in Tokyo against 28 Japanese military and government officials accused of war crimes and crimes against humanity

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/japanese-war-crimes-trial-begins

1965: In response to a bomb attack carried out by the South Vietnamese, Prince Sihanouk of Cambodia cuts the diplomatic relations with Washington

1968: After 34 days of discussions to select a site, the United States and North Vietnam agree to begin formal negotiations in Paris on May 10
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/paris-is-chosen-as-site-for-peace-talks

1971: 500,000 anti-Vietnam war protestors begin four days of demonstration in Washington DC, aiming at shutting down the nation’s capital. 13,000 are arrested

1986: A bomb explodes on an Air Lanka passenger jet at Colombo Airport, leaving 21 dead and 41 injured
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/may/3/newsid_2481000/2481291.stm

 

On 3 May in South Asian history

ON 3 MAY IN SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on May 3, 2019

1896: Birth of V. K. Krishna Menon, Indian politician, Minister of Defence for India who died on October 6, 1974
http://www.thefamouspeople.com/profiles/v-k-krishna-menon-5330.php
http://maddy06.blogspot.fr/2006/11/vk-krishna-menon-1896-1974-undiplomatic.html
http://biography.yourdictionary.com/vengalil-krishnan-krishna-menon

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ujuCm8D40o

1913: Raja Harishchandra the first full-length Indian feature film was released, marking the beginning of the Indian film industry
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raja_Harishchandra
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/3-may-1913-raja-harishchandra-the-first-full-length-indian-feature-film-was-released

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=waNH9-lqqQo

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DeTnbEnjh64

1919: Amanullah Khan, the new king of Afghanistan, launches a surprise attack against the British in India, beginning the third Anglo-Afghan war
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Third_Anglo-Afghan_War
http://www.zum.de/whkmla/military/betwwars/afghanwar3.html

1939: The All India Forward Bloc is formed by Nataji Subhas Chandra Bose
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/All_India_Forward_Bloc
http://www.kamat.com/kalranga/itihas/bose.htm

1945: Indian forces capture Rangoon, Burma, from the Japanese


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Dracula
http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/race_rangoon_1945.htm
http://www.criticalpast.com/video/65675037608_British-Indian-50th-Parachute-Division_Tiger-Head-Division_flag-of-Burma_Allied-victories

1959: Birth of Uma Bharati, Indian politician
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uma_Bharati

1966: Birth of Firdous Bamji, Indian-American actor
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0051479/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Firdous_Bamji

1969: Death of Dr Zakir Husain, 3rd president  of India, while in office since 13 May 1967, born on 8 February 1897
http://www.liveindia.com/freedomfighters/12.html

1981: Birth of Nargis, Indian actress, born on June 1, 1929
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nargis
http://www.rediff.com/movies/2003/oct/20dutt.htm

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s8hi1VqSqlc

1986: A bomb explodes on an Air Lanka passenger jet at Colombo Airport, leaving 21 dead and 41 injured
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/may/3/newsid_2481000/2481291.stm

2006: Death of Pramod Mahajan, Indian politician, shot on 22 April by his brother, born on 30 October 1949
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/4933102.stm

2009: Death of Ram Shewalkar, Indian Marathi writer, born on March 2, 1931
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ram_Balkrushna_Shewalkar
http://www.mid-day.com/news/2009/may/030509-ram-shewalkar-dies-of-cardiac-arest.htm
http://chaitanyaworld.blogspot.com/2007/12/for-prof-ram-shewalkar-life-is-like.html

Ram Shewalkar

2015 : The Foreign Ministry of Qatar confirms that Doha is hosting peace talks between Afghan officials and Taliban representatives in order to end the war in Afghanistan
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/04/world/asia/afghan-and-taliban-representatives-meet-in-qatar.html?ref=asia&_r=0

On 3 May in Southeast Asian history

ON 3 MAY IN SOUTHEAST ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on May 3, 2019

1945: Indian forces capture Rangoon, Burma, from the Japanese


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Dracula
http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/race_rangoon_1945.htm
http://www.criticalpast.com/video/65675037608_British-Indian-50th-Parachute-Division_Tiger-Head-Division_flag-of-Burma_Allied-victories

1965: In response to a bomb attack carried out by the South Vietnamese, Prince Sihanouk of Cambodia cuts the diplomatic relations with Washington

1968: After 34 days of discussions to select a site, the United States and North Vietnam agree to begin formal negotiations in Paris on May 10
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/paris-is-chosen-as-site-for-peace-talks

1971: 500,000 anti-Vietnam war protestors begin four days of demonstration in Washington DC, aiming at shutting down the nation’s capital. 13,000 are arrested

 

On 3 May in Chinese history, Hong Kong and Taiwan

ON 3 MAY IN CHINESE HISTORY, HONG KONG AND TAIWAN

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Updated on May 3, 2019

762: Death of Li Longji, the Tang Dynasty Emperor Xuanzong from 712 to 756, born on September 8, 685
http://totallyhistory.com/emperor-xuanzong-of-tang/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Xuanzong_of_Tang

1904: Japanese occupation of Dalian from the Russians, up to 1945
http://articles.latimes.com/1986-04-11/business/fi-4178_1_japanese-presence

1918: Death of Charlie Soong, Christian Chinese missionary
http://www.chathamjournal.com/weekly/opinion/one_on_one/dgmartin-04-18-05.shtml
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charlie_Soong

1928: Japanese clash with the Kuomingtang (KMT) troops in Jinan, during the Northern Expedition
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jinan_Incident
https://ww2db.com/battle_spec.php?battle_id=243

1949: Birth of Ken Hom, Chinese American Chef
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ken_Hom

1958: Birth of Susanna Kwan, Hong Kong singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Susanna_Kwan
http://www.spcnet.tv/Susanna-Kwan-Kuk-Ying-ac3144.html

2004: Joseph Zen is the first Hong Kong’s bishop to visit China
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/3681947.stm

2010: North Korea’s reclusive leader, Kim Jong-il, arrives in China for his first overseas visit since a suspected stroke in 2008
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/northkorea/7675549/Kim-Jong-il-to-meet-with-Hu-Jintao-in-China.html
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/04/world/asia/04korea.html