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On 10 May in Asian history

ON 10 MAY IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on May 10, 2019

28 BCE: A sunspot is observed by Han Dynasty astronomers during the reign of Emperor Cheng of Han, one of the earliest dated sunspot observations in China

689: Death of Kusakabe, Japanese crown prince, born in 662
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prince_Kusakabe

1265: Birth of Fushimi, 92nd emperor of Japan (1287-1298) who died on 8 October 1317
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Fushimi

1424: Death of Go-Kameyama, 99th emperor of Japan (1383-1992), born in 1347
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Go-Kameyama

1661: Birth of Jahandar Sha 1, Mughal emperor of India (1712-1713), who died in February 1713
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jahandar_Shah

1737: Death of Nakamikado, 114th emperor of Japan (1709-1735), born on 14 January 1702
http://everything2.com/e2node/Nakamikado

1756: Birth of Singu Min, King of Burma, who died on February 6, 1782
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Singu_Min

1824: A British army under Commodore Charles Grant and Major-General Sir Archibald Campbell, enters the Rangoon River, and anchors off the town of Rangoon. After initial resistance Rangoon will surrender
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Anglo-Burmese_War
http://www.donaldheald.com/pages/books/16521/lieutenant-joseph-moore-captain-frederick-marryat/view-of-the-landing-at-rangoon-of-part-of-the-combined-forces-from-bengal-and-madras-under-the-orders

1833: The desecration of the grave of the viceroy of southern Vietnam Le Van Duyet by Emperor Minh Mang provokes his adopted son to start a revolt
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Le_Van_Duyet

1849: Death of Japanese painter Hokusai Katsushika, born on 31st October 1760

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hokusai
https://www.google.fr/search?q=Hokusai+Katsushika&hl=fr&rlz=1G1ACAW_FRFR414&prmd=imvnso&source=lnms&tbm=isch&ei=A2SqT7PQEqSt0QWZppQN&sa=X&oi=mode_link&ct=mode&cd=2&ved=0CBUQ_AUoAQ&biw=1192&bih=543

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g3FhFewRCY0&hl=fr

1855: Birth of Yukteswar Giri, Indian guru and educator who died on March 9, 1936
http://www.angelfire.com/yt/Yukteswar/

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wFCK7d0RyO4

1857: In India, the first war of independence begins in Meerut barracks by the revolt of Sepoys against their commanding officers


 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_Mutiny
http://www.columbia.edu/itc/mealac/pritchett/00routesdata/1800_1899/1857revolt/meerut/meerut.html
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/10-may-1857-the-first-war-of-independence-began

1863: Birth of Upendrakishore Ray, Bengali writer, painter, violin player and composer who died on December 20, 1915
http://www.indianetzone.com/56/upendrakishore_ray_chauduri.htm
http://blog.rarh.in/?p=184
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Upendrakishore_Ray

1886: Birth of Felix Manalo, Philippine Founder and 1st Executive Minister of the Iglesia ni Cristo, who died on April 12, 1963
http://www.letusreason.org/Iglesia2.htm

1897: Death of Andrès Bonifacio, the founder of the Katipunan secret organization in the Philippines, executed by Aguildano soldiers
http://www.loc.gov/rr/hispanic/1898/bonifacio.html
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/1123/today-in-philippine-history-may-10-1897-andres-bonifacio-was-executed-for-being-guilty-of-treason-and-sedition

Andrés Bonifacio

1899: Birth of Zhang Daqiang, Chinese painter, who died on April 12, 1983
http://www.chinaonlinemuseum.com/painting-zhang-daqian.php
http://www.lingnanart.com/2013_ChineseMaster/ZhangDaQian/Master_ZhangDaQian.htm

Zhang Daqian 2

1927: Birth of Nayantara Sahgal, Indian author
http://www.loc.gov/acq/ovop/delhi/salrp/nayantarasahgal.html

1938: Birth of Dang Nhat Minh, Vietnamese director
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dang_Nhat_Minh

Dang Nhat Minh

1940: Dutch-Indies governor Van Starkenborch proclaims end of state of siege

1942: The Thai Phayap Army invades the Shan States during the Burma Campaign
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burma_Campaign
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phayap_Army

1948: First legislative elections in South Korea. Syngman Rhee sets up a government
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_Korean_Constitutional_Assembly_election,_1948

1948: The Republic of China implements « temporary provisions » granting President Chiang Kai-shek extended powers to deal with the Communist uprising. They will remain in effect until 1991
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Temporary_Provisions_Effective_During_the_Period_of_Communist_Rebellion

1951: Death of Shastriji Maharaj, Indian spiritual leader, born January 1865
http://www.swaminarayan.org/shastrijimaharaj/

1962: Death of Shunroku Hata, Japanese field marshal, born on July 26, 1879
http://ww2db.com/person_bio.php?person_id=677

1963: Birth of A. Raja, Indian politician
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A._Raja

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6qXnxSxVaR4

1968: Preliminary Vietnam peace talks begin in Paris between American and North Vietnamese

1969: In Vietnam, the National Liberation Front bombs more than 150 targets and launches many assaults around Saigon while US launch Apache operation
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/operation-apache-snow-is-launched

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B5fWw4QrBKo

1969: During the Vietnam War Apache Snow operation, the Battle of Dong Ap Bia begins with an assault on Hill 937. It will ultimately become known as Hamburger Hill, up to May 20


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Hamburger_Hill
http://www.historynet.com/battle-for-hamburger-hill-during-the-vietnam-war.htm
https://ehistory.osu.edu/articles/battle-dong-ap-bia-hill-937-10-21-may-1969-battle-hamburger-hill

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wYyOk0uqOgQ

1974: Birth of Liu Fang, Chinese pipa player
http://www.liufangmusic.net/English/biography.html

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

1975: Birth of Shin Jung-hwan, Korean singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shin_Jung-hwan

1977: Birth of Denise Ho, Hong Kong singer
http://wiki.d-addicts.com/Denise_Ho

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TZtefJlWa6o

1979: Birth of Lee Hyori, South Korean singer
http://www.hyori-lee.com/hyori-lee-biography.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5PfHhFbd84A

1985: In India, during two days, around 30 bomb attacks in public transports of the capital and four neighboring cities by Sikh extremists

1988: Death of Chinese writer Shen Congwen, born on 28 December 1902
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shen_Congwen
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/4256.html

1990: The Chinese government releases 211 Tiananmen Square prisoners, but also declares that over 400 others are still being investigated while being held in custody
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/china-releases-tiananmen-square-prisoners

1992: Birth of Zia Marquez, Filipina actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zia_Marquez

1993: Birth of Mirai Shida, Japanese actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mirai_Shida

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ILN38JH-JXg

2002: Death of Kaifi Azmi, Indian poet and songwriter, born on January 14, 1919
http://www.iloveindia.com/literature/urdu/poets/kaifi-azmi.html

2004: In Japan, Naoto Kan resigns as chairman of the Democratic Party of Japan
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/3249613.stm

2004: Philippine president Gloria Macapagal Arroyo is elected with 39,5 % of the votes, against 36,6 %  for her main rival, the actor Fernando Poe
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fernando_Poe,_Jr
http://www.nndb.com/people/278/000047137/

2006: Death of Raizo Matsuno, Japanese politician, born on 12 February 1917
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raizo_Matsuno

2007: In an interview with a foreign press agency, former Vietnam’s premier Vo Van Kiet urge the communist party leaders to talk with political dissidents
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/6638347.stm

2008: In Burma, the military junta organizes a referendum on a new constitution in its favor
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7408738.stm

2009: Wan Yanhai, the best-known Chinese AIDS activist and his family flee to USA
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wan_Yanhai

2010: Presidential election in the Philippines Benigno Aquino junior III (Noynoy) is elected with 42 % of the votes
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia-pacific/2010/06/20106941734617825.html

2010: The senior US diplomat for East Asia and the Pacific warns Myanmar’s government against buying weapons from North Korea, calling on the country to abide by UN sanctions prohibiting such transactions
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia-pacific/2010/05/201051125758430876.html

2011: US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton criticises China’s crackdown on dissent as « a fool’s errand », saying Beijing is trying to halt history
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-13353199
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-13358081

2016: Bangladesh executes Islamist leader Motiur Rahman Nizami for committing war crimes during the 1971 liberation war against Pakistan
http://www.dw.com/en/top-islamist-leader-motiur-rahman-nizami-hanged-in-bangladesh/a-19248272
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-36261197

2016: In North Korea, Kim Jong-un is made chairman of Workers’ Party with over 3,000 participants unanimously supporting the motion

2017: South Korea’s new president Moon Jae-in is sworn in, offers to visit N. Korea
http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/east-asia/article/2093717/south-koreas-new-president-moon-says-will-visit-pyongyang-under
http://www.euronews.com/2017/05/10/south-korea-new-president-moon-prepared-to-visit-pyongyang
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/may/10/south-korea-new-president-moon-jae-in-meet-north-kim-jong-un

2018: Mahathir Mohamad sworn in as Malaysia’s PM
https://www.chinadailyasia.com/articles/152/184/211/1525962653359.html
http://www.scmp.com/week-asia/politics/article/2145471/malaysian-election-result-najib-accepts-will-people-says-no
https://edition.cnn.com/2018/05/10/asia/mahathir-malaysia-election-intl/index.html

France and Asia-Pacific relations

10 MAY 2019

India and France hold biggest naval exercises with an eye on China

With the aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle at the centre, France and India on Friday (May 10) stepped up their biggest naval exercises as the Indian Ocean’s strategic shipping lanes draw ever more envious eyes
https://www.straitstimes.com/asia/south-asia/india-and-france-hold-biggest-naval-exercises-with-an-eye-on-china

28 APRIL 2019

France recognizes Taiwan is key in solving South China Sea disputes

The Committee on Foreign Affairs of the French National Assembly recently published a 77 page report on the territory disputes and rising tensions in the South China Sea
https://www.taiwannews.com.tw/en/news/3689402

27 APRIL 2019

Cherish the love: China and France should avoid causing unnecessary upset, Beijing says

France and China should value their strong relationship and not take actions that disrupt it, China’s foreign minister told his French counterpart on Thursday, just days after Beijing expressed its upset  at Paris for sending a warship through the Taiwan Strait earlier this month
https://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy/article/3007941/cherish-love-china-and-france-should-avoid-causing-unnecessary

25 APRIL 2019

In Rare Move, French Warship Passes Through Taiwan Strait

A French warship passed through the strategic Taiwan Strait this month, U.S. officials told Reuters, a rare voyage by a vessel of a European country that is likely to be welcomed by Washington but increase tension with Beijing
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-taiwan-france-warship-exclusive-idUSKCN1S027E
https://www.france24.com/en/20190425-china-says-navy-warned-off-french-warship-taiwan-strait

23 APRIL 2019

Japan, France to cooperate to promote free trade

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and French President Emmanuel Macron say they will work together in leading discussions on free trade and other issues at the G20 summit in Osaka
https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20190423_41/
http://the-japan-news.com/news/article/0005693828

2 APRIL 2019

France urges Brunei to drop anti-gay stoning law

France has called on the authorities in Brunei to scrap a law that would make adultery or gay sex punishable by death by stoning. The Sultanate maintains the death penalty, but no one has been executed since 1957
http://en.rfi.fr/asia-pacific/20190402-france-urges-brunei-drop-stoning-law-adultery-gay-sex

24 MARCH 2019

Xi meets Macron as French president seeks united EU front on China

Chinese President Xi Jinping and his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron met for dinner in the south of France Sunday ahead of official talks with the host leader seeking to forge a united European front to contend with Beijing’s advances
http://www.digitaljournal.com/news/world/macron-looks-to-galvanise-eu-on-china-as-xi-visits-france/article/546039#ixzz5j7yxxaSV
https://www.chinadailyasia.com/articles/36/18/236/1553400082457.html?newsId=65608
https://www.scmp.com/news/world/europe/article/3003078/chinese-president-xi-jinping-meets-french-president-emmanuel

11 FEBRUARY 2019

Australia, France ink US$35b submarine deal

Australia formally signed a A$50 billion (US$35 billion) “strategic partnership” with France to build 12 state of the art submarines on Monday, a signal of Canberra’s willingness to project power across the Pacific
https://www.scmp.com/news/asia/australasia/article/2185698/australia-signs-us35-billion-submarine-deal-france-latest-bid
http://en.rfi.fr/asia-pacific/20190211-australia-and-france-sign-huge-submarine-deal

26 JANUARY 2019

France Takes Steps to Boost India’s Clout in Indian Ocean to Counter China

France is considered as an important player in the Indian Ocean region, where India is facing a heightened Chinese presence, according to France’s ambassador to India. Beijing has reportedly indicated a strategic shift to curb its troops on land and reallocate resources to its navy and air force
https://sputniknews.com/asia/201901261071821341-india-france-indian-oecan/

21 JANUARY 2019

Japan to share defense supplies with France and Canada

Japan plans to set up logistical support arrangements allowing the Self-Defense Forces to share common supplies with the French and Canadian militaries, part of efforts to bolster defenses in the Pacific region
https://asia.nikkei.com/Politics/International-Relations/Japan-to-share-defense-supplies-with-France-and-Canada

13 JANUARY 2019

France returns to Laos

With a view to diversify foreign economic and foreign policy relations, Laos is developing contacts with France, whose colony it used to be in the past. Paris is seen as a remote neighbor of Laos, a partner in the economic and cultural spheres. Since 1991 Laos has been a member of the international organization for the cooperation of the francophone states “Francophone”. According to the French Embassy in Vientiane, the number of Laotians who speak French amounts to 3% and has been increasing over the past 12 years
https://moderndiplomacy.eu/2019/01/13/france-returns-to-laos/
http://www.vientianetimes.org.la/sub-new/Cooperation/Cooperation_France.php

11 JANUARY 2019

France to join North Korea surveillance at sea with Japanese navy

France Friday (Jan 11) agree to join Japanese navy patrols off North Korea in a fresh sign of efforts to deepen ties and military links between Tokyo and Paris, officials said
https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asia/france-to-join-north-korea-surveillance-at-sea–11111648
https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20190112_05/

6 JANUARY 2019

UK’s hopes of Indo-Pacific strike group with France premature

While London and Paris have been supporting each other’s navies and venturing further afield, experts warn there are limits
http://www.atimes.com/article/uks-hopes-of-indo-pacific-strike-group-with-france-premature/

5 JANUARY 2018

French MP denounces China’s threat of force against Taiwan

French parliamentarian Jean-François Cesarini said Wednesday that China’s desire to go to war with Taiwan is unacceptable, referring to Chinese President Xi Jinping’s (習近平) warning the previous day that China reserves the right to use force against Taiwan
http://focustaiwan.tw/news/acs/201901030009.aspx

25 DECEMBER 2018

China accuses France of siding with its allies after Paris call for Canadians’ release

Beijing on Tuesday hit back at France for siding with its “allies”, as the list of countries calling for the release of two Canadians detained in China continues to grow
https://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy/article/2179462/china-accuses-france-siding-its-allies-after-paris-call

15 DECEMBER 2018

India, France hold talks on deepening bilateral ties

India and France on Saturday held discussions on deepening bilateral strategic partnership through cooperation in the Indo-Pacific region, defence, space and civil nuclear energy sectors
http://www.asianage.com/india/politics/151218/india-france-hold-talks-on-deepening-bilateral-ties.html
https://www.aninews.in/news/world/asia/pm-modi-meets-french-minister-le-drian201812151623130001/
https://gulfnews.com/world/asia/india/india-france-reiterate-resolve-to-jointly-fight-terrorism-1.60956521

3 NOVEMBER 2018

Vietnam and France businesses ink agreements worth US$10 billion

Vietnam and France support the signing of the EU – Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) and commit to free trade, the government portal reported during the current visit by the French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe to Vietnam
http://www.hanoitimes.vn/news/viet-nam/2018/11/81E0CEBD/vietnam-and-france-businesses-ink-agreements-worth-us-10-billion/
http://blog.vietnam-aujourdhui.info/post/2018/11/03/Vietnam-and-France-sign-deals-worth-over-%2410-billion
https://tuoitrenews.vn/news/politics/20181102/france-wants-vietnam-to-become-partner-of-reference-in-southeast-asia-pm-edouard-philippe/47494.html
http://en.rfi.fr/asia-pacific/20181103-french-pm-revisits-site-frances-painful-dien-bien-phu-defeat

29 OCTOBER 2018

China, France launch satellite to study climate change

China’s first-ever international cooperation satellite according to French space agency boss Jean-Yves Le Gall, took off from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre in north-west China’s Gobi Desert
https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/world/china–france-launch-satellite-to-study-climate-change-10875674
http://en.rfi.fr/20181029-china-france-launch-climate-change-watching-satellite/

19 OCTOBER 2018

France to send aircraft carrier to Indian Ocean next year

France said on Friday (Oct 19) it would send its aircraft carrier to the Indian Ocean next year, to defend freedom of navigation at a time of growing Chinese assertiveness in disputed waters
https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/world/france-to-send-aircraft-carrier-to-indian-ocean-next-year-10846386

Abe, Macron meet in France

Presidents Moon and Macron second summit

Seoul asks Paris to assist in getting tariff exemptions
http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/nation/2018/10/356_257028.html

30 SEPTEMBER 2018

France promises aid as Indonesia quake toll tops 800

France has promised aid to Indonesia after Friday’s earthquake and tsunami on the island of Sulawesi. The death toll rose to 832 on Sunday and is expected to rise, with three French nationals, one Malaysian and one South Korean among the missing
http://en.rfi.fr/20180930-indonesia-quake-and-tsunami-kills-over-400/

18 SEPTEMBER 2018

Vietnam and France sign statement on defence ties

Vietnamese Defence Minister Ngô Xuân Lịch and his French counterpart Florence Parly signed a joint vision statement on defence cooperation for 2018-28 at their talks in Paris
http://vietnamnews.vn/politics-laws/466081/vn-france-sign-statement-on-defence-ties.html#1teqd6sPgQx4C4yl.99

11 SEPTEMBER 2018

Taiwan President meets French parliamentary delegation

The event showed that both countries shared the same values of freedom and democracy, leading relations to be close and to progress continuously, the Central News Agency quoted Tsai as saying
https://www.taiwannews.com.tw/en/news/3527380
https://www.taiwannews.com.tw/en/news/3526531

5 AUGUST 2018

How the French military’s ‘political messengers’ are countering Beijing in the South China Sea

France’s air and sea presence in the region asserts its support for a maritime security order based on shared rules and norms, writes Mathieu Duchâtel
https://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2157702/how-french-militarys-political-messengers-are

14 JULY 2018

Japan, France to cooperate on maritime security

The foreign ministers of Japan and France have agreed to launch a framework for dialogue on maritime security cooperation
https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20180715_01/
https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2018/07/14/national/politics-diplomacy/japan-france-sign-agreement-share-defense-supplies/#.W0pZLdIzY2w

Amid pomp and pageantry, PM Lee gets front-row seat to Bastille Day parade  

In a first for a Singapore leader, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong had a front-row seat to the French National Day parade on Saturday (July 14), joining a select group of world leaders accorded the rare honour
https://www.todayonline.com/world/amid-pomp-and-pageantry-pm-lee-gets-front-row-seat-bastille-day-parade
https://www.straitstimes.com/politics/rsaf-takes-part-in-flypast-at-french-national-day-parade-with-pm-lee-as-guest-of-honour

28 JUNE 2018

Hwang Sok-yong Wins French Prize for Asian Literature

Korean novelist Hwang Sok-yong has been awarded the Emile Guimet Prize for Asian Literature for his book « At Dusk. »
http://www.korea.net/NewsFocus/Culture/view?articleId=160749
http://english.chosun.com/site/data/html_dir/2018/06/27/2018062701403.html

Our Defence Ties Have Never Been Stronger, Says French Ambassador To India Alexandre Ziegler

BW Businessworld chats with French ambassador to India Alexandre Ziegler on the growing ambit of the defence partnership between the two countries
http://businessworld.in/article/Our-Defence-Ties-Have-Never-Been-Stronger-Says-French-Ambassador-To-India-Alexandre-Ziegler/27-06-2018-153130/#.WzT9AJEb2mx.linkedin

25 JUNE 2018

Xi Jinping meets French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe

President Xi Jinping on Monday met with French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe in Beijing, saying China is willing to work with France to enrich the comprehensive strategic partnership between the two countries
http://chinaplus.cri.cn/news/politics/11/20180625/149127.html
http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-06/26/c_137280241.htm
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2152433/china-expands-trade-france-bolster-european-ties-amid

19 JUNE 2018

France in S China Sea Puts Own Interests Instead of Countering Beijing – Analyst

France is present in the South China Sea to protect its own territorial interests rather than act as a counterweight to Beijing, French experts told Sputnik
https://sputniknews.com/asia/201806191065550871-france-china-sea-presence/

3 JUNE 2018

France, Britain to sail warships in contested South China Sea to challenge Beijing

France and Britain will sail warships through the South China Sea to challenge Beijing’s expanding military presence in the disputed waters, their defence ministers said on Sunday
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2149062/france-britain-sail-warships-contested-south-china-sea
https://www.straitstimes.com/asia/france-urges-countries-to-respect-international-law-in-south-china-sea

31 MAY 2018

Scaling back of French reactor a blow for nuke fuel reprocessing

Japan’s hopes of keeping its nuclear fuel recycling program alive faces another major obstacle with signs from France that a reactor project there will be scaled back because of swelling construction costs
http://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/AJ201805310040.html

25 MAY 2018

Xi says he has full confidence in China-France ties

China is willing to work with France to enhance strategic coordination, stick to multilateralism, jointly address global challenges and promote world economic growth as well as facilitation and liberalization of trade and investment, so as to help safeguard a world order that should be peaceful, stable, open and inclusive, he said
https://www.chinadailyasia.com/articles/64/239/236/1527254973071.html

17 MAY 2018

China, France agree on ‘three handles’ to boost cooperation

China and France have agreed to make use of « three handles » to comprehensively enhance practical cooperation between the two countries, visiting Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Wednesday
https://www.chinadailyasia.com/articles/158/6/64/1526568436925.html

2 MAY 2018

Australia, France sign agreements on military cooperation, cyberwar

Emmanuel Macron and Malcolm Turnbull have signed a series of agreements for closer military ties and cooperation on cyberwar, during the French leader’s Australian visit
https://www.sbs.com.au/news/australia-france-sign-agreements-on-military-cooperation-cyberwar
http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/diplomacy/article/2144344/french-president-emmanuel-macron-vows-stand-against-chinese

1 MAY 2018

French President Emmanuel Macron in Australia for talks on trade, climate and defence

Fresh from his so-called « bromance » in Washington with US President Donald Trump, French President Emmanuel Macron is in Australia to bolster defence ties and continue his efforts to revive the fortunes of Europe
https://www.straitstimes.com/asia/australianz/french-president-emmanuel-macron-in-australia-for-talks-on-trade-climate-and
https://www.sbs.com.au/news/french-president-macron-lands-in-sydney-for-talks-on-china-influence-trade

Taiwan, France team up to promote innovation collaboration

Taiwan should tap into France’s tech expertise as the two sides continue to boost exchanges through initiatives in the innovation industries, according to a CNA report published on Monday
https://www.taiwannews.com.tw/en/news/3418989

27 MARCH 2018

Vietnam, France mark 45th anniversary of diplomatic ties

General Secretary of the Communist Party of Việt Nam’s (CPV’s) Central Committee Nguyễn Phú Trọng and French National Assembly (NA) President Francois de Rugy marked the anniversary of Vietnam-France ties
http://vietnamnews.vn/politics-laws/425208/vn-france-mark-45th-anniversary-of-diplomatic-ties.html#fTJlw10Brl3YfuSF.99
http://english.vietnamnet.vn/fms/government/197968/party-chief-expects-french-enterprises-to-succeed-in-vietnam.html
https://uk.reuters.com/article/us-france-vietnam-deals/frances-bouygues-edf-sign-deals-during-vietnam-leader-visit-idUKKBN1H320Q?rpc=401&

20 MARCH 2018

Indo-French naval exercise Varuna kicks off

The Indian and the French navies have launched Varuna 2018, a joint naval exercise, in Goa, India
https://navaltoday.com/2018/03/19/indo-french-naval-exercise-varuna-kicks-off-2/#.WrEsN6hDYM4.linkedin

12 MARCH 2018

French Navy ship visit to Philippines shows France commitment to security, freedom of navigation

The visit of a French Navy’s light patrol frigate to the Philippines shows France as a “Pacific power” that is committed to “security” and adherence to the principle of freedom of navigation in Southeast Asia, officials said after the Vendmiaire docked at a port in Manila on Monday
http://www.manilatimes.net/french-navy-ship-visit-to-ph-shows-france-commitment-to-security-freedom-of-navigation/385691
http://globalnation.inquirer.net/164912/philippines-france-south-china-sea-west-philippine-sea-military-cooperation-dispute-southeast-asia-defense-peace

10 MARCH 2018

Narendra Modi, Emmanuel Macron look to broaden ties as India, France ink 14 deals

India and France sign 14 pacts in areas ranging from defence to nuclear energy after extensive talks between PM Narendra Modi and French President Emmanuel Macron
http://www.livemint.com/Politics/lLHqPt12U2iD0H4GKNCq6M/Emmanuel-Macron-India-visit-Indian-French-firms-sign-16-b.html
http://www.business-standard.com/article/economy-policy/modi-macron-ink-14-pacts-to-boost-india-france-ties-cos-sign-16-bn-deals-118031000463_1.html
http://www.freepressjournal.in/india/want-our-youth-to-recognise-indo-french-ties-pm-narendra-modi/1235515

Amid row over Rafale deal, India, France sign strategic defence pact on use of each other’s military bases

French President Emmanuel Macron has said defence ties with India had reached a new high after the two nations signed a key security accord for the Indian Ocean to counter China’s growing influence in the region
http://www.newindianexpress.com/nation/2018/mar/10/amid-row-over-rafale-deal-india-france-sign-strategic-defence-pact-on-use-of-each-others-military-1785092.html
https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/emmanuel-macron-india-visit-india-france-release-joint-statement-on-french-presidents-state-visit-1822217
https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/india-france-security-accord-has-china-in-mind-10032788
http://www.newindianexpress.com/world/2018/mar/09/rafale-deal-win-win-but-details-cant-be-revealed-french-president-emmanuel-macron-1784174.html

8 MARCH 2018

Nissan in talks to buy France’s Renault stake in merger prelude

Renault SA and alliance partner Nissan Motor Co. are discussing plans for a closer tie-up in which the Japanese carmaker would acquire the bulk of the French state’s 15 percent Renault stake, people close to the matter said
https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2018/03/08/business/corporate-business/nissan-talks-buy-frances-renault-stake-merger-prelude/#.WqF2EOjOU2x

1 MARCH 2018

French President Emmanuel Macron’s maiden visit to India likely to lead to exciting military commerce

French President Emmanuel Macron’s maiden visit to India on December 8 is likely to be leavened by two exciting items of military commerce, the sale of three additional French submarines and orders for 36 more Rafale fighter aircraft
https://www.indiatoday.in/magazine/up-front/story/20171120-french-president-emmanuel-macron-visit-india-military-commerce-1082490-2017-11-10
https://www.indiatoday.in/india/story/french-president-emmanuel-macron-s-four-day-visit-to-india-begins-on-march-9-1180398-2018-03-01

21 FEBRUARY 2018

Hong Kong public will get chance to board French navy frigate Vendémiaire during coming port call

Based in Nouméa in New Caledonia, a French territory in the South Pacific, the Vendémiaire is currently on a three-month Asian mission, which includes sailings to Indonesia, South Korea, mainland China and Guam
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/community/article/2134087/hong-kong-public-will-get-chance-board-french-navy-frigate

20 FEBRUARY 2018

Singapore Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen conferred French Legion of Honour award

Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen was conferred France’s highest award –  Legion of Honour – awarded for both civilian and military merit regardless of citizenship, by French President Emmanuel Macron on Monday (Feb 19) in Paris
https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/defence-minister-ng-eng-hen-conferred-french-legion-of-honour-9973070

27 JANUARY 2018

Japan, France reaffirm closer defense cooperation

The Japanese and French defense ministers reaffirmed closer defense cooperation in a meeting Saturday after agreeing the previous day to hold the countries’ first joint maritime defense exercises next month
https://asia.nikkei.com/Politics-Economy/International-Relations/Japan-France-reaffirm-closer-defense-cooperation
https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20180127_15/
http://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/AJ201801250039.html

9 JANUARY 2018

 France’s Emmanuel Macron secures strategic access to Chinese markets

From high-end wine to the new « Silk Road, » France and China have agreed to enhance economic relations. For Beijing, that meant providing French companies better access to Chinese markets
http://www.dw.com/en/frances-emmanuel-macron-secures-strategic-access-to-chinese-markets/a-42084077
https://www.chinadailyasia.com/articles/124/251/119/1515511101612.html
http://www.france24.com/en/20180109-france-china-macron-trade-markets-protectionism

5 JANUARY 2018

Macron’s upcoming China visit ‘of great significance’

French President Emmanuel Macron’s upcoming visit to China, scheduled from January 8 to 10, is of great significance to bilateral ties, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang said at a daily press briefing
https://www.chinadailyasia.com/articles/232/187/241/1515152590848.html
https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20180105_11/

 

 

Wars, conflicts and strategy on 10 May in Asian history

WARS, CONFLICTS AND STRATEGY ON 10 MAY IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on May 10, 2019

1824: A British army under Commodore Charles Grant and Major-General Sir Archibald Campbell, enters the Rangoon River, and anchors off the town of Rangoon. After initial resistance Rangoon will surrender
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Anglo-Burmese_War
http://www.donaldheald.com/pages/books/16521/lieutenant-joseph-moore-captain-frederick-marryat/view-of-the-landing-at-rangoon-of-part-of-the-combined-forces-from-bengal-and-madras-under-the-orders

1857: In India, the first war of independence begins in Meerut barracks by the revolt of Sepoys against their commanding officers
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_Mutiny
http://www.columbia.edu/itc/mealac/pritchett/00routesdata/1800_1899/1857revolt/meerut/meerut.html
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/10-may-1857-the-first-war-of-independence-began

1942: The Thai Phayap Army invades the Shan States during the Burma Campaign
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burma_Campaign
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phayap_Army

1968: Preliminary Vietnam peace talks begin in Paris between American and North Vietnamese

1969: In Vietnam, the National Liberation Front bombs more than 150 targets and launches many assaults around Saigon while US launch Apache operation
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/operation-apache-snow-is-launched

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B5fWw4QrBKo

1969: In Vietnam War, during the Apache Snow operation, the Battle of Dong Ap Bia begins with an assault on Hill 937. It will ultimately become known as Hamburger Hill, up to May 20


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Hamburger_Hill
http://www.historynet.com/battle-for-hamburger-hill-during-the-vietnam-war.htm
https://ehistory.osu.edu/articles/battle-dong-ap-bia-hill-937-10-21-may-1969-battle-hamburger-hill

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wYyOk0uqOgQ

2016: Bangladesh executes Islamist leader Motiur Rahman Nizami for committing war crimes during the 1971 liberation war against Pakistan
http://www.dw.com/en/top-islamist-leader-motiur-rahman-nizami-hanged-in-bangladesh/a-19248272
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-36261197

 

 

On 10 May in South Asian history

ON 10 MAY IN SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on May 10, 2019

1855: Birth of Yukteswar Giri, Indian guru and educator who died on March 9, 1936
http://www.angelfire.com/yt/Yukteswar/

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wFCK7d0RyO4

1857: In India, the first war of independence begins in Meerut barracks by the revolt of Sepoys against their commanding officers
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_Mutiny
http://www.columbia.edu/itc/mealac/pritchett/00routesdata/1800_1899/1857revolt/meerut/meerut.html
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/10-may-1857-the-first-war-of-independence-began

1863: Birth of Upendrakishore Ray, Bengali writer, painter, violin player and composer who died on December 20, 1915
http://www.indianetzone.com/56/upendrakishore_ray_chauduri.htm
http://blog.rarh.in/?p=184
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Upendrakishore_Ray

1927: Birth of Nayantara Sahgal, Indian author
http://www.loc.gov/acq/ovop/delhi/salrp/nayantarasahgal.html

1951: Death of Shastriji Maharaj, Indian spiritual leader, born January 1865
http://www.swaminarayan.org/shastrijimaharaj/

1963: Birth of A. Raja, Indian politician
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A._Raja

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6qXnxSxVaR4

1981: Birth of Namitha Kapoor, Indian actress
http://southheroines.blogspot.com/2007/11/namitha-kapoor-actress-hot-sexy.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7DjFtiFciZo

1985: In India, during two days, around 30 bomb attacks in public transports of the capital and four neighboring cities by Sikh extremists

2001: Death of Sudhakarrao Naik, Indian politician, born on August 21, 1934
http://www.banjaratimes.com/12248/12290.html

2002: Death of Kaifi Azmi, Indian poet and songwriter, born on January 14, 1919
http://www.iloveindia.com/literature/urdu/poets/kaifi-azmi.html

2016: Bangladesh executes Islamist leader Motiur Rahman Nizami for committing war crimes during the 1971 liberation war against Pakistan
http://www.dw.com/en/top-islamist-leader-motiur-rahman-nizami-hanged-in-bangladesh/a-19248272
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-36261197

 

On 10 May in Southeast Asian history

ON 10 MAY IN SOUTHEAST ASIAN HISTORY

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1756: Birth of Singu Min, King of Burma, who died on February 6, 1782
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Singu_Min

1824: A British army under Commodore Charles Grant and Major-General Sir Archibald Campbell, enters the Rangoon River, and anchors off the town of Rangoon. (After initial resistance Rangoon will surrender)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Anglo-Burmese_War
http://www.donaldheald.com/pages/books/16521/lieutenant-joseph-moore-captain-frederick-marryat/view-of-the-landing-at-rangoon-of-part-of-the-combined-forces-from-bengal-and-madras-under-the-orders

1833: The desecration of the grave of the viceroy of southern Vietnam Le Van Duyet by Emperor Minh Mang provokes his adopted son to start a revolt
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Le_Van_Duyet

1886: Birth of Felix Manalo, Philippine Founder and 1st Executive Minister of the Iglesia ni Cristo, who died on April 12, 1963
http://www.letusreason.org/Iglesia2.htm

1897: Andrès Bonifacio, the founder of the Katipunan secret organization in the Philippines, is executed by Aguildano soldiers
http://www.loc.gov/rr/hispanic/1898/bonifacio.html
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/1123/today-in-philippine-history-may-10-1897-andres-bonifacio-was-executed-for-being-guilty-of-treason-and-sedition

Andrés Bonifacio

1938: Birth of Dang Nhat Minh, Vietnamese director
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dang_Nhat_Minh

Dang Nhat Minh

1940: Dutch-Indies governor Van Starkenborch proclaims end of state of siege

1942: The Thai Phayap Army invades the Shan States during the Burma Campaign
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burma_Campaign
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phayap_Army

1968: Preliminary Vietnam peace talks begin in Paris between American and North Vietnamese

1969: In Vietnam, the National Liberation Front bombs more than 150 targets and launches many assaults around Saigon while US launch Apache operation
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/operation-apache-snow-is-launched

1969: In Vietnam, during the Apache Snow operation, the Battle of Dong Ap Bia begins with an assault on Hill 937. It will ultimately become known as Hamburger Hill, up to May 20

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Hamburger_Hill
http://www.historynet.com/battle-for-hamburger-hill-during-the-vietnam-war.htm
https://ehistory.osu.edu/articles/battle-dong-ap-bia-hill-937-10-21-may-1969-battle-hamburger-hill

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wYyOk0uqOgQ

1992: Birth of Zia Marquez, Filipina actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zia_Marquez

1994: Birth of Charice Pempengco, Filipina singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charice_Pempengco

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y8fR2jroUxE

2004: Philippine president Gloria Macapagal Arroyo is elected with 39,5 % of the votes, against 36,6 %  for her main rival, the actor Fernando Poe
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fernando_Poe,_Jr
http://www.nndb.com/people/278/000047137/

2007: In an interview with a foreign press agency, former Vietnam’s premier Vo Van Kiet urge the communist party leaders to talk with political dissidents
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/6638347.stm

2008: In Burma, the military junta organizes a referendum on a new constitution in its favor
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7408738.stm

2010: Presidential election in the Philippines Benigno Aquino junior III (Noynoy) is elected with 42 % of the votes
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia-pacific/2010/06/20106941734617825.html

2010: The senior US diplomat for East Asia and the Pacific has warned Myanmar’s government against buying weapons from North Korea, calling on the country to abide by UN sanctions prohibiting such transactions
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia-pacific/2010/05/201051125758430876.html

2018: Mahathir Mohamad sworn in as Malaysia’s PM
https://www.chinadailyasia.com/articles/152/184/211/1525962653359.html
http://www.scmp.com/week-asia/politics/article/2145471/malaysian-election-result-najib-accepts-will-people-says-no
https://edition.cnn.com/2018/05/10/asia/mahathir-malaysia-election-intl/index.html

 

On 10 May in Japan’s history

ON 10 MAY IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

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689: Death of Kusakabe, Japanese crown prince, born in 662
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prince_Kusakabe

1265: Birth of Fushimi, 92nd emperor of Japan (1287-1298) who died on 8 October 1317
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Fushimi

1424: Death of Go-Kameyama, 99th emperor of Japan (1383-1992), born in 1347
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Go-Kameyama

1737: Death of Nakamikado, 114th emperor of Japan (1709-1735), born on 14 January 1702
http://everything2.com/e2node/Nakamikado

1849: Death of Japanese painter Hokusai Katsushika, born on 31st October 1760


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hokusai
https://www.google.fr/search?q=Hokusai+Katsushika&hl=fr&rlz=1G1ACAW_FRFR414&prmd=imvnso&source=lnms&tbm=isch&ei=A2SqT7PQEqSt0QWZppQN&sa=X&oi=mode_link&ct=mode&cd=2&ved=0CBUQ_AUoAQ&biw=1192&bih=543

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g3FhFewRCY0&hl=fr

1962: Death of Shunroku Hata, Japanese field marshal, born on July 26, 1879
http://ww2db.com/person_bio.php?person_id=677

1993: Birth of Mirai Shida, Japanese actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mirai_Shida

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ILN38JH-JXg

2004: In Japan, Naoto Kan resigns as chairman of the Democratic Party of Japan
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/3249613.stm

2006: Death of Raizo Matsuno, Japanese politician, born on 12 February 1917
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raizo_Matsuno

 

On 10 May in Chinese history, Hong Kong and Taiwan

ON 10 MAY IN CHINESE HISTORY, HONG KONG AND TAIWAN

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28 BCE: A sunspot is observed by Han Dynasty astronomers during the reign of Emperor Cheng of Han, one of the earliest dated sunspot observations in China.

1899: Birth of Zhang Daqiang, Chinese painter, who died on April 12, 1983
http://www.chinaonlinemuseum.com/painting-zhang-daqian.php
http://www.lingnanart.com/2013_ChineseMaster/ZhangDaQian/Master_ZhangDaQian.htm

Zhang Daqian 2

1948: The Republic of China implements « temporary provisions » granting President Chiang Kai-shek extended powers to deal with the Communist uprising. They will remain in effect until 1991
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Temporary_Provisions_Effective_During_the_Period_of_Communist_Rebellion

1974: Birth of Liu Fang, Chinese pipa player
http://www.liufangmusic.net/English/biography.html

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

1977: Birth of Denise Ho, Hong Kong singer
http://wiki.d-addicts.com/Denise_Ho

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TZtefJlWa6o

1988: Death of Chinese writer Shen Congwen, born on 28 December 1902
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shen_Congwen
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/4256.html

1990: The Chinese government releases 211 Tiananmen Square prisoners, but also declares that over 400 others are still being investigated while being held in custody
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/china-releases-tiananmen-square-prisoners

2009: Wan Yanhai, the best-known Chinese AIDS activist and his family flee to USA
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wan_Yanhai

2011: US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has criticised China’s crackdown on dissent as « a fool’s errand », saying Beijing is trying to halt history
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-13353199
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-13358081