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On 14 May in Asian history


ON 14 MAY IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on May 14, 2019

1574: Death of Guru Amar Das, third Sikh guru, born on 5 May 1479
http://www.srigurugranthsahib.org/guru-amar-das/index.htm

1630: Birth of Katakura Kagenaga (2nd), Japanese samurai who died on, July 9, 1681
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Katakura_Kagenaga_(2nd)

1657: Birth of Sambhaji, Indian emperor who was killed on April 11, 1689
http://www.hindujagruti.org/news/4404_dharmaveer-sambhaji-maharaj.html

1868: In Japan, during the Boshin War, end of the Battle of Utsunomiya Castle, former shoghunate forces withdraw northward to Aizu by way of Nikko
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Utsunomiya_Castle

1878: Assassination of Okubo Toshimichi, Japanese statesman, and one of the three great nobles who led the Meiji restoration, born on 10 August 1830
http://meijikeikanromantan.tumblr.com/post/50453823472/may-14th-1878-the-assassination-of-okubo
http://www.ndl.go.jp/portrait/e/datas/32.html

1879: The first group of 463 Indian indentured laborers arrives in Fiji aboard the  Leonidas
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_indenture_system

1907: Birth of Muhammad Ayub Khan, second president of Pakistan (October 1958-March 1969), who died on 19 April 1974
http://www.storyofpakistan.com/person.asp?perid=P017

1923: Birth of Mrinal Sen, Indian film director
http://mrinalsen.org/
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/14-may-1923-mrinal-sen-indian-director-and-screenwriter-was-born
http://www.nybooks.com/articles/2018/05/24/mrinal-sen-filmmaker-by-accident/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+nybooks+%28The+New+York+Review+of+Books%29

1934: Death of Baikuntha Shukla, Indian nationalist and revolutionary, born on May 15, 1907 http://www.indianetzone.com/61/baikuntha_shukla.htm

1935: The Filipinos ratify the 1935 constitution after independence agreement with USA
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/1128/today-in-philippine-history-may-14-1935-the-constitution-of-the-philippines-was-ratified
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/1781/the-1935-philippine-constitution

1936: Birth of Waheeda Rehman, Indian actress
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0716851/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eLwbln5QtHo

1943: Sinking of the Australian Hospital Ship Centaur off the coast of Queensland, by a Japanese submarine


https://www.awm.gov.au/articles/encyclopedia/centaur
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AHS_Centaur
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1242266/Centaur-Wreck-Australian-World-War-II-hospital-ship-torpedoed-Japanese-67-years.html

1944: During Burma Campaign, British troops including Indian infantry occupy Kohima


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Kohima
https://www.burmastar.org.uk/burma-campaign/battle-histories/the-battle-of-kohima/
https://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/22/world/asia/a-largely-indian-victory-in-world-war-ii-mostly-forgotten-in-india.html?_r=0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8e0rtSsOTRI

1945: Kamikaze-Zero strikes US aircraft carrier Entreprise during Okinawa Battle
http://www.navweaps.com/index_tech/tech-042.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Enterprise_(CV-6)

1953: Birth of Norodom Sihamoni, king of Cambodia since 14 October 2004
http://www.norodomsihamoni.org/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norodom_Sihamoni

1962: Death of Silpa Bhirasri, Italian and the father of modern arts in Thailand
https://www.shuru-art.com/blogs/news/silpa-bhirasri-the-father-of-modern-art-in-thailand

1965: In Sri Lanka, Rohana Wijeweera, founds the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) or People’s Liberation Front
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rohana_Wijeweera
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Janatha_Vimukthi_Peramuna

1969: US President Richard Nixon proposes a simultaneously of all the foreign troops from South Vietnam. Hanoi and National Liberation Front refuses
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/president-nixon-responds-to-national-liberation-front-proposal

1971: Birth of Nasha Aziz, Malaysian actress & model
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nasha_Aziz
http://dailylenglui.blogspot.com/2010/07/nasha-aziz-from-malaysia-lenglui-72.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hsqu1Wdz9H0

1975: US forces raid Cambodian island of Koh Tang to free Mayaguez ship
http://www.usmm.org/mayaguez.html

1976: India and Pakistan restore diplomatic relations cut in 1971

1976 : Adoption of the Vaddukoddai Resolution of the Tamil United Liberation Front declaring the Tamil Eelam, a separate and independent nation
http://asiantribune.com/node/88965

1985: Death by suicide of Mei ling (Barbara Yung), Hong Kong actress, born on 7 May 1959
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barbara_Yung_Mei-ling
http://www.hkcinemagic.com/en/people.asp?id=4827

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S-Vy1USTVBE

1985: In Anuradhapura (Sri Lanka) saint Buddhist city, Tamil separatist open fire in the streets, killing at least 145 inhabitants

1991: Jiang Qing, jailed widow of Mao Zedong, commits suicide by hanging, born on 14 March 1914



https://www.nytimes.com/1991/06/05/obituaries/suicide-of-jiang-qing-mao-s-widow-is-reported.html
http://articles.latimes.com/1991-06-05/news/mn-211_1_jiang-qing
http://articles.chicagotribune.com/1991-06-05/news/9102190915_1_jiang-qing-widow-of-mao-tse-tung-cultural-revolution

1992: Death of Marshal Nie Rongzhen, PLA chief of the general staff (1950-1954), born in 1899
http://www.paulnoll.com/Korea/War/Marshal-Nie-Rongzhen.html
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/4847.html

1995: Tanzin Gyatso, the 14th and current Dalai Lama recognizes Gedhun Choekyi Nyima as the 11th reincarnation of the Panchen Lama
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gedhun_Choekyi_Nyima
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/4551425.stm

1998: On Jakarta (Indonesia), end of three-day of firing of the army troops on students demonstrating against Suharto government causing officially 6 deads and dozens of wounded

1998: Japan, main provider of aid, postpones its aid to India as a retaliation against its nuclear tests

1999: US President Bill Clinton apologizes to Chinese president Jiang Zemin for the accidental Nato bombing of the Chinese embassy in Belgrade (Yugoslavia) six days earlier
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/clinton-apologizes-to-chinese-leader-for-embassy-bombing
http://edition.cnn.com/WORLD/europe/9905/10/kosovo.china.02/

1999: North Korea returned the remains of six U.S. soldiers that had been killed during the Korean War

2000: Death of a stroke of Japanese Prime Minister Keizo Obuchi
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/747915.stm

2001: In the Philippines, in the upper house, the candidates supporting Gloria Arroyo win 8 of the 13 seats in game, against 4 for Estrada candidates. Now, the Arroyo pro-Arroyo supporters have 13 of the 24 seats. During the campaign, around 80 people have been killed

2001: To help reconciliation in Korean peninsula, European Union decides to have diplomatic relations with North Korea. Only Ireland and France have not established relations with Pyongyang

2002: Marking the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations, for the first time, Chinese warships call in Japan

2002: Malaysian Premier Mohamad Mahathir is received at the White House where he was persona non grata since 1994. Fighting international terrorism is a common concern

2004: The Constitutional Court of South Korea overturns the impeachment of President Roh Moo-Hyun

2005: Nauru Island (10.500 inhabitants), which has cut the diplomatic relations with Taipei at the benefice of Beijing in July 2003, restored it. Now Taiwan (ROC) have official diplomatic links with 26 countries

2007: Chang Chun-hsiung becomes Taiwan’s Prime Minister
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/6652741.stm

2009: Myanmar’s military government charges Aung San Suu Kyi, the country’s opposition leader, with violating the terms of her house arrest after an American allegedly sneaked into her home
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia-pacific/2009/05/200951424352954276.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NArCy55sKA0&feature=related

2009: In Sri Lanka, the army thwarts what would have been one of the last LTTE counter attacks on troops now positioned south of the no firing zone
http://www.island.lk/2009/05/14/news1.html

2010: Death of Goh Keng Swee, former 2nd Deputy Prime Minister of Singapore (1973-1984), born on October 6, 1918
http://www.asiaone.com/News/AsiaOne+News/Singapore/Story/A1Story20100514-216195.html

2011: Lee Kuan Yew and fellow former prime minister Goh Chok Tong said in a joint resignation statement that the « time has come for a younger generation »
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-13400296

2013: President Benigno Aquino secures big wins in midterm elections seen as vital to his ambitious reform agenda, but the success of famous, graft-tainted rivals raised alarm
http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/409297/aquino-strengthened-after-midterm-élections

2013: Death of Asghar Ali Engineer, Indian , and author, born on March 10, 1939
http://www.rediff.com/news/special/asghar-ali-engineer-simple-fearless-straight-from-the-heart/20130514.htm
http://dawoodi-bohras.com/about_us/people/engineer/

2013: Joseph Estrada, the former Philippine president who was overthrown 12 years ago in a popular uprising, is elected mayor of the capital, Manila
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-22525032
http://asiancorrespondent.com/107633/philippines-former-president-estrada-wins-manila-mayor-race/
http://www.euronews.com/2013/05/14/philippines-estrada-elected-mayor-of-manila/

2013: The outspoken mayor of Osaka is under fire not only from the government but from members of his own party for saying that the use of “comfort women,” some of whom were forced into prostitution, during World War II was necessary for the morale of Japanese soldiers
http://www.voanews.com/content/china-denounces-japanese-mayors-sex-slave-comment/1660665.html

2014: At least 500 people are arrested after protesters set more than a dozen factories on fire across Vietnam amid an eruption of anti-China sentiment following Beijing’s deployment an oil rig in contested waters last week
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/vietnam/10830569/Vietnam-mobs-burn-factories-in-China-protests.html

2015 : Japan’s Cabinet endorses a set of defense bills allowing the country’s military to go beyond its self-defense stance and play a greater role internationally, a plan that has split public opinion
http://www.euronews.com/2015/05/14/japan-cabinet-approves-draft-laws-to-expand-military-role/
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-32735359

2015 : Iranian Revolutionary Guard forces fire warning shots at a Singapore-flagged commercial ship in the Gulf, before vessels from the United Arab Emirates came to the ship’s aid
http://thediplomat.com/2015/05/iranian-boats-fire-on-singapore-flagged-tanker-in-persian-gulf/

2015: Fourteen people including nine foreigners are killed in an attack on a Kabul hotel packed with foreigners awaiting a concert
http://www.euronews.com/2015/05/14/taliban-targets-foreigners-in-kabul-guest-house-attack/
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-32732083
http://www.france24.com/en/20150514-american-indians-dead-kabul-guesthouse-siege-taliban-afghanistan-pakistan

2017 : North Korea test-fires a new kind of longer-range missile
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2094267/china-again-calls-restraint-after-north-korean-missile
http://www.euronews.com/2017/05/14/north-korea-has-fired-a-ballistic-missile-according-to-reports-from-south-korea
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/may/13/north-korea-test-fires-projectile-believed-to-be-ballistic-missile

Indian culture and history

14 MAY 2019

Painter, provocateur and exile who was M.F. Hussain ?

We know him as a painter and as a provocateur; we know of his love for the female form and for horses; his fondness for Madhuri; his likeness to Picasso and, not to forget, his penchant for walking barefoot
https://www.dawn.com/news/1482242/painter-provocateur-and-exile-who-was-mf-hussain

27 APRIL 2019

The Free India Legion, Hitler’s Indian soldiers

Churchill’s policies contributed to 1943 Bengal famine – study

The Bengal famine of 1943 was the only one in modern Indian history not to occur as a result of serious drought, according to a study that provides scientific backing for arguments that Churchill-era British policies were a significant factor contributing to the catastrophe
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/mar/29/winston-churchill-policies-contributed-to-1943-bengal-famine-study

9 JANUARY 2019

Harappa grave of ancient ‘couple’ reveals secrets

About 4,500 years ago, a man and a woman were buried in a grave together in a sprawling cemetery on the outskirts of a thriving settlement of one of the world’s earliest urban civilisations
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-46806084

30 DECEMBER 2018

How ancient DNA may rewrite prehistory in India

New research using ancient DNA is rewriting prehistory in India – and shows that its civilisation is the result of multiple ancient migrations, writes Tony Joseph
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-46616574

21 NOVEMBER 2018

Anti-Sikh riots: What happened in 1984 and after?

After the assassination of Indira on October 31, 1984, anti-Sikh riots erupted in some areas for several days, killing more than 3,000 Sikhs in New Delhi and an estimated 8,000 across India
https://gulfnews.com/world/asia/india/anti-sikh-riots-what-happened-in-1984-and-after-1.60501721

11 NOVEMBER 2018

Britain Finally recognizes India’s WWI Contribution

Until four years ago, virtually nothing had been done in either Britain or India to recognize the sacrifice of more than 74,000 Indian troops who died fighting in World War One. Also ignored was the vital role played in almost all the theaters of the conflict – Europe, the Middle East and East Africa by the 1.3 million-plus servicemen from what was then undivided India
https://www.asiasentinel.com/society/britain-recognizes-india-world-war-contribution/
https://www.aninews.in/news/world/asia/vp-naidu-inaugurates-war-memorial-in-france-remembers-indian-soldiers-sacrifice201811101932040001/
https://www.trtworld.com/asia/wwi-centenary-forgotten-soldiers-who-died-for-british-raj-21552

28 OCTOBER 2018

Indians in the trenches: voices of forgotten army are finally to be heard

1.5 million fought with the British and 34,000 died. Now their sacrifice in the face of prejudice is being recognised
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/oct/27/armistice-centenary-indian-troops-testimony-sacrifice-british-library
https://www.littlebrown.co.uk/books/detail.page?isbn=9781408707708

27 JULY 2018

The Maulvi who joined hands with Lenin

Maulvi Barkatullah Bhopali, who was born 159 years ago on the 7th of July earlier this month, was a glorious standard-bearer of the Indian independence movement. He toured Great Britain, Europe, Japan and America, in addition to the Soviet Union, in connection with the struggle against British imperialism
http://www.thefridaytimes.com/tft/the-maulvi-who-joined-hands-with-lenin/

17 JUNE 2018

The search for India’s first Olympic medallist

Norman Gilbert Pritchard was the first Indian athlete to win an Olympic medal, but little is known about his life and his family. Delhi-based sports journalist Gulu Ezekiel writes about his search for Pritchard’s family that lasted for more than three decades
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-44722759

5 JUNE 2018

RSS fought harder than Congress for India’s freedom, claims Sangh author

In the backdrop of allegations that the Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) had no presence in the freedom struggle movement, the organisation has claimed that their contribution was much bigger than Congress
https://theprint.in/politics/rss-fought-harder-than-congress-for-indias-freedom-claims-sangh-author/66705/

21 MARCH 2018

Monica Mathen obituary

 My mother, Monica Mathen, who has died aged 93, was one of that dwindling group of Anglo-Indians who lived under the British Raj, saw the transition into an independent country and then ended up in the UK, where she lived for more than 50 years

9 MARCH 2018

The Forgotten History of Sikhs in Shanghai

For the Tsinghua University history professor, the outing carries a sense of déjà vu after years of research on his new book, “From Police to Revolutionaries: A Sikh Diaspora in Global Shanghai,” which highlights an important chapter in the city’s colonial past
http://www.sixthtone.com/news/1001893/the-forgotten-history-of-sikhs-in-shanghai

24 FEBRUARY 2018

India freedom fighter  Subhas Chandra Bose’s daughter calls for DNA test of his remains

The daughter of one of India’s most iconic freedom fighters, Subhas Chandra Bose, has called for a DNA test of her father’s remains to put to rest the “fantastic claims” and conspiracies surrounding his mysterious death
https://www.thenational.ae/world/asia/india-freedom-fighter-s-daughter-calls-for-dna-test-of-his-remains-1.707582

24 DECEMBER 2017

70th anniversary of Malayan Emergency: a moment for reflection on involved Gurkha Rifles

After Indian independance, four regiments, the 2nd, 6th, 7th & 10th Gurkha Rifles, followed the British side and moved to the Malaya Federation, which was Malaysia and Singapore
http://www.atimes.com/article/70th-anniversary-malayan-emergency-moment-reflection/

17 NOVEMBER 2017

Indian WW1 soldiers laid to rest after French mystery

The discovery of human remains near a small town in northern France last year sparked a search that quickly spread half-way across the globe. The two men, it turned out, were Indian soldiers who died on French battlefields more than 100 ago during the World War One
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-42016574
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-31937266
http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-33317368

7 NOVEMBER 2017

Kolhapur: The Birthplace of Indian Cinema

 The Marathi film industry is arguably the oldest film industry in India. It pioneered film-making in India in 1912 with the release of Shree Pundalik, directed and produced by Ramchandra Gopal “Dadasaheb” Torne. But technically, this 22-minute long recording of a Marathi play is not considered a full length feature film. Since it involved a British cameraman and all the processing work was completed in London, it is not considered a full Indian-made venture

https://blog.thedeccanodyssey.com/kolhapur-birthplace-indian-cinema/?utm_medium=Outbrain_CPC&utm_source=Outbrain&utm_campaign=DO

4 NOVEMBER 2017

How Kipling helped quell an Indian mutiny in first world war trenches

He was one of Britain’s most celebrated writers of the 20th century, the Nobel prizewinning author of The Jungle Book. But Rudyard Kipling’s work for British intelligence during the first world war has been lost in the mists of time
https://www.theguardian.com/books/2017/nov/04/rudyard-kipling-india-first-world-war-mutiny-british-intelligence

16 SEPTEMBER 2017

Black dot on old Indian manuscript identified as first recorded use of zero symbol

A black dot on a third-century Indian manuscript has been identified by Oxford University as the first recorded use of the mathematical symbol for zero, 500 years earlier than previously thought
http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/south-asia/article/2111488/zeroing-zero-how-scientists-traced-mathematical-symbol-back
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-oxfordshire-41265057

6 JULY 2017

Aryan Invasion May Have Transformed India’s Bronze-Age Population

An influx of men from the steppe of Central Asia may have swept into India around 3,500 years ago and transformed the population
https://www.livescience.com/59703-north-india-populated-by-central-asian-invaders.html

Vietnam home Policy and society

14 MAY 2019

At least 128 prisoners of conscience in Vietnam: Amnesty

The number of prisoners of conscience in Vietnam has risen by a third over the past year amid a continuing crackdown on freedom of expression in the Southeast Asian nation, Amnesty International has said
https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/05/128-prisoners-conscience-vietnam-amnesty-190513034714570.html

11 MAY 2019

Vietnam jails two activists for ‘spreading propaganda’ on Facebook

A Vietnamese court has jailed two activists on charges of publishing damaging anti-state propaganda about the communist-run country, state media reported Saturday, the latest convictions under a hardline leadership intolerant of dissent
https://www.sbs.com.au/news/vietnam-jails-two-activists-for-spreading-propaganda-on-facebook

22 APRIL 2019

Vietnamese ex-president Le Duc Anh who ousted Khmer Rouge dies, aged 99

General Le Duc Anh, a Communist Party hardliner and former Vietnamese president who led the invasion of Cambodia which led to the fall of the Khmer Rouge regime, has died aged 99
https://www.straitstimes.com/asia/se-asia/vietnamese-ex-president-le-duc-anh-who-ousted-khmer-rouge-dies-aged-99
https://vietnamnews.vn/politics-laws/519014/former-president-le-duc-anh-dies-aged-99.html#5hYYPjrVTItKZQoX.97

27 MARCH 2019

Vietnam’s Hmong Christians are persecuted for their beliefs. Why does their faith make the government so uneasy?

There are an estimated 300,000 Hmong Christians living in Vietnam
https://www.scmp.com/news/asia/southeast-asia/article/3003490/vietnams-hmong-christians-are-persecuted-their-beliefs-why

20 MARCH 2019

Vietnam Court Jails Activist For 2 Years Over Facebook Posts

A court in the southern Vietnamese district of Binh Thuy  sentenced activist and Facebook commentator Le Minh The to two years in prison for  “dividing the people from the (Communist) Party
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/vietnam/facebook-sentence-03202019165210.html
https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asia/vietnam-dissident-jailed-for–reactionary–facebook-posts-11363326

13 MARCH 2019

Repression and abuse behind Vietnam’s peace facade

In a discreet downtown Hanoi bar, while waiting to meet a Vietnamese activist, this correspondent received a telling WhatsApp message: “I’m followed by the security forces.”
https://www.asiatimes.com/2019/02/article/repression-and-abuse-behind-vietnams-peace-facade/

25 JANUARY 2019

Chau Van Kham, Australian citizen and pro-democracy activist, detained in Vietnam

Australian authorities have confirmed Australian citizen and pro-democracy activist Chau Van Kham has been detained in Vietnam
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-01-25/australian-citizen-reportedly-detained-in-vietnam/10749852?section=world
https://www.scmp.com/news/asia/australasia/article/2183581/days-after-yang-hengjuns-australian-democracy-activist-chau

20 JANUARY 2019

Vietnam’s Politburo clamps down

Trong is the first leader in a long time to make headway toward restoring the party’s image. Two years ago, the Vietnam Communist Party endorsed a list of 27 deviations, including not only ‘opportunism’ but also the notion that the Vietnamese party-state could ever evolve into a pluralist democracy. A soft purge of tainted cadres is well underway
http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2019/01/20/vietnams-politburo-clamps-down/#more-165550

12 JANUARY 2019

More than 6 million Vietnamese are disabled

About 13 per cent of the Vietnamese population, or almost 12 million people, live in households with disabled members. As few as 2.3 per cent of disabled people have access to rehabilitation services in case of illness or accident. Only 2 per cent of the country’s primary and secondary schools meet the needs of disabled pupils
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/More-than-6-million-Vietnamese-are-disabled-45952.html

31 DECEMBER 2018

Stability tests abound for Vietnam

Leader Nguyen Phu Trong will need to show his power grab is leading the nation in the right political, economic and diplomatic directions
http://www.atimes.com/article/stability-tests-abound-for-vietnam/?utm_source=The+Daily+Report&utm_campaign=b3d6bb9fc5-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_12_31_11_54&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_1f8bca137f-b3d6bb9fc5-31591405

27 DECEMBER 2018

Vietnam posts decade-high growth of 7.1% in 2018

Vietnam’s growth soared to more than 7 per cent this year, its highest in a decade, helped by a surge in its manufacturing sector
https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/business/vietnam-posts-decade-high-growth-of-7-1–in-2018-11067344
https://www.vietnambreakingnews.com/2018/12/pm-phuc-highlights-this-years-gdp-growth-rate-of-7-08/

23 OCTOBER 2018

New Vietnam president sworn in after 99.8% vote

Vietnam lawmakers on Tuesday (Oct 23) elected as president Communist Party chief Nguyen Phu Trong, the only candidate on the ballot, making him the most powerful man in the country where consensus leadership has traditionally kept strongman rule in check
https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asia/new-vietnam-president-tran-dai-quang-10856158
https://www.foxnews.com/world/vietnam-parliament-elects-communist-party-chief-as-president
https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20181024_05/

17 OCTOBER 2018

Vietnamese Blogger Mother Mushroom Released, Exiled to US

Vietnamese blogger and activist Nguyen Ngoc Nhu Quynh-known by her blogger handle Me Nam, or Mother Mushroom- was freed from jail Wednesday and put on a flight to the United States
https://www.vietnamtribune.com/news/258139145/vietnamese-blogger-mother-mushroom-released-exiled-to-us
https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/10/dissident-vietnamese-blogger-mother-mushroom-released-181017100207668.html
https://www.amnesty.org.uk/press-releases/vietnam-renowned-blogger-mother-mushroom-released-under-condition-exile

5 OCTOBER 2018

Five activists senteced up to 15 years’ jail for attempted subversion in Vietnam

A court in Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh City sentenced five activists to up to 15 years in prison on Friday after finding them guilty of running a political group that worked to overthrow the country’s one-party communist rule
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/ap/article-6243831/Vietnam-jails-5-activists-attempted-subversion.html
https://www.scmp.com/news/asia/southeast-asia/article/2167235/five-activists-face-15-years-jail-attempted-subversion
https://www.amnesty.org.uk/press-releases/vietnam-five-more-jailed-relentless-crackdown-freedom-speech

3 OCTOBER 2018

Vietnam party chief Nguyen Phu Trong nominated for Presidential post

All members of the 12th Communist Party of Việt Nam (CPV) Central Committee have agreed to nominate General Secretary Nguyễn Phú Trọng as a candidate for the post of President, to be elected later this month
http://www.atimes.com/article/all-of-vietnams-power-is-in-trongs-hands/

1 OCTOBER 2018

Former Party General Secretary Do Muoi passes away

https://english.vietnamnet.vn/fms/government/209403/former-party-general-secretary-do-muoi-passes-away.html
https://en.vietnamplus.vn/special-communique-on-former-party-chief-do-muois-passing-away/139438.vnp

21 SEPTEMBER 2018

Vietnam President Tran Dai Quang dies after ‘serious illness’

In office as president since April 2016 after more than four decades at the powerful Ministry of Public Security, Quang had a reputation as a tough leader with little tolerance for dissent
https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/09/vietnam-president-tran-dai-quang-dies-illness-180921051238229.html
http://www.atimes.com/article/quang-dies-and-a-vacuum-opens-in-vietnam/?utm_source=The+Daily+Report&utm_campaign=d5b7bf379f-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_09_21_10_45&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_1f8bca137f-d5b7bf379f-31591405

19 SEPTEMBER 2018

Vietnam jails retired teacher for 14 years for ‘attempted subversion’

A retired teacher was jailed Wednesday for 14 years for “attempting to overthrow the state”, the latest in a series of convictions this week as communist Vietnam cracks down harder on critics
https://www.scmp.com/news/asia/southeast-asia/article/2164916/vietnam-jails-retired-teacher-14-years-attempted-subversion
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/vietnam/subversion-09192018143141.html

16 SEPTEMBER 2018

Why Mai Khoi, Vietnam’s Lady Gaga, performs in secret in her country

In Vietnam, where the Communist Party rules with an iron fist, Mai Khoi has used lyrics to combine themes of resistance and protest
https://www.scmp.com/news/asia/southeast-asia/article/2164407/why-mai-khoi-vietnams-lady-gaga-performs-secret-her-country

22 AUGUST 2018

Vietnam imprisons 12 people, including two Americans, charged with subversion

Vietnam on Wednesday jailed two American citizens and 10 others from an outlawed US-based “terrorist” group for attempting to overthrow the state after they spread anti-government leaflets and tried to incite protests last year
https://www.scmp.com/news/asia/southeast-asia/article/2160744/vietnam-puts-12-people-trial-alleged-subversion
http://english.thesaigontimes.vn/62184/court-hands-down-tough-sentences-on-12-individuals-in-subversion-attempt.html
https://www.straitstimes.com/asia/se-asia/vietnam-jails-two-vietnamese-americans-for-14-years-over-bomb-attacks

12 AUGUST 2018

Vietnam communist war hero turned dissident Bui Tin dies aged 90

A Vietnamese former colonel and revolutionary war hero who became disillusioned with the communist regime and defected, becoming one of its most vocal and influential critics, died in France at age 90
https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/world/vietnam-communist-war-hero-turned-dissident-bui-tin-dies-aged-90-10610940
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0uy5VEYP6mw
https://www.thriftbooks.com/a/bui-tin/487379/
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/aug/22/bui-tin-obituary

19 JULY 2018

State-run Vietnamese news website suspended by Vietnamese state

 The website of widely-read Vietnamese newspaper Tuổi Trẻ has been banned from publishing content for three months and fined US$10,000 after being accused by the government of publishing false information
https://asiancorrespondent.com/2018/07/tuoi-tre-online-vietnam-news-website-suspended/#qMDTgoiPK3oHuB2V.99
https://tuoitrenews.vn/news/society/20180717/vietnam-ministry-suspends-tuoi-tre-online/46716.html

12 JUNE 2018

Vietnam Parliament passes cyber law denounced in street protests

Vietnam’s National Assembly has passed a cyber security law requiring companies such as Alphabet Inc’s Google and Facebook Inc to store all data of Vietnam-based users in the country and open local offices
https://www.straitstimes.com/asia/se-asia/vietnam-parliament-passes-cyber-law-denounced-in-street-protests
http://blog.vietnam-aujourdhui.info/post/2018/06/12/Vietnam-parliament-passes-cyber-law-denounced-in-street-protests
http://sea-globe.com/vietnams-new-cybersecurity-law-deemed-human-rights-abuse/

8 JUNE 2018

Vietnam expels dissident lawyer to Germany

Nguyen Van Dai, a longtime advocate for democracy, has been released from prison. He has flown to Germany, where he was awarded a human rights prize last year
http://www.dw.com/en/vietnam-expels-dissident-lawyer-to-germany/a-44121266
http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/southeast-asia/article/2149963/vietnam-kicks-out-human-rights-lawyer-and-another-dissident
http://blog.vietnam-aujourdhui.info/post/2018/06/08/Vietnam-expels-dissident-human-rights-lawyer

4 JUNE 2018

Vietnam upholds sentence for prominent human rights activists

A Vietnamese court on Monday upheld prison sentences against four human rights campaigners convicted of attempting to overthrow the state, a lawyer said
http://www.presstv.com/Detail/2018/06/04/563894/Vietnam-court-human-rights-campaigners-prison-jury
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/en/video-gallery.htm?vid=1399895

30 APRIL 2018

Vietnam’s Trong Cleans Out the Party

5 APRIL 2018

Vietnam ‘jails prominent human rights lawyer’ Nguyen Van Dai

Nguyen Van Dai, the Vietnamese human rights lawyer and activist, has been jailed for 15 years, along with five other activists who have been given prison terms of 7-12 years
https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/04/vietnam-jails-prominent-human-rights-lawyer-nguyen-van-dai-180405160020661.html
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-43659830
https://en.vietnamplus.vn/six-jailed-for-trying-to-overthrow-peoples-administration/129123.vnp

27 MARCH 2018

Vietnam dissident singer Mai Khoi detained at Hanoi airport after Europe tour

Vietnamese singer and activist Do Nguyen Mai Khoi, an outspoken campaigner for free speech, was detained in the capital Hanoi on Tuesday after flying home from Europe, her husband said
http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/southeast-asia/article/2139104/vietnam-dissident-singer-mai-khoi-detained-hanoi-airport
http://blog.vietnam-aujourdhui.info/post/2018/03/27/Vietnamese-pop-star-held-in-crackdown-on-dissent

17 MARCH 2018

Vietnam’s reformist ex-PM Phan Van Khai dies at age 84

Khai was the architect of Vietnam’s Business Law that transformed the economy by creating a private sector. He was also Vietnam’s first post-war leader to pay an official visit to Washington
http://www.dw.com/en/vietnams-reformist-ex-pm-phan-van-khai-dies-at-age-84/a-43020787
https://tuoitrenews.vn/news/politics/20180317/former-vietnamese-premier-phan-van-khai-dies-aged-85/44577.html
http://vietnamnews.vn/politics-laws/424640/state-funeral-for-former-pm-phan-van-khai.html#o16ToGKzh2HbtzmD.97

1 MARCH 2018

Vietnamese activist Pham Doan Trang interrogated for pro-democracy book in hiding after ‘miracle’ escape

Former journalist Pham Doan Trang said she was held for questioning for several hours on Saturday over her most recent work Politics for the Masses, which is outlawed in the country
http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/southeast-asia/article/2135331/vietnamese-activist-interrogated-pro-democracy-book-hiding

6 FEBRUARY 2018

Vietnamese activist Hoang Duc Binh jailed for 14 years for live-streaming protest against steel plant’s pollution

A court in central Vietnam sentenced an activist to 14 years in jail on Tuesday for live-streaming fishermen marching to file a lawsuit against a Taiwan-owned steel plant’s spill of toxins into the ocean
http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/southeast-asia/article/2132288/vietnamese-activist-jailed-14-years-live-streaming-protest
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Blogger-Ho%C3%A0ng-%C4%90%E1%BB%A9c-Binh-sentenced-to-14-years-in-prison-43030.html

22 JANUARY 2018

Improving relations between Hanoi and the Vatican. Msgr.Camilleri on a pastoral visit

The visit to Vietnam by the undersecretary of the Section for Relations with States of the Vatican Secretariat of State, Msgr. Antoine Camilleri, (January 16-20), testifies to the progress of diplomatic relations between the Holy See and Hanoi.
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Improving-relations-between-Hanoi-and-the-Vatican.-Msgr.Camilleri-on-a-pastoral-visit-42895.html

Vietnam jails most senior Communist Party official in decades

Former Politburo member Dinh La Thang was found guilty of economic mismanagement over losses in state oil firm PetroVietnam
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-42770847
https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20180123_06/

29 DECEMBER 2917

Nine jailed in Vietnam for ‘attempt to overthrow state’

A Vietnamese court has jailed nine people for « attempting to overthrow the state », official media reported on Friday (Dec 29), the latest heavy sentence doled out in a harsh crackdown this year against activists in the one-party state
http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/se-asia/nine-jailed-in-vietnam-for-attempt-to-overthrow-state
http://www.vietnamtribune.com/news/255893239/dozens-sentenced-in-vietnam-bombing-subversion-trials

27 DECEMBER 2017

Vietnam unveils 10,000-strong cyber unit to combat ‘wrong views’

Vietnam has unveiled a new, 10,000-strong military cyber warfare unit to counter « wrong » views on the Internet, local media reported, amid a widening crackdown on critics of the one-party state
http://www.asiaone.com/asia/vietnam-unveils-10000-strong-cyber-unit-combat-wrong-views
http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-42494113
https://tuoitrenews.vn/news/politics/20171226/vietnam-has-10000strong-cyber-troop-general/43326.html

4 DECEMBER 2017

Vietnam emerges as crucial player in South East Asia

Economy is enjoying one of the fastest growth rates in Asia as both China and the US look to firm up ties
https://www.thenational.ae/business/economy/vietnam-emerges-as-crucial-player-in-south-east-asia-1.681381

8 NOVEMBER 2017

Ahead of APEC Summit, 17 NGOs appeal for activists held by Hanoi

A group of 17 non-governmental organizations have written  a joint letter calling on leaders who are gathering this week to take part in the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit to exert pressure on host nation Vietnam to release detained bloggers and human rights activists
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Ahead-of-APEC-Summit,-17-NGOs-appeal-for-activists-held-by-Hanoi-42260.html

6 OCTOBER 2017

Party chief of Da Nang relieved of post, removed from powerful Communist Party of Vietnam central committee

The Central Committee of the Communist Party of Vietnam has dismissed the Party chief of Da Nang from his post and eliminated him from the committee for violating principle, including using invalid degrees and accepting cars and houses from businesses
http://tuoitrenews.vn/news/politics/20171006/party-chief-of-da-nang-relieved-of-post-removed-from-powerful-central-committee/41936.html
http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/se-asia/vietnam-sacks-top-communist-official

29 SEPTEMBER 2017

Vietnam court sentences to death PetroVietnam ex-chairman in mass trial

A Vietnam court sentenced to death a former chairman of state-run PetroVietnam on Friday after finding him guilty in the mass trial of 51 officials and bankers accused of graft and mismanagement that led to losses of US$69 million (£51.43 million)
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/vietnam-court-sentences-to-death-petrovietnam-ex-chairman-in-mass-trial-9262556
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4932126/Vietnam-ex-banker-sentenced-death-fraud-saga.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490

29 JUNE 2017

Vietnam blogger ‘Mother Mushroom’ jailed for 10 years

A prominent Vietnamese blogger known as ‘Mother Mushroom’ was jailed for 10 years on Thursday (June 29), her lawyer said, during a brief trial rights groups decried as « outrageous »
http://www.vietnamtribune.com/news/253782406/vietnam-blogger-gets-10-yr-sentence-for-conducting-propaganda
http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/se-asia/vietnam-blogger-mother-mushroom-jailed-for-10-years

25 JUNE 2017

Hanoi Expels French-Vietnamese Professor and Government Critic Pham Minh Hoang

French-Vietnamese professor Pham Minh Hoang has been deported to Paris, according to his wife and supporters of the former political prisoner
http://www.vietnamtribune.com/news/253730354/hanoi-expels-french-vietnamese-professor-and-government-critic
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-40398096

21 JUNE 2017

Report: Vietnamese activists under constant threat of violence

An alarming new report by Human Rights Watch (HRW) details dozens of violent assaults on rights activists and bloggers in Vietnam. State security services are also implicated in contributing to violent repression
http://www.dw.com/en/report-vietnamese-activists-under-constant-threat-of-violence/a-39349703

8 MAY 2017

Ho Chi Minh City’s top leader removed from Vietnam’s Politburo

The Ho Chi Minh City Party chief Dinh La Thang has been warned and dismissed from the Politburo of the Party Central Committee for multiple financial wrongdoings he had committed when leading Vietnam’s oil and gas behemoth
http://english.vietnamnet.vn/fms/government/177936/dinh-la-thang-disciplined-for-misdeeds-at-petrovietnam.html
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-39840943

19 APRIL 2017

Fighting corruption in Vietnam requires institutional reform

The first half of 2016 saw Vietnam’s fight against corruption gain new momentum. Having consolidated his power after being re-elected as Secretary-General of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV), Nguyen Phu Trong issued resolutions and directives aimed at tightening party members’ ethical conduct
http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2017/04/19/fighting-corruption-in-vietnam-requires-institutional-reform/

29 DECEMBER 2016

Vietnam economy propelled by manufacturing and building boom

Vietnam’s economy is estimated to grow 6.2 percent in 2016, propelled by a manufacturing and building boom
http://www.asiapacificstar.com/index.php/sid/250506629

2 DECEMBER 2016

Is Vietnam’s new religion law a smokescreen for political repression?

A controversial law on religion passed in Vietnam has triggered renewed fears of state repression in the name of national unity
http://www.scmp.com/week-asia/politics/article/2051224/vietnams-new-religion-law-smokescreen-political-repression

29 NOVEMBER 2016

Vietnam vows full speed ahead with economic reforms, with or without the TPP

As Donald Trump prepares to kill the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the 12-nation trade pact is helping to spur the biggest overhaul of Vietnam’s economy in décades
http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/southeast-asia/article/2050035/vietnam-vows-full-speed-ahead-economic-reforms-or-without

15 NOVEMBER 2016

Alert: No wives for 4 million Vietnamese men

Some four million men in Vietnam will have no opportunity of getting married by 2050 if the current imbalance in the nation’s sex ratio persists, said experts
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/alert-no-wives-4-million-vietnamese-men

4 OCTOBER 2016

Vietnam War propaganda broadcaster ‘Hanoi Hannah’ dies

Silky-voiced communist propaganda broadcaster “Hanoi Hannah”, famous for urging American GIs to leave her country during the Vietnam War, has died at age 87, friends said Tuesday
http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/southeast-asia/article/2024988/vietnam-war-propaganda-broadcaster-hanoi-hannah-dies

23 AUGUST 2016

Vietnam’s New Prime Minister Quietly Turns the Wheels of Economic Reform

Phuc took office in the shadow of a highly charismatic predecessor — former prime minister Nguyen Tan Dung. With a focus on straightforward, practical economic measures, the new government has quietly embarked on a series of promising reforms
http://cogitasia.com/vietnams-new-prime-minister-quietly-turns-the-wheels-of-economic-reform/

25 JULY 2016

Tran Dai Quang re-elected as President

The swearing-in ceremony took place soon after the voting result came in, of which 485 out of 487 members of the newly-elected National Assembly voted for Trần Đại Quang to become the next President
http://english.vietnamnet.vn/fms/government/161022/tran-dai-quang-re-elected-as-president.html
http://vietnamnews.vn/politics-laws/300112/tran-dai-quang-sworn-in-as-president.html#JK8SO5JKEWF1DwFr.99

17 JULY 2016

Vietnamese authorities stop anti-China protest in Hanoi

Dozen of Vietnamese who gathered for an anti-China protest in central Hanoi were taken away by police as they tried to rally support for an international tribunal’s ruling rejecting Beijing’s claims in the South China Sea
https://asiancorrespondent.com/2016/07/south-china-sea-vietnam-police-detain-dozens-protesters-hanoi/
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/vietnam-detains-activists-after-south-china-sea-ruling-0
http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/southeast-asia/article/1990913/down-china-invasion-vietnam-detains-activists-after-south

27 JUNE 2016

Top Chinese envoy visits Vietnam as South China Sea tension rises

China`s top diplomat met Vietnam`s leadership on Monday during a scheduled visit aimed at strengthening historically close relations at a time when ties are strained by squabbles over the South China Sea
http://zeenews.india.com/news/world/top-chinese-envoy-visits-vietnam-as-south-china-sea-tension-rises_1900802.html
http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20160627_34/

22 MAY 2016

Vietnam launches parliamentary election

More than 69.2 million Vietnamese are set to cast votes to elect members of the national and local legislative bodies in the country’s biggest-ever general election on Sunday
http://www.thanhniennews.com/politics/vietnam-launches-parliamentary-election-62417.html
http://www.business-standard.com/article/news-ians/vietnam-parliamentary-elections-starts-116052200052_1.html
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-05-20/vietnam-national-assembly-elections-plagued-by-bias/7430010

20 MAY 2016

Vietnam Releases Prominent Dissident Ahead of Obama Visit

Family members of dissident Catholic priest Nguyen Van Ly, who has spent much of the last two decades either in jail or under house arrest for advocating democratic reforms in the Southeast Asian country, confirmed his release, which occurred around 8 a.m. local time.
http://www.vietnamtribune.com/index.php/sid/244261471

7 APRIL 2016

Nguyen Xuan Phuc elected Vietnam’s PM

Vietnam elected Thursday a new Prime Minister, Nguyen Xuan Phuc, to lead the emerging economy as it comes under increasing pressure to reform a scandal hit state-owned sector and banking system
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/nguyen-xuan-phuc-elected/2672918.html
http://www.dw.com/en/new-prime-minister-rounds-out-vietnams-leadership-trio/a-19170482
http://www.radioaustralia.net.au/international/2016-04-07/vietnam-elects-new-prime-minister-nguyen-xuan-phuc/1566998

6 APRIL 2016

Vietnam’s assembly ‘dismisses’ prime minister Nguyen Tan Dung

Vietnam’s prime minister has stepped down after 10 years in office, leaving behind a mixed legacy of promoting failed state enterprises, but at the same time attracting foreign investment and daring to challenge China
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2016/04/vietnam-assembly-dismisses-prime-minister-160406133834975.html
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/asia/2016-04/06/content_15411576.html

2 APRIL 2016

Vietnam parliament swears in top policeman Tran Dai Quang as president

Vietnam’s parliament swore in Tran Dai Quang as president on Saturday (April 2), elevating the head of a controversial internal security agency to one of the communist nation’s most powerful political posts
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/vietnam-parliament-swears-top-policeman-president
http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20160402_23/
http://english.vietnamnet.vn/fms/government/154422/new-president-vows-to-fulfill-assigned-tasks.html

31 MARCH 2016

Vietnam names first chairwoman of National Assembly

Veteran lawmaker and senior Communist Party official Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan was elected with 95.5 percent of votes after a poll in the country’s 500-strong legislative body early Thursday, state-run VTV said.
https://www.yahoo.com/news/vietnam-names-first-chairwoman-national-assembly-053035894.html
http://www.thanhniennews.com/politics/vietnam-has-first-chairwoman-of-parliament-60751.html

25 MARCH 2016

The Truth About ‘Democracy’ in Vietnam Today

Contrary to some accounts, democracy exists in name only in the country ahead of upcoming legislative polls
http://thediplomat.com/2016/03/the-truth-about-democracy-in-vietnam-today/

23 MARCH 2016

Protests in Vietnam as prominent blogger goes on trial

A prominent Vietnamese blogger was handed a five-year jail term on Wednesday (Mar 23) on anti-state charges, a heavy sentence that was roundly condemned by lawyers and media watchdogs as a « travesty of justice »
http://worldaffairsjournal.org/content/protests-vietnam-prominent-blogger-goes-trial
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/protests-vietnam-prominent-blogger-goes-trial

17 MARCH 2016

Vietnam’s ‘Lady Gaga’ joins groups of dissidents and activists running for parliament

Vietnamese pop star Mai Khoi, dubbed « Vietnam’s Lady Gaga » for her risqué outfits, is running for parliament along with a group of dissidents and activists
http://www.radioaustralia.net.au/international/2016-03-17/vietnams-lady-gaga-joins-groups-of-dissidents-and-activists-running-for-parliament/1559992
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/vietnam/12196698/Vietnams-Lady-Gaga-aims-for-switch-from-pop-to-politics-in-challenge-to-staid-communist-rule.html

11 FEBRUARY 2016

Vietnam’s uphill battle against corruption

Since 1994, the party has consistently identified corruption as a major threat to the survival of the regime. Although the CPV adopted anti-corruption laws 10 years ago, the party still combats corruption among its members through so-called self-criticism campaign to ‘alert, warn and deter’ corrupt officials
http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2016/02/11/vietnams-uphill-battle-against-corruption/

28 JANUARY 2016

Vietnam’s Communist Party unveils new leadership at 12th National Congress

Re-elected General-Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong pledged to maintain a pro-growth status quo that balances foreign ties and cements a consensus leadership that analysts say was strained by Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung’s assertiveness in the latter years of his administration
http://www.radioaustralia.net.au/international/2016-01-28/vietnams-communist-party-unveils-new-leadership-at-12th-national-congress/1541069
http://english.vietnamnet.vn/fms/government/150588/structure-of-12th-party-central-committee.html
http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/english/news/20160128_24.html

27 JANUARY 2016

Vietnam Communist Party boss Nguyen Phu Trong re-elected

Mr Trong, who is 71 and effectively the most powerful man in Vietnam, was the only candidate nominated. He is seen as a conservative and closer to China.
http://news.yahoo.com/vietnam-communist-party-chief-poised-elected-055807339.html
http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/english/news/20160127_35.html
http://english.vietnamnet.vn/fms/government/150619/mr–nguyen-phu-trong-re-elected-party-secretary-general.html

25 JANUARY 2016

Vietnam PM Nguyen Tan Dung pulls out of party boss race

Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has withdrawn from the contest to lead the ruling Communist Party.
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-35401259

24 JANUARY 2016

Vietnam’s Communist Party boss ‘to run unopposed’

The General Secretary of Vietnam’s Communist Party, Nguyen Phu Trong, will be the only candidate for the post at a party congress, state media report.
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-35394333
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/vietnam-party-chief/2453276.html

21 JANUARY 2016

Vietnam’s Communist Party meets to pick new leaders

The 12th national congress of Vietnam’s Communist Party opened on Thursday morning, which will see the election of a new Central Committee and outline the country’s next socio-economic plan.
http://www.dw.com/en/vietnams-communist-party-meets-to-pick-new-leaders/a-18995037

19 JANUARY 2016

Viet congress will see fight for top post

Vietnam’s five-yearly Communist Party Congress opens tomorrow with a fierce contest expected as Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung challenges current party chief Nguyen Phu Trong for the top post
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/viet-congress-will-see-fight-top-post

14 JANUARY 2016

 Vietnam’s Leadership Succession Struggle

While Vietnamese vary in their political perspectives, there is a broad desire among them for the country’s politics to be liberated from unaccountable politics dominated by entrenched elites. Whether the 12th party congress brings that outcome closer remains to be seen.
http://thediplomat.com/2016/01/vietnams-leadership-succession-struggle/

11 JANUARY 2016

Party Central Committee’s 14th meeting opens

The 14th meeting of the 11th Party Central Committee opened in Hanoi on January 11, scheduled to discuss the signing of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement and finalise personnel preparations for the next tenure
http://english.vietnamnet.vn/fms/government/149893/party-central-committee-s-14th-meeting-opens.html

6 JANUARY 2016

Fast-growing Vietnamese economy going blue

Being one of the fastest-growing economies in the world and having the potential to be one of the great success stories in development, Vietnam should pursue high growth through sustainable development, especially through blue economy, foreign experts say
http://www.asiapacificstar.com/index.php/nav/newsr/6860

29 DECEMBER 2015

US Ambassador to Vietnam Dismayed About Detentions of Dissidents

The U.S. ambassador to Vietnam on Tuesday expressed concern about recent reports of harassment and detentions of human rights advocates, including the recent arrest of a prominent rights advocate in the repressive Southeast Asian country
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/vietnam/us-ambassador-to-vietnam-dismayed-about-detentions-of-dissidents-12292015115930.html

13 NOVEMBER 2015

How Will Vietnam’s New Communist Princelings Shape the Country’s Future?

The Vietnamese Communist Party (VCP) is preparing a new slate of leaders to replace the old guard who are retiring at the 12th National Congress in 2016. Public attention has been drawn to the rise of young ‘princelings’ — the children of current or former leaders in communist authoritarian regimes like Vietnam and China — to local executive positions and bodies
http://thediplomat.com/2015/11/how-will-vietnams-new-communist-princelings-shape-the-countrys-future/

2 SEPTEMBER 2015

Vietnam marks 70 years since declaring independence from France

Vietnam’s president on Wednesday urged further modernisation of the armed forces in the face of growing maritime territorial disputes as the nation celebrated 70 years since it declared independence from France.
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/vietnam-marks-70-years-declaring-independence-france

29 JULY 2015

David Cameron becomes first British PM to visit Vietnam

Cameron’s trip will take in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, the former Saigon, almost 40 years after the US ignominiously pulled out in April 1975 and left the country to a form of Communist rule
http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2015/jul/29/david-cameron-first-british-prime-minister-visit-vietnam
http://www.theguardian.com/politics/video/2015/jul/29/david-cameron-vietnam-video
http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2015/jul/29/david-cameron-vietnam-regime-business-diplomatic-game

27 JUNE 2015

Vietnam frees high-profile dissident lawyer Le Quoc Quan

 Le Quoc Quan, one of Vietnam’s most prominent dissidents vowed to continue his anti-China activism after being released from prison on Saturday, after spending two and a half years in jail on tax evasion charges http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/605692/vietnam-frees-high-profile-dissident-lawyer
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/vietnam-frees-high-profile-dissident-lawyer

24 JUNE 2015

Vietnam’s legendary musicologist Tran Van Khe dies at 94

Professor Tran Van Khe, known as the master of traditional Vietnamese music, died at the age of 94 on Wednesday, after nearly a month of fighting for his life at a Ho Chi Minh City hospital
http://tuoitrenews.vn/lifestyle/28859/vietnam-legendary-musicologist-tran-van-khe-dies-at-94

 

Main news on Nepal

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14 MAY 2019

Nepal probes journalists for Dalai Lama news

Three Nepali journalists are being probed for circulating a news item on the Dalai Lama, officials said Tuesday (May 14), in a sign of growing Chinese influence on its small Himalayan neighbour
https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asia/nepal-probes-journalists-for-dalai-lama-news-11533194

14 MAY 2019

Nepal probes journalists for Dalai Lama news

Three Nepali journalists are being probed for circulating a news item on the Dalai Lama, officials said Tuesday (May 14), in a sign of growing Chinese influence on its small Himalayan neighbour
https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asia/nepal-probes-journalists-for-dalai-lama-news-11533194

25 FEBRUARY 2019

Communist Party of Nepal owns up to blast and arsons

The Netra Bikram Chand-led Communist Party of Nepal has claimed responsibility for Friday’s blast in Nakkhu and attacks on telephone towers of Ncell in various places across the country, according to a report in Kantipur daily
https://asianews.network/2019/02/25/communist-party-of-nepal-owns-up-to-blast-and-arsons/

17 DECEMBER 2018

The Looming Internal Crisis in Nepal

While the Left Unity has been forged under a broad understanding of power sharing, the differences in ideology, modes of working, and understanding issues such as foreign policy and the justice system remain critical
http://ippreview.com/index.php/Home/Blog/single/id/855.html

15 NOVEMBER 2018

Nepal Appoints Ambassador to India After One Year Hiatus

The Nepal embassy in India was without an envoy since the last one year after the resignation of Deep Kumar Upadhyay who resigned last October to join politics
https://sputniknews.com/asia/201811151069834725-india-nepal-relations/

7 OCTOBER 2018

Infighting and fissures disrupt Nepal’s ruling party

The Prime Minister has been accused by his party members of limiting his leadership to a small faction, failing to govern efficiently, and displaying authoritarian tendencies
https://asianews.network/2018/10/05/infighting-and-fissures-disrupt-nepals-ruling-party/

13 SEPTEMBER 2018

Removal of mistrust in Nepal-India relations

After a string of political and diplomatic altercations leading to the 2015 economic blockade episode, Nepal’s relations with India have gradually improved in recent months
http://www.atimes.com/sun-begins-to-shine-on-frosty-nepal-india-relations/

7 SEPTEMBER 2018

China allows Nepal access to its ports, ending Indian monopoly

Two years after signing the Transit and Transportation Agreement, Nepal and China have agreed on the text of the protocol to the agreement that will allow Nepali traders and businessmen to use Chinese sea and land ports for third country trade
http://kathmandupost.ekantipur.com/news/2018-09-07/nepal-china-finalise-text-on-transit-protocol.html
http://zeenews.india.com/world/indian-monopoly-ends-as-nepal-gets-access-to-chinese-ports-2139393.html

26 AUGUST 2018

China takes the high ground in Nepal

Upcoming China-Nepal joint military exercises underline burgeoning bilateral relations that have eroded India’s influence in the Himalayan republic
http://www.atimes.com/article/china-takes-the-high-ground-in-nepal/

1 AUGUST 2018

China tops Nepal’s foreign direct investment list for third consecutive year

Nepal’s Department of Industry (DOI) said on Tuesday that China, for the third consecutive year, pumped the highest amount of foreign direct investment (FDI) into the country during the last fiscal year
https://gbtimes.com/china-tops-nepals-foreign-direct-investment-list-for-third-consecutive-year

22 JUNE 2018

How India and China are keeping the West out in Nepal

Sandwiched between two Asian giants, Nepal has of late emerged as a new battleground for the region’s geopolitical competition as China trains its strategic focus on South Asia, once considered exclusively India’s sphere of influence
https://www.scmp.com/week-asia/geopolitics/article/2156198/how-india-and-china-are-keeping-west-out-nepal

22 JUNE 2018

China and Nepal agree to build Tibet-Nepal rail link

China intends to construct a railway between the western region of Tibet and Nepal’s capital, Kathmandu. The deal with Nepal comes amid growing Chinese investment in the Himalayan country
http://www.dw.com/en/china-and-nepal-agree-to-build-tibet-nepal-rail-link/a-44345130
https://www.chinadailyasia.com/articles/88/213/35/1529644504116.html

11 MAY 2018

Indian PM in Nepal as rivalry with China heats up

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Nepal Friday for a two-day visit aiming to reset strained relations between India and its small northern neighbor
http://www.presstv.com/Detail/2018/05/11/561319/India-PM-visit-Nepal-China-
http://www.dnaindia.com/india/updates-narendra-modi-nepal-kp-sharma-oli-bilateral-ties-janakpur-janaki-temple-kathmandu-delegation-level-talks-2613902

18 APRIL 2018

China calls on India to get on board with Nepal projects

Foreign minister says Beijing and New Delhi should support the Himalayan country’s development, and the three are ‘natural friends and partners’
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2142329/china-calls-india-get-board-nepal-projects
https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/china/china-moots-india-nepal-china-economic-corridor-through-himalayas/articleshow/63815372.cms

13 MARCH 2018

Bidya Devi Bhandari elected Nepal President for 2nd term

President Bidya Bhandari got re-elected on Tuesday as the Head of the State, but the euphoria with which Nepalis celebrated her emergence as the country’s first female President two years ago is somewhat muted
https://www.nepalitimes.com/uncategorized/president-bhandari-again/
http://nepalforeignaffairs.com/bidya-devi-bhandari-elected-nepal-president-for-2nd-term/

4 MARCH 2018

Charges against Kandipur Daily Nepal 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

23 FEBRUARY 2018

Nepal: Use the China Card for getting more leverage with India- K.P. Oli

K.P.Oli, the chairman of the UML and now the 41st Prime Minister Nepal, in an interview with the South China Morning Post, Hongkong made three very significant points in Nepal’s relations with China and India
http://www.southasiaanalysis.org/node/2266

15 FEBRUARY 2018

China-friendly communist K.P. Sharma Oli appointed Nepal’s new prime minister after landmark polls

Oli’s left-wing alliance is considered to be closer to China while outgoing leader Sher Bahadur Deuba is widely seen as being closer to India
http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/south-asia/article/2133512/china-friendly-communist-kp-sharma-oli-appointed-nepals-new
http://kathmandupost.ekantipur.com/news/2018-02-15/pm-kp-sharma-olis-oath-taking-ceremony-begins.html
http://nepalforeignaffairs.com/uml-chairman-oli-sworn-in-as-prime-minister/

12 DECEMBER 2017

A massive victory: On Left Alliance landslide in Nepal

the Left Alliance wins more than 70% of the 165 parliamentary seats being decided by the FPTP system. In the 110 seats allocated based on proportional representation, the Communist Party of Nepal (Unified Marxist-Leninist) won, with its ally, the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist-Centre), not far behind
http://nepalforeignaffairs.com/a-massive-victory-on-left-alliance-landslide-in-nepal-editorial-of-the-hindu-on-nepals-election-result/
http://kathmandupost.ekantipur.com/news/2017-12-12/election-overview-uml-victorious-in-77-federal-constituencies-leading-in-4.html

4 DECEMBER 2017

Nepal’s puzzling new political equation

As UML calls for establishing a communist form of governance after the elections, an intense debate on its nature has begun to surface. The vague ideological foundations of UML and the Maoists offer the least of socialism, and a future authoritarian government cannot be overruled
http://ippreview.com/index.php/Home/Blog/single/id/603.html

26 NOVEMBER 2017

Nepal votes in first parliamentary election since 1999

On the first day of a historic two-phase national election, Nepalese voters will choose national and state representatives. Political stability has eluded Nepal for 27 years. Will the vote be a turning point?
http://www.dw.com/en/nepal-votes-in-first-parliamentary-election-since-1999/a-41533610
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-42126210

11 NOVEMBER 2017

Nepal’s three-time premier of monarchy era Kirti Nidhi Bista dies at 90

Kirti Nidhi Bista, a three-time former prime minister during Nepal’s monarchy era, died in Kathmandu on Saturday, state television reported. He was 90
http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/south-asia/article/2119467/nepals-three-time-premier-monarchy-era-kirti-nidhi-bista-dies
http://kathmandupost.ekantipur.com/news/2017-11-11/former-pm-bista-passes-away-at-90.html

28 SEPTEMBER 2018

3-year-old girl named Nepal’s new living goddess

A 3-year-old girl became Nepal’s new living goddess Thursday, revered by both Hindus and Buddhists in the Himalayan nation
http://www.foxnews.com/world/2017/09/28/3-year-old-girl-named-nepals-new-living-goddess.html
http://www.euronews.com/2017/09/28/nepal-traditions-three-year-old-girl-becomes-new-living-goddess
http://kathmandupost.ekantipur.com/news/2017-09-28/new-kumari-trishna-shakya-takes-reign-as-living-goddess-in-photos.html

9 SEPTEMBER 2017

Nepal’s role in China’s Belt and Road Initiative highlights balancing act between Beijing and Delhi

Despite recent tensions in the region, the country’s interests can be best served by acting as a bridge between two giant neighbours
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2110474/nepals-role-chinas-belt-and-road-initiative-highlights

6 JUNE 2017

Sher Bahadur Deuba elected Nepal’s prime minister … for the fourth time

Nepal’s parliament on Tuesday elected an unopposed three-time former prime minister to the top post once again, the tenth time in just over a decade the leadership has changed hands in the Himalayan nation
http://www.dw.com/en/nepal-parliament-elects-sher-bahadur-deuba-as-new-prime-minister/a-39137708
http://www.asiaone.com/asia/nepal-parliament-elects-new-prime-minister
http://kathmandupost.ekantipur.com/news/2017-06-07/pm-deuba-assumes-office-first-cabinet-meeting-sets-five-priorities.html

24 MAY 2917

Nepal PM resigns, casting final local election into doubt

Nepal Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal « Prachanda » today stepped down from his post, honouring the agreement reached with the ruling partner Nepali Congress (NC) before forming the coalition government
http://www.dw.com/en/nepal-pm-resigns-casting-final-local-election-into-doubt/a-38971534
http://www.thedailystar.net/world/south-asia/nepal-pm-pushpa-kamal-dahal-resigns-1410196

14 MAY 2017

In first local election in 20 years, Nepal heads to the polls amidst fears of Attack

Voting began in Nepal on Sunday (May 14) in its first local elections in two decades, a landmark moment in the country’s fraught transition to democracy
http://www.asiapacificstar.com/news/253192253/in-first-local-election-in-20-years-nepal-heads-to-the-polls-amidst-fears-of-Attack
http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/south-asia/nepal-votes-in-first-local-election-in-20-years

12 MAY 2017

Nepal joins China’s ‘One Belt, One Road’ initiative, possibly alarming India

Nepal on Friday signed an agreement to be part of President Xi Jinping’s ambitious plan to build a new Silk Road linking Asia, Africa and Europe, a move that could alarm India, which jostles with China for influence in Kathmandu
http://eurasiadiary.com/en/news/world/138328-nepal-joins-chinas-one-belt-one-road-initiative-possibly-alarming-india
http://kathmandupost.ekantipur.com/news/2017-05-12/nepal-china-sign-framework-deal-on-obor.html

30 APRIL 2017

Nepal’s first female chief justice faces impeachment

Nepal’s first female chief justice has been suspended after the two largest parties in the ruling coalition filed an impeachment motion against her
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-39764830
http://kathmandupost.ekantipur.com/news/2017-04-30/impeachment-motion-registered-against-cj-karki.html

16 APRIL 2017

Nepal, China begin first-ever joint military exercises

China and Nepal began their first-ever joint military exercises on Sunday, a move likely to rattle India as Beijing boosts its influence in the region
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2088059/nepal-china-begin-first-ever-joint-military-exercises
http://kathmandupost.ekantipur.com/news/2017-04-16/first-ever-nepal-china-joint-military-training-begins.html

21 FEBRUARY 2017

Nepal to hold first local elections in 20 years

Nepal will hold its first local elections in 20 years in mid-May, the government has announced, raising hopes of political stability in the deeply divided country
http://aa.com.tr/en/asia-pacific/nepal-to-hold-first-local-elections-in-20-years/755151
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/nepal-hold-first-local-elections-20-years

2 JANUARY 2017

Nepal Supreme Court gives nod for Constitution amendment bill

Nepal’s Supreme Court on Monday said the Constitution amendment bill registered in the Legislative-Parliament should move ahead as it is a matter of Parliamentary supremacy
http://www.thestatesman.com/world/nepal-sc-gives-nod-for-constitution-amendment-bill-1483373284.html
http://kathmandupost.ekantipur.com/news/2017-01-02/ruling-parties-welcome-sc-verdict-to-forward-process-on-tuesdays-meet.html

31 DECEMBER 2016

2016 a year to forget for Nepal

Nepal is at a political and economic low point. If this continues through 2017 Nepal’s people might seek to leave the country for greener pastures, which many have done already. Nepal can only hope that 2017 bucks the trend and proves this wrong
http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2016/12/31/2016-a-year-to-forget-for-nepal/

16 DECEMBER 2016

The last king of remote Buddhist kingdom of Upper Mustang dies in Nepal

The last king of the isolated Himalayan region of Upper Mustang died on Friday in Kathmandu, eight years after he lost his royal title when the centuries-old Buddhist monarchy was abolished
http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/south-asia/article/2055281/last-king-remote-buddhist-kingdom-dies-nepal

20 NOVEMBER 2016

Nepal prime minister admits ‘delays’ in justice for Maoist war victims

Nepal on Sunday marked the 10th anniversary of the peace deal that ended a bloody Maoist insurgency as the prime minister admitted that justice for its victims has been delayed
http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/south-asia/article/2047717/nepal-prime-minister-admits-delays-justice-maoist-war-victims

15 NOVEMBER 2016

To please Beijing, Kathmandu arrests 41 Tibetans pilgrims

Nepali authorities have arrested 41 Tibetan pilgrims on the border with India. The group was travelling by bus to some of India’s most important Buddhist temples when it was stopped in Kailali, a district in western Nepal
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/To-please-Beijing,-Kathmandu-arrests-41-Tibetans-pilgrims-39139.html
http://kathmandupost.ekantipur.com/news/2016-11-15/nepal-committed-to-one-china-policy.html

1 OCTOBER 2016

Nepal’s parliament passes bill prohibiting strikes in industries

Nepal’s parliament has passed a new bill on Industrial Enterprises Act banning strikes in industrial units that disrupt the production
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2016-10/01/c_135726378.htm

16 SEPTEMBER 2016

India, Nepal Restore Friendlier Ties

India and Nepal have put diplomatic relations, that had frayed in the past year, back on track during a visit to New Delhi by Nepal’s new prime minister, Pushpa Kamal Dahal, popularly known as Prachanda
http://www.voanews.com/a/india-nepal-restore-friendlier-ties/3512379.html
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/India-Nepal-commit-not-to-allow-their-territory-to-be-used-against-each-other/articleshow/54370831.cms
http://kathmandupost.ekantipur.com/news/2016-09-16/pm-dahal-indian-pm-modi-meet-underway.html

3 AUGUST 2016

CPN (Maoist Center) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal is elected as the 39th prime minister of Nepal

His election was expected, as the 61-year-old Dahal, who still goes by his nom de guerre Prachanda (« the fierce one »), was the only candidate running for the office. The Nepali Congress, the largest parliamentary party, earlier pledged their support for him as prime minister
http://kathmandupost.ekantipur.com/news/2016-08-03/dahal-elected-as-39th-prime-minister.html
http://www.dw.com/en/nepal-elects-former-maoist-chief-as-prime-minister/a-19446154
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/nepal-lawmakers-elect-maoist-chief-prime-minister

29 JULY 2016

Nepal leader assures China of implementing key bilateral deals

Nepal’s Maoist leader Prachanda assured China that key bilateral deals with Beijing, including the one that could end India’s monopoly in transport to the landlocked country, reached during the previous regime would be honoured even after a new government takes over.
http://atimes.com/2016/07/nepal-leader-assures-china-of-implementing-key-bilateral-deals/

24 JULY 2016

Nepal’s Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli resigns minutes before no-confidence motion

Nepal’s Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has resigned, minutes before facing a no-confidence motion in Parliament he was certain to lose, plunging the impoverished, quake-hit nation into fresh turmoil
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-07-25/nepal’s-oli-resigns-as-prime-minister/7656668?section=world
http://kathmandupost.ekantipur.com/news/2016-07-24/prime-minister-oli-calls-its-quits.html

21 FEBRUARY 2016

Nepal, India sign agreements for partnership

The agreements include a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on utilisation of India’s assistance for post-quake reconstruction in Nepal, a deal on strengthening road infrastructure in southern plains of Nepal and an accord on rail transport for trading with Bangladesh, among others.
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/asia/2016-02/21/content_15387963.html
http://www.chinapost.com.tw/asia/regional-news/2016/02/22/458903/India-pledges.htm

19 FEBRUARY 2016

Nepali PM travels to India to repair strained ties

Nepali PM K.P. Oli has embarked on a state visit to India, in a bid to improve ties and resolve the thorny issues afflicting the partnership. Will the trip usher in a period of amity between the two neighbors?
http://www.dw.com/en/nepali-pm-travels-to-india-to-repair-strained-ties/a-19060830
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2016/02/nepal-pm-seeks-strengthen-india-ties-visit-160218110938453.html

14 FEBRUARY 2016

Nepal Maoists mark 20 years since start of civil war

Nepal’s former Maoist rebels paid tribute to fallen comrades Saturday in a ceremony marking 20 years since the start of an insurgency that transformed the Himalayan nation from a Hindu monarchy to a secular republic
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/nepal-maoists-mark-20-years-start-civil-war

9 FEBRUARY 2016

Sushil Koirala, former Nepalese prime minister, dies aged 76

Sushil Koirala, who ran the country for barely 18 months from 2014, passed away after suffering from pneumonia. He spent his life in politics fighting for democracy in Nepal.
http://www.dw.com/en/sushil-koirala-former-nepalese-prime-minister-dies-aged-76/a-19034639
http://thehimalayantimes.com/kathmandu/ex-pm-nepali-congress-president-sushil-koirala-passes-away/
http://kathmandupost.ekantipur.com/news/2016-02-09/koirala-was-man-of-high-thinking-simple-living-sushma-swaraj.html

8 FEBRUARY 2016

Nepal border blockade: Ethnic groups lift roadblocks

The announcement comes days after frustrated residents and traders dismantled roadblocks set up by ethnic Madhesi groups.
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-35525018

5 FEBRUARY 2016

Residents open blockaded India-Nepal border point

Vehicles passed through the main border point between Nepal and India on Friday after frustrated residents forcefully removed barriers set up by Madhesi protesters who blockaded the border to demand changes in the new Constitution.
http://www.thehindu.com/news/international/madhesi-blockade-residents-open-indianepal-border-point/article8198464.ece?w=alauto
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-35506679

24 JANUARY 2016

Nepal’s crisis drags on as ethnic minorities reject charter amendment

Nepal’s ethnic minorities have rejected a constitutional amendment, dashing hopes of an end to a political crisis that has also led to fuel shortages, and hampered deliveries of relief materials to survivors of last year’s earthquakes
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/nepals-crisis-drags-ethnic-minorities-reject-charter-amendment

23 JANUARY 2016

Nepal parliament votes to amend new constitution

Nepal’s parliament voted on Saturday (Jan 23) to amend the country’s new constitution in a bid to resolve a months-long dispute with ethnic minority protesters demanding more political representation.
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/nepal-parliament-votes-to/2452152.html http://thehimalayantimes.com/nepal/breaking-nepal-makes-first-amendment-of-its-constitution/

8 JANUARY 2016

Q&A: Nepal’s Maoists and forgotten promises

Al Jazeera spoke to CK Lal, a widely read columnist and a playright, by phone. He has been critical of the Himalayan nation’s ruling elite for not sharing power with historically marginalised groups such as the Madhesis
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2016/01/qa-nepal-maoists-forgotten-promises-160106204500095.html

21 DECEMBER 2015

End in sight for Nepal blockade as government plans changes in new charter

In a significant development, Nepal government has decided to amend the new Constitution to address two key demands of agitating Madhesis regarding proportional representation and constituency delimitation, a move which is likely to be welcomed by India.
http://atimes.com/2015/12/end-in-sight-for-nepal-blockade-as-govt-plans-changes-in-new-charter/
http://thehimalayantimes.com/nepal/india-welcomes-nepal-govts-decision-to-advance-constitution-amendment-bill/

15 NOVEMBER 2015

Nepal PM asks India to end « undeclared blockade »

Nepal’s newly elected prime minister KP Sharma Oli called Sunday on neighbouring India to end its « undeclared blockade » as the nation faces crippling shortage of fuel and supplies
https://sg.news.yahoo.com/nepal-pm-asks-india-end-undeclared-blockade-191556569.html
http://thehimalayantimes.com/nepal/unofficial-indian-blockade-has-led-to-humanitarian-crisis-pm/

28 OCTOBER 2015

Bidhya Bhandari elected Nepal’s first woman president

Nepal’s parliament Wednesday elected communist lawmaker Bidhya Bhandari as the country’s first female president after the adoption of a landmark constitution last month
http://www.euronews.com/2015/10/28/bidhya-bhandari-elected-nepal-s-first-female-president/
http://thehimalayantimes.com/kathmandu/who-is-bidya-devi-bhandari/
http://kathmandupost.ekantipur.com/news/2015-10-28/bhandari-elected-first-woman-prez.html

17 OCTOBER 2015

How China pipped India at Nepal post

As Nepal arrives on the South Asian political landscape as its brand new secular, democratic republic, it is ‘Communist’ China that is in celebratory mood. India is sulking. Beijing is obviously pleased with the election of a communist leader as the prime minister of Nepal, who, by the way, also used to be a ‘Maoist’ at one time in his long chequered political life. The contrast could not be sharper
http://atimes.com/2015/10/how-china-pipped-india-at-nepal-post/

13 OCTOBER 2015

China reopens border with Nepal for goods movement

Amid mounting pressure on Nepal’s government over dwindling supplies of goods from India due to the ongoing violent agitation over the new Constitution, China reopened its border with Nepal in Tibet which Chinese officials say will see “explosive growth” in trade
http://atimes.com/2015/10/china-reopens-border-with-nepal-for-goods-movement/

11 OCTOBER 2015

Communist leader Oli chosen as new Nepal PM

Oli, of the Communist Party of Nepal (Unified Marxist Leninist), defeated by 338 votes to 249 former premier Sushil Koirala, who had stepped down from the top job as required by the constitution adopted on September 20.
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/communist-leader-oli/2184600.html
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2015/10/kp-sharma-oli-nepal-prime-minister-151011074949703.html

10 OCTOBER 2015

Nepal’s Koirala resigns as PM and seeks re-election

In a surprise move, Nepal’s Prime Minister Sushil Koirala has filed his nomination for re-election, a day before the parliament of the troubled Himalayan nation is expected to elect a new prime minister
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2015/10/nepal-pm-koirala-resigns-pm-seeks-election-151010160207623.html

9 OCTOBER 2015

Analysis: Blockade politics in Nepal

India’s unofficial blockade of Nepal – now in its third week – has therefore crippled life in this country of 30 million people. Things could get a lot worse
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2015/10/analysis-blockade-politics-nepal-151009193817262.html

20 SEPTEMBER 2015

Nepal constitution born of bloodshed, compromise

Nepal adopts its first democratic constitution in a largely peaceful event, a historic step for a nation that has seen unrest for over 65 years
http://www.radioaustralia.net.au/international/2015-09-21/nepal-constitution-born-of-bloodshed-compromise/1494826
http://thehimalayantimes.com/kathmandu/constituent-assemblys-ultimate-meeting-begins/
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2015/09/nepal-passes-constitution-protests-150920123704268.html

14 SEPTEMBER 2015

Nepal rejects reverting back to a Hindu state

Nepal’s Constituent Assembly has rejected calls to revert back to a Hindu state, deciding instead to keep its secular system brought in after the abolishment of the monarchy in 2008
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2015/09/nepal-rejects-reverting-hindu-state-150914133321948.html

10 AUGUST 2015

Nepalis killed in protests over proposed constitution

Three agitators, who were part of a demonstration demanding to keep mid-west region intact, were killed when the police opened fire to control the mob in Birendranagar, Surkhet, on Monday.
http://thehimalayantimes.com/nepal/three-killed-in-protest-against-six-province-model-in-surkhet/
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2015/08/nepalis-killed-protests-proposed-constitution-150810124412261.html

7 JULY 2015

Nepal Constituant Assembly endorses the preliminary draft of the Constitution

After weeklong deliberations, the Constituent Assembly on Tuesday endorsed the preliminary draft of the constitution, clearing the way for public consultation on the statute blueprint
http://www.ekantipur.com/the-kathmandu-post/2015/07/07/top-story/ca-endorses-statute-draft/278132.html

8 JUNE 2015

Nepal parties resolve disputes over constitution after quake

Feuding political parties said on Monday they had agreed to split Nepal into eight federal provinces, ending years of stalemate over the new constitution intended to stabilise the country after civil war and the abolition of its monarchy.
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/nepal-parties-resolve-dis/1901898.html
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2015/06/nepal-political-rivals-agree-national-charter-150609044704806.html

25 APRIL 2015

Devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake slams Nepal

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake centered less than 50 miles from Kathmandu rocked Nepal with devastating force Saturday, toppling homes, temples and historic buildings and leaving at least 1,457 people dead, authorities said.
http://edition.cnn.com/2015/04/25/asia/nepal-earthquake-7-5-magnitude/index.html
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-32467986
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2015/04/powerful-earthquake-hits-nepal-150425063918183.html

16 APRIL 2015

Former Nepal Prime Minister Surya Bahadur Thapa dies at age 87

Surya Bahadur Thapa, who served as Nepal’s prime minister five times, has died in a hospital in India where he was being treated for stomach cancer. He was 87
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/asia/2015-04/16/content_15251592.html
http://asiancorrespondent.com/132207/former-nepal-prime-minister-thapa-dies-at-age-87/

9 APRIL 2015

Nepal govt, Maoist rebels return to negotiating table

A day after the UCPN (Maoist)-led 30-party opposition alliance called off a general strike, the major political parties returned to the negotiating table on Wednesday in a bid to find consensus on federalism—the most contentious issue of new constitution
http://www.asianewsnet.net/Nepal-govt-Maoist-rebels-return-to-negotiating-tab-73908.html

26 FEBRUARY 2015

Nepal court says no amnesty for war crimes

Nepal’s top court on Thursday said two bodies set up to investigate war crimes committed during the country’s decade-long civil conflict would not be able to grant amnesty for serious rights abuses.
http://www2.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/484382/nepal-court-says-no-amnesty-for-war-crimes

8 FEBRUARY 2015

Nepal’s national carrier’s first Airbus arrives today

After a wait of almost three decades, Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) is scheduled to receive a brand new Airbus on Sunday in what will be the national carrier’s first addition to its international fleet in 27 years
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/nepals-national-carriers-first-airbus-arrives-today

23 JANUARY 2015

Nepal fails to meet constitution deadline amid protests

Nepal has plunged deeper into crisis after feuding politicians, throwing microphones and shoes, failed to meet a deadline to table a new constitution, seen as a key step to stability in the Himalayan state
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2015/01/nepal-fails-meet-constitution-deadline-protests-150123064734163.html

20 JANUARY 2015

Fighting breaks out in Nepal parliament in constitution row

Fighting broke out in Nepal’s parliament on Tuesday, with Maoist lawmakers throwing chairs and injuring four security officers as tensions ran high before a deadline to approve a post-war constitution.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/nepal/11357472/Watch-Fighting-breaks-out-in-Nepal-parliament-in-constitution-row.html
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-30894714

 19 JANUARY 2015

Nepal and the Great Power Courtship

Today Nepal finds itself in a unique position. It is being courted by the very powers, India and China, that for so long had treated it as a peripheral concern. What has changed?
http://thediplomat.com/2015/01/nepal-and-the-great-power-courtship/

26 DECEMBER 2014

China raises Nepal aid five-fold in regional diplomacy push

China will increase official aid to Nepal by more than five times from fiscal 2015-16, officials said on Friday, to develop infrastructure in the landlocked nation where regional rival India has long wielded political influence
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/china-raises-nepal-aid-five-fold-regional-diplomacy-push

19 DECEMBER 2014

Nepal to lower female migrant age

Nepali women should be at least 25 years old in order to work as housemaids abroad, says a proposed rule on domestic workers
http://www.asianewsnet.net/Nepal-to-lower-female-migrant-age-69289.html

28 NOVEMBER 2014

Nearly 300,000 Nepalese women trafficked to Indian brothels

Trafficking of women and girls and supplying them in the sex markets of India and other countries is still one of the big social problems in Nepal
http://www.theasian.asia/archives/90324

29 OCTOBER 2014

Nepalese government: No more refugees from Tibet

In response to pressure from the Chinese government, Kathmandu has decided to no longer provide the necessary documents to Tibetan refugees to reach India, the residence of the Dalai Lama and his government-in-exile
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Nepalese-government:-No-more-refugees-from-Tibet-32555.html

18 OCTOBER 2014

Nepali parties to seek more time for accord sake

Having missed the crucial deadline for preparing the first draft of constitution and three extended time limits for forging consensus on the contentious issues, parties are yet again preparing to take additional time for consensus
http://www.asianewsnet.net/Nepali-parties-to-seek-more-time-for-accord-sake-66084.html

29 SEPTEMBER 2014

China to extend rail to Nepal

The government has said that China has agreed in principle to extend the Qinghai-Tibet Railway to the Nepal border.
http://www.asianewsnet.net/China-to-extend-rail-to-Nepal-65108.html

19 SEPTEMBER 2014

India to build Nepal power plant

Nepal’s government has endorsed plans for Indian firm GMR to build the country’s biggest hydro-power plant.
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-29249658

1 SEPTEMBER 2014

Nepal to be ‘totally literate’ next year

Going by a government projection, the country will be “total literate” by the end of the current fiscal year, having enrolled some 1.74 million adult illiterates (15-60 years) in over 20,000 classes
http://www.asianewsnet.net/Nepal-to-be-totally-literate-next-year-64036.html

23 AUGUST 2014

Nepal forces vendors off Kathmandu streets

Legislation prohibits vendors in Kathmandu and gives authority to police to confiscate their goods.
http://www.aljazeera.com/video/asia/2014/08/nepal-forces-vendors-off-streets-2014823134050140899.html

3 AUGUST 2014

China-India energy rivalry in spotlight as Modi visits Nepal

India Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be looking to boost hydropower cooperation and reinvigorate ties when he lands in Nepal today in the first visit by an Indian premier in 17 years
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/423835/china-india-energy-rivalry-in-spotlight-as-modi-visits-nepal
http://www.asianewsnet.net/India-PM-in-Nepal-to-boost-ties-63017.html

28 JULY 2014

Nepali government ready to allow the funeral of 14th Shamar Rinpoche

The Tibetan Buddhist religious is one of the three main disciples of the Karmapa Lama, tasked with recognising of the Dalai Lama’s reincarnation. The current Shamar, Mipham Chokyi Lodro, died two weeks ago and asked to be cremated in a monastery he founded near Kathmandu. Despite China’s opposition, the government « is considering » that possibility. Thousands of people are expected at his funeral, some from Tibet as well.
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Nepali-government-ready-to-allow-the-funeral-of-14th-Shamar-Rinpoche-31741.html

21 JULY 2014

Nepal seeks clarity in energy cooperation with India

In its response to the draft agreement on “Cooperation in Power Sector”, the government of Nepal has asked if the Indian proposal is to be ratified by parliament or to be approved by the cabinet
http://www.asianewsnet.net/Nepal-seeks-clarity-in-energy-cooperation-with-Ind-62602.html

13 JULY 2014

Nepal Retracts Permission for a Tibetan Lama’s Cremation

Under scrutiny from China, Nepal’s government announced on Sunday that it had retracted its permission to allow the cremation of a prominent spiritual figure in Tibetan Buddhism to be held on its territory
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/14/world/asia/nepal-retracts-permission-for-a-tibetan-lamas-cremation.html?ref=asia&_r=0

28 MAY 2014

Hindu nationalist Modi invites Nepal to « respect all minorities »

In a private interview, the new Indian Prime Minister said he is a « Hindu » but has a « deep respect for all religions”. His Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), a Hindu nationalist party , however, is linked to many cases of violence and persecution against ethnic and religious minorities in the country

http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Hindu-nationalist-Modi-invites-Nepal-to-respect-all-minorities-31203.html

21 MAY 2014

Will Modi’s win impact India-Nepal relations?

India’s politically fragile northern neighbour is closely watching events unfold in the Asian giant to the south following the landslide election victory of Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party led by Narendra Modi.

http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2014/05/will-modi-win-impact-india-nepal-relations-201452113551160154.html

2 MAY 2014

Seeking justice for Nepal’s war crimes

Reconciliation commissions established, but critics say amnesty provisions could let perpetrators go free

http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2014/04/seeking-justice-nepal-war-crimes-201442812829143761.html

25 APRIL 2014

Nepal parliament passes amnesty bill

Former Maoist rebels and security forces who committed torture, killings and other crimes during Nepal’s decade-long civil war could be granted amnesty under new legislation approved by parliament. Lawmakers late on Friday 25 passed a bill in parliament to set up a Truth and Reconciliation Commission and a Commission on the Disappeared, aimed at healing wounds from the decade-long conflict that ended in 2006

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2014/04/nepal-parliament-passes-amnesty-bill-20144271502645838.html

18 APRIL 2014

Twelve Nepal guides die in Everest avalanche

At least 12 Nepalese guides preparing routes up Mount Everest for commercial climbers have been killed by an avalanche in the deadliest mountaineering accident ever on the world’s highest peak, officials and rescuers have said

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2014/04/six-guides-killed-as-avalanche-sweeps-everest-20144186438702209.html

12 MARCH 2014

Nepal Tries Again to Write a Constitution

After a successful election, can the political factions now put aside their squabbles and move forward

http://thediplomat.com/2014/03/nepal-tries-again-to-write-a-constitution/

6 MARCH 2014

Kathmandu bans Tibetans from celebrating pro-independence uprising against China

The Nepali government has told the Tibetan community living in the country not to celebrate, even in a peaceful way, their failed anti-Chinese uprising of 10 March 1959

http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Kathmandu-bans-Tibetans-from-celebrating-pro-independence-uprising-against-China-30485.html

10 FEBRUARY 2014

Sushil Koirala is new Nepal Prime Minister, says constitution his priority

Nepali Congress Chairman Sushil Koirala was on Monday elected Prime Minister of the country – fifth in as many years of political instability
http://indianexpress.com/article/world/asia/nepali-congress-elects-sushil-koirala-as-prime-minister/
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/394233/nepal-elects-new-pm-promising-constitution-within-a-year

28 JANUARY 2014

Nepal’s Maoists face ideological crisis

Nepal’s United Communist Party of Nepal(Maoist), relegated to third position in last November’s elections, is engaged in a serious internal debate over its future ideological outlook and organizational structure.

http://www.atimes.com/atimes/South_Asia/SOU-01-280114.html

15 JANUARY 2014

Nepal’s crackdown on illegal immigrants threatens more than 50,000 with expulsion


In order to fight tax evasion, Nepal announces zero tolerance for foreign workers without a valid work permit. More than 50,000 people could be expelled from the country, most of them Chinese.

http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Nepal’s-crackdown-on-illegal-immigrants-threatens-more-than-50,000-with-expulsion-30041.html

5 JANUARY 2014

Nepal: A chance to rebuild itself?

Nepal went to the polls on November 19, 2013, to elect a Constituent Assembly for the second time. The first Assembly was elected in 2008, and was dissolved in 2012 after failing to reach consensus on the roadmap to federalism

http://www.fairobserver.com/article/nepal-chance-rebuild-itself

http://www.fairobserver.com/360theme/nepal-long-road-ahead

30 DECEMBER 2013

Recent elections appear to have dashed the hopes of Madhesi activists for autonomy.

http://thediplomat.com/2013/12/the-madhes-and-the-future-of-nepal/#!

24 DECEMBER 2013

Nepal Maoists agree to join parliament

Nepal’s Maoists agreed to join the country’s constituent assembly, ending a month-long political deadlock and raising hopes of long-awaited political stability in the Himalayan nation.
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2013/12/nepal-maoists-agree-join-parliament-2013122412372499797.html
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/386497/nepal-maoists-agree-to-join-assembly-ending-impasse

11 DECEMBER 2013

Nepal to renew its obsolete aircraft fleet with « unsafe and unreliable » Chinese planes

For civil aviation experts, the six expensive Chinese planes bought for US$ 70 million could prove unsafe for passenger. Meanwhile, the EU bans Nepali planes, jeopardising their access to international routes

http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Nepal-to-renew-its-obsolete-aircraft-fleet-with-unsafe-and-unreliable-Chinese-planes-29788.html

7 DECEMBER 2013

Nepal, bureaucrats flee to Hindu temples to escape anti-corruption investigation

In recent days, dozens among politicians, officials and bureaucrats have flocked to Hindu temples in the center of Kathmandu. The move is a way to escape the crackdown on corruption launched by the Commission for the investigation of abuses committed by the authorities ( Ciaa ). At least 64 senior officials must respond to abuses of power and corruption

http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Nepal,-bureaucrats-flee-to-Hindu-temples-to-escape-anti-corruption-investigation-29747.html

3 DECEMBER 2012

Maoists, Ousted

For a brief moment in November, Nepal appeared to have finally escaped the endless cycle of instability, violence, and petty political brinkmanship in which it had been trapped for the last few decades. In defiance of a hard-line Maoist group that had tried to derail the country’s first general election in years with a campaign of low-level terrorism, voters turned out in record numbers. In doing so, they sent a clear message about their faith in democracy despite the chronic failures of their elected officials. But that moment of elation did not last.

http://www.foreignaffairs.com/features/letters-from/maoists-ousted

28 NOVEMBER 2013

Victorious Nepali Congress Party Tries to Woo Maoists

Nepal’s oldest political party has emerged as the biggest group after an election last week, a final count showed on Thursday, and the party is now trying to woo Maoist former rebels to join a national unity government in the volatile mountain nation
http://www.voanews.com/content/reu-nepal-congress-party-tries-to-woo-maoists-for-stabilty/1799712.html

22 NOVEMBER 2013

Nepal election crisis after new rigging complaint

Fears of a prolonged political crisis in Nepal deepened Friday after a regional party joined the Maoists in alleging poll-rigging in post-war elections held this week.
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/381293/nepal-election-crisis-after-new-rigging-complaint

Nepal, civil society and religions against kidnapping of child brides

In the western districts forced marriages are still widespread: During special « festivals », young men choose the most beautiful girls and kidnap them, forcing them to marry. In Nepal, this practice is illegal, but the silence of the people prolongs this tradition. Girls as young as 11 among victims.
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Nepal,-civil-society-and-religions-against-kidnapping-of-child-brides-29618.html

21 NOVEMBER 2013

Nepal Maoists demand halt to election vote counting

Maoists claim irregularities in election of national assembly, after early counts show former dominant political force trailing badly

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-25030107

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/nepal/10464230/Nepal-Maoists-demand-halt-to-election-vote-counting.html

19 NOVEMBER 2013

Nepalis defy odds in high election turnout

Threats from poll-opposing parties, violence and bombs failed to dampen the people’s spirits as Nepal voted for the second Constituent Assembly on Tuesday. The election that saw a high turnout was largely peaceful, the Election Commission (EC) said.

http://www.asianewsnet.net/Nepalis-defy-odds-in-high-election-turnout-54105.html

14 NOVEMBER 2013

Nepal’s radical Maoists on a rampage to stop elections

Assaults, arson and bombings are reported across the country. Two buses are bombed in the capital, critically injuring three passengers. On 19 November, Nepalis are called to elect a new Constituent Assembly. Ahead in the polls, Nepal’s Maoist party is embroiled in a scandal over leader Prachanda’s passion for luxury and excess.

http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Nepal’s-radical-Maoists-on-a-rampage-to-stop-elections-29545.html

1 NOVEMBER 2013

Nepali opposition threaten elections

The Nepali government faces massive protests from opposition groups seeking to prevent Nepal’s post-monarchy elections for November 19.

http://www.sharnoffsglobalviews.com/nepali-opposition-elections-208/

27 OCTOBER 2013

Nepal gets tough on poll code breach

Amid reports of rampant violation of the election code of conduct, the Election Commission on Saturday instituted a high-level panel to monitor and take action against those who run afoul of the law.The panel, headed by Chief Election Commissioner Neel Kantha Uprety, has allocated monitoring areas for the four other commissioners, authorising them to take action against anyone found violating the rules.

http://www.asianewsnet.net/Nepal-gets-tough-on-poll-code-breach-53279.html

25 OCTOBER 2013

Six Muslim leaders arrested for « illegal activities » in Nepal

Police arrested the men during a raid against a mosque in Bara (southern Nepal). For the authorities, they were not involved in religious activities, but in « illegal work ». For the country’s Muslim community, the government violated ‘religious freedom’.

http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Six-Muslim-leaders-arrested-for-illegal-activities-in-Nepal-29378.html

12 OCTOBER 2013

Inclusive Peacebuilding In Nepal: Challenges And Opportunities – Analysis

Current peacebuilding programmes in Nepal are not benefiting the people most affected by violence. The main problem is that the critical issue of inclusivity has not been properly addressed. Looking at the established ‘peace infrastructure’ and various peacebuilding activities, it’s easy to think a lot is being done to promote an inclusive peace. However, in reality very little is happening on the ground where it matters most.

http://www.eurasiareview.com/12102013-inclusive-peacebuilding-nepal-challenges-opportunities-analysis/

10 OCTOBER 2013

Nepal’s ‘humpty-dumpty’ political ride

Nepal has come a long way to reach to this point of democratic change.

http://www.sharnoffsglobalviews.com/nepal-election-democracy-193/#!

4 OCTOBER 2013

The deft politicking of Nepal Army

The fact that the army is the most powerful state organ in Nepal is fairly unremarkable. It is an established norm of most countries, especially a post-conflict state managing a difficult democratic transition to peace. The interesting aspect of the Nepalese Army (NA), however, is its limited public role in national politics.

http://thediplomat.com/2013/10/04/the-deft-politicking-of-nepals-army/

28 SEPTEMBER 2013

Nepal’s slave girls

Can the young girls forced to work in middle class homes across the country break the bonds of slavery? Slavery is banned in Nepal. But hidden behind the walls of city homes, some still keep young girls as slaves called kamlaris.

http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/101east/2013/09/20139249536331927.html

26 SEPTEMBER 2013

Nepal recalls envoy after she called Qatar ‘open jail’

Nepal on Thursday recalled its ambassador to Qatar after she compared the Middle Eastern emirate to an « open jail » for thousands of Nepali migrants who face abuse from employers there.

http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/371687/nepal-recalls-envoy-after-she-called-qatar-open-jail

23 SEPTEMBER 2013

Nepal: Alleged Mastermind Of Journalist’s 2009 Murder Arrested

Reporters Without Borders welcomes last week’s announcement by the police that they have arrested the suspected mastermind of the murder of journalist and women’s rights activist Uma Singh in the southeastern city of Janakpur in January 2009.

http://www.eurasiareview.com/23092013-nepal-alleged-mastermind-journalists-2009-murder-arrested/

20 SEPTEMBER 2013

Killers roam free in Nepal

http://www.atimes.com/atimes/South_Asia/SOU-01-200913.html

19 SEPTEMBER 2013

Do not use children for political gain, say Nepal’s child rights advocates

The Nepal National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) and Unicef Nepal have expressed concern over the potential misuse, manipulation and engagement of children by political parties in pre- and post-election campaigns, as the country’s Constituent Assembly looms

http://www.asianewsnet.net/Do-not-use-children-for-political-gain-say-Nepals–51857.html

16 SEPTEMBER 2013

Nepal: Communist Party Of Nepal-Maoist’s Election Dilemma

The splinter group led by Mohan Baidya, the Communist Party of Nepal-Maoist (CPN-M), has been causing anxiety in Nepal’s political circles for many reasons. First, if CPN-M will join the election to be held in November for the second constituent assembly (CA). Second, what will be the consequences if CPN-M does not join the election? Ironically, in Nepal, even if both issues appear to be mutually exclusive at this stage, the current uncertainty implies that it will significantly influence the political process. In such a scenario, any attempt to underplay or side step Mohan Baidya’s faction will seriously undermine the legitimacy of the political process required for the CA 2. Legitimacy and consensus are more important as the outcome of the CA 1 were not very encouraging.

http://www.eurasiareview.com/16092013-nepal-communist-party-nepal-maoists-election-dilemma-analysis/

14 SEPTEMBER 2013

India And Nepal: Koirala’s Visit And New Delhi’s Interests

Is there a reason why the Indian government has frequently been extending invites to Nepali leaders to visit India in the past few months? What impact could this particular visit have on the current Nepali political scenario?
http://www.eurasiareview.com/14092013-india-and-nepal-koiralas-visit-and-new-delhis-interests-analysis/

12 SEPTEMBER 2013

Nepal strike shuts down capital

A general strike called by an alliance of opposition political parties to oppose government plans for elections in November has shut down Nepal’s capital, closing schools and markets.
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2013/09/201391253132992536.html

3 SEPTEMBER 2013

Kathmandu: Christians have no right to a cemetery

The measure, which was to « preserve the sanctity of the soil near the Hindu shrine of Pashupatinath » compels a minority to seek burial sites concealed in the forest or near the rivers. Christian leader: « We fear that the Nepalese Hindu faith profane our graves. » The government does not respond to the requests of the faithful.

http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Kathmandu:-Christians-have-no-right-to-a-cemetery-28912.html

23 AUGUST 2013

China tries to cover up giant corruption scandal in Nepal

Nepali authorities detain 22 senior Nepali officials as well as 2 Chinese suppliers who worked with the state electricity company following an unprecedented operation by Anti-Corruption Commission. The identity of the Chinese company involved is still unknown, but Beijing is concerned the story might discredit its electrical product exports.

http://www.asianews.it/news-en/China-tries-to-cover-up-giant-corruption-scandal-in-Nepal-28817.html

16 AUGUST 2013

As long as Nepal is crippled by caste, it shall remain an economic untouchable

Nepal’s rigid caste system is holding the country back, preventing it from taking part in the economic revolution of its neighbours

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/nepal/10248100/As-long-as-Nepal-is-crippled-by-caste-it-shall-remain-an-economic-untouchable.html

15 AUGUST 2013

Patience fading for Nepali judge turned premier

The chief justice and interim government chief, Khilraj Regmi, has shocked even some of his supporters by proposing an extensive budget, making sweeping bureaucratic changes and exercising the full power of a prime minister.

http://asiancorrespondent.com/112011/patience-fading-for-nepali-judge-turned-premier/

31 JULY 2013

Nepal claims strategic middle ground

Nepal’s highest-ranking military officer has returned from China with promises of improved relations, disaster aid, and cold hard cash. The trip served to highlight Beijing’s growing political, economic, and cultural influence in the Himalayan nation. As New Delhi looks on with trepidation, Nepalese leaders are attempting to leverage their crucial geopolitical position between the Asian giants for their own benefit.

http://www.atimes.com/atimes/China/CHIN-01-310713.html

24 JULY 2013

Two Nepalese women accused of witchcraft and tortured in a Buddhist monastery

Beaten and tortured all night by neighbours on suspicion of practicing black magic. Police arrested only two of those responsible. In Nepal traditionally older women or widows are often accused of being witches, and for this tortured and burned alive.
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Two-Nepalese-women-accused-of-witchcraft-and-tortured-in-a-Buddhist-monastery-28558.html

15 JULY 2013

Nepal: Moving Towards Elections – Analysis

On June 13, 2013, the Interim Election Government formed on March 13, 2013, headed by Chief Justice Khil Raj Regmi, announced November 19, 2013, as the date for holding fresh Constituent Assembly (CA) elections. After the dissolution of the first CA on May 27, 2012, it was first decided to hold elections for the new CA on November 22, 2012. The absence of a political consensus forced a deadline extension to June 21, 2013, and now, further, to November 19.

http://www.eurasiareview.com/15072013-nepal-moving-towards-elections-analysis/

Nepal’s ministry issues 600,000 citizenship certificates in 1 month

Despite haggling among political parties over the distribution of citizenship certificates, Nepal’s Ministry of Home Affairs (MoHA) gave out over 600,000 national IDs in one month.

http://www.asianewsnet.net/Nepals-ministry-issues-600000-citizenship-certific-49173.html

17 JUNE 2013

Caritas Nepal against slave-like child labour

Nepali law bans child labour under the age of 14, but children are the most sought after domestic workers. Torture and abuse often go along with the job, especially if children spend too much time studying. For Caritas, children’s rights should be respected, including the « right to practice one’s own religion ». http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Caritas-Nepal-against-slave-like-child-labour-28223.html

13 JUNE 2013

The battle against child labour in Nepal continues

Having “rescued” around 150 underage children working in Bhaktapur’s sari embroidery factories in July last year, the Nepalese government and private agencies concerned might have lauded their move as a giant leap towards curbing child labour in the country. However, no less than a year down the line, the problem that was supposed to have been solved in Bhaktapur has shifted to Thankot, a few kilometres west of Kalanki in Kathmandu.

http://www.asianewsnet.net/The-battle-against-child-labour-in-Nepal-continues-47906.html

5 JUNE 2013

Kamalari, girls and women victims of slavery in Nepal

Sold into slavery by their families in debt. Kathmandu condemns slavery, but in the poorest regions of the country, it remains a common practice. An activist: « victims of continuing violence, but police will not conduct any investigation. »

http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Kamalari,-girls-and-women-victims-of-slavery-in-Nepal-28120.html

30 MAY 2013

Nepal’s parties set up panel to settle poll law dispute

Amid delay in the announcement of the new Constituent Assembly (CA) election date, Nepal’s major political parties represented at the High-level Political Committee (HLPC) on Thursday 30 formed a taskforce to settle disputed issues in an electoral law.
http://www.asianewsnet.net/Nepal’s-parties-set-up-panel-to-settle-poll-law–47431.html

17 MAY 2013

China Increases Investment in Himalayan Neighbor Nepal

In recent years, Nepal has deepened its already strong ties with China – some say to counter its reliance on India for aid and investment

http://www.voanews.com/content/china-nepal-investment/1663184.html

23 APRIL 2013

Nepal promises China to crack down on Tibetan refugees

On a visit to Beijing, the leader of the Maoist party in Nepal Prachanda promises Xi Jinping to repress any anti-Chinese protests. « The national stability and integrity of both countries will not be compromised in the name of religious freedom and human rights. » http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Nepal-promises-China-to-crack-down-on-Tibetan-refugees-27732.html

14 MARCH 2014

Nepal’s 36th prime minister officially sworn in

Nepal’s Chief Justice Khil Raj Regmi has been sworn in as the Chairman of the Interim Election Government at the President’s office in Kathmandu on Thursday                                                                                                                                                                            http://www.asianewsnet.net/Nepals-36th-prime-minister-officially-sworn-in-44038.html

http://asiancorrespondent.com/102075/top-nepal-judge-becomes-head-of-interim-government/

2 MARCH 2013

Nepal appoints a prime minister who can not govern

Khilaraj Regmi, chairman of the Supreme Court, will not take office until March 7. The two posts are incompatible and his appointment is unconstitutional. June 5 elections at risk.                                                                                                                                               http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Nepal-appoints-a-prime-minister-who-can-not-govern-27282.html

 

Wars, conflicts and strategy on 14 May in Asian history

WARS, CONFLICTS AND STRATEGY ON 14 MAY IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on May 14, 2019

1868: In Japan, during the Boshin War, end of the Battle of Utsunomiya Castle, former shoghunate forces withdraw northward to Aizu by way of Nikko
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Utsunomiya_Castle

1935: The Filipinos ratify the 1935 constitution after independence agreement with USA
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/1128/today-in-philippine-history-may-14-1935-the-constitution-of-the-philippines-was-ratified
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/1781/the-1935-philippine-constitution

1943: Sinking of the Australian Hospital Ship Centaur off the coast of Queensland, by a Japanese submarine


https://www.awm.gov.au/articles/encyclopedia/centaur
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AHS_Centaur
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1242266/Centaur-Wreck-Australian-World-War-II-hospital-ship-torpedoed-Japanese-67-years.html

1944: During Burma Campaign, British troops including Indian infantry occupy Kohima


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Kohima
http://www.burmastar.org.uk/burma-campaign/battle-histories/the-battle-of-kohima/
https://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/22/world/asia/a-largely-indian-victory-in-world-war-ii-mostly-forgotten-in-india.html?_r=0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8e0rtSsOTRI

1945: Kamikaze-Zero strikes US aircraft carrier Entreprise during Okinawa Battle
http://www.navweaps.com/index_tech/tech-042.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Enterprise_(CV-6)

1965: In Sri Lanka, Rohana Wijeweera, founds the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) or People’s Liberation Front
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rohana_Wijeweera
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Janatha_Vimukthi_Peramuna

1969: US President Richard Nixon proposes a simultaneously of all the foreign troops from South Vietnam. Hanoi and National Liberation Front refuses
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/president-nixon-responds-to-national-liberation-front-proposal

1975: US forces raid Cambodian island od Koh Tang to free Mayaguez ship
http://www.usmm.org/mayaguez.html

1976 : Adoption of the Vaddukoddai Resolution of the Tamil United Liberation Front declaring the Tamil Eelam, a separate and independent nation
http://asiantribune.com/node/88965

1976: India and Pakistan restore diplomatic relations cut in 1971

1985: In Anuradhapura (Sri Lanka) saint Buddhist city, Tamil separatist open fire in the streets, killing at least 145 inhabitants

1998: Japan, main provider of aid, postpones its aid to India as a retaliation against its nuclear tests

1999: US President Bill Clinton apologizes to Chinese president Jiang Zemin for the accidental Nato bombing of the Chinese embassy in Belgrade (Yugoslavia) six days earlier
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/clinton-apologizes-to-chinese-leader-for-embassy-bombing
http://edition.cnn.com/WORLD/europe/9905/10/kosovo.china.02/
 

1999: North Korea returned the remains of six U.S. soldiers that had been killed during the Korean War

2001: To help reconciliation in Korean peninsula, European Union decides to have diplomatic relations with North Korea. Only Ireland and France have not established relations with Pyongyang

2009: In Sri Lanka, the army thwarts what would have been one of the last LTTE counter attacks on troops now positioned south of the no firing zone
http://www.island.lk/2009/05/14/news1.html

2015 : Japan’s Cabinet endorses a set of defense bills allowing the country’s military to go beyond its self-defense stance and play a greater role internationally, a plan that has split public opinion
http://www.euronews.com/2015/05/14/japan-cabinet-approves-draft-laws-to-expand-military-role/
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-32735359

On 14 May in South Asian history

ON 14 MAY IN SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on May 14, 2019

1574: Death of Guru Amar Das, third Sikh guru, born on 5 May 1479
http://www.srigurugranthsahib.org/guru-amar-das/index.htm

1657: Birth of Sambhaji, Indian emperor who was killed on April 11, 1689
http://www.hindujagruti.org/news/4404_dharmaveer-sambhaji-maharaj.html

1879: The first group of 463 Indian indentured laborers arrives in Fiji aboard the  Leonidas
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_indenture_system

1907: Birth of Muhammad Ayub Khan, second president of Pakistan (October 1958-March 1969), who died on 19 April 1974
http://www.storyofpakistan.com/person.asp?perid=P017

1923: Birth of Mrinal Sen, Indian film director
http://mrinalsen.org/
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/14-may-1923-mrinal-sen-indian-director-and-screenwriter-was-born
http://www.nybooks.com/articles/2018/05/24/mrinal-sen-filmmaker-by-accident/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+nybooks+%28The+New+York+Review+of+Books%29

1934: Death of Baikuntha Shukla, Indian nationalist and revolutionary, born on May 15, 1907 http://www.indianetzone.com/61/baikuntha_shukla.htm

1936: Birth of Waheeda Rehman, Indian actress
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0716851/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eLwbln5QtHo

1965: In Sri Lanka, Rohana Wijeweera, founds the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) or People’s Liberation Front
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rohana_Wijeweera
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Janatha_Vimukthi_Peramuna

1976: India and Pakistan restore diplomatic relations cut in 1971

1976 : Adoption of the Vaddukoddai Resolution of the Tamil United Liberation Front declaring the Tamil Eelam, a separate and independent nation
http://asiantribune.com/node/88965

1985: In Anuradhapura (Sri Lanka) saint Buddhist city, Tamil separatist open fire in the streets, killing at least 145 inhabitants

1995: Tanzin Gyatso, the 14th and current Dalai Lama recognizes Gedhun Choekyi Nyima as the 11th reincarnation of the Panchen Lama
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gedhun_Choekyi_Nyima
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/4551425.stm

1998: Japan, main provider of aid, postpones its aid to India as a retaliation against its nuclear tests

2009: In Sri Lanka, the army thwarts what would have been one of the last LTTE counter attacks on troops now positioned south of the no firing zone
http://www.island.lk/2009/05/14/news1.html

2013: Death of Asghar Ali Engineer, Indian , and author, born on March 10, 1939
http://www.rediff.com/news/special/asghar-ali-engineer-simple-fearless-straight-from-the-heart/20130514.htm
http://dawoodi-bohras.com/about_us/people/engineer/

2015: Fourteen people including nine foreigners are killed in an attack on a Kabul hotel packed with foreigners awaiting a concert
http://www.euronews.com/2015/05/14/taliban-targets-foreigners-in-kabul-guest-house-attack/
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-32732083
http://www.france24.com/en/20150514-american-indians-dead-kabul-guesthouse-siege-taliban-afghanistan-pakistan

On 14 May in Southeast Asian history

ON 14 MAY IN SOUTHEAST ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on May 14, 2019

1935: The Filipinos ratify the 1935 constitution after independence agreement with USA
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/1128/today-in-philippine-history-may-14-1935-the-constitution-of-the-philippines-was-ratified
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/1781/the-1935-philippine-constitution

1944: During Burma Campaign, British troops including Indian infantry occupy Kohima


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Kohima
http://www.burmastar.org.uk/burma-campaign/battle-histories/the-battle-of-kohima/
https://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/22/world/asia/a-largely-indian-victory-in-world-war-ii-mostly-forgotten-in-india.html?_r=0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8e0rtSsOTRI

1953: Birth of Norodom Sihamoni, king of Cambodia since 14 October 2004
http://www.norodomsihamoni.org/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norodom_Sihamoni

1962: Death of Silpa Bhirasri, Italian and the father of modern arts in Thailand
https://www.shuru-art.com/blogs/news/silpa-bhirasri-the-father-of-modern-art-in-thailand

1969: US President Richard Nixon proposes a simultaneously of all the foreign troops from South Vietnam. Hanoi and National Liberation Front refuses
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/president-nixon-responds-to-national-liberation-front-proposal

1971: Birth of Nasha Aziz, Malaysian actress & model
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nasha_Aziz
http://dailylenglui.blogspot.com/2010/07/nasha-aziz-from-malaysia-lenglui-72.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hsqu1Wdz9H0

1975: US forces raid Cambodian island od Koh Tang to free Mayaguez ship
http://www.usmm.org/mayaguez.ht

1998: On Jakarta (Indonesia), end of three-day of firing of the army troops on students demonstrating against Suharto government causing officially 6 deads and dozens of wounded

2001: In the Philippines, in the upper house, the candidates supporting Gloria Arroyo win 8 of the 13 seats in game, against 4 for Estrada candidates. Now, the Arroyo pro-Arroyo supporters have 13 of the 24 seats. During the campaign, around 80 people have been killed

2002: Malaysian Premier Mohamad Mahathir is received at the White House where he was persona non grata since 1994. Fighting international terrorism is a common concern

2009: Myanmar’s military government charges Aung San Suu Kyi, the country’s opposition leader, with violating the terms of her house arrest after an American allegedly sneaked into her home
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia-pacific/2009/05/200951424352954276.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NArCy55sKA0&feature=related

2010: Death of Goh Keng Swee, former 2nd Deputy Prime Minister of Singapore (1973-1984), born on October 6, 1918
http://www.asiaone.com/News/AsiaOne+News/Singapore/Story/A1Story20100514-216195.html

2011: Lee Kuan Yew and fellow former prime minister Goh Chok Tong said in a joint resignation statement that the « time has come for a younger generation »
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-13400296

2013: President Benigno Aquino securedsbig wins in midterm elections seen as vital to his ambitious reform agenda, but the success of famous, graft-tainted rivals raised alarm
http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/409297/aquino-strengthened-after-midterm-élections

2013: Joseph Estrada, the former Philippine president who was overthrown 12 years ago in a popular uprising, is elected mayor of the capital, Manila
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-22525032
http://asiancorrespondent.com/107633/philippines-former-president-estrada-wins-manila-mayor-race/
http://www.euronews.com/2013/05/14/philippines-estrada-elected-mayor-of-manila/

2014: At least 500 people are arrested after protesters set more than a dozen factories on fire across Vietnam amid an eruption of anti-China sentiment following Beijing’s deployment an oil rig in contested waters
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/vietnam/10830569/Vietnam-mobs-burn-factories-in-China-protests.html

2015 : Iranian Revolutionary Guard forces fire warning shots at a Singapore-flagged commercial ship in the Gulf, before vessels from the United Arab Emirates came to the ship’s aid
http://thediplomat.com/2015/05/iranian-boats-fire-on-singapore-flagged-tanker-in-persian-gulf/

 

On 14 May in Japan’s history

ON 14 MAY IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

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Updated on May 14, 2019

1630: Birth of Katakura Kagenaga (2nd), Japanese samurai who died on, July 9, 1681
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Katakura_Kagenaga_(2nd)

1868: In Japan, during the Boshin War, end of the Battle of Utsunomiya Castle, former shoghunate forces withdraw northward to Aizu by way of Nikko
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Utsunomiya_Castle

1878: Assassination of Okubo Toshimichi, Japanese statesman, and one of the three great nobles who led the Meiji restoration, born on 10 August 1830
http://meijikeikanromantan.tumblr.com/post/50453823472/may-14th-1878-the-assassination-of-okubo
http://www.ndl.go.jp/portrait/e/datas/32.html

1943: Sinking of the Australian Hospital Ship Centaur off the coast of Queensland, by a Japanese submarine


https://www.awm.gov.au/articles/encyclopedia/centaur
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AHS_Centaur
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1242266/Centaur-Wreck-Australian-World-War-II-hospital-ship-torpedoed-Japanese-67-years.html

1944: During Burma Campaign, British troops occupy Kohima
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Kohima
https://www.burmastar.org.uk/burma-campaign/battle-histories/the-battle-of-kohima/

1945: Kamikaze-Zero strikes US aircraft carrier Entreprise during Okinawa Battle
http://www.navweaps.com/index_tech/tech-042.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Enterprise_(C

1998: Japan, main provider of aid, postpones its aid to India as a retaliation against its nuclear tests

2000: Death of a stroke of Japanese Prime Minister Keizo Obuchi
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/747915.stm

2002: Marking the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations, for the first time, Chinese warships call in Japan

2013: The outspoken mayor of Osaka is under fire not only from the government but from members of his own party for saying that the use of “comfort women,” some of whom were forced into prostitution, during World War II was necessary for the morale of Japanese soldiers.

http://www.voanews.com/content/china-denounces-japanese-mayors-sex-slave-comment/1660665.html

2015 : Japan’s Cabinet endorses a set of defense bills allowing the country’s military to go beyond its self-defense stance and play a greater role internationally, a plan that has split public opinion
http://www.euronews.com/2015/05/14/japan-cabinet-approves-draft-laws-to-expand-military-role/
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-32735359

On 14 May in Chinese history, Hong Kong and Taiwan

ON 14 MAY IN CHINESE HISTORY, HONG KONG AND TAIWAN

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Updated on May 14, 2019

1991: Jiang Qing, jailed widow of Mao Zedong, commits suicide by hanging, born on 14 March 1914



https://www.nytimes.com/1991/06/05/obituaries/suicide-of-jiang-qing-mao-s-widow-is-reported.html
http://articles.latimes.com/1991-06-05/news/mn-211_1_jiang-qing
http://articles.chicagotribune.com/1991-06-05/news/9102190915_1_jiang-qing-widow-of-mao-tse-tung-cultural-revolution

1992: Death of Marshal Nie Rongzhen, PLA chief of the general staff (1950-1954), born in 1899
http://www.paulnoll.com/Korea/War/Marshal-Nie-Rongzhen.html
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/4847.html

1995: Tanzin Gyatso, the 14th and current Dalai Lama recognizes Gedhun Choekyi Nyima as the 11th reincarnation of the Panchen Lama
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gedhun_Choekyi_Nyima
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/4551425.stm

1999: US President Bill Clinton apologizes to Chinese president Jiang Zemin for the accidental Nato bombing of the Chinese embassy in Belgrade (Yugoslavia) six days earlier
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/clinton-apologizes-to-chinese-leader-for-embassy-bombing
http://edition.cnn.com/WORLD/europe/9905/10/kosovo.china.02/
 

 2002: Marking the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations, for the first time, Chinese warships call in Japan

2005: Nauru Island (10.500 inhabitants), which has cut the diplomatic relations with Taipei at the benefice of Beijing in July 2003, restored it. Now Taiwan (ROC) have official diplomatic links with 26 countries

2007: Chang Chun-hsiung becomes Taiwan’s Prime Minister
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/6652741.stm

2014: At least 500 people are arrested after protesters set more than a dozen factories on fire across Vietnam Tuesday amid an eruption of anti-China sentiment following Beijing’s deployment an oil rig in contested waters last week
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/vietnam/10830569/Vietnam-mobs-burn-factories-in-China-protests.html
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/409747/protesters-torch-factories-in-vietnam