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On 8 July in Asian history

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Updated on July 8, 2019

1139: Song Dynasty general Yue Fei defeats an army led by Jin Dynasty general Wanyan Wuzhu at the Battle of Yancheng during the Jin–Song wars
https://www.shenyunperformingarts.org/learn/article/read/item/MzUnKWQT8Cg/yue-fei-chinese-stories-history.html
http://www.clearwisdom.net/html/articles/2010/2/3/114395.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Yancheng

1497: Departure of the of Vasco de Gama expedition which arrives in India in May 1498
http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/06374a.htm

1592: In the Imjin War, during the Battle of Hansando, Admiral Yi Sun-sin decisively defeats the Japanese Navy at Hasan Island
http://asianhistory.about.com/od/warsinasia/a/hansando.htm
http://www.prkorea.com/yisunsin/battle3.htm


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p0HkyIbWa-Y

1770: Death of Suzuki Harunobu, Japanese painter, born in 1724
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suzuki_Harunobu
http://www.google.fr/search?q=Suzuki+Harunobu&hl=fr&rlz=1G1ACAW_FRFR414&biw=1058&bih=482&prmd=ivnso&source=lnms&tbm=isch&ei=_G4VTpfDIMfz-gb6lNkl&sa=X&oi=mode_link&ct=mode&cd=2&sqi=2&ved=0CBEQ_AUoAQ

1853: The US commodore Matthew Perry arrives at Uraga Harbor near Edo (Tokyo) and refuses to go to Nagasaki, only port opened to foreigners
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/commodore-perry-sails-into-tokyo-bay
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commodore_Matthew_Perry

1858: After the “mopping up” campaigns of Sir Hugh Rose, the Sepoy Mutiny, that started on May 10, 1857, is officially declared finished
http://asianhistory.about.com/od/india/f/What-Was-The-Revolt-Of-1857-in-India-All-About.htm

1864: The Shinsengumi sabotage the choshu-han shishi’s planned attack on Kyoto at Ikedaya, this event is known as Ikedaya Jiken
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ikedaya_Jiken

1914: Birth of Jyoti Basu, Indian communist politician, who died on January 17, 2010
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jyoti_Basu
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/8151230.stm

1948: Representatives of 13 Dutch-controlled states created by Van Mook convene at Bandung, to begin process of creating United States of Indonesia

1949: Birth of Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy, Chief Minister of State of Andhra Pradesh, India, since 2004, who died in an helicopter crash on September 2, 2009
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Y._S._Rajasekhara_Reddy

1950: General Douglas Mac-Arthur, the hero of the war against Japan, is appointed head of the United Nations Command in Korea
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/macarthur-named-korean-commander

1958: Birth of Neetu Singh, Indian actress
http://www.rediff.com/movies/2003/apr/09dinesh.htm


http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x3axpa_ranbir-and-neetu-singh-on-aj-taak

1962: Ne Win forces besiege and dynamite the Ragoon University Student Union building to crash the Student Movement
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1962_Rangoon_University_Protests

1963: Signature of the agreement for integration of Singapore in the Federation of Malaysia

1967: Death of Fatima Jinnah, sister of Ali Jinnah and an active figure in movement for independence of Pakistan
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fatima_Jinnah

1967: Birth of Jordan Chan, Hong Kong actor and singer
http://www.lovehkfilm.com/people/chan_jordan.htm

1968: Birth of Akio Suyama, Japanese seiyu (vocal actor)
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/people.php?id=4601

1969: Birth of Sugizo, Japanese guitarist and singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sugizo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XnPICKw8iOc&feature=related

1972: Birth of Shosuke Tanihara, Japanese actor
http://www.jdorama.com/artiste.1420.htm

1972: US actress Jane Fonda arrives in Hanoi for a two-week trip aiming to denounce the American policy in Vietnam
http://thevietnamwar.info/hanoi-jane/
http://www.leatherneck.com/forums/showthread.php?30622-Jane-quot-the-traitor-quot-Fonda-AGAIN
http://www.snopes.com/military/fonda.asp

1977: The ashes of Ahn Eak-tai (1906-1965), a Korean composer and conductor are transferred from the island of Majarca (Spain) to the Korean National Cemetery
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ahn_Eak-tai

1979: Death of Sin-Itiro Tomonaga, Japanese Nobel Prize in Physics (1965), born in March 1906
http://nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/physics/laureates/1965/tomonaga-bio.html

1986: End of ex-minister Arturo Tolentino failed pro-Marcos coup in Philippines
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arturo_Tolentino
https://philippinesfreepress.wordpress.com/1986/07/26/tolentinos-last-hurrah-july-26-1986/

1994: Death of Kim Il-sung, North Korea’s communist leader, of heart attack, born on April 15, 1912
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Death_and_state_funeral_of_Kim_Il-sung
http://www.nytimes.com/1994/07/09/world/kim-il-sung-dead-at-age-82-led-north-korea-5-decades-was-near-talks-with-south.html?pagewanted=all
http://www.pbh2.com/astounding/mass-hysteria-after-the-death-of-kim-il-sung/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T7P8mP5uuPw

1998: In Afghanistan, the Taliban announce a ban on television sets, videocassettes-recorders, videotapes and satellites dishes

2006: Jose Ramos-Horta is appointed Prime Minister of East Timor by President Xanana Gusmao

2007: Death of Chandra Shekhar, former Indian shortly Prime Minister (November 1990 to June 1991)

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

2009: Indonesia’s President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono wins his second term in office. Count gave Yudhoyono 60 percent of the vote. Megawati Sukarnoputri was second at 27 percent, with Vice President Jusuf Kalla at 13 percent
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indonesian_presidential_election,_2009

2010: The United Nations recall its main representative to Sri Lanka following days of protests outside a UN office in Colombo, the capital
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia/2010/07/2010781724916736.html

2011: Pakistan has reacted angrily to the US army’s top officer’s suggestion that the government « sanctioned » the killing of journalist Saleem Shahzad.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-south-asia-14080211

2013: Death of Sundri Uttamchandani, Indian author, born on September 28, 1924
http://tribune.com.pk/story/574401/sundri-uttamchandani-noted-sindhi-fiction-writer-passes-away/
http://www.sundriuttam.com/

2015 : Vietnam’s General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong, meets US President Barack Obama at the White House to discuss defence issues and the running conflict with China over disputed islands in the South China Sea
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2015/07/vietnam-communist-party-white-house-150708045555640.html
http://www.thanhniennews.com/politics/obama-vietnam-party-chief-discuss-east-sea-in-landmark-meeting-47641.html
http://edition.cnn.com/2015/07/07/politics/obama-vietnam-trans-pacific-partnership-china/index.html
http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2015/07/08/the-geo-politics-of-vietnam-us-rapprochement

2016: US and South Korea agree THAAD missile defence deployment
http://koreajoongangdaily.joins.com/news/article/article.aspx?aid=3021051 http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-36742751
http://edition.cnn.com/2016/07/08/asia/north-korea-thaad-missile-deploy/index.html

2016: Death of humanitarian Abdul Sattar Edhi, the Mother Teresa of Pakistan
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2016/07/pakistan-humanitarian-abdul-sattar-edhi-dies-160708184523940.html http://tribune.com.pk/story/1137773/abdul-sattar-edhi-put-ventilator-condition-deteriorates-faisal-edhi/ http://www.dw.com/en/abdul-sattar-edhi-a-life-bigger-than-accolades/a-19243405

China and North Korea

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8 JULY 2019

The Chinese Obstacle to a Nuclear Deal With North Korea

Despite establishment of communication between President Donald J. Trump and North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un, progress including full denuclearization is unlikely without coming to terms with China’s history of nuclear proliferation to North Korea and its decision whether to continue to play a likely spoiler role in assuring such a framework
https://www.cfr.org/blog/chinese-obstacle-nuclear-deal-north-korea

20 JUNE 2019

China’s Xi and North Korea’s Kim in Pyongyang talks as both face standoffs with Trump

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un held talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Pyongyang on Thursday (Jun 20) during a historic visit to burnish an uneasy alliance, with both facing challenges of their own with US President Donald Trump
https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asia/china-s-xi-and-north-korea-s-kim-in-pyongyang-talks-as-both-face-11643546
https://www.chinadailyasia.com/articles/99/58/248/1561035838252.html?newsId=86394
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-48672306

17 JUNE 2019

Chinese President to make first trip to North Korea in 14 years

Chinese President Xi Jinping will visit to North Korea this week, state media announced Monday, as US talks with North Korea on its nuclear program are at an apparent standstill
https://www.sbs.com.au/news/chinese-president-to-make-first-trip-to-north-korea-in-14-years
https://www.chinadailyasia.com/articles/179/25/100/1560778764769.html?newsId=86096

8 APRIL 2019

China, North Korea open new border crossing despite sanctions

China and North Korea opened a new border crossing over the Yalu River, signalling aspirations for deeper economic ties between the neighbours even as Pyongyang’s trade remains crimped by international sanctions
https://www.straitstimes.com/asia/east-asia/china-north-korea-open-new-border-crossing-despite-sanctions

17 JANUARY 2019

China’s Soft Power Diplomacy on North Korean Nuclear Crisis

China’s soft power diplomacy regarding North Korea’s nuclear crisis has significant ramifications on the process towards the peaceful resolution of the crisis. Most significantly, the most recent bilateral meetings between Xi Jinping and Kim Jong-un, Inter-Korean Dialogue, and the U.S.-North Korea Singapore Summit have attracted worldwide attention
https://moderndiplomacy.eu/2019/01/16/chinas-soft-power-diplomacy-on-north-korean-nuclear-crisis/

13 JANUARY 2019

North Korea remains in China’s orbit

In an editorial on Wednesday, January 9, China Daily, an English-language publication by the Chinese government, said: “Considering the traditional closeness between [China and the DPRK], there is nothing unusual if the two parties compare notes and coordinate positions on matters of common concern.”
http://www.atimes.com/north-korea-remains-in-chinas-orbit/

8 JANUARY 2019

Kim Jong Un visits China ahead of possible Trump summit

Kim Jong Un is making his fourth visit to China, in a sign that the North Korean leader is seeking Chinese President Xi Jinping’s counsel ahead of a possible second summit with Donald Trump
https://thepeninsulaqatar.com/article/08/01/2019/Kim-Jong-Un-visits-China-ahead-of-possible-Trump-summit
http://en.rfi.fr/asia-pacific/20190108-kim-visits-china-while-beijing-and-washington-continue-standoff
https://video.foxnews.com/v/5987143279001/?#sp=show-clips

6 DECEMBER 2018

North Korean sends top diplomat to key ally China

North Korea’s foreign minister arrived in key ally China on Thursday for talks amid stalled efforts to persuade his government to dismantle its nuclear weapons programs
https://www.newdelhitimes.com/north-korean-sends-top-diplomat-to-key-ally-china-2/
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/north-korea-china-ri-yong-ho-visit-beijing-kim-jong-un-nuclear-crisis-wang-yi-a8670601.html

9 SEPTEMBER 2018

Chinese president’s right-hand man presses North Korea’s Kim Jong-un to realise Singapore nuclear consensus with Donald Trump

Chinese President Xi Jinping’s right-hand man has urged North Korean leader Kim Jong-un to realise the consensus on denuclearisation he reached with US President Donald Trump in Singapore in June.
https://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy/article/2163440/chinese-presidents-right-hand-man-presses-north-koreas-kim-jong
https://www.chinadailyasia.com/articles/21/250/169/1536554853728.html?newsId=47660

8 SEPTEMBER 2018

Xi Jinping won’t attend N Korea’s 70th anniversary celebrations

He is reportedly disappointed at the lack of progress on de-nuclearisation since the Singapore summit between North Korea’s Kim Jong-un and US President Trump
https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/09/xi-jinping-wont-attend-koreas-70th-anniversary-celebrations-180908130355489.html
https://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy/article/2163237/theres-no-point-asking-why-xi-jinping-isnt-going-north-korea

19 JUNE 2018

Xi Jinping pledges unwavering Chinese support for North Korea as Kim Jong-un makes third Beijing visit of 2018

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and Chinese President Xi Jinping met in Beijing Tuesday for their first face-to-face talks since Kim’s historic summit with US President Donald Trump in Singapore on June 12
https://edition.cnn.com/2018/06/18/asia/kim-jong-un-china-intl/index.html
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/jun/19/kim-jong-un-meets-xi-jinping-for-third-time
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/kim-jong-un-china-visit-beijing-xi-jinping-donald-trump-a8406421.html

12 JUNE 2018

China wasn’t at the table but Trump-Kim talks reinforced its role, analysts say

Even though Beijing did not take part in the meeting between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on Tuesday, China watchers say it had much to gain from it
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2150480/china-wasnt-table-trump-kim-talks-reinforced-its-role
https://www.thenational.ae/world/asia/china-welcomes-trump-kim-summit-calls-for-sanctions-relief-1.739430

14 MAY 2018

China, North Korea remain reluctant brothers in arms

Without China’s public and behind-the-scenes maneuvering, it is doubtful that Kim’s upcoming historic summit with US President Donald Trump, now scheduled for June 12 in Singapore, would ever have materialized
http://www.atimes.com/article/china-north-korea-remain-reluctant-brothers-in-arms//

8 MAY 2018

North Korea’s Kim Jong Un makes second China visit for talks with Xi Jinping

Chinese state media has reported that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un paid a second visit to China to hold talks with President Xi Jinping. The meeting comes ahead of the planned summit between Kim and Donald Trump
http://www.dw.com/en/north-koreas-kim-jong-un-makes-second-china-visit-for-talks-with-xi-jinping/a-43699758
http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-05/08/c_137164420.htm
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/may/08/kim-jong-un-meets-xi-jinping-in-second-surprise-visit-to-china

3 MAY 2018

Chinese foreign minister meets with Kim Jong Un amid warming ties

The meeting, Kim’s third with a top Beijing official in just over a month, is another indication of the warming relations between the two fractious allies, with Wang praising North Korea’s commitment to denuclearization during his two-day visit
https://www.chinadailyasia.com/articles/72/183/191/1525356920507.html
https://edition.cnn.com/2018/05/03/asia/wang-yi-pyongyang-visit-intl/index.html

4 APRIL 2018

Is China changing its strategy towards North Korea?

China has been urging diplomacy as the only viable solution to the nuclear and missile crisis for well over a decade. But the Chinese government’s reaction to the summit has been subdued and elite sentiments are caught between relief and anxiety
http://www.asiaobserver.org/wp-admin/post.php?post=14702&action=edit

28 MARCH 2018

North Korea’s Kim pledges ‘denuclearisation’ in China visit

North Korea’s Kim Jong-un has made his first-ever foreign trip as leader to meet China’s president, vowing he is « committed to denuclearisation » and willing to hold summits with the South and the US
https://edition.cnn.com/2018/03/27/asia/north-korea-kim-jong-un-china-visit/index.html
http://www.france24.com/en/20180328-china-confirms-kim-jong-un-visit-beijing-north-korea
https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20180328_13/
http://koreajoongangdaily.joins.com/news/article/article.aspx?aid=3046206

26 MARCH 2018

North Korea: Kim Jong-un in China for ‘unannounced state visit’

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is believed to be in Beijing on an unannounced trip, in what would be his first foreign state visit since taking power in 2011, according to reports
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/mar/26/north-korea-kim-jong-un-in-china-for-first-foreign-state-visit
http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/east-asia/north-koreas-kim-jong-un-is-said-to-make-surprise-china-visit

5 FEBRUARY 2018

China prohibits export of more dual-use goods to North Korea

China has released yet another list of commodities prohibited from export to North Korea, saying the items could likely be used to develop weapons of mass destruction, amid a persisting standoff between the North and the US over Pyongyang’s nuclear and missile programs
http://www.presstv.com/Detail/2018/02/05/551370/China-N-Korea-list-banned-goods-UN-sanctions-US-nuclear
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2132139/china-bans-exports-more-dual-use-goods-north-korea

27 DECEMBER 2017

Chinese ships spotted by satellites ‘selling oil to North Korea’ 30 times since October, despite sanctions

American reconnaissance satellites have reportedly spotted Chinese ships suspected of selling oil to North Korean vessels about 30 times since October
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/12/27/chinese-ships-spotted-satellites-selling-oil-north-korea-30/
https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20171227_03/

1 DECEMBER 2017

North Korea skips China’s first political parties summit

China launched its first World Political Parties Dialogue, with representatives from more than 120 countries in attendance, including Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi. But in a sign of the testy relationship between Beijing and Pyongyang, North Korea did not send a delegation
https://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2017/12/01/North-Korea-skips-Chinas-first-political-parties-summit/1841512154601/?utm_source=sec&utm_campaign=sl&utm_medium=6

18 NOVEMBER 2017

China, North Korea envoys talk up ties despite nuclear tensions

A senior Chinese envoy has met an aide to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Pyongyang, the two sides said on Saturday (Nov 18), stressing longstanding ties despite deep divisions over the North’s nuclear activities
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/china-north-korea-envoys-talk-up-ties-despite-nuclear-tensions-9418640
http://www.arirang.co.kr/News/News_View.asp?nseq=210865

11 NOVEMBER 2017

China seeks closer dialogue with Japan, South Korea to tackle threat from Pyongyang

China on Saturday vowed to strengthen coordination with its neighbours in dealing with the North Korean issue, as US President Donald Trump complimented Beijing on helping to rein in Pyongyang
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2119478/china-seeks-closer-ties-japan-south-korea-tackle-threat

2 NOVEMBER 2017

Xi Jinping sends rare message to Kim Jong-Un in sign relations could be improving

Chinese President Xi Jinping has sent North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un a rare message « out of politeness, » Beijing said Thursday, in his first public communication with his wayward neighbour for more than a year
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/11/02/xi-jinping-sends-rare-message-kim-jong-un-sign-relations-could/
http://www.presstv.com/Detail/2017/11/02/540704/China-Xi-North-Korea-Kim-relations

28 SEPTEMBER 2017

All North Korean firms and joint ventures in China to be closed

China announced on Thursday that all North Korean firms and joint ventures in China would be closed, as part of the latest sanctions imposed on Pyongyang over its nuclear weapons programme
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-09-29/china-orders-north-korean-business-closed-under-un-sanctions/8999040?section=world
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2113262/all-north-korean-firms-and-joint-ventures-china-be
http://gulfnews.com/news/asia/china/china-orders-north-korean-businesses-closed-under-un-sanctions-1.2097737

23 SEPTEMBER 2017

China follows UN sanctions with bans, limits on fuel products to North Korea

China said on Saturday (Sep 23) it will ban exports of some petroleum products to North Korea, as well as imports of textiles from the isolated North, in line with a United Nations Security Council resolution passed after Pyongyang’s latest nuclear test
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/china-follows-un-sanctions-with-bans–limits-on-fuel-products-to-north-korea-9244112
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/articles/76/231/163/1506145418516.html
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/sep/23/china-to-enforce-un-sanctions-against-north-korea

8 SEPTEMBER 2017

North Korea’s nuclear programme aided by study abroad in China – report

According to an explosive investigation by the Wall Street Journal, the rapid development of North Korea’s missile programme has been aided by its citizens travelling abroad to study in areas beneficial to nuclear and weapons research – in breach of 2016 United Nations sanctions
https://asiancorrespondent.com/2017/09/north-koreas-nuclear-programme-aided-study-abroad-china-report/#u2HpWpFrFBK5kciX.97

3 SEPTEMBER 2017

China firmly opposes and strongly condemns DPRK nuclear test

China’s Foreign Ministry issued a statement on Sunday, expressing firm opposition to and strong condemnation of a nuclear test undertaken by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea
http://chinaplus.cri.cn/news/politics/11/20170903/23003.html
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2109533/china-condemns-north-korean-nuclear-test
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/sep/03/xi-jinping-dark-shadow-north-korea-nuclear-test-chinese-brics

27 AUGUST 2017

All you need to know about China’s sanctions on North Korea

Beijing has slapped bans on some trade with its troublesome neighbour but with Pyongyang firing off yet another round of missiles on the weekend there’s debate over just how effective the curbs will be
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2108378/all-you-need-know-about-chinas-sanctions-north-korea

14 AUGUST 2017

China issues order to implement UN sanctions on North Korea

China will halt iron, iron ore and seafood imports from North Korea starting Tuesday (Aug 15), following through on new UN sanctions after US pressure for Beijing to strongarm Pyongyang over its ally’s nuclear programme
http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/east-asia/china-issues-order-to-implement-un-sanctions-on-north-korea

12 AUGUST 2017

Xi urges restraint on nuclear issue in phone talks with Trump

Chinese President Xi Jinping urged concerned parties to practice restraint regarding the Korean Peninsula nuclear issue in a phone conversation with his US counterpart Donald Trump on Saturday
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/articles/146/4/92/1502530446344.html
http://www.scmp.com/news/world/united-states-canada/article/2106518/trump-call-xi-jinping-urgent-talks-north-korea

6 AUGUST 2017

China says N. Korea sanctions ‘necessary’ but urges dialogue

China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Sunday that the latest sanctions passed by the United Nations Security Council were « necessary » after North Korea’s missile tests in July, but he noted that they were « not the ultimate purpose. »
http://www.dw.com/en/china-says-n-korea-sanctions-necessary-but-urges-dialogue/a-39980868
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/articles/31/83/67/1502002876198.html
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2105591/un-sanctions-north-korea-necessary-not-ultimate-goal

10 JULY 2017

 As China withdraws, Russia advances: what’s up with North Korea?

 A new East Asian power alignment is shaping up on the Korean Peninsula as South Korea begins to distance itself from the United States to establish better relations with the North and Russia enters the mix
http://www.scmp.com/week-asia/geopolitics/article/2097451/china-withdraws-russia-advances-whats-north-korea

China-Russia diplomatic double act exposes Trump’s crudeness

Xi Jinping and Vladimir Putin vow to work together on peaceful solution to North Korea crisis – in sharp contrast to US president’s sabre-rattling
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jul/04/china-russia-diplomatic-double-act-exposes-trumps-crudeness
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2101359/chinese-and-russian-presidents-urge-peaceful-solution
http://www.bangkokpost.com/vdo/world/1281435/russia-and-china-join-forces-over-north-korea

24 JUNE 2017

China, US agree on aim of ‘complete, irreversible’ Korean denuclearisation

China and the United States agreed that efforts to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula should be « complete, verifiable and irreversible », Chinese state media said on Saturday, reporting the results of high level talks in Washington this week
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/china–us-agree-on-aim-of–complete–irreversible–korean-denuclearisation-8975316

4 MAY 2017

North Korea warns China of ‘grave consequences’ in first direct rebuke to Beijing over criticism

North Korea has warned China of “grave consequences” in a rare media rebuke which exposes growing divisions between the two historically close allies
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/05/04/north-korea-warns-china-grave-consequences-first-direct-rebuke/
http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr/northkorea/2017/05/03/0401000000AEN20170503005600315.html
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/nation/2017-05/04/content_15608370.html
http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/1045325.shtml

18 APRIL 2017

FM spokesman: China welcomes US role on Korean Peninsula issue

The United States is welcome to play a positive role in peacefully resolving the Korean Peninsula nuclear issue, said Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang on Monday
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/nation/2017-04/18/content_15601349.html

13 APRIL 2017

China’s nuclear get-out clause over defence of North Korea

China is not obliged to help defend North Korea from military attack if the reclusive state developed nuclear weapons, according to Chinese diplomatic and military observers
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2087320/china-not-obliged-defend-n-korea-if-its-attacked-say

24 MARCH 2017

Should China turn its back on North Korea?

While China does not want a new democracy on its doorstep, a North Korea more open to political and economic liberalisation might be a constructive first step towards solving the ‘North Korea problem’ for both China, and the United States and its allies
http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2017/03/24/should-china-turn-its-back-on-north-korea/

8 MARCH 2017

China calls on N Korea to suspend missile and nuclear tests

China has proposed that North Korea suspend its tests of missile and nuclear technology to « defuse a looming crisis »
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-39202088
http://www.dw.com/en/china-calls-for-stop-to-north-korea-missile-tests-and-us-south-korean-military-drills/a-37847701

25 FEBRUARY 2017

North Korea is now angry with its only ally and key supporter, China

North Korea – Irked by increasing UN sanctions and the brunt of sanctions by individual nations, including from its closest and only ally, China – North Korea has now vented out its frustration
http://www.chinanationalnews.com/index.php/sid/252003865
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/02/24/north-korea-says-old-ally-china-dancing-tune-us-coal-ban/

18 FEBRUARY 2017

China suspends coal imports from North Korea following missile test

China will suspend all imports of coal from North Korea for the rest of the year, Beijing said Saturday (Feb 18), depriving Pyongyang of a crucial source of foreign exchange following its latest missile test
http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/east-asia/china-suspends-coal-imports-from-north-korea-following-missile-test
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/02/china-suspend-coal-imports-north-korea-170218134156911.html

25 JANUARY 2017

China gives details of items banned from export to North Korea

China released on Wednesday a new, comprehensive list of goods that can not be exported to North Korea, including many « dual use » items that can be used to build weapons of mass destruction
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/china-gives-details-items-banned-export-north-korea
http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/1030654.shtml

25 OCTOBER 2016

Senior Chinese official visiting North Korea expected to discuss Pyongyang’s nuclear tests, says expert

A Chinese deputy foreign minister is in Pyongyang on the first visit since February by a high-ranking Chinese official amid escalating tensions after North Korea’s fifth nuclear test last month
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2039803/senior-chinese-official-visits-north-korea-suggesting
http://www.arirang.co.kr/News/News_View.asp?nseq=196791

22 SEPTEMBER 2016

China probes company accused of N. Korea trade violations

Chinese authorities are investigating a company that researchers say sold North Korea materials that can be used by its growing nuclear weapons program in a crackdown that reflects Beijing’s growing frustration with its isolated neighbor
http://www.worldaffairsjournal.org/content/china-investigates-company-accused-north-korea-trade-violations

20 SEPTEMBER 2016

China, US to step up cooperation to halt North Korea’s nuclear weapons programme

Premier Li Keqiang has told US President ­Barack Obama that Beijing supports closer cooperation in the UN Security Council and in enforcement efforts to halt North Korea’s nuclear programme
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2020872/china-us-step-cooperation-halt-north-koreas-nuclear
http://www.dw.com/en/us-and-china-to-cooperate-in-restraining-north-korea/a-19563004

16 SEPTEMBER 2016

China opposes “unhelpful” unilateral sanctions on North Korea

Chinese Foreign minister Wang Yi told his Japanese counterpart that China opposes “unhelpful” unilateral sanctions on North Korea but will work within the United Nations to formulate a necessary response to its fifth nuclear test.
http://www.intellasia.net/china-says-opposes-unhelpful-unilateral-n-korea-sanctions-541386

9 SEPTEMBER 2016

China firmly opposes DPRK’s nuclear test

China’s Foreign Ministry issued a statement on Friday expressing firm opposition to the nuclear test by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK)
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/nation/2016-09/09/content_15493096.html
http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20160909_44/
http://www.fmprc.gov.cn/mfa_eng/xwfw_665399/s2510_665401/t1396294.shtml

10 AUGUST 2016

China blocks U.N. statement on N. Korea

Japan and the United States negotiated behind the scenes but ultimately rejected China’s demand to alter the contents of the draft, putting an agreement out of reach
http://www.asianews.network/content/china-blocks-un-statement-n-korea-25162
http://the-japan-news.com/news/article/0003139358

25 JUNE 2016

China, N.Korea foreign ministers hold talks

Foreign ministers from China and North Korea have held talks in the Laotian capital of Vientiane. It was the first bilateral meeting of its kind in nearly 2 years
http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20160725000713
http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20160726_01/

14 JUNE 2016

China to ban export of more dual-use goods to North Korea

China’s Ministry of Commerce released a list of goods banned for export to North Korea on Tuesday, saying the items could be used to build weapons of mass destruction
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/1975364/china-ban-export-more-dual-use-goods-north-korea

1 JUNE 2016

Xi Jinping meets North Korean envoy in Beijing, vowing to safeguard ties

Beijing will work with Pyongyang to safeguard, consolidate and ­develop their friendship, ­President Xi Jinping told a visiting North Korean envoy, ­despite the deteriorated ties ­between the two neighbours
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/1961300/xi-jinping-meets-north-korean-envoy-beijing-vowing
http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20160601_26/
http://www.asiapacificstar.com/index.php/sid/244556251

17 APRIL 2016

China unlikely to come to North Korea’s defence if tensions escalate over nuclear weapons tests, say Chinese experts

China is unlikely to defend North Korea in case tensions escalate on the Korean peninsula over Pyongyang’s nuclear provocations ­despite a mutual defence pact between the two communist allies, mainland scholars say
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/1936616/china-unlikely-come-north-koreas-defence-if-tensions

5 APRIL 2016

China announces trade sanctions on North Korea,over nuclear tests banning gold imports and jet fuel exports

bbChina’s Commerce Ministry on Tuesday banned imports of gold and rare earths from the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) and exports to the country of jet fuel and other oil products used to make rocket fuel, a move in line with new United Nations sanctions on Pyongyang.
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-35969412
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/nation/2016-04/05/content_15410890.html
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/china-announces-restrictions-trade-n-korea

1 APRIL 2016

Is North Korea Fed up With China?

North Korea’s ruling party recently called on citizens to stand up to its patron China’s “hostile schemes” in a blistering attack that invoked nuclear war with Beijing, a report has claimed
http://thediplomat.com/2016/04/is-north-korea-fed-up-with-china/

3 MARCH 2016

China vows to take sanctions on North seriously

China said Thursday that it plans to follow the resolution unanimously adopted by the United Nations Security Council to impose the toughest-ever sanctions on Pyongyang for its nuclear and missile provocations
http://koreajoongangdaily.joins.com/news/article/article.aspx?aid=3015792

28 FEBRUARY 2016

China, S.Korea envoys support N.Korea sanctions

Chief envoys from China and South Korea have agreed that relevant nations should steadily implement a United Nations Security Council draft resolution that will tighten sanctions against North Korea
http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20160229_01/
http://atimes.com/2016/02/chinas-chief-nuclear-envoy-to-arrive-in-seoul/

25 FEBRUARY 2016

U.S., China agree on UN Security Council resolution on N. Korea

The United States and China have reached an agreement on a new United Nations Security Council draft resolution aimed at punishing North Korea in the wake of its recent nuclear test and for violating previous resolutions, a Security Council diplomat told.
http://edition.cnn.com/2016/02/24/world/un-north-korea-draft-resolution-sanctions/index.html
http://www.arirang.co.kr/News/News_View.asp?nseq=188592

12 FEBRUARY 2016

China urges U.N. action to make North Korea ‘pay price’

China will back a U.N. Security Council resolution to make North Korea « pay the necessary price » for recent rocket launches, its foreign minister told Reuters on Friday, adding the goal was to get Pyongyang back to the negotiating table.
http://www.todayonline.com/world/china-says-un-action-needed-make-north-korea-pay-price-behavior?singlepage=true

11 FEBRUARY 2016

POINT OF VIEW/ Robert Einhorn: China must be engaged in applying international pressure on North Korea

China is in a position to put decisive pressure on North Korea, but it has demonstrated that it’s not prepared to do that.
http://ajw.asahi.com/article/asia/korean_peninsula/AJ201602110036

2 JANUARY 2016

Senior Chinese official arrives in DPRK

The visit of Wu Dawei, China’s special representative for Korean Peninsula affairs, comes after the North’s fourth nuclear test on Jan 6, during which the DPRK says it successfully tested its first H-bomb
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/nation/2016-02/02/content_15381821.html

27 JANUARY 2016

China backs U.N. move to denounce North Korea over nuclear test

Secretary of State John F. Kerry and China’s foreign minister agreed Wednesday to move ahead with a U.N. resolution condemning North Korea for its latest nuclear test, but they appeared as far apart as ever on how far to push Pyongyang
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/china-agrees-to-sanctions-against-north-korea-during-kerry-visit/2016/01/27/2d09569a-bfcd-11e5-98c8-7fab78677d51_story.html
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/nation/2016-01/27/content_15379240.html

9 JANUARY 2016

China resists calls to ramp up pressure on N. Korea

China has resisted calls by South Korea, the United States and Japan to put more pressure on North Korea, while the U.N. Security Council agreed to swiftly push for new sanctions against the North’s fourth nuclear test
http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20160109000123
http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/962495.shtml

6 JANUARY 2016

N. Korea’s bomb test further imperils relations with China

China sees North Korea’s claim to have conducted its first hydrogen bomb test as yet another act of defiance, and will likely retaliate by joining tougher United Nations sanctions and could possibly even impose its own trade restrictions
http://news.yahoo.com/china-firmly-opposes-north-koreas-claimed-bomb-test-080358129.html
http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/english/news/20160106_36.html
http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/east-asia/article/1898251/china-summons-north-korean-ambassador-after-claims-successful-h
http://cogitasia.com/chinas-reaction-to-north-koreas-nuclear-test/

8 & 13 DECEMBER 2014

China not invited to death anniversary of Kim Jong-il

China is unlikely to send a delegation to next week’s third death anniversary of North Korea’s former leader, Kim Jong-il, because it has yet to receive a formal invitation from Pyongyang, a diplomatic source with knowledge of the North Korea-China relations said
http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20141208000901
http://ajw.asahi.com/article/asia/china/AJ201412130036

2 DECEMBER 2014

China ‘will not go to war for North Korea’

China will not step in to save neighbouring North Korea if the Pyongyang regime collapses or starts a war, a retired People’s Liberation Army general said, possibly signalling waning patience in Beijing with its wayward, nuclear-armed ally.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/northkorea/11267956/China-will-not-go-to-war-for-North-Korea.html

31 OCTOBER 2014

With Xi in power, China’s relations with North Korea take chilly turn

With its relations with China in the freezer, North Korea is making a great effort to improve relations with other countries, including Japan and Russia. On Tuesday, Pyongyang opened talks with a Japanese government delegation over the issue of Japanese nationals abducted to North Korea
http://the-japan-news.com/news/article/0001678233

23 OCTOBER 2014

China opposes sending North Korea to international court

China says it’s against referring ally North Korea to the International Criminal Court over its human rights record.
http://asiancorrespondent.com/127647/china-opposes-sending-north-korea-to-international-court/

23 SEPTEMBER 2014

North Korea seizes Chinese fishing boat, demands fine

North Korea detained a Chinese fishing boat and demanded a fine for its release, Chinese media reported on Tuesday, apparently the first such move in more than a year, risking further straining ties between North Korea and its only major ally
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/north-korea-seizes-chinese-fishing-boat-demands-fine-media

17 SEPTEMBER 2014

China’s Congratulatory Message to North Korea: New Signs of Bilateral Tension

China-North Korea relations have been strained since Pyongyang conducted its third nuclear test in February 2013. Chinese president Xi Jinping has yet to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, even though he has held two summits with South Korea’s president Park Geun-hye.
http://cogitasia.com/chinas-congratulatory-message-to-north-korea-new-signs-of-bilateral-tension/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+cogitasia%2FZCwV+%28cogitASIA+Posts%29

8 SEPTEMBER 2014

In paper to U.N., China renews call for restart of N. Korea nuclear talks

China has renewed its commitment to an early resumption of six-nation talks on North Korea’s nuclear weapons program ahead of the United Nations General Assembly later this month
http://koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/nation/2014/09/116_164306.html

19 AUGUST 2014

North Korea transfers tanks to Chinese border

North Korea has transferred one of its newest and most modern armoured units to the border with China, in the latest indication of the depth of the rift between the two erstwhile allies
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/northkorea/11043980/North-Korea-transfers-tanks-to-Chinese-border.html

30 JULY 2014

China-N.K. relations face bumpy road

Relations between North Korea and China face a bumpy road as Pyongyang’s nuclear ambitions continue to chip away at their decades-long alliance while Beijing increasingly courts Seoul for greater strategic and economic cooperation
http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20140730000967

9 MAY 2014

Is China losing faith in North Korea?

Beijing’s contingency plans for the fall of Kim Jong-un have apparently been leaked to the media. What does this mean for Pyongyang’s relations with its only major ally?
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/may/09/is-china-losing-faith-in-north-korea

4 MAY 2014

PLA prepares border plan for North Korean collapse

China has formed numerous special teams as part of an emergency plan to deal with the aftermath of a potential collapse of North Korea’s political regime, reports the Tokyo-based Kyodo News

http://www.wantchinatimes.com/news-subclass-cnt.aspx?id=20140504000102&cid=1101

23 MARCH 2014

Korean and Chinese presidents reaffirm opposition to North Korean nukes

The leaders of South Korea and China on Sunday reaffirmed their opposition to North Korea’s possession of nuclear weapons, pledging to work closely together for peninsular denuclearization
http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20140324000014

17 MARCH 2014

China rejects a United Nations report on “grave human rights violations” in the DPRK

China has rejected a United Nations report documenting “grave human rights violations” in the North Korea (DPRK) at a UN debate on Monday, saying the report was based on fabricated charges and that its recommendations were “divorced from reality.”

http://www.euronews.com/2014/03/17/china-criticises-un-report-on-north-korea-saying-it-is-inaccurate/

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2014/03/china-dismisses-un-report-n-korea-crimes-2014317142819165855.html

21 FEBRUARY 2014

Strange Diplomatic Exchanges Between US-UN-China Over North Korea

The UN Human Rights Council commissioned the Inquiry on Human Rights In the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) and found “abundant evidence” for crimes against humanity. Why China condemns the report’s claims is simple: it implicates China’s leadership

http://inhomelandsecurity.com/strange-diplomatic-exchanges-between-us-un-china-over-north-korea/

18 FEBRUARY 2014

China rejects UN report on North Korea’s crimes against humanity

China is rejecting the charge of a U.N. human rights inquiry that suggested Beijing was aiding and abetting crimes against humanity by returning defectors to its ally, North Korea.

http://www.voanews.com/content/china-rejects-un-criticism-in-north-korea-rights-probe/1853512.html

14 FEBRUARY 2014

China FM reassures Kerry on Korean tensions

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Friday that China will never allow chaos or war on the Korean Peninsula, as tensions in the area featured high up the agenda of his Beijing talks with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry.

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/china/2014-02/14/c_133116299.htm

http://www.voanews.com/content/china-promises-to-pressure-n-korea-back-to-nuclear-talks/1851874.html

29 JANUARY 2014

Purge raises fears over North Korea-China links

The execution, in December 2013, of Jang Song-thaek, uncle and close advisor to North Korea’s 31-year-old leader Kim Jong-un, has serious ramifications for North Korea’s external relations. Mr Jang was China’s best business partner among North Korea’s leadership
http://www.worldreview.info/content/purge-raises-fears-over-north-korea-china-links

10 JANUARY 2014

North Korea risky business for Chinese investors

While North Korea has encouraged increased inward investment since Kim Jong-un came to power in 2011, and China–North Korea economic engagement has expanded, Chinese investors taking the plunge investing in North Korea face challenges at each step of the way.

http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2014/01/10/north-korea-risky-business-for-chinese-investors/

 

Malaysia history and culture

MALAYSIA HISTORY AND CULTURE

8 JULY 2019

Dutch WWII submarine wrecks disappear from Malaysian seabed

The wrecks of two Dutch submarines sunk off the Malaysian coast during the second world war have disappeared along with the remains of the 79 men who perished onboard
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jul/08/dutch-second-world-war-submarine-wrecks-disappear-from-malaysian-seabed

2 JUNE 2019

Struggle in Malaysia to save Kristang, a dying centuries-old language spoken by 2000 people

Kristang developed after the Portuguese took over the strategic port city on the Malacca Strait, one of the world’s most important shipping routes, about 500 years ago and colonisers married local women
https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asia/kristang-creole-portuguese-malay-malaysia-singapore-11589180
https://www.scmp.com/news/asia/southeast-asia/article/3012781/struggle-malaysia-save-kristang-dying-centuries-old

19 FEBRUARY 2019

Who arrived first on the Malay Peninsula? That depends on whether you’re Indian or Malay

The issue of historical narrative blew up again in July last year, when newly appointed human resources minister M. Kulasegaran found himself in hot water with the Malay majority by claiming the country’s Indian ethnic minority were among the original inhabitants of the Malay Peninsula
https://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/article/2186591/who-arrived-first-malay-peninsula-depends-whether-youre-indian-or-malay

8 FEBRUARY 2018

70 years later, Malayan Emergency’s legacy lives on

This year marks the 70th anniversary of the Malayan Emergency, an undeclared war fought between the Communist Party of Malaya’s (CPM) guerrilla army and the former British colonial government of Malaya. Modern-day independent Malaysia would emerge from the tumult
http://www.atimes.com/article/70-years-later-malayan-emergencys-legacy-lives-on/?cn-reloaded=1

 

Wars, conflicts and strategy on 8 July in Asian history

WARS, CONFLICTS AND STRATEGY ON 8 JULY IN ASIAN HISTORY

To see another date, on Internet (Google…) type “conflicts and strategy on (date + month) in Asian history”

Updated on July 8, 2019

1139: Song Dynasty general Yue Fei defeats an army led by Jin Dynasty general Wanyan Wuzhu at the Battle of Yancheng during the Jin–Song wars
https://www.shenyunperformingarts.org/learn/article/read/item/MzUnKWQT8Cg/yue-fei-chinese-stories-history.html
http://www.clearwisdom.net/html/articles/2010/2/3/114395.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Yancheng

1497: Departure of the of Vasco de Gama expedition which arrives in India in May 1498
http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/06374a.htm

1592: In the Imjin War, during the Battle of Hansando, Admiral Yi Sun-sin decisively defeats the Japanese Navy at Hasan Island
http://asianhistory.about.com/od/warsinasia/a/hansando.htm
http://www.prkorea.com/yisunsin/battle3.htm


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p0HkyIbWa-Y

1853: The US commodore Matthew Perry arrives at Uraga Harbor near Edo (Tokyo) and refuses to go to Nagasaki, only port opened to foreigners
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/commodore-perry-sails-into-tokyo-bay
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commodore_Matthew_Perry

1858: After the “mopping up” campaigns of Sir Hugh Rose, the Sepoy Mutiny, that started on May 10, 1857, is officially declared finished
http://asianhistory.about.com/od/india/f/What-Was-The-Revolt-Of-1857-in-India-All-About.htm

1864: The Shinsengumi sabotage the choshu-han shishi’s planned attack on Kyoto at Ikedaya, this event is known as Ikedaya Jiken
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ikedaya_Jiken

1948: Representatives of 13 Dutch-controlled states created by Van Mook convene at Bandung, to begin process of creating United States of Indonesia

1950: General Douglas Mac-Arthur, the hero of the war against Japan, is appointed head of the United Nations Command in Korea
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/macarthur-named-korean-commander

1962: Ne Win forces besiege and dynamite the Ragoon University Student Union building to crash the Student Movement
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1962_Rangoon_University_Protests

1963: Signature of the agreement for integration of Singapore in the Federation of Malaysia

1972: US actress Jane Fonda arrives in Hanoi for a two-week trip aiming to denounce the American policy in Vietnam
http://thevietnamwar.info/hanoi-jane/
http://www.leatherneck.com/forums/showthread.php?30622-Jane-quot-the-traitor-quot-Fonda-AGAIN
http://www.snopes.com/military/fonda.asp

2015 : Vietnam’s General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong, meets US President Barack Obama at the White House to discuss defence issues and the running conflict with China over disputed islands in the South China Sea
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2015/07/vietnam-communist-party-white-house-150708045555640.html
http://www.thanhniennews.com/politics/obama-vietnam-party-chief-discuss-east-sea-in-landmark-meeting-47641.html
http://edition.cnn.com/2015/07/07/politics/obama-vietnam-trans-pacific-partnership-china/index.html
http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2015/07/08/the-geo-politics-of-vietnam-us-rapprochement

2016: US and South Korea agree THAAD missile defence deployment
http://koreajoongangdaily.joins.com/news/article/article.aspx?aid=3021051 http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-36742751
http://edition.cnn.com/2016/07/08/asia/north-korea-thaad-missile-deploy/index.html

On 8 July in South Asian history

ON 8 JULY IN SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY

To see another date, on Internet (Google…) type “On (date + month) in South Asian history”

Updated on July 8, 2019

1497: Departure of the of Vasco de Gama expedition which arrives in India in May 1498
http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/06374a.htm

1858: After the “mopping up” campaigns of Sir Hugh Rose, the Sepoy Mutiny, that started on May 10, 1857, is officially declared finished
http://asianhistory.about.com/od/india/f/What-Was-The-Revolt-Of-1857-in-India-All-About.htm

1914: Birth of Jyoti Basu, Indian communist politician, who died on January 17, 2010
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jyoti_Basu
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/8151230.stm

1949: Birth of Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy, Chief Minister of State of Andhra Pradesh, India, since 2004, who died in an helicopter crash on September 2, 2009
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Y._S._Rajasekhara_Reddy

1958: Birth of Neetu Singh, Indian actress
http://www.rediff.com/movies/2003/apr/09dinesh.htm


http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x3axpa_ranbir-and-neetu-singh-on-aj-taak

1967: Death of Fatima Jinnah, sister of Ali Jinnah and an active figure in movement for independence of Pakistan
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fatima_Jinnah

 1998: In Afghanistan, the Taliban announce a ban on television sets, videocassettes-recorders, videotapes and satellites dishes

2007: Death of Chandra Shekhar, former Indian shortly Prime Minister (November 1990 to June 1991)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chandra_Shekhar

2010: The United Nations recall its main representative to Sri Lanka following days of protests outside a UN office in Colombo, the capital
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia/2010/07/2010781724916736.html

2011: Pakistan has reacted angrily to the US army’s top officer’s suggestion that the government « sanctioned » the killing of journalist Saleem Shahzad.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-south-asia-14080211

2013: Death of Sundri Uttamchandani, Indian author, born on September 28, 1924
http://tribune.com.pk/story/574401/sundri-uttamchandani-noted-sindhi-fiction-writer-passes-away/
http://www.sundriuttam.com/

2016: Death of humanitarian Abdul Sattar Edhi, the Mother Teresa of Pakistan
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2016/07/pakistan-humanitarian-abdul-sattar-edhi-dies-160708184523940.html http://tribune.com.pk/story/1137773/abdul-sattar-edhi-put-ventilator-condition-deteriorates-faisal-edhi/ http://www.dw.com/en/abdul-sattar-edhi-a-life-bigger-than-accolades/a-19243405

On 8 July in Southeast Asian history

ON 8 JULY IN SOUTHEAST ASIAN HISTORY

To see another date, on Internet (Google…) type “On (date + month) in Southeast Asian history”

Updated on July 8, 2019

1948: Representatives of 13 Dutch-controlled states created by Van Mook convene at Bandung, to begin process of creating United States of Indonesia

1962: Ne Win forces besiege and dynamite the Ragoon University Student Union building to crash the Student Movement
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1962_Rangoon_University_Protests

1963: Signature of the agreement for integration of Singapore in the Federation of Malaysia

1972: US actress Jane Fonda arrives in Hanoi for a two-week trip aiming to denounce the American policy in Vietnam
http://thevietnamwar.info/hanoi-jane/
http://www.leatherneck.com/forums/showthread.php?30622-Jane-quot-the-traitor-quot-Fonda-AGAIN
http://www.snopes.com/military/fonda.asp


1986: End of ex-minister Arturo Tolentino failed pro-Marcos coup in Philippines
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arturo_Tolentino
https://philippinesfreepress.wordpress.com/1986/07/26/tolentinos-last-hurrah-july-26-1986/

2006: Jose Ramos-Horta is appointed Prime Minister of East Timor by President Xanana Gusmao

2009: Indonesia’s President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono wins his second term in office. Count gave Yudhoyono 60 percent of the vote. Megawati Sukarnoputri was second at 27 percent, with Vice President Jusuf Kalla at 13 percent
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indonesian_presidential_election,_2009

2015 : Vietnam’s General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong, meets US President Barack Obama at the White House to discuss defence issues and the running conflict with China over disputed islands in the South China Sea
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2015/07/vietnam-communist-party-white-house-150708045555640.html
http://www.thanhniennews.com/politics/obama-vietnam-party-chief-discuss-east-sea-in-landmark-meeting-47641.html
http://edition.cnn.com/2015/07/07/politics/obama-vietnam-trans-pacific-partnership-china/index.html
http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2015/07/08/the-geo-politics-of-vietnam-us-rapprochement

 

On 8 July in Japan’s history

ON 8 JULY IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

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Updated on July 8, 2019

1592: In the Imjin War, during the Battle of Hansando, Admiral Yi Sun-sin decisively defeats the Japanese Navy at Hasan Island
http://asianhistory.about.com/od/warsinasia/a/hansando.htm
http://www.prkorea.com/yisunsin/battle3.htm


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p0HkyIbWa-Y

1770: Death of Suzuki Harunobu, Japanese painter, born in 1724
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suzuki_Harunobu
http://www.google.fr/search?q=Suzuki+Harunobu&hl=fr&rlz=1G1ACAW_FRFR414&biw=1058&bih=482&prmd=ivnso&source=lnms&tbm=isch&ei=_G4VTpfDIMfz-gb6lNkl&sa=X&oi=mode_link&ct=mode&cd=2&sqi=2&ved=0CBEQ_AUoAQ

1853: The US commodore Matthew Perry arrives at Uraga Harbor near Edo (Tokyo) and refuses to go to Nagasaki, only port opened to foreigners
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/commodore-perry-sails-into-tokyo-bay
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commodore_Matthew_Perry

1864: The Shinsengumi sabotage the choshu-han shishi’s planned attack on Kyoto at Ikedaya, this event is known as Ikedaya Jiken
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ikedaya_Jiken

1968: Birth of Akio Suyama, Japanese seiyu (vocal actor)
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/people.php?id=4601

1969: Birth of Sugizo, Japanese guitarist and singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sugizo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XnPICKw8iOc&feature=related

1972: Birth of Shosuke Tanihara, Japanese actor
http://www.jdorama.com/artiste.1420.htm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K3fboOFjzcQ

1979: Death of Sin-Itiro Tomonaga, Nobel Prize in Physics (1965), born in March 1906
http://nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/physics/laureates/1965/tomonaga-bio.html

 

On 8 July in Chinese history, Hong Kong and Taiwan

ON 8 JULY IN CHINESE HISTORY, HONG KONG AND TAIWAN

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Updated on July 8, 2019

1139: Song Dynasty general Yue Fei defeats an army led by Jin Dynasty general Wanyan Wuzhu at the Battle of Yancheng during the Jin–Song wars
https://www.shenyunperformingarts.org/learn/article/read/item/MzUnKWQT8Cg/yue-fei-chinese-stories-history.html
http://www.clearwisdom.net/html/articles/2010/2/3/114395.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Yancheng

1967: Birth of Jordan Chan, Hong Kong actor and singer
http://www.lovehkfilm.com/people/chan_jordan.htm

2001: Birth of Yang Peiyi, Chinese child singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yang_Peiyi