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On 22 August in Asian history

ON 22 AUGUST IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on August 22, 2019

1155: Death of Japanese Emperor Konoe (1142-1155), born on June 16, 1139
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Konoe

1639: Madras (now Chennai), India, is founded by the British East India Company on a sliver of land bought from local Nayak rulers
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/22nd-august-1639-madras-now-chennai-is-founded-by-the-east-india-company

1861: Death of Xianfeng, 8th emperor of the Qing dynasty since 1850, born on July 17, 1831
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xianfeng

1875: The Treaty of Saint Petersburg between Japan and Russia, signed on May 7, is ratified, providing for the exchange of Sakhalin for the Kuril Islands
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Treaty_of_Saint_Petersburg_(1875)
https://howlingpixel.com/wiki/Treaty_of_Saint_Petersburg_(1875)

1875-05-07 St Petersbourg

1888: Birth of Du Yuesheng, boss of Shanghai mafia, who died on August 16, 1951
http://streetsofshanghai.pbworks.com/w/page/18638675/Du%20Yuesheng

1894: Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi founds the Natal Indian Congress which later will ally itself with the African National Congress
http://www.sahistory.org.za/organisations/natal-indian-congress-nic

1904: Birth of Deng Xiaoping, leader of China (1978-1997), who died on February 19, 1997
http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/data/people/dengxiaoping.shtml
https://www.biography.com/political-figure/deng-xiaoping

1910: Japan annexes Korea with the signing of the Japan-Korea Annexation Treaty. The name Korea was abolished and replaced with the ancient name Joseon
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japan-Korea_Annexation_Treaty
http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Japan-Korea_Annexation_Treaty

1924: Birth of Ada Jafri, Pakistani poet and author who died on March 12, 2015
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ada_Jafri
http://www.poemhunter.com/ada-jafri/biography/

1942: Brazil declares war on Germany, Japan & Italy

1945: In China, the Soviet forces enter Port-Arthur

1951: Birth of Chandra Prakash Mainali, Nepalese communist politician
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chandra_Prakash_Mainali

Chandra Prakash Mainali

1955: Birth of Chiranjeevi, Telugu film actor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chiranjeevi
http://www.ndtv.com/topic/chiranjeevi

1965: Birth of Chen Liping, Singaporean actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chen_Liping


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rdf24QLmTZo

1967: Birth of Yukiko Okada, Japanese idol singer who committed suicide on 8 April 1986
 http://jpop.wikia.com/wiki/Okada_Yukiko

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2d3daj-xsvU

1967: In Beijing, during the Cultural Revolution, the British embassy is set on fire
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/peking-embassy-siege-veterans-recall-the-red-guards-summer-of-hate-1245933.html
https://roomfordiplomacy.com/beijing-3-1950-1972/

1967-08-22 Ambassade britannique

1971: Birth of Rick Yune, Korean American actor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rick_Yune

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=05zhq7j5ZSI&hl=fr

1977 : President Ferdinand Marcos announces the lifting of the nightly curfew and the travel ban as his first step towards relaxing the restrictions imposed under martial law
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/517/today-in-philippine-history-august-22-1977-the-nightly-curfew-imposed-under-the-martial-law-was-lifted

2009: A North Korean delegation paying a rare visit to South Korea to mourn former president Kim Dae-Jung holds breakthrough talks with a government minister. The meeting is the first since a conservative government came to power in Seoul in February
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/8215563.stm

2009: Pakistan’s Taliban movement has named Hakimullah Mehsud, a close associate of ex-leader Baitullah Mehsud, as its new leader
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/8216062.stm

2010: The Indian and Japanese foreign ministers hold talks on a civil nuclear co-operation agreement. The Japanese minister, Katsuya Okada, said the decision to start negotiations had been one of the toughest he had ever had to make
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-south-asia-11050615

2011: North Korea seizes South’s Mount Kumgang resort assets, giving South Koreans 72 hours to leave the resort which lies just inside North Korea. The resort used to be a symbol of co-operation between the two Koreas and a key source of hard currency for Pyongyang
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-14611873

2012: Death of Paul Shan Kuo-hsi, Taiwanese cardinal and bishop, born on December 3, 1923
https://taiwantoday.tw/news.php?unit=10,23,45,10&post=19608

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ALfmWUo29xg

2015 : Ieng Thirith, ‘First Lady’ of Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge dies while facing charges of genocide, crimes against humanity
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2015/08/khmer-rouge-lady-ieng-thirith-dies-cambodia-genocide-150822091441396.html

2015 : Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev visits the Kuril islands, prompting a swift rebuke from Tokyo, which claims sovereignty over the archipelago in a long-running dispute
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/asia/2015-08/22/content_15307412.html

2016: Singapore Former President S R Nathan dies, aged 92
http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/former-president-sr-nathan-dies-aged-92

2016: Protests « welcome » Chinese communist leader Sha Hailin visit to Taipei
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Protests-welcome-Chinese-communist-leader’s-visit-to-Taipei-38367.html

France and Asia-Pacific relations

22 AUGUST 2019

In Modi era, France has replaced Russia as India’s new best friend

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is visiting France for his third state visit and fourth trip. Modi and French President Emmanuel Macron discussed a gamut of issues ranging from trade and economics to energy security, counter-terrorism, defence and security cooperation and collaboration in the Indo-Pacific
https://theprint.in/opinion/in-modi-era-france-has-replaced-russia-as-indias-new-best-friend/280431/
https://www.france24.com/en/video/20190822-french-indian-growing-bilateral-trade-ties
http://www.newindianexpress.com/world/2019/aug/22/pm-narendra-modi-holds-talks-with-french-president-emmanuel-macron-2022865.html

3 AUGUST 2019

China suspends cooperation with France on police affairs, says report

Action comes after France gave asylum to wife of jailed former Interpol chief Meng Hongwei
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/aug/03/china-suspends-cooperation-with-france-on-police-affairs-interpol-meng-hongwei

17 JUNE 2019

Japan, France to unveil road map for cooperation amid China’s rise

Japan and France are planning to unveil a five-year road map in late June that deepens cooperation in areas ranging from maritime security to infrastructure assistance amid China’s growing influence in the Indo-Pacific region, government sources said Monday
https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2019/06/18/national/politics-diplomacy/japan-france-unveil-road-map-cooperation-amid-chinas-rise/#.XQfouIgzY2w

06 JUNE 2019

France Trumpets Renewed Commitment to Stability in Indo-Pacific

10 MAY 2019

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

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

28 APRIL 2019

France recognizes Taiwan is key in solving South China Sea disputes

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

27 APRIL 2019

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

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

25 APRIL 2019

In Rare Move, French Warship Passes Through Taiwan Strait

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

23 APRIL 2019

Japan, France to cooperate to promote free trade

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

2 APRIL 2019

France urges Brunei to drop anti-gay stoning law

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

24 MARCH 2019

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

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

11 FEBRUARY 2019

Australia, France ink US$35b submarine deal

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

26 JANUARY 2019

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

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

21 JANUARY 2019

Japan to share defense supplies with France and Canada

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

13 JANUARY 2019

France returns to Laos

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

11 JANUARY 2019

France to join North Korea surveillance at sea with Japanese navy

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

6 JANUARY 2019

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

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

5 JANUARY 2018

French MP denounces China’s threat of force against Taiwan

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

25 DECEMBER 2018

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

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

15 DECEMBER 2018

India, France hold talks on deepening bilateral ties

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

3 NOVEMBER 2018

Vietnam and France businesses ink agreements worth US$10 billion

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

29 OCTOBER 2018

China, France launch satellite to study climate change

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

19 OCTOBER 2018

France to send aircraft carrier to Indian Ocean next year

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

Abe, Macron meet in France

Presidents Moon and Macron second summit

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

30 SEPTEMBER 2018

France promises aid as Indonesia quake toll tops 800

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

18 SEPTEMBER 2018

Vietnam and France sign statement on defence ties

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

11 SEPTEMBER 2018

Taiwan President meets French parliamentary delegation

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

5 AUGUST 2018

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

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

14 JULY 2018

Japan, France to cooperate on maritime security

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

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

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

28 JUNE 2018

Hwang Sok-yong Wins French Prize for Asian Literature

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

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

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

25 JUNE 2018

Xi Jinping meets French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe

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

19 JUNE 2018

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

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

3 JUNE 2018

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

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

31 MAY 2018

Scaling back of French reactor a blow for nuke fuel reprocessing

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

25 MAY 2018

Xi says he has full confidence in China-France ties

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

17 MAY 2018

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

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

2 MAY 2018

Australia, France sign agreements on military cooperation, cyberwar

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

1 MAY 2018

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

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

Taiwan, France team up to promote innovation collaboration

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

27 MARCH 2018

Vietnam, France mark 45th anniversary of diplomatic ties

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

20 MARCH 2018

Indo-French naval exercise Varuna kicks off

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

12 MARCH 2018

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

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

10 MARCH 2018

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

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

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

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

8 MARCH 2018

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

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

1 MARCH 2018

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

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

21 FEBRUARY 2018

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

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

20 FEBRUARY 2018

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

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

27 JANUARY 2018

Japan, France reaffirm closer defense cooperation

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

9 JANUARY 2018

 France’s Emmanuel Macron secures strategic access to Chinese markets

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

5 JANUARY 2018

Macron’s upcoming China visit ‘of great significance’

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

 

 

Wars, conflicts and strategy on 22 August in Asian history

WARS, CONFLICTS AND STRATEGY ON 22 AUGUST ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on August 22, 2019

1875: The Treaty of Saint Petersburg between Japan and Russia, signed on May 7, is ratified, providing for the exchange of Sakhalin for the Kuril Islands
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Treaty_of_Saint_Petersburg_(1875)
https://howlingpixel.com/wiki/Treaty_of_Saint_Petersburg_(1875)

1875-05-07 St Petersbourg

 1910: Japan annexes Korea with the signing of the Japan-Korea Annexation Treaty. The name Korea was abolished and replaced with the ancient name Joseon
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japan-Korea_Annexation_Treaty
http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Japan-Korea_Annexation_Treaty

1942: Brazil declares war on Germany, Japan & Italy

1945: In China, the Soviet forces enter Port-Arthur

 

On 22 August in South Asian history

ON 22 AUGUST IN SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on August 22, 2019

1639: Madras (now Chennai), India, is founded by the British East India Company on a sliver of land bought from local Nayak rulers
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/22nd-august-1639-madras-now-chennai-is-founded-by-the-east-india-company

1894: Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi founds the Natal Indian Congress which later will ally itself with the African National Congress
http://www.sahistory.org.za/organisations/natal-indian-congress-nic

1924: Birth of Ada Jafri, Pakistani poet and author who died on March 12, 2015
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ada_Jafri
http://www.poemhunter.com/ada-jafri/biography/

1951: Birth of Chandra Prakash Mainali, Nepalese communist politician
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chandra_Prakash_Mainali

Chandra Prakash Mainali

1955: Birth of Chiranjeevi, Telugu film actor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chiranjeevi
http://www.ndtv.com/topic/chiranjeevi

2009: Pakistan’s Taliban movement has named Hakimullah Mehsud, a close associate of ex-leader Baitullah Mehsud, as its new leader
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/8216062.stm

2010: The Indian and Japanese foreign ministers hold talks on a civil nuclear co-operation agreement. The Japanese minister, Katsuya Okada, said the decision to start negotiations had been one of the toughest he had ever had to make
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-south-asia-11050615

 

On 22 August in Southeast Asian history

ON 22 AUGUST IN SOUTHEAST ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on August 22, 2019

1965: Birth of Chen Liping, Singaporean actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chen_Liping


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rdf24QLmTZo

1977 : President Ferdinand Marcos announces the lifting of the nightly curfew and the travel ban as his first step towards relaxing the restrictions imposed under martial law
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/517/today-in-philippine-history-august-22-1977-the-nightly-curfew-imposed-under-the-martial-law-was-lifted

2015 : Ieng Thirith, ‘First Lady’ of Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge dies while facing charges of genocide, crimes against humanity
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2015/08/khmer-rouge-lady-ieng-thirith-dies-cambodia-genocide-150822091441396.html

2016: Singapore Former President S R Nathan dies, aged 92
http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/former-president-sr-nathan-dies-aged-92
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/s-r-nathan-the/3064912.html

 

On 22 August in Japan’s history

ON 22 AUGUST IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

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Updated on August 22, 2019

1155: Death of Japanese Emperor Konoe (1142-1155), born on June 16, 1139
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Konoe

1875: The Treaty of Saint Petersburg between Japan and Russia, signed on May 7, is ratified, providing for the exchange of Sakhalin for the Kuril Islands
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Treaty_of_Saint_Petersburg_(1875)
https://howlingpixel.com/wiki/Treaty_of_Saint_Petersburg_(1875)

1875-05-07 St Petersbourg

1910: Japan annexes Korea with the signing of the Japan-Korea Annexation Treaty. The name Korea was abolished and replaced with the ancient name Joseon
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japan-Korea_Annexation_Treaty
http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Japan-Korea_Annexation_Treaty

1942: Brazil declares war on Germany, Japan & Italy

1967: Birth of Yukiko Okada, Japanese idol singer who committed suicide on 8 April 1986
http://jpop.wikia.com/wiki/Okada_Yukiko

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2d3daj-xsvU

1981: Birth of Saito Takumi, Japanese actor and model
http://asianmediawiki.com/Takumi_Saito

2010: The Indian and Japanese foreign ministers hold talks on a civil nuclear co-operation agreement. The Japanese minister, Katsuya Okada, said the decision to start negotiations had been one of the toughest he had ever had to make
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-south-asia-11050615

2015 : Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev visits the Kuril islands, prompting a swift rebuke from Tokyo, which claims sovereignty over the archipelago in a long-running dispute
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/asia/2015-08/22/content_15307412.html

On 22 August in Chinese history, Hong Kong and Taiwan

ON 22 AUGUST IN CHINESE HISTORY, HONG KONG AND TAIWAN

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Updated on August 22, 2019

1861: Death of Xianfeng, 8th emperor of the Qing dynasty since 1850, born on July 17, 1831
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xianfeng

1888: Birth of Du Yuesheng, boss of Shanghai mafia, who died on August 16, 1951
http://streetsofshanghai.pbworks.com/w/page/18638675/Du%20Yuesheng

1904: Birth of Deng Xiaoping, leader of China (1978-1997), who died on February 19, 1997
http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/data/people/dengxiaoping.shtml
https://www.biography.com/political-figure/deng-xiaoping

1945: In China, the Soviet forces enter Port-Arthur

1967: In Beijing, during the Cultural Revolution, the British embassy is set on fire
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/peking-embassy-siege-veterans-recall-the-red-guards-summer-of-hate-1245933.html
https://roomfordiplomacy.com/beijing-3-1950-1972/

1967-08-22 Ambassade britannique

2012: Death of Paul Shan Kuo-hsi, Taiwanese cardinal and bishop, born on December 3, 1923
https://taiwantoday.tw/news.php?unit=10,23,45,10&post=19608

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ALfmWUo29xg

2016: Protests « welcome » Chinese communist leader Sha Hailin visit to Taipei
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Protests-welcome-Chinese-communist-leader’s-visit-to-Taipei-38367.html