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On 30 August in Asian history

ON 30 AUGUST IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on August 30, 2019

1329: Death of Khutughtu Khan, Emperor Mingzong of Yuan, briefly emperor of the Yuan Dynasty and the Mongol Empire, born on December 22, 1300
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Khutughtu_Khan,_Emperor_Mingzong_of_Yuan

1363: Beginning of the Battle of Lake Poyang; the forces of two Chinese rebel leaders against the Yuan dynasty, Chen Youliang and Zhu Yuanzhang, who are pitted against each other in what was one of the largest naval battles in history, with an end on October 4
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Lake_Poyang
https://www.mapsofworld.com/on-this-day/august-30-1363-ce-the-battle-of-lake-poyang-begins-near-nanchang-china


1428: Death of Shoko, 101st emperor of Japan (1412-1428), born on 12 May 1401
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Sh%C5%8Dk%C5%8D

1569: Birth of Jahangir, Mughal emperor who died on November 7 1627
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jahangir

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JkAJ0uTbmOs

1574: Guru Ram Das becomes the Fourth Sikh Master
http://www.sikhs.org/guru4.htm

1590: In Japan, Tokugawa Ieyasu captures Edo Castle
https://wiki.samurai-archives.com/index.php?title=Tokugawa_Ieyasu
http://www.japanvisitor.com/japan-city-guides/japanese-castles/edo-castle

1619: Death of Shimazu Yoshihiro, Japanese samurai and warlord, born on August 21,1535
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shimazu_Yoshihiro

1659 : Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan’s son Dara Shikoh is put to death by his younger brother Aurangzeb
http://www.newindianexpress.com/education/student/article598094.ece
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/30th-august-1659-dara-shikoh-is-put-to-death-by-aurangzeb
http://www.sikhiwiki.org/index.php/Dara_Shikoh

1785: Birth of Lin Zexu, Chinese scholar and official, who died on November 22, 1850
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lin_Zexu
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/8445.html

1842: During the First Afghan War, an army of 10,000 Afghans formed on the hills to the left of the Kabul road. British forces, lead by Nott attack and force the Afghans off the battlefield with substantial losses
http://britishbattles.com/first-afghan-war/kabul-1842.htm

1850: Birth of Marcelo H. del Pilar, Filipino writer, journalist and revolutionary, born on July 4 1896
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marcelo_H._del_Pilar
http://www.plaridel302.org/marcelo-h-del-pilar
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/554/today-in-philippine-history-august-30-1850-marcelo-h-del-pilar-was-born-in-cupang-bulacan-bulacan

1896: After the Battle of San Juan del Monte, eight provinces in the Philippines are declared under martial law by the Spanish Governor General Ramon Blanco. This included the provinces of Batangas, Rizal, Cavite, Nueva Ecija as well as the nearby areas in Luzon
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_San_Juan_del_Monte

1896: Birth of Chinese painter Puru (Pu Hsin-yu or Pu Xinyu) who died on November 18, 1963
http://www.art-virtue.com/painting/history/ching/PuRu/bio-PuRu.htm
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/8451.html

Pu Xinyu

1903: Birth of Bhagwati Charan Verma Indian author who died on October 5, 1981
http://encyclopedia2.thefreedictionary.com/Bhagwati+Charan+Verma

1911: In Japan, end of the second Katsura Taro’s government
http://www.jref.com/glossary/katsura_taro.shtml

1916: Birth of Shailendra, Indian songwriter who died who died on December 14, 1966
http://www.india-forums.com/forum_posts.asp?TID=518619
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shailendra_(lyricist)

1917: Vietnamese prison guards, led by Trịnh Văn Cấn, mutiny at the Thái Nguyên penitentiary against local French authority.

Trinh Van Can

1929: Birth of François Cheng (Cheng Baoyi), Chinese French academician, writer, poet and calligrapher
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fran%C3%A7ois_Chen

1939: Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto is appointed supreme commander of the Japanese fleet                                
http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Isoroku_Yamamoto

1945: In Japan, Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces, General Douglas MacArthur lands at Atsugi Air Force Base
http://www.fsmitha.com/review/takemae.htm

1945: Hong Kong is liberated from Japan by British Armed Forces
http://famousdaily.com/history/hong-kong-liberate-japan-british-armed-forces.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LTS9zlicQIA

1951: Signature of a defense pact between the Philippines and the United States
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/1695/today-in-philippine-history-august-30-1951-the-mutual-defense-treaty-was-signed-by-the-us-and-the-philippines
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mutual_Defense_Treaty_(United_States_%E2%80%93_Philippines)

1962: Japan conducts a test of the NAMC YS-11, its first aircraft since the war and its only successful commercial aircraft from before or after the war
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NAMC_YS-11

1970: Birth of Michael Wong, Malaysian-Chinese singer and composer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Wong_(singer)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mL-X0obn9NU

1974: Powerful bomb explodes at the Mitsubishi Heavy Industries headquarters inTokyo. 8 killed, 378 injured. Eight left-wing activists will be arrested on May 19, 1975

1979: Birth of Tavia Yeung, Hong Kong actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tavia_Yeung

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qP4qkTQ8alc

1979: Birth of Niki Chow, Hong Kong actress and singer
http://www.lovehkfilm.com/people/chow_niki.htm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lh3qsMu1px0

1983: Birth of Jun Matsumoto, Japanese singer and actor
http://www.jdorama.com/index.291.htm

1998: In Vietnam, Ven. Thich Quang Do is released from prison as part of a general amnesty of what the government called « common criminals »
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Th%C3%ADch_Qu%E1%BA%A3ng_%C4%90%E1%BB%99

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TzOFrY8E0VI

1999: After months of violence by pro-Indonesia militias, under the control of United Nations, the East-Timor people, with a 98,6 per cent toll of participation chose to become independent by 78,5 per cents of the voters
https://www.usip.org/sites/default/files/Framing%20the%20State/Chapter9_Framing.pdf
https://www.watoday.com.au/world/asia/from-the-archive-1999-timor-the-defiant-20190823-p52k3d.html
https://www.sbs.com.au/news/i-was-there-remembering-timor-leste-s-bloody-fight-for-independence-20-years-on

2001: Under United Nations control, first general election in East-Timor. Fretilin gets 55 of the 88 seats
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/East_Timorese_parliamentary_election,_2001
http://www.ipu.org/parline-e/reports/arc/2369_01.htm

2001: In Nepal, beginning of negotiations with the Maoist rebellion

2007: In China, Finance minister Jin Renqing, involved in a sex scandal, is sacked
 
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/minister-sacked-in-beijings-moral-purge/article20401124/

2009: Japanese voters swept the opposition to a historic victory. Media forecasts give the DPJ 308 of the 480 seats in the lower house to the LDP’s 119, almost an exact reversal of their previous standing
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/8229368.stm
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/8229988.stm

2011: Japan’s parliament elects Yoshihiko Noda as the country’s sixth prime minister in five years
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-14712541
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia-pacific/2011/08/201183055115406951.html

2014: Myanmar has discovered it has only 51 million people – far less than the previously estimated 60 million, according to preliminary results of the latest census
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2014/08/myanmar-loses-ten-million-people-census-201483055945633777.html

2015: M. M. Kalburgi, Indian scholar, author, and academic is shot dead, born on November 28, 1938
http://indianexpress.com/article/india/india-others/ex-vc-m-m-kalaburgi-who-had-run-ins-with-hardliners-shot/
http://time.com/4016747/mm-kalburgi-india-murder-rationalist-idol-worship-hindu-nationalism/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M._M._Kalburgi

 

Holidays and observances

Popular Consultation Day (East Timor)

Books review

ASIA BOOKS REVIEW

30 OCTOBER 2019

Endeavour by Peter Moore review – the ship that changed the world

For those interested in Captain James Cook’s 1768-71 voyage of discovery across the world in the bark Endeavour, author Peter Moore delivers up quite a packageyage to discover the continent of Australia
https://www.asiasentinel.com/book-review/endeavour-the-ship-that-changed-the-world/
https://www.theguardian.com/books/2018/aug/25/endeavour-ship-captain-cook-peter-moore

16 AUGUST 2019

Liberalism and Democracy in Myanmar, by Roman David and Ian Holliday

Since the dissolution of the military regime in 2011, discussions about Myanmar have centred on two events. The first is the political transition that was affirmed by Aung San Suu Kyi’s assumption of power following a largely free election in November 2015. The second is the persecution of the Rohingya, marked by an exodus of refugees and the burning of villages in Rakhine State in August and September 2017
https://theasiadialogue.com/2019/08/15/book-review-liberalism-and-democracy-in-myanmar/
https://global.oup.com/academic/product/liberalism-and-democracy-in-myanmar-9780198809609?cc=gb&lang=en&#

3 FEBRUARY 2019

Anand Panyarachun and the Making of Modern Thailand

Dominic Faulder’s new biography is a very welcome addition to the rather sparse English-language offerings on former Thai political leaders. While Anand’s life was depicted in a 1999 biography in Thai, this is the first consolidated portrait in English, covering Anand’s career as diplomat, politician, businessman and philanthropist
https://www.newmandala.org/book-review/anand-panyarachun-and-the-making-of-modern-thailand/
https://dinmerican.wordpress.com/2019/01/30/khun-anand-panyarachun-and-the-making-of-modern-thailand/

16 JANUARY 2019

China and Southeast Asia in the Xi Jinping Era

 Xi’s Belt and Road Initiative has become a major element of Chinese economic diplomacy, while the Chinese military-industrial complex under his leadership has strengthened China’s extensive claims in the South China Sea with reclamation works and the installation of military facilities on its occupied islands. This edited volume will focus on the countries of Southeast Asia and examine how their relations with China have been transformed in the Xi Jinping era
https://www.amazon.com/China-Southeast-Asia-Jinping-Era/dp/1498581110

29 DECEMBER 2018

Sikkim – Dawn of Democracy : The Truth Behind The Merger With India by GBS Sidhu

In his fast-paced, clear-sighted narrative, Sidhu tracks the reasons behind New Delhi’s shift from a long-standing pro-Chogyal stand to a pro-democracy position and maps the political alignments on the ground in Sikkim. He outlines the interplay of personalities-Indira Gandhi, the Chogyal, the Kazi, and the Indian officials and intelligence agencies involved-to reveal the chain of events that led to the merger of the Himalayan kingdom with India
https://highpeakspureearth.com/2018/sikkim-dawn-of-democracy-the-truth-behind-the-merger-with-india-by-gbs-sidhu/
https://www.scmp.com/week-asia/geopolitics/article/2179904/how-indian-secret-agents-removed-god-king-sikkim-and-claimed
http://arrackistan.com/2018/10/20/essential-reads-sikkim-dawn-of-democracy/

27 OCTOBER 2018

Empress: The Astonishing Reign of Nur Jahan
by Ruby Lal

In her new book Empress: The Astonishing Reign of Nur Jahan, feminist historian Ruby Lal goes beyond the more or less well-known stories about how Jahangir fell in love with her
http://asianreviewofbooks.com/content/empress-the-astonishing-reign-of-nur-jahan-by-ruby-lal/
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/36236091-empress

5 OCTOBER 2018

Gandhi: The Years That Changed the World, 1914-1948 by Ramachandra Guha

A monumental biography, using newly released papers, relates Gandhi’s mission to deliver India from the Raj
https://www.theguardian.com/books/2018/oct/04/gandhi-1914-1948-ramachandra-guha-review
https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/196463/gandhi-the-years-that-changed-the-world-1914-1948-by-ramachandra-guha/9780385532310/
https://literaryreview.co.uk/the-making-of-mahatma

12 AUGUST 2018

Home is Not Here

Sun Yat-sen to Mao Zedong, I watched the birth of a new China: the Wang Gungwu memoir
http://www.asiaobserver.org/chinese-culture-and-history

 

11 MAY 2018

Autumn in the Heavenly Kingdom

China, the West, and the Epic Story of the Taiping Civil War

By Stephen R. Platt

https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/131825/autumn-in-the-heavenly-kingdom-by-stephen-r-platt/9780307472212/
http://taworld1516.wiki.thayer.org/file/view/Autumn+in+the+Heavenly+Kingdom.pdf
http://www.miwsr.com/2013/downloads/2013-034.pdf

 

28 MARCH 2018

China’s Indian war

By Bertil Lintner

Lintner argues that China began planning the war as early as 1959 and proposes that it was merely a small move in the larger strategic game that China was playing to become a world player—one that it continues to play even today
https://www.amazon.co.uk/kindle/dp/B078HH892C/ref=rdr_kindle_ext_eos_detail#customerReviews
http://www.thehindu.com/books/books-reviews/chinas-india-war-collision-course-on-the-roof-of-the-world-review-a-counter-narrative-to-history/article22430059.ece
http://www.financialexpress.com/lifestyle/book-review-of-chinas-india-war-bertil-linter-gives-a-rigorous-introduction-to-define-the-21st-century-relationship/977253/

25 MARCH 2018

A Short History of the Mongols

by George Lane

It is worth periodically remembering—as the tsunami of news of China’s momentous economic and political developments rushes past—that China has not always been “Chinese” in the quite the way it is, or can be presented to be, today
http://asianreviewofbooks.com/content/a-short-history-of-the-mongols-by/#more-2974
https://short-histories.squarespace.com/a-short-history-of-the-mongols

 

12 FEBRUARY 2018

Asian Century… on a Knife-edge: A 360 Degree Analysis of Asia’s Recent Economic Development

By John West

Today, Asia is sitting on a knife-edge. The potential of the region to generate good and happy lives for its citizens is enormous. But the requirements of success and the risks of failure are equally enormous. This book argues that to realise an Asian Century, Asia will need to overcome seven key challenges in the 21st century.

John West debunks two common myths: that the region’s continued high growth is inevitable, and that it will be driven by a large and booming middle class. In sharp contrast to Asia’s “miraculous” past performance, West reminds us of the myriad problems facing its economies
https://www.lowyinstitute.org/the-interpreter/review-asia-knife-edge

The electronic version of this book is available on Open Access at the following address
https://www.palgrave.com/us/book/9789811071812
https://link.springer.com/content/pdf/10.1007%2F978-981-10-7182-9.pdf

3 FEBRUARY 2018

The Gift of Anger: And Other Lessons from My Grandfather Mahatma Gandhi

By Arun Gandhi

In this poignant and timely exploration of the true path from anger to peace, as recounted by Gandhi’s grandson, Arun Gandhi. In the current troubled climate, in our country and in the world, these lessons are needed more than ever before
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/31945429-the-gift-of-anger
https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/life-style/books/reviews/micro-review-the-gift-of-anger-is-the-gift-we-need/articleshow/58695694.cms
https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2017/sep/30/arun-gandhi-grandfather-mahatma-gandhi-saw-anger-fuel-for-change

2 DECEMBER 2017

Following the steps of Matteo Ricci to China

By Zhang Xiping

‘The moment they sought help from a Chinese emperor was the moment they placed themselves in the hands of these powerful-and often equally intelligent-men. But the manipulation, if that’s what you want to call it, was mutual, » says Zhang Xiping, whose book Following the Steps of Matteo Ricci to China offers tantalizing glimpses into a group of adventurer-missionaries who arrived in between the 16th and 19th centuries. Most would never see the land of their birth again.

https://www.chinadailyasia.com/articles/53/222/187/1511663884129.html

http://www.mandarinbooks.cn/zencart/index.php?main_page=product_book_info&products_id=1359

19 SEPTEMBER 2017

Inglorious Empire: What the British did to India

By Shashi Tharoor

 Inglorious Empire tells the real story of the British in India – from the arrival of the East India Company to the end of the Raj – revealing how Britain’s rise was built upon its plunder of India
https://www.irishtimes.com/culture/books/inglorious-empire-what-the-british-did-to-india-1.2981299
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/34185892-inglorious-empire#other_reviews

8 SEPTEMBER 2017

China at War: Triumph and Tragedy in the Emergence of the New China, 1937-1952

by Hans van de Ven

China at War focuses on this period, examining the complex truth behind the propaganda of both East and West. Cambridge professor Hans van de Ven shows how the results of the fighting ended European imperialism in East Asia, restored China to its traditional position of regional centrality, and gave the USA a decisive role in East Asian politics
https://www.asiasentinel.com/book-review/china-at-war/
https://www.amazon.co.uk/China-War-Triumph-Tragedy-Emergence/dp/1781251940
https://www.ames.cam.ac.uk/directory/vandevenhans

18 AUGUST 2017

China’s Soft Power Diplomacy in South Asia, Myth or Reality?

By B. M. Jain

This book traces the origin of China’s engagement with South Asian states from historical, political, economic, and security perspectives in order to better understand the dynamics of its South Asia policy
https://rowman.com/ISBN/9780739193402/China’s-Soft-Power-Diplomacy-in-South-Asia-Myth-or-Reality#
https://uscpublicdiplomacy.org/story/chinese-soft-power-south-asia
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/34643357-china-s-soft-power-diplomacy-in-south-asia

4 AUGUST 2017

The Invisible Force: Singapore Gurkhas by Chong Zi Liang and Zakaria Zainal

The Gurkhas need no introduction, with their storied reputation built up over two centuries of battlefield exploits around the world. A unit of these Nepalese warriors have been serving Singapore for more than 65 years
https://www.ethosbooks.com.sg/products/the-invisible-force-singapore-gurkhas
https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0754/0317/files/Invisble_Force_Sample_Pages.pdf?4941397595498263075
http://www.atimes.com/article/salute-invisible-force-gurkha-contingent-singapore/

28 JANUARY 2017

A Great Place to Have a War: America in Laos and the Birth of a Military CIA

By Joshua Kurlantzick

The untold story of how America’s secret war in Laos in the 1960s and 1970s transformed the CIA from a loose collection of spies into a military operation and a key player in American foreign Policy
http://www.cfr.org/laos/great-place-have-war/p38273
https://dinmerican.wordpress.com/2017/01/15/book-review-a-great-place-to-have-a-war-laos/
https://www.amazon.fr/Great-Place-Have-War-Military-ebook/dp/B01CO34O3Y
http://sea-globe.com/new-book-secret-war-us-laos/
http://www.simonandschuster.com/books/A-Great-Place-to-Have-a-War/Joshua-Kurlantzick/9781451667868/browse_inside

22 JANUARY 2017

Road to Nandikadal: True story of defeating Tamil Tigers

By Major General Kamal Gunaratne

Based on first hand experiences and insights gained through the multitude of roles and responsibilities held over the years from tactical to strategic level, the author shares his journey from Thirunaveli in 1983 to Nandikadal in 2009. It is the true story of defeating terrorism and brining eternal peace to Sri Lanka
http://www.ebay.ie/itm/ROAD-TO-NANDIKADAL-BOOK-The-true-story-of-defeating-Tamil-Tigers-Sri-Lanka-War-/232115941771?hash=item360b30318b:g:dkwAAOSw4shYA7N8
http://www.southasiaanalysis.org/node/2111
https://thuppahi.wordpress.com/2016/09/07/defeating-the-ltte-major-general-kamal-gunaratne-in-riveting-q-and-a/

 

15 JANUARY 2017

The Mongol invasions of Japan 1274 and 1281

by Stephen Turnbull (Author), Richard Hook (Illustrator)


The two attempts by Khubilai Khan, the Mongol Emperor of China, to invade Japan in 1274 and 1281 represent unique events in the history of both countries. It pitted the samurai of Japan against the fierce warriors of the steppes who had conquered half the known world
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1846034566/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=1846034566&linkCode=as2&tag=jalemosbl-20&linkId=972144441d9d5b7b3e3e6913d6629139#reader_B01BY34IP4

22 DECEMBER 2016

Genghis Khan and the Quest for God: How the World’s Greatest Conqueror Gave Us Religious Freedom

A landmark biography by the New York Times bestselling author of Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World that reveals how Genghis harnessed the power of religion to rule the largest empire the world has ever known, published in October 2016
http://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/543962/genghis-khan-and-the-quest-for-god-by-jack-weatherford/
https://books.google.fr/books?id=AWF_CwAAQBAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=inauthor:%22Jack+Weatherford%22&hl=fr&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwimvO_YxojRAhXIORoKHcAICuoQ6AEIMDAB#v=onepage&q&f=false

14 DECEMBER 2016

Taiwan’s China Dilemma

Contested Identities and Multiple Interests in Taiwan’s Cross-Strait Economic Policy

By Syaru Shirley Lin

http://www.sup.org/books/title/?id=23460

6 DECEMBER 2016

The Beautiful Country and the Middle Kingdom: America and China, 1776 to the Present

 By John Pomfret. Henry Holt; 693 pages; $40.

http://www.economist.com/news/books-and-arts/21711021-two-big-countries-share-sense-exceptionalism-they-are-both-attracted-and-wary?fsrc=scn/tw/te/bl/ed/americaandchinaslongembrace

New book discloses U.S. machinations that globally- revived Tamil Tigers – An Asian Tribune Review

An investigative-research-analyses which discloses Washington’s playbook and machinations that revived Sri Lanka’s domestically-annihilated Tamil Tigers in the global arena as an influential diplomatic-political force is well documented in a book – Tamil Tigers’ Debt To America
http://asiantribune.com/node/89766

Taiwan’s Democracy Challenged: The Chen Shui-bian Years edited by Yun-han Chu, Larry Diamond and Kharis Templeman

This new systematic, impartial and evidence-based evaluation of Chen’s presidency is a must-read for students and scholars researching contemporary Taiwanese politics, finds M. Bob Kao
http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/lsereviewofbooks/2016/11/01/book-review-taiwans-democracy-challenged-the-chen-shui-bian-years-edited-by-yun-han-chu-larry-diamond-and-kharis-templeman/

 

China and Africa

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30 AUGUST 2019

China isn’t trying to lead African countries into debt trap but plays ‘important role’, lender says

China is not trying to lead African countries into a debt trap and provides critical investment along with other countries to close a funding gap for crucial infrastructure projects on the continent, the head of the regional lender said on Friday
https://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy/article/3025081/china-isnt-trying-lead-african-countries-debt-trap-plays

4 APRIL 2019

Another look at China’s involvement in the power sector in Sub-Saharan Africa

Chinese companies have significantly enhanced their engagement in Africa over the last 20 years, covering a wide range of sectors, including power generation, transmission and distribution
https://moderndiplomacy.eu/2019/04/02/another-look-at-chinas-involvement-in-the-power-sector-in-sub-saharan-africa/

5 FEBRUARY 2019

China in Africa and the American response

China’s engagement with Africa appears to be causing headaches in Washington. After two decades of neglect, American interest in the African continent has been renewed by an announcement about the Trump Administration’s new Africa strategy delivered by the National Security Advisor, John Bolton, at the Heritage Foundation
https://theasiadialogue.com/2019/02/05/china-in-africa-and-the-american-response/

30 JANUARY 2019

China has nothing to fear from America’s Africa strategy, as it’s largely bluster

Last month, US National Security Adviser John Bolton unveiled “Prosper Africa”, the Trump administration’s new US strategy towards Africa. Surprising many, however, the plan’s focus was less about Africa and more on China
https://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/united-states/article/2183622/china-has-nothing-fear-americas-africa

Why Africa loves China

Contrary to what the West believes, Africans do not see themselves as victims of Chinese economic exploitation
https://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/africa-loves-china-190103121552367.html

3 SEPTEMBER 2018

China’s Xi offers US$60 billion Africa aid, says ‘no strings attached’

President Xi Jinping told African leaders on Monday (Sep 3) that China’s investments on the continent have « no political strings attached », pledging US$60 billion in new development financing, even as Beijing is increasingly criticised over its debt-heavy projects abroad
https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/world/china-s-xi-offers-us-60-billion-africa-aid-says-no-strings-10678162
https://www.dw.com/en/whats-behind-chinas-non-interference-in-africa/a-45333266
https://www.chinadailyasia.com/articles/111/215/232/1535974141882.html

28 JULY 2018

Xi Jinping’s trip to Africa cements continent’s growing ties to China, and Beijing’s loans

China is doubling its commitments to Africa as it builds support from the developing world amid an escalating trade war with the US
https://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2157295/xi-jinpings-trip-africa-cements-continents-growing-ties

Why has China invited African army chiefs to Beijing?

China wants to redefine its military engagement in Africa and has invited military officials from across the continent to Beijing to explore new forms of strategic cooperation
https://www.dw.com/en/why-has-china-invited-african-army-chiefs-to-beijing/a-44462013
https://chinadigitaltimes.net/2018/07/china-to-increase-military-role-in-africa/

26 MAY 2018

China, Burkina Faso resume diplomatic ties

China and Burkina Faso on Saturday announced the resumption of diplomatic ties between the two countries
https://www.chinadailyasia.com/articles/83/220/89/1527415780204.html
https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20180527_01/
https://journals.sub.uni-hamburg.de/giga/jcca/article/view/724/722

18 MAY 2018

China to help Uganda build nuclear power plants

Eight potential sites have been identified in the country’s central, southwest and northern regions that could potentially host nuclear power plants, the government said Thursday. It signed a deal with Russia last year to cooperate on nuclear power
https://www.newdelhitimes.com/china-to-help-uganda-build-nuclear-power-plants/

28 MARCH 2018

Free gift? China extends influence in Africa with $32M grant for regional HQ

China raised eyebrows this month by announcing it will give the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) a $31.6 million grant to build a new headquarters in Abuja, Nigeria
https://edition.cnn.com/2018/03/27/asia/ecowas-china-headquarters-intl/index.html

China rejects claims it had hand in efforts to oust Mugabe

Beijing: Beijing has said speculation that it had a hand in ongoing efforts to dethrone Robert Mugabe is an “evil” plot designed to sully its reputation and derail China-Africa relations
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/nov/21/china-rejects-claims-it-had-hand-in-efforts-to-oust-robert-mugabe

10 JULY 2017

Chinese companies in Africa

Chinese companies have been enjoying success in Africa, investing in roads, railways, water and powerlines. Africa offers the necessary raw materials to create products for the local market and the rest of the world
http://www.dw.com/en/chinese-companies-in-africa/av-39622861

11 JANUARY 2016

Opinion: China’s Africa policy deserves applause

China, of course, is putting billions in Africa to fulfill its ambition of becoming a global player – a world superpower, if you like. African leaders are fully aware of it. But the opportunities China presents to Africa is far better than what Europeans have to offer
http://www.dw.com/en/opinion-chinas-africa-policy-deserves-applause/a-37094543

26 DECEMBER 2016

China restores ties with Sao Tome; more may follow

China has resumed ties with Sao Tome and Principe, six days after the small African state broke off relations with Taiwan, in what could be the start of more moves by Beijing to take away Taipei’s diplomatic allies
http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/east-asia/china-restores-ties-with-sao-tome-more-may-follow
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/nation/2016-12/26/content_15548004.html

30 JULY 2016

China puts $46 billion into Africa’s economy

Beijing’s cooperation with Africa has been dominated by commercial deals instead of aid in the past, with $46 billion in direct Chinese investment and commercial loans having been signed since December, Chinese officials said.
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/nation/2016-07/30/content_15470908.html

7 JULY 2016

China’s Strategic Military Goal In Namibia – Analysis

Since January 2015, there has been much talk in the media about China’s efforts to establish a military base in Namibia. It is reported that the Namibian ambassador to China held talks with Chinese military officials about construction of a naval base in Port of Walvis Bay. However, Chinese and Namibian authorities had denied this news
http://www.eurasiareview.com/07072016-chinas-strategic-military-goal-in-namibia-analysis/

16 JUNE 2016

China’s Ambitious Plan For A New Silk Road Takes Shape In Africa

Four years and some hundreds of billions of dollars later, China’s ambitious global trading strategy known as the “Maritime Silk Road” or “One Belt, One Road“  is now coming to life, particularly in parts of East Africa where major infrastructure and defense projects are being built
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/china-silk-road-africa_us_57607839e4b0df4d586e71ec

21 FEBRUARY 2016

Debunking the Myths of Chinese Investment in Africa

 Some of the assumptions about China’s presence in Africa appear unfounded.
http://thediplomat.com/2016/02/debunking-the-myths-of-chinese-investment-in-africa/

7 JANUARY 2016

African Countries Call for China to Stop Illegal Fishing

Officials from 24 African countries met in Cameroon last month and called for China to stop illegal fishing off the West African coast. In some areas, Chinese fishermen have pushed their local counterparts back to shore, depriving them of their jobs and livelihoods
http://www.beijingbulletin.com/index.php/sid/240026399

23 DECEMBER 2015

2015 was banner year for China-Africa relations

China spent a lot of 2015 trying to turn itself into a major player on the world stage. A big part of this was spending money and investing in less developed nations that need help building infrastructure to compete in the 21st century

http://atimes.com/2015/12/2015-was-banner-year-for-china-africa-relations/

6 DECEMBER 2015

 The New China-Africa Relations: 4 Trends to Watch

 This week, the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) convened its first summit since 2006. Chinese President Xi Jinping joined more than 40 leaders of African countries for the massive meeting in Johannesburg, South Africa
http://thediplomat.com/2015/12/the-new-china-africa-relations-4-trends-to-watch/

4 DECEMBER 2015

Xi pledges US$60b for development in Africa

Chinese President Xi Jinping told African presidents on Friday at a summit that his country would provide US$60 billion to fund development on the continent, outlining the Asian economic giant wanted to build a relationship of equals
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/nation/2015-12/04/content_15354442.html
http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/b17f4ed4-9a84-11e5-be4f-0abd1978acaa.html#axzz3tOFrajwF

3 DECEMBER 2015

China and South Africa in $6.5bn worth of deals

China and South Africa have signed deals and loans valued at $6.5bn (£4.3bn), with the focus on building infrastructure in the African giant.
http://www.bbc.com/news/business-34991846
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/1886644/china-signs-deals-worth-hk50b-south-africa

5 NOVEMBER 2015

What do we know about the Chinese land grab in Africa?

China—with an already rapidly growing economic interest in the continent—has been accused of an abundance of “land grabs” in Africa. But is China really planning on badly exploiting African agriculture? Have these “land grabs” been as widespread as some critics imply? What might be the detriment to Africa?
http://worldaffairsjournal.org/content/what-do-we-know-about-chinese-land-grab-africa

2 OCTOBER 2015

Managers of Chinese state-owned enterprise building US$3.8b African railway fined for bribery

Two managers of a Chinese state-owned enterprise building a railway in East Africa have been fined after admitting bribery in a court in Kenya
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/1863452/managers-chinese-state-owned-enterprise-building-us38b

24 AUGUST 2015

China’s Pivot To Africa: Touching Down In Djibouti

Through Beijing’s so-called checkbook diplomacy, Djibouti has climbed to the top of the agenda, signing in 2014 a bilateral security and defense agreement, which was followed by a significant amount of government aid from China, about five to six times its GDP
http://www.eurasiareview.com/24082015-chinas-pivot-to-africa-touching-down-in-djibouti-oped/

20 MAY 2015

China illegally fishing off West Africa – Greenpeace

In less than a month, Greenpeace documented an average of one new case of illegal practice by a Chinese-owned boat every two days, but the report’s authors say they think that is only the « tip of the iceberg. »
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-32817193

9 MAY 2015

China negotiating Horn of Africa military base: Djibouti president

China is negotiating a military base in the strategic port of Djibouti, the president told AFP, raising the prospect of US and Chinese bases side-by-side in the tiny Horn of Africa nation
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/556227/china-negotiating-horn-of-africa-military-base-djibouti-president

13 FEBRUARY 2015

China boosts Africa diplomacy

China boosted its diplomatic presence in Africa on Friday, becoming only the second country after the United States to have a dedicated ambassador to the African Union
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/496726/china-boosts-africa-diplomacy

23 FEBRUARY 2015

The dragon and the lion: how China harvests Africa’s growth

CHINA is not only Africa’s largest trading partner, the combined value of this commerce is now worth more than US$200 billion a year, and it is growing. Beijing has opened a US$30 billion line of credit to African governments, while more than a million Chinese live and work in Africa
http://geopolitical-info.com/en/article/1424672516596305000

7 FEBRUARY 2015

China’s road to growth in Africa

China is Africa’s largest trading partner. Bilateral trade is expected to surpass US$200 billion in 2014. Trade with Africa is small in terms of China’s total trade, but it is strategically important because of its composition
http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2015/02/07/chinas-road-to-growth-in-africa/

28 JANUARY 2015

China defends aid role in Africa

China on Wednesday offered a spirited defence of its aid to Africa, rejecting charges of « concrete diplomacy » following a major infrastructure deal with the continent
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/461218/china-defends-aid-role-in-africa

12 JANUARY 2015

China denies building empire in Africa

Foreign minister Wang Yi says Beijing won’t copy ‘western colonialists’ amid claims it exploits African resources for its own economic growth
http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2015/jan/12/china-denies-building-empire-africa-colonialism

23 DECEMBER 2014

China to send 700 combat troops to South Sudan

China is to send 700 combat troops to South Sudan in what analysts describe as a significant shift from its stated policy of non-interference in African conflicts.
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/dec/23/china-700-combat-troops-south-sudan-africa-battalion-un-peacekeeping

4 DECEMBER 2014

China, S.Africa pledge financial cooperation

China and South Africa pledged Thursday to strengthen cooperation in areas including equipment manufacturing, finance, and aviation during President Jacob Gedleyihlekisa Zuma’s visit.
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/nation/2014-12/04/content_15199378.html

2 DECEMBER 2014

 Guest Post: Chinese Troops in Africa: Protecting Civilians and Oil

 http://blogs.cfr.org/zenko/2014/12/02/guest-post-chinese-troops-in-africa-protecting-civilians-and-oil/

19 NOVEMBER 2014

African presidents ‘use China aid for patronage politics’

Most of the $80bn of development funds sent to Africa went to areas where national leaders were born rather than the most needy, says AidData report
http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2014/nov/19/african-presidents-china-aid-patronage-politics

24 OCTOBER 2014

China pledges US$81.7 million Ebola aid to Africa

President Xi Jinping announced on Friday a 500 million yuan ($81.7 million) assistance package to fight Ebola as China continues its commitment to preventing the spread of the deadly virus in West Africa
http://www.asianewsnet.net/China-pledges-US$81-7-million-Ebola-aid-to-Africa-66476.html

25 SEPTEMBER 2014

China to send 700 troops to S.Sudan to assist UN mission

China said on Thursday it will send 700 troops to join a UN peacekeeping mission in South Sudan, where fighting has threatened Beijing’s oil investments.
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/nation/2014-09/25/content_15170874.html

23 AUGUST 2014

China beats bad image with big aid to Africa

Pushing back against criticism that its presence in Africa is mercenary, China has extended unprecedented generosity to the Western African countries in the grip of an Ebola epidemic
http://news.asiaone.com/news/world/china-beats-bad-image-big-aid-africa

10 AUGUST 2014

Chad withdraws Chinese exploration permits

Chad has decided to withdraw five exploration permits issued to a Chinese company and press charges in a row over a $1.2bn fine for environmental violations, the oil ministry has said
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/africa/2014/08/chad-withdraws-chinese-exploration-permits-2014810124614151839.html

4 AUGUST 2014

Kenya Signs U.S. $478 Million Lamu Ports Deal With Chinese Firm

Kenya signed a 42-billion-shilling ($478 million) agreement to build the first three berths at Lamu Port with the China Communication Construction Company Group on Friday (August 1st)
http://allafrica.com/stories/201408050506.html

17 JULY 2014

China-Africa relations hurt by bad Chinese behaviour, says ambassador

China’s foreign ministry has condemned the behaviour of some Chinese citizens in Africa following its ambassador to Tanzania giving an uncommonly frank newspaper interview in which he decried the « bad habits » of his compatriots.
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jul/17/chinese-ambassador-tanzania-china-africa-relationship-ivory-smuggling-counterfeit

10 JULY 2014

China sends bulk of its aid to Africa but denies ulterior motive

More than half of China’s foreign aid of $14bn (£8.2bn) between 2010 and 2012 was directed to Africa, the government said, underscoring Beijing’s interest in the resource-rich continent to fuel its economy
http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2014/jul/10/china-foreign-aid-africa-resources

5 MAY 2014

China’s premier Li Keqiang targets doubling Africa trade

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang praised Africa’s growing economic power on Monday and Beijing’s « iron-clad » friendship with the continent, as he vowed to double trade to 400 billion dollars (290 billion euros) by 2020
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/408261/china-premier-li-keqiang-targets-doubling-africa-trade

4 MAY 2014

China in Africa: investment or exploitation?

Premier Li Keqiang shrugs off problems as « growing pains » and says relationship is based on equality and mutual benefit

http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/insidestory/2014/05/china-africa-investment-exploitation-201454154158396626.html

4 MAY 2014

China admits ‘growing pains’ in Africa ties

Premier Li says Chinese firms should abide by local laws and regulations as he begins four-nation tour of continent

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/africa/2014/05/china-admits-growing-pains-africa-ties-20145475213946362.html

2 MAY 2014

China’s premier Li Keqiang set for first Africa trip

Li is scheduled to visit Ethiopia, Nigeria, Angola and Kenya during the trip, which begins Sunday and lasts for a week, officials said. It also includes a visit to the headquarters of the African Union in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa

http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/chinas-premier-li-keqiang-set-first-africa-trip

20 MARCH 2014

Could China and Japan Work Together in East Africa?

Despite troubled relations at home, the two countries have a shared interest in Africa

http://thediplomat.com/2014/03/could-china-and-japan-work-together-in-east-africa/

20 MARCH 2014

China`s changing ambitions in Africa

Whilst China-African relations have been shaped in the past by China securing the supply of resources and financing the infrastructure to obtain them, the future will be a far more expansive relationship, involving both the state sectors and private entrepreneurs selling to Africa’s consumers, and not just outsourcing production there. To facilitate this, China currently deploys some 150 commercial attaches throughout the continent

http://www.china-brain.com/Editorials/China%60s-changing-ambitions-in-Africa-/100.html

18 FEBRUARY 2014

China Is Africa’s New Colonial Overlord, Says Famed Primate Researcher Jane Goodall

In an interview with Agence France-Press published on Monday, the longtime animal rights activist who has spent most of her life on the continent, compared Chinese investment with old-school British colonialism.

http://www.ibtimes.com/china-africas-new-colonial-overlord-says-famed-primate-researcher-jane-goodall-1556312

4 FEBRUARY 2014

Centre for Chinese Studies Annual Report: China Africa Relations 2013

The annual report of the Centre for Chinese Studies, China Africa Relations 2013, highlights the development of China-Africa relations including changes and achievements of the Centre during 2013. This annual report is a palette of key events and developments in China-Africa relations in 2013 and the CCS activities on and around these developments.

http://www.ccs.org.za/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/CCS_Annual_Report-2013_Webformat.pdf

15 JANUARY 2014

China slams ‘troublemaker’ Japan after Africa visit

China launched a scathing diplomatic attack against Japan on Wednesday, warning African nations of an impending « resurrection of Japanese militarism » and branding Prime Minister Shinzo Abe a « troublemaker »
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/china-slams-troublemaker/955532.html
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/china-slams-troublemaker-japan-after-africa-visit

Africa: China and Japan’s Next Battleground?

While China and Japan may look like they’re competing in Africa, the two countries are actually playing different games.

http://thediplomat.com/2014/01/africa-china-and-japans-next-battleground/

13 JANUARY 2014

2014 – Ten years of Stellenbosch research on China-Africa relations

http://www.ccs.org.za/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/CCS_Commentary_Ten_Years_of_Stellenbosch_2014_SG.pdf

6 JANUARY 2014

China trying to help broker South Sudan truce: Chinese FM

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Monday his country was trying to help in efforts to broker an end to fighting in South Sudan
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/388266/china-trying-to-help-broker-south-sudan-truce-chinese-fm

14 MAY 2013

Stronger environmental regulations can help China’s future in Africa

China has received a bad rap recently for its environmental exploitation in developing countries. The media asserts that three decades after the intensification of its international forays, China is still struggling to strike a balance between the protection of the environment and its rapid investments, particularly in Africa.                                                                                                                      http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/781566.shtml

11 MAY 2013

Yin and Yang of China’s development partnership with Africa

Over the past 50 years, China’s relationship with the African continent has developed impressively. The two regions have shared trade and cultural exchanges dating back hundreds of years but it was not until the mid 1950s when China established its first modern diplomatic relationship in Africa starting with Egypt. To date almost all countries in Africa have diplomatic links to China, with the exception of certain disputed territories and Burkina Faso due to their close ties to Taiwan since the mid 1990s http://www.nigeriadevelopmentandfinanceforum.org/PolicyDialogue/Dialogue.aspx?Edition=71&goback=%2Egde_2163586_member_240015209%2Egmr_2163586%2Egde_2163586_member_239820032

29 APRIL 2013

China commits billions in aid to Africa as part of charm offensive

China’s African aid programme aims to offer 18,000 government scholarships and train 30,000 Africans by 2015 http://www.guardian.co.uk/global-development/2013/apr/29/africa-future-leaders-china-aid-programme

18 APRIL 2013

Challenges for China-Africa Relations

Adapted from Amb. David H. Shinn’s Speech to the Cosmopolitan Club in Manhattan. http://www.internationalpolicydigest.org/2013/04/18/challenges-for-china-africa-relations/?goback=%2Egde_160896_member_233718350

9 APRIL 2013

China and Africa: a maturing relationship

Africa’s place at the heart of China’s foreign policy agenda was highlighted in April, when the new Chinese president, Xi Jinping, chose to tour the continent on his inaugural foreign trip. The economic relationship between the two regions continues to develop apace, with rapid growth in trade and strong flows of Chinese financing into Africa. Criticism of China’s role in the continent continues                                                                                                                                                                       http://country.eiu.com/article.aspx?articleid=760356060&Country=China&topic=Economy&subtopic=Forecast&mkt_tok=3RkMMJWWfF9wsRoiuqrPZKXonjHpfsX%204u8oUKKg38431UFwdcjKPmjr1YcERMN0dvycMRAVFZl5nQlRD7I=

3 APRIL 2013

Chinese fishing fleet in African waters reports 9% of catch to UN

The team of 20 researchers calculated the number of Chinese vessels fishing in international waters by consulting news reports, online articles and local fishery experts and estimated that nearly 75% of all the fish caught by Chinese vessels came from African waters, with almost 3m tonnes a year from west Africa.                                         http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/apr/03/chinese-fishing-fleet-african-catch

25 MARCH 2013

As Xi Jinping visits Africa: What are China’s intentions ?

Xi’s trip reflects the growing importance China places on Africa in its foreign and economic policies; last year, Wei Jianguo, a former Commerce Minister, forecast that Africa would surpass the U.S. and EU as China’s largest trading partner in three to five years.     http://thediplomat.com/china-power/as-xi-jinping-visits-africa-what-are-chinas-intentions/

25 MARCH 2913

China and Africa in the Xi Jinping era

While China’s policy in Africa during the Xi Jinping era will look much like that of the Hu Jintao period, the challenges will be greater.

http://thediplomat.com/2013/03/25/china-and-africa-in-the-xi-jinping-era/

24 MARCH 2013

Sino-African ties have sunny future

Chinese President Xi Jinping wrapped up his visit to Russia Sunday and started his African tour. It is evident that China attaches more importance to Africa than any other major power. The rapid growth in Sino-African ties over the past two decades has stirred up jealousy among some countries. In addition to friendship, common practical interests between the two sides in both economics and politics have driven them closer.                                                                                                                                                                         http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/770323.shtml

18 MARCH 2013

Will China Wear Out Its Welcome in Africa?

Chinese investment is similarly evident throughout the continent. In 2009, China overtook the United States as Africa’s biggest trading partner. In 2000, the total Sino-African trade volume was approximately US $10 billion; it is now closer to $200 billion per year. http://www.fpif.org/articles/will_china_wear_out_its_welcome_in_africa

11 MARCH 2013

Africa told to view China as competitor

Africa must shake off its romantic view of China and accept Beijing is a competitor as much as a partner and capable of the same exploitative practices as the old colonial powers, Nigeria’s central bank governor has warned.                                              http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/58b08eb0-8a6c-11e2-9da4-00144feabdc0.html#axzz2NL9rB5Dc

28 FEBRUARY 2013

Economist Dambisa Moyo: China can transform Africa

In a new interview with CNN’s Robyn Curnow, Moyo explains why she’s optimistic about the future of Africa. She looks at the positive impact that China can have on the continent and details the key drivers that will spur Africa’s economic growth. http://edition.cnn.com/2013/02/28/business/dambisa-moyo-africa/index.html?hpt=ias_t2

8 FEBRUARY 2013

China’s Sudan challenge

Sudan and China have enjoyed cordial relations for decades, developing a fruitful economic and political partnership dating back to their mutual estrangement from the West in the late 1980s and early 1990s. But Sudan’s 2011 partition has presented China with a new set of challenges

http://www.atimes.com/atimes/China/OB09Ad05.html

29 JANUARY 2013

Nigeria to China: we want to climb up the value chain

Last week, the Nigerian Central Bank voiced its discontent about the unfavorable trade balance with China – and made it clear Nigeria was already looking elsewhere for friendship (and maybe more).                                                                                                                 http://blogs.ft.com/beyond-brics/2013/01/29/nigeria-to-china-we-want-up-the-chain/#axzz2NLFdoBlx

25 OCTOBER 2012

China ‘Image’ problem in Africa

Beijing’s policy of « non intervention » was championed by African leaders looking for economic growth without political preconditions. As Africa’s politics change, is the policy obsolete?
http://thediplomat.com/2012/10/25/non-interference-a-double-edged-sword-for-china-in-africa/?goback=%2Egde_3681308_member_178771863

23 AUGUST 2012

New colonialism’ accusation against China unfair

The so-called « new colonialism » allegation that China has exploited Africa’s resources is unfair, given that China has made great efforts to help the continent’s development and benefit its people, a Chinese official said here Thursday
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/world/2012-08/23/content_15701403.htm

14 AUGUST 2012

China’s winning strategy in Africa

Contention between China and the United States is extending far beyond the current hot spot of the South China Sea. As China’s economy continues its rapid expansion, a truly global realignment of power is taking place. Regions that were dominated by the West for centuries are now coming into China’s orbit, challenging America’s position at the top on a once-unipolar world
http://www.atimes.com/atimes/China/NH15Ad01.html

 

Wars, conflicts and strategy on 30 August in Asian history

WARS, CONFLICTS AND STRATEGY ON 30 AUGUST IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on August 30, 2019

1363: Beginning of the Battle of Lake Poyang. The forces of two Chinese rebel leaders against the Yuan dynasty, Chen Youliang and Zhu Yuanzhang, who are pitted against each other in what was one of the largest naval battles in history, with an end on October 4
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Lake_Poyang
https://www.mapsofworld.com/on-this-day/august-30-1363-ce-the-battle-of-lake-poyang-begins-near-nanchang-china

1590: In Japan, Tokugawa Ieyasu captures Edo Castle
https://wiki.samurai-archives.com/index.php?title=Tokugawa_Ieyasu
http://www.japanvisitor.com/japan-city-guides/japanese-castles/edo-castle

1842: During the First Afghan War, an army of 10,000 Afghans formed on the hills to the left of the Kabul road. British forces, lead by Nott attack and force the Afghans off the battlefield with substantial losses
http://britishbattles.com/first-afghan-war/kabul-1842.htm

1896: After the Battle of San Juan del Monte, eight provinces in the Philippines are declared under martial law by the Spanish Governor General Ramon Blanco. This included the provinces of Batangas, Rizal, Cavite, Nueva Ecija as well as the nearby areas in Luzon
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_San_Juan_del_Monte

1917: Vietnamese prison guards, led by Trịnh Văn Cấn, mutiny at the Thái Nguyên penitentiary against local French authority.

Trinh Van Can

1945: In Japan, Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces, General Douglas MacArthur lands at Atsugi Air Force Base
http://www.fsmitha.com/review/takemae.htm

1945: Hong Kong is liberated from Japan by British Armed Forces
http://famousdaily.com/history/hong-kong-liberate-japan-british-armed-forces.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LTS9zlicQIA

1951: Signature of a defense pact between the Philippines and the United States
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/1695/today-in-philippine-history-august-30-1951-the-mutual-defense-treaty-was-signed-by-the-us-and-the-philippines
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mutual_Defense_Treaty_(United_States_%E2%80%93_Philippines)

1999: After months of violence by pro-Indonesia militias, under the control of United Nations, the East-Timor people, with a 98,6 per cent toll of participation chose to become independent by 78,5 per cents of the voters
https://www.usip.org/sites/default/files/Framing%20the%20State/Chapter9_Framing.pdf
https://www.sbs.com.au/news/i-was-there-remembering-timor-leste-s-bloody-fight-for-independence-20-years-on

 

 

On 30 August in South Asian history

ON 30 AUGUST IN SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on August 30, 2019

1569: Birth of Jahangir, Mughal emperor who died on November 7 1627
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jahangir

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JkAJ0uTbmOs

1574: Guru Ram Das becomes the Fourth Sikh Master
http://www.sikhs.org/guru4.htm

1659 : Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan’s son Dara Shikoh is put to death by his younger brother Aurangzeb
http://www.newindianexpress.com/education/student/article598094.ece
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/30th-august-1659-dara-shikoh-is-put-to-death-by-aurangzeb
http://www.sikhiwiki.org/index.php/Dara_Shikoh

1842: During the First Afghan War, an army of 10,000 Afghans formed on the hills to the left of the Kabul road.British forces, lead by Nott attack and force the Afghans off the battlefield with substantial losses
http://britishbattles.com/first-afghan-war/kabul-1842.htm

1903: Birth of Bhagwati Charan Verma Indian author who died on October 5, 1981

http://encyclopedia2.thefreedictionary.com/Bhagwati+Charan+Verma

1916: Birth of Shailendra, Indian songwriter who died who died on December 14, 1966
http://www.india-forums.com/forum_posts.asp?TID=518619
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shailendra_(lyricist)

2001: In Nepal, beginning of negotiations with the Maoist rebellion

2015: M. M. Kalburgi, Indian scholar, author, and academic is shot dead, born on November 28, 1938
http://indianexpress.com/article/india/india-others/ex-vc-m-m-kalaburgi-who-had-run-ins-with-hardliners-shot/
http://time.com/4016747/mm-kalburgi-india-murder-rationalist-idol-worship-hindu-nationalism/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M._M._Kalburgi

On 30 August in Southeast Asian history

ON 30 AUGUST IN SOUTHEAST ASIAN HISTORY

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1850: Birth of Marcelo H. del Pilar, Filipino writer, journalist and revolutionary, born on July 4 1896
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marcelo_H._del_Pilar

http://www.plaridel302.org/marcelo-h-del-pilar
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/554/today-in-philippine-history-august-30-1850-marcelo-h-del-pilar-was-born-in-cupang-bulacan-bulacan

1896: After the Battle of San Juan del Monte, eight provinces in the Philippines are declared under martial law by the Spanish Governor General Ramon Blanco. This included the provinces of Batangas, Rizal, Cavite, Nueva Ecija as well as the nearby areas in Luzon
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_San_Juan_del_Monte

1917: Vietnamese prison guards led by Trịnh Văn Cấn mutiny at the Thái Nguyên penitentiary against local French authority.

Trinh Van Can

1951: Signature of a defense pact between the Philippines and the United States
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/1695/today-in-philippine-history-august-30-1951-the-mutual-defense-treaty-was-signed-by-the-us-and-the-philippines
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mutual_Defense_Treaty_(United_States_%E2%80%93_Philippines)

1970: Birth of Michael Wong, Malaysian-Chinese singer and composer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Wong_(singer)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mL-X0obn9NU

1998: In Vietnam, Ven. Thich Quang Do is released from prison as part of a general amnesty of what the government called « common criminals »
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Th%C3%ADch_Qu%E1%BA%A3ng_%C4%90%E1%BB%99

 

1999: After months of violence by pro-Indonesia militias, under the control of United Nations, the East-Timor people, with a 98,6 per cent toll of participation chose to become independent by 78,5 per cents of the voters
https://www.usip.org/sites/default/files/Framing%20the%20State/Chapter9_Framing.pdf
https://www.watoday.com.au/world/asia/from-the-archive-1999-timor-the-defiant-20190823-p52k3d.html
https://www.sbs.com.au/news/i-was-there-remembering-timor-leste-s-bloody-fight-for-independence-20-years-on

2001: Under United Nations control, first general election in East-Timor. Fretilin gets 55 of the 88 seats
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/East_Timorese_parliamentary_election,_2001
http://www.ipu.org/parline-e/reports/arc/2369_01.htm

2014: Myanmar has discovered it has only 51 million people – far less than the previously estimated 60 million, according to preliminary results of the latest census
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2014/08/myanmar-loses-ten-million-people-census-201483055945633777.html

 

On 30 August in Japan’s history

ON 30 AUGUST IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

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1428: Death of Shoko, 101st emperor of Japan (1412-1428), born on 12 May 1401
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Sh%C5%8Dk%C5%8D

1590: In Japan, Tokugawa Ieyasu captures Edo Castle
https://wiki.samurai-archives.com/index.php?title=Tokugawa_Ieyasu
http://www.japanvisitor.com/japan-city-guides/japanese-castles/edo-castle

1619: Death of Shimazu Yoshihiro, Japanese samurai and warlord, born on August 21,1535
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shimazu_Yoshihiro

1911: In Japan, end of the second Katsura Taro’s government
http://www.jref.com/glossary/katsura_taro.shtml

1939: Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto is appointed supreme commander of the Japanese fleet                                
http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Isoroku_Yamamoto

1945: In Japan, Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces, General Douglas MacArthur lands at Atsugi Air Force Base
http://www.fsmitha.com/review/takemae.htm

1945: Hong Kong is liberated from Japan by British Armed Forces
http://famousdaily.com/history/hong-kong-liberate-japan-british-armed-forces.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LTS9zlicQIA

1962: Japan conducts a test of the NAMC YS-11, its first aircraft since the war and its only successful commercial aircraft from before or after the war
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NAMC_YS-11

1974: Powerful bomb explodes at the Mitsubishi Heavy Industries headquarters inTokyo. 8 killed, 378 injured. Eight left-wing activists will be arrested on May 19, 1975

1983: Birth of Jun Matsumoto, Japanese singer and actor
http://www.jdorama.com/index.291.htm
http://bestuff.com/stuff/matsumoto-jun

2009: Japanese voters swept the opposition to a historic victory. Media forecasts give the DPJ 308 of the 480 seats in the lower house to the LDP’s 119, almost an exact reversal of their previous standing
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/8229368.stm
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/8229988.stm

2011: Japan’s parliament elects Yoshihiko Noda as the country’s sixth prime minister in five years
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-14712541
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia-pacific/2011/08/201183055115406951.html

On 30 August in Chinese history, Hong Kong and Taiwan

ON 30 AUGUST IN CHINESE HISTORY, HONG KONG AND TAIWAN

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1329: Death of Khutughtu Khan, Emperor Mingzong of Yuan, briefly emperor of the Yuan Dynasty and the Mongol Empire, born on December 22, 1300
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Khutughtu_Khan,_Emperor_Mingzong_of_Yuan

1363: Beginning of the Battle of Lake Poyang; the forces of two Chinese rebel leaders against the Yuan dynasty, Chen Youliang and Zhu Yuanzhang, who are pitted against each other in what was one of the largest naval battles in history, with an end on October 4
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Lake_Poyang
https://www.mapsofworld.com/on-this-day/august-30-1363-ce-the-battle-of-lake-poyang-begins-near-nanchang-china

1785: Birth of Lin Zexu, Chinese scholar and official, who died on November 22, 1850
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lin_Zexu
http://history.cultural-china.com/en/47History6482.html

1896: Birth of Chinese painter Puru (Pu Hsin-yu or Pu Xinyu) who died on November 18, 1963
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/8451.html
http://www.art-virtue.com/painting/history/ching/PuRu/bio-PuRu.htm

Pu Xinyu

1929: Birth of François Cheng (Cheng Baoyi), Chinese French academician, writer, poet and calligrapher
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fran%C3%A7ois_Chen

1945: Hong Kong is liberated from Japan by British Armed Forces
http://famousdaily.com/history/hong-kong-liberate-japan-british-armed-forces.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LTS9zlicQIA

1979: Birth of Tavia Yeung, Hong Kong actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tavia_Yeung

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qP4qkTQ8alc

1979: Birth of Niki Chow, Hong Kong actress and singer
http://www.lovehkfilm.com/people/chow_niki.htm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lh3qsMu1px0

2007: In China, Finance minister Jin Renqing, involved in a sex scandal, is sacked
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/minister-sacked-in-beijings-moral-purge/article20401124