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On 9 September in Asian history

1948-09-09

ON 9 SEPTEMBER IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on September 9, 2019

1141: Yelü Dashi, the Liao Dynasty general who founded the Qara-Khitai, defeats the Seljuq and Kara-Khanid forces at the Battle of Qatwan
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yel%C3%BC_Dashi

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Qatwan

1466: Birth of Ashikaga Yoshitane, 10th shogun of the Ashikaga shogunate who died on May 23, 1523
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ashikaga_Yoshitane

1487: Death of Chinese Ming dynasty emperor Chenghua (1464-1487), born on December 9, 1447
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chenghua_Emperor
http://www.mingtombs.eu/emp/08chenghua/chenghua.html

1612: Death of Nakagawa Hidenari, Japanese warlord, born in 1570
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nakagawa_Hidenari
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/97/Nakagawa_Hidenari.JPG

1850: Birth of Bharatendu Harishchandra, India, poet, dramatist, father of modern Hindi who died on January 6, 1885
http://www.varanasi.org.in/bhartendu-harishchandra
http://www.poemhunter.com/bharatendu-harishchandra/biography/

Bharatendu Harishchandra

1872: Birth of Phan Chu Trinh, Vietnamese nationalist who died on March 24, 1926
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phan_Chu_Trinh

1878: Birth of Sergio Osmena, 4th President of the Philippines, who died on October 19, 1961
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/1273/today-in-philippine-history-september-9-1878-sergio-osme-a-sr-was-born-in-cebu-city

Sergi Osmena

1892: Birth of Tsuru Aoki, Japanese-born American actress, who died on October 18, 1961
http://www.silentera.com/people/actresses/Aoki-Tsuru.html

1905: Birth of Hussain Sha, Indian Saint, Philosopher ,Pithapuram who died on September 24, 1981
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brahmarishi_Hussain_Sha

1908: Birth of Shigekazu Shimazaki, Japanese admiral, killed in action on January 9, 1945
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shigekazu_Shimazaki

1911: Birth of Kozaburo Yoshimura, Japanese film maker who died on November 7, 2000
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/K%C5%8Dzabur%C5%8D_Yoshimura

1920: Birth of Feng Kang, Chinese mathematician and scientist, who died on August 17, 1993
http://lsec.cc.ac.cn/fengkangprize/fkbib.html

1935: Birth of Gopal Baratham, Singaporean author who died on April 23, 2002
http://eresources.nlb.gov.sg/infopedia/articles/SIP_452_2005-01-22.html

1939: Burmese national hero U Ottama dies in prison after a hunger strike to protest Britain’s colonial government
http://www.mapsofworld.com/on-this-day/september-9-1939-ce-u-ottama-dies-in-burma-protesting-british-colonization

u-ottama

1942: A Japanese floatplane drops an incendiary bomb on Oregon in an attempt to set fire to the forests in Oregon and Washington. The forest did not ignite
http://www.eugeneleeslover.com/Japanese_bomb_Oregon.html
http://www.historynet.com/japanese-bomb-the-continental-u-s-west-coast.htm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zdt8g57FQ38

1944: Beginning of the negotiations between Gandhi and Jinnah on the Muslim question (up to 22)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ElEYZ_BJl0M&feature=player_embedded

1945: Japanese forces in China surrender to the Chinese Guomindang government representative general Ho Ying-chin
http://www.taiwandocuments.org/surrender02.htm
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/8768.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W8lk0Te6LnU

1946: Birth of Hayato Tani, Japanese actor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hayato_Tani


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PJ0McE9WY5s

1948: The People’s Democratic Republic of Korea (North Korea) is proclaimed by Kim Il-sung
http://world.kbs.co.kr/special/northkorea/contents/archives/outline/outline_1940.htm?lang=e
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/8769.html
http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/History_of_North_Korea

1948-09-09

1949: Birth of Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, president of Indonesia (2004-2014)
http://factsanddetails.com/indonesia/History_and_Religion/sub6_1d/entry-3969.html
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/3725301.stm

1953: The USA give an 385 million USD aid to Indochina

1955: In Geneva, signature of a Sino-US agreement for the repatriation of US civil citizens

1959: Moscow condemns Beijing for its misconduct in Tibet and gives its support to India

1962: Beijing announces that a US U-2 airplane has been shot down over eastern China and accuses the USA to prepare a new war
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/8774.html

1965: Autonomous Region of Tibet is formally founded

1967: Birth of Akshay Kumar, Indian actor
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0474774/bio

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aR7nyX6d1N8

1969: North Vietnam president Ho Chi Minh is buried in Hanoi
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/ho-chi-minh-buried-in-hanoi

1976: Death of Chinese leader Mao Zedong, born on December 26, 1893
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/september/9/newsid_3020000/3020374.stm
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/mao-zedong-dies
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/8776.html

http://www.biography.com/people/mao-tse-tung-9398142

1977: Birth of Chae Jung An, South Korean actress and singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chae_Jung-An
http://www.hancinema.net/korean_Chae_Jeong-an.php

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2SuGVbNXmtA

1977: Inauguration of Mao Zedong Memorial hall
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/8777.html

1982: Birth of Ai Otsuka, Japanese singer and songwriter
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ai_Otsuka

1983: Birth of Kim Jung-hwa, South Korean actress and model
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kim_Jung-hwa

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y3qyKuPo98M

1985: General and former Prime Minister Kriangsak and several military friends are arrested for plotting an abortive coup against the Prem Tinsulanonda government
http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1295&dat=19850918&id=ceFHAAAAIBAJ&sjid=zo0DAAAAIBAJ&pg=5840,4634882

1990: Batticaloa massacre, massacre of 184 minority Tamil civilians by Sri Lankan Army in the eastern Batticaloa District of Sri Lanka
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1990_Batticaloa_massacre

1992: Birth of Frencheska Farr, Filipina singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frencheska_Farr

1993: Former Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos is buried in his homeland. The event occurred about four years after his death in exile

1996: Megawati Sukarnoputri, expelled from her Democratic Party of Indonesia, is banned to challenge the elections by the Government Commission

2001: Afghanistan’s military opposition leader Ahmed Shah Massood is fatally wounded in a suicide attack by assassins posing as journalists

http://www.ratical.org/ratville/CAH/ASMassoud.html
http://fromthatflame.blogspot.com/2007/12/assassination-of-massoud.html
http://wn.com/ahmad_shah_massoud_1953-2001

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ve1eV2AHK3A

2008: Death of Nouhak Phoumsavanh, former president of Laos (1992-1998), born on April 9, 1910
https://www.newmandala.org/obituary-nouhak-phoumsavanh/

2008: Court rules that Thailand Prime Minister Samak must resign
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia-pacific/2008/09/2008999398621985.html

2008: George Bush, the US president, announces that 8,000 troops will be pulled out of Iraq over the coming months and 4,500 sent to Afghanistan by January
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/middleeast/2008/09/2008991444715547.html

2009: Cambodia’s prime minister accused foreign judges and prosecutors at the UN-backed Khmer Rouge tribunal of seeking to arrest new suspects as part of a plot by foreign governments to incite unrest

2012: As many as 100,000 protestors, according to organizers — gathered at a seaside park on Okinawa to demand that the plan to deploy 12 MV-22 Osprey aircraft on the island be scrapped, saying they are unsafe
http://asiancorrespondent.com/88983/thousands-protest-in-japan-against-osprey-aircraft/

2012: Sri Lanka’s ruling party wins provincial election. President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s United People’s Freedom Alliance won 14 seats in the Eastern Provincial Council, while the Tamil National Alliance secured 11, the Department of Elections

http://asiancorrespondent.com/88985/sri-lankas-ruling-party-wins-provincial-election/

2012: Elections results show that Hong Kong’s pro-democratic parties had been edged out in Sunday’s legislative poll by pro-Beijing rivals, but managed to retain their veto power over any constitutional changes proposed by the government
http://www.france24.com/en/20120909-hong-kong-votes-amid-anger-chinese-control-education-election
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/hongkong/9532898/Hong-Kong-democrats-cling-to-seats-after-disappointing-results.html
http://www.asiaone.com/News/AsiaOne%2BNews/Asia/Story/A1Story20120910-370763.html

2013: Pakistan’s new President Mamnoon Hussain takes office
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-23456284

2014: Death of Firoza Begum, Bangladeshi singer, born on July 28, 1930
http://bdnews24.com/bangladesh/2014/09/09/firoza-begum-passes-away
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-29145025

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CJOxS43TUDE

2014: A Philippine official says the president discreetly met with a Muslim rebel leader last week in Manila and both helped untangle thorny differences over a proposed autonomy law they hope will end decades of bloody rebellion in the south
http://asiancorrespondent.com/126524/philippine-president-muslim-rebels-agree-on-autonomy-bill/

 

Holidays and observances

Japan: Chrysanthemum Day (Kiku no Sekku)

North Korea : Republic Day (1948)

Indian economy

9 SEPTEMBER 2019

India criticises China on ‘one-sided’ trade policies

Indian External Affairs Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar on Monday (Sept 9) criticised China for what he described as one-sided trade policies, casting doubt over the progress of negotiations for a pan-Asian free trade agreement
https://www.straitstimes.com/asia/south-asia/india-criticises-chinese-trade-policies

5 SEPTEMBER 2019

India extends $1 billion line of credit for development of Russia’s Far East; PM Modi vows to walk shoulder-to-shoulder with Moscow

India on Thursday announced an “unprecedented” USD 1 billion line of credit for the development of Russia’s Far East with Prime Minister Narendra Modi vowing that New Delhi will walk shoulder-to-shoulder with Moscow in its quest for the development of the resource-rich region
https://www.financialexpress.com/economy/india-extends-1-billion-line-of-credit-for-development-of-russias-far-east-pm-modi-vows-to-walk-shoulder-to-shoulder-with-moscow/1697338/
https://www.aninews.in/videos/world/india-give-line-credit-worth-us-1-billion-far-easts-development-pm-modi-russia/

13 AUGUST 2019

India, Russia exchange MoUs in key areas

About 200 Russian companies, Investment Agencies and Funds took part from the Russian side
https://www.asianage.com/india/all-india/130819/india-russia-exchange-mous-in-key-areas.html

22 JULY 2019

India launches second lunar mission, aiming for Moon’s South Pole

India launched a bid to become a leading space power Monday, sending up a rocket to put a craft on the surface of the Moon in what it called a « historic day » for the nation
https://www.france24.com/en/20190722-india-space-moon-mission-chandrayaan-modi
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/07/22/india-launches-chandrayaan-spacecraft-bid-become-fourth-country/

15 JULY 2019

India aborts Chandrayaan-2 Moon mission launch less than an hour before lift-off

With less than an hour before lift-off, India has aborted the launch of a spacecraft intended to land on the far side of the Moon
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-48905147
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-07-15/india-aborts-chandrayaan-2-moon-mission-before-take-off/11310042

27 JUNE 2019

Trump asks India to withdraw ‘unacceptable’ tariff increase

US President Donald Trump has demanded India withdraw retaliatory tariffs imposed this month, calling the duties « unacceptable » in a stern message that signals trade ties between the two countries are fast deteriorating
https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/06/trump-demands-withdrawal-india-unacceptable-tariff-hike-190627065326869.html
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-48782197

20 JUNE 2019

US Warns India It Could Limit H-1B Visas for Indian Workers amid Trade Tensions – Reports

Ahead of a visit by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to New Delhi, the United States has reportedly warned India it will consider capping quotas for the widely popular H-1B work visas on nations pressuring American firms to store data locally in their territories
https://sputniknews.com/asia/201906201075978171-us-capping-h-1b-visas-indian-workers-trade-tensions/
https://www.telegraphindia.com/india/us-tells-india-it-is-mulling-caps-on-h-1b-visas-to-deter-data-rules/cid/1692796?ref=top-stories_home-template

16 JUNE 2019

India’s retaliatory tariffs on US goods go into effect

India will impose higher retaliatory tariffs on 28 US products including almonds, apples, and walnuts from Sunday, following Washington’s withdrawal of key trade privileges for New Delhi
https://www.trtworld.com/business/india-s-retaliatory-tariffs-on-us-goods-go-into-effect-27526
https://sputniknews.com/asia/201906161075898071-us-imports-india-hurt-most-delhi-retaliates-trade-tensions/

10 JUNE 2019

India Hopes to Capitalize on US-China Trade Friction

1 JUNE 2019

US President Donald Trump terminates preferential trade status for India

Washington accuses New Delhi of deploying a wide range of trade barriers that negatively affect US commerce. Media reports say that India could impose higher import duties on US goods in response to Trump’s latest move
https://gulfnews.com/business/us-cuts-off-india-preferential-trade-access-1.1559374102399
https://indianexpress.com/article/explained/explained-trump-to-withdraw-indias-benefits-under-select-trade-programme-5760385/
https://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/us-preferential-trade-status-india-says-will-continue-to-work-towards-strong-bilateral-ties-119060100637_1.html

15 MAY 2019

Narendra Modi’s performance on the Indian economy – five key policies assessed

Modi has had mixed successes in delivering on his promises. Here’s a breakdown of some of Modi’s key policies and how he has performed
https://theconversation.com/narendra-modis-performance-on-the-indian-economy-five-key-policies-assessed-116485

17 APRIL 2019

Five million lost jobs in India between 2016 and 2018: Report

At least five million Indians lost their jobs between 2016 and 2018, and young urban men are being hit hardest, a Bengaluru-based private university said in a report on Tuesday (April 16)
https://www.straitstimes.com/asia/south-asia/five-million-lost-jobs-in-india-between-2016-and-2018-report

6 APRIL 2019

Indian GDP to exceed more than seven percent over next 2 years

In its Asian Development Outlook (ADO) 2019, ADB projects gross domestic product (GDP) growth in India to rise to 7.2% in fiscal year 2019 and reach 7.3% in 2020, reversing two years of declining growth as reforms to improve the business and investment climate take effect
https://www.asiapacificstar.com/news/260282662/indian-gdp-to-exceed-more-than-seven-percent-over-next-2-years

5 MARCH 2019

It’s official: India is Trump’s next target in the trade wars

After months of simmering trade tensions between the United States and India, President Trump is following through on his threat to punish India for being what he called “a very high-tariff nation.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/its-official-india-is-trumps-next-target-in-the-trade-wars/2019/03/05/39000298-3f34-11e9-a44b-42f4df262a4c_story.html?utm_term=.908e68c28728
https://www.business-standard.com/article/economy-policy/donald-trump-s-trade-spat-with-india-why-it-s-bad-optics-and-bad-strategy-119030500648_1.html
https://theprint.in/talk-point/is-indias-protectionism-reason-enough-for-donald-trumps-gsp-move-or-is-us-being-a-bully/201531/

21 FEBRUARY 2019

Indian PM Narendra Modi on two-day South korea visit

Seoul: Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived here Thursday on a two-day visit to strengthen India’s strategic ties with South Korea and seek to enhance bilateral cooperation in diverse areas, including trade and investment
http://www.arirang.co.kr/News/News_View.asp?nseq=232016
https://www.oneindia.com/india/moon-meets-modi-indias-act-east-and-south-koreas-new-southern-policies-back-each-other-2854887.html
https://www.indiawrites.org/diplomacy/it-is-our-earnest-desire-to-work-with-republic-of-korea-more-closely-to-realize-the-dream-of-our-citizens-modi/

29 NOVEMBER 2018

India successfully launches 31 satellites in space – including ‘Chhota Bheem’

The Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) launched 31 satellites, including its first hyperspectral imaging satellite (HysIS), this morning from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh
https://gulfnews.com/world/asia/india/india-successfully-launches-31-satellites-in-space–including-chhota-bheem-1.60645726
https://www.thehindu.com/sci-tech/science/isros-pslv-lifts-off-with-hysis-and-30-foreign-satellites/article25621027.ece

28 AUGUST 2018

Goods and Services Tax – how PM Modi transformed India’s economy

Last year, India introduced one of the biggest tax reforms in the country. Although experts say that the Goods and Services Tax (GST) has the potential to uplift the economy, its execution is still a work in progress
https://www.dw.com/en/goods-and-services-tax-how-pm-modi-transformed-indias-economy/a-45256163

23 APRIL 2018

Indian economy and the ‘but what about?’ question

 “But what about?” is the favorite phrase for anyone in India who does not want to believe that there are severe structural problems with the Indian economy
http://www.atimes.com/indian-economy-question/

5 FEBRUARY 2018

The Distance Between Davos & Delhi

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley of India presented the country’s Union Budget for Fiscal 2018–2019 to Parliament on February 1, 2018. This is the last full budget of the Narendra Modi government ahead of the spring 2019 parliamentary election
https://www.cogitasia.com/the-distance-between-davos-delhi/

25 JANUARY 2018

Modi and ASEAN leaders vow to push forward economic partnership

India and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) leaders vowed Thursday to push forward the regional comprehensive economic partnership (RCEP)
http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-01/26/c_136924999.htm
https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/pm-lee-calls-for-greater-economic-integration-asean-india-9896476
http://www.business-standard.com/article/current-affairs/india-shares-asean-vision-for-rule-based-societies-values-of-peace-modi-118012501757_1.html

 

10 JANUARY 2018

India Eases Rules to Lure Foreign Investors

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi eased restrictions on foreign direct investment across several sectors, including allowing overseas airlines to invest in state carrier Air India Ltd., in a bid to revive growth in Asia’s third largest economy
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-01-10/modi-eases-rules-to-lure-foreign-investors-as-india-growth-slows

7 JANUARY 2017

The Indian diaspora a platform for stronger ties with ASEAN: Sushma Swaraj

India’s dialogue partnership with ASEAN has evolved into a strategic partnership and the Indian diaspora provides a platform for stronger ties with the grouping, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said on Sunday
https://www.thestatesman.com/india/indian-diaspora-a-platform-for-stronger-ties-with-asean-swaraj-1502559275.html

26 DECEMBER 2017

India to overtake UK, France to become fifth-largest economy in 2018

Moving past the global economic powerhouses like the UK, Germany and France, the Indian economy would become the world’s fifth largest by 2018 – a major jump from its 10th rank currently, a report has said
https://www.oneindia.com/international/india-to-overtake-uk-france-to-become-fifth-largest-economy-2018-report-2609283.html
http://www.livemint.com/Politics/v0N1vMSOdiUsZBwlimoICJ/Indian-economy-to-leapfrog-UK-and-France-in-2018-Cebr.html

5 DECEMBER 2017

Can India challenge China with new Iranian Chabahar Port?

A new India-sponsored port in southeastern Iran has the potential to flood Central Asia and Afghanistan with Indian goods. Pakistan is watching with concern and China may have a new economic rival in the region
http://www.dw.com/en/can-india-challenge-china-with-new-iranian-chabahar-port/a-41659083

27 SEPTEMBER 2017

8 things you need to know about India’s economy

India’s economic success in recent years has helped to ensure that South Asia is the fastest-growing region in the world – but it faces significant challenges alongside its opportunities for further growth
https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2017/09/eight-key-facts-about-indias-economy-in-2017

18 SEPTEMBER 2017

India is likely to overtake Japan and Germany to become the third largest economy

 British brokerage HSBC has released a new report that has claimed that in the next ten years, India is likely to overtake Japan and Germany to become the third largest economy in the world
http://www.singaporenews.net/news/254745635/india-to-overtake-japan-germany-as-third-largest-economy#

14 SEPTEMBER 2017

Abe, Modi launch India’s first bullet train project

India on Thursday inched closer to its dream of getting a bullet train when Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his Indian counterpart, Narendra Modi, laid the foundation stone for the country’s first high-speed rail link based on Japan’s famed shinkansen technologygy
https://asia.nikkei.com/Politics-Economy/International-Relations/PM-Modi-and-Japan-s-Abe-launch-Indian-shinkansen-project?page=1
http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report-narendra-modi-and-shinzo-abe-launch-bullet-train-project-10-important-statements-made-by-pm-2545514

23 JULY 2017

25 years of ASEAN–India integration

2017 marks 25 years of ASEAN–India partnership. In 1992, India joined ASEAN as a sectoral partner, at a time when India was a relatively inward-looking economy. Today there are 30 dialogue mechanisms between India and ASEAN, including a summit and seven ministerial meetings in a wide range of sectors
http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2017/07/23/25-years-of-asean-india-integration/

1st JULY 2017

Indian PM Narendra Modi launches sweeping tax reform

India has introduced its biggest tax reform since gaining independence from Britain 70 years ago. The nationwide tax is expected to streamline business, but critics argue the country isn’t ready for the massive overhaul
http://www.dw.com/en/indian-pm-narendra-modi-launches-sweeping-tax-reform/a-39501750
http://www.euronews.com/2017/07/01/india-divided-over-gst-sweeping-sales-tax-reform

23 JUNE 2017

India fires 31 satellites-carrying rocket into space

India fired a rocket carrying 31 small satellites into space on Friday, several of them for European countries looking for high resolution earth images, underlining its strength as a low-cost provider of services in space
http://www.presstv.ir/Detail/2017/06/23/526242/India-Satellite-Rocket-Europe
http://www.business-standard.com/article/current-affairs/isro-launches-eye-in-the-sky-cartosat-2-satellite-why-it-matters-117062300108_1.html
http://www.dnaindia.com/india/photo-gallery-in-pics-isro-s-pslv-c38-succesfully-launches-cartosat-2-series-30-nano-satellites-2481660

5 JUNE 2017

India launches ‘monster’ rocket

India joined an elite club of nations launching a heavy satelitte, a club that includes only the USA, Russia, Europe, China and Japan
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-40158889
http://www.dnaindia.com/technology/report-isro-launches-india-s-heaviest-rocket-gslv-mark-iii-why-it-s-a-big-deal-2462265
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/isros-most-powerful-rocket-gslv-mk-iii-places-gsat-19-communication-satellite-in-orbit/articleshow/59001591.cms

30 MAY 2017

Indian PM Modi tells Merkel India and Germany ‘made for one another’

At a press conference, the leaders of Germany and India have said that the countries’ relationship is of « international significance. » But ongoing talks are emphasizing how best to beef up business ties
http://www.dw.com/en/indian-pm-modi-tells-merkel-india-and-germany-made-for-one-another/a-39043653
http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/modi-merkel-nudge-fta-sign-a-dozen-agreements/article18661524.ece?homepage=true

17 MAY 2017

Indian cabinet approves plans to build 10 nuclear reactors

India’s cabinet approved plans on Wednesday (May 17) to build 10 nuclear reactors with a combined capacity of 7,000 megawatts (MW), more than the country’s entire current capacity, to try fast-track its domestic nuclear power programme
http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/indian-cabinet-approves-plans-to-build-10-nuclear-reactors
http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/cabinet-clears-proposal-to-build-10-atomic-reactors/article18473481.ece?homepage=true

5 MAY 2017

India Launches South Asia ‘Diplomacy’ Satellite for Communication Services

India launched a ‘South Asia’ satellite on Friday to provide communication services to neighboring countries in a new initiative hailed by leaders of seven South Asian countries as a boost to regional cooperation
http://www.asiapacificstar.com/news/253079660/india-launches-south-asia-diplomacy-satellite-for-communication-services
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/asia/2017-05/05/content_15608938.html
http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report-south-asia-satelite-successfully-launched-pm-modi-congratulates-isro-says-south-asia-leaders-will-celebrate-together-2428591

10 APRIL 2017

Australia says ready to supply uranium to India

Australia said Monday that it was ready to export uranium to India, nearly three years after the two countries signed an export deal for peaceful power generation
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/asia/2017-04/10/content_15598485.html
https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20170411_02/
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-04-10/new-trade-deal-with-india-could-be-years-away-turnbull/8432130?section=world

7 MARCH 2017

India’s Asian integration strategy

The Indian economy is experiencing rapid growth of between 7 and 8 per cent a year. To sustain that growth rate and for India to achieve its development potential, it must open up its economy and have a strong export sector. It may not be easy, but given the global trade slowdown and the paralysis of multilateral trade negotiations, India’s best bet is to seize those opportunities for integration closest to home
http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2017/03/07/indias-asian-integration-strategy/

15 FEBRUARY 2017

India puts record 104 satellites into orbit

India successfully put a record 104 satellites from a single rocket into orbit on Wednesday in the latest triumph for its famously frugal space programme
http://www.atimes.com/article/india-puts-record-104-satellites-orbit/
http://www.dw.com/en/india-breaks-world-record-with-simultaneous-launch-of-104-satellites/a-37555439

22 DECEMBER 2016

Outshining a former colonial master: India’s economy to surpass Britain’s

India will soon overtake Britain to become world’s fifth largest economy, a « Forbes » magazine report has said. Economist Rajiv Biswas talks to DW about the impending milestone and the overall state of India’s economy
http://www.dw.com/en/outshining-a-former-colonial-master-indias-economy-to-surpass-britains/a-36863072

13 NOVEMBER 2016

Modi’s key aide blames poor planning for India’s currency crisis

A member of parliament and one of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s top aides has blamed poor planning and execution by the government for the banknote crisis that has engulfed India, with tens of thousands of people queueing up outside banks and empty ATMs following New Delhi’s decision to replace large-denomination notes with new ones
http://www.scmp.com/week-asia/politics/article/2045567/modis-key-aide-blames-poor-planning-indias-currency-crisis

11 NOVEMBER 2016

India, Japan sign ‘historic’ civil nuclear agreement

Japan and India signed a civilian nuclear cooperation pact on Friday, paving the way for Japan to export nuclear power equipment and technology to the fast-growing South Asian country in a deal with a non-member of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty
http://www.dnaindia.com/world/report-japan-shreds-its-reservation-signs-landmark-civil-nuclear-deal-with-india-2272481
http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20161111_36/
http://www.dw.com/en/india-and-japan-sign-nuclear-deal-a-risky-business/a-36341141

8 OCTOBER 2016

India takes the lead in BRICS

In recent years, India has been the brightest spot in the grouping and is currently one of the fastest growing economies in the world. Chairing the BRICS summit provides India with a good opportunity to drive its own agenda of increasing investment in its priority projects, especially in the infrastructure sector, and discussing trade barriers
http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2016/10/08/indias-takes-the-lead-of-brics/

2 OCTOBER 2016

India ratifies historic Paris climate change pact, but can it reduce CO2 emissions ?

India, the world’s third biggest carbon emitter, ratified the Paris agreement on climate change on Sunday (Oct 2) on the birthday of the country’s famously ascetic independence leader Mahatma Gandhi
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/india-ratifies-historic-paris-climate-change-pact/3174590.html
http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/south-asia/article/2024481/india-ratifies-historic-paris-climate-change-pact
http://www.dw.com/en/india-to-ratify-climate-pact-but-can-it-reduce-co2-emissions/a-35932988

22 SEPTEMBER 2016

India eyes strategic energy assets overseas

Seeking to enhance its strategic presence and secure energy sources, India is making major investments in the hydrocarbon sector abroad, with the latest being its acquisition of a substantial stake in a key Russian oil field
http://asia.nikkei.com/Business/Trends/India-eyes-strategic-energy-assets-overseas

31 AUGUST 2016

Growth in India fails to meet expectations

India’s economic growth rate was up in the April-June quarter, but failed to meet expectations of the private sector. The Indian government announced on Wednesday that gross domestic product for the quarter expanded 7.1 percent from the figure for the same period of last year
http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20160901_02/

23 JUIN 2016

Demystifying Indian growth

According to current IMF projections, India is now the fastest growing major economy in the world. In 2016, it is expected to grow over a full percentage point faster than China. This is a remarkable turnaround by any standard and especially impressive against the backdrop of a stagnant global economy
http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2016/06/23/demystifying-indian-growth/

21 JUNE 2016

India unveils sweeping investment reforms

India has announced a broad relaxation of foreign direct investment (FDI) rules in a number of key sectors, including aviation and defense. The move is part of an effort to open up the country’s economy
http://www.dw.com/en/india-unveils-sweeping-investment-reforms/a-19343616

2 MAY 2016

Thomas Piketty: ‘Indian inequality still hidden’

French economist Thomas Piketty says there is still a « huge » gap in data about income tax in India
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-36186116

26 MARCH 2016

India must waste no time Acting East

India is undoubtedly looking global. As it transitions to a leading regional power alongside China, it should make better use of its growing ties in the Asia Pacific to strengthen economic linkages. As the Vietnamese Ambassador to India Ton Sinh Thanh said recently, India not only has to act east, it must also act fast.
http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2016/03/26/india-must-waste-no-time-acting-east/

14 FEBRUARY 2016

Modi’s magic: Is India’s economic miracle a mirage?

Narendra Modi, who will celebrate his second anniversary as prime minister in May, has been responsible for much of the recent buzz around India’s economy. He has spent huge amounts of political capital trying to push common sense economic reforms through parliament
http://money.cnn.com/2016/02/14/news/economy/india-modi-investment-manufacturing/index.html

8 FEBRUARY 2016

Will India’s economy live up to expectations?

Unlike other emerging economies, strong investor sentiment and the meltdown in crude oil prices bolstered India’s growth in the last financial year. Though the projected growth rate for 2016 shows a slight decline of 0.1 per cent, the World Bank predicts that India will grow by a robust 7.8 per cent this year and by 7.9 per cent in the next two years. This means India is shaping up to outpace China in the next three years.
http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2016/02/06/will-indias-economy-live-up-to-expectations/#more-49442

India outpaces China in 2015 economic growth

India’s economy grew at an average rate of 7.5% in 2015, faster than the 6.9% growth in China, official figures show.
http://www.bbc.com/news/business-35519671

4 FEBRUARY 2016

India ratifies pact on nuclear compensation

Five years after signing the Convention on Supplementary Compensation for Nuclear Damage (CSC), India ratified the convention on Thursday, the IAEA’s Office of Public Information and Communication reported from Vienna.
http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/india-ratifies-pact-on-nuclear-compensation/article8194893.ece?w=alauto
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/india-ratifies-nuclear-li/2489682.html

26 JANUARY 2016

Here are 19 deals signed between India-France during President Francois Hollande’s visit

France has announced an investment of $10 billion (Rs 67,540 crore) in India over the next five years, which will largely cater to the industrial sector in the country. Here are all of the deals that came out of the French President’s visit to India.
http://www.dnaindia.com/money/report-here-are-19-republic-day-deals-between-india-france-2170403

3 JANUARY 2016

 India will continue attracting foreign funds over the long term: Experts

Hopes of more reforms, coupled with lower commodity prices and rising consumer confidence, are expected to aid key Indian indices in 2016 to pare their losses in the year gone by
http://www.beijingbulletin.com/index.php/sid/239919423

12 DECEMBER 2015

India, Japan sign agreements on nuclear energy, bullet train

India on Saturday signed landmark agreements on civil nuclear energy and bullet train technology with Japan, as Prime Minister Narendra Modi described visit of his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe « truly historic »
http://www.sify.com/news/india-japan-sign-agreements-on-nuclear-energy-bullet-train-news-national-pmmpElbjdfjid.html
http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/english/news/20151212_15.html

1 NOVEMBER 2015

India’s rising power in Africa

In an attempt to boost trade and investment opportunities abroad, India has welcomed heads of state, policymakers, and businessmen from every country in Africa, marking the largest ever India-Africa summit
http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/countingthecost/2015/10/india-rising-power-africa-151031083435780.html

Wars, conflicts and strategy on 9 September in Asian history

WARS, CONFLICTS AND STRATEGY ON 9 SEPTEMBER IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on September 9, 2019

1141: Yelü Dashi, the Liao Dynasty general who founded the Qara-Khitai, defeats the Seljuq and Kara-Khanid forces at the Battle of Qatwan
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yel%C3%BC_Dashi

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Qatwan

1942: A Japanese floatplane drops an incendiary bomb on Oregon in an attempt to set fire to the forests in Oregon and Washington. The forest did not ignite
http://www.eugeneleeslover.com/Japanese_bomb_Oregon.html
http://www.historynet.com/japanese-bomb-the-continental-u-s-west-coast.htm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zdt8g57FQ38

1945: Japanese forces in China surrender to the Chinese Guomindang government representative general Ho Ying-chin
http://www.taiwandocuments.org/surrender02.htm
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/8768.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W8lk0Te6LnU

1948: The People’s Democratic Republic of Korea (North Korea) is proclaimed by Kim Il-sung
http://world.kbs.co.kr/special/northkorea/contents/archives/outline/outline_1940.htm?lang=e
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/8769.html
http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/History_of_North_Korea

1948-09-09

1953: The USA give an 385 million USD aid to Indochina

1955: In Geneva, signature of a Sino-US agreement for the repatriation of US civil citizens

1959: Moscow condemns Beijing for its misconduct in Tibet and gives its support to India

1962: Beijing announces that a US U-2 airplane has been shot down over eastern China and accuses the USA to prepare a new war

1990: Batticaloa massacre, massacre of 184 minority Tamil civilians by Sri Lankan Army in the eastern Batticaloa District of Sri Lanka
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1990_Batticaloa_massacre

2001: Afghanistan’s military opposition leader Ahmed Shah Massood is fatally wounded in a suicide attack by assassins posing as journalists

http://www.ratical.org/ratville/CAH/ASMassoud.html
http://fromthatflame.blogspot.com/2007/12/assassination-of-massoud.html
http://wn.com/ahmad_shah_massoud_1953-2001

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ve1eV2AHK3A

2008: George Bush, the US president, announces that 8,000 troops will be pulled out of Iraq over the coming months and 4,500 sent to Afghanistan by January
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/middleeast/2008/09/2008991444715547.html

2012: As many as 100,000 protestors, according to organizers — gathered at a seaside park on Okinawa to demand that the plan to deploy 12 MV-22 Osprey aircraft on the island be scrapped, saying they are unsafe
http://asiancorrespondent.com/88983/thousands-protest-in-japan-against-osprey-aircraft/

2014: A Philippine official says the president discreetly met with a Muslim rebel leader last week in Manila and both helped untangle thorny differences over a proposed autonomy law they hope will end decades of bloody rebellion in the south
http://asiancorrespondent.com/126524/philippine-president-muslim-rebels-agree-on-autonomy-bill/

 

Holidays and observances

North Korea : Republic Day (1948)

On 9 September in South Asian history

ON 9 SEPTEMBER IN SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on September 9, 2019

1850: Birth of Bharatendu Harishchandra, India, poet, dramatist, father of modern Hindi who died on January 6, 1885
http://www.varanasi.org.in/bhartendu-harishchandra
http://www.poemhunter.com/bharatendu-harishchandra/biography/

Bharatendu Harishchandra

1905: Birth of Hussain Sha, Indian Saint, Philosopher ,Pithapuram who died on September 24, 1981
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brahmarishi_Hussain_Sha

1944: Beginning of the negotiations between Gandhi and Jinnah on the Muslim question (up to 22)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ElEYZ_BJl0M&feature=player_Embedded

1959: Moscow condemns Beijing for its misconduct in Tibet and gives its support to India

1967: Birth of Akshay Kumar, Indian actor

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0474774/bio

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aR7nyX6d1N8

1990: Batticaloa massacre, massacre of 184 minority Tamil civilians by Sri Lankan Army in the eastern Batticaloa District of Sri Lanka
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1990_Batticaloa_massacre

2001: Afghanistan’s military opposition leader Ahmed Shah Massood is fatally wounded in a suicide attack by assassins posing as journalists

http://www.ratical.org/ratville/CAH/ASMassoud.html
http://fromthatflame.blogspot.com/2007/12/assassination-of-massoud.html
http://wn.com/ahmad_shah_massoud_1953-2001

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ve1eV2AHK3A

2008: George Bush, the US president, announces that 8,000 troops will be pulled out of Iraq over the coming months and 4,500 sent to Afghanistan by January
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/middleeast/2008/09/2008991444715547.html

2012: Sri Lanka’s ruling party wins provincial election. President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s United People’s Freedom Alliance won 14 seats in the Eastern Provincial Council, while the Tamil National Alliance secured 11, the Department of Elections

http://asiancorrespondent.com/88985/sri-lankas-ruling-party-wins-provincial-election/

2013: Pakistan’s new President Mamnoon Hussain takes office
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-23456284

2014: Death of Firoza Begum, Bangladeshi singer, born on July 28, 1930
http://bdnews24.com/bangladesh/2014/09/09/firoza-begum-passes-away
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-29145025

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CJOxS43TUDE

On 9 September in Southeast Asian history

u-ottama

ON 9 SEPTEMBER IN SOUTHEAST ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on September 9, 2019

1872: Birth of Phan Chu Trinh, Vietnamese nationalist who died on March 24, 1926
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phan_Chu_Trinh

1878: Birth of Sergio Osmena, 4th President of the Philippines, who died on October 19, 1961
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/1273/today-in-philippine-history-september-9-1878-sergio-osme-a-sr-was-born-in-cebu-city

Sergi Osmena

1935: Birth of Gopal Baratham, Singaporean author who died on April 23, 2002
http://infopedia.nl.sg/articles/SIP_452_2005-01-22.html

1939: Burmese national hero U Ottama dies in prison after a hunger strike to protest Britain’s colonial government.

http://www.mapsofworld.com/on-this-day/september-9-1939-ce-u-ottama-dies-in-burma-protesting-british-colonizatio

u-ottama

1949: Birth of Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, president of Indonesia (2004-2014)
http://factsanddetails.com/indonesia/History_and_Religion/sub6_1d/entry-3969.html
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/3725301.stm

1953: The USA give an 385 million USD aid to Indochina

1969: North Vietnam president Ho Chi Minh is buried in Hanoi
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/ho-chi-minh-buried-in-hanoi

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qt6yxCfOYdw

1983: Birth of Kristine Hermosa, Filipina actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kristine_Hermosa
http://waytofamous.com/2405-kristine-hermosa.html

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

1985: General and former Prime Minister Kriangsak and several military friends are arrested for plotting an abortive coup against the Prem Tinsulanonda government
http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1295&dat=19850918&id=ceFHAAAAIBAJ&sjid=zo0DAAAAIBAJ&pg=5840,4634882

1992: Birth of Frencheska Farr, Filipina singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frencheska_Farr

1993: Former Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos is buried in his homeland. The event occurred about four years after his death in exile

1996: Megawati Sukarnoputri, expelled from her Democratic Party of Indonesia, is banned to challenge the elections by the Government Commission

2008: Death of Nouhak Phoumsavanh, former president of Laos (1992-1998), born on April 9, 1910
https://www.newmandala.org/obituary-nouhak-phoumsavanh/

2008: Court rules that Thailand Prime Minister Samak must resign
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia-pacific/2008/09/2008999398621985.html

2009: Cambodia’s prime minister accused foreign judges and prosecutors at the UN-backed Khmer Rouge tribunal of seeking to arrest new suspects as part of a plot by foreign governments to incite unrest

2014: A Philippine official says the president discreetly met with a Muslim rebel leader last week in Manila and both helped untangle thorny differences over a proposed autonomy law they hope will end decades of bloody rebellion in the south
http://asiancorrespondent.com/126524/philippine-president-muslim-rebels-agree-on-autonomy-bill/

On 9 September in Japan’s history

ON 9 SEPTEMBER IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

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Updated on September 9, 2019

1466: Birth of Ashikaga Yoshitane, 10th shogun of the Ashikaga shogunate who died on May 23, 1523
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ashikaga_Yoshitane

1612: Death of Nakagawa Hidenari, Japanese warlord, born in 1570
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nakagawa_Hidenari
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/97/Nakagawa_Hidenari.JPG

1892: Birth of Tsuru Aoki, Japanese-born American actress, who died on October 18, 1961
http://www.silentera.com/people/actresses/Aoki-Tsuru.html

1908: Birth of Shigekazu Shimazaki, Japanese admiral, killed in action on January 9, 1945
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shigekazu_Shimazaki

1911: Birth of Kozaburo Yoshimura, Japanese film maker who died on November 7, 2000
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/K%C5%8Dzabur%C5%8D_Yoshimura

1942: A Japanese floatplane drops an incendiary bomb on Oregon in an attempt to set fire to the forests in Oregon and Washington. The forest did not ignite
http://www.eugeneleeslover.com/Japanese_bomb_Oregon.html
http://www.historynet.com/japanese-bomb-the-continental-u-s-west-coast.htm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zdt8g57FQ38

1945: Japanese forces in China surrender to the Chinese Guomindang government representative general Ho Ying-chin
http://www.taiwandocuments.org/surrender02.htm
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/8768.html

https://youtu.be/W8lk0Te6LnU

1946: Birth of Hayato Tani, Japanese actor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hayato_Tani

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PJ0McE9WY5s

1982: Birth of Ai Otsuka, Japanese singer and songwriter
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ai_Otsuka

2012: As many as 100,000 protestors, according to organizers — gathered at a seaside park on Okinawa to demand that the plan to deploy 12 MV-22 Osprey aircraft on the island be scrapped, saying they are unsafe
http://asiancorrespondent.com/88983/thousands-protest-in-japan-against-osprey-aircraft/

 

Holidays and observances

Japan: Chrysanthemum Day (Kiku no Sekku)

On 9 September in Chinese history, Hong Kong and Taiwan

ON 9 SEPTEMBER IN CHINESE HISTORY, HONG KONG AND TAIWAN

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Updated on September 9, 2019

1141: Yelü Dashi, the Liao Dynasty general who founded the Qara-Khitai, defeats the Seljuq and Kara-Khanid forces at the Battle of Qatwan
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yel%C3%BC_Dashi
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Qatwan

1487: Death of Chinese Ming dynasty emperor Chenghua (1464-1497), born on December 9, 1447
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chenghua_Emperor
http://www.mingtombs.eu/emp/08chenghua/chenghua.html

1920: Birth of Feng Kang, Chinese mathematician and scientist, who died on August 17, 1993
http://lsec.cc.ac.cn/fengkangprize/fkbib.html

1945: Japanese forces in China surrender to the Chinese Guomindang government representative general Ho Ying-chin
http://www.taiwandocuments.org/surrender02.htm
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/8768.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W8lk0Te6LnU

1955: In Geneva, signature of a Sino-US agreement for the repatriation of US civil citizens

1959: Moscow condemns Beijing for its misconduct in Tibet and gives its support to India

1962: Beijing announces that a US U-2 airplane has been shot down over eastern China and accuses the USA to prepare a new war

1965: Autonomous Region of Tibet is formally founded

1976: Death of Chinese leader Mao Zedong, born on December 26, 1893
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/september/9/newsid_3020000/3020374.stm
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/mao-zedong-dies
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/8776.html

http://www.biography.com/people/mao-tse-tung-9398142

1977: Inauguration of Mao Zedong Memorial hall
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/8777.html

2012: Elections results show that Hong Kong’s pro-democratic parties had been edged out in Sunday’s legislative poll by pro-Beijing rivals, but managed to retain their veto power over any constitutional changes proposed by the government
http://www.france24.com/en/20120909-hong-kong-votes-amid-anger-chinese-control-education-election
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/hongkong/9532898/Hong-Kong-democrats-cling-to-seats-after-disappointing-results.html
http://www.asiaone.com/News/AsiaOne%2BNews/Asia/Story/A1Story20120910-370763.html