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On 23 July in Chinese history, Hong Kong and Taiwan

ON 23 JULY IN CHINESE HISTORY, HONG KONG AND TAIWAN

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Updated on July 23, 2017

1227: Death of Qiu Chuji, Chinese Taoist master, born in 1148
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qiu_Chuji

1921: In Shanghai, opening of the first Chinese Communist Party first national congress
http://www.chinatoday.com/org/cpc/cpc_1st_congress_standing_polibureau.htm
http://www.chinatouronline.com/china-travel/shanghai/shanghai-attractions/site-of-the-first-national-congress-of-the-communist-party-of-china_182.html

1954: A civil British plane is shot down by chinese fighters off Hainan island. That will lead to the first Taiwan crisis in August

1959: Mao Zedong speech at Lushan Conference or Eighth plenum of the eighth Central committee to discuss the Great Leap Forward
http://www.marxists.org/reference/archive/mao/selected-works/volume-8/mswv8_34.htm

 

 

On 22 July in Chinese history, Hong Kong and Taiwan

 

ON 22 JULY IN CHINESE HISTORY, HONG KONG AND TAIWAN

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Updated on July 22, 2017

1953: Birth of Sylvia Chang, Taiwanese actress
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0151827/

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

1971: Japanese Prime Minister Sato says he is ready to go to China if invited

1972: Beijing invites new Japanese premier Tanaka on an official visit

1974: Birth of Sonija Kwok, Hong Kong actress
http://wiki.d-addicts.com/Sonjia_Kwok

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aLSF5isrnbg

1977: Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping is restored to power
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/july/22/newsid_2516000/2516339.stm
http://www.historychannel.com.au/this-day-in-history/chinese-leader-deng-xiaoping-restored-to-power/

1977: Death of Pan Yuliang, Chinese female painter, born on May 22, 1895


http://www.shanghaidaily.com/city-specials/hangzhou/The-legendary-life-of-artist-Pan-Yuliang/shdaily.shtml
https://www.facebook.com/pages/%E6%BD%98%E7%8E%89%E8%89%AF-Pan-Yuliang/43426244775

1999: Chinese government bans spiritual sect Falung Gong
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/world/monitoring/400943.stm

2009: People in Asia have seen the longest total solar eclipse this century, with large areas of India and China plunged into darkness
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/8161578.stm

2012: Death of Ding Guan’gen, Chinese politician, born in September 1929
http://contemporary_chinese_culture.academic.ru/191/Ding_Guan%E2%80%99gen
http://www.chinavitae.com/biography/Ding_Guangen/full

On 21 July in Chinese history, Hong Kong and Taiwan

ON 21 JULY IN CHINESE HISTORY, HONG KONG AND TAIWAN

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Updated on July 21, 2017

541: Birth of Emperor Wen, founder of the Sui dynasty who died on August 13, 604
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Wen_of_Sui

628: Birth of Emperor Gaozong of Tang, the third emperor of the Tang Dynasty in China, ruling from 649, who died on December 27, 683
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Taizong_of_Tang

1645: Qing Dynasty regent Dorgon issues an edict ordering all Han Chinese men to shave their forehead and braid the rest of their hair into a queue identical to those of the Manchus.

1911 Fin natte (2)

1906: Birth of Taiwan musician Teng Yu-hsien who died on June 11, 1944
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teng_Yu-hsien

 

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

1945: Birth at Shanghai of Hong Kong actress Lydia Shum who died from liver cancer on February 19, 2008
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lydia_Shum

1953: Birth of Jeff Fatt, Chinese Australian actor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeff_Fatt

1963: End of Sino-Soviet talks in Moscow to discuss the widening split between Moscow and Beijing over ideological differences. Both countries issue a joint statement that the talks have ended, and that the delegations have failed to reach any agreement except to recess

1969: USA lifts some restrictions in its business with communist China

1978: Sino-Japanese talks for a Treaty of Peace and Amity resume

1995: Third Taiwan Strait Crisis. The People’s Liberation Army begins firing missiles into the waters north of Taiwan
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Third_Taiwan_Strait_Crisis
http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/ops/taiwan_strait.htm

TW Manoeuvres détroits

 

 

On 20 July in Chinese history, Hong Kong and Taiwan

ON 20 JULY IN CHINESE HISTORY, HONG KONG AND TAIWAN

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Updated on July 20, 2017

1929: Soviet troops attempt to cross the Amur River into Manchuria near Blagoveschensk as tensions mount between the Soviet Union and the Republic of China

1954: Birth of Taiwanese singer Lo Ta-yu (Luo Dayou)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lo_Ta-yu
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0516340

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

1965: General Li Tsung-jen (Li Zongren), rival of Chiang Kai-sheik, in exile in the USA since 1949, come to back to Beijing
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Li_Zongren
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/7001.html

1965-07-20 retour Li Tsung-jen

1973: Death of Bruce Lee, American Hong Kong born actor and martial artist, born on November 27, 1940
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000045/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bruce_Lee
http://www.allbrucelee.com/article/mystery_of_bruce_lee.htm
http://www.findadeath.com/Deceased/l/brucelee/bruce.htm

1999: Falun Gong is banned in the People’s Republic of China, and a large scale persecution of the practice is launched
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Falun_Gong

2009: Taiwan, restores former president Chiang Kai-shek’s name to a Taipei memorial hall housing a statue of him – the latest salvo in a partisan battle over the former Nationalist leader

2011: South China Sea dispute: Philippine MPs visit Spratlys. The politicians landed on Pagasa island, the only island in the Spratlys chain populated by Filipinos, and sang the national anthem with residents
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-14212130

2012: Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei lost his lawsuit against the Beijing tax bureau in a local court hearing Friday, leaving him still subject to tax evasion charges and more than $2 million in fines
http://edition.cnn.com/2012/07/20/world/asia/ai-weiwei-tax-evasion-appeal/index.html?hpt=ias_c1

http://www.france24.com/en/20120720-china-court-rejects-dissident-artist-ai-weiwei-appeal-against-tax-evasion-fine
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-18919834

2013: Taiwan’s President Ma Ying-jeou was overwhelmingly reelected chairman of the ruling party Saturday, amid corruption scandals involving top officials and public anger at his government.
http://www.asiaone.com/News/AsiaOne%2BNews/Asia/Story/A1Story20130720-438837.html

 

On 19 July in Chinese history, Hong Kong and Taiwan

 

ON 19 JULY IN CHINESE HISTORY, HONG KONG AND TAIWAN

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Updated on July 19, 2017

806: Death of Li Shigu, Chinese general, born in 778
http://www.snipview.com/q/Li%20Shigu

1688: Birth of Giuseppe Castiglione, Italian missionary to China, famous for his paintings who died on July 17, 1766
https://vmfa.museum/learn/activities/giuseppe-castiglione-in-china-imperial-painter-humble-servant/
https://www.google.fr/search?q=Giuseppe+Castiglione+in+China&biw=1138&bih=523&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0CAcQ_AUoAmoVChMIvcPvlJzlxgIVS2kUCh105wfd

1864: During the Taiping Rebellion, by the Third Battle of Nanking the Qing Dynasty finally defeats the Taiping Heavenly Kingdom
http://noitesfolk.blogspot.fr/2008/10/third-battle-of-nanking.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Third_Battle_of_Nanking

1864-07-19 Nankin Taiping

1895: Birth of Xu Beihong, Chinese painter, who died September 26, 1953
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xu_Beihong
http://www.xubeihong.org/
http://www.google.fr/search?q=Xu+Beihong&hl=fr&rlz=1G1ACAW_FRFR414&prmd=ivns&source=lnms&tbm=isch&ei=vg8lTuueJsyp-ga468ThCw&sa=X&oi=mode_link&ct=mode&cd=2&ved=0CCEQ_AUoAQ&biw=1058&bih=498

1958: Establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Cambodia

2012: Russia and China veto a United Nations Security Council resolution that threatened sanctions against Syrian authorities
http://www.euronews.com/2012/07/19/russia-and-china-veto-un-over-syria/

On 18 July in Chinese history, Hong Kong and Taiwan

ON 18 JULY IN CHINESE HISTORY INCLUDING TAIWAN

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Updated on July 18, 2017

155: Birth of famous Chinese general Cao Cao who died on March 13, 220
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cao_Cao

645: Chinese forces under general Li Shiji besiege the strategic fortress city of Anshi (Liaoning) during the Goguryeo–Tang War.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_campaign_in_the_Goguryeo%E2%80%93Tang_War
http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Goguryeo

912: Death of Zhu Wen, Emperor Taizu of Later Liang, Born on December 5, 852
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zhu_Wen

1391: During the Tokhtamysh–Timur war, Battle of the Kondurcha River. Timur defeats Tokhtamysh of the Golden Horde in present day southeast Russia.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_the_Kondurcha_River

1947: Birth of Wang Jin, Chinese film director
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0910945/ 

1996: An flag operation by Japanese extreme right militants relaunches the sovereignty dispute with China on Diayu islands (Senkaku for the Japanese)

1997: In Taiwan, the National Assembly (Legislative Yuan) pass a bill extending the power of the president and announces the end of the Taiwan provincial government

2000: Visit of Vladimir Putin in China. Common opposition to the American Theatre Missile Defence system (TMD) project

 

On 17 July in Chinese history, Hong Kong and Taiwan

 

ON 17 JULY IN CHINESE HISTORY, HONG KONG AND TAIWAN

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Updated on July 17, 2017

1402: Coronation of Yongle, third emperor of the China Song dynasty, born on 2 May 1360 and died on August 12, 1424
http://asianhistory.about.com/od/china/p/Biography-Of-The-Yongle-Emperor.htm
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-563688/Revenge-evil-emperor-Mass-slaughter-Beijings-Forbidden-City.html

1831: Birth of Xianfeng, eighth emperor of the Chinese Qing dynasty (1850-1861) who died on August 22, 1861
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xianfeng_Emperor
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/6856.html

1929: USSR breaks diplomatic relations with China

1958: Birth of Wong Kar Wai, Hong Kong director and screenwriter
http://sensesofcinema.com/2002/great-directors/wong/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wong_Kar-wai

1960: Birth of Robin Shou, Hong Kong actor
http://uk.imdb.com/name/nm0795225/

2010: Hong Kong passes its first-ever minimum wage law, a rare departure from the wealthy Chinese financial hub’s free-market philosophy

 

On 16 July in Chinese history, Hong Kong and Taiwan

2001-07-16 Traité amitié

ON 16 JULY IN CHINESE HISTORY, HONG KONG AND TAIWAN

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Updated on July 16, 2017

1683: Chinese Qing dynasty naval force, under Admiral Shi Lang, defeats the Taiwan kingdom of Tungning (founded by Koxinga) in the Battle of Penghu near the Pescadores Islands
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kingdom_of_Tungning
http://www.zonaeuropa.com/20060403_2.htm

1900: Russia launch an offensive against the Chinese in Manchuria

1900-07-16 Russia attack in Mandchuria

1920: China joins the League of Nations
http://www.encyclopedia.com/topic/League_of_Nations.aspx

1935: Death of Zheng Zhengqiu, Shanghai screenwriter, director and playwright, born on January 25, 1889
http://www.chinesemirror.com/index/2007/03/rebel_with_a_ca.html
http://www.dianying.com/en/person/ZhengZhengqiu

1948: The storming of the cockpit of the Miss Macao passenger seaplane, marks the first skyjacking of a commercial plane
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miss_Macao

1960: Soviet Union breaks off with China and calls back all its experts in China while suspending all cooperation agreements
https://www.marxists.org/subject/stalinism/origins-future/ch3-1.htm
http://countrystudies.us/china/128.htm

2001: Chinese president Jiang Zemin and his Russian counterpart Putin sign a Treaty of Amity, the second one in history
http://www.nytimes.com/2001/07/17/world/russia-and-china-sign-friendship-pact.html
http://edition.cnn.com/2001/WORLD/europe/07/16/missile.treaty/index.html?eref=sitesearch

2001-07-16 Traité amitié

2005: In Taiwan, Ma Ying-jeou, Mayor of Taipei is elected chairman of the KMT, up to February 2007

2011: A Chinese bishop ordained without papal approval is excommunicated for accepting his new post. The Rev. Joseph Huang Bingzhang, was ordained as bishop of the Diocese of Shantou by China’s state-run Catholic Church. He is the third bishop to be appointed without papal approval in recent months
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/17/world/asia/17vatican.html?_r=1&ref=asia

 

On 15 July in Chinese history, Hong Kong and Taiwan

ON 15 JULY IN CHINESE HISTORY, HONG KONG AND TAIWAN

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Updated on July 15, 2017

756: While fleeing An Lushan Rebellion, Emperor Xuanzong of Tang is ordered by his Imperial Guards to execute chancellor Yang Guozhong by forcing him to commit suicide or face a mutiny. He permits his consort Yang Guifei to be strangled by his chief eunuch. General An Lushan has other members of the emperor’s family killed
http://sacrificeworldwide.com/yang-guozhong/
http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/An_Lushan

756: Yang Guifei, concubine of emperor Xuanzong and one of the most famous women in China history, is forced to commit suicide
http://journeyeast.tripod.com/yang_guifei.html
http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Yang_Guifei
http://www.taleofgenji.org/yang_kwei-fei.html

1613: Birth of Gu Yanwu, Chinese philologist and geographer who died on February 15, 1682 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gu_Yanwu
http://www.china.org.cn/english/features/beijing/31028.htm
http://quod.lib.umich.edu/f/frag/9772151.0001.006/–returning-the-gaze-an-experiment-in-reviving-gu-yanwu-1613?rgn=main;view=fulltext

1907: Death of Qiu Jin, born on November 8, 1875, a Chinese anti-Qing Empire revolutionary, feminist and writer. Executed after a failed uprising and today considered a hero in China
http://www.amazingwomeninhistory.com/qiu-jin-chinese-feminist-revolutionary/

1942: The first supply flight from India to China over the «hump» was carried to help China’s war effort

1946: Assassination of Wen Yiduo, Chinese scholar and poet, born on November 24, 1899
http://hua.umf.maine.edu/China/HistoricBeijing/Babaoshan/pages/026_Babaoshan.htm
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/6783.html

1968: Death of Cai Chusheng, Chinese film director, born on January 12, 1906 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cai_Chusheng
http://www.dianying.com/en/person/CaiChusheng

1971: A Sino-American communiqué announces the visit of President Nixon to China
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/nixon-announces-trip-to-china

2015: Death of Wan Li, a major Chinese Communist political figure who served as vice premier and who was seen as a liberal voice in the Communist leadership. He was 98.
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/nation/2015-07/16/content_15290927.html

 

On 14 July in Chinese history, Hong Kong and Taiwan

ON 14 JULY IN CHINESE HISTORY, HONG KONG AND TAIWAN

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Updated on July 14, 2017

756: Emperor Xuanzong of Tang Dynasty China flees the capital Chang’an as An Lushan’s forces advance toward the city during the An Lushan Rebellion
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/An_Lushan_Rebellion
http://asianhistory.about.com/od/ancientchina/f/What-Was-The-An-Lushan-Rebellion.htm

1900: During the Boxer Rebellion, the Eight-Power Allied Forces occupy Tianjin https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Tientsin
http://www.china.org.cn/e-8guo/3/0.htm

1900-07-14 Prise de Tientsin

1963: Relations between the Soviet Union and China reach the breaking point as the two governments engage in an angry ideological debate about the future of communism
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/rupture-between-ussr-and-china-grows-worse

1987: In Taiwan, the martial law in in force since 1949 is lift and the family links with Communist China are now authorized
http://www.nytimes.com/1987/07/15/world/taiwan-ends-4-decades-of-martial-law.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martial_law_in_Taiwan

1998: Zhu Lilan, Minister of Technologies, is the first member of Beijing government to go to Taiwan for an international seminar