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On 29 March in Chinese history, Hong Kong and Taiwan

29 MARCH IN CHINESE HISTORY, HONG KONG AND TAIWAN

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Updated on March 29, 2017

87 BC: Death of Emperor Wu of Han of China, born on June 7, 156 BC
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Wu_of_Han

682: Death of Sun Simiao (Sun Sssu) Chinese physician “China’s king of medicine”
http://www.lingshu.org/Cla/Sun%20Si-miao.htm

http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/2823.html

1816: Birth of Tsultrim Gyatso, 10th Dalai Lama who died in 1837
http://www.treasuryoflives.org/biographies/view/Tenth-Dalai-Lama-Tsultrim-Gyatso/4314

 1850: In China, Xianfeng, born on July 17, 1831, becomes the 8th emperor of the Qing dynasty. He died on August 22, 1861
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xianfeng_Emperor

1951: The Chinese reject MacArthur’s offer for a truce in Korea

1953: During the Korean War, on United Nations, the talks on the prisoners of war question resume

1974: While ploughing, a Chinese peasant discover the grave of the first Chinese emperor’s terra cotta army
http://www.livescience.com/22454-ancient-chinese-tomb-terracotta-warriors.html

2013: Chinese Police arrest the brother-in-law of China’s jailed Nobel peace prize winner Liu Xiaobo on fraud charges, in what the family said is the latest act of official retaliation
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/mar/29/chinese-liu-xiaobo-brother-fraud

Holidays and observances

Taiwan: Youth Day

On 28 March in Chinese history, Hong Kong and Taiwan

1938-03-28 Reformed government establish

ON 28 MARCH IN CHINESE HISTORY, HONG KONG AND TAIWAN

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Updated on March 28, 2017

1613: Birth of Xiaozhuangwen, Grand Empress Dowager, Empress of Manchu, who died on January 27, 1688
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Empress_Dowager_Xiaozhuang
http://history.cultural-china.com/en/48History209.html

 Xiaozhuang

1883: The Battle of Gia Cuc, fought on 27 and 28 March 1883, was a battle in the Tonkin campaign between the French and Vietnamese, during the period of undeclared hostilities that preceded the Sino-French War (August 1884–April 1885)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Gia_Cuc

1905: Death of Chinese diplomat and poet Huang Zunxian, born on May 29, 1848
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Huang_Zunxian

1938: Establisment in Nanjing of the pro-Japanese Reformed Government of the Republic of China controlling the three provinces of Jiangsu, Zhejian and Anhui
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reformed_Government_of_the_Republic_of_China
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liang_Hongzhi

1938-03-28 Reformed government establish

1959: The Chinese Communist Party announced the dissolution of the existing local government in Tibet – following the Dalai Lama’s escape a few days’ beforehand

2001: China publishes the results of its December 2000 census. At that time China had 1,265 million inhabitants
http://www.prb.org/Publications/Articles/2001/DissectingChinas2000Census.aspx
http://chineseposters.net/themes/census-2000.php

2009: China celebrates the first “Serfs Emancipation Day”
http://edition.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/asiapcf/01/20/china.tibet/index.html
http://www.china.org.cn/government/local_governments/2009-01/19/content_17151440.htm
http://en.people.cn/90001/90776/90785/6624769.html

2014: More than a dozen Hong Kong democracy activists, including five lawmakers, said they were starting a hunger strike as they step up their campaign for universal suffrage
http://www.interaksyon.com/article/83693/hong-kong-democracy-activists-go-on-hunger-strike-for-universal-suffrage

2014: China’s defense ministry urges the United States to stop selling arms to Taiwan and to take action to safeguard Sino-US relations

 

Holidays and Observances

China : Serfs Emancipation Day in Tibet

On 27 March in Chinese history including Taiwan

ON 27 MARCH IN CHINESE HISTORY, HONG KONG AND TAIWAN

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Updated on March 27, 2017

87 BC: Crown Prince Fuling, later Emperor Zhao of Han, is named as Emperor Wu of Han’s successor and heir to the throne. Emperor Wu dies two days later

1644: Beijing falls to forces led by rebel Li Zicheng
http://people.chinesecio.com/en/article/2009-11/03/content_80621.htm
http://history.cultural-china.com/en/183History5397.html
http://history.cultural-china.com/en/46H2745H11487.html

1898: China signs an agreement that grants Russia a 25 year lease for Lushun and Dalian
http://encyclopedia2.thefreedictionary.com/Lushun
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/3560.html

1910: Birth of Ai Qing, famous Chinese poet who died on May 5, 1996
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ai_Qing
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/obituary-ai-qing-1348347.html

Ai Qing 2

1956: Birth of Leung Kwok Hung, Hong Kong trotskyist activist, nicknamed Long Hair

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leung_Kwok-hung                                                                                     http://www.flickr.com/photos/hkdigit/2149202200/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R0XIZnwe-Qk

1959: Liu Shaoqi becomes president of the People’s Republic of China, replacing Mao Zedong who stays chairman of the CCP

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_uk55RdC0Hk

1974: Death of Wang Ming, Chinese Communist leader, in self-exile in Moscow
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wang_Ming
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/3509.htm

1976: Birth of Carl Ng, Hong Kong/British actor and model                                                                                              http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carl_Ng

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=de5cNYvzyGg

1981: Death of Mao Dun, Chinese writer, born on July 4, 1896
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mao_Dun                                                                                                                                                               http://history.cultural-china.com/en/59History7513.html?PHPSESSID=52e0a6cb82e03369132990f96700a018

1993: Jiang Zemin is appointed President of the People’s Republic of China, replacing Yang Shangkun
http://www.infoplease.com/ce6/people/A0826287.html
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/3549.html

1993-03-27 Jiang Zemin président

2005: In China, the standing committee of the National Assembly decides that the successor of the chief executive of Hong Kong, Tung Chee-hwa who had resigned, will just finish his term

2008: Nepal Maoist said they will not playing China or India card

 

On 26 March in Chinese history, Hong Kong and Taiwan

ON 26 MARCH IN CHINESE HISTORY INCLUDING TAIWAN

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Updated on March 26, 2017

1887: By the Lisbon Protocol on the relations between the two countries, China accepts the perpetual occupation and administration of Macao by the Portuguese, confirmed by the sino-portuguese treaty of Beijing  on December 1.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sino-Portuguese_Treaty_of_Peking

1895: Japanese troops take the total control of the Pescadores Islands in Taiwan Strait
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pescadores_Campaign_(1895)

1943: Birth of San Mao, Taiwanese writer who commited suicide on January 4, 1991 http://www.womenofchina.cn/html/womenofchina/report/88989-1.htm
http://history.cultural-china.com/en/59History11571.html

1964: Birth of Hai Zi, Chinese Poet who committed suicide on March 26 1989 on his 25th birthday
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hai_Zi
http://www.mellenpress.com/mellenpress.cfm?bookid=6440&pc=9

 

1976: Death of Lin Yutang, Chinese writer, born on October 10, 1895
http://history.cultural-china.com/en/59History7576.html
http://www.thefamouspeople.com/profiles/lin-yutang-3314.php
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/3236.html

1987: End of the negotiations between China and Portugal on the restitution of Macao to China in December 1999
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/3284.html

1989: Suicide of Hai Zi, Chinese poet, born on March 26, 1964, see above
http://www.ralphmag.org/GE/hai-zi.html

Hai Zi suicide

2005: The Taiwanese government calls on one million Taiwanese to demonstrate in Taipei, in opposition to the Anti-Secession Law of the People’s Republic of China voted on 14 March (see at this date)http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/editorials/archives/2005/03/09/2003245546
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/4382971.stm
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/in_pictures/4384279.stm

2012: In a rare show of unity, South Korea, China and Russia urge Pyongyang to scrap its plan to launch a long-range rocket and focus instead on improving the livelihoods of its people

2016: The Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) elects former deputy legislative speaker Hung Hsiu-chu (洪秀柱) as the party’s first chairwoman in its more than 100-year history
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/kuomintang-picks-little-hot-chili-pepper-hung-hsiu-chu-new-party-chief
http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/front/archives/2016/03/27/2003642525
http://www.chinapost.com.tw/taiwan/national/national-news/2016/03/27/461865/Hung-elected.htm

On 25 March in Chinese history, Hong Kong and Taiwan

ON 25 MARCH IN CHINESE HISTORY, HONG KONG AND  TAIWAN

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Updated on March 25, 2017

1947: The Taiwanese painter Chen Cheng-po is shot dead in public by the KMT military, born on February 2, 1895
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chen_Cheng-po
https://www.google.fr/search?q=Chen+Cheng-po&hl=fr&rlz=1G1ACAW_FRFR414&prmd=imvns&source=lnms&tbm=isch&ei=NdttT4WtOcO2hQft5eWZBw&sa=X&oi=mode_link&ct=mode&cd=2&ved=0CBIQ_AUoAQ&biw=1249&bih=569

1953: Burma call on United Nations to get the withdrawal of the remaining Kuomintang soldiers on its soil
http://www.akha.org/content/drugwar/mccoy/29.htm
http://www.google.fr/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=4&ved=0ahUKEwiIwuvw8dnLAhWCQxoKHQeWA7sQFgg0MAM&url=http%3A%2F%2Fweb.stanford.edu%2Fgroup%2Ftomzgroup%2Fpmwiki%2Fuploads%2F2018-1963-Johnstone-a-TKJ.pdf&usg=AFQjCNEli-3ycTpV2sE6SRStZlpQKuST7g&sig2=DCmjdAmjRtdXUoPL__n61Q

1955: Death of Chinese painter Huang Binhong, born on January 27, 1865
http://arts.cultural-china.com/en/77Arts4568.html
http://www.chinaonlinemuseum.com/painting-huang-binhong.php

Huang Binhong landscape

1958: Birth of Sisy Chen, Taiwanese politician and television commentator
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sisy_Chen

1960: Birth of Idy Chan Yuk-lin, Hong Kong actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Idy_Chan
http://www.hkcinemagic.com/en/people.asp?id=498

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

1976: Birth of Gigi Leung, Hong Kong singer and actress
http://yummycelebrities.com/2005/09/14/gigi-leung/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ibSxkpELfk&feature=fvst

1980: Birth of Carrie Lam, Hong Kong actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carrie_Lam
http://www.pbase.com/pcwing/carrie_lam

1997: Anti-Chinese Incidents in Pekalongan (Java). 60 shops are set on fire

2002: Successful launch of « Shenzhou III Chinese spacecraft
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/1894507.stm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shenzhou_3

2007: Donald Tsang is reelected Chief of the Executive of Hong Kong with 649 (84 %) of the 800 Great Electors. Alan Leong, the first Democrat authorized to run, gets 123 votes
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hong_Kong_Chief_Executive_election,_2007

2012: An election committee of about 1,200 Hong Kong notables picks Beijing-loyalist Leung Chun-ying as the city’s next leader
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-17503171
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hong_Kong_Chief_Executive_election,_2012

On 24 March in Chinese history, Hong Kong and Taiwan

ON 24 MARCH IN CHINESE HISTORY, HONG KONG AND TAIWAN

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Updated on March 24, 2017

1022: Coronation of Renzong, 4th emperor of the Song dynasty from 1022 to 1063
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Renzong_of_Song

1103: Birth of the Southern Song dynasty national hero general Yuefei, wrongly put to death on January 27, 1142
http://www.shenyun.com/learn/article/read/item/MzUnKWQT8Cg/the-great-general-yue-fei.html
http://www.chinaheritagequarterly.org/features.php?searchterm=028_yuefei.inc&issue=028
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/2824.html

1401: Mongol Timur (Tamerlan the Great) sacks Damascus
http://www.silk-road.com/artl/timur.shtml

1839: Chinese troops move to stop the European opium, seizing 20,000 chests of the drug from British merchants in Guangzhou. The « Opium War » eventually will broke out

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R44wJZqy6W8

1885: During the Sino-French War, Chinese victory in the Battle of Bang Bo on the Tonkin-Guangxi border
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Bang_Bo_(Zhennan_Pass)

1895: Japanese attack against Chinese Jiangsu province
http://sinojapanesewar.com/Taiwan.htm

1914: During the Simla Conference (India, Tibet and Republic of China), the British representative McMahon proposes the border delineation between India and Tibet which will be called the McMahon Line. Signed on 3 July by Tibet but never recognized by China
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McMahon_Line

1927: In the Nanjing Incident: Foreign warships bombard Nanjing, China, in defense of the foreign citizens within the city
http://challengerofminds.blogspot.fr/2008/10/nanjing-incident.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nanjing_Incident

1938: During the second sino-japanese war, the Taierzhuang battle begins. It will end on April 7 by a Chinese victory
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Taierzhuang
http://www.chinaww2.com/2014/09/12/taierzhuang/
http://english.cntv.cn/2015/08/24/VIDE1440392640668510.shtml

1938-03-24 Battle of Taierzhuang starts

1983: Birth of  Kelvin Kwan, Hong Kong singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kelvin_Kwan

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B4OhmWXt2is

 

On 23 March in Chinese history, Hong Kong and Taiwan

ON 23 MARCH IN CHINESE HISTORY, HONG KONG AND TAIWAN

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Updated on March 23, 2017

851: Death of Zhou Chi, Chinese historian and politician, born in 793
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zhou_Chi

1022: Death of Emperor Zhenzong, the third emperor of the Song Dynasty of China since 997, born on December 23, 968
http://www.nouahsark.com/en/infocenter/culture/history/monarchs/emperor_zhenzong_of_song_china.php
http://history.cultural-china.com/en/46History9372.html

1678: Rebelle general Wu Sangui declares himself emperor of the Great Zhou dynasty with Hengzhou (now Hengyan in Hunan) as his capital
http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Wu_Sangui
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/3368.html

Wu Sangui

1885: The Battle of Phu Lam Tao, a politically-significant engagement during the Sino-French War (August 1884-April 1885), in which a French Zouave battalion was defeated by a mixed force of Chinese soldiers and Black Flags
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Phu_Lam_Tao

1895: Japanese forces defeat the Chinese garrison of the Pescadores Island
http://history.cultural-china.com/en/34H6639H12257.html
http://sinojapanesewar.com/Taiwan.htm

1938: Birth of Chang Chun-hsiung, twice prime minister of Taiwan
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chang_Chun-hsiung

1961: The 14th Dalaï Lama, Tenzin Gyatso refunds the Tibetan medical and astrology Institute at Dharamsala, India

1974: Chinese jetliner arrives in New York in what is described as first civilian flight from Chinese mainland to United States

1984: Japanese Premier Nakasone in China,  up to March 31
https://www.wilsoncenter.org/publication/more-friends-foes-sino-japanese-relations-1984

1984-03 Nakasone en Chine

1996: In Taiwan, despite Beijing military pressures, President Lee Teng-hui easily wins (54 % of the votes), the first ever presidential election with universal suffrage. Peng Ming-min of PPD 21 %, Lin Yang-kang 14 %
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Republic_of_China_presidential_election,_1996

1997: First visit of the Dalai Lama to Taiwan. He stress the only religious meaning of this trip but is greeted by President Lee Teng-hui
http://www.nytimes.com/1997/03/23/world/taiwan-welcomes-the-dalai-lama-much-to-china-s-displeasure.html
http://www.deseretnews.com/article/550300/Dalai-Lama-hailed-on-first-visit-to-Taiwan.html?pg=all

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8CfdqaAsG8o

2000: In Taiwan, President Lee Teng-hui resigns as president of the Kuomintang and provisionnally replaced by Lien Chan (up to September)

2006: Joseph Zen Ze-kiun, bishop of Hong Kong is elevated cardinal
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/4838634.stm

2007: Death of Mao Anqing, second son of Mao Zedong
http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/200704/03/eng20070403_363268.html

2009: Police of China have arrested nearly 100 monks after what they describe as a riot by hundreds of Tibetans, according to state media
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia-pacific/2009/03/200932342245812956.html

2014: Korean and Chinese presidents reaffirm opposition to North Korean nukes pledging to work closely together for peninsular denuclearization
http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20140324000014

2014: Hundreds of protesters opposed to a trade pact with China invade Taiwan’s cabinet offices, marking a sharp escalation in a student-led movement against the island’s rapidly developing ties with the communist mainland
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/mar/23/taiwan-protesters-invade-cabinet-offices-china-trade
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2014/03/protesters-invade-taiwan-cabinet-offices-201432315014510700.html

 

On 22 March in Chinese history, Hong Kong and Taiwan

ON 22 MARCH IN CHINESE HISTORY, HONG KONG AND TAIWAN

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Updated on March 22, 2017

1692: Chinese emperor Kangxi issues a Royal Decree allowing Catholic missionaries in China freedom to preach
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/2463.html

1896: Birth of He Long, Chinese marshal, who died on June 8, 1969
http://www.paulnoll.com/China/Long-March/Long-March-He-Long.html
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/2623.html

1907: Russians troops completed the evacuation of Manchuria in the face of advancing Japanese forces

1913: Death of Song Jiaoren (Sung Chiao-jen), a founder of the Kuomintang after being mortally wounded at the Shanghai railway station two days before. He was 31
http://history.cultural-china.com/en/47History7237.html
http://www.encyclopedia.com/doc/1E1-SungChia.html

1916: The last Emperor of China, since December 12, 1915, Yuan Shikai, abdicates the throne and the Republic of China is restored
http://history.cultural-china.com/en/46History7108.html
http://net.lib.byu.edu/estu/wwi/bio/xyz/yuansh.html
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/2980.html

1966: Death of Chinese philosopher Ai Siqi, born in 1910
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ai_Siqi
http://www.google.fr/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=5&sqi=2&ved=0CDwQFjAE&url=http%3A%2F%2Fmarxistphilosophy.org%2FAntagonisticASQ.pdf&ei=U6kNVcfFGML0UovhgIAK&usg=AFQjCNFuwXRk1aq2fKn49_Y1vAqu5Pj0rA&sig2=HRsozPDSUppEiznBZ9HgpA

 

Ai Siqi

1967: In China, during the Cultural Revolution the People’s Liberation Army take the control of the plants and factories

2008: Ma Ying-jeou is elected as the new president of Taiwan with 58 % of the votes
http://en.wikinews.org/wiki/Ma_Ying-jeou_wins_2008_Taiwan_presidential_election

2008-03-22 1622 Ma élu président

2009: South Africa’s embassy in New Delhi has denies travel documents to Tibet’s exiled spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, barring him from attending a peace conference in Johannesburg
http://news.asiaone.com/News/Latest%2BNews/Asia/Story/A1Story20090322-130260.html

2012: Top officials from the Communist Party of China (CPC) and Taiwan’s ruling Kuomintang (KMT) meet in Beijing for the first time since the KMT’s victory in the island’s leadership election in January
http://uscpf.org/v3/2012/03/23/hu-jintao-kmt-chairman-wu-po-hsiung-meet-in-beijing/

 

On 21 March in Chinese history, Hong Kong and Taiwan

ON 21 MARCH IN CHINESE HISTORY, HONG KONG AND TAIWAN

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Updated on March 21, 2017

1900: Birth of Sun Yu, Chinese director who died in July 1990
http://www.gildasattic.com/sunyu.html

1990: In China, Deng Xiaoping renounces his last official positions, chairman of the Central Military Commission

2000: In Taiwan, the Legislative Yuan (National Assembly) authorizes direct links with China from the small islands of Kinmen, Matsu et Penghu

2012: China’s Justice Ministry issues a requirement that new lawyers and those reapplying for licenses swear an oath of loyalty to the Communist Party, another step in a campaign to rein in lawyers who continue to challenge the political and legal systems by which the party maintains power.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/23/world/asia/chinese-lawyers-chafe-at-new-oath-to-communist-party.html?_r=1&adxnnl=1&ref=asia&adxnnlx=1332446757-sqxhpRwe8sTuwKfpANi6dA#
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Practicing-law-now-will-require-an-oath-of-allegiance-to-the-Communist-Party-24310.html

2015: The foreign ministers of South Korea, China and Japan gather in Seoul for their first meeting in nearly three years, aimed at calming regional tensions rooted in territorial and other diplomatic disputes.
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2015/03/asian-powers-hold-talks-year-hiatus-150321065405173.html
http://www.euronews.com/2015/03/21/china-japan-and-south-korea-meet-to-improve-frosty-relations/
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/s-korea-china-japan-vow-bring-about-leadership-summit

On 20 March in Chinese history, Hong Kong and Taiwan

ON 20 MARCH IN CHINESE HISTORY, HONG KONG AND TAIWAN

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Updated on March 20, 2017

1127: Jin troops summon the Song emperor Qinzong and his father Huizong two captured emperors to their camps on a directive from Taizong. Beginning of weeks of looting, rapes, arson and execution of prisoners of war and civilians

1881: Birth of Chinese scholar Zhang Shizhao
http://self.gutenberg.org/articles/zhang_shizhao
http://www.thechinastory.org/2013/07/zhang-shizhao-%E7%AB%A0%E5%A3%AB%E9%92%8A-on-appreciating-difference/

Zhang Shizhao

1900: US Secretary of State John Hay announces that all nations to whom he sent notes calling for an ‘open door’ policy in China have essentially accepted his stand.

1902: France and Russia issue a joint declaration that approves the Anglo-Japanese Alliance, but stipulates that they have the right to protect interests in China and Korea
http://www.firstworldwar.com/source/anglojapanesealliance1902.htm

1902-01-30 Anglo-Japanese alliance

1913: Song Jiaoren (Sung Chiao-jen), a founder of the Kuomintang is wounded in an assassination attempt and dies two days later
http://history.cultural-china.com/en/47History7237.html
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/2763.html

1926: Chiang Kaishek (Jiang Jieshi), then head of the KMT military, launches a coup to take over power in the Guomindang. In the process, he ousted many communists who had been a part of the Guomindang-Communist alliance

2004: Taiwanese President Chen Shui-bian is reelected with less than 30,000 votes (50,11 %) more than Lien Chan (49,89 %)
http://www.taiwandc.org/elec2004.htm
http://www.c-span.org/video/?181926-1/taiwanese-presidential-inauguration
 2004-03-20

 2009: China’s president Hu Jintao urges North Korea to restart stalled negotiations on dismantling its nuclear program saying he hopes all sides would work to « resolve their differences »
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia-pacific/2009/03/200932034959624870.html