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On 21 February in Chinese history, Hong Kong and Taiwan

ON 21 FEBRUARY IN CHINESE HISTORY, HONG KONG AND TAIWAN

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Updated on February 21, 2018

1875: The murder of the British diplomat and explorer Augustus Raymond Margary cause a crisis between China and The United Kingdom. The “Margary Affair” will end with the Chefoo Convention signed on August 21, 1876
http://www.snipview.com/q/Augustus%20Raymond%20Margary
https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/bulletin-of-the-school-of-oriental-and-african-studies/article/margary-affair-and-the-chefoo-agreement-by-wang-s-t-pp-ix-138-oxford-university-press-1940-7s-6d/50707D81C5C91646D80FB1C1375AD839

1914: White Wolf Bandits troops attack Zhanjiang China
http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/world/war/pai-lang.htm

1951: In China, a law to punish the counter-revolutionaries leads to a one year terror campaign causing more than one million people killed
http://chineseposters.net/themes/counterrevolutionaries.php
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Campaign_to_Suppress_Counterrevolutionaries

1972: US president Richard Nixon starts his historical visit to China (up to February 28)
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/february/21/newsid_2728000/2728761.stm

http://abcnews.go.com/Archives/video/feb-20-1972-president-nixon-visits-china-9411161
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/nixon-arrives-in-china-for-talks
http://www.c-spanvideo.org/program/107545-1
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/1409.html

1972-02-21 Nixon arrive en Chine

1972: Death of Zhang Guohua, Chinese general and politician, born in October 1914
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zhang_Guohua

1973: Birth of Bowie Tsang, Taiwanese singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bowie_Tsang

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_e0aJUNjufM

1976: Richard Nixon arrives in Beijing, at China’s invitation, for a nine-day visit, during which he meets with Mao Zedong on February 24. The visit is a clear demonstration of China’s disenchantment with President Ford.

1976-02-24 Mao Nixon

1983: Marshal Ye Jianying, 85, is forced by Deng Xiaoping to resign as chief of state of China
http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/data/people/yejianying.shtml

2001: China publishes a new White Paper on Taiwan threatening of a military intervention

2002: First official visit of US president George W. Bush in China
http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/zhuanti/Zhuanti_237.html
http://www.c-span.org/video/?168772-1/uschina-joint-news-conference

2014: Obama hosts Dalai Lama at White House. The US leader vowed « strong support » for the protection of Tibetans’ human rights in China during the encounter
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-26271596
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/feb/21/china-us-barack-obama-dalai-lama

On 20 February in Chinese history, Hong Kong and Taiwan

ON 20 FEBRUARY IN CHINESE HISTORY, HONG KONG AND TAIWAN

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Updated on February 20, 2018

1846: An imperial edict says again, under some restrictions, that catholic activities are authorized in China

1932 Japanese troops occupy Tunhua (Dunhua), Jilin province in China
http://www.geographic.org/geographic_names/name.php?uni=-2690577&fid=1241&c=china

2011: Police in China showed up in force in several major cities after an online call for a « jasmine revolution ». Calls for people to protest and shout « we want food, we want work, we want housing, we want fairness », were circulated on Chinese microblog sites
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-12517909
http://www.france24.com/en/20110220-china-cracks-down-middle-east-inspired-protests

 

On 19 February in Chinese history, Hong Kong and Taiwan

ON 19 FEBRUARY IN CHINESE HISTORY, HONG KONG AND TAIWAN

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Updated on February 19, 2018

1862: Saint Lucy Yi Zhenmei (one of Martyrs of Guizhou) is beheaded, born on December 19, 1815
https://catholico.wordpress.com/2015/05/09/saint-lucy-yi-zhenmei/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lucy_Yi_Zhenmei

1927: At the Communist Party initiative, several Thousands of -Shanghai workers stage a general strike
https://www.marxists.org/history/etol/writers/isaacs/1938/tcr/ch07.htm
http://eresources.nlb.gov.sg/newspapers/Digitised/Article/straitstimes19270221.2.36.aspx

1938: Birth of Choekyi Gyaltsen, 10th Panchen Lama, who died on January 28, 1989
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Choekyi_Gyaltsen,_10th_Panchen_Lama
http://www.tibetantrip.com/tibet-guides/buddhism/choekyi-gyaltsen-10th-panchen-lama-of-tibet.html

1958: Beijing and Pyongyang announce the withdrawal of all the Chine troops from North Korea before the end of the year
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/1244.html

1960: China successfully launches the T-7, its first sounding rocket
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/T-7_(rocket)

1961: Albania disavows Chinese « Revisionism »

1997: Death of Deng Xiaoping, leader of China since December 1978, born on August 22, 1908
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/february/19/newsid_2565000/2565613.stm
http://www.nytimes.com/1997/02/20/world/deng-xiaoping-is-dead-at-92-architect-of-modern-china.html?pagewanted=all
http://edition.cnn.com/WORLD/9702/19/deng.obit/
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/1638.html

2005: United States and Japan say that stability in the Taiwan Strait is one in their strategic target

2008: Death of veteran Hong Kong actress Lydia Sum, born in Shanghai on July 21, 1945
http://in.reuters.com/article/2008/02/19/us-hongkong-lydiashum-idINSYD26589820080219

 

On 18 February in Chinese history, Hong Kong and Taiwan

ON 18 FEBRUARY IN CHINESE HISTORY, HONG KONG AND TAIWAN

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Updated on February 18, 2018

259 BC: Birth of Qin Shi Huangdi, first Chinese emperor, who died on September 10, 210 BC


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qin_Shi_Huang
http://www.ducksters.com/history/china/emperor_qin_shi_huang.php

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UmVbrOe8gdA

1294: Death of Khubilai Khan, founder of the Chinese Yuan dynasty, born on September, 23 1215
http://www.biography.com/people/kublai-khan-9369657#life-under-kublai-khan
http://countrystudies.us/mongolia/18.htm
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/1955.html

1405: Death of Tamerlane (Timur), Mongol emperor, born on April 8, 1336
http://www.historytoday.com/richard-cavendish/death-tamerlane
http://www.silk-road.com/artl/timur.shtml

1857: Insurrection of Chinese in Sarawak, Borneo, against the « White Rajah » James Brook

1930: Ho Chi Minh and those who gathered since the formation of the Communist Party of Vietnam hold their first party platform in Hong Kong

1932: Japan proclaims Manchukuo (Manchuria) independence
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manchukuo
http://www.crwflags.com/FOTW/FLAGS/cn_j_mk.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t_aZWY2Pm3g&feature=related

1938: Beginning of the bombing of Chongqing by the Japanese airplanes, up to August 23, 1943
https://dirkdeklein.net/2016/06/05/forgotten-history-the-bombing-of-chongqing/
http://timelines.com/1938/2/18/japanese-army-begins-sustained-bombing-of-chongqing

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xkHUvRp9buw

1938: During the Nanking Massacre, the Nanking Safety Zone International Committee is renamed « Nanking International Rescue Committee » and the safety zone in place for refugees falls apart

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

1942: The Imperial Japanese Army begins the systematic extermination of perceived hostile elements among the Chinese in Singapore
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sook_Ching
http://eresources.nlb.gov.sg/infopedia/articles/SIP_40_2005-01-24.html

http://fr.slideshare.net/tysjason/japanese-occupation-16372400?related=1

1951: Birth of Chen Shui-bian, president of Taiwan (2000-2008)
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/2172980.stm

1959: For the first time in Tibet history, legislative elections are organized

1979: The Soviet Union warns China to stop its war against Vietnam before it could be too late

2010: Obama meets with Dalai Lama despite Chinese objections
http://edition.cnn.com/2010/POLITICS/02/18/obama.dalailama/index.html

On 17 February in Chinese history, Hong Kong and Taiwan

ON 17 FEBRUARY IN CHINESE HISTORY, HONG KONG AND TAIWAN

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Updated on February 17, 2018

624: Birth of Chinese only empress Wu Zetian (690-705) who died on February 22, 705
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wu_Zetian
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/the-demonization-of-empress-wu-20743091/?no-ist
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/1985.html

763: Shi Chaoyi’s head is delivered to Chang’an ending the An Shi Rebellion of which he was the last leader and committed suicide
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/An_Lushan_Rebellion
https://www.revolvy.com/main/index.php?s=Shi%20Chaoyi

1661: Kangxi becomes emperor of China for the longest reign in China history (61 years)
http://www.chinahighlights.com/travelguide/china-history/emperor-kangxi.htm
http://www.ducksters.com/history/china/kangxi_emperor.php

1908: Birth of Bo Yibo, one of the Eight Immortals of the Chinese communist party who died on January 15,  2007
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bo_Yibo

1955: Birth of Mo Yan, Chinese novelist, Nobel Prise 2012
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mo_Yan
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/03/14/the-mo-yan-effect-on-chinas-literary-scene/

1968: Birth of Wu’er Kaixi, one of the student leader in 1989’s Tian’anmen Square demonstrations
http://chineseculture.about.com/od/tiananmensquareprotests/p/Wuerkaixi.htm
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wu%27erkaixi

1972: President Nixon leaves the USA to Hawaii from where he will go to China

1976 Macau adopts its constitution (Organic Law of Macau)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Macau_Basic_Law

1977: Establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Liberia

1979: In response to Vietnamese invasion of Cambodia, China launches a several-week attack in northern Vietnam
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/february/17/newsid_2547000/2547811.stm
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/china-invades-vietnam
http://sinovietnamesewar.com/

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


 

2003: Mgr Joseph Zen, bishop of Hong Kong (named by the pope), accuses the governments of Beijing and Hong Kong of the will to increase the repression against the 347 000 Hong Kong catholics through an anti-subversion law in preparation
http://www.asianews.it/index.php?l=en&art=5460&size

2011: Death of Mgr. Hu Daguo underground bishop of Shiqian. The prelate, 89, has spent decades of his life re-education camps and restrictions because of his Catholic faith
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Death-of-Mgr.-Hu-Daguo-underground-bishop-of-Shiqian-20808.html

2017: Donald Tsang Yam-kuen becomes Hong Kong’s first ever chief executive to be convicted in a criminal trial
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/law-crime/article/2071852/donald-tsang-guilty-misconduct-office-making-him-first-hong
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/hknews/2017-02/17/content_15573309.html

On 16 February in Chinese history, Hong Kong and Taiwan

ON 16 FEBRUARY IN CHINESE HISTORY, HONG KONG AND TAIWAN

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Updated on February 16, 2018

185: In China, end of the Yellow Turban Rebellion
http://thethreekingdoms.wikia.com/wiki/The_Yellow_Turban_Rebellion

549: Death of Zhu Yi Chinese official of the Liang Dynasty, born in 483
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zhu_Yi_(Liang_Dynasty)

1032: Birth of Yingzong (Zhao Shu), 5th Emperor (1063-1067) of the Chinese Song dynasty who died on January 25, 1067
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Yingzong_of_Song
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/1255.html

1249: André de Longjumeau is dispatched by Louis IX of France as his ambassador to meet with the Khan of the Mongols
http://www.princeton.edu/~achaney/tmve/wiki100k/docs/Andr%C3%A9_de_Longjumeau.html

1304: Birth of Jayaatu Khan Emperor Wenzong of Yuan who died on September 2, 1332
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jayaatu_Khan,_Emperor_Wenzong_of_Yuan

1900: Chun Say Tat Po, is the first Chinese daily newspaper published in USA at San Francisco

1921: Birth of Hua Guofeng, successor of Mao Zedong in 1976 and died on August 20, 2008
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hua_Guofeng

1950: Fearing Communists Chinese military assistance to Hanoi, France requests U.S. aid in fighting the Viet Minh

1950: Birth of Roman Tam, Hong Kong famous singer who died on August 18, 2002
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roman_Tam

1952: Start of peace negotiations between Japan and the Republic of China (Taiwan)

1960: Birth of Cherie Chung, Hong Kong actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cherie_Chung
http://www.hkcinemagic.com/en/people.asp?id=203

1961: China uses its first nuclear reactor

1964: Birth of Sean Lau Ching-Wan, Hong Kong Film Award winning and Golden Bauhinia Award winning film and television actor
http://www.lovehkfilm.com/people/lau_ching_wan.htm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qi2jreRsJEU

1988: death of author and educator Ye Shengtao, born on October 28, 1894
http://wiki.china.org.cn/wiki/index.php/Ye_Shengtao

1997: Death of Wu Chien-Shiung (Wu Jianxiong) Chinese-American physicist, nicknamed Madame Curie of China, born on May 29, 1912 in Shanghai
http://womenshistory.about.com/od/sciencephysics/a/Chien-Shiung-Wu.htm

2012: Beijing’s mayor arrived in Taiwan amid protests from dozens of anti-China activists who labelled him a « human rights villain »
http://www.asiaone.com/News/AsiaOne%2BNews/Asia/Story/A1Story20120216-328369.html

On 14 February in Chinese history, Hong Kong and Taiwan

1950-02-14 Sino-soviet treaty

ON 14 FEBRUARY IN CHINESE HISTORY, HONG KONG AND TAIWAN

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Updated on February 14, 2018

820: Chinese emperor Xianzong, born in 778, and in power since 805, is murdered
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Xianzong_of_Tang

1718: Death of China’s Ming Dynasty dramatist Kong Shangren, born in 1648
http://what-when-how.com/writers/kong-shangren-kung-shang-jen-writer/
http://www.ebeijing.gov.cn/Culture/FeelBJ/t1068365.htm

 

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

1885: During the Sino-French War, Battle of Shipu
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Shipu

1912: Birth of Nie Er, Chinese composer best known for March of the Volunteers, the national anthem of the People’s Republic of China, who died on 17 July 1935

Nie Er
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nie_Er
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/1041.html

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6icFnCSF2yA

1950: In Moscow, signature of a Treaty of Amity, alliance and mutual assistance between China and Soviet Union
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sino-Soviet_Treaty_of_Friendship,_Alliance_and_Mutual_Assistance
http://www.ioc.u-tokyo.ac.jp/~worldjpn/documents/texts/docs/19500214.T1E.html
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/1113.html

1950-02-14 Sino-soviet treaty

 1950: During the Chinese Civil War, the National Revolutionary Army instigates the unsuccessful Battle of Tianquan against the People’s Liberation Army
http://toknowtheroadahead.blogspot.com/2008/10/battle-of-tianquan.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Tianquan

1965: Beijing says it could be involved helping Hanoi and warns Washington recalling Korea War

1980: Birth of Michelle Ye, Hong Kong actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michelle_Ye
http://www.hkcinemagic.com/en/people.asp?id=5769

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-MHPb-vxjB4

1985: Birth of Miki Yeung, Hong Kong singer and actress
http://asianfanatics.net/forum/lofiversion/index.php/t18144.html
http://www.lovehkfilm.com/people/yeung_miki.htm

1996: China launches a Long March 3B rocket, carring the Intelsal 708 satellite. The rocket flew off 3 seconds after liftoff and crashed into a rural village
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intelsat_708

2002: In Taiwan, Yu Shyi-kun becomes Prime Minister, replacing Chang Chun-hsiung, up to 2005
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yu_Shyi-kun

On 13 February in Chinese history, Hong Kong and Taiwan

13 FEBRUARY IN CHINESE HISTORY, HONG KONG AND TAIWAN

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Updated on February 13, 2018

951: Guo Wei (郭威), also known as Emperor Taizu (太祖) founds the short-lived Later Zhou dynasty during the Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms period, reigning from 951 until his death in 954
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guo_Wei

1885: In Tonkin, the French capture Langson, defeating the Chinese garrison
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L%E1%BA%A1ng_S%C6%A1n_Campaign
 

1912 : Sun Yat-sen, provisional president of China, tenders his resignation to the Legislature (effective Apr.01) and endorses Yuan Shikai as his successor so long as Yüan obeys the constitution and the capital is moved from Peking to Nanking 
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/999.html

1913: Thubten Gyatso, the 13th Dalai Lama, proclaims an edict that reaffirms the independence of Tibet (not recognised by China)
https://tibettalk.wordpress.com/2013/02/14/the-tibetan-declaration-of-independence/

1921: Birth of Zao wou-ki (maybe on February 1) Franco-Chinese painter who died on April 9, 2013
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zao_Wou-Ki
https://www.google.com/search?q=zao%20wou%20ki&tbm=isch
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/1362.html

Zao Wou-ki

1951: Beginning of the three-day Battle of Chipyong-ni, one of the main battles involving the Chinese in the Korean War
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Chipyong-ni
http://parallelnarratives.com/the-battle-of-chipyong-ni-february-1951/

1951-02-13 Battle of Chipyong-ni

1955: After the evacuation of thousands of ROC forces and civilians by the US Seventh Fleet, Chinese Army take control of Dachen Island and other small islands off Zhejiang

1955-02-13 PLA control de Dachen

1990: Birth of the 11th Panchen Lama Gyaincain Norbu selected by Beijing in November 1995
http://www.chinabuddhismencyclopedia.com/en/index.php?title=Gyaincain_Norbu
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/11th_Panchen_Lama_controversy

2007: Taiwan opposition leader Ma Ying-jeou (now president) resigns as the chairman of the Kuomintang party after being indicted on charges of embezzlement during his tenure as the mayor of Taipei
http://english.people.com.cn/200702/14/eng20070214_349835.html



On 12 February in Chinese history, Hong Kong and Taiwan

ON 12 FEBRUARY IN CHINESE HISTORY, HONG KONG AND TAIWAN

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Updated on February 12, 2018

712: Birth of the famous Tang dynasty poet Du Fu who died in 770
https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems-and-poets/poets/detail/tu-fu
http://www.chinahighlights.com/travelguide/china-history/du-fu.htm
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/1170.html

1876: Birth of Thubten Gyatso, 13th dalai lama who died on December 17, 1933
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thubten_Gyatso,_13th_Dalai_Lama

1881: Russia imposes new border treaty to China

1895: End of the 23 day siege of Weihaiwei (China) by the Japanese. The sino-japanese war is over
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Weihaiwei
http://sinojapanesewar.com/letter.htm
https://firstsinojapanese.weebly.com/battle-of-weihaiwei.html

1895-02-12 Weihaiwei surrender

1895: Defeated by the Japanese, Admiral Ding Ruchang commits suicide
http://www.myjapanesehanga.com/home/artists/migata-toshihide-1863-1925/chinese-admiral-ding-ruchang-about-to-commit-suicide-after-surrendering-to-japanese-forces
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ding_Ruchang

1904: The Chinese government announced strict neutrality in the Russo-Japanese War
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/1038.html

1912: Abdication of Chinese Emperor Xuantong (Puyi) the last of Manchu Qing dynasty
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/last-emperor-of-china-abdicates
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/948.html

1912: The Republic of China adopts the Gregorian calendar

1920: Birth of Yoshiko Ōtaka, Chinese-Japanese actress, singer, and politician who died on September 7, 2014 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yoshiko_Yamaguchi
http://www.japansociety.org.uk/29953/my-life-as-li-xianglan/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UeHIONL4cJY

1927: UK troops arrive in Shanghai to protect the British concession

1936: Birth of Fang Lizhi, famous Chinese astrophysicist and dissident who died on April 6, 2012
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fang_Lizhi
http://www.physics.arizona.edu/~fanglz/

 2016: Death of Yan Su, Chinese general and composer, born in 1930
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2016-02/12/c_135091646.htm
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/culture/art/2016-02/13/content_23462374.htm
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yan_Su

 

On 11 February in Chinese history, Hong Kong and Taiwan

ON 11 FEBRUARY IN CHINESE HISTORY, HONG KONG AND TAIWAN

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Updated on February 11, 2018

806: Death of Shun Zong, Chinese emperor, born in 761
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Shunzong_of_Tang

1958: China adopts the romanization system called hanyu pinyin for the Chinese characters (ideograms)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pinyin
http://www.alittledynasty.com/chinese-characters-and-phonetic-systems.html
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/862.html

1958: Marshal Chen Yi succeeds Zhou Enlai as Chinese Minister of Foreign Affair
https://www.revolvy.com/main/index.php?s=Chen%20Yi%20(communist)&item_type=topic&sr=50

Chen Yi

1964: After France established official relations with the PRC, The Republic of China (Taiwan) breaks off diplomatic relations with France

1978: The People’s Republic of China lifts a ban on works by Aristote, Shakespeare and Dickens

1983: Birth of Huang Shengyi, Chinese actress
http://www.danwei.org/media_and_advertising/a_magazine_and_movie_scandal_f.php
http://www.lovehkfilm.com/people/huang_eva.htm
http://yummycelebrities.com/2007/02/13/eva-huang-shengyi/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xd5Nm24zOns

2010: Chinese Court Denies Appeal by Jailed Activist Liu Xiaobo
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/02/12/world/asia/12dissident.html

2014: China and Taiwan hold in Nanjing their first official talks in more than six decades, agreeing to open representative offices in a two-hour meeting hailed by both sides as a new chapter in their relationship
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10631210/China-and-Taiwan-plan-to-open-offices-after-first-official-talks.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-26129171
http://www.euronews.com/2014/02/11/china-and-taiwan-begin-historic-high-level-talks/

2014: Taiwan’s defence minister is visiting Singapore to shore up military relations which were reportedly damaged after his predecessor’s visit in 2012 was publicly disclosed
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1426010/taiwan-defence-minister-visiting-singapore-says-military-source
https://www.taiwannews.com.tw/en/news/2410390

2014: A Spanish court has issued international arrest warrants for several former Chinese leaders, including retired President Jiang Zemin, as part of an investigation into alleged genocide in Tibet
http://asiancorrespondent.com/119450/spain-court-signs-ex-chinese-leaders-arrest-warrants/