Category Archives: On this day in Chinese history

On 21 August in Chinese history, Hong Kong and Taiwan

ON 21 AUGUST IN CHINESE HISTORY, HONG KONG AND TAIWAN

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Updated on August 21, 2018

1140: Song Dynasty general Yue Fei defeats an army led by Jin Dynasty general Wanyan Wuzhu at the Battle of Yancheng during the Jin–Song wars
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Yancheng
http://www.shenyunperformingarts.org/learn/article/read/item/MzUnKWQT8Cg/yue-fei-chinese-stories-history.html

1140-08-21 Yancheng Battle

1870: Ma Xinyi, Viceroy of Liangjiang of the late Qing Dynasty in China, is assassinated. Born in 1821
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ma_Xinyi

1921: The White Russian Baron Roman Ungern von Sternberg who led Mogolia to independence from China in March is hand over to soviet Red army by his own troops
http://www.newdawnmagazine.com/articles/the-bloody-baron-von-ungern-sternberg-madman-or-mystic

http://ahistoryblog.com/2012/08/14/baron-von-ungern-sternberg-1885-1921-bloody-white-baron/

1937: China and Russia sign a non aggression pact

1945: General Ho Ying-chin, commander-in-chief of the Chinese Army, transmits to general Okamura Yasutsugu a memorandum on the preparation for the surrender of Japanese forces in China
http://www.taiwandocuments.org/surrender06.htm

1967: China reports downing of 2 US bombers

1978: Birth of Annie Wu, Taiwanese Actress
http://wiki.d-addicts.com/Annie_Wu
http://chinesemov.com/actors/Annie%20Wu.html
http://vimeo.com/15815916

1982: « Gang of Four » Shanghai remnants sentenced
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/8092.html

2015 : Wang Dongxing, Mao Zedong’s ex-security chief dies at age 99
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1851403/chinese-leader-mao-zedongs-main-bodyguard-and-later
http://www.hindustantimes.com/world-news/mao-zedong-s-chief-bodyguard-wang-dongxing-dies-aged-99-report/article1-1382717.aspx

 

On 20 August in Chinese history, Hong Kong and Taiwan

ON 20 AUGUST IN CHINESE HISTORY, HONG KONG AND TAIWAN

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Updated on August 20, 2018

1519: Philosopher and general Wang Yangming defeats Zhu Chenhao, ending the Prince of Ning rebellion against the reign of the Ming Dynasty emperor Zhengde
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prince_of_Ning_rebellion

1905: The Tongmenghui, also known as the Chinese United League or the Chinese Revolutionary Alliance, a secret society and underground resistance movement organized by Sun Yat-sen and Song Jiaoren is founded in Tokyo
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/8114.html
http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Tongmenghui 

1955: Birth of Agnes Chan, Hong Kong singer and writer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agnes_Chan
http://www.agneschan.org/aghk/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AUY2c214DWk

1971: The PRC rejects the August 2 suggestion for the two China joining the United Nations

2008: Death of Mao Zedong’s successor Hua Guofeng, born on February 16, 1921
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7572298.stm
http://chineseposters.net/themes/huaguofeng.php

Hua Guofeng 2008

2012: The wife of disgraced Chinese politician Bo Xilai is given a suspended death sentence for the murder of British businessman Neil Heywood.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-19312232

 

On 19 August in Chinese history, Hong Kong and Taiwan

ON 19 AUGUST IN CHINESE HISTORY, HONG KONG AND TAIWAN

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Updated on August 19, 2018

1944: Birth of Charles Wang, Chinese-born philanthropist

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_B._Wang

1963: Birth of Yip Sai Wing, Hong Kong musician
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yip_Sai_Wing

1969: In a protest note, China mention 429 incidents with Soviet Union in the last two months

1970: The Chinese Community in South Africa is granted ‘White’ status

1972: Birth of Sammi Cheng Sau Man, Hong Kong singer and actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sammi_Cheng

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

1996: Resumption of diplomatic relations between China and Niger after July 30, 1992 suspension

2012: Anti-Japanese protests spread across China over the weekend, and the landing of Japanese activists on a disputed island on Sunday sharply intensified tensions between the two countries.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/20/world/asia/japanese-activists-display-flag-on-disputed-island.html?_r=1&ref=asia

http://www.euronews.com/2012/08/19/japan-china-tension-over-islands/

 

On 18 August in Chinese history, Hong Kong and Taiwan

ON 18 AUGUST IN CHINESE HISTORY, HONG KONG AND TAIWAN

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Updated on August 18, 2018

690: Empress dowager Wu Zetian takes the power and found the Zhou dynasty putting an end to the Tang
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wu_Zetian
http://www.ancient.eu/Wu_Zetian/

1227: Death of Genghis Khan, Khagan of Mongol Empire
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Genghis_Khan
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/genghis-khan-dies

genghis khan 2

1620: Death of Wanli, Emperor of China Ming dynasty (1572-1620), born on September 4, 1563
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wanli_Emperor

1944: US President Roosevelt appoints general Patrick Hurley as his personal representative in China

1952: At Moscow, opening of a Sino-Soviet conference to review the 1950 treaties

1970: Birth of Jessica Hsuan, Hong Kong actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jessica_Hsuan

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N42vun5xWlg

1972: Birth of Leo Ku, Hong Kong singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leo_Ku

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iFx2WViSgd0

2005: The first-ever joint military exercise between Russia and China, called Peace Mission 2005 begins
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/4162054.stm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peace_Mission_2005
http://english.sina.com/z/050822mission/index.shtml

On 17 August in Chinese history, Hong Kong and Taiwan

ON 17 AUGUST IN CHINESE HISTORY, HONG KONG AND TAIWAN

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Updated on August 17, 2018

1926: Birth of Jiang Zemin, General Secretary of the Chinese Communist Party (1989-2002)
http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/data/people/jiangzemin.shtml
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jiang_Zemin

1978: Birth of Karena Lam, Hong Kong actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karena_Lam
http://www.lovehkfilm.com/people/lam_karena.htm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6fR2GnLpOQU

1982: Sino-American joint communiqué on the progressive reduction of US sales of weapons to Taiwan
http://www.taiwandocuments.org/communique03.htm
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/7941.html1993: Death of Feng Kang, Chinese mathematician, born on September 9, 1920
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Feng_Kang
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/8020.html

2012: Taiwan’s high court clears former president Chen Shui-bian of one charge of instigating perjury in the latest legal victory for the jailed ex-leader

2017: Joshua Wong and two other Hong Kong Umbrella Movement leaders jailed for six months
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/08/hong-kong-jails-umbrella-movement-leaders-170817083036528.html
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-08-17/the-young-face-of-hong-kongs-democracy-movement-jailed/8817996?section=world
http://edition.cnn.com/2017/08/17/asia/hong-kong-umbrella-joshua-wong/index.html
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2107216/occupy-activists-joshua-wong-and-nathan-law-jailed-hong-kong

 

 

On 16 August in Chinese history, Hong Kong and Taiwan

ON 16 AUGUST IN CHINESE HISTORY, HONG KONG AND TAIWAN

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Updated on August 16, 2018

1 BC: Wang Mang consolidates his power and is declared marshal of state. Emperor Ai of Han, who died the day prior, had no heirs
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wang_Mang
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Ai_of_Han

1378: Birth of Chinese Emperor Hongxi, from September 7, 1424, to his death on May 29, 1425
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hongxi_Emperor

1384: The Hongwu Emperor of Ming China hears a case of a couple who tore paper money bills while fighting over them—a case considered equal to the act of destroying stamped government documents, which by law necessitated one hundred floggings by a bamboo rod. However, the Hongwu Emperor decided to pardon them
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hongwu_Emperor

1900: After defeating-the Boxer Rebellion, the allied forces loot Beijing
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Peking_(1900)
http://www.china.org.cn/e-8guo/4/0.htm

1945: After the Japanese capitulation, dissolution of the collaborationist government established by Wang Jingwei in Nanjing
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reorganized_National_Government_of_the_Republic_of_China
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/7968.html

1945 : Puyi, the last Chinese emperor and ruler of Manchukuo, is captured by Soviet troops
http://history.info/on-this-day/1945-last-chinese-emperor-pu-yi-arrested-by-soviets/

1951: Death of Du Yuesheng, Triad boss in Shanghai, born on August 21, 1888
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Du_Yuesheng
http://www.talesofoldchina.com/shanghai/old-shanghai-people/duyuesheng
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/7972.html

1967: Death of K’ung Hsiang-hsi, often known as H. H. Kung,a wealthy Chinese banker and politician in theearly 20th century. He was the richest man in China at that time, born on September 11, 1881
http://oberlin.edu/library/digital/shansi/bios.html

1991: Birth of G.E.M., Hong Kong singer-songwriter and actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gem_(singer)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fJ-8lKZs7s0

2001: USA grant a transit visa to Taiwan prime minister Chang Chun-hsiung on his way to South America in September

2006: Wu Shu-chen, the wife of Taiwan’s president Chen Shui-bian is prosecuted for corruption

2013: A senior Chinese official has said the country will phase out the practice of taking organs from executed prisoners from November
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-23722796

On 15 August in Chinese history, Hong Kong and Taiwan

ON 15 AUGUST IN CHINESE HISTORY, HONG KONG AND TAIWAN

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Updated on August 15, 2018

873: Death of Southern Tang emperor Li Yu
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Li_Yu_(Southern_Tang)

1281: During the second Mongol invasion of Japan, the Mongolian fleet of Kublai Khan is destroyed by a « divine wind » for the second time in the Battle of Kōan.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_K%C5%8Dan

1517: Seven Portuguese armed vessels led by Fernão Pires de Andrade meet Chinese officials at the Pearl River estuary
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fern%C3%A3o_Pires_de_Andrade

1878: China’s first set of stamps issued
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/7917.html
https://www.xabusiness.com/china-resources/china-stamps-history.htm

1878-08-15 premiers timbres

1900: In China, the Empress, her family and court retainers flee while foreign troops move through Peking in an attempt to quell the Boxer Rebellion

1962: Death of Lei Feng, Chinese revolutionary, born on December 1940
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lei_Feng
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2011-03/10/content_12150057.htm
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/7937.html

1966: Birth of Shirley Kwan, Hong Kong singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shirley_Kwan

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oAZLM7X48UY

1969: Birth of Kevin Cheng, Hong Kong actor and singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kevin_Cheng

2009: Taiwan’s president says the death toll from the floods triggered by Typhoon Morakot could top 500 people
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia-pacific/2009/08/20098149414289785.html

2012: Japanese police arrests five Hong Kong activists who landed on disputed islands

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-19264633

2014: The Hong Kong Law Society has sent a strong rebuke to Beijing after it passed a vote of no confidence in its own president, who backed a controversial white paper reaffirming China’s control over the city
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/426971/hong-kong-legal-body-votes-to-oust-its-pro-beijing-president
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1574521/solicitors-step-pressure-law-society-president-ambrose-lam

On 14 August in Chinese history, Hong Kong and Taiwan

ON 14 AUGUST IN CHINESE HISTORY, HONG KONG AND TAIWAN

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Updated on August 14, 2018

1281: During Kublai Khan’s 2nd Invasion of Japan his invading Chinese fleet of 3,500 vessels disappears in a typhoon near Japan

1871: Birth of Guangxu, Qing Emperor of China, who died on November 14, 1908
http://madmonarchist.blogspot.fr/2011/12/monarch-profile-emperor-guangxu-of.html
http://www.travelchinaguide.com/intro/history/known/guangxu.htm


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hFyAGRaBp70

1900: In Beijing, the legation compound, besieged by the Boxer is freed by an international force
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/peking-relieved-by-multinational-force
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eight-Nation_Alliance
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/7876.html

1917: During World War I, China declares war on Germany and Austria
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/china-declares-war-on-germany

1921: Tannu Uriankhai, later Tuvan People’s Republic is established as a completely independent country from China, supported by Soviet Russia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tannu_Uriankhai
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tuvan_People%27s_Republic

1924: Birth of Rangjung Rigpe Dorje, 16th Karmapa Lama, Tibetan religious figure, who died on November 5, 1981
https://www.karmapa.org/life-16th-karmapa/

1937: Chinese Air Force Day: The beginning of air-to-air combat of the Second Sino-Japanese War and World War II in general, when 6 Imperial Japanese Mitsubishi G3M bombers are shot down by the Nationalist Chinese Air Force while raiding Chinese air bases

1940: Zhang Xiaolin, one of the Green Gang leaders, is assassinated by one of his bodyguard to please to Chiang Kaishek
http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/767575.shtml

1945: By several agreements signed in Moscow, Soviet Union and China seal their Union against Japan and solve some question in Manchuria

On 13 August in Chinese history, Hong Kong and Taiwan

ON 13 AUGUST IN CHINESE HISTORY, HONG KONG AND TAIWAN

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Upgrated on August 13, 2018

604: Death of Wendi, Chinese emperor of the Sui Dynasty, born on July 21, 541
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Wen_of_Sui
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/7834.html

1670: Birth of Zheng Keshuang, third king of Tungning who surrendered Taiwan to Qing Dynasty and died on September 22, 1717
http://www.revolvy.com/main/index.php?s=Zheng%20Keshuang&item_type=topic
http://self.gutenberg.org/articles/zheng_keshuang

1890: Birth of Li Zongren, prominent Warlord, military Commander and rival of Chiang Kai-shek, during the Republic of China, who died on January 30, 1969
http://encyclopedia.thefreedictionary.com/Li+Zongren
http://ww2db.com/person_bio.php?person_id=363

1937: The Battle of Shanghai begins. Shanghai will be captured by the Japanese in November
http://ww2db.com/battle_spec.php?battle_id=85
https://www.warhistoryonline.com/war-articles/1937-battle-shanghai-japans-brutal-attack-china.html

1960: USSR withdraws advisors from China. A total of 257 technical development projects are cancelled as a result
http://writermeetsworld.com/2010/10/11/the-sino-soviet-split-a-timeline/

1966: In China, the Cultural Revolution is launched
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/august/13/newsid_4537000/4537605.stm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nm5fCJNMQWQ

1969: Military clash between China and Soviet Union in Xinjiang

2007: In China, finally, 1340 people, including 367 mentally handicapped have been freed from forced labor by the police in the brickyards scandal

On 12 August in Chinese history, Hong Kong and Taiwan

1978-08-12 Traité paix et amitié

ON 12 AUGUST IN CHINESE HISTORY, HONG KONG AND TAIWAN

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Upgrated on August 12, 2018

1281: The fleet of Qubilai Khan is destroyed by a typhoon while approaching Japan
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mongol_invasions_of_Japan

1424: Death of Yongle, third emperor (1402-1424) of China Song dynasty, born on 2 May 1360
http://epicworldhistory.blogspot.fr/2012/09/yongle-yung-lo-chinese-emperor.html

1948: United States and the Republic of China recognize the Seoul new government as the one corresponding to the November 14, 1947, resolution of the United Nations

1952: Birth of Chen Kaige, Chinese film director
https://web.archive.org/web/20060630015915/http://www.chinaculture.org/gb/en_artqa/2003-09/24/content_38464.htm

http://www.scaruffi.com/director/kaige.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S8_nEH2ZS3k

1954: Birth of Leung Chun-ying, Chief executive of Hong Kong from 2012 to 2017
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leung_Chun-ying

1966: Death of San Yu (Chang Yu), Chinese painter who lived in Paris, born on October 14, 1901
http://ravenel.com/artist.php?id=2&lan=en
http://www.artofsanyu.org/index.php
https://www.google.fr/search?q=San+Yu&hl=fr&rlz=1G1ACAW_FRFR414&prmd=imvns&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=plImUPDUHoOWhQfGhoHwBw&ved=0CFYQ_AUoAQ&biw=1140&bih=519

1967: Birth of Andy Hui, Hong Kong actor and singer
http://wiki.d-addicts.com/Andy_Hui

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q1kF6EbntUo

1978: Signature at Beijing of the Treaty of Peace and Friendship between Japan and the PRC (will enter into force on 23 October)
http://www.taiwandocuments.org/beijing.htm

1978-08-12 Traité paix et amitié

1991: Death of Chinese painter Lin Fengmian, born on November 22, 1900
http://www.chinaonlinemuseum.com/painting-lin-fengmian.php
http://www.linfengmian.net/index.htm
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/05/23/arts/23iht-seno.1.5839946.html?_r=0

Lin Fengmian