Category Archives: On this day in Chinese history

On 26 September in Chinese history, Hong Kong and Taiwan

ON 26 SEPTEMBER IN CHINESE HISTORY, HONG KONG AND  TAIWAN

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Updated on September 26 2017

1620: Death of Chinese emperor Taichang, born on August 28, 1582
http://deathaday.blogspot.com/2007/09/sexual-overdose-emperor-tai-chang-zhu.html

1921: Birth of Wang Guangmei, wife of former Chinese president Liu Shaoqi, who died on October 13, 2006
http://www.notablebiographies.com/supp/Supplement-Sp-Z/Wang-Guangmei.html

Wang Guangmei 2

1953: Death of Chinese painter Xu Beihong, born on July 19, 1895


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xu_Beihong
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/9353.html
https://www.google.fr/search?q=Xu+Beihong&hl=fr&rlz=1G1ACAW_FRFR414&prmd=imvnsa&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=ZehhUOvVMZSIhQfH4ICwAw&ved=0CAoQ_AUoAQ&biw=1140&bih=519


 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MrBGmQOXo20

1984: The United kingdom and China agree for the handover of Hong Kong on 1st July 1997
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/september/26/newsid_2538000/2538843.stm

 

On 25 September in Chinese history, Hong Kong and Taiwan

 1972-09-25 Mao Tanaka

ON 25 SEPTEMBER IN CHINESE HISTORY, HONG KONG AND TAIWAN

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Updated on September 25, 2017

1711: Birth of Qianlong,) fifth emperor of the Manchu Qing Dynasty, and the fourth China Qing emperor to rule over China (October 18, 1735 to February 9, 1796),  who died on February 7, 1799
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qianlong_Emperor
http://www.learn.columbia.edu/nanxuntu/html/emperors/
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Qianlong_Emperor

emperor_qianlong_reading
1790: Peking opera is born when the Four Great Anhui Troupes introduce Anhui opera to Beijing in honor of the Qianlong Emperor’s eightieth birthday

1881: Birth of Lu Xun (Lu Hsün); real name, Zhou Shuren (or Chou Shu-jen). Chinese writer and intellectual; author of short stories, poems, essays, and literary criticism; considered the founder of Modern Chinese literature and the representative writer of Socialist Realism.
http://www.marxists.org/archive/lu-xun/biography.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lu_Xun
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/9053.html

lu-xun

1933: 5th « extermination campaign » against communists in Nanjing China

1937: During the Second Sino-Japanese War, the Chinese Eighth Route Army gains a minor, but morale-boosting victory in the Battle of Pingxingguan

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Pingxingguan
http://ffreebiegitarlessons.blogspot.fr/2008/10/battle-of-pingxingguan.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MEC2h6HJ48o

1954: Birth of Shen Yueming, Chinese actress
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2130398/

1965: In a note to New-Delhi, China reminds its claim on 90,000 km2 of the Indian territory

1972: Beginning of Japanese Kakuei Tanaka visit to China which will be concluded by September joint communiqué announcing the end of state of war and the establishment of diplomatic relations
www.bestchinanews.com/History/11431.html
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/9330.html

1972-09-25 Mao Tanaka

1977: Filipino armed forces commander General Espino starts a visit to China

2005: For the first time since the July 1997 return of Hong Kong to China, a group of democratic members of the Legislative Council are invited for a two-day trip in Guangdong

2006: Chen Liangyu, Secretary of the Shanghai municipal CCP commitee is sacked on corruption charge. The first at this level since Chen Xitong, mayor of Beijing in 1998
http://shanghaiist.com/2006/09/25/party_is_over_f.php

2008: China successfully launches her 3rd manned space mission
https://www.space.com/5888-china-set-launch-manned-mission.html
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/9341.html

2010: Tensions between China and Japan over the arrest of a Chinese trawler captain flare anew, a day after his release, with Beijing demanding an apology for the detention, and Tokyo refusing
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/26/world/asia/26japan.html?ref=asia
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia-pacific/2010/09/201092513493331932.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kYNtJe6rEwU

2012: China first aircraft carrier enter service
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2012/09/20129259349782969.html
http://www.asiaone.com/News/AsiaOne%2BNews/Asia/Story/A1Story20120925-373706.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-19710040

2012: Japanese coast guard vessels have tried to turn away dozens of Taiwanese fishing boats near a chain of disputed islands in the East China Sea after firing water cannons at them.
http://www.euronews.com/2012/09/25/japan-and-taiwan-tangle-over-islands/
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-19709355

 

On 24 September in Chinese history, Hong Kong and Taiwan

 

ON 24 SEPTEMBER IN CHINESE HISTORY, HONG KONG AND TAIWAN

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Updated on September 24, 2017

1910: Birth of Chinese playright Cao Yu, who died on December 13, 1996
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cao_Yu

1945: Birth of Kuan Tai Chen, Chinese actor and producer
http://www.hkcinemagic.com/en/people.asp?id=328
http://www.lovehkfilm.com/people/chen_kuan_tai.htm
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0155291/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NU0HJEkuhX8

1946: Cathay Pacific Airways is founded in Hong Kong

1962: The Chinese Communist Party Central Committee, following Mao Zedong, denounces the revisionists in the party and the state, condemns the chauvinism of great powers and says that China has a right of an independent policy

1962: Birth of Rosamund Kwan, Hong Kong Actress
http://www.brns.com/pages/kwanpict.html

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

1967: Birth of William So, Hong Kong Singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_So

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2MF40M-qv54

1982: Margaret Thatcher and Deng Xiaoping decide to open negotiations on the future of Hong Kong
https://www.theatlantic.com/china/archive/2013/04/when-margaret-thatcher-came-to-china/274796/
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/9260.html
http://www.margaretthatcher.org/archive/1982cac5.asp

1996: China signs the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT) at the United Nations
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comprehensive_Nuclear-Test-Ban_Treaty

2002: The Hong Kong government released its proposals for the anti-subversion law. It is the cause of considerable controversy and division in Hong Kong

2010: Japanese authorities release the captain of a Chinese trawler who was arrested two weeks ago near islands claimed by China and Japan, defusing a dispute that had sent ties between the Asian powers to their lowest point in years
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/25/world/asia/25chinajapan.html?_r=1&ref=asia
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-11403241

2012: Chinese ships plied the waters of a disputed island chain, Japan’s coastguard said, as a fleet of Taiwanese fishing boats set sail for the area, vowing to stake Taipei’s claim.
http://www.asiaone.com/News/AsiaOne%2BNews/Asia/Story/A1Story20120924-373489.html

2012: Wang Lijun, police chief at heart of Bo Xilai scandal jailed for 15 years
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/9562219/Neil-Heywood-murder-police-chief-was-collaborator-and-whistleblower.html

 

 

On 23 September in Chinese history, Hong Kong and Taiwan

ON 23 SEPTEMBER IN CHINESE HISTORY, HONG KONG AND TAIWAN

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Updated on September 23, 2017

1215: Birth of of Khubilai Khan, founder of the Chinese Yuan Dynasty, who died on February 18, 1294
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kublai_Khan
https://www.britannica.com/biography/Kublai-Khan
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e0A9Db1V5tY

1215-kubilay

1409: Battle of Kherlen, the second significant victory over Chinese Ming dynasty by the Mongols since 1368
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Kherlen

1409-battle-of-kherlen

1902: Birth of Su Buqing, Chinese mathematician and educator, who died on March 17, 2003
http://www.chinavitae.com/biography/Su_Buqing/bio

1969: First underground Chinese nuclear test

1993: For the first time, Taiwan puts her candidature to the United Nations under the name of Republic of China in Taiwan

2002: in Hong Kong, death of cardinal John Baptist Wu. Joseph Zen is named bishop of Hong Kong by the Vatican
http://www.theguardian.com/news/2002/sep/27/guardianobituaries.religion
http://www.vatican.va/roman_curia/congregations/cevang/documents/rc_con_cevang_doc_20020928_wu-cheng-chung_en.html

2011: Shrugging off Chinese warnings, India’s state-run oil firm ONGC said it would press ahead with long-term partner Vietnam in exploring the disputed South China Sea for oil

2012: China navy takes delivery of first aircraft carrier, a former Soviet carrier called the Varyag
http://www.asiaone.com/News/AsiaOne%2BNews/Asia/Story/A1Story20120923-373302.html

2012: China postpones a ceremony marking the 40th anniversary of its diplomatic relationship with Japan amid high tensions between the two countries over a territorial dispute
http://www.france24.com/en/20120923-china-postpones-ceremony-marking-diplomatic-ties-with-japan-amid-territorial-dispute

2014: A Chinese court sentences Uighur academic Ilham Tohti, the country’s most prominent advocate for the rights of Muslim Uighur people, to life in prison on separatism charges
http://edition.cnn.com/2014/09/23/world/asia/china-scholar-sentence/index.html?hpt=ias_c2
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-29321701
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/scholar-09232014091017.html

On 22 September in Chinese history, Hong Kong and Taiwan

ON 22 SEPTEMBER IN CHINESE HISTORY, HONG KONG AND TAIWAN

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Updated on September 22, 2017

904: The warlord Zhu Quanzhong kills Emperor Zhaozong, the penultimate emperor of the Tang Dynasty, after seizing control of the imperial government
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zhu_Wen

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

1072: Death of Ouyang Xiu, Chinese historian and scholar-official, born in 1007
http://www.chinaonlinemuseum.com/calligraphy-ouyang-xiu.php

1449: Zhu Qiyu becomes emperor of the Ming dynasty as emperor Jingtai, up to February 11, 1457
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jingtai_Emperor

1598: Korean and Chinese allied forces make a second attack against Japanese forces. However, Korean and Chinese allied forces failed to take the Ulsan Japanese Castle

1606: Birth of Li Zicheng, a Chinese rebel who sacked the Ming capital before to be defeated by the Manchu in 1644
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Li_Zicheng
https://wiki.samurai-archives.com/index.php?title=Li_Zicheng

1630: Death of Yuan Chonghuan, famed patriot and military commander of the Ming Dynasty who battled the Manchu, executed by his emperor under false charges. Born on June 6, 1584
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yuan_Chonghuan

1717: Death of Zheng Keshuang, third king of Tungning. He was forced to surrender Taiwan to Qing Dynasty after the Battle of Penghu
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zheng_Keshuang
https://www.revolvy.com/main/index.php?s=Zheng%20Keshuang&item_type=topic

1922: Birth of Chen Ning-yang, Chinese physics Nobel Prize in 1957
http://nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/physics/laureates/1957/yang-bio.html

1942: Birth of Wu Ma, Chinese actor, director, producer and screenwriter who died on February 4, 2014
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wu_Ma

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RWaKutcs3B4

1957: Death of Chinese singer and actress Zhou Xuan, born on August 1, 1918
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zhou_Xuan
http://www.chinesemirror.com/index/2006/11/zhou_xuan_a_sad.html
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/9208.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IbQEBrN84KI&hl=fr

1982: Great-Britain premier Margaret Thatcher goes to Beijing (up to 25) to discuss the future of Hong Kong

1982: Birth of Mandy Chiang, Hong Kong singer and actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mandy_Chiang
http://www.hkcinemagic.com/en/people.asp?id=13196

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

1984: Birth of Theresa Fu, Hong Kong singer and actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theresa_Fu
http://www.hkcinemagic.com/en/people.asp?id=2958

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

1997: Death of of Chiang Wei-kuo (Wego Chiang), adopted son of Chiang Kai-shek and politician, born on October 6, 1916
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chiang_Wei-kuo
http://www.shanghai1937.com/a-chinese-in-the-german-wehrmacht/

2012: A senior official makes China’s first top-level visit to Afghanistan in nearly 50 years, as Beijing attempts to bolster diplomatic and economic ties with its war-torn neighbour ahead of the withdrawal of Nato troops in 2014
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/9560995/Senior-Chinese-official-visits-Afghanistan-for-first-time-in-50-years.html
http://www.asiaone.com/News/Latest%2BNews/World/Story/A1Story20120923-373259.html

2013: China’s disgraced top politician Bo Xilai given life term for corruption
http://www.euronews.com/2013/09/22/bo-xilai-speaks-in-chinese-court-after-being-given-life-sentence/
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2013/09/201392215851545302.html
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/hotel-style-prison-awaits-chinas-bo-xilai-inmates

2014: Thousands of students brave sweltering heat in Hong Kong to demand greater democracy as they launched a week-long boycott of classes, underscoring a restive younger generation’s determination to challenge the Chinese Communist Party
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-29306128 http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/hong-kong-students-kick-class-boycott-demand-greater-democracy
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1597934/boycott-begins-thousands-students-stage-classroom-walkout-over

2016: Prominent Chinese rights lawyer Xia Lin is sentenced to 12 years’ jail
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2021629/prominent-chinese-rights-lawyer-xia-lin-sentenced-12
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/sep/22/china-lawyer-for-ai-weiwei-jailed-for-12-years-in-severe-retaliation

On 21 September in Chinese history, Hong Kong and Taiwan

ON 21 SEPTEMBER IN CHINESE HISTORY, HONG KONG AND TAIWAN

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Updated on September 21, 2017

1328: Birth of Hongwu Emperor of China who died on June 24, 1398

http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Hongwu_Emperor_of_China

1428: Birth of Zhu Qiyu, Emperor Jingtai of the Ming Dynasty from 1449 to 1457 as the Jingtai Emperor, who died on March 14, 1457
http://www.chinaknowledge.de/History/Ming/personsmingdaizong.html

1643: Death of Huang Taiji, first emperor of the Chinese Qing dynasty (1626-1643), born on November 28, 1592
http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Huang_Taiji

1860: In the Second Opium war, an Anglo-French force defeats Chinese troop at the Battle of Baliqiao (Pa-Li-Kao)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baliqiao

1863: In Shanghai, the Britain and United States concessions formally merge, becoming the « International Settlement »
http://jflmagazine.com/index.php/2015/06/16/shanghais-history/

concessions

1898: Empress Dowager Cixi seizes power and ends the Hundred Days Reform in China
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/cixi-the-woman-behind-the-throne-22312071/

1949: At the opening of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference in Peking, Mao Zedong announces that the new Chinese government will be « under the leadership of the Communist Party of China. »
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/mao-zedong-outlines-the-new-chinese-government

1952: Birth of Emily Lau, Hong Kong democratic activist
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emily_Lau

1962: Death of Chinese film artist Ouyang Yuqian, born on May 12, 1889
http://www.wikiwand.com/en/Ouyang_Yuqian
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ouyang_Yuqian
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/9176.html

1963: The Soviet Union denounces the Chinese will to get atomic weapon at all cost and says that in 1962 the Chinese crossed more than 5,000 times the common border

1985: Death of Gu Long (real name Xiong Yaohua), Taiwanese writer of wuxia novels, born on June 7, 1938
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gu_Long

1987: Speaking to US Congress, the Dalai Lama introduces his Five points Peace Plan for Tibet
http://www.dalailama.com/messages/tibet/five-point-peace-plan

1999: Chi-Chi earthquake occurs in central Taiwan, leaving about 2,400 people dead
http://wwweic.eri.u-tokyo.ac.jp/topics/taiwan/

 

On 20 September in Chinese history, Hong Kong and Taiwan

ON 20 SEPTEMBER IN CHINESE HISTORY, HONG KONG AND TAIWAN

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Updated on September 20, 2017

1915: Birth of K. H. Ting, Chinese bishop who died on November 22, 2012
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/K._H._Ting

K. H. Ting

1946: Birth of Alan Tang (Tang Kwong Wing), Chinese actor and producer
http://www.hkcinemagic.com/en/people.asp?id=139
http://www.collamer-jones.com/tang/

1950: Mao Zedong issues the order to promulgate the national emblem of the PRC
http://www.chinatoday.com/general/china-flag-emblem-anthem.htm
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/9128.html

armoiries

1954: The first Chinese National Congress adopts the first constitution of the People’s Republic of China
http://e-chaupak.net/database/chicon/1954/1954bilingual.htm
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/9129.html

1964: Birth of Maggie Cheung, Hong Kong actress (In the mood for love)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maggie_Cheung
http://www.cultsirens.com/cheung/cheung.htm

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

1965: In a diplomatic note to New Delhi, Beijing reminds its claim on 90,000 km2 of Indian territ

1983: Birth of A-Lin, Taiwanese Mandopop singer of Amis descent
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A-Lin
https://www.google.fr/search?q=A-Lin&rlz=1G1ACAW_FRFR414&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=lPg6UuTCHuKR1AWA6oAw&ved=0CGUQsAQ&biw=1366&bih=673&dpr=1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F5FlN-NBGo8

2002: Historic trip of Wu Shu-chen, wife of the Taiwan president to the United States in a ten-day private sojourn

On 19 September in Chinese history, Hong Kong and Taiwan

ON 19 SEPTEMBER IN CHINESE HISTORY, HONG KONG AND TAIWAN

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Updated on September 19, 2017

1123: Death of Emperor Taizu of Jin, born on August 1, 1068
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Taizu_of_Jin

1931: Following the Mukden Incident (September 18), Japan Kwantung Army takes Mukden and starts to invade Manchuria
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Invasion_of_Manchuria

1970: Birth of Christy Chung (Zheng Lìtí), Canadian-Chinese Actress. Born in Montreal to a Chinese father and a Vietnamese mother
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christy_Chung http://www.brns.com/pages2/christych1.html

1984: China and Britain complete a draft agreement transferring Hong Kong from British to Chinese rule by 1997

2004: Former Chinese leader Jiang Zemin gives up to Hu Jintao his last position, the chairmanship of the Central Military Commission

2005: In Beijing, North Korea agrees in the principle to renounce to its nuclear programs

2010: China suspends high-level exchanges with Japan and promises tough countermeasures after a Japanese court extended the detention of a Chinese trawler captain who collided with two Japanese coastguard ships
http://news.asiaone.com/News/Latest%2BNews/Asia/Story/A1Story20100919-237986.html http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-11363024

2014: Chinese troops have begun pulling back from the disputed border with India as President Xi Jinping wrapped up a rare visit to New Delhi overshadowed by the stand-off at the remote frontier
http://www.dawn.com/news/1132984/china-troops-withdraw-from-india-border-as-xi-visit-ends
http://indianexpress.com/article/india/india-others/hours-after-withdrawing-chinese-troops-cross-into-chumar-region-again/

2016: A group of opposition officials from Taiwan bypass the government and travel to China on a bridge-building trip as relations with Beijing turn frosty under new president Tsai Ing-wen
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/taiwan-politicians-break-ranks-meet-beijing

On 17 September in Chinese history, Hong Kong and Taiwan

ON 17 SEPTEMBER IN CHINESE HISTORY, HONG KONG AND TAIWAN

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Updated on September 17, 2017

1894: Battle of Yalu River, the largest naval engagement in the first Sino-Japan war
http://www.naval-encyclopedia.com/battles/battle-of-yalu-1894
http://sinojapanesewar.com/yalu.htm
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/9014.html

1894: Death of Deng Shichang, Chinese admiral, born in 1849
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deng_Shichang

1939: Beginning of the Battle of Changsha, up to October 6, 1939) the first attempt by Japan to take the city of Changsha, China, during the second Sino-Japanese War
http://totallyhistory.com/battle-of-changsha-1939/

1945: Death of Yu Dafu a modern Chinese short story writer and poet, killed by the Japanese military police in Sumatra,  born on December 7, 1896
http://www.cctv.com/lm/176/71/88858.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yu_Dafu

1959: Beijing announces that Marshal Lin Biao succeeds disgraced Marshal Peng Dehuai as defense minister
http://chineseposters.net/themes/linbiao.php
http://www.marxists.org/reference/archive/lin-biao/index.htm

1968: Birth of Hong Kong artist Weng Hong (Yvonne Yung)
http://www.china.org.cn/top10/2011-06/14/content_22781549_5.htm
http://www.wenghong.hk/

1973: Birth of Ada Choi, Hong Kong actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ada_Choi
http://www.hkcinemagic.com/en/people.asp?id=341

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JOd3zu5ZmKw

1995: Hong Kong last election under British rule

2001: World Trade Organization (WTO) successfully concludes negotiations on China’s entry
http://www.wto.org/english/news_e/pres01_e/pr243_e.htm

2012: Major electronics firms Panasonic and Canon have temporarily suspend production at factories in China after a territorial dispute triggered violent anti-Japanese protests
http://www.bbc.com/news/business-19620114
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-japan/japan-brandname-firms-shut-china-plants-after-protest-violence-idUSBRE88F00H20120917

2014: Chinese president Xi Jinping begins a maiden visit to India with both sides seeking to reset the relationship between Asia’s rival superpowers
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/chinas-xi-makes-maiden-india-visit-seeking-reset-ties http://tribune.com.pk/story/763520/chinese-premiers-visit-to-india-of-talks-investment-and-existential-threats/
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/PM-Modi-welcomes-Xi-Jinping-in-Ahmedabad-India-China-sign-3-pacts/articleshow/42728040.cms

On 16 September in Chinese history, Hong Kong and Taiwan

ON 16 SEPTEMBER IN CHINESE HISTORY, HONG KONG AND TAIWAN

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Updated on September 16, 2017

1507: Birth of Jiajing (or Chia-ching), Emperor of China from 1521 to 1567, the 11th emperor of the Ming dynasty. Born Zhu Houcong, he was the Zhengde Emperor’s cousin. He died on January 23, 1567
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jiajing_Emperor

1782: Birth of Chinese Emperor Daoguang (1820-1850) who died on February 1850
http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Daoguang_Emperor

1859: Birth of Yuan Shikai, Chinese General and politician, who died on June 6, 1916
http://net.lib.byu.edu/estu/wwi/bio/xyz/yuansh.html

Yuan Shikai uniforme

1945: Japan surrender Hong Kong to Admiral Cecil Harcourt
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205208363

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZtdMmBZxU9c

1957: Death of Chinese painter Qi Baishi, born in January 1864
http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Qi_Baishi
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qi_Baishi
http://www.google.fr/search?q=Qi+Baishi&hl=fr&rlz=1G1ACAW_FRFR414&prmd=imvns&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=o2FyTuKhKaqL4gT9t5jpDw&ved=0CDgQsAQ&biw=1366&bih=643

Qi_Baishi

1965: China demands that India dismantles in the coming three days its military buildings on Sikkim border

1966: Beijing says that two US war planes have attacked two Chinese hamlets on September 9. (On September 19 Washington admitted saying there was an mistake with North Vietnam targets)

1971: President Nixon says the U.S. will support the P.R.C.’s seating in the U.N. Security Council because it « reflects the realities of the situation, » but adds that « we will vote against the expulsion of the Republic of China. »

1981: Birth of Chang Yu-chen, Taiwanese actress
http://wiki.d-addicts.com/Zhang_Jia_Hui
http://wiki.d-addicts.com/Zhang_Yu_Chen

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-13p9siBn4Y

1981: Birth of Fan Bingbing, Chinese actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fan_Bingbing

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J98IjlEFzWk

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ANZ5ZyyO9O4

1982: Start of North Korea leader Kim Il-sung visit to China
http://www.nytimes.com/1982/09/16/world/kim-il-sung-visits-china-by-rail.html
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/zhang-weiwei/deng-xiaoping-remembered_b_5706143.html

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kip4rZmnApI

1990: A rail link between China and Kazakhstan is completed at Dostyk, adding an important connection to the Eurasian Land Bridge

2012: Anti-Japan démonstrations gain momentum outside the Japanese embassy in Beijing, where Chinese demonstrators have been protesting over a group of disputed islands for a second day running
http://www.euronews.com/2012/09/16/anti-japan-demos-in-china-gain-momentum/
http://www.france24.com/en/20120916-anti-japan-outcry-escalates-east-china-sea-islands-protests-embassies-Beijing