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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, 2019

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, 2019

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, 2019

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, 2019

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://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, 2019

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
https://www.jstor.org/stable/40201404?seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents
http://english.ihns.cas.cn/Publications_new/Ra/201310/W020131015378079814609.pdf

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, 2019

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://www.artnet.com/artists/sanyu/
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

Lin Fengmian

 

On 11 August in Chinese history, Hong Kong and Taiwan

ON 11 AUGUST IN CHINESE HISTORY, HONG KONG AND TAIWAN

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Updated on August 11, 2019

223: Death of Jia Xu, Statege and advisor for the state of Cao Wei, born in 147
http://koei.wikia.com/wiki/Jia_Xu

1259: Death of Mongke Khan, Great Khan of the Mongol Empire (1251-1259)-, born in 1208
http://epicworldhistory.blogspot.fr/2012/10/mongke-khan-mongol-leader.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M%C3%B6ngke_Khan

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ACwMH6lMc3M

1872: China’s first batch of students depart for the United States
http://www.china.org.cn/top10/2011-12/24/content_24220658.htm

1947: During the civil war, communist offensive in Central China

1967: Birth of Collin Chou, Taiwanese actor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Collin_Chou

1981: Birth of Fiona Sit, Hong Kong singer and actress
http://yummycelebrities.com/2006/01/23/fiona-sit/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=97US5zpMiSQ

1989: Birth of Gui Gui, Taiwanese singer and actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gui_Gui

 

 

 

 

On 10 August in Chinese history, Hong Kong and Taiwan

ON 10 AUGUST IN CHINESE HISTORY,  HONG KONG AND TAIWAN

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Updated on August 10, 2019

1907: Birth of Su Yu, Chinese Communist military leader, who died on February 5, 1984
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Su_Yu
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/7741.html

1978: Birth of Claire Yiu, Hong Kong actress
http://wiki.d-addicts.com/Claire_Yiu
http://www.lovehkfilm.com/people/yiu_claire.htm

1996: The flag of the future Hong Kong Special Administration Region is approved
http://www.geographic.org/flags/new1/hong_kong_flags.html

2008: A series of bombing hits Xinjiang in China
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7551954.stm

2008: In Beijing, US president Bush urges China leaders to allow greater freedom of religion
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia-pacific/2008/08/200881075033636175.html

2011 : China’s first aircraft carrier begins sea trials A highly symbolic step in what is certain to be a years-long effort to create a carrier presence in the Pacific waters off its coast
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia-pacific/2011/08/201181051542923303.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-14470882

2018: UN says it has reports that China is holding 1 million Uygurs in ‘secret internment camps’
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-45147972
https://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2159258/un-cites-reports-china-holding-1-million-uygurs-secret

On 9 August in Chinese history, Hong Kong and Taiwan

1945-08 Russes Dalian

ON 9 AUGUST IN CHINESE HISTORY, HONG KONG AND TAIWAN

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Updated on August 9, 2019

1910: Death of Huo Yuanjia, Chinese martial artist, born on January 18, 1868
http://www.liuhopafa.com/shaolin.htm

1930: The Provisional Action Committee of the Kuomintang, predecessor of China Peasants and Workers’ Democratic Party is founded by Deng Yanda, a Kuomintang left-wing leader, in Shanghai http://wiki.china.org.cn/wiki/index.php/Chinese_Peasants_and_Workers_Democratic_Party
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deng_Yanda

1930-08-09 fondation of CPWDP

1936: Birth of Patrick Tse Yin, Hong Kong film director
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patrick_Tse_Yin
http://www.lovehkfilm.com/people/tse_patrick.htm

1945: Soviet Union launch its offensive againt Japan in Manchuria
http://ww2db.com/battle_spec.php?battle_id=167
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soviet_invasion_of_Manchuria

1945-08 Russes Dalian

1952: China adopts its law on national minorities

1972: Birth of A-Mei, Taiwanese pop singer
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A-mei

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=02AZDtUI6lg

1974: Birth of Stephen Fung, Hong Kong actor, director
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0298691/

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

2012: Beijing and Taipei sign new trade agreements. New deal provides greater legal protection and cuts custom red tape. Investors in China and Taiwan are promised equal, if not preferential, treatment. In Taiwan, people protest deal fearing mainland colonisation of the island
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Beijing-and-Taipei-sign-new-trade-agreements-25515.html

On 8 August in Chinese history, Hong Kong and Taiwan

ON 8 AUGUST IN CHINESE HISTORY, HONG KONG AND TAIWAN

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Updated on August 8, 2019

1945: The Soviet Union declares war on Japan and commences the Manchurian Strategic Offensive Operation
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manchurian_Strategic_Offensive_Operation
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/soviets-declare-war-on-japan-invade-manchuria
http://ww2db.com/battle_spec.php?battle_id=167

1945-08-08 Attaque russe

1961: Death of Mei Lanfang, Chinese opera performer, born on October 22, 1894
http://www.newsgd.com/culture/pic/200306240034.htm
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/7672.html

1969: Birth of Faye Wong, Chinese singer and actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Faye_Wong

1978: Opening of discussions in Hanoi between China and Vietnam on the situation of the Chinese origin Vietnamese in Vietnam

1986: Opening of the first Chinese stock exchange in Shanghai

1990: China and Indonesia restore diplomatic relations interrupted since October 1967

2007: Death of Ma Lik of colon cancer, Hong Kong pro-Beijing politician, born on February 23, 1952
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ma_Lik

2008: Opening of the Olympic Games in China
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia-pacific/2008/08/20088813811444442.html
http://boston.com/bigpicture/2008/08/2008_olympics_opening_ceremony.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RUy9OgRRXnw&feature=related

2010 China floods: A mudslide in Zhugqu County, Gansu, China, kills more than 1,400 people.

2011: Harvard scholar Lobsang Sangay replaces the Dalai Lama as political leader of Tibet’s government-in-exile after being sworn in as premier The Dalai Lama gives up his political role but remain Tibet’s spiritual leader
http://www.france24.com/en/20110808-dalai-lamas-political-successor-sworn-lobsang-sangay-prime-minister
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-14440846
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/A-solution-to-the-Tibetan-problem-touches-billions-of-people-in-Asia,-says-Lobsang-Sangay-22310.html