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On 23 October in Chinese history, Hong Kong and Taiwan

1978-10-23 Traité de paix

ON 23 OCTOBER IN CHINESE HISTORY, HONG KONG AND TAIWAN

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Updated on October 23, 2019

1905: Birth of Yen Chia-kan,who succeeded Chiang Kai-shek as President of the Republic of China upon Chiang’s death on April 5,  1975, up to May 20, 1978, and who died on December 24, 1993
http://english.president.gov.tw/Page/84
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yen_Chia-kan

1924: Feng Yuxiang launched the Beijing coup to overthrow Cao Kun government
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beijing_Coup
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Feng_Yuxiang

1924-10-23 Coup de Pékin

1924: Birth of Chi Hsin, Taiwan film director
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1881815/

1954: Birth of Ang Lee, Taiwanese film director
http://www.biography.com/people/ang-lee-9376807

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=irSY5l3BecU&feature=fvw

1958: After the visit of Foster Dulles (arrived on 20), Chiang Kai-shek officially renounces the use  of force for the reconquest of the Mainland

1966: Chinese president Liu Shaoqi makes his first self-criticism
http://chineseposters.net/themes/liushaoqi.php
https://books.google.fr/books?id=fYxPkWTVQoIC&redir_esc=y

1966-10-23 liu shaoqi autocritique

1978: China (Deng Xiaoping) and Japan (Takeo Fukada) exchange treaty ratification documents in  Tokyo, formally ending 40 years of hostility
http://www.fmprc.gov.cn/mfa_eng/ziliao_665539/3602_665543/3604_665547/t18012.shtml 
https://jijiphoto.photoshelter.com/gallery-image/All/G0000MmXEZAYWX6I/I0000.o5iy1UUark

1978-10-23 Traité de paix

1992: Emperor Akihito becomes the first emperor of Japan to stand on Chinese soil
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/akihito-deplores-japanese-atrocities-china-remembers-the-horrors-of-invasion-but-time-heals-much-writes-raymond-whitaker-in-peking-1559194.html
http://articles.latimes.com/1992-10-29/news/mn-939_1_imperial-couple

2003: In New York, death of Soong Mei-ling, widow of Chiang Kai-sheik, at 105 years old
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/mme-chiang-kai-shek-dead-at-106/
http://www.theguardian.com/news/2003/oct/25/guardianobituaries.china

2008: Hu Jia, one of China’s most prominent human rights activists, wins the European Parliament’s prestigious Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7686026.stm

2013: China and India sign a deal aimed at soothing tension on their contested border, as the two countries try to break a decades-old stalemate on overlapping claims to remote stretches of the Himalayas.
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2013/10/china-india-reach-border-defence-pact-2013102363258699437.html

China opens world’s longest sea bridge from Hong Kong to mainland
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-45937924
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-10-23/china-worlds-longest-sea-bridge-hong-kong-macau/10420468
https://www.chinadailyasia.com/articles/132/91/58/1540257442385.html?newsId=51455

On 22 October in Chinese history, Hong Kong and Taiwan

ON 22 OCTOBER IN CHINESE HISTORY, HONG KONG AND TAIWAN

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Updated on October 22, 2019

1633: In the Battle of Liaoluo Bay, the Ming dynasty defeats the Dutch East India Company
http://www.catchthispilum.com/october-22nd-1633-the-battle-of-liaoluo-bay/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Liaoluo_Bay

1633-10-22 battle of liaoluo bay

1894: Birth of Mei Lanfang, Chinese opera performer, who died on August 8, 1961
http://www.newsgd.com/culture/pic/200306240034.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forever_Enthralled


http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x7hc4q_regrets-eternels-sheng-si-hen-de-fe_shortfilms

1928: As Chiang Kai-shek is engaged in fighting the communists, China, expels all Russian instructors & civil servants

1985: Death of Chinese general Xu Shiyou, born in 1905
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xu_Shiyou
http://articles.chicagotribune.com/1985-10-24/news/8503120957_1_martial-arts-commanded-communist-party
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/10147.html

1986: Death of Ye Jianying, Chinese general and politician
http://wiki.china.org.cn/wiki/index.php/Ye_Jianying
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/10149.html

1999: China ends its first-ever human rights conference in which it defied western definitions of civil liberties

 

On 21 October in Chinese history, Hong Kong and Taiwan

ON 21 OCTOBER IN CHINESE HISTORY, HONG KONG AND TAIWAN

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Updated on October 21, 2019

1328: Birth of Zhu Yuanzhang (Hongwu) Founder of the Ming Dynasty (1368-1398) who died on June 24, 1398
http://www.mingtombs.eu/emp/01hongwu/hongwu.html
http://www.chinahighlights.com/travelguide/china-history/zhu-yuanzhang.htm

1727: Sino-Russian accord of Kyakhta to correct boundaries
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Treaty_of_Kyakhta_(1727)

1895: Japanese forces invading Taiwan take Tainan, capital of the short-lived Republic of Formosa
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capitulation_of_Tainan_(1895)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Republic_of_Formosa
http://cta.yam.org.tw/cta31.htm
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/10033.html

1938: The Japanese troops take Canton (Guangzhou), in China
http://www.bunton.id.au/china40y/chap5.html
http://www.criticalpast.com/video/65675025102_Canton-Battle_gun_attack
http://www.criticalpast.com/video/65675025105_Canton-Capture_soldiers_march

1938-10-21 Canton burning

1959: The United Nations General Assembly adopts the resolution 1353-XIV in which it expresses its deep concern for the situation in Tibet
https://www.tibetpolicy.eu/un-general-assembly-resolution-1353-xiv-of-1959-new-york/
http://www.archieve.claudearpi.net/maintenance/uploaded_pics/1959UNGeneralAssemblyResolution.pdf

1970: Birth of Louis Koo, Hong Kong actor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louis_Koo
http://www.lovehkfilm.com/people/koo_louis.htm

1972: Bilateral negotiations between China and Soviet Union resume at Moscow[

1987: Death of Republic of China general Ho Ying-chin
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/He_Yingqin
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/9933.html

2007: End of the XVIIth Chinese communist Party congress
http://english.cpc.people.com.cn/206972/206981/8188387.html
http://fas.org/sgp/crs/row/RS22767.pdf
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/17th_National_Congress_of_the_Communist_Party_of_China

2007 XVIIe congrès

On 20 October in Chinese history, Hong Kong and Taiwan

1935 MaoTseTung-LongMarch

ON 20 OCTOBER IN CHINESE HISTORY, HONG KONG AND TAIWAN

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Updated on October 20, 2019

1603: Chinese uprising in Philippines fails after 23,000 killed
http://homepage.ntu.edu.tw/~borao/2Profesores/massacre.pdf

1910: Birth of Chen Liting, Chinese director and playwright who died on August 27, 2013
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chen_Liting

1928: Birth of Li Peng, Chinese prime minister (1987-1998), nicknamed “the butcher of Tian’anmen”
http://biography.yourdictionary.com/li-peng
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Li_Peng

Li Peng 4X5

1935: In China, end of the Long March. Mao Zedong arrives to Yenan
http://www.history.com/topics/long-march
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/maos-long-march-concludes1935 MaoTseTung-LongMarch

1945: In a plebiscite reportedly unanimous, Outer Mongolia declared its independence, later accepted by China
https://books.google.fr/books?id=xT9ZCAAAQBAJ&pg=PA1906&lpg=PA1906&dq=1945+Outer+Mongolia+declared+its+independence&source=bl&ots=qXEvptZj3i&sig=pJysSVa-jmIBJP_FAFa38pBLTE0&hl=fr&sa=X&ved=0CD8Q6AEwBGoVChMImo6Rp_POyAIVgn4aCh13BwDm#v=onepage&q=1945%20Outer%20Mongolia%20declared%20its%20independence&f=false

1949: Official end of the Second Eastern Turkestan Republic existing in three districts of Xinjiang since November 12, 1944
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Second_East_Turkestan_Republic

1962: China launches an offensive again India positions in NEFA and Laddakh up to November 22
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sino-Indian_War

1962: Birth of Dave Wong, Hong Kong/Taiwanese singer-songwriter
http://www.lovehkfilm.com/people/wong_dave.htm

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

1967: Birth of Marco Ngai, Hong Kong actor
http://wiki.d-addicts.com/Marco_Ngai

1969: The Sino-Soviet border negotiations resume in Beijing

1971: Second secret trip of Henry Kissinger to Beijing (up to 26)

1973: Dalai Lama makes first UK visit
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/october/20/newsid_2489000/2489855.stm

1995: Birth of Zhenwei Wang, Chinese actor and martial artist
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zhenwei_Wang

2013: Hong Kong Television Network: Protest over licence ruling. Thousands of people have taken to the streets of Hong Kong to protest against what they see as a lack of government transparency and accountability.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-24600971 

On 19 October in Chinese history, Hong Kong and Taiwan

2010-10 Apec

ON 19 OCTOBER IN CHINESE HISTORY, HONG KONG AND TAIWAN

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Updated on October 19, 2019

1936: Death of Lu Xun, Chinese leftist writer, born on September 25, 1881
http://www.marxists.org/archive/lu-xun/index.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lu_Xun
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/10068.html

lu-xun

1943: Local Chinese and native Suluks rise up against the Japanese occupation of North Borneo. The revolt, staged in the capital, Jesselton, resulted in the deaths of 40 Japanese soldiers

1950: The military of the People’s Republic of China take control of the town and the province of Chamdo, in eastern Tibet after the surrender of Tibetan leader Ngaboi Ngawang Jigme, governor of Chamdo
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Invasion_of_Tibet_(1950)
http://www.columbia.edu/cu/lweb/indiv/area/tibet-potomac/historical/taklha.html

1950: After the Chinese leadership finally settled the issue of armed intervention, the People’s Republic of China joins the Korean War starting to send thousands of troops across the Yalu river to fight United Nations forces
http://www3.nccu.edu.tw/~lorenzo/Hao%20Chinas%20Decision.pdf
 http://english.people.com.cn/english/200010/26/eng20001026_53608.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FIGwTqFicZk&feature=relmfu

2001: Death of renowned Chinese conductor Li Delun, born in 1917
http://www.bach-cantatas.com/Bio/Delun-Li.htm
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Li_Delun

li-delun

2001: In Shanghai, opening of the summit of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC). First meeting of Jiang Zemin and George Bush. The 20 heads of state or of government solemnly condemn the international terrorism
http://www.china.org.cn/english/12585.htm
https://apec.org/Meeting-Papers/Leaders-Declarations/2001/2001_aelm
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/10032.html

2010-10 Apec

2010: Beijing makes a new appeal for the return of relics looted by British and French troops from the Old Summer Palace in Beijing 150 years ago
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-11576576

2011: Hong kong Card. Zen on hunger strike for freedom of education in schools
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Card.-Zen-on-hunger-strike-for-freedom-of-education-in-schools-22950.html

 

On 18 October in Chinese history, Hong Kong and Taiwan

1860-10-18 Palais d'ete après

ON 18 OCTOBER IN CHINESE HISTORY, HONG KONG AND TAIWAN

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Updated on October 18, 2019

325: Death of Jin Mingdi, Chinese emperor of the Jin Dynasty, born in 299
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Ming_of_Jin

1130: Birth of Zhu Xi, Chinese philosopher who died on April 23, 1200
http://www.iep.utm.edu/zhu-xi/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zhu_Xi

1735: Death of Yongzheng, 4th Qing emperor (1722-1735). Qianlong becomes the new emperor
https://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Yongzheng_Emperor

1860: Convention of Beijing putting an end to the Second Opium war. The western forces loot and burn the Imperial Summer Palaces of Qingyi yuan and Yuanming yuan
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Convention_of_Peking
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/pekings-summer-palace-destroyed

1860-10-18 Palais d'ete avant

1860-10-18 Palais d'ete après

1974: Birth of Candy Lo, Hong Kong singer-songwriter and actress
http://wiki.d-addicts.com/Candy_Lo

1976: Birth of Zhou Xun, Chinese actress and singer
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0955782/bio
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zhou_Xun


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a86nCI4uL7Q

2002: Death of Roman Tam, Hong Kong singer, born on February 16, 1950
http://www.hkcinemagic.com/en/people.asp?id=990

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

2008: Death of Xie Jin, Chinese film director, born on November 21, 1923
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xie_Jin
http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2008/oct/20/china-xie-jin-film

Xie Jin 2

2010: China’s Vice-President Xi Jinping is named vice-chairman of the powerful Central Military Commission, in a move widely seen as a boost to his likely succession of President Hu Jintao
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/shared/spl/hi/in_depth/china_politics/leadership/html/6.stm
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-11569053

2013: Japanese cabinet minister Shindo visits shrine to war dead. The visit comes a day after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe made his third ritual offering to the shrine since returning to office in December. Abe has not visited the shrine in person to avoid further straining ties with China and South Korea.
http://www.euronews.com/2013/10/18/controversial-visit-to-shrine-of-japanese-war-dead-sparks-tension-with-china/
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/world/2013-10/18/content_17041783.htm

2017: Xi Jinping delivers his report to CPC 19th congress, stressing socialism with Chinese characteristics in new era
http://www.ecns.cn/2017/10-18/277457.shtml
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2115858/key-points-xis-speech-chinas-communist-party-congress
http://live.china.org.cn/2017/10/17/opening-ceremony-of-the-19th-cpc-national-congress/

 

On 17 October in Chinese history, Hong Kong and Taiwan

1950-10-17 Chute Chambo

ON 17 OCTOBER IN CHINESE HISTORY, HONG KONG AND TAIWAN

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Updated on October 17, 2019

1862: The Qing government adopts the Huanglong flag as the national flag in its first version (will become rectangular in 1889)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flag_of_the_Qing_dynasty

1862-10-17 first Qing flag

1919: Birth of Zhao Ziyang, reformist premier of China (1980-1987) then General Secretary of the CCP (1987-1989), ousted because he was opposed to the repression of the Tiananmen Square students movement
https://www.thefamouspeople.com/profiles/zhao-ziyang-8911.php

1950: Local leader Ngapo Ngawang Jigme accepts the capitulation of Chambo, one of the three parts of Tibet, to China
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Chamdo
http://historicaldocs.blogspot.fr/2012/05/road-map-of-entering-tibet-1950-1951-he.html
http://historicaldocs.blogspot.fr/2013/03/the-fall-of-chamdo-tibetan-account.html

1950-10-17 Chute Chambo

1967: Death of Puyi the last Chinese emperor, born on February 7, 1906
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Puyi
http://asianhistory.about.com/od/modernchina/fl/Puyi.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Last_Emperor
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/10024.html

Puyi et Li shuyi 1960

1974: Birth of Dhondup Wangchen, Tibetan director and producer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dhondup_Wangchen
http://freetibetanheroes.org/hero-profiles/dhondup-wangchen/

 

http://vimeo.com/50220285#

2003: Taipei 101 become the World’s tallest highrise building at 1,671 feet after the pinnacle is fitted on the roof
http://skyscraperpage.com/cities/?buildingID=18
http://focustaiwan.tw/news/asoc/201510140021.aspx

2005: Death of Ba Jin, famous Chinese writer
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/4351760.stm

ba-jin-3

2007: The Dalai Lama receives the United States Congressional Gold Medal
http://www.dalailama.com/messages/acceptance-speeches/congressional-gold-medal

2014: China and Vietnam agree to “address and control” maritime disputes, Chinese state media said, as differences over the potentially energy-rich South China Sea have spoiled relations between the two countries and other neighbours
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1618397/china-vietnam-pledge-address-and-control-maritime-disputes

 

On 16 October in Chinese history, Hong Kong and Taiwan

ON 16 OCTOBER IN CHINESE HISTORY HONG KONG AND TAIWAN

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Updated on October 16, 2019

690: Empress Wu Zetian takes the power ousting the Tang Dynasty and establishing the Second Zhou Dynasty (until March 3, 705)
http://www.womeninworldhistory.com/heroine6.html
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/9975.html

1900: Great Britain and Germany sign the Anglo-German Treaty, in which they agree to maintain the territorial integrity of China and support the ‘open door’ policy called for by US secretary of State. France and Russia will adhere few days later
http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/14355598

1934: Start of the Chinese Communist Party one year and four days Long March

1934-longue-marche
http://asianhistory.about.com/od/asianhistoryfaqs/f/longmarch.htm
https://randyroberts.wordpress.com/2008/10/16/on-this-day-10-16-2008-the-long-march/
http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/long_march_1934_to_1935.htm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-QRcQXX_Ck

1964: PRC detonates its first nuclear weapon


https://www.ctbto.org/specials/testing-times/16-october-1964-first-chinese-nuclear-test
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/china-joins-a-bomb-club  
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/9993.html

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

1979: Chinese dissident Wei Jingsheng, arrested in late March, is sentenced to fifteen years in prison
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wei_Jingsheng

 

1982: Birth of Vincy Chan, Hong Kong singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vincy_Chan
http://www.hkcinemagic.com/en/people.asp?id=13849

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ND6tULFc_oE&feature=related

 2010: Demonstrations are held in China and Japan about islands claimed by both countries in the East China Sea
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-11558882

2010-10-17 Diayutai

 

On 15 October in Chinese history, Hong Kong and Taiwan

ON 15 OCTOBER IN CHINESE HISTORY, HONG KONG AND TAIWAN

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Updated on October 15, 2019

1265: Birth of Temür Khan, Emperor Chengzong of Yuan -China who died on February 10, 1307
http://madmonarchist.blogspot.fr/2010/01/monarch-profile-temur-khan.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tem%C3%BCr_Khan,_Emperor_Chengzong_of_Yuan

1904: The Russian Baltic Fleet leaves Reval, Estonia for Port Arthur (Lushun) in China during the Russo-Japanese War
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russo-Japanese_War

1913: Birth of Xi Zhongxun, Chinese reformist leader, father of president Xi Jinping, who died on May 24, 2002
http://chinese-leaders.org/xi-zhongxun/
https://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/dreams-from-xi-jinpings-father

xi-zhongxun

1916: Birth of Admiral Liu Huaqing, father of the modernization of the Chinese PLA Navy
http://cimsec.org/father-modern-chinese-navy-liu-huaqing/13291
http://www.franzbleeker.de/liuhuaqing.html

Liu Huaqing 2

1934: The Soviet Republic of China collapses when Chiang Kai-shek’s National Revolutionary Army successfully encircle Ruijin, forcing the fleeing Communists to begin the Long March the following day
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fifth_Encirclement_Campaign

1934: Birth of Wang Meng, Chinese writer and Minister of Culture (1986-1989)
http://factsanddetails.com/china/cat7/sub39/item1695.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wang_Meng_(author)

wang-meng

1941: Birth of Li Tung, Taiwanese actor
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0437619/
http://www.hkcinemagic.com/fr/people.asp?id=7179

1948: China’s Red army occupied Jinzhou (Manchuria)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Jinzhou

1948-10-15 Final Attack on Jinzhou

1983: Birth of Stephy Tang, Hong Kong singer and actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephy_Tang

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GP21cNi2czo

2003: China launches Shenzhou 5, its first manned space mission, with Yang Liwei as its first astronaut, becoming the third country to send a person into orbit
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/3192330.stm
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/3192844.stm

http://il.youtube.com/watch?v=VYjlzPSF0rU&feature=related

2004: The last border small problems between China and Russia are solved

2007: Opening of the XVIIth Congress of the Chinese Communist Party. Hu Jintao makes opening to Taiwan

http://il.youtube.com/watch?v=yhVC-Otq6T4&feature=related

2009: In China, six, including one Han, are sentenced to death over clashes in Xinjiang in July, increasing to 12 the number of death sentences
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/8308169.stm
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia-pacific/2009/10/2009101545858797808.html

2009: China’s Premier Wen Jiabao said that China intends to strengthen its cooperation with Iran, an indication Beijing would oppose growing calls in the West for additional sanctions against the Islamic regime for its nuclear program.

 

On 14 October in Chinese history, Hong Kong and Taiwan

ON 14 OCTOBER IN CHINESE HISTORY, HONG KONG AND TAIWAN

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Updated on October 14, 2019

1901: Birth of San Yu (Chang Yu), Chinese painter who will die on August 12, 1966
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sanyu_(painter)
https://www.google.fr/search?q=San+Yu+(Chang+Yu)&biw=1255&bih=550&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiFhoTBxdjPAhWIyRQKHZ2iALQQ_AUIBygC&dpr=1.53

1949: Chinese Red Army occupies Guangzhou (Canton)

1952: During the Korean War, United Nations and South Korean forces launch Operation Showdown against Chinese strongholds at the Iron Triangle. The resulting Battle of Triangle Hill was the biggest and bloodiest battle of 1952


https://erenow.com/ww/korea-traces-of-a-forgotten-war/6.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Showdown
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/9841.html

1982: Birth of Angela An, Chinese singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/An_Youqi

2001: Death of general Zhang Xueliang, ruler of Manchuria, who forced Chiang Kai-shek to ally with the Communist for fighting the Japanese, born on June 3, 1901
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/9918.html

2008: In China, eight Buddhist monks convicted of bombing a government building in Tibet during an anti-government uprising in March have been sentenced to prison, two of them for life