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On 11 December in Chinese history, Hong Kong and Taiwan

ON 11 DECEMBER IN CHINESE HISTORY, HONG KONG AND TAIWAN

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Updated on December 11, 2018

1241: Death of Ogedei Khan, Emperor of the Mongol Empire since 1229, born in 1186
http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/%C3%96gedei_Khan

1754: Death of Qing Dynasty Scholar and writer Wu Jingzi
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wu_Jingzi
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/11598.html

1911: Birth of Qian Xuesen, father of the Chinese nuclear bomb, who died on October 31, 2009
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qian_Xuesen
http://www.armscontrolwonk.com/2520/qian-xuesen-1911-2009
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/11393.html

1915: Yuan shikai « accepts » to become new Chinese emperor
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/yuan-shih-kai-accepts-chinese-throne
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/11606.html
http://www.gwpda.org/bio/xyz/yuansh.html

1927: Communist militia, under Ye Ting command, take control of  Guangzhou (Canton) and announce the formation of Guangzhou Soviet. The city  will be retake by warlords three days later
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guangzhou_Uprising
http://www.iias.nl/iiasn/19/regions/ea1.html

1927-12-11 Guangzhou upring

1929: Deng Xiaoping leads the Baise Uprising (百色起义, Baise Qiyi) in Guangxi Province against the Guomindang government.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baise_Uprising

Deng Xiaoping 1929

1950: In Korea, end of the Battle of Chosin Reservoir, won by the  Chinese on Americans


http://militaryhistory.about.com/od/battleswars1900s/p/chosin.htm
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Chosin_Reservoir
http://www.koreanwar-educator.org/topics/chosin/

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

1966: Birth of Leon Lai (Li Ming) an Hong Kong singer  and actor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leon_Lai

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4F7iitJxByo

1994: Death of Yao Yilin, Vice PM of China (1983-1993), born on September 6, 1917
http://www.nytimes.com/1994/12/13/obituaries/yao-yilin-a-hard-liner-is-dead-at-77.html
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/obituary-yao-yilin-1387366.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yao_Yilin

Yao Yilin

1996: Tung Chee-hwa is elected the first Chief Executive of the Hong Kong SAR. He will take his charge on July 1, 1997
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hong_Kong_Chief_Executive_election,_1996

Tung Chee Hwa 3

2001: China becomes officially a member of World Trade Organization
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/1702241.stm

2004: Legislative elections in Taiwan. Defeat of the pan-green coalition  supporting president Chen Shui-bian which gets 101 seats while the KMT and its  allies (pan-blue coalition) get 114 seats

2009: Liu Xiaobo, one of China’s best-known dissidents  and a principal author of a pro-democracy manifesto that has attracted more  than 10,000 signatures from Chinese supporters, is indicted on charges of trying  to subvert the state
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/12/12/world/asia/12china.html?_r=1&ref=asia

2012: China bishop Thaddeus Ma Daqin stripped of title after he announced his split from the Chinese Patriotic Catholic Association (CPCA) during his own ordination as auxiliary bishop of Shanghai which had been approved by Pope Benedict XVI in July
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2012/12/2012121284751566792.html
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Abp.-Savio-Hon:-dismissal-of-Shanghai-bishop-an-abuse”.-Churches-of-the-world-pray-for-him-26607.html

2013: China has put Zhou Yongkang, one of the most powerful politicians of the last decade, under virtual house arrest while the ruling Communist Party investigates accusations of corruption against him
http://www.voanews.com/content/reu-china-puts-former-security-chief-under-house-arrest/1807918.html

On 10 December in Chinese history, Hong Kong and Taiwan

1979-12-10-kaohsiung-incident

ON 10 DECEMBER IN CHINESE HISTORY, HONG KONG AND TAIWAN

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220: Cao Pi becomes emperor succeeding Emperor Xian and founder of the Wei dynasty
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cao_Pi
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Xian_of_Han http://www.chinaknowledge.de/History/Division/personsweiwendi.html

Cao Pi

553: Birth of Houzhu, emperor of the Chen dynasty, who died in 604
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chen_Shubao

1941: Chinese army began to fight against the Japanese in Burma
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/11433.html

1949: The People’s Liberation Army begins its siege of Chengdu, the last Nationalist-held big city. Chiang Kai-shek Leaves for Taipei.

1968: Death in jail of Tian Han (victim of the Cultural Revolution), playright and poet, author of the national anthem, born on March 12, 1898
http://thechinabeat.blogspot.fr/2008/07/from-lovers-to-volunteers-tian-han-and.html
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/11405.html

1979: Kaohsiung Incident. Taiwanese pro-democracy demonstrations are suppressed and organizers are arrested
http://www.taiwandc.org/hst-1979.htm
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kaohsiung_Incident
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/11408.html

1979-12-10-kaohsiung-incident

2006: In Hong Kong, for the first time, the democrats, with 114 delegates, can have a candidate  among  the 800 personalities who will elect the next Chief Executive

2008: In China, publication of the Charter 08, a democratic platform, with Liu Xiaobo as one of the leaders
http://foreignpolicy.com/2010/10/08/charter-08/
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-pacific-11955763

2010: The Nobel Committee has bestowed its Peace Prize to Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo, who is serving an 11-year prison sentence for « inciting subversion of state power. » Beijing furious reaction
http://edition.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/europe/12/10/norway.nobel.prize/index.html
https://www.nobelprize.org/prizes/peace/2010/xiaobo/facts/

China ‘blocks’ Mongolia border after Dalai Lama visit
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2016/12/china-blocks-mongolia-border-dalai-lama-visit-161210060313417.html

 

On 9 December in Chinese history, Hong Kong and Taiwan

ON 9 DECEMBER IN CHINESE HISTORY, HONG KONG AND TAIWAN

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Updated on December 9, 2018

1447: Birth of China emperor Chenghua (1464-1487) who died in September 1487
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chenghua_Emperor
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/11530.html

1931: Chinese province of Rehe (Jehol) is attacked by the Japanese

1935: December 9th Movement, mass protest led by students in Beiping (present-day Beijing) that demands the Kuomintang government to actively resist potential Japanese aggression
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/December_9th_movement
http://www.ebeijing.gov.cn/feature_2/Century_Beijing/Events_of_Beijing/Before_1949/t918881.htm

1935-12-09-movement

1937: Japanese forces, under the command of Lt General Asaka Yasuhiko starts assault on the Chinese city of Nanjing
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Nanjing
http://www.criticalpast.com/video/65675025184_Battle-of-Nanking_gunboat_USS-Panay

1941: The Republic of China officially declares war against Japan and also to Germany and Italy

1949: Burma recognized the People’s Republic of China

1997: China and the United States Department of Defense officials hold the first formal consultations
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/11558.html

2010: A girl, named only as an ‘angel of peace’ holds the first Confucius peace prize trophy after receiving it for the recipient, Lien Chan, at a confusing ceremony in Beijing
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/dec/09/confucius-prize-china-winner
http://edition.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/asiapcf/12/09/china.confucius.peace/index.html

2010: An illegitimate bishop, Joseph Ma Yinglin, 45, is elected president of the Bishops’ Conference of the Catholic Church in China (BCCCC) while a Vatican-approved bishop, Johan Fang Xingyao,  becomes  head of the Chinese Catholic Patriotic Association (CCPA)
http://www.speroforum.com/a/44791/China-new-leader-for-church-not-approved-by-Vatican#.UqR8r8vLTIU

2014: One of the China’s longest-serving political prisoners, the ethnic Mongol dissident Hada, who spent much of the last two decades behind bars, has been freed, a family member said
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1659192/mongol-dissident-hada-freed-poor-health-family-says

 

On 8 December in Chinese history, Hong Kong and Taiwan

ON 8 DECEMBER IN CHINESE HISTORY, HONG KONG AND TAIWAN

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Updated on December 8, 2018

395: Later Yan is defeated by its former vassal Northern Wei at the Battle of Canhe Slope
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Canhe_Slope

757: Chinese famous poet Du Fu returns to Chang’an as a member of Emperor Xuanzong’s court, after having escaped the city during the An Lushan Rebellion
http://totallyhistory.com/du-fu/
https://books.google.fr/books?id=R0l6NFOJu1IC&pg=PA29&lpg=PA29&dq=Du+Fu+returns+to+Chang’an&source=bl&ots=IgZfSjgy3e&sig=LybW2eUM6ag-rIJW_UzQuyr5OSY&hl=fr&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwj6tvGv2vjXAhUD_qQKHT0KDUMQ6AEISTAE#v=onepage&q=Du%20Fu%20returns%20to%20Chang’an&f=false
http://asianhistory.about.com/od/ancientchina/f/What-Was-The-An-Lushan-Rebellion.htm

1900: Birth of Sun Li-jen, Chinese general, who died on November 19, 1990
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sun_Li-jen

1910: Birth of Bian Zhilin, Chinese poet who died on December 2, 2000
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bian_Zhilin

Bian Zhilin

1941: The Japanese start to invade Hong Kong, Malaya and the Dutch East Indies. They also invade the portions of Shanghai administered by European powers

1941: After Japanese start attack on Hong Kong, UK declares war to Japan
http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/hong_kong_fall.htm
http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/ww2peopleswar/timeline/factfiles/nonflash/a1122355.shtml

1949: Chiang Kai-shek moves the capital of the Republic of China from Nanjing to Taipei
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/chinese-nationalists-move-capital-to-taiwan

1950: Because the Chinese attack in Korea, U.S. Commerce Department announces a total trade embargo on China. It will remain in place for 21 years

1965: Birth of Carina Lau, Hong Kong actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carina_Lau
http://www.brns.com/pages/carinapc.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R5s1IyjlEvQ

1979: Birth of Raymond Lam, Hong Kong Actor and Singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raymond_Lam
http://raymondlam.org/

1994: Fire in a cinema in Karamay, China, 310 killed
http://www.nytimes.com/1994/12/10/world/china-orders-safety-study-after-fire-kills-300.html
http://www.farwestchina.com/2012/01/xinjiang-documentary-on-the-karamay-fire.html

1995: Gyaincain Norbu, picked by the Chinese government in November as the 11th Panchen Lama is enthroned
http://www.wikiwand.com/en/Gyaincain_Norbu
https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/the-boys-who-would-be-lama-1305970.html

Panchen Lama 11 officiel

2003: Taking advantage of a visit of PRC Prime Minister Wen Jiabao, Washington asks Taiwan to renounce to the use of referendum on topics which could encourage separatist movement

2010: Adm. Mike Mullen, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, sharply criticizes Beijing for not condemning North Korea’s artillery barrage against a South Korean island two weeks ago
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/09/world/asia/09korea.html?ref=asia

2013: Cantonese opera singer Hung Sin-nui dies at age of 88, born in December 27, 1924
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1376747/cantonese-opera-singer-hung-sin-nui-dies-age-88
http://www.lifeofguangzhou.com/node_981/node_989/node_997/node_1007/2013/12/11/1386733758147198.shtml

2014: China’s foreign ministry rebuks the US Congress after legislators passed a bill allowing the sale of second-hand warships to Taiwan, the self-ruled island which Beijing claims as a renegade province

On 7 December in Chinese history, Hong Kong and Taiwan

ON 7 DECEMBER IN CHINESE HISTORY, HONG KONG AND TAIWAN

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Updated on December 7, 2018

1798: Death of-Qing Dynasty poet Yuan Mei, born in 1716
http://poetrychina.net/wp/poets/yuan_mei
http://www.poetry-chaikhana.com/Poets/M/MeiYuan/index.html
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/11477.html

Yuan Mei

1896: Birth of Yu Dafu a modern Chinese short story writer and poet, who died on September 17, 1945
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yu_Dafu
http://www.cctv.com/lm/176/71/88858.html

1949: The Chinese communist troops reach the borders of Indochina

1949: Chiang proclaims Taipei, Taiwan, the temporary capital of the Republic of China.

2001: Surprising resignation of Xu Kuangdi, the popular mayor of Shanghai
http://edition.cnn.com/2001/BUSINESS/asia/12/10/china.shanghai/index.html

2012: This year’s Nobel Prize in literature winner, Mo Yan, who has been criticized for his membership in China’s Communist Party and reluctance to speak out against the country’s government, defends censorship as something as necessary as airport security checks.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/9728801/Nobel-Prize-winning-author-Mo-Yan-says-censorship-is-necessary.html

2014: China slams the Philippines for challenging its territorial claims over the South China Sea through international arbitration, refusing to back down just a week before a deadline to respond in the case
http://en.people.cn/n/2014/1207/c90883-8819170.html

 

On 6 December in Chinese history, Hong Kong and Taiwan

ON 6 DECEMBER IN CHINESE HISTORY, HONG KONG AND TAIWAN

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Updated on December 6, 2018

1240: Kiev (Russia) under Danylo of Halych and Voivode Dmytro falls to the Mongols under Batu Khan
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siege_of_Kiev_(1240)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Batu_Khan

Batu Khan

1912: The new Republic of China votes for universal human rights

1963: The Communist Party of Soviet Union launches a new call for a «truce in the opened polemic » with China Communist Party

1967: Birth of Hacken Lee, Hong Kong singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hacken_Lee

 

1971: Birth of Huang Lei, Chinese actor
http://www.hkcinemagic.com/fr/people.asp?id=4687

2008: French President Nicolas Sarkozy meets the Dalai Lama at a gathering of Nobel Peace Prize laureates in the Polish city of Gdansk, shrugging off Chinese anger
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/3629865/Defiant-Nicolas-Sarkozy-meets-Dalai-Lama-despite-Chinas-trade-threat.html
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/7769123.stm

2009: Taiwan’s pro-independence opposition has receives a boost in local elections, holding on to all three of its magistracies and winning back one from the ruling party
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia-pacific/2009/12/200912642214102652.html

2015: Death of Ko Chun-hsiung, Taiwanese actor, director, and politician, born on January 15, 1945
http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/front/archives/2015/12/08/2003634284
http://www.straitstimes.com/lifestyle/entertainment/ko-chun-hsiung-a-leading-man-of-the-1970s

2015: Death of Liu Juying, Chinese general and politician, born on March 31, 1917
https://english.hrbeu.edu.cn/2015/1216/c5678a169444/page.htm

 

On 5 December in Chinese history, Hong Kong and Taiwan

ON 5 DECEMBER IN CHINESE HISTORY, HONG KONG AND TAIWAN

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Updated on December 5, 2018

852: Birth of Zhu Wen, Chinese emperor of the Later Liang Dynasty who died on July 18, 912
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zhu_Wen

1377: Birth of Jianwen, Ming dynasty Chinese emperor in 1398 and who died in a fire following a coup on July 13, 1402
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jianwen_Emperor

1408: Emir Edigu of Golden Horde reaches Moscow
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edigu
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden_Horde

1838: Birth of Chinese educator Wu Xun who died on April 23, 1896
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wu_Xun
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/11328.html

1907: Birth of Marshal Lin Biao, the heir of Mao Zedong after helping him to retake the power during the Cultural Revolution but who mysteriously died in an air crash in 1971
http://edition.cnn.com/SPECIALS/1999/china.50/inside.china/profiles/lin.biao/
http://chineseposters.net/themes/linbiao.php 

1930: Birth of Zhang Zhixin, a Chinese dissident who was gang raped then executed on 4 April 1975
http://www.china.org.cn/china/60th_anniversary_people/2009-09/17/content_18547110.htm http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zhang_Zhixin

1937: Following the fall of Shanghai, a puppet “Dadao Municipal Governement” is established (up to May 3, 1938)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dadao_government_(Shanghai_1937%E2%80%931940)


1950: The Communists with Chinese help re-occupy Pyongyang, sweeping into South Korea and recapturing Seoul
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/december/5/newsid_3231000/3231381.stm

1950: Thirteen Asian governments ask Beijing to limit its intervention in Korea

1979: Birth of Evonne Hsu Hui Xin, Chinese-American actress
http://yummycelebrities.com/2006/04/13/evonne-hsu/

1981: Birth of Leila Tong Ning, Hong Kong actress
http://yummycelebrities.com/2006/07/01/leila-tong-ning/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leila_Tong

1986: Death of Sir Edward Youde, governor of Hong kong from May 1982 to December 1986
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_Youde

2005: Death of Liu Binyan, a Chinese journalist and political dissident, born on January 15, 1925
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/12/05/AR2005120502068.html
http://www.hrichina.org/sites/default/files/PDFs/CRF.1.2006/CRF-2006-1_Exile.pdf

 

On 4 December in Chinese history, Hong Kong and Taiwan

On 4 DECEMBER IN CHINESE HISTORY, HONG KONG AND TAIWAN

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Updated on December 4, 2018

1892: Birth of Liu Bocheng, Chinese Communist military  commander and Marshal of the People’s Liberation Army, who died on October 7, 1986
http://www.paulnoll.com/China/Long-March/Long-March-Liu-Bocheng.html

1894: Birth of T.V. Soong, Chinese banker,  brother-in-law of Chiang Kai-shek, who died on 24 April 1971
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/T._V._Soong

1895: Birth of Fung Yu-lan (Feng Youlan), Chinese  philosopher who died in 1990
http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Feng_Youlan
http://users.ox.ac.uk/~worc0337/authors/feng.youlan.html

1918: Birth of Gong Qiuxia, Chinese actress who died  in September 2004
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gong_Qiuxia

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7mX1KUP5OF0

1939: Death of Chinese powerful warlord Wu Peifu, born on April 22, 1974
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wu_Peifu
http://www.encyclopedia.com/topic/Wu_Peifu.aspx
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/11400.html

1946: Birth of Cheng Pei-pei, Chinese actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cheng_Pei-pei
http://www.hkcinemagic.com/en/gallery.asp?fid=&pid=300&type=0&id=13295

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x-R74vHffRo&feature=related

1948: Ship Kiangya transporting Chinese civil war refugees hits mine in Whangpoo River, China, sinks killing 2,750 die
http://world.time.com/2012/01/20/unsafe-at-sea-asias-history-of-deadly-ferry-disasters/slide/ss-kiangya-china-1948/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xs5qWLRC8h0

1950: During the Korea War, Pyongyang is retaken by communist forces

1951: Birth of Chang Yi, Chinese film director and  scripwriter
http://www.hkcinemagic.com/en/people.asp?id=636


1966: Former mayor of Beijing, Peng Zhen, is arrested by Red Guards
http://www.chinavitae.org/biography/Peng_Zhen/career
http://www.marxists.org/glossary/people/p/e.htm#peng-zhen

1982: After two years on work, the People Republic of China new constitution  is adopted
http://english.people.com.cn/constitution/constitution.html
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/11374.html

2005: Tens of thousands of people in Hong Kong protest for democracy and  call on the Government to allow universal and equal suffrage
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/December_2005_protest_for_democracy_in_Hong_Kong

2007: A new bishop, supported by Vatican, is ordained in China. He is  Joseph Gan Junqiu, ordained in the Sacred Heart cathedral in Guangzhou
http://www.asianews.it/index.php?l=en&art=10945

2008: Tibet’s spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, address Europe’s  lawmakers, restating that he was seeking autonomy within China – not independence
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/7764533.stm

 

On 3 December in Chinese history, Hong Kong and Taiwan

ON 3 DECEMBER IN CHINESE HISTORY, HONG KONG AND TAIWAN

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Updated on December 3, 2018

1552: Saint Francis Xavier dies in Shangchuan island, off Guangdong
http://www.cin.org/franxav.html
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/11356.html

Francis_Xavier

1574: After his failed attack, Chinese pirate Limahong leaves Manila for Pangasinan where he will establish a small kingdom near the of mouth of Agno river
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/791/today-in-philippine-history-december-3-1574-limahong-left-manila-for-pangasinan-established-kingdom-near-the-of-mouth-agno-river
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Limahong
http://tubagbohol.mikeligalig.com/history/limahong-notorious-chinese-pirate-during-spanish-time-in-the-philippines/

1877: Birth of Wang Guowei, Chinese scholar and writer who died on June 2, 1927
http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Wang_Guowei

Wang Guowei

1982: Birth of Jaycee Chan, Hong Kong singer and actor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jaycee_Chan
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1548493/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kB9nk061SH8

1997: In Ottawa, representatives of 121 countries sign a treaty prohibiting manufacture and deployment of anti-personnal landmine, but China (with USA and Russia) do not signs the treaty

2004: Death of Shiing-Shen Chern, Chinese mathematician, born on October 26, 1911
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shiing-Shen_Chern

2005: In Taiwan, the Democratic Progressive Party of president Chen Shui-bian suffers a big defeat in the local elections
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/12/03/AR2005120300364.html

2007: Anson Chan, a leading pro-democracy activist, wins Hong Kong’s landmark by-election, giving a huge boost to the campaign for universal suffrage in the southern Chinese territory
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hong_Kong_Island_by-election,_2007
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anson_Chan

ANSON CHAN
2009: A court in China’s restive Xinjiang region sentences five people to death for murder and other crimes committed during deadly unrest in July, the state-run Xinhua news agency said
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/8392460.stm

2014: Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou has resigned as chairman of the governing party after it suffered a crushing defeat in local élections http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/front/archives/2014/12/04/2003605930 http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-30288662

2016: Donald Trump speaks to Taiwan’s leader Tsai Ing-wen in ‘historic’ first contact since 1979
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/dec/03/trump-angers-beijing-with-provocative-phone-call-to-taiwan-president
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/nation/2016-12/03/content_15536233.html

 

On 2 December in Chinese history, Hong Kong and Taiwan

1954-12-02-traite-de-defense-usa

ON 2 DECEMBER IN CHINESE HISTORY, HONG KONG AND TAIWAN

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Updated on January 2, 2018

885: Birth of Li Cunxu, Chinese emperor of the Later Tang Dynasty who died on May 15, 926
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Li_Cunxu

1908: Child Emperor Pu Yi ascends the Chinese throne at the age of less than three
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Puyi
http://www.royalty.nu/Asia/China/PuYi.html
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/11333.html

1929: First skull of Peking man found, 50 km out of Beijing at Zhoukoudian
http://www.peterbrown-palaeoanthropology.net/zhk.html
https://www.travelchinaguide.com/attraction/beijing/pekingman.htm

1954: Mutual defense treaty between the Republic of China (Taiwan) and  the United States
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/december/2/newsid_3760000/3760378.stm
http://avalon.law.yale.edu/20th_century/chin001.asp

1954-12-02-traite-de-defense-usa

1975: Mao meets US president Gerald Ford in Beijing
http://www.bjreview.com.cn/special/obamachinavisit/2009-11/20/content_230687.htm
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/11342.html

2002: Visit of Vladimir Putin in China. The two countries ask North Korea to abandon its nuclear program
http://www.asianresearch.org/articles/1075.html