Category Archives: On this day in Chinese history

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, 2018

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
http://www.biography.com/people/zhao-ziyang-9541041#top-chinese-official
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/15/world/asia/15zhao.html

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
http://www.nytimes.com/2005/10/18/books/ba-jin-100-noted-novelist-of-prerevolutionary-china-is-dead.html?_r=0

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2007: The Dalai Lama receives the United States Congressional Gold Medal
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/10/18/washington/18lama.html?_r=0
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, 2018

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
http://www.nytimes.com/1979/10/17/archives/leading-chinese-dissident-gets-15year-prison-term-prison-conditions.html
https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/politics/1979/10/17/peking-sentences-dissident-to-15-years/3dae4e24-8fc0-4768-a3cf-876753c9339c/?utm_term=.41b86d162c88
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, 2018

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://russojapanesewar.com/index.html
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, 2018

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://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9801E4DB123EF93AA25753C1A9679C8B63
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


On 13 October in Chinese history, Hong Kong and Taiwan

ON 13 OCTOBER IN CHINESE HISTORY, HONG KONG AND TAIWAN

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Updated on October 13, 2018

1332: Rinchinbal Khan, Emperor Ningzong of Yuan becomes the Khagan of the Mongols and Emperor of the Yuan Dynasty, reigning for only 53 days dying on December 5
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rinchinbal_Khan,_Emperor_Ningzong_of_Yuan

1929: Birth of Walasse Ting, Chinese-American painter who died on May 17, 2010
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walasse_Ting
http://www.google.fr/search?q=wallace+ting&hl=fr&rlz=1G1ACAW_FRFR414&prmd=imvnso&source=lnms&tbm=isch&ei=uqyVTpyLEIXO4QT2-omoCA&sa=X&oi=mode_link&ct=mode&cd=2&ved=0CCwQ_AUoAQ&biw=1311&bih=597

Walasse Ting 2

1938: Chinese troops withdrew from the Wanjialing area in Jiangxi, China, the site of a large victory three days prior on Japanese 106th division.

1938-10 Battle of Wuhan 6

1952: Birth of John Lone, Hong Kong actor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Lone
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0518821/

1964: Birth of Nie Haisheng, Chinese astronaut
http://english.cri.cn/811/2005/10/11/50@24174.htm
http://www.astronautix.com/n/niehaisheng.html

1968: In China, president Liu Shaoqi is dismissed of all his positions
http://chineseposters.net/themes/liushaoqi.php

1970: The People’s Republic of  China establishes diplomatic relations with Canada

1971: China and Burundi restore diplomatic relations

1974: Birth of Hawick Lau, Chinese actor and singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hawick_Lau

2006: Failed attempt of impeachment against Taiwan president Chen Shui-bian. The motion did not obtain the 2/3 of the votes of the members of parliament

2006: Death of Wang Guangmei, widow of president Liu Shaoqi
http://www.nytimes.com/2006/10/17/obituaries/17wang.html?ex=1318737600&en=58691245f80dce18&ei=5090&partner=rssuserland&emc=rss
http://www.guardian.co.uk/news/2006/oct/20/guardianobituaries.china

2011: Taiwan ex-president Chen Shui-bian gets 18 years extra jail term
http://www.asiaone.com/News/Latest+News/Asia/Story/A1Story20111013-304869.html

2014: A court in China’s restive Xinjiang region has sentenced 12 people to death for attacks that left nearly 100 people dead in July
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-29592882
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2014/10/china-sentences-12-death-xinjiang-20141013125835795435.html

On 12 October in Chinese history, Hong Kong and Taiwan

ON 12 0CTOBER IN CHINESE HISTORY, HONG KONG AND TAIWAN

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Updated on October 12, 2018

1902: Birth of Peng Zhen, mayor of Beijing and chairman of the National People Congress, who died on April 26, 1997
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peng_Zhen
http://www.marxists.org/reference/archive/peng-zhen/index.htm

1904: Birth of Ding Ling, famous modern Chinese writer who died on March 4, 1986
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ding_Ling
 https://books.google.fr/books?id=fIOkmd3S0f0C&pg=PA3&lpg=PA3&dq=ding+ling+biography&source=bl&ots=bg2phX-tc8&sig=4ozDIzaZ8_hHOY22Xt9ucpY0J7o&hl=fr&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwio1_mRu9PPAhVFPBoKHXQdAukQ6AEIQDAE#v=onepage&q=ding%20ling%20biography&f=false

1946: Death of General Joseph W. Stilwell, the man who commanded the U.S. and Chinese Nationalist resistance to Japanese incursions into China and Burma
http://ww2db.com/person_bio.php?person_id=18
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/9877.html

1947: Birth of George Lam, Hong Kong singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Lam
http://www.lovehkfilm.com/people/lam_george.htm

1953: Signature of Sino-Soviet agreement in Beijing. Soviet Union withdraws from Port-Arthur (Lüshun)

1962: India decides to expel the Chinese troops from North East Frontier Area (NEFA)

1962: In Beijing, beginning of border talks with Pakistan

1970: Canada establishes diplomatic relations with China

1970: China tests a H nuclear bomb

1976: The PRC announces that Hua Guofeng is the successor of the Late Mao Zedong as Chairman of the CPC
http://chineseposters.net/themes/huaguofeng.php

1986: Queen Elisabeth II is the first British monarch to visit China
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/world/2015-03/02/content_19691778.htm

1988: Israel and China sign trade deal and plan diplomatic relations

2000: Sino-French Gao Xinjian is awarded Literature Nobel Prize
http://nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/literature/laureates/2000/gao-bio.html
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/968739.stm

2005: The second Chinese human spaceflight Shenzhou 6 is launched carrying Fèi Jùnlóng and Niè Haishèng for five days in orbit
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shenzhou_6

2009: China sentences six Uighur to death over July ethnic riots last July in Xinjiang
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/13/world/asia/13china.html?ref=asia
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/oct/12/china-uighur-riot-sentencing

On 11 October in Chinese history, Hong Kong and Taiwan

ON 11 OCTOBER IN CHINESE HISTORY, HONG KONG AND TAIWAN

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Updated on October 11, 2018

1086: Death of Northern Song statesman, historian Sima Guang, born on November 17, 1019
http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Sima_Guang
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sima_Guang

sima-guang

1142: The treaty of Shaoxing between the Jin dynasty and Southern Song dynasty is formally ratified when a Jin envoy visits the Song court during the Jin–Song wars.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Treaty_of_Shaoxing

1946: During the Chinese civil war, the Nationalist troops are blocked in Manchuria by communist forces

1955: The sixth plenum of the Chinese communist Party’s 11th Central ends its meeting opened on October 4 to study agricultural problems. It adopts a resolution for the acceleration of the collectivization

1969: Death in jail of famous Chinese historian Wu Han, a victim of the Cultural Revolution, born on August 11, 1909
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wu_Han_(historian)
https://www.h-net.org/reviews/showrev.php?id=23807

Wu Han

2010: A group of 31 retired Communist Party officials have published a letter calling on the party’s censors to allow greater press freedom in China
http://cmp.hku.hk/2010/10/13/8035/

2012: China’s Mo Yan wins Nobel literature prize. The 57-year-old is the first Chinese resident to win the prize. Chinese-born Gao Xingjian was honoured in 2000, but is a French citizen.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-19907762
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2012/10/20121011112024128298.html

2016: Imprisoned Chinese Uygur scholar Ilham Tohti given top human rights award. Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch and eight other groups bestow honour on economics professor who was jailed for life in 2014 on charges of separatism
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2027106/imprisoned-chinese-uygur-scholar-ilham-tohti-given-top

On 10 October in Chinese history, Hong Kong and Taiwan

 

1911-10-10-soulevement-wuhan

ON 10 OCTOBER IN CHINESE HISTORY, HONG KONG AND TAIWAN

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Updated on October 10, 2018

1837: Birth of Liu Yongfu (Liu Yung-fu), Chinese soldier of fortune and commander of the celebrated Black Flag Army who won fame as a Chinese patriot fighing against the French in northern Vietnam (Tonkin) and resistance to the Japanese invasion of Taiwan. Died in 1917
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liu_Yongfu

1895: Birth of Lin Yutang, Chinese, writer (My Country & My People) and inventor, who died on March 26, 1976
http://www.amoymagic.com/linyutang.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lin_Yutang

1896: Birth of Xiao San, Chinese Communist poet and translator, who died on February 4, 1983
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xiao_San

1900: In Manchuria, Russia captures the major city of Mukden, part of their own plan to take over the whole province

1903: Birth of Bei Shizhang, Chinese biologist and educator who died on October 29, 2009
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bei_Shizhang

Bei Shizhang3

1906: Birth of Fei Mu, Chinese film director who died on 31 January 1951
https://gbtimes.com/fei-mu-director-of-chinas-greatest-film
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fei_Mu

1911: The Wuchang Uprising, first armed revolt, will lead to the demise of Qing Dynasty, the last Imperial court in China at the end of the year, and the founding of the Republic of China on January 1st 1912
http://blogs.britannica.com/2011/10/wuchang-uprising-double-ten-10101911
http://www.readchina8.com/HistoryItems.php?PassId=D8C7AEE9-D5C1-4F3F-802F-65087B6A9C8B

1911-10-10-soulevement-wuhan

1911: The Kowloon-Canton Railway (split into MTR East Rail Line and Guangshen Railway now) commences service between Kowloon and Canton.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kowloon%E2%80%93Canton_Railway_Corporation

1928 : Chiang Kai-shek is named director of the State Council, the equivalent to President of the Republic of China

Chiang Kai-shek 1927

1943: Chiang Kai-shek takes the oath of office as the president of China

1945: The Chinese Communist Party and the Kuomintang signed a principle agreement in Chongqing about the future of post-war China. Later, the pact is commonly referred to as the Double Tenth Agreement
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Double_Tenth_Agreement
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/9807.html

1949: Birth of Wang Wanxing, Chinese activist, prisoner of conscience during 13 years
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/1502242/Tiananmen-protesters-13-years-of-torment-in-psychiatric-prison.html
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2005/dec/20/china.features11

1963: Birth of Anita Mui, Hong Kong singer who died on December 30,  2003
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0611315/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N8K1bceET2c

1970: Birth of Bai Ling, Chinese American actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bai_Ling

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7TuGSjTdm8

1977: In Beijing, opening of negotiations with Vietnam on the border question

1979: Birth of Wu Chun, Brunei born Taiwanese actor and singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wu_Chun

1980: Death of Zhao Dan, Chinese actor and director born on June 27, 1915
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zhao_Dan
http://www.dianying.com/en/person/ZhaoDan
http://kllrchrd.wordpress.com/2008/01/23/zhou-xuan/

zhao-dan-timbres

1984: Birth of Stephanie Cheng, Hong Kong singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephanie_Cheng
http://asianfanatics.net/forum/index.php?showtopic=74182

1992: Death of Chinese calligrapher Sha Menghai, born on June 11, 1900
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/9821.html

2012: China’s central bank governor and finance minister have withdrawn from upcoming International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank meetings being held in Japan.

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2012/10/2012101073632603923.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-19893398

2014: Thousands of people are demonstrating in Hong Kong’s financial district after protest leaders called for a show of strength
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-29563788
http://www.asiaobserver.org/hong-kong-demonstrations-in-cartoons

2014: In one of his hardest slaps ever against the Communist leadership in Beijing, Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou says that China should embrace democracy and should start by allowing free elections in Hong Kong
http://www.latimes.com/world/la-fg-taiwan-president-china-democracy-20141010-story.html

2015 : At the National Day celebrations, President Ma Ying-jeou recounted the achievements under his leadership over the past seven years, especially his China policy. He said cross-strait relations are at their best in more than 60 years
http://focustaiwan.tw/news/aipl/201510100011.aspx

2016: On national day, Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen continues call for Beijing talks but refuses to accept ‘one China’ principle’
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2026698/taiwans-president-tsai-ing-wen-continues-call-beijing
http://focustaiwan.tw/news/aipl/201610100004.aspx

https://youtu.be/bxMxMwKxkTE

 

Celebrations

Taiwan: National day of the Republic of China

On 9 October in Chinese history, Hong Kong and Taiwan

ON 9 OCTOBER IN CHINESE HISTORY, HONG KONG AND TAIWAN

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Updated on October 9, 2018

1793: Death of Jean Joseph Marie Amiot, French missionary in China from 1750 to his death, born on February 8, 1718
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean_Joseph_Marie_Amiot

1956: Birth of Lu Hsiao-fen, Taiwanese actress
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0523716/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=244TtYfcGsM

1959: Death of Shirō Ishii, Japanese general and director of the biological warfare unit 731. Responsible of thousands on Chinese
http://www.moreorless.net.au/killers/ishii.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shir%C5%8D_Ishii

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ycQiAcGjuY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2HEbZYArIG8

1963: China rejects Indian offer of an international arbitration to solve their border dispute

1980: Pope John Paul II shakes hands with the Dalai Lama during a private audience in Vatican City.

Dalai Lama and John Paul 2

2011: China marks 100th anniversary of revolution
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/44833714/ns/world_news-asia_pacific/

 

 

 

On 8 October in Chinese history, Hong Kong and Taiwan

ON 8 OCTOBER IN CHINESE HISTORY, HONG KONG AND TAIWAN

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Updated on October 8, 2018

1735: Death of Yongzheng, Chinese emperor since 1723
http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Yongzheng_Emperor

1740 : Local Chinese assault on Diestpoort, Batavia
http://www.atlasofmutualheritage.nl/en/object/?id=4905

1856: Qing officials boarded the Arrow, a Hong Kong registered ship, and imprisoned twelve Chinese sailors. The Arrow incident was the start of the Second Opium War (1857-1860)
http://joan-druett.blogspot.fr/2011/10/8-october-1856-arrow-incident-and-more.html
http://archive.spectator.co.uk/article/12th-october-1956/12/the-lorcha-arrow-and-the-second-china-war
http://militaryhistory.about.com/b/2007/10/08/second-opium-war-arrow-incident-begins-conflict.htm

1856-10-08-arrow-incident

1879: Birth of Chen Duxiu, first chairman of the Chinese communist party (1921-1927), who died on May 27, 1942, of heart attack
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chen_Duxiu

1884 : During the Sino-French war, Battle of Tamshui (Taiwan)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Tamsui
https://danshuihistory.blogspot.fr/2009/03/blog-post.html?spref=fb

1900: Sun Yat-sen launches Huizhou uprising
http://www.zs.gov.cn/english/xinhaiRevolution/news/2.html
http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/feat/archives/2015/09/27/2003628679

1937: Birth of Ho Fan, Chinese actor and director
http://www.hkcinemagic.com/en/people.asp?id=2244

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

1941: The Battle of Changsha (September 6 – October 8, 1941) was Japan’s second attempt in taking the city of Changsha, China, the capital of Hunan Province as part of the second Sino-Japanese War
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Changsha_(1941)

1950: Mao Zedong decides the foundation of a Voluntary Corps for Korea

1960: Lin Biao introduces his political education program for the People’s Army of Liberation
https://www.marxists.org/reference/archive/lin-biao/1965/09/peoples_war/ch04.htm

1960-10-08-campagne-education-apl

2001: In a short visit to China, Japanese PM Junichiro Koizumi apologies for the suffers endured in China during Japanese invasion

2006: New Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe pays his first trip abroad to China, aiming to normalize very strained relations since five years
http://english.sina.com/china/1/2006/1008/91202.html
http://www.mofa.go.jp/region/asia-paci/china/joint0610.html

2006-10-08 Abe Hu

2010: Liu Xiaobo, an impassioned literary critic, political essayist and democracy advocate repeatedly jailed by the Chinese government for his activism, wins the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize in recognition of “his long and non-violent struggle for fundamental human rights in China.”
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/09/world/09nobel.html?_r=1&ref=asia
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/europe/2010/10/20101081305576754.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-11505164
http://www.france24.com/en/20101008-chinese-dissident-liu-xiaobo-wins-2010-nobel-peace-prize-tiananmen
http://www.france24.com/en/20101008-china-cries-foul-over-nobel-peace-prize-liu-xiaobo

2013: Akong Rinpoche, Tibetan-Chinese spiritual leader,The founder of the first Tibetan Buddhist center in Europe is stabbed to death in China, born in 1940
http://www.patheos.com/blogs/americanbuddhist/2013/10/tibetan-buddhist-teacher-choje-akong-rinpoche-reportedly-assassinated-in-china.html