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On 21 June in Chinese history, Hong Kong and Taiwan

ON 21 JUNE IN CHINESE HISTORY, HONG KONG AND TAIWAN

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Updated on June 21, 2018

1307: Külüg Khan is enthroned as Khagan of the Mongols and Wuzong of the Yuan
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/K%C3%BCl%C3%BCg_Khan

1900: Boxer Rebellion. China formally declares war on the United States, Britain, Germany, France and Japan, as an edict issued from the Dowager Empress Cixi

1944 : Japanese troops conquer Changsha China
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Changsha_(1944)
https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1368&dat=19440621&id=XkMxAAAAIBAJ&sjid=LQ4EAAAAIBAJ&pg=5366,4056562&hl=fr
http://old.study-in-china.org/ChinaFeature/History/2011919143518992.htm

1944-06-21 Fall of  Changsha
1965: Birth of Yang Liwei, first Chinese send in space
http://www.astronautix.com/y/yangliwei.html
http://en.people.cn/200310/15/eng20031015_126052.shtml

1989: Chosen by Deng Xiaoping, Jiang Zemin is appointed General Secretary of the Communist Party of China, succeeding Zhao Ziyang who is put under house of arrest
http://factsanddetails.com/china/cat2/sub7/item76.html

Jiang Zemin & Deng

1992: Death of Li Xiannian, Chinese politician, President of the People’s Republic of China (1983-1988), born on June 23, 1909
http://www.nytimes.com/1992/06/23/world/li-xiannian-china-ex-president-and-rural-economist-dies-at-82.html
http://articles.latimes.com/1992-06-23/news/mn-1067_1_li-xiannian

Li Xianniang

2003: Beginning of a six-day visit of Indian Premier Atal Behari Vajpayee in China. The first at this level since ten years
http://www.atimes.com/atimes/South_Asia/EF21Df01.html
http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/historic-visit-to-china-by-prime-minister-vajpayee-brings-beijing-and-delhi-closer/1/206119.html
http://www.indiatvnews.com/news/india/modi-inchina-once-when-ex-pm-atal-bihari-vajpayee-visited-china-50681.html

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S_jWH0QzysM

2012: Chinese dissident author Liao Yiwu wins the annual German Book Trade Peace Prize, earning praise for his portrayal of what the judges called « the outcasts of modern China. »
http://www.asiaone.com/News/Latest%2BNews/Showbiz/Story/A1Story20120621-354514.html

2014: Thirteen assailants are killed in an attack on a police station in China’s restive western province of Xinjiang
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-27953164
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2014/06/thirteen-shot-dead-after-china-bomb-attack-20146213434779465.html

On 20 June in Chinese history, Hong Kong and Taiwan

ON 20 JUNE IN CHINESE HISTORY, HONG KONG AND TAIWAN

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Updated on June 20, 2018

1870: In Tientsin (Tianjin), twenty French, ten Charity sister and a missionary are slaughtered

1900: In China, the Boxers start to besiege the legation compound and killings of foreigners in Beijing (till August 14). Clements von Ketteler, the German envoy is killed
http://militaryhistory.about.com/od/battleswars1900s/p/boxerreb.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Klemens_von_Ketteler
http://www.executedtoday.com/2008/12/31/1900-en-hai-von-ketteler-boxer-rebellion/

1900-06-20 Killing of von Ketteler
1959: In India, the 14th Dalai Lama repudiates the Seventeen-point agreement for the peaceful liberation of Tibet, signed in Beijing on May 23, 1951, because “thrust upon Tibetan government and people by the threat of arms”
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seventeen_Point_Agreement_for_the_Peaceful_Liberation_of_Tibet#Repudiation_of_the_Agreement

1959: Soviet Union lets China to know that it will not provide nuclear bomb technology, as promised in the October 1957 Nuclear cooperation agreement

1962: Following a Nationalist troop buildup on the Jinmen and Mazu islands in the Taiwan Strait, Chinese Communists begin massing troops and military equipment on the mainland opposite the islands. Three days later, Beijing puts its citizens on alert for an invasion by the Nationalists

1970: Birth of Zhang Ting, Taiwanese actress
http://wiki.d-addicts.com/Zhang_Ting

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g9ZHuZeGLBE

1983: Birth of Cherrie Ying, Hong Kong actress
http://www.lovehkfilm.com/people/ying_cherrie.htm

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

2011: Taiwan’s jailed former leader Chen Shui-bian accuses the government of restricting his freedom of speech after he was blocked from publishing a political commentary from behind bars. Initially prison authorities allowed Chen to send the article to the magazine’s editors, but later reversed their decision.
http://www.asiaone.com/News/Latest%2BNews/Asia/Story/A1Story20110620-285105.html

On 19 June in Chinese history, Hong Kong and Taiwan

1925-06-19 General strike begins

ON 19 JUNE IN CHINESE HISTORY, HONG KONG AND TAIWAN

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Updated on June 19, 2018

1052: Death of Fan Zhongyan, politician and literary figure during the Song dynasty, born in 989
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fan_Zhongyan

 

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

1505: Chine Emperor Zhengde is enthroned. He will reign up to April 1521
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zhengde_Emperor
http://www.mingtombs.eu/emp/10zhengde/zhengde.html

1925: Pushed by Chinese communist party, Hong Kong anti-imperialist general strikes begin. They will end on October 10, 1926
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canton%E2%80%93Hong_Kong_strike
http://nvdatabase.swarthmore.edu/content/unions-and-students-hong-kong-and-canton-strike-boycott-against-british-imperial-rule-1925-1
http://www.google.fr/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=5&ved=0CEQQFjAE&url=http%3A%2F%2Fcore.ac.uk%2Fdownload%2Fpdf%2F1145945.pdf&ei=G_KCVZDeAoWqU6vCgXg&usg=AFQjCNHs5783n8ho4Ce1ZiFBisVIStwCQg&sig2=ma3wuSo6x72iycVwdFn4bA
1925-06-19 General strike begins

1978: Soviet Union says that the Amity and Peace Treaty project between China and Japan is a threat for the in Far East

1982: Birth of Joe Cheng, Taiwanese actor
http://yeinjee.com/asianpop/joe-cheng-profile-and-biography/
http://images.google.fr/images?q=Joe+Cheng&hl=fr&lr=lang_en&safe=off&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=X&oi=images&ct=title

2009: Mass riots involving over 10,000 people and 10,000 police officers break out in Shishou, China, over the dubious circumstances surrounding the death of a local chef.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shishou

2012: Speaking at the University of Westminster, the Dalai Lama calls for « realistic » expectations on Tibet’s future, reasserting his belief that « complete independence is out of the question »
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/tibet/9342293/Dalai-Lama-maintains-middle-way-for-Tibet.html

2013: Igor Morgulov, the Russian deputy foreign minister, says Moscow will stay out of the territorial disputes involving China, the Philippines and Vietnam over islands in the South China Sea

 

On 18 June in Chinese history, Hong Kong and Taiwan

ON 18 JUNE IN CHINESE HISTORY, HONG KONG AND TAIWAN

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Updated on June 18, 2018

618: Foundation of the Chinese Tang dynasty by Li Yuan with his coronation as Emperor Gaozu (618-626). Born in 566 and died on June 25, 635
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Gaozu_of_Tang

1900: Empress Dowager Longyu of China, joining the Boxer rebellion,  orders all foreigners killed, including foreign diplomats and their families
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Empress_Dowager_Longyu

Empress Longyu

1904: Birth of Keye Luke, Chinese-born American actor, died on January 12, 1991
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0525601/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QNoW7o_t4mE

1980: Birth of Ivana Wong, Hong Kong singer and songwriter
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ivana_Wong

1981: Birth of Ella (Jiahua) Chen, member of the Taiwanese girl-group S.H.E.
http://yummycelebrities.com/2007/03/13/ella-chen-she/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6CaKlBso67E

1983: In China Li Xiannian is elected president succeeding Ye Jianying
http://www.paulnoll.com/China/Long-March/Long-March-Ye-Jianying.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Li_Xiannian

2001: Macedonia cuts its relations with Taiwan and restores its diplomatic links with Beijing

2008: China and Japan have agreed to jointly develop a disputed gas field

2008: Taiwan president ups pressure in Diaoyutai row with Japan

2012: In yet another sign of warming ties with former rival China, Taiwan says that all landmines laid on the frontline islands off the mainland during the 1950s will be removed within six months

2015 : A bill proposed by the Chinese government that would have allowed Hong Kong residents to vote for their next leader as long as the candidates were approved by Beijing is rejected by Hong Kong’s legislature
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-33179247
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/hknews/2015-06/18/content_15278958.html
http://worldaffairsjournal.org/content/despite-veto-china-says-hong-kong-electoral-proposal-stand
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/1823617/who-biggest-loser-after-rejection-2017-electoral-reform

On 17 June in Chinese history, Hong Kong and Taiwan

1967-06-14 China 1st hydrogen bomb

ON 17 JUNE IN CHINESE HISTORY, HONG KONG AND TAIWAN

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Updated on June 17, 2018

1900: During the Boxer Rebellion, Allied Western and Japanese forces capture the Taku Forts in Tianjin, China
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_the_Taku_Forts_(1900)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eight-Nation_Alliance

1954: Sino-British agreement to exchange chargés d’affaires

1967: The People’s Republic of China tests its first hydrogen bomb
http://www.thatsmags.com/china/post/10397/china-chronicles-the-prc-develops-the-h-bomb
https://www.ctbto.org/specials/testing-times/17-june-1967-chinas-first-thermonuclear-test

1967-06-14 China 1st hydrogen bomb
 
http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/200706/20/eng20070620_385933.html

 

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

2002: In Hong Kong, first trial against members of Falun Gong (for hindrance to traffic)
http://www.voanews.com/content/a-13-a-2002-06-17-12-hong-66287657/541091.html
http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/2002-06-18/news/0206180059_1_kong-hong-falun-gong

2011: Fatal floods hit China. The government has described flooding in some areas as the worst since 1955 and has mobilized troops to evacuate some 555,000 people
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-13807166

2015 : Australia and China sign a free trade agreement with Prime Minister Tony Abbott hailing it as « history making » for both countries
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/business/2015-06/17/content_15278323.html

On 16 June in Chinese history, Hong Kong and Taiwan

ON 16 JUNE IN CHINESE HISTORY, HONG KONG AND TAIWAN

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Updated on June 16, 2018

1407: During the Ming–Hồ War, retired King Hồ Quý Ly and his son King Hồ Hán Thương of Hồ dynasty are captured by the Ming armies
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ming%E2%80%93H%E1%BB%93_War
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H%E1%BB%93_dynasty

1924: In China, the Whampoa military academy is inaugurated
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Republic_of_China_Military_Academy
http://www.republicanchina.org/Whampoa_Military_Academy.pdf
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/5758.html

1924-06-16 Whampoa Academie

1962: Birth of Anthony Wong Yiu Ming, Hong Kong composer and producer
http://www.lovehkfilm.com/people/wong_yiu_ming.htm

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Upplxd05O44

1978: Beijing demands the closing of the Vietnamese consulates in South China

1978: Birth of Jasmine Leong, Chinese Malaysian singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jasmine_Leong
http://english.cri.cn/3086/2008/05/09/1042@355492.htm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eLH6OmOCL-E

1980: Birth of Joey Yung, Hong Kong singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joey_Yung

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-xqg0kAa5pU

2005: In Hong Kong, Donald Tsang, gets the support of 710 of the great electors and will become the second Chief of the Executive of the Special administrative Region after appointment by Beijing

2012: China has launched its first female space traveller aboard a rocket that blasted off from the Gobi Desert on one of the country’s most ambitious space missions yet.
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2012/06/2012616104437633910.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-18458544Japan

2014: Chinese authorities execute 13 people for « terrorist attacks and violent crimes » in the violence-wracked northwestern region of Xinjiang, state media said
http://edition.cnn.com/2014/06/16/world/asia/china-executions/index.html?hpt=ias_c2

On 15 June in Chinese history, Hong Kong and Taiwan

ON 15 JUNE IN CHINESE HISTORY, HONG KONG AND TAIWAN

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Updated on June 15, 2018

1410: In the decisive battle of Onon River, the Mongol forces of Oljei Temur are decimated by the Chinese armies of the Yongle Emperor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yongle_Emperor%27s_campaigns_against_the_Mongols
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C3%96ljei_Tem%C3%BCr_Khan

1918: Birth of Zhang Ruifang, Chinese actress, who died on June 28, 2012
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zhang_Ruifang
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1278106/
http://www.chinesemovies.com.fr/acteurs_Zhang_Ruifang.htm

1953: Birth of Xi Jinping, president of China and Communist Party general secretary
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-11551399
http://chinese-leaders.org/xi-jinping/

Xi Jinping 2010

1988: In Strasbourg, France, speaking to the European parliament, the dalai lama elaborates the Five-Point Peace Plan and proposed the creation of a self-governing democratic Tibet, « in association with the People’s Republic of China. »
http://www.dalailama.com/messages/tibet/five-point-peace-plan

1989: In Shanghai, three Chinese workers are sentenced to death for setting fire to a train during a pro-democracy protest

1995: Taiwan Premier Lien Chan starts a “private” trip in Austria and Czech Republic before appearing in Kiev on 19. It is the first time a top leader from Taiwan makes a trip to Europe

 2001: China, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan form the Shanghai Cooperation Organization
http://www.historycommons.org/entity.jsp?entity=shanghai_cooperation_organization_(sco)
http://www.fmprc.gov.cn/mfa_eng/topics_665678/sco_665908/t57970.shtml
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/5260.html

2004: In Taiwan, a new political party is created: the Non-Partisan Solidary Union with Chang Po-ya as chairwoman
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Non-Partisan_Solidarity_Union
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chang_Po-ya

2016: Barack Obama angers China by meeting Dalai Lama at White House
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1975847/barack-obama-angers-china-meeting-dalai-lama-white-house

2016: For first time since 2004, a Chinese warship enters Japanese territorial sea in East China Sea
http://thediplomat.com/2016/06/for-first-time-since-2004-chinese-warship-enters-japanese-territorial-sea-in-east-china-sea/
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2016/06/15/national/politics-diplomacy/chinese-naval-ship-briefly-enters-japans-territorial-waters-off-kagoshima/#.V2HKZ49OLNP

On 14 June in Chinese history, Hong Kong and Taiwan

ON 14 JUNE IN CHINESE HISTORY, HONG KONG AND TAIWAN

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Updated on June 14, 2018

1161: Death of Qinzong, 9th emperor of the Chinese Song dynasty, born on May 23, 1100
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Qinzong
http://www.picturesfromhistory.com/gallery/CPA0005501-0006000/image/188/China_Emperor_Qinzong_Zhao_Huan_9th_ruler_of_the_Northern_Song_Dynasty_r_1126-1127

1276: While taking exile in Fuzhou, away from the advancing Mongol invaders, the remnant of the Song dynasty court holds the coronation ceremony for Emperor Duanzong of Song
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Duanzong_of_Song

1287: Kublai Khan defeats the force of Nayan and other traditionalist Borjigin princes in East Mongolia and Manchuria

1904: First of the two-days battle of Telissu (Chinese Liaoning province). The Japanese rout the Russians and inflict heavy casualties
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Te-li-Ssu
http://cdnc.ucr.edu/cgi-bin/cdnc?a=d&d=SFC19040618.2.83

1904-06-14 Battle of Telissu

1907: Government of Transvaal sends home 50,000 Chinese day workers

1936 : Death of Zhang Binglin (Zhang Taiyan), Chinese philosopher and activist, born on December 25, 1868
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zhang_Binglin
http://buddhistinformatics.ddbc.edu.tw/dmcb/Zhang_Taiyan_%E7%AB%A0%E5%A4%AA%E7%82%8E
https://u.osu.edu/mclc/book-reviews/zhang-taiyan/

1963: Letter in 25 points of the Chinese communist party to Soviet Union communist party
http://lesmaterialistes.com/english/communist-party-china-letter-25-points

1982: Birth of Lang Lang, Chinese pianist
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lang_Lang_(pianist)
http://www.langlang.com

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QmEHmDiy0h0

1998: In Taiwan, KMT and independent candidates, win almost all the seats in local élections

2015 : Death of Qiao Shi, former chairman of the NPC, China’s top legislature, from 1993 to 1998. He was also a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1821679/former-china-communist-party-senior-official-qiao-shi
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2015-06/14/c_134325745.htm

On 13 June in Chinese history, Hong Kong and Taiwan

ON 13 JUNE IN CHINESE HISTORY, HONG KONG AND TAIWAN

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Updated on June 13, 2018

1858: The Sino-Russian Treaty of Tianjin is signed. One of several others treaties under the same name with France, Great-Britain and the United States
http://www.todayinchinesehistory.com/06-13-6737

1900: China’s Boxer Rebellion against foreigners and Chinese Christians erupts into violence in Beijing after Baron von Kettler, the German minister to China killed a man with his walking stic
http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Boxer_Rebellion

1905: Birth of  Xian Xinghai, Chinese composer of The Yellow River, who died on October 30, 1945
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xian_Xinghai


http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x396th_yellow-river-lang-lang

1928: Birth of Li Ka-shing, Hongkong billionaire
http://www.woopidoo.com/biography/li-ka-shing/index.htm

1958: China’s first atomic reactor, built with Russian help, begins operating

1969: Soviet Union refuses to resume border talks with China

1978: Death of modern novelist Liu Qing
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/5701.html

2002: François Cheng is the first China-born writer to join the prestigious French Académie Française
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fran%C3%A7ois_Cheng

2002-06-13 François Cheng

2008: China and Taiwan sign a landmark deal on tourism
http://gulfnews.com/news/asia/china/china-taiwan-sign-formal-agreement-on-charter-flights-tourism-1.111691
http://www.kuna.net.kw/ArticlePrintPage.aspx?id=1916385&language=en

2011: Migrant workers clash with police for a third consecutive night outside the southern city of Guangzhou. About 1,000 protesters set fire to cars and damaged government buildings on Sunday night near the city in China’s manufacturing
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-13746989

2014: Chinese police arrest prominent rights lawyer Pu Zhiqiang
http://edition.cnn.com/2014/06/13/world/asia/china-human-rights-lawyer-arrest/index.html?hpt=ias_c2

On 12 June in Chinese history, Hong Kong and Taiwan

ON 12 JUNE IN CHINESE HISTORY, HONG KONG AND TAIWAN

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Updated on June 12, 2018

1107: Birth of Emperor Gaozong (1127-1162) of Chinese Song dynasty, who died on November 9, 1187
http://www.learnchinesehistory.com/emperor-gaozong-tang-dynasty/
http://islaminchina.wordpress.com/2007/10/16/emperor-gaozong-of-tang-dynasty-%E5%94%90%E9%AB%98%E5%AE%97/

1944: Chinese Communist leader Mao Zedong announced that he would support Nationalist leader Chiang Kai-shek in the war against Japan

1967: Tension between New Delhi and Beijing: Indian diplomats are accused of spying by China

1978: Death of Guo Moruo, Chinese writer
http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Guo_Moruo
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/5679.html

Guo Moruo

2017: Panama cuts ties with Taiwan in favour of China
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2098038/panama-establishes-diplomatic-ties-china-blow-taiwan
http://www.theindependentbd.com/post/99210
http://focustaiwan.tw/news/aipl/201706130005.aspx