On 30 January in Southeast Asian history

ON 30 JANUARY IN SOUTHEAST ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on January 30, 2019

1789: In now Vietnam, the Tây Sơn forces, under Nguyen Hue, emerge victorious against Chinese Qing armies and liberate the capital Thăng Lon
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Ng%E1%BB%8Dc_H%E1%BB%93i-%C4%90%E1%BB%91ng_%C4%90a

1911: In the Philippines, Taal Volcano erupts killing around 1,500 people
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/1420/today-in-philippine-history-january-30-1911-taal-volcano-erupted-killing-approximately-1500-people
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taal_Volcano
http://www.taalvolcano.org/information.htm

1911-01-30 Taal Volcano eruption

1942: Japanese troops land on Ambon (Moluccas). Australian forces destroy supplies to prevent them from falling into Japanese hands. Ambon city is taken within 24 hours. The Japanese start to besiege Singapore
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Ambon
http://dutcheastindies.webs.com/ambon.html

1945: In the Philippines, in the Raid at Cabanatuan, one hundred twenty-six American Rangers and Filipino resistance fighters liberate over 500 Allied prisoners from the Japanese-controlled Cabanatuan POW camp


http://www.shadowspear.com/2012/03/raid-at-cabantatuan-1945/
http://olive-drab.com/od_history_ww2_stories_1945cabanatuan.php
http://edition.cnn.com/2015/01/29/opinion/lauder-great-raid-cabanatuan-pow-camp-1945/

1950: Soviet Union recognizes the Vietnamese government of Ho Chi Minh

1964: In Vietnam, military coup led by general Nguyen Khanh against General Duong Van Minh who proposed peace initiative with Hanoi and was opposed US domination over the war effort
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1964_South_Vietnamese_coup

1968: The Tet offensive begins when Viet Cong forces launch a series of surprise attacks in South Vietnam
http://history1900s.about.com/od/1960s/qt/tetoffensive.htm
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/tet-offensive-begins
http://www.history.com/topics/vietnam-war/vietnam-war-history/videos/tet-offensive

1978: Diplomatic normalization between Thailand and Kampuchea

1980: The PRC Foreign Ministry publishes a lenghthy statement entitled “China’s sovereignty over the Xisha and Nansha Island is indisputable” as a response to the Vietnamese Foreign Ministry’s  white paper “Vietnam’s sovereignty over Hoang Sa and Truong Sa”

1996: Death of San Yu, 5th President of Burma from 1981 to 1988, born in March 1918
http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9907E0D61639F932A05752C0A960958260

2003: In Thailand, anti-Cambodia demonstrations stop at the king request. Diplomatic relations are suspended

2013: Myanmar’s authorities lift decades-old ban on public gatherings
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Authorities-lift-decades-old-ban-on-public-gatherings-27007.html

2014: Hong Kong imposes sanctions on Philippines. The current visa-free arrangement for visiting Philippine diplomats and officials will be suspended from February 5, Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying told a press conference
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2014/01/hong-kong-imposes-sanctions-philippines-20141303748519260.html



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