ON 30 JUNE IN CHINESE HISTORY, HONG KONG AND TAIWAN
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Updated on June 30, 2018
1946: In China, after the failure of negotiations, hostilities resume between Communists and Nationalists
1953: In China, end of the census. Chinese population is 600 million inhabitants
1964: Signature of a border agreement between China and Outer Mongolia
1986: Beginning of talks between China and Portugal on Macau future
1993: Death of Hong Kong singer and songwriter Wong Ka Kui, 31 years old, after an accident
2007: Pope Benedict XVI, sends a 50-page letter to the Catholics in China, calling for unity of the Church
2009: Taiwan lifts decades-old ban on investment by Chinese
2011: Former Taiwan president Lee Teng-hui is accused of taking $7.8m from a secret diplomatic fund during his 1988-2000 presidency. Prosecutors say he took money from the National Security Bureau fund to set up a private think tank, of which he became honorary president.
2012: Police fire choking volleys of pepper spray against Hong Kong crowds demonstrating against President Hu Jintao as he is visiting the city to mark its return to Chinese rule.
2014: A few days before Chinese President Xi Jinping arrives in South Korea, North Korea reaches out to the South, calls for an end to mutual slandering. For analysts and experts, it is a move to appease China, North Korea’s last ally