On 8 March in Chinese history, Hong Kong and Taiwan

ON 8 MARCH IN CHINESE HISTORY, HONG KONG AND TAIWAN

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Updated on March 8, 2019

1641: Death of Xu Xiake, travel writer and geographer of the Ming dynasty, born in January 1587
http://www.theworldofchinese.com/2015/12/xu-xiake-the-father-of-chinese-backpacking/
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/2152.html

1932: End of the Shanghai Incident (or First Battle of Shanghai)
http://ww2db.com/battle_spec.php?battle_id=114

1935: Death by suicide of Ruan Lingyu, Chinese actress, born on April 26, 1910
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ruan_Lingyu
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/2434.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xSFsvBVvfz0

1947: 13,000 troops sent by the Kuomintang government of China arrived Taiwan after the 228 Incident (see at this date) and launched crackdowns which killed at least thousands of people, including many elites
http://articles.latimes.com/1992-02-24/news/mn-2041_1_army-killed

1966: Xingtai earthquake. The damage included 8,064 dead, 38,000 injured and more than 5 million destroyed houses
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1966_Xingtai_earthquake
http://smc.kisti.re.kr/quake/ruins/rns18.html

1975: Death of outstanding opera artist Zhou Xinfang, born on January 14, 1895
http://english.cctv.com/program/cultureexpress/20091103/101479.shtml

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PXCbhLAz_9I

1996: China starts a campaign of missiles shooting in the Strait of Taiwan (up to 15). The purpose is to dissuade the Taiwanese to vote for Lee Teng-hui
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Third_Taiwan_Strait_Crisis

1996-03 caricature

2005: Tung Chee-hwa, referring health problem confirm his resignation as chief executive of Hong Kong and is replaced by Donald Tsang on March 10
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/4335061.stm

2004-01-01

2017 : China proposes that North Korea suspend its tests of missile and nuclear technology to « defuse a looming crisis »
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-39202088
http://www.dw.com/en/china-calls-for-stop-to-north-korea-missile-tests-and-us-south-korean-military-drills/a-37847701

 

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