On 1st January in Chinese history, Hong Kong and Taiwan

1912-01-01 Sun Yat-sen provisional president

ON 1st JANUARY IN CHINESE HISTORY, HONG KONG AND TAIWAN

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Updated on January 1, 2019

1814: Birth of Hong Xiuquan, leader of the Taiping Rebellion, who died on June 1, 1864
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hong_Xiuquan
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/9.html

1864: Birth of Chinese painter Qi Baishi who died on September 16, 1957
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qi_Baishi
http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Qi_Baishi
http://www.google.fr/search?q=Qi+Baishi&hl=fr&rlz=1G1ACAW_FRFR414&prmd=imvns&source=lnms&tbm=isch&ei=8-j-TpuiCoaWhQf_9_jCAQ&sa=X&oi=mode_link&ct=mode&cd=2&ved=0CCQQ_AUoAQ&biw=631&bih=404
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/14.html

1890: Birth of Zhang Shichuan, Chinese film maker who died on June 8, 1953
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zhang_Shichuan
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0955405/

1912: The Republic of China is instaured in Nanjing by Sun Yat-sen
http://www-chaos.umd.edu/history/republican.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Republic_of_China_provisional_presidential_election,_1911

1912-01-01 Sun Yat-sen provisional president

1913: Birth of Shek Kin (Shik Kien), Hong Kong actor, who died on June 3, 2009
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shek_Kin

1929: Birth of Raymond Chow, Hong Kong film producer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raymond_Chow

1933: Birth of Joseph Koo, Chinese composer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Koo

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

1947: Birth of Paula Tsui, Hong Kong singer
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0970386/bio
http://www.straitstimes.com/lifestyle/entertainment/legendary-hong-kong-singer-paula-tsuis-lasting-star-power

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hd59SUozoBg

1947: The constitution of the Republic of China (KMT) comes into force

1947: Birth of Frances Yip, Hong Kong singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frances_Yip

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g3-e4SMIhjQ

1953: Birth of Chinese poet Han Shaogong
http://paper-republic.org/authors/han-shaogong/

1953: China first five-year plan comes into force

1967: In Shanghai fights between pro and anti-Mao up to the end of the month. The All-China Labor Union is disolved

1977: Birth of Jerry Yan (Liao Yang Zhen), Taiwanese actor, model and singer
http://men.stareastasia.com/jerry-yan/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iH4a0PZIF_Q

1979: Establishment of diplomatic relations between USA and the PRC
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/60th/2009-09/01/content_8642708.htm
http://www.fmprc.gov.cn/mfa_eng/ziliao_665539/3602_665543/3604_665547/t18007.shtml
http://www.china-embassy.org/eng/zmgx/doc/ctc/t36256.htm

1979-01-01 diplomatic relations

1981: The new Marriage Law of the People’s Republic of China promulgated on May 1, 1950 is invalidated as a new one comes into force
http://newyork.china-consulate.org/eng/lsqz/laws/t42222.htm
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/62.html

1998: Establishment of diplomatic relations between China and South Africa
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/77.html

2001: First direct naval link between Main China and Taiwan

2002: Taiwan officially become the 144th member of the World Trade Organization under the name “Chinese Taipei”
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/1736528.stm

2009: The government of the Republic of China (Taiwan) adopts Hanyu Pinyin as its official Chinese romanization (before this time, the most commonly used was Tongyong Pinyin)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hanyu_Pinyin

2013: Tens of thousands of protesters take to the streets of Hong Kong, calling for the city’s embattled leader to quit and demanding greater democracy 15 years after it returned to Chinese rule
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2013/01/2013119593990515.html
http://www.asiaone.com/News/AsiaOne%2BNews/Asia/Story/A1Story20130101-392838.html

 

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