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2 JULY 2019

Chinese navy tests new Z-20 helicopter for use on its warships

China’s navy is testing a ship-based model of the new Z-20 helicopter for its advanced destroyers, mainland media reported, as it seeks to boost the combat capability of its warships
https://www.scmp.com/news/china/military/article/3016983/chinese-navy-tests-new-z-20-helicopter-use-its-warships

27 JUNE 2019

Sino-Italian helicopter program established in east China

A Sino-Italian helicopter production program worth 12.8 billion yuan (US$1.86 billion) has been established in eastern China’s Zhejiang province, sources with Pinghu municipal government in Zhejiang said Thursday
https://www.chinadailyasia.com/articles/3/215/46/1561632806408.html?newsId=87248

11 JUNE 2019

China’s new high-frequency radar system could spot stealth aircraft from long distances, says creator

China has developed a radar system that could detect stealth fighters from a long distance, its creator has told state media
https://www.scmp.com/news/china/military/article/3014084/chinas-new-high-frequency-radar-system-could-spot-stealth
http://english.chinamil.com.cn/view/2019-06/11/content_9527054.htm

29 MAY 2019

China’s ‘New Art of War’ includes stealing cutting-edge technologies

In late-night drinking sessions, when truth often emerges, if you confront Chinese friends about China’s systematic pilfering they will point out that their ancestors invented gunpowder, the compass and paper – and other nations stole those technologies. They also point out that the United States stole technology from Britain; such as the steam engine. So if we Americans did it, we’re being hypocritical in saying the Chinese don’t have a right to do the same thing
https://www.asiatimes.com/2019/05/article/chinas-new-art-of-war-includes-stealing-cutting-edge-technologies/

21 MAY 2019

China’s Navy Is Growing So Fast Its Running Out of Names For Its Warships

China is running out of provincial capitals to name new destroyers, and it might have to turn to other big domestic cities, which reflects the country’s rapid naval development in recent years, military experts said on Monday
https://nationalinterest.org/blog/buzz/chinas-navy-growing-so-fast-its-running-out-names-its-warships-58692

17 MAY 2019

Former CIA officer sentenced to 20 years for disclosing state secrets to Chinese for $25G

An ex-CIA officer was sentenced Friday to 20 years in prison for revealing military secrets to China and potentially seeking to expose human assets who were once his responsibility
https://www.foxnews.com/us/former-cia-officer-jailed-state-secrets-china
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-48319058

13 MAY 2019

South China Sea: Beijing unveils US$23.5 million contract for coastguard ship to patrol Paracel Islands

China has announced an expansion of its non-naval presence in the disputed South China Sea with a 161.4 million yuan (US$23.5 million) contract for a coastguard vessel that will patrol the Paracel Islands
https://www.scmp.com/news/china/military/article/3010058/south-china-sea-beijing-announces-us235-million-contract

5 MAY 2019

China-Russia joint naval exercise concludes in Qingdao

A six-day joint naval exercise held by Chinese and Russian navies concluded Saturday in Qingdao east China’s Shandong province
https://www.chinadailyasia.com/articles/38/35/63/1557051931671.html?newsId=81830

3 MAY 2019

Pentagon says China plans to build military bases around the world to protect Belt & Road project

The US Defense Department expects China to add military bases around the world to protect its investments in it ambitious One Belt One Road global infrastructure program, according to an official report released Thursday
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/05/03/pentagon-says-china-plans-build-military-bases-around-world/
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/may/03/china-will-build-string-of-military-bases-around-world-says-pentagon
https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/05/china-increase-overseas-military-bases-pentagon-report-190503065146243.html

23 APRIL 2019

China puts a damper on navy’s 70th anniversary celebrations as it tries to allay fears over rising strength

A 32-strong Chinese fleet led by Asia’s largest destroyer, the Type 055, joined with 18 foreign warships from 13 countries on Tuesday for a naval parade to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the PLA navy
https://www.scmp.com/news/china/military/article/3007383/china-puts-damper-navys-70th-anniversary-celebrations-it-tries
https://www.chinadailyasia.com/articles/85/184/154/1556014274642.html?newsId=80684
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-04-24/china-flaunts-escalating-military-strength-with-naval-parade/11037724?section=world

7 MARCH 2019

China Opens a New Military Base in Tajikistan

The section where the Chinese facilities are located is strategically important as it overlooks one of the crucial entry points from China into Central Asia and is close to the vital corridor through which the country has a connection with Afghanistan’s heartland. The corridor is particularly important to China due to its Belt and Road Initiative (BRI)
http://georgiatoday.ge/news/14741/China-Opens-a-New-Military-Base-in-Tajikistan

5 MARCH 2019

China hikes defence budget by 7.5 pc to $177.6 billion

China’s defence budget for 2019 has been pegged at 1.19 trillion yuan (about 177.61 billion US dollars), marking an increase of 7.5 per cent over the last year’s figure, despite lower economic growth rate ranging between 6 and 6.5 per cent
http://english.chinamil.com.cn/view/2019-03/06/content_9441793.htm
https://www.asiapacificstar.com/news/259814024/china-hikes-defence-budget-by-75-pc-to-1776-billion
https://www.scmp.com/news/china/military/article/2188771/modernising-military-remains-top-priority-china-boosts-defence

31 JANUARY 2019

US plans to detect Chinese missile launches with radar in Japan

Washington is to ask Tokyo to host a Homeland Defence Radar unit that would give it early warning of intercontinental ballistic missile launches by China, Russia and North Korea
https://www.scmp.com/news/asia/east-asia/article/2184110/us-plans-detect-chinese-missile-launches-radar-japan

28 JANUARY 2019

China releases footage of ‘Guam killer’ DF-26 ballistic missile in ‘clear message to the US’

China has revealed footage of its next-generation Dongfeng-26 ballistic missile showing improved stability and accuracy, a move analysts say aims to send a message to the United States about its military strength
https://www.scmp.com/news/china/military/article/2183972/china-releases-footage-guam-killer-df-26-ballistic-missile-clear
http://english.chinamil.com.cn/view/2019-01/28/content_9415391.htm

14 JANUARY 2019

Swedish defence agency warns satellite station could be serving Chinese military

A Swedish defence agency has warned that the country is facing a growing security challenge from China, saying one of its satellite stations could be serving the Chinese military
https://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy/article/2182026/swedish-defence-agency-warns-satellite-station-could-be-serving

PLA wants FC-31 fighters on its aircraft carriers

Lighter and more agile than the J-15, the FC-31 may be launched from electromagnetic catapults
http://www.atimes.com/article/pla-wants-fc-31-fighters-on-its-aircraft-carriers/

9 DECEMBER 2018

China sends new naval fleet for escort mission in Red Sea

The 31st fleet of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) set sail on Sunday to undertake escort missions in the Gulf of Aden and waters off Somali, reports cnr.cn
http://chinaplus.cri.cn/news/china/9/20181209/220672.html
https://www.chinadailyhk.com/articles/161/127/153/1544350607925.html

18 OCTOBER 2018

US, Chinese defense chiefs hold ‘straightforward’ talks amid tensions

Top US and Chinese defense officials met in Singapore Thursday for a head-to-head meeting which nearly didn’t take place amid growing tensions between the world’s two most powerful countries
https://edition.cnn.com/2018/10/19/asia/mattis-wei-china-us-singapore-intl/i
http://www.nwaonline.com/news/2018/oct/19/mattis-china-s-military-leader-meet-201/?news-world

6 OCTOBER 2018

China’s Strategic Force Gears Up for Space and Cyber War

The new force, set up in late 2015, is not part of army, navy, air force, or missile force and is directly under the Communist Party’s Central Military Commission, according to a report published this week by the National Defense University
https://freebeacon.com/national-security/chinas-strategic-force-gears-space-cyber-war/

28 SEPTEMBER 2018

China’s FTC-2000G versatile aircraft conducts maiden flight

China’s self-developed FTC-2000G versatile aircraft successfully conducted its maiden flight Friday in the city of Anshun in Southwest China’s Guizhou province, according to its developer
https://www.chinadailyasia.com/articles/44/206/131/1538146812854.html?newsId=49451

21 SEPTEMBER 2018

China vows ‘consequences’ over US sanctions on Russian weapons purchase

Washington’s decision to impose sanctions on the Chinese military over their purchase of Russian fighter jets has left Beijing and Moscow fuming. Russia has accused the US of trying to suppress economic competition
https://www.dw.com/en/china-vows-consequences-over-us-sanctions-on-russian-weapons-purchase/a-45592240
https://www.scmp.com/news/china/military/article/2165256/us-bans-china-wont-dent-arms-deals-russia

11 SEPTEMBER 2018

Russian, Chinese Troops Kick off Russia’s Largest Military Exercise Since 1981

Russia has launched what it has called its largest ever military drills, with hundreds of thousands of troops joining Chinese soldiers in a show of force condemned by Nato as a rehearsal for large-scale conflict
https://thediplomat.com/2018/09/russian-chinese-troops-kick-off-russias-largest-military-exercise-since-1981/
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/sep/11/russia-largest-ever-military-exercise-300000-soldiers-china

29 AUGUST 2018

China, with the world’s largest navy, challenges the US in the Pacific

A modernisation program focused on naval and missile forces has shifted the balance of power in the Pacific in ways the United States and its allies are only beginning to digest
https://www.straitstimes.com/asia/east-asia/china-shoring-up-its-navy-muscles-into-pacific

28 AUGUST 2018

China’s Newest Aircraft Carrier, ‘Type 001A,’ Reportedly Begins Sea Trials

China’s first domestically built aircraft carrier has reportedly begun its final sea trials before commissioning, after which it will take its place as a centerpiece in the country’s growing blue-water navy
https://www.npr.org/2018/08/28/642493101/chinas-newest-aircraft-carrier-type-001a-reportedly-begins-sea-trials?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=news
https://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2161567/chinas-first-home-grown-aircraft-carrier-final-sea-run

20 AUGUST 2018

China’s secret weapon in a war against America

Today, the evidence continues to mount that the employment of sea mines remains a core tenet of Chinese naval war-fighting doctrine
https://nationalinterest.org/blog/buzz/chinas-secret-weapon-war-against-america-28977

15 AUGUST 2018

China angered at new U.S. defense act, to assess content

China on Tuesday condemned measures targeting it in a new U.S. defense act, saying it would comprehensively assess aspects that beef up the role of a panel tasked with reviewing foreign investment proposals
http://ednews.net/en/news/politics/309816-china-angered-at-new-us-defense-act-to-assess-content
https://www.taiwannews.com.tw/en/news/3506331

18 JULY 2018

China sets up unmanned weather station in Tibet for help in ‘live-fire conflict’ with India

China has set up an unmanned weather station in Tibet which can be used for military purpose in the event of an armed conflict with India, according to a report
http://zeenews.india.com/asia/china-sets-up-unmanned-weather-station-in-tibet-for-help-in-live-fire-conflict-with-india-2125400.html

14 JULY 2018

China’s new destroyers: ‘Power, prestige and majesty’

13 JULY 2018

China to send strategic bombers, fighter jets for war games in Russia

China’s air force will send strategic bombers, fighter jets and transport aircraft to take part in war games in Russia this month, as Beijing tries to boost defence ties with Moscow
https://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2155224/china-send-strategic-bombers-fighter-jets-war-games

4 JULY 2018

How North Korean denuclearisation would be good for China’s national security and global standing

Kristian McGuire says that, apart from the military build-up in Northeast Asia to counter the North Korean threat, China’s ambitions of playing a greater global role should motivate it to push Pyongyang towards giving up its nuclear weapons
http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/united-states/article/2153731/how-north-korean-denuclearisation-would-be

24 JUNE 2018

Chinese shipbuilding boss gave CIA aircraft carrier secrets, reports claim

One of China’s most senior shipbuilding executive has been charged with giving secrets about China’s aircraft carriers to the United States. Sun Bo, 57, is general manager of the China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (CSIC)
https://intelnews.org/2018/06/22/01-2343/

16 JUNE 2018

Chinese President Xi urges Navy to boost combat readiness, build aviation forces

Chinese President Xi Jinping has urged the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Navy to further strengthen its combat training and boost its elite forces’ capabilities
https://www.straitstimes.com/asia/east-asia/chinese-president-xi-urges-navy-to-boost-combat-readiness-build-aviation-forces
http://english.chinamil.com.cn/view/2018-06/15/content_8063837.htm

8 JUNE 2018

China hacked US Navy contractor, secured trove of sensitive data on submarine warfare

Chinese government hackers have compromised the computers of a Navy contractor, stealing massive amounts of highly sensitive data related to undersea warfare – including secret plans to develop a supersonic anti-ship missile for use on US submarines by 2020, according to American officials
https://www.straitstimes.com/asia/east-asia/china-hacked-us-navy-contractor-secured-trove-of-sensitive-data-on-submarine-warfare
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2149998/china-twice-hacked-us-navy-contractor-and-stole-data

5 JUNE 2018

US arrests Ron Rockwell Hansen for trying to spy for China

A former US intelligence officer has appeared in court in Seattle charged with attempting to spy for China
http://freebeacon.com/national-security/ex-dia-official-charged-beijing-spy-used-chinese-cell-phones/
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-44364437

30 MAY 2018

China in race to overtake the US in AI warfare

Beijing is pushing hard to integrate artificial intelligence and autonomous weapons – robotic arms capable of thinking and acting at the speed of light
http://www.atimes.com/article/china-in-race-to-overtake-the-us-in-ai-warfare/?utm_source=The+Daily+Report&utm_campaign=6d3ac2922b-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_05_30_11_28&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_1f8bca137f-6d3ac2922b-31591405

5 MARS 2018

China Announces Largest Military Spending Increase In Three Years

China on Monday announced the largest increase in three years to its defense budget, saying it would spend 8.1 percent more than the previous year as the country continues a push to modernize its military and expand its air and naval capabilities
https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2018/03/05/590845672/china-announces-largest-military-spending-increase-in-three-years
http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-03/05/c_137018039.htm
http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/1091926.shtml

16 FEBRUARY 2018

‘Falling behind’: US admiral warns of China dominance in hypersonic missile race

Even as the Pentagon hustles to ensure that its defences keep pace with North Korea’s fast-growing rocket programme, US officials increasingly are turning attention to a new generation of missile threat
http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/east-asia/article/2133583/falling-behind-us-admiral-warns-china-dominance-hypersonic

28 JANUARY 2018

Is China’s nuclear attack submarine too easy to detect?

After a Chinese nuclear attack submarine was discovered by the Japanese navy while submerged near disputed islands in the East China Sea, military experts say it could be too easy to detect
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2130870/chinas-nuclear-attack-submarine-too-easy-detect

9 JANUARY 2018

China denies plans to set up military base in Pakistan

China on Tuesday denied as “unnecessary” speculation reports that it was planning to build a military base at Jiwani in Pakistan’s Balochistan province close to the strategic Chabahar port, which is being jointly developed by India, Iran and Afghanistan
http://gulfnews.com/news/asia/pakistan/china-denies-plans-to-set-up-military-base-in-pakistan-1.2154410

4 JANUARY 2018

China has started building its third aircraft carrier, military sources say

China started building its third aircraft carrier – with a hi-tech launch system – at a Shanghai shipyard last year, according to sources close to the People’s Liberation Army
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2126883/china-has-started-building-its-third-aircraft-carrier

24 DECEMBER 2017

China’s first domestic large amphibious aircraft makes maiden flight

China’s first home-grown large amphibious aircraft AG600 takes off at the Jinwan Civil Aviation Airport in Zhuhai, south China’s Guangdong Province, Dec. 24, 2017. AG600, code named « Kunlong », completed its maiden flight on Sunday. (Xinhua/Liang Xu)
http://english.chinamil.com.cn/view/2017-12/25/content_7881967.htm
http://www.euronews.com/2017/12/24/maiden-flight-of-amphibious-plane
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-42471045

22 NOVEMBER 2017

China’s new military leaders

The new CMC membership is stacked with Xi’s favoured generals. While the two CMC deputies — Xu Qiliang and Zhang Youxia — share a long history with Xi, the remaining members either served in the former Nanjing Military Region, which encompassed Xi’s former Fujian and Zhejiang strongholds, or have been groomed for higher office since Xi assumed the CMC leadership
http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2017/11/22/chinas-new-military-leaders/

18 NOVEMBER 2017

China wins its war against THAAD without firing a shot

A detente between China and South Korea may be good news for the Korean economy and a necessary step towards resolving the North Korea issue, but at the same time it threatens to degrade regional security for years to come
http://www.scmp.com/week-asia/geopolitics/article/2120452/china-wins-its-war-against-south-koreas-us-thaad-missile
http://www.atimes.com/article/beijing-seoul-reset-doesnt-hurt-us-south-korea-ties/

27 SEPTEMBER 2017

The end game of China’s arms export strategy

Is China’s arms export strategy really a success story? The first question is to establish whether there has been dramatic growth in China’s arms exports, emulating the success of its broader commercial exports. While the picture is not equivocal, there are signs that something is indeed happening
http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2017/09/27/the-end-game-of-chinas-arms-export-strategy/

18 SEPTEMBER 2017

China, Russia begin joint drills near North Korea

China and Russia have started joint naval drills near North Korea, amid continuing tensions chiefly between Pyongyang and Washington that risk turning into a military conflict
http://www.presstv.ir/Detail/2017/09/18/535556/China-Russia-joint-drills-North-Korea
https://en.tempo.co/read/news/2017/09/18/074910162/China-Russia-Begin-Naval-Drills-Near-North-Korea

25 JULY 2017

Chinese military sets up hi-tech weapons research agency modelled on US body

China’s military has set up a new department modelled on the ­Pentagon’s hi-tech research agency to develop state-of-the-art weapons such as stealth ­aircraft and electromagnetic ­cannons
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2104070/chinese-military-sets-hi-tech-weapons-research-agency

24 JULY 2017

Chinese jets intercept US surveillance plane over East China Sea: US officials

A pair of armed Chinese fighter jets flew dangerously close to a U.S. Navy reconnaissance plane flying in the East China Sea on Sunday afternoon, with the hazardous Chinese behavior nearly causing a « collision, » two U.S. officials told
http://www.foxnews.com/world/2017/07/24/2-chinese-fighter-jets-buzz-us-navy-spy-plane-in-east-china-sea.html
http://www.presstv.ir/Detail/2017/07/24/529559/Chinese-jets-intercept-US-surveillance-plane

19 JULY 2017

Is This the Future of Chinese Submarine Power?

There are hints that China might pursue foreign basing for its submarine force
http://nationalinterest.org/feature/the-future-chinese-submarine-power-21229

18 JULY 2017

China dares India. Says ready for all-out confrontation

China on Tuesday again told India to withdraw its troops from the disputed border at Doklam as a Chinese newspaper warned that Beijing was battle ready and not afraid to go to war with India in an “all-out confrontation”
http://gulfnews.com/news/asia/india/china-dares-india-says-ready-for-all-out-confrontation-1.2060997
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/articles/178/96/199/1500390938750.html
http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/doklam-standoff-china-india-sikkim-border-standoff-pla-beijing/1/1004522.html

16 JULY 2017

What is China’s military strength?

Despite being the largest Army, it is not the most modern force in the world considering the budget it allocates for defence. In 2017, Chinese defence budget allocation was $152 billion. Here is Global Fire Power data on China’s military prowess
http://indianexpress.com/article/what-is/what-is-chinas-military-strength-4748691/

11  JULY 2017

China dispatches military personnel to Djibouti base

China on Tuesday dispatched members of its People’s Liberation Army to the Horn of Africa nation of Djibouti to man the rising Asian giant’s first overseas military base, a key part of a wide-ranging expansion of the role of China’s armed forces
http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/A/AS_CHINA_DJIBOUTI_MILITARY_BASE?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2017-07-11-09-42-57
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/articles/239/143/253/1499783231536.html

28 JUNE 2017

China launches Asia’s biggest, most advanced warship, giving PLA greater reach

Beijing launched what it calls the most advanced and largest warship in Asia on Wednesday, billing it as a major step forward in the modernisation of its navy, according to the official military newspaper
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2100335/china-launches-its-best-and-biggest-warship-push-build
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-40426832
http://english.chinamil.com.cn/view/2017-06/28/content_7656051.htm

27 JUNE 2017

China makes a formal protest after accusing Indian border guards of crossing from Sikkim state into its Tibetan territory

China has accused Indian border guards of crossing into its territory from the state of Sikkim on India’s northeastern border with Tibet, the Chinese foreign and defence ministries have said, complicating an already difficult relationship http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/reuters/article-4641894/China-accuses-Indian-border-guards-crossing-territory.html#ixzz4lEMktQ17
http://www.livemint.com/Politics/geza9H7vcWsvfDXxc6wg9O/China-accuses-Indian-troops-of-crossing-boundary-in-Sikkim.html

23 JUNE 2017

US defense contractor caught with $16,500 in luggage is charged with spying for China

A US defense contractor and former State Department security officer who was found with $16,500 in his luggage has been arrested by American counterintelligence officials and charged with spying for China
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jun/23/us-defense-contractor-caught-with-16500-in-luggage-is-charged-with-spying-for-china
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/22/us/politics/kevin-mallory-arrested-spying-china.html

16 JUNE 2017

Hong Kong’s PLA garrison no longer just symbolic, top brass say

The People’s Liberation Army has signalled that its Hong Kong garrison is no longer just a sovereign symbol but a combat-ready force that could demonstrate China’s military might
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2098721/hong-kongs-pla-garrison-no-longer-just-symbolic-top

7 JUNE 2017

Threat for India as China plans to establish its military base in Pakistan: Pentagone report

China is set to expand its military capabilities across the globe, with new overseas bases in countries like Pakistan as the world’s largest army seeks an increased role in defending China’s interest abroad, a report by the Pentagon has said
http://www.asiapacificstar.com/news/253500457/threat-for-india-as-china-plans-to-establish-its-military-base-in-pakistan
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jun/07/china-to-set-up-military-bases-in-pakistan-pentagon-report
http://zeenews.india.com/world/china-slams-pentagon-report-on-overseas-military-bases-2012830.html

27 MAY 2017

US says China carried out ‘unsafe’ intercept of surveillance plane

Two Chinese fighter jets intercepted a US Navy surveillance plane over the South China Sea on Wednesday, with one coming within 200 yards (180 meters) of the American aircraft, US officials told
http://www.atimes.com/article/us-says-china-carried-unsafe-intercept-surveillance-plane/
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2095921/two-chinese-jets-unsafe-intercept-us-navy-aircraft

19 MAY 2017

Chinese fighter jets intercept US ‘sniffer’ plane over disputed territory

A pair of incidents involving fighter jets from China, Japan and the US over the East China seas has escalated an already tense situation. Several nations have claims of sovereignty over parts of the region
http://www.dw.com/en/chinese-fighter-jets-intercept-us-sniffer-plane-over-disputed-territory/a-38897597
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2095015/us-critic

2 MAY 2017

China demands ‘immediate’ halt to US missile shield in South Korea

China called Tuesday (May 2) for the immediate suspension of a controversial missile defence system hours after Washington confirmed the shield was now operational in South Korea
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/china-demands-immediate-halt-to-us-missile-shield-in-south-korea-8811534
http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/1045050.shtml

26 APRIL 2017

China launches its first home-built aircraft carrier

China has launched its first domestically built aircraft carrier, which will join an existing one bought secondhand from Ukraine, amid rising tensions over North Korea and worries about Beijing’s assertiveness in the South China Sea
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/apr/26/china-launches-second-aircraft-carrier-that-is-first-built-at-home
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2090723/china-launches-first-domestically-built-aircraft
https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20170426_16/

18 APRIL 2017

China reshuffles 84 corps-level military units

China announced Tuesday a military reshuffle with 84 corps-level units newly adjusted or established, a move hailed by President Xi Jinping as another major step in strengthening the country’s armed forces
http://chinaplus.cri.cn/news/politics/11/20170418/3175.html

29 MARCH 2017

China building navy’s biggest amphibious assault vessel, sources say

China has started building a new generation of large amphibious assault vessels that will strengthen the navy as it plays a more dominant role in projecting the nation’s power overseas, military sources said
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2083109/china-building-navys-biggest-amphibious-assault-vessel

10 MARCH 2017

China’s second aircraft carrier in shape as navy sets ambitious goals

The building of China’s second aircraft carrier is in good shape as the hull blocks have been joined in the dock, said a senior navy offcial
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/nation/2017-03/10/content_15583798.html
http://en.people.cn/n3/2017/0310/c90000-9188666.html

7 MARCH 2017

China warns of ‘consequences’ over deployment of U.S. antimissile system

China warned Tuesday of “consequences” for South Korea and the United States over the deployment of a U.S. antimissile system, raising regional tension and posing a challenge to the Trump administration
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/china-warns-of-consequences-over-deployment-of-us-anti-missile-system/2017/03/07/dd5ca494-0319-11e7-a391-651727e77fc0_story.html?utm_term=.24810b96c1df
http://www.aljazeera.com/video/news/2017/03/deploys-missile-defence-system-south-korea-170307101521273.html

4 MARCH 2017

China raises military budget by 7pc amid slower economic growth

China will increase its defence budget by about 7 per cent this year, the smallest boost since 2010, a move which analysts said reflected the nation’s continuing economic slowdown
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2076111/china-raises-military-budget-7pc-amid-slower-economic
http://www.atimes.com/article/china-says-defense-spending-increase-slow/

27 FEBRUARY 2017

China needs to ramp up defence spending amid overhaul of military, say Chinese analysts

Chinese military experts say Beijing needs to resume double-digit increases in defence spending in the coming year to meet the increasing challenges facing the nation’s military at home and abroad
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2074356/china-needs-ramp-defence-spending-amid-overhaul

21 FEBRUARY 2017

China boosts arms exports by 74pc, while cutting reliance on outside providers, report finds

China has become less dependent on arms import over the past five years due to increased military capabilities at home, while boosting its own exports by 74 per cent, according to a report released on Monday
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2072465/china-boosts-arms-exports-74pc-while-cutting-reliance

China’s Military Capabilities 2017

People’s Liberation Army (Chinese army), Chinese air force, Chinese ladn forces, Chinese navy
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eHHuwHgmQ68

18 FEBRUARY 2017

China’s Strategic Support Force: A Force for Innovation?

The new PLA branch might be China’s key to leapfrogging the United States on military technology
http://thediplomat.com/2017/02/chinas-strategic-support-force-a-force-for-innovation/

15 FEBRUARY 2017

China’s military progress challenges Western dominance, says IISS

 Chinese military technology is reaching « near-parity » with the West, a new report from the London-based think tank IISS has found. Western dominance in advanced military systems can no longer be taken for granted
http://www.dw.com/en/chinas-military-progress-challenges-western-dominance-says-iiss/a-37552817

7 FEBRUARY 2017

China slams base in South Korea for US destroyer

Beijing voiced its firm opposition on Tuesday to the possible deployment of the United States’ most advanced warship to waters off the Korean peninsula
http://www.asianews.network/content/china-slams-base-south-korea-destroyer-38836

1 FEBRUARY 2017

China tested new missile capable of carrying multiple nuclear warheads: report

China reportedly tested a new version of a missile that can carry multiple nuclear warheads last month, amid heightened anxiety over ties with the United States
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2067267/china-tested-new-missile-capable-carrying-multiple
https://sputniknews.com/asia/201701311050213051-china-tests-missile-ten-warheads/
http://freebeacon.com/national-security/china-tests-missile-10-warheads/

11 JANUARY 2017

China issues white paper on Asia-Pacific security cooperation

China on Wednesday issued a white paper on policies related to Asia-Pacific security cooperation, which also clarified the nation’s stance on issues of regional concern
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-01/11/c_135974121.htm
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/china-issues-white-paper-warns-small-and-medium-sized-countries/3430786.html
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/china/2017-01/11/c_135973695_2.htm

28 DECEMBER 2016

China’s military in 2016: Missiles, intelligence and the South China Sea

China’s military advanced along several fronts in 2016 in its concerted program to develop new asymmetric and conventional warfare capabilities while continuing to challenge the United States for military control of key waterways in Asia
http://www.atimes.com/chinas-military-2016-missiles-intelligence-scs/

14 DECEMBER 2016

America’s F-35 fighter jet vs China’s J-20: which is better, cheaper, stealthier?

Although few details are known about China’s most advanced fighter under development, it is assumed it will cost much less than its US equivalent
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2054492/americas-f-35-fighter-jet-vs-chinas-j-20-which-better

17 NOVEMBER 2016

China says its aircraft carrier is combat-ready — here’s how it stacks up to other world powers’

Almost two decades after buying the hull from Ukraine in 1998, China has finally declared its sole aircraft carrier, the Liaoning, ready for combat
http://uk.businessinsider.com/china-liaoning-aircraft-carrier-vs-nimitz-kuznetsov-2016-11?r=US&IR=T/#the-liaonings-particulars-and-capabilities-sound-impressive-2

17 SEPTEMBER 2016

Is China’s latest space mission a step towards PLA tracking of nuclear submarines?

Chinese scientists are working on a space-based device that could track gravitational ripples produced by submerged submarines
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2028686/chinas-latest-space-mission-step-towards-pla-tracking

12 SEPTEMBER 2016

China, Russia hold 1st joint South China Sea drill

China and Russia have kicked off 8 days of joint naval exercises in the South China Sea. It’s the first time the 2 countries are holding joint drills in the contested waters
http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20160912_20/
http://english.chinamil.com.cn/view/2016-09/12/content_7254045.htm

10 SEPTEMBER 2016

China eyes closer military ties with Myanmar

China’s military wants to strengthen ties with neighbouring Myanmar by having more exchanges and greater cooperation, a top officer told Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi during a visit to the Southeast Asian country
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/china-eyes-closer-military-ties-myanmar
http://www.ecns.cn/military/2016/09-10/225992.shtml

29 AUGUST 2016

China Air Force spokesperson: 3rd-generation surface-to-air missile ready for combat

The PLA Air Force’s « Hero Battalion », which assigned to a missile division with the air force of the Central Theater Command and created the precedent of hitting enemy aircraft like the U-2 ultra-high altitude reconnaissance aircraft with surface-to-air missile in the world, has formed combat capability after employing the 3rd-generation surface-to-air missiles independently developed by China
http://english.chinamil.com.cn/view/2016-08/29/content_7230831.htm

25 AUGUST 2016

Arms Race Threatened on India-China border

 New Delhi’s decision to deploy the BrahMos supersonic missile – the world’s fastest anti-ship cruise missile, which can fly at 2.8 times the speed of sound – in the disputed northeast state of Arunachal, has left its rival and neighbor fuming as big-power tensions flare between China and India
http://www.asiasentinel.com/politics/arms-race-threaten-india-china-border/

24 JULY 2016

South China Sea air strips’ main role is ‘to defend Hainan nuclear submarine base’

The real reason for China’s construction of artificial islands in the South China Sea is to provide a ring of protection for its fleet of advanced nuclear submarines based on the southern tip of Hainan Island, experts say
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/1993754/south-china-sea-air-strips-main-role-defend-hainan

8 JULY 2016

China and Russia criticise THAAD missile defence system as destabilising region

China and Russia blasted Seoul and Washington on Friday over their decision to deploy an advanced missile defence system in South Korea, which analysts said would trigger a new round of an arms race in northeast Asia and push China closer to the North Korea
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/1987103/china-and-russia-criticise-thaad-missile-defence-system
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/nation/2016-07/08/content_15460127.html

6 JULY 2016

China extends military wings with new home-grown transport plane Y-20

The People’s Liberation Army Air Force put its newest home-grown military transport aircraft, the Yun-20, into service yesterday – extending Beijing’s ability to deploy its forces around the world as it pursues a greater global role
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/1986128/china-extends-military-wings-new-home-grown-transport
http://english.chinamil.com.cn/news-channels/2016-07/06/content_7138086.htm
http://gulfnews.com/news/asia/china/china-extends-military-wings-with-new-transport-plane-1.1858281

28 JUNE 2016

Is China militarising space? Experts say new junk collector could be used as anti-satellite weapon

A small spacecraft sent into orbit by the Long March 7 rocket launched from Hainan in southern China on Saturday is tasked with cleaning up space junk, according to the government, but some analysts claim it may serve a military purpose
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/1982526/china-militarising-space-experts-say-new-junk-collector

27 JUNE 2016

Russia and China to produce heavy helicopter

Under the agreement between Russia and China, the Russian helicopters will provide technologies and also develop a technical proposal and separate systems of the new vehicle on a contract basis, Tass reports
http://www.theasian.asia/archives/95234

18 JUNE 2016

How China’s navy rapidly modernized to rival the US’s

A recent report from the US Congressional Research Service details how China’s navy, the People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN), has undergone a stunning modernization push that puts it near parity with the US
http://uk.businessinsider.com/how-china-has-modernized-their-navy-2016-6?r=US&IR=T

15 JUNE 2016

For the first time since 2004, a Chinese warship enters Japanese territorial sea in East China Sea

A Chinese People’s Liberation Army-Navy Type 815 Dongdiao-class spy ship entered Japanese territorial waters on Wednesday, according to Japan’s defense ministry. The move is the first of its kind since 2004, when a Chinese nuclear submarine entered Japan’s 12 nautical mile territorial sea near Sakishima Islands, in Okinawa prefecture
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
http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20160615_37/

2 MAY 2016

The dangers presented by China’s hypersonic weapons build-up

Back just three years ago, in February of 2013, a high-ranking US naval official remarked that China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) was preparing to wage, if called upon, what he called “a short sharp war to destroy Japanese forces in the East China Sea …”
http://atimes.com/2016/05/the-dangers-presented-by-chinas-hypersonic-weapons-build-up/

26 APRIL 2016

China, Indonesia to boost security ties despite South China Sea spat

Chinese and Indonesian officials pledged to boost security ties, marine cooperation and infrastructure investment, state media reported on Tuesday, after a diplomatic spat over what Indonesia called a breach of its sovereignty by the Chinese coastguard.
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/china-indonesia-to-boost/2734410.html

26 APRIL 2016

China, Indonesia to boost security ties despite South China Sea spat

Chinese and Indonesian officials pledged to boost security ties, marine cooperation and infrastructure investment, state media reported on Tuesday, after a diplomatic spat over what Indonesia called a breach of its sovereignty by the Chinese coastguard.
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/china-indonesia-to-boost/2734410.html

4 APRIL 2016

Another ‘Great Game’: Why China’s PLA is jostling for position with the world’s armed forces in tiny Djibouti

Four months ago that China has signed an agreement with Djibouti for the installation by the end of 2017 of a “naval logistics” base to accommodate up to 10,000 soldiers and serve to secure Beijing’s considerable and growing interests in the wider region
http://www.scmp.com/news/world/africa/article/1933505/another-great-game-why-chinas-pla-jostling-position-worlds-armed

7 MARCH 2016

China’s second aircraft carrier to be equipped with J-15, military expert says

China’s domestically produced J-15 carrier-based fighter will be deployed on the country’s second aircraft carrier, said military expert Yin Zhuo in a recent interview
http://en.people.cn/n3/2016/0307/c90000-9026443.html

5 MARCH 2016

China announces 7.6-pct defense budget rise, lowest in six years

China on Saturday announced the country’s lowest defense budget increase in six years in the wake of rising economic headwinds and last year’s massive drawdown of service people
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/nation/2016-03/05/content_15394979.html

13 FEBRUARY 2016

China FM: THAAD in S.Korea could target China

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi says he opposes the use of an advanced US missile defense system in South Korea
http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/english/news/20160213_19.html

2 FEBRUARY 2016

China’s new 5 military regions officially established

China on Monday officially established five military regions to replace the seven military regions that existed previously at a ceremony in Beijing. The five new military regions are: Eastern, Western, Southern , Northern and Central Military Regions
http://focustaiwan.tw/news/acs/201602010029.aspx
http://thediplomat.com/2016/02/its-official-chinas-military-has-5-new-theater-commands/

20 JANUARY 2016

China to Get Russia’s Lethal Su-35 Fighter This Year

China’s People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) will start receiving its first Sukhoi Su-35 Flanker-E fighters from Russia later this year
http://nationalinterest.org/blog/the-buzz/china-get-russias-lethal-su-35-fighter-year-14968

5 JANUARY 2016

China Launches a New High-Tech Spy Ship

Neptune, the newly unveiled Type 815 surveillance vessel, is the latest addition to Beijing’s growing fleet—which has been deployed far and wide in recent years
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/01/05/china-launches-a-new-high-tech-spy-ship.html

31 DECEMBER 2015

Its now official: China is building 2nd aircraft carrier with domestic technology

Ministry spokesman Col. Yang Yujun told reporters at a news conference that the 50,000-ton vessel is being built in the northern port of Dalian
http://atimes.com/2015/12/china-building-second-aircraft-carrier-with-domestic-technology/

29 DECEMBER 2015

China’s armed drones appear built from stolen data from US cyber intrusions

The Caihong-4, or CH-4, unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) is a testament to the remarkable success of China’s military in copying vital high-technology weapons that currently are considered among the most cutting edge arms systems used in modern combat operations for both ground strikes and intelligence-gathering
http://atimes.com/2015/12/chinas-armed-drones-appear-built-from-stolen-data-from-us-cyber-intrusions/

28 DECEMBER 2015

China legalises overseas counter-terrorism operations in controversial new anti-terror laws

China legalises overseas counter-terror operations by its military, according to the details of a controversial new law, as it tries to tie violence linked to mainly Muslim Xinjiang into global concerns about extremism
http://www.radioaustralia.net.au/international/2015-12-29/china-legalises-overseas-counterterrorism-operations-in-controversial-new-antiterror-laws/1530470
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/china-gives-itself-right-mount-anti-terror-ops-abroad

1 DECEMBER 2015

China Is Building The World’s Second Stealth Air Force

Prototype « 2017 » is the eighth J-20 stealth fighter, its most noticeable exterior improvement is a redesigned cockpit canopy. The ceremony surrounding its November 24, 2015 maiden flight (note brightly dressed civilians in the background) suggests that the J-20 project has hit a major milestone, with LRIP likely to start next year
http://www.popsci.com/2017-prototype-heralds-end-an-era-for-j-20-fighter-jet-testing-start-another-era

26 NOVEMBER 2015

Xi urges breakthroughs in military structural reform

Chinese President Xi Jinping has urged breakthroughs in reform of the country’s armed forces by 2020, vowing to reorganize the current military administration structure and military command system
http://english.chinamil.com.cn/news-channels/2015-11/26/content_6787761.htm

China confirms deal with Russia on Su-35 fighter jets

« The Su-35 fighter jet project is one of the areas in which China and Russia are willing to cooperate, » said Chinese Defense Ministry spokesman Wu Qian in response to a question about the US$2-billion deal
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/business/2015-11/26/content_15350642.html
http://english.chinamil.com.cn/news-channels/pla-daily-commentary/2015-11/20/content_6777658.htm

15 OCTOBER 2015

Chinese admiral in Iran calls for closer defence ties

China wants to strengthen military ties with Iran, a senior Chinese admiral said Thursday, three months after Tehran sealed a deal with world powers over its nuclear programme.
https://sg.news.yahoo.com/chinese-admiral-iran-calls-closer-defence-ties-082033177.html

29 SEPTEMBER 2015

China and Malaysia’s first ever joint military exercice is an important strategic move

Malaysia’s Armed Forces and the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) conducted a five-day exercise on Managing Non-Traditional Threats and Humanitarian and Disaster Relief (HADR) from September 17 to 22. Codenamed “Peace and Friendship 2015″
http://www.intellasia.net/china-and-malaysias-first-ever-joint-military-exercise-is-an-important-strategic-move-471169

9 SEPTEMBER 2015

Sino-Russia co-engineered heavy helicopter debuts in China

A heavy-lift helicopter jointly developed by China and Russia made its debut in China on Wednesday
http://www.wantchinatimes.com/news-subclass-cnt.aspx?cid=1101&MainCatID=11&id=20150909000141

19 AUGUST 2015

China’s DF-41 long-range nuclear missile ‘closer to operational’

The People’s Liberation Army tested the Dongfeng-41 (DF-41) intercontinental ballistic missile, which can carry multiple warheads, on August 6, US website The Washington Free Beacon reported on Tuesday, citing unnamed US defence officials
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/1850988/chinas-df-41-long-range-nuclear-missile-closer

5 AUGUST 2015

Xi promotes biggest batch of officers to full general

Chinese President Xi Jinping has promoted his biggest batch of military and armed police officers to full general, in a bid to consolidate his power base and boost morale amid an anti-corruption crackdown in the military, say analysts http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/xi-promotes-biggest-batch-officers-full-general#sthash.FWQRcpcq.dpuf
http://english.chinamil.com.cn/news-channels/china-military-news/2015-08/04/content_6614295.htm

30 JULY 2015

China Accuses US of Militarizing South China Sea

China’s Defense Ministry Thursday accused the United States of « militarizing » the South China Sea by staging patrols and joint military drills there, leading to raised tensions in the disputed region
http://www.voanews.com/content/china-accuses-us-of-militarizing-south-china-sea/2886799.html
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/nation/2015-07/30/content_15297878.html

7 JULY 2015

China needs long-range strategic bomber to strike adversaries farther away: State media

China needs to develop a long-range strategic bomber to strike adversaries farther away from its coast in the event of conflict, state media reported Tuesday, quoting defence experts
http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/defence/china-needs-long-range-strategic-bomber-to-strike-adversaries-farther-away-state-media/articleshow/47968683.cms
http://english.chinamil.com.cn/news-channels/china-military-news/2015-07/07/content_6573791.htm

19 JUNE 2015

China Builds the World’s Fastest Tank Gun, Then Tries to Hide It

While new tanks like the Russian Armata and Turkish Altay are taking the spotlight in the world of armored vehicles, China has a new tank gun that might just beat them all. The 127th Ordinance Institute, of the Central Northern University, handed over a new 125mm cannon to PLA officers at a June 10, 2015 ceremony
http://www.popsci.com/china-builds-worlds-fastest-tank-gun-then-tries-hide-it

 

On 1st July in Asian history

ON 1st JULY IN ASIAN HISTORY

To see another date, on Internet (Google…), type “On (day + month) in Asian history »

Updated on July 1, 2018

1242: Death of Chagatai Khan, Mongol ruler, born on December 22, 1183
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chagatai_Khan

1589: Death of Lady Saigō, Japanese wife of Tokugawa Ieyasu, born in 1552
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lady_Saig%C5%8D

1781 : During the Second Anglo-Mysore War, the British troops, under General Eyree Coote, defeat Hyder Ali in the battle of Porto Novo
http://www.wikiwand.com/en/Battle_of_Porto_Novo
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyder_Ali

1822: Birth of Nguyễn Đình Chiểu, Vietnamese poet who died on July 3, 1888
http://www.poemhunter.com/nguyen-dinh-chieu/biography/

Nguyễn Đình Chiểu

1859: In Japan, Hakodate, Kanagawa and Nagasaki are opened to British commerce and British subjects could travel within a range of 25 miles of each port

1863: Slavery officially ends in the Netherlands Indies

1902: The US Congress passes the Philippines Government Act (or Cooper Act), providing that the Philippines be governed by a commission appointed by the President, with consent from the senate
http://nhcp.gov.ph/the-philippine-bill-of-1902-turning-point-in-philippine-legislation/
http://www.chanrobles.com/philippinebillof1902.htm#.WVc0heTzk2w

1902-07-01 Basic Law

1915: Birth of Nguyễn Văn Linh, Vietnamese revolutionary and politician, general secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam from 1986 to 1991, who died on April 27, 1998
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nguy%E1%BB%85n_V%C4%83n_Linh

1921: On Shanghai, foundation of the Communist Party of China, with Chen Duxiu as first chairman
http://www.cinaforum.net/july-1-1921-foundation-of-the-communist-party-of-china/
http://alphahistory.com/chineserevolution/chinese-communist-party/
http://persona.rin.ru/eng/view/f/0/28651/chen-duxiu

1921-07-01 Mao pf

1927: Birth of Shri Chandra Shekhar, Prime Minister of India (1990-1991), who died on July 8, 2007
http://www.pmindia.gov.in/en/former_pm/shri-chandra-shekhar/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chandra_Shekhar

1938: Birth of Hariprasad Chaurasia, Indian flute player and composer
http://www.thefamouspeople.com/profiles/hariprasad-chaurasia-5440.php
http://www.iloveindia.com/indian-heroes/hariprasad-chaurasia.html
http://www.ndtv.com/video/player/news/i-still-feel-i-am-a-student-of-music-pandit-hariprasad-chaurasia/301436
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/july-1-1938-hariprasad-chaurasia-is-born


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

1943: Tokyo City merges with Tokyo Prefecture and is dissolved. Since then, no city in Japan has had the name « Tokyo » (present-day Tokyo is not officially a city)

1945: Australian troops land at Balikpapan on Borneo, Indonesia


http://www.navy.gov.au/history/feature-histories/borneo-1945-amphibious-success-story
http://www.couriermail.com.au/extras/ww2/balikpapanfighttothefinish.htm?nk=530c9c72c3de099554c49b8e769dc706-1467486279

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tbhzgkL278M

1946: White Rajah of Sarawak cedes his territory to the British government as a crown colony
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vyner_of_Sarawak

1947: The Philippine Air Force is established

1948: Quaid-i-Azam (Ali Jinnah) inaugurates Pakistan’s central bank, the State Bank of Pakistan

1949: Merger of two princely states of India, Cochin and Travancore to become the state of Thiru-Kochi (later re-organized to Kerala) in Indian Union

1950: The first U.S. troops, 407 in total, are sent to South Korea as the U.S. 24th infantry division

1955: Birth of Li Keqiang, Chinese politician, 7th Premier of the People’s Republic of China since March 15, 2013
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Li_Keqiang

1963: Creation of the « Territory of Pondicherry » which includes Pondicherry, Karikal, Yanam and Mahé
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_India

1964: In Paris, French president General De Gaulle and prince Sihanouk suggest a new conference of Geneva aiming to safeguard the neutrality of Cambodia and Laos

1967: Birth of Sansan Chien, Taiwanese composer, who died on October 24, 2011
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sansan_Chien

1968: The CIA’s Phoenix Program is officially established
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phoenix_Program
http://www.globalresearch.ca/the-phoenix-program/5506322

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gTE–9sPgPg

1970: General Yahya Khan, president of Pakistan abolishes One-Unit of Western Pakistan, restoring the provinces
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/West_Pakistan

1975: Thailand establishes diplomatic relations with Communist China

1976: Birth of Justin Lo, Hong Kong singer and songwriter
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Justin_Lo

1976: Death of Zhang Wentian, 5th General Secretary of the Chinese Communist Party from 1935 to 1943, born on August 30, 1900
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zhang_Wentian
https://books.google.fr/books?id=lpR8yKWjHRQC&pg=PA119&lpg=PA119&dq=Death+of+Zhang+Wentian&source=bl&ots=t3p-h-uKtK&sig=SfMnhQq1Yko002FAKTJR7BZfyGE&hl=fr&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjlxP7Bvv3bAhXE1hQKHZ3pCw8Q6AEIoQEwGA#v=onepage&q=Death%20of%20Zhang%20Wentian&f=false

1983: Birth of Leeteuk (Park Jung Su), Korean singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leeteuk

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=POcfMJ8doMw

1986: Birth of Agnes Monica, Indonesian singer and actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agnes_Monica


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S1I3lFJ-dww

1997: Hong Kong is hand back to the Chinese authorities, ending more than 150 years of British control. The city become a Special Administrative Region with Tung Chee-hwa as Chief Executive

http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/july/1/newsid_2656000/2656973.stm
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/cpc2011/2010-09/09/content_12481219.htm
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/education-community/article/1983718/everything-you-need-know-about-hong-kongs-return
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/general/onthisday/big/0701.html#article

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=os4p8MfAqQY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dVZzRY0X6_g&feature=related


2001: The Communist party of China celebrates the 80th anniversary of its foundation. General Secretary Jiang Zemin announce that private companies boss are now authorized to join the party

2003: In Hong Kong, 500,000 people demonstrate against an anti-subversion bill

2006:In South Korea, Kang Jae-sup is elected chairman of the Grand National Party
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kang_Jae-seop

2006: In China, the Qinghai-Tibet Railway is inaugurated
http://www.ecanadanepal.com/2016/05/qinghai-tibet-railway.html
http://www.historychannel.com.au/classroom/day-in-history/670/worlds-highest-rail-line-inaugurated
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qinghai-Tibet_Railway
 Qinghai-Tibet train

2006: Death of former Japanese premier Ryutaro Hashimoto
http://www.nytimes.com/2006/07/02/world/asia/02hashimoto.html?_r=0
http://www.guardian.co.uk/news/2006/jul/03/guardianobituaries.japan

2007: Tenth anniversary of the return of Hong Kong to China. Hu Jintao underlines the limits of the autonomy of the city while 68,000 people demonstrate for universal suffrage

2008: Anwar Ibrahim, Malaysia’s opposition leader, files a police complaint after new sodomy charges
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia-pacific/2008/07/20087195330440794.html

2011: China’s President Hu Jintao warns the Communist Party that corruption could cost it the support of the people – in a speech marking 90 years since the party was founded.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-13985359
http://english.aljazeera.net/video/asia-pacific/2011/07/20117202013658493.html
http://english.aljazeera.net/video/asia-pacific/2011/07/20117123512846499.html

2012: Hong Kong’s new Beijing-backed leader Leung Chun-ying is sworn in amid rising public discontent over widening inequality and lack of full democracy in the semi-autonomous southern Chinese financial centre.
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2012/07/2012714286700794.html
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/02/world/asia/protesters-march-as-new-hong-kong-leader-is-sworn-in.html?_r=1&ref=asia
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/hongkong/9368130/100000-march-in-Hong-Kong-on-15th-anniversary-of-handover.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-18664132

 

Holidays and observances

Communist Party of China Founding Day (People’s Republic of China)

Hong Kong: Hong Kong SAR Establishment Day

On 28 June in Japan’s history

ON 28 JUNE IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

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Updated on June 28, 2019

1243: Birth of Go-Fukakusa, 89th Japanese emperor (1246-1259) who died on August 17, 1304
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Go-Fukakusa

1936: The Japanese puppet state of Mengjiang is formed in northern China
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mengjiang

1946: In Japan, Hitoshi Ashida becomes the chairman of the Committee on Bill for Revision of the Imperial Constitution in the House of Representatives
http://www.ndl.go.jp/constitution/e/library/06/002_41bunshoko.html

1951: Death of Fumiko Hayashi, a female Japanese writer born on December 31, 1903
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fumiko_Hayashi_(author)
http://www.sunypress.edu/pdf/53945.pdf

1956: Joint communiqué between China and Japan on the repatriation of prisoners of war

1971: Birth of Norika Fujiwara, Japanese actress and television personality
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norika_Fujiwara

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

1994: In Japan, members of the Aum Shinrikyo cult release sarin gas at Matsumoto prefecture, 7 persons are killed and 660 injured
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matsumoto_incident

2007: Death of Japanese premier Kiichi Miyazawa (1991–1993), born on October 8, 1919
http://www.guardian.co.uk/news/2007/jun/30/guardianobituaries.japan
http://en.wikinews.org/wiki/Former_Japan_Prime_Minister_Kiichi_Miyazawa_dies_at_87

kiichi Miyazawa1

2014: Death of On Kawara, Japanese painter, born onJanuary 2, 1933
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/16/arts/design/on-kawara-conceptual-artist-who-found-elegance-in-every-day-dies-at-81.html?_r=0
http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2014/jul/24/on-kawara

On 28 June in Chinese history, Hong Kong and Taiwan

ON 28 JUNE IN CHINESE HISTORY, HONG KONG AND TAIWAN

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Updated on June 28, 2019

202: Death of Eastern Han Dynasty powerful warlord Yuan Shao
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yuan_Shao
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/6106.html

1194: Death of Emperor Xiaozong of Song (1162-1189), born on November 27, 1127
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Xiaozong
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/6107.html

1919: China is the only one country who refuse to sign the Treaty of Versailles
http://fr.slideshare.net/ryandalcampbell/the-treaty-of-versailles-and-china
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/6119.html

1921: Russian Red Army troops enter Mongolia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mongolian_Revolution_of_1921

1936: The Japanese puppet state of Mengjiang is formed in northern China
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mengjiang

1938: Birth of Moy Yat, Chinese martial artist, who died on January 23, 2001
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moy_Yat

1946: Signature of a Treaty of mutual assistance between USA and the  Republic of China

1947: Birth of Su Tseng-chang, prime minister of Taiwan from January 2006, until May 2007
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Su_Tseng-chang

1950: In China, a law on trade unions is adopted
http://www.asianlii.org/cn/legis/cen/laws/ttulotproc431/

1954: At the end of the visit of Chinese premier Zhou Enlai in India, signature of the Agreement between the PRC and the Republic of India, which include the Five Principles of Peaceful Co-existence (or Panchshell)
http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/dengxp/vol3/note/C0150.html

http://www.fmprc.gov.cn/mfa_eng/ziliao_665539/3602_665543/3604_665547/t18053.shtml

1956: Joint communiqué between China and Japan on the repatriation of prisoners of war

1998: In China, Foundation of the forbidden China Democracy Party
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/China_Democracy_Party

2010: The US president has accused China of « wilful blindness » in remaining silent over North Korea’s suspected sinking of a South Korean warship in March
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia-pacific/2010/06/201062845559886927.html

2012: Death of Zhang Ruifang, Chinese actress, born on June 15, 1918
http://wiki.china.org.cn/wiki/index.php/Zhang_Ruifang
http://cn.hujiang.com/new/p405151/

2014: The mainland and Taiwan have evolved with different social systems, values, thoughts and lifestyles after decades of development, and mainland authorities respect those differences, said Zhang Zhijun, director of State Council Taiwan Affairs Office
http://usa.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2014-06/28/content_17621193.htm

2017: China launches Asia’s biggest, most advanced warship, giving PLA greater reach
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2100335/china-launches-its-best-and-biggest-warship-push-build
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-40426832
http://english.chinamil.com.cn/view/2017-06/28/content_7656051.htm

 

 

On 28 June in Asian history

ON 28 JUNE IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on June 28, 2019

202: Death of Eastern Han Dynasty powerful warlord Yuan Shao
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yuan_Shao
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/6106.html

1194: Death of Emperor Xiaozong of Song (1162-1189), born on November 27, 1127
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Xiaozong
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/6107.html

1243: Birth of Go-Fukakusa, 89th Japanese emperor (1246-1259) who died on August 17, 1304
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Go-Fukakusa

1919: China is the only one country who refuse to sign the Treaty of Versailles
http://fr.slideshare.net/ryandalcampbell/the-treaty-of-versailles-and-china
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/6119.html

1921: Russian Red Army troops enter Mongolia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mongolian_Revolution_of_1921

1921: Birth of Pamulaparthi Venkata Narasimha Rao, Indian Prime minister (1991-1996) who died on December 23, 2004
http://www.thefamouspeople.com/profiles/p-v-narasimha-rao-5510.php
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/P._V._Narasimha_Rao
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-36791913

1928 : Birth of Indian painter Baburao Sadvelkar who died in 2000
http://goaartgallery.com/sadwalkar_baburao.htm

Baburao Sadvelkar

1936: The Japanese puppet state of Mengjiang is formed in northern China
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mengjiang

1938: Birth of Moy Yat, Chinese martial artist, who died on January 23, 2001
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moy_Yat

1940: Birth of Muhammad Yunus, Bangladeshi banker, economist and recipient of the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize
http://www.nndb.com/people/183/000049036/

1946: Signature of a Treaty of mutual assistance between USA and the  Republic of China

1946: In Japan, Hitoshi Ashida becomes the chairman of the Committee on Bill for Revision of the Imperial Constitution in the House of Representatives
http://www.ndl.go.jp/constitution/e/library/06/002_41bunshoko.html

1947: Birth of Su Tseng-chang, prime minister of Taiwan from January 2006, until May 2007
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Su_Tseng-chang

1950: North Korean troops capture Seoul, the capital of South Korea
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Battle_of_Seoul

1950-06-28 Communistes prennent Séoul
1950: In China, a law on trade unions is adopted
http://www.asianlii.org/cn/legis/cen/laws/ttulotproc431/

1950: During the Korean War, suspected communist sympathizers, argued to be between 100,000 and 200,000 begin to be executed in the Bodo League massacre
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bodo_League_massacre

1950: North Korean Army conducts Seoul National University Hospital Massacre.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seoul_National_University_Hospital_massacre

1950: Packed with its own refugees fleeing Seoul and leaving their 5th Division stranded, South Korean forces blow up the Hangang Bridge to in attempt to slow North Korea’s offensive
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hangang_Bridge_bombing

 1950-06-28 Hangang bridge bombing

1951: Death of Fumiko Hayashi, a female Japanese writer born on December 31, 1903
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fumiko_Hayashi_(author)
http://www.sunypress.edu/pdf/53945.pdf

1951: After the June 23 proposals of Malik, the Soviet representative at United Nations, US general Rigway, commanding the international forces in Korea, says he is ready to talk for a cease-fire

1954: At the end of the visit of Chinese premier Zhou Enlai in India, signature of the Agreement between the PRC and the Republic of India, which include the Five Principles of Peaceful Co-existence (or Panchshell)
http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/dengxp/vol3/note/C0150.html

http://www.fmprc.gov.cn/mfa_eng/ziliao_665539/3602_665543/3604_665547/t18053.shtml

1956: Joint communiqué between China and Japan on the repatriation of prisoners of war

1963: Birth of Wisit Sasanatieng, Thai film director
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wisit_Sasanatieng

1965: In Vietnam, US forces launch their first offensive
 
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/u-s-forces-launch-first-offensive

1971: Nixon announces a new withdrawal from Vietnam (10,000 soldiers)

1971: Birth of Norika Fujiwara, Japanese actress and television personality
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norika_Fujiwara

1972: US president Richard Nixon announces that draftees will no go to Vietnam
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/nixon-announces-draftees-will-not-go-to-vietnam

1975 : As a response to anti-government demonstrations, Indian government imposes the toughest press censorship since Independence
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/june-28th-1975-india-imposes-the-toughest-press-censorship-since-independence

1978: Vietnam becomes a member of Soviet Union led Council for Mutual Economic Assistance (Comecon)

1979: Birth of Ha Ji-won (Jeong Hea-rim), Korean actress
http://women.stareastasia.com/ha-ji-won/
http://yummycelebrities.com/2006/03/05/ha-ji-won/

1979: Birth of Jeanette Aw, Singaporean actress, singer, and dancer
http://ouxuanfan.blogspot.fr/p/biography.html

1992: In Afghanistan, Burhanuddin Rabbani becomes president up to 1996
https://www.britannica.com/biography/Burhanuddin-Rabbani
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2011/sep/20/profile-burhanuddin-rabbani

1994: In Japan, members of the Aum Shinrikyo cult release sarin gas at Matsumoto prefecture, 7 persons are killed and 660 injured
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matsumoto_incident

1994: Arsala Rahmani succeeds Gulbuddin Hekmatyar as Afghan prime minister http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arsala_Rahmani

1998: In China, Foundation of the forbidden China Democracy Party
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/China_Democracy_Party

2004: According to a draft agreement, India and Pakistan each country will advice the other before a missile launch and they will open new consulates

2007: Death of Japanese premier Kiichi Miyazawa (1991–1993), born on October 8, 1919
http://www.guardian.co.uk/news/2007/jun/30/guardianobituaries.japan
http://en.wikinews.org/wiki/Former_Japan_Prime_Minister_Kiichi_Miyazawa_dies_at_87

kiichi Miyazawa1

2009: Death of A. K. Lohithadas, Indian screenwriter, director, and producer, born on May 10, 1955
http://www.filmibeat.com/malayalam/news/2009/lohithadas-director-death-290609.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A._K._Lohithadas

 2010: The US president accuses China of « wilful blindness » in remaining silent over North Korea’s suspected sinking of a South Korean warship in March
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia-pacific/2010/06/201062845559886927.html

2011: Kabul’s Intercontinental Hotel, a hotel popular with Westerners in the Afghan capital, has come under attack by gunmen and suicide bombers
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-south-asia-13947169
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-south-asia-13953883

2012: Death of Zhang Ruifang, Chinese actress, born on June 15, 1918
http://wiki.china.org.cn/wiki/index.php/Zhang_Ruifang
http://cn.hujiang.com/new/p405151/

2014: The mainland and Taiwan have evolved with different social systems, values, thoughts and lifestyles after decades of development, and mainland authorities respect those differences, said Zhang Zhijun, director of State Council Taiwan Affairs Office
http://usa.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2014-06/28/content_17621193.htm

2014: Death of On Kawara, Japanese painter, born on January 2, 1933
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/16/arts/design/on-kawara-conceptual-artist-who-found-elegance-in-every-day-dies-at-81.html?_r=0
http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2014/jul/24/on-kawara

2015 : The Philippine military confirm that top New People’s Army (NPA) commander Leoncio Pitao, a.k.a Ka Parago, was killed in an encounter in Barangay Pañalum, Paquibato District in Davao
http://asiancorrespondent.com/133854/top-philippine-rebel-leader-slain/
http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/701548/npa-commander-pitao-tipster-to-get-p5-6m-bounty

2017: China launches Asia’s biggest, most advanced warship, giving PLA greater reach
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2100335/china-launches-its-best-and-biggest-warship-push-build
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-40426832
http://english.chinamil.com.cn/view/2017-06/28/content_7656051.htm

On 27 June in Asian history

ON 27 JUNE IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on June 27, 2019

862: Birth of Hindu saint Manikkavacakar
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manikkavacakar
http://jaar.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/abstract/XLV/1/80

1636: Date Masamune founder of Sendai Japan, passes away
http://www.samurai-archives.com/masamune.html

1838: Birth of Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay, Indian journalist, author of the national song of India Vande Mataram, and poet who died on April 8, 1894
http://www.iloveindia.com/indian-heroes/bankim-chandra-chatterjee.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bankim_Chandra_Chattopadhyay

1839: Death of Ranjit Singh, head of the Sikh state of Punjab, born on 13 November 1780
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ranjit_Singh

1858: Signing of the Sino-French Treaty of Tianjin
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/6079.html
https://www.historytoday.com/richard-cavendish/treaties-tianjin

1863 : Birth of Ladislao Diwa, co-founder of the Katipunan, a Philippine revolutionary society founded in 1892, whose primary aim was to gain independence from Spain through revolution, who died on March 12, 1930
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/1474/today-in-philippine-history-june-27-1863-ladislao-diwa-cofounder-of-the-katipunan-was-born-in-san-roque-cavite
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Katipunan
http://www.oocities.org/collegepark/pool/1644/diwa.html

1871: The yen becomes the new form of currency in Japan

1878: Birth of He Xiangning, Chinese female revolutionist and painter, wife of Liao Zhongkai, who died in 1972
http://wiki.china.org.cn/wiki/index.php/He_Xiangning

He Xiangning

1915: Birth of Zhao Dan, Chinese actor, director and writer who died on October 1980
https://web.archive.org/web/20060901055847/
http://cn.hujiang.com/new/p548340/
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0955486/
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/6084.html

Zhao Dan et sa fille

 1927: Prime Minister of Japan Tanaka Giici leads a conference to discuss Japan’s plans for China. Later, a document detailing these plans, the « Tanaka Memorial » is leaked, although it is now considered a forgery
http://www.marxists.org/archive/trotsky/1940/01/tanaka
htm
http://mailstar.net/tanaka.html

1935: Birth of Ramon Zamora, Filipino martial arts actor, dubbed as the Bruce Lee of the Philippines, who died on August 26, 2007
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ramon_Zamora

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FV-W5PU2Yg4

1939: Birth of Rahul Dev Burman, Indian composer and actor, who died on January 1994
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rahul_Dev_Burman

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bRyXaL_f9d8

1950: While North Korean troops reach Seoul, United Nations Security Council votes a resolution which take note that North Korea refuses to respect its June 25 resolution and takes sanctions against it

1950: US sends 35 military advisers to South Vietnam

1950: Following a call from the United Nations Security Council, US President Truman orders naval and air forces to support South Korea and to protect Taiwan
https://archive.nytimes.com/www.nytimes.com/learning/general/onthisday/big/0627.html
https://learning.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/06/27/june-27-1950-truman-orders-u-s-forces-to-fight-in-korean-war/?_r=0

1952: Birth of Madan Kumar Bhandari, communist Nepalese politician, who was killed in a mysterious car crash in 1993
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madan_Kumar_Bhandari

1961: Birth of Meera Syal, British-Indian comedienne and actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meera_Syal
http://www.screenonline.org.uk/people/id/482928/

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BgixYsYIv5g

1962: Birth of Tony Leung Chiu-wai (Liang Zhaowei), Hong Kong actor
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0504897/bio

1962: USA says it will consider any Chinese attack against the costal islands held by Taiwan as an attack against Taiwan

1968: US forces evacuate Khe-Sanh, besieged by the National Liberation front since several months

http://www.pbs.org/battlefieldvietnam/khe/index.html
http://www.historynet.com/the-withdrawal-from-khe-sanh.htm

Khe Sanh

1971: Birth of Nepalese prince Dipendra who killed his father and many other members of the royal family on June 1, 2001
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/1365983.stm

1979: Birth of Gyu-ri, South Korean actress
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0453589/
http://www.ilxor.com/ILX/ThreadSelectedControllerServlet?boardid=48&threadid=921 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=be8gibylxqE

1981: The Central Committee of the Communist Party of China issues its « Resolution on Certain Questions in the History of Our Party Since the Founding of the People’s Republic of China », laying the blame for the Cultural Revolution on Mao Zedong
https://www.marxists.org/subject/china/documents/cpc/history/01.htm
http://en.people.cn/dengxp/vol2/text/b1420.html

1981: Promulgation of Cambodia’s constitution
http://www.country-data.com/cgi-bin/query/r-2201.html

1989: After Tiananmen Square massacre, European Council takes political and economic sanctions against Beijing
https://www.sipri.org/databases/embargoes/eu_arms_embargoes/china

1996: Birth of Tanay Chheda , Indian actor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tanay_Chheda
http://hamaraphotos.com/tanay_chheda_2936.html

1998: Chinese President Jiang Zemin and U.S. President Bill Clinton meet the press after their formal talks, in which they expressed their view of seeking commonness while shelving the differences in bilateral development and cooperation

2006: Nguyen Minh Triet is elected president of Vietnam and Nguyen Tan Dung as prime minister
http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/world/vietnam/nguyen-minh-triet.htm

2006: Tamil Tiger ‘regret’ over Rajiv Gandhi  assassination 15 years ago
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/5122032.stm

2008: Death of Sam Manekshaw, Indian Field Marshall, born in 1914
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sam_Manekshaw
http://www.economist.com/displayStory.cfm?story_id=11661408

2008: North Korea demolishes the cooling tower at its Yongbyyon nuclear reactor in a goodwill gesture
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7476755.stm

2011: Bangladesh military court jails more than 650 border guards for their role in a 2009 mutiny that killed 74 people, mostly commanding officers
http://www.english.rfi.fr/asia-pacific/20110627-657-mutineers-jailed

2011: Four former senior Khmer Rouge leaders, including « Brother No. 2 » Nuon Chea, appear at a UN-backed tribunal in Phnom Penh to face war crimes charges for atrocities committed during the 1975-1979 reign of terror
http://www.france24.com/en/20110627-cambodia-former-khmer-rouge-leaders-face-trial-brother-number-two-nuon-chea
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-13922564

2013: South Korean President Park Geun-hye and her Chinese counterpart, President Xi Jinping, agree at a summit in Beijing to push for denuclearization of the Korean peninsula
http://www.asiaone.com/News/AsiaOne%2BNews/Asia/Story/A1Story20130627-432972.html

2014: More than a thousand lawyers all dressed in black took to the streets of Hong Kong in a silent march Friday against « interference » by Beijing in the city’s judiciary
http://www.breitbart.com/news/80cc6191-91c6-428a-952f-844ce2c7235d/
http://www.gettyimages.fr/detail/vid%C3%A9o/more-than-a-thousand-lawyers-all-dressed-in-black-film-dactualit%C3%A9/451602096

2015 : Vietnam frees high-profile dissident lawyer Le Quoc Quan after spending two and a half years in jail on tax evasion charges
https://pen.org/press-release/vietnamese-blogger-and-lawyer-le-quoc-quan-released/
https://www.mediadefence.org/news/viet-nam-releases-dissident-lawyer

2016: India joins the Missile Technology Control Regime MTCR)
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/asia/2016-06/27/content_15454736.html
http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/india-to-become-full-member-of-mtcr-today/article8778729.ece?w=alauto
http://www.asiapacificstar.com/index.php/sid/245348775

Main news on Tibet

27 JUNE 2019

Dalai Lama says he would like to return to Tibet before he dies

Speaking with a BBC journalist, the spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhism talked about his desire to return to Lhasa before he dies. He was forced to abandon the Potala Palace (his official residence) during the Tibetan uprising against Chinese military rule in 1959
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Dalai-Lama-says-he-would-like-to-return-to-Tibet-before-he-dies-47397.html
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-48772175

26 APRIL 2019

World’s highest highway tunnel open to traffic in Tibet

The world’s highest highway tunnel was open to traffic on Friday at an altitude of over 4,750 meters above sea level in southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region
https://www.chinadailyasia.com/articles/163/181/158/1556270923530.html?newsId=81208

26 MARCH 2019

China denounces US Tibet report as ‘full of prejudice’

Beijing on Tuesday (March 26) denounced a US report accusing the Chinese government of impeding access to Tibet as « full of prejudice » and warned that continued interference in the Himalayan region could damage US-China relations
https://www.straitstimes.com/asia/east-asia/china-denounces-us-tibet-report-as-full-of-prejudice

21 MARCH 2019

China says Dalai Lama reincarnation ‘must comply’ with Chinese laws

The Dalai Lama has warned of a possible « double reincarnation » with one from a « free country » after Beijing reiterated that his next incarnation must comply with Chinese law
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/03/21/china-says-dalai-lama-reincarnation-must-comply-chinese-laws/
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-03-21/dalai-lama-says-he-could-be-reincarnated-in-india/10923354?section=world

18 MARCH 2019

Next Dalai Lama could come from India, exiled spiritual leader says as he warns that successor chosen by China won’t be trusted

The Dalai Lama, the spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhism, said on Monday it was possible that once he dies his incarnation could be found in India, where he has lived in exile for 60 years, and warned that any other successor named by China would not be respected
https://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/3002246/next-dalai-lama-could-come-india-exiled-spiritual-leader-says-he-warns

10 MARCH 2019

Tibet Supporters Mark 60th Anniversary of Failed Uprising Against China

The abortive mission forced the Dalai Lama, Tibet’s traditional Buddhist leader, into exile in mountainous Dharamsala, in India, where he established a Tibetan government-in-exile
https://www.voanews.com/a/tibet-supporters-mark-60th-anniversary-of-failed-uprising-against-china/4822018.html
https://www.tibetsun.com/news/2019/03/10/free-tibet-struggle-60-years-on
http://focustaiwan.tw/news/asoc/201903100010.aspx

25 JANUARY 2019

Tibetan leader calls for dialogue with China

The prime minister of the Tibetan government in exile Lobsang Sangay gave an exclusive interview to NHK
https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20190125_50/

1 DECEMBER 2018

Tibet weeps for the death of Palden Gyatso, defender of freedom

The monk spent 33 years in Chinese prisons. He refused to repudiate the Dalai Lama. In exile he denounced the torture committed under Chinese rule
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Tibet-weeps-for-the-death-of-Palden-Gyatso%2C-defender-of-freedom-45630.html
https://www.tibetsun.com/news/2018/11/30/tibetan-freedom-fighter-palden-gyatso-passes-away

13 NOVEMBER 2018

Dalai Lama: Leaders to discuss successor

The Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, says high priests will soon start discussing how to choose his successor. The Tibetan government-in-exile in India is concerned Beijing could try to pick the next Dalai Lama to tighten control over Tibetans
https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20181113_39/

25 AUGUST 2018

The Great Game for the Future of Tibetan Buddhism

Tibetan language activist Tashi Wangchuk sentenced to 5 years by China over New York Times video

A Tibetan man who campaigned against the erosion of his language and culture has been imprisoned in China for « inciting separatism »
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2147241/tibetan-language-activist-sentenced-5-years-china-over
https://www.nytimes.com/video/world/asia/100000004031427/a-tibetans-journey-for-justice.html

28 APRIL 2018

China opposes US resolution on Tibet issue

The US Senate on Thursday agreed to a resolution which claimed that the responsibility for identifying a future 15th Dalai Lama only rest with officials of the 14th Dalai Lama’s private office and any interference from the Chinese government is invalid
https://www.chinadailyasia.com/articles/251/129/149/1524888390187.html

30 MARCH 2018

Tibet will set the litmus test for China’s rise’

Tibetans are preparing to mark the 60th anniversary of the Dalai Lama’s exile in India. Indian officials stoked controversy by spurning celebrations to avoid angering China. Sonia Phalnikar reports from Dharamsala
http://www.dw.com/en/tibet-will-set-the-litmus-test-for-chinas-rise/a-43193973

 22 MARCH 2018

Dalai Lama cuts foreign travel due to age, exhaustion

The Dalai Lama, the globe-trotting Tibetan spiritual leader, will do no more traveling this year, a spokesman said, saying the 82-year-old is aging and « exhausted. »
https://edition.cnn.com/2018/03/22/world/dalai-lama-cuts-down-schedule-age-exhaustion-tibet-india/index.html

17 FEBRUARY 2018

Fire hits Jokhang temple, one of Tibet’s most sacred

A fire broke out Saturday at one of the most sacred sites for Tibetan Buddhism, Lhasa’s revered Jokhang temple, state media said, but no casualties were reported and the extent of the damage remained unclear
https://www.tibetsun.com/news/2018/02/18/fire-hits-jokhang-temple-one-of-tibets-most-sacred
https://sputniknews.com/asia/201802171061765206-buddhist-temple-fire-lhasa/
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/feb/18/jokhang-temple-fire-engulfs-ancient-heart-of-tibetan-buddhism

29 DECEMBER 2017

Tibetan filmmaker welcomed in US after ‘risky’ escape from China

Dhondup Wangchen, who had been convicted of subversion, has been reunited with wife and children and is ‘enjoying the feeling of safety and freedom’
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/dec/29/tibetan-filmmaker-welcomed-in-us-after-risky-escape-from-china
https://www.tibetsun.com/news/2017/12/28/dhondup-wangchen-free-joins-family-in-us

15 JULY 2017

Did the Dalai Lama prefer exile in Myanmar to India?

Did the Dalai Lama, the Buddhist God King of Tibet, really want to go to Myanmar rather than India when he fled his homeland in 1959?
http://www.atimes.com/article/dalai-lama-prefer-exile-myanmar-india/

9 MAY 2017

The Dalai Lama and the Shugden Schism  

The strange story of a 17th century feud and its relevance for Tibetan geopolitics today
http://thediplomat.com/2017/05/the-dalai-lama-and-the-shugden-schism/

7 APRIL 2017

Tibet ‘not seeking independence’, says Dalai Lama as China lashes out at India

The Dalai Lama, while on his controversial visit to India, declared Tibet was “not seeking independence” from China, but instead wanted “meaningful autonomy”. He also rejected China’s claim India was using him as a political pawn
https://asiancorrespondent.com/2017/04/tibet-not-seeking-independence-says-dalai-lama-china-lashes-india/#JV30DL7EZZvLCJWE.97
http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2017/04/05/when-religion-and-politics-mix-the-dalai-lama-and-india-china-relations/

1st APRIL 2017

Dalai Lama visits northeastern India, despite Chinese warning

Exiled Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, has begun his 12-day trip to India’s northeastern areas. China, which claims some of those regions, warned India the trip would have an adverse impact on bilateral ties
http://www.dw.com/en/dalai-lama-visits-northeastern-india-despite-chinese-warning/a-38251574
http://www.elevenmyanmar.com/asia/8603

2 MARCH 2017

Tibet women’s football team ‘denied US visas’

A Tibetan women’s football team has claimed that they have been denied United States visas to take part in a tournament in Texas
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-39137290

15 FEBRUARY 2017

Tibetan PM seeks Japan’s support for autonomy of Tibetan people

 Lobsang Sangay, Prime Minister of the Tibetan administration in India, on Wednesday urged Japanese lawmakers to back the ‘middle-way approach’ of autonomy for the Tibetan people
http://www.thestatesman.com/world/tibetan-pm-seeks-japan-s-support-1487147595.html

4 FEBRUARY 2017

Tibetan musician freed after four years in prison for his patriotic songs

Authorities in southwestern China’s Sichuan province have freed a Tibetan singer jailed for four years for writing songs praising the Dalai Lama and highlighting the hardships of life under Beijing’s rule, according to a Tibetan source
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Tibetan-musician-freed-after-four-years-in-prison-for-his-patriotic-songs-39848.html

3 JANUARY 2017

China tightens Tibetan border security to combat ‘separatism’

China has tightened security regulations in Tibet’s border region to battle the risks of terrorism and ‘separatism’, the state-owned Global Times said
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/china-tightens-tibetan-border-security-to-combat-separatism/3410352.html

26 DECEMBER 2016

Tibetans in anguish as Chinese mines pollute their sacred grasslands

China’s thirst for mineral ­resources — and its desire to exploit the rich deposits under the Tibetan plateau — have spread ­environmental pollution and ­anguish for many of the herders whose ancestors lived here for thousands of years
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/tibetans-in-anguish-as-chinese-mines-pollute-their-sacred-grasslands/2016/12/25/bb6aad06-63bc-11e6-b4d8-33e931b5a26d_story.html?utm_term=.6e567d7bda7b

20 NOVEMBER 2016

Dalai Lama visits Mongolia over China’s objections

The Dalai Lama met with Buddhist worshippers Saturday during a four-day visit to Mongolia, despite Beijing’s strident demand that he be barred from entering the country
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/dalai-lama-visits-mongolia-over-chinas-objections

30 SEPTEMBER 2016

Countering Dalai Lama influence is China’s top ethnic priority in Tibet

China will make countering the Dalai Lama’s influence the “highest priority” in its work on ethnic affairs in Tibet, the region’s Communist Party boss says while vowing to uproot the monk’s “separatist and subversive” activities.

http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2023969/china-says-countering-dalai-lama-influence-top-ethnic
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/china-pushes-its-panchen-lama-into-spotlight-in-preparation-for-post-dalai-era/2016/09/25/7c28ac20-7f5e-11e6-ad0e-ab0d12c779b1_story.html

22 SEPTEMBER 2016

In Tibet, religious freedom comes with Chinese characteristics

Visitors say religion is flourishing under Beijing rule, but monks are closely watched, analysts say
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2021650/tibet-religious-freedom-comes-chinese-characteristics

28 AUGUST 2016

China names new chief for Tibet in party reshuffle

China’s ruling Communist Party appointed a new senior official on Sunday to run Tibet, considered one of the country’s most politically sensitive positions due to periodic anti-Chinese unrest in the devoutly Buddhist Himalayan region
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/china-names-new-chief-for/3080916.html

28 JULY 2016

Niece of Tibetan Priest Flees China, Says He Died of Torture

Nyima Lhamo told The Associated Press late Wednesday that her family believes Tenzin Delek Rinpoche died as a result of torture and not from a heart attack as Chinese officials said
http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/niece-leading-tibetan-priest-flees-china-40950813
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/niece-07282016170353.html

21 JULY 2016

China’s Panchen Lama carries out religious rite in Tibet, first in 50 years

A youth named by China as the second-highest figure in Tibetan Buddhism, but reviled as a fake by many Tibetans, began an important Buddhist rite on Thursday, the first time in 50 years it has happened in Tibet, state media said
http://in.reuters.com/article/us-china-tibet-idINKCN1010S5
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/nation/2016-07/22/content_15466707.html

16 JUNE 2016

Barack Obama angers China by meeting Dalai Lama at White House

The meeting between US ­President Barack Obama and exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama has been condemned by China – leading Beijing to lodge diplomatic representations with Washington
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1975847/barack-obama-angers-china-meeting-dalai-lama-white-house
http://www.radioaustralia.net.au/international/2016-06-16/barack-obama-meets-dalai-lama-at-white-house-in-spite-of-china-protest/1590690

27 MAY 2016

Dalai Lama urges Tibetan unity as political leader sworn in

The Dalai Lama urged Tibetans to remain united on Friday, telling an audience gathered for the swearing-in of his exiled people’s new leader that they must avoid the schisms that had damaged other religions
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/dalai-lama-urges-tibetan-unity-political-leader-sworn#sthash.aKVD2mFx.dpuf

28 APRIL 2016

‘Little hope’ for exiled Tibetans’ autonomy push

With Chinese power growing and Western support fading, Tibet’s new government-in-exile may have its hands tied. DW spoke to activist Klemens Ludwig about the region’s prospects for gaining more political autonomy
http://www.dw.com/en/little-hope-for-exiled-tibetans-autonomy-push/a-19222129
http://eurasiadiary.com/news/geopolitics/24939-tibetans-in-exile-re-elect-lobsang-sangay-as-prime-minister

20 MARCH 2016

Tibetans worldwide vote for government-in-exile

Tens of thousands of Tibetan exiles are voting around the world to elect a new prime minister and parliament for a second time since the Dalai Lama had stepped down as head of the government to focus on his role as a spiritual leader.
https://asiancorrespondent.com/2016/03/tibetans-vote-for-government-in-exile/
http://www.chinanationalnews.com/index.php/sid/242394547

4 MARCH 2016

Tibetan in India Dies Days After Setting Himself on Fire to Protest China

A 16-year-old Tibetan student living in India has died three days after setting himself on fire to protest Chinese rule in Tibet, a hospital official said on Friday
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/05/world/asia/india-tibet-dorjee-tsering-immolation.html?ref=asia&_r=0
http://news.yahoo.com/tibetan-india-immolates-protest-against-chinese-rule-055157052.html
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/04/world/asia/china-tibet-self-immolations.html?ref=asia&_r=0

4 FEBRUARY 2016

Foreigners Banned from Tibet in March

All travel to the Tibet Autonomous Region by foreign visitors will be suspended from February 25 to March 30 due to the annual Tibetan Uprising Day, which happens on March 10
https://thenanfang.com/373402-2/

9 JANUARY 2016

Tibet PM calls for dialogue with China

Visiting Japan, the prime minister of the Tibetan government in exile, Lobsang Sangay, has called on China to resume dialogue with envoys of Tibetian spiritual leader the Dalai Lama
http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/english/news/20160109_27.html

1 DECEMBER 2015

The Last Dalai Lama?

At 80, Tenzin Gyatso is still an international icon, but the future of his office — and of the Tibetan people — has never been more in doubt.
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/06/magazine/the-last-dalai-lama.html?ref=asia&_r=0

14 OCTOBER 2015

Tibetan writer released by China after 10 years in jail

A Tibetan author jailed by China for writing a book about the Himalayan region has been released after a decade in prison, a US-based rights group said
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/tibetan-writer-released-china-after-10-years-jail-group

8 SEPTEMBER 2015

China celebrates 50th anniversary of Tibet’s autonomy

A grand ceremony marking the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Tibet Autonomous Region is held at the square of the Potala Palace in Lhasa, capital of southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region
http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/941206.shtml
https://sg.news.yahoo.com/beijing-holds-ceremony-marking-50-years-tibet-government-030814291.html
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-34183481

6 SEPTEMBER 2015

China says missing Panchen Lama is ‘living a normal life’

A young Tibetan who vanished two decades ago after he was chosen by the Dalai Lama as the second-highest figure in Tibetan Buddhism is « living a normal life » and does not want to be disturbed, a senior Chinese official said on Sunday.
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/china-says-missing-panche/2105970.html

26 AUGUST 2015

Xi vows to end Tibetan separatism push

China will wage an unceasing fight against separatism in its restive mountainous region of Tibet, President Xi Jinping said, as the government repeated it would never accept exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama’s genuine autonomy proposals
http://the-japan-news.com/news/article/0002382183

16 JULY 2015

Tenzin Delek Rinpoche’s Body is Cremated in Prison against family’s wishes

Chinese authorities cremated the body of a prominent Tibetan monk on Thursday, his sister said, denying family members custody of his remains amid suspicions over the cause of his death. https://sg.news.yahoo.com/detentions-protests-china-revered-monk-dies-groups-074450568.html
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/cremated-07162015121248.html

13 JULY 2015

High-profile Tibetan monk Tenzin Delek Rinpoche dies in prison in China

The Buddhist lama was serving a 13-year sentence for a crime that did not commit. His condition had been serious for some time, but he was never treated. Worldwide condolences are made for the « revered Tibetan teacher » who died « in suspicious circumstances »
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/“Tibetan-hero”-Tenzin-Delek-Rinpoche-dies-in-prison-34754.html
http://www.radioaustralia.net.au/international/2015-07-14/highprofile-tibetan-monk-tenzin-delek-rinpoche-dies-in-prison-in-china-relative-says/1469490

19 APRIL 2015

Making progress on Tibet

The reason for the failure to resolve the issue is not because of tensions on the ground. It’s because of the inability of the two leaderships to agree on what the issue is
http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2015/04/19/making-progress-on-tibet/

15 APRIL 2015

China issues white paper on Tibet, denouncing Dalai Lama’s ‘middle way’

The Chinese government on Wednesday issued a white paper on southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region, applauding its development path and denouncing the « middle way » advocated by the Dalai Lama
http://www.ecns.cn/2015/04-15/161786.shtml

11 APRIL 2015

Tibetan nun burns herself to death in China: reports

A Tibetan nun is believed to have died after setting herself on fire to protest China’s rule over the Himalayan region and to voice support for the Dalai Lama, rights groups and media said
http://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/world/2015/04/11/tibetan-nun-burns-herself-to-death-in-china-reports/

9 MARCH 2015

China Says Dalai Lama ‘Profanes’ Buddhism by Doubting his Reincarnation

Exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama is profaning Buddhism by suggesting that he will not being reincarnated when he dies, the Chinese-appointed governor of Tibet said in some of China’s strongest comments to date on the subject
http://thejakartaglobe.beritasatu.com/international/china-says-dalai-lama-profanes-buddhism-doubting-reincarnation/

28 JANUARY 2015

Communist Officials in Tibetan Region Punished for Separatism, China Says

Fifteen Communist Party officials in central Tibet who were accused of taking part in separatist activities last year have been punished for violating party discipline
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/29/world/asia/communist-officials-in-tibetan-region-punished-for-separatism-china-says.html?ref=asia&_r=0
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1694153/communist-cadres-tibet-punished-helping-dalai-lama

6 DECEMBER 2014

Tibetan political prisoner dies from torture inflicted by Chinese police

Tenzin Choedak, 33, had served nearly six years of a 15-year prison sentence. He was in bad physical conditions because of abuse suffered during interrogation and never treated. Before his arrest, he cooperated with the Red Cross.
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Tibetan-political-prisoner-dies-from-torture-inflicted-by-Chinese-police-32897.html

1 DECEMBER 2014 

China jails Tibetan singer over political lyrics

Kalsang Yarphel, 39, was convicted by a court in the south-western province of Sichuan after taking part in concerts encouraging people to speak and learn Tibetan, India-based news website Phayul.com reported
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/dec/01/china-jails-tibetan-singer-kalsang-yarphel-political-lyrics
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2014/12/china-jails-tibet-singer-political-tone-201412162214535267.html

28 NOVEMBER 2014

Tibetans sentenced to 13 years for protesting against police role in Drango massacre

A group of ten people was recently convicted on charges of « subverting state power » for demanding justice in connection with an incident during the Chinese New Year in 2012, when police fired on Tibetan protesters, killing at least five people.
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Tibetans-sentenced-to-13-years-for-protesting-against-police-role-in-Drango-massacre-32824.html

5 NOVEMBER 2014

China to punish Tibet officials who support Dalai Lama

China will severely punish officials in Tibet who support the Dalai Lama, the exiled spiritual leader and Nobel laureate, the region’s top Communist leader said according to state media reports Wednesday.
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/441621/china-to-punish-tibet-officials-who-support-dalai-lama

29 OCTOBER 2014

Nepalese government: No more refugees from Tibet

In response to pressure from the Chinese government, Kathmandu has decided to no longer provide the necessary documents to Tibetan refugees to reach India, the residence of the Dalai Lama and his government-in-exile
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Nepalese-government:-No-more-refugees-from-Tibet-32555.html

2 OCTOBER 2014

Dalai Lama visa row halts Nobel forum in South Africa

A meeting of Nobel Peace Prize laureates, due to be held in Cape Town, has been cancelled after South Africa refused the Dalai Lama a visa.
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-29467665
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/africaandindianocean/southafrica/11136795/Nobel-Peace-Summit-cancelled-after-Dalai-Lama-refused-visa.html

9 SEPTEMBER 2014

Cracks Show in Tibetan Buddhism

Some followers in the west march to a different drummer
http://www.asiasentinel.com/politics/cracks-show-tibetan-buddhism/

7 SEPTEMBER 2014

Dalai Lama says no need for successor: German paper

The Dalai Lama has told a German newspaper that he should be the last Tibetan spiritual leader, ending a centuries-old religious tradition from his Himalayan homeland.
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2014/09/08/world/dalai-lama-says-need-successor-german-paper/#.VAzQRb1OLmI

4 SEPTEMBER 2014

Tibet, living Buddha left « unrecognizable » from torture after arrest during 2008 protests

Phurbu Tsering Rinpoche, a much loved and highly respected lama from the Tibetan Buddhist community, is in serious condition, weak and emaciated. The first religious leader to go to jail after the riots of March 2008, he was sentenced to eight years in prison thanks to a confession extorted by violence.
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Tibet,-living-Buddha-left-unrecognizable-from-torture-after-arrest-during-2008-protests-32058.html

Dalai Lama denied South Africa visa for Nobel summit

The Dalai Lama has again been refused entry to South Africa, where he was scheduled to attend the 14th world summit of Nobel peace laureates, his representative has said.
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/sep/04/dalai-lama-denied-south-africa-visa-nobel-summit

16 AUGUST 2014

China promotes mixed marriages in Tibet as way to achieve ‘unity’

In recent weeks, Chinese officials in charge of the Tibetan Autonomous Region have ordered a run of stories in local newspapers promoting mixed marriages. And according to newly published government reports, the government has adopted a series of policies in recent years favorable to interracial couples
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/china-promotes-mixed-marriages-in-tibet-as-way-to-achieve-unity/2014/08/16/94409ca6-238e-11e4-86ca-6f03cbd15c1a_story.html

15 AUGUST 2014

New Zealand politician rejects pro-China Tibet document

The former mayor of Christchurch, New Zealand, Sir Bob Parker, says he is not happy to be associated with the document which China is calling the ‘Lhasa Consensus.’
http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-china-blog-28804216
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/china/2014-08/14/c_126868303.htm

8 AUGUST 2014-08-12

Tibetans in Exile Reach Out to Chinese Citizens in Renewed Push for Autonomy

Good video

http://www.voanews.com/media/video/2407407.html

4 AUGUST 2014

Tibet, thousands celebrate enthronement of new Penor Rinpoche

The small Pema Dorjee, recognized in 2009 as a reincarnation of the head of the Nyingma lineage, took possession of the Palyul monastery in Tibet. His school is the oldest of all the Buddhist world, and presents the ancestral religion of Bon. Beijing did not intervene
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Tibet,-thousands-celebrate-enthronement-of-new-Penor-Rinpoche-31805.html

15 JULY 2014

Dalai Lama Calls for a ‘Realistic’ Approach to Break Tibet Impasse

Tibet’s spiritual leader the Dalai Lama on Tuesday called for a “realistic” approach to resolving the Tibet question, warning that viewing the dispute merely through the prism of history would only aggravate the situation
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/autonomy-07152014203916.html

9 JULY 2014

Tibet writer detained as Kerry visits China

A well-known Tibetan writer has said that she and her husband have been placed under house arrest in Beijing, as China plays host to US State Secretary John Kerry for the latest round of US-China talks.
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2014/07/writer-house-arrest-with-kerry-china-20147964830932364.htm
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-28231216

23 MAY 2014

Historial texts reveal Tibetan solution

http://www.atimes.com/atimes/China/CHIN-01-230514.html

9 MAY 2014

Dalai Lama snub a ‘sacrifice’ for better China ties: Norway

Norway’s government said Friday that its decision not to meet the Dalai Lama during a three-day trip to Oslo was a « necessary sacrifice » to normalise its relations with China

http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/408982/dalai-lama-snub-a-acrifice-for-better-china-ties-norway

11 FEBRUARY 2014

Spain court signs ex-Chinese leaders’ arrest warrants

A Spanish court has issued international arrest warrants for several former Chinese leaders, including retired President Jiang Zemin, as part of an investigation into alleged genocide in Tibet.
http://asiancorrespondent.com/119450/spain-court-signs-ex-chinese-leaders-arrest-warrants/
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/394489/china-anger-over-spanish-arrest-warrant-for-jiang-zemin

16 JANUARY 2014

Residents rally for detained Tibetan monk in China

Hundreds of residents and monks in western China’s Qinghai province gathered in front of a jail this week in a rare rally to demand the release of a highly respected Tibetan monk, a Tibetan writer and a local person said Thursday.

http://asiancorrespondent.com/118492/residents-rally-for-detained-tibetan-monk-in-china/

 

Wars, conflicts and strategy on 27 June in Asian history

WARS, CONFLICTS AND STRATEGY ON 27 JUNE IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on June 27, 2019

1858: Signing of the Sino-French Treaty of Tianjin
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/6079.html
https://www.historytoday.com/richard-cavendish/treaties-tianjin

1927: Prime Minister of Japan Tanaka Giici leads a conference to discuss Japan’s plans for China. Later, a document detailing these plans, the « Tanaka Memorial » is leaked, although it is now considered a forgery
http://www.marxists.org/archive/trotsky/1940/01/tanakahtm
http://mailstar.net/tanaka.html

1950: While North Korean troops reach Seoul, United Nations Security Council votes a resolution which take note that North Korea refuses to respect its June 25 resolution and takes sanctions against it

1950: US sends 35 military advisers to South Vietnam

1950: Following a call from the United Nations Security Council, US President Truman orders naval and air forces to support South Korea and to protect Taiwan
https://archive.nytimes.com/www.nytimes.com/learning/general/onthisday/big/0627.html
https://learning.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/06/27/june-27-1950-truman-orders-u-s-forces-to-fight-in-korean-war/?_r=0

1962: USA says it will consider any Chinese Attack against the costal islands held by Taiwan as an attack against Taiwan

1968: US forces evacuate Khe-Sanh, besieged by the National Liberation front since several months

http://www.pbs.org/battlefieldvietnam/khe/index.html
http://www.historynet.com/the-withdrawal-from-khe-sanh.htm

Khe Sanh

1989: After Tiananmen Square massacre, European Council takes political and economic sanctions against Beijing, including sale of weapons
https://www.sipri.org/databases/embargoes/eu_arms_embargoes/china

2008: North Korea demolishes the cooling tower at its Yongbyyon nuclear reactor in a goodwill gesture
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7476755.stm

2011: Four former senior Khmer Rouge leaders, including « Brother No. 2 » Nuon Chea (pictured), appear at a UN-backed tribunal in Phnom Penh to face war crimes charges for atrocities committed during the 1975-1979 reign of terror
http://www.france24.com/en/20110627-cambodia-former-khmer-rouge-leaders-face-trial-brother-number-two-nuon-chea
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-13922564

2013: South Korean President Park Geun-hye and her Chinese counterpart, President Xi Jinping, agree at a summit in Beijing to push for denuclearization of the Korean peninsula
http://www.asiaone.com/News/AsiaOne%2BNews/Asia/Story/A1Story20130627-432972.html

2016: India joins the Missile Technology Control Regime MTCR)
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/asia/2016-06/27/content_15454736.html
http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/india-to-become-full-member-of-mtcr-today/article8778729.ece?w=alauto
http://www.asiapacificstar.com/index.php/sid/245348775

 

On 27 June in South Asian history

ON 27 JUNE IN SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY

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862: Birth of Hindu saint Manikkavacakar
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manikkavacakar
http://jaar.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/abstract/XLV/1/80

1838: Birth of Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay, Indian journalist, author of the national song of India Vande Mataram, and poet who died on April 8, 1894
http://www.iloveindia.com/indian-heroes/bankim-chandra-chatterjee.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bankim_Chandra_Chattopadhyay

1839: Death of Ranjit Singh, head of the Sikh state of Punjab, born on 13 November 1780
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ranjit_Singh

 1939: Birth of Rahul Dev Burman, Indian composer and actor, who died on January 1994
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rahul_Dev_Burman

1952: Birth of Madan Kumar Bhandari, communist Nepalese politician, who was killed in a mysterious car crash in 1993
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madan_Kumar_Bhandari

1961: Birth of Meera Syal, British-Indian comedienne and actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meera_Syal
http://www.screenonline.org.uk/people/id/482928/

1971: Birth of Nepalese prince Dipendra who killed his father and many other members of the royal family on June 1, 2001
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/1365983.stm

1996: Birth of Tanay Chheda , Indian actor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tanay_Chheda
http://hamaraphotos.com/tanay_chheda_2936.html

2006: Tamil Tiger ‘regret’ over Rajiv Gandhi  assassination 15 years ago
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/5122032.stm

2008: Death of Sam Manekshaw, Indian Field Marshall, born in 1914
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sam_Manekshaw
http://www.economist.com/displayStory.cfm?story_id=11661408

2011: Bangladesh military court jail more than 650 border guards for their role in a 2009 mutiny that killed 74 people, mostly commanding officers
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia/2011/06/2011627172338727978.html
http://www.english.rfi.fr/asia-pacific/20110627-657-mutineers-jailed

2016: India joins the Missile Technology Control Regime MTCR)
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/asia/2016-06/27/content_15454736.html
http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/india-to-become-full-member-of-mtcr-today/article8778729.ece?w=alauto
http://www.asiapacificstar.com/index.php/sid/245348775

On 27 June in Southeast Asian history

ON 27 JUNE IN SOUTHEAST ASIAN HISTORY

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1863 : Birth of Ladislao Diwa, co-founder of the Katipunan, a Philippine revolutionary society founded in 1892, whose primary aim was to gain independence from Spain through revolution, who died on March 12, 1930
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/1474/today-in-philippine-history-june-27-1863-ladislao-diwa-cofounder-of-the-katipunan-was-born-in-san-roque-cavite
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Katipunan
http://www.oocities.org/collegepark/pool/1644/diwa.html

1935: Birth of Ramon Zamora, Filipino martial arts actor, dubbed as the Bruce Lee of the Philippines, who died on August 26, 2007
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ramon_Zamora

1950: US sends 35 military advisers to South Vietnam

1968: US forces evacuate Khe-Sanh, besieged by the National Liberation front since several months

http://www.pbs.org/battlefieldvietnam/khe/index.html
http://www.historynet.com/the-withdrawal-from-khe-sanh.htm

Khe Sanh

1981: Promulgation of Cambodia’s constitution
http://www.country-data.com/cgi-bin/query/r-2201.html

2006: Nguyen Minh Triet is elected president of Vietnam and Nguyen Tan Dung as prime minister
http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/world/vietnam/nguyen-minh-triet.htm

2011: Four former senior Khmer Rouge leaders, including « Brother No. 2 » Nuon Chea appear at a UN-backed tribunal in Phnom Penh to face war crimes charges for atrocities committed during the 1975-1979 reign of terror
http://www.france24.com/en/20110627-cambodia-former-khmer-rouge-leaders-face-trial-brother-number-two-nuon-chea
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-13922564

2015 : Vietnam frees high-profile dissident lawyer Le Quoc Quan after spending two and a half years in jail on tax evasion charges
https://pen.org/press-release/vietnamese-blogger-and-lawyer-le-quoc-quan-released/
https://www.mediadefence.org/news/viet-nam-releases-dissident-lawyer