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On 28 September in Chinese history, Hong Kong and Taiwan

ON 28 SEPTEMBER IN CHINESE HISTORY, HONG KONG AND TAIWAN

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Updated on September 27, 2019

551 BC: Birth of Confucius
http://www.confucius.org/lunyu/edbio.htm
http://www.crystalinks.com/confucius.html

310: Liu Cong becomes king of the Xiongnu Han Zhao dynasty, up to August 31, 318
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liu_Cong_(Han_Zhao)

1931: In Beijing, 200,000 demonstrators demand declaration of war on Japan

1941: During the second Sino-Japanese War, Japanese fail to take Changsha
http://ww2db.com/battle_spec.php?battle_id=183

1954: Nikita Khrushchev starts a visit to China

1972: Japan and Communist China agreed to establish diplomatic relations

1986: In Taiwan, the Democratic Progressive Party is founded
http://cald.org/member-parties/democratic-progressive-party-of-taiwan/
https://www.britannica.com/topic/Democratic-Progressive-Party-political-party-Taiwan

1986: Birth of Daniel Zhao, Chinese actor
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2374911/

2008: Three Chinese astronauts come back on earth after successfully completing the country’s first spacewalk mission

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NtjmGniYZ8o

 

On 27 September in Asian history

1996-09-27-najibullah-executed

ON 27 SEPTEMBER IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on September 27, 2019

808: Birth of Ninmyō, Japanese emperor who died on May 6, 850
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Ninmy%C5%8D

1544: Birth of Takenaka Shigeharu, Japanese samurai who died on July 6, 1579
http://wiki.samurai-archives.com/index.php?title=Takenaka_Shigeharu
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Takenaka_Shigeharu

1557: Death of Go-Nara, 105th Japanese emperor (1526-1557), born on January 26, 1497
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Go-Nara

1687: An embassy from France lands in Siam’s capital Ayutthaya bringing with it roughly 600 French soldiers and about 300 skilled workers

 
1719: Muhammad Shah, born on February 17, 1702, becomes the last Mughal emperor, up to his death on April 26, 1748
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muhammad_Shah

1833: Death of Raja Ram Mohan Roy, Hindu reformer, born on 22 May 1772
http://www.iloveindia.com/indian-heroes/raja-ram-mohan-roy.html
http://www.culturalindia.net/reformers/raja-ram-mohan-roy.html
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/27th-september-1833-raja-rammohan-roy-educationist-and-social-reformer-passes-away

1907: Birth of Shaheed Bhagat Singh, Indian freedom fighter, who died on March 23, 1931
http://www.iloveindia.com/indian-heroes/bhagat-singh.html
http://www.biography.com/people/bhagat-singh

1914: Birth of Jukichi Uno, Japanese actor who died on January 9, 1988
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0881303/

1928: The Republic of China is recognized by the United States

1931: Birth of Vong Savang, heir of Laos, who died in captivity in 1978 or 1980
https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=11724227
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vong_Savang

1932: Birth of Yash Chopra, Indian director
http://www.yashrajfilms.com/profile/yash.htm

1937: Balinese Tiger declared extinct
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Balinese_Tiger

1938: The League of Nations declares Japan the aggressor against China

1940: The Tripartite pact is signed by Germany, Italy and Japan with Saburo Kurusu as the Japanese representative


http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-tripartite-pact-is-signed-by-germany-italy-and-japan
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tripartite_Pact

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k0ZPS2fhDNM

1942: Last day of the September Matanikau action on Guadalcanal as United States Marine Corps troops barely escape after being surrounded by Japanese forces near the Matanikau River
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Actions_along_the_Matanikau_(September_%E2%80%93_October_1942)

1942: Birth of Dith Pran, Cambodian-born photojournalist, hero of the “Killing field” movie, who died on March 30, 2008
http://www.notablebiographies.com/Pe-Pu/Pran-Dith.html

1943: Mao Zemin, brother of Mao Zedong, born on April 3, 1896, is executed on order of Sheng Shicai while in Xinjiang
http://www.executedtoday.com/2018/09/27/1943-mao-zemin-brother-of-mao-zedong/
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/9384.html

1945: General MacArthur and Japanese emperor Hirohito meet for the first time
https://rarehistoricalphotos.com/hirohito-macarthur-1945/
http://pastdaily.com/2012/09/26/september-26-1945-macarthur-meets-hirohito/

1945-09-27 MacArthur Hirohito

1949: The first plenary session of the CPPCC pass the motion that the five stars red flag be adopted as the national flag of the People’s Republic of China
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flag_of_the_People’s_Republic_of_China#Symbolism

1953: Birth of Mata Amritanandamayi (Amma), an Indian saint
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mata_Amritanandamayi

1959: Nearly 5000 people die on the main Japanese island of Honshu as the result of a typhoon

1959: SEATO Council gives its support to United Nations in Laos

1967: Against the Vietnam War, an advertisement headed « A Call To Resist Illegitimate Authority, » signed by over 320 influential people appears in the New Republic and the New York Review of Books, asking for funds to help youths resist the draft

1971: Birth of Li Yapeng, Chinese actor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Li_Yapeng
http://www.dianying.com/en/person/LiYapeng

1972: Death of S. R. Ranganathan, Indian mathematician, born on August 9, 1892
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S._R._Ranganathan

1977: Important speech of Prime Minister Pol Pot showing a full alignment of Kampuchea with China

1983: Birth of Jeon Hye Bin, Korean actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeon_Hye_Bin

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=21NRt5ThyWk

1988: The National League for Democracy, led by Aung San Suu Kyi, is founded
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_League_for_Democracy

1992: Enthronement of the 17th Karmapa, Orgyen Trinley Dorge
http://kagyuoffice.org/karmapa/

1996: In Afghanistan, the Taliban capture the capital city Kabul after driving out President Burhanuddin Rabbani and executing former leader Mohammad Najibullah
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/september/27/newsid_2539000/2539973.stm
http://www.executedtoday.com/2009/09/27/1996-dr-mohammad-najibullah/

1996-09-27-najibullah-executed

1997: In Thailand, the parliament adopts a new chart (constitution), the 15th since 1932, suspended in September 1996
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1997_Constitution_of_Thailand

2002: East Timor is admitted to United Nations

2003: In Cambodia, opposition boycotts the opening ceremony of the new parliament. PPC (Hun Sen) have 73 MP, Funcinpec 26 and PSR 24

2004: North Korean Vice Foreign Minister Choe Su Hon announced that North Korea had turned plutonium from 8,000 spent nuclear fuel rods into nuclear weapons. He also said that the weapons were to serve as a deterrent against increasing U.S. nuclear threats and to prevent nuclear war in northeast Asia

2007: Death of Kenji Nagai, Japanese photojournalist, killed by Burmese soldiers as covering the monks repression, born in 1957
http://www.cpj.org/news/2007/asia/burma27sep07na.html
http://www.irrawaddy.org/burma/from-the-irrawaddy-archive-burma/death-journalist.html

2007: Indicted on charge of corruption by the Supreme Prosecutor’s Office of Taiwan, Yu Shyi-kun resigns his post as chairman of the Democratic Progressive Party
http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/front/archives/2007/09/28/2003380728

2008: A Chinese astronaut, Zhai Zhigang, completes the country’s first ever spacewalk during its third manned mission
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/7637818.stm

2008: In Myanmar, Suu Kyi’s party marks the 20 anniversary of its foundation
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia-pacific/2008/09/2008927114838901989.html

2008: Death of Mahendra Kapoor, Indian singer, born on January 9, 1934
http://www.mohdrafi.com/meri-awaaz-suno/mahendra-kapoor-the-real-shagird-of-mohammed-rafi.html
http://www.indianexpress.com/news/Singer-Mahendra-Kapoor-dead/366794

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y4neqWSQk5g

2012: China takes a bitter territorial dispute with Japan to the UN General Assembly, with Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi accusing Tokyo of stealing disputed islands.
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2012/09/20129283645792866.html

2012: Japan’s Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda insists that there could be no compromise with China on the ownership of a disputed island chain and denounced attacks on Japanese interests.
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2012/09/201292722139105715.html

2012: Death of Sanjay Surkar, Indian director and screenwriter, born on August 19, 1959
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/pune/Film-director-Sanjay-Surkar-passes-away/articleshow/16581612.cms?referral=PM

2015: Death of Kallen Pokkudan, Indian environment activist and author, born in 1937
http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/specials/kallen-pokkudan-guardian-of-mangroves/article7699079.ece
http://www.newindianexpress.com/states/kerala/Keralas-Mangrove-Man-Kallen-Pokkudan-Passes-Away-at-78/2015/09/28/article3051228.ece1

2017: Former Thai PM Yingluck sentenced in absentia to 5 years’ jail for negligence
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/former-thai-pm-yingluck-sentenced-in-absentia-to-5-years-jail-9255530
http://www.dw.com/en/yingluck-sentencing-the-downfall-of-thailands-shinawatra-family/g-40707831

2017: Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike forms ‘Party of Hope’ before Japanese election
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-09-27/tokyo-governor-yuriko-koike-forms-new-party/8994532

 

Human rights in China

27 SEPTEMBER 2019

Death of Chinese activist in police custody prompts calls for investigation into torture

Human rights advocates are calling for an investigation into the death of a Wang Meiyu, Chinese activist, arrested after holding up a placard calling for Chinese leader Xi Jinping to step down
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/sep/27/death-of-chinese-activist-in-police-custody-prompts-calls-for-investigation-into-torture
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/activist-death-09242019134327.html

29 AUGUST 2019

Yang Hengjun: Scott Morrison says China’s spy claims ‘absolutely untrue’

Scott Morrison has called China’s allegation that an Australian writer detained in Beijing is a spy “absolutely untrue” after Yang Hengjun issued a plea to the Australian prime minister to “please help me go home as soon as possible”
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/aug/29/please-help-me-detained-australian-yang-hengjun-pleads-with-scott-morrison

21 AUGUST 2019

Chinese human rights lawyer Chen Qiushi missing after return from Hong Kong protests trip

Human rights watchers and activists have expressed concerns for the safety of a mainland Chinese lawyer who went missing after visiting Hong Kong on the weekend to observe protests in the city
https://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/3023796/chinese-human-rights-lawyer-chen-qiushi-missing-after-return

29 JULY 2019

China’s first ‘cyber-dissident’ Huang Qi given 12-year jail term

China’s first « cyber-dissident », whose website reported on sensitive topics including human rights, was sentenced to 12 years in prison Monday (Jul 29) for leaking state secrets, a court said
https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asia/china-first-cyber-dissident-given-12-year-jail-term-11763324
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jul/29/china-first-cyber-dissident-huang-qi-jailed-12-years

21 MAY 2019

30 years on from Tiananmen Square crackdown, why Beijing still thinks it got it right

In the first of a six-part series, Jun Mai looks at why the Communist Party refuses to reverse its condemnation of student-led pro-democracy protests that were subject to a bloody crackdown in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square on June 4, 1989
https://www.scmp.com/news/china/politics/article/3010835/30-years-tiananmen-square-crackdown-why-beijing-still-thinks-it

15 MAY 2019

Wikipedia blocked in China ahead of Tiananmen Square anniversary

Authorities in mainland China have blocked Wikipedia, its owner said on Wednesday
https://www.scmp.com/news/china/politics/article/3010361/wikipedia-blocked-china-ahead-tiananmen-square-anniversary
https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-48269608

2 MAY 2019

Chinese photographer Lu Guang’s detention raises alarm

Award-winning Chinese photographer Lu Guang has been detained by local police in Xinjiang since last November. His whereabouts are still unknown as officials continue to put pressure on his family to remain silent
https://www.dw.com/en/chinese-photographer-lu-guangs-detention-raises-alarm/a-48572836

16 APRIL 2019

Chinese Police Hold Another Ethnic Mongolian Writer Over Protest

Chinese authorities in the northern region of Inner Mongolia are holding an ethnic Mongolian writer and teacher under criminal detention, a U.S.-based rights group said on Tuesday
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/chinese-police-hold-another-ethnic-mongolian-writer-04162019113037.html
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UAUVHuXAwP8

10 APRIL 2019

Academics Call on China’s Tsinghua University to Reinstate Professor Xu Zhangrun

A group of prominent academics has called on the ruling Chinese Communist Party to reinstate a professor at one of the country’s top universities
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/professor-04102019100534.html

28 FEBRUARY 2019

Chinese rights lawyer Jiang Tianyong disappears on prison release date

Jiang Tianyong, who defended politically sensitive clients like blind legal activist Chen Guangcheng and followers of the outlawed Falun Gong spiritual group, had completed a two-year sentence handed down for crimes against the state
https://www.newdelhitimes.com/chinese-rights-lawyer-disappears-on-prison-release-date/

2 FEBRUARY 2019

Detained Australian citizen and writer Yang Hengjun’s lawyers blocked from meeting him

Two lawyers appointed by the wife of an Australian citizen detained in China have been denied access to him, with Chinese authorities claiming it is at the detainee’s request
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-02-02/lawyers-blocked-from-meeting-detained-australian-citizen-yang-h/10774238
https://www.sbs.com.au/news/china-blocks-access-to-aust-writer-yang

28 JANUARY 2019

Chinese human rights lawyer Wang Quanzhang sentenced to more than 4 years in prison

Wang was arrested in 2015 as part of a mass incarceration of legal activists. Most of the other activists detained in what’s known as the « 709 crackdown » — for July 9, the date most of them were taken — have since been sentenced or released. Wang was the last to be sentenced
https://www.npr.org/2019/01/28/689238095/chinese-human-rights-lawyer-sentenced-to-more-than-4-years-in-prison
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/china-sentence-human-rights-lawyer-01282019103620.html
https://www.scmp.com/news/china/politics/article/2183872/chinese-rights-lawyer-wang-quanzhang-jailed-41/2-years-709?edition=international

23 JANUARY 2019

China confirms detention of dissident Australian dual national Yang Hengjun

Yang Hengjun, a novelist and former Chinese diplomat, went missing on Saturday after arriving in Guangzhou on a flight from New York
https://www.scmp.com/news/asia/australasia/article/2183260/australia-looks-dual-national-dissident-and-writer-missing
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/writer-01232019111926.html

18 JANUARY 2019

Grace Meng, wife of Chinese ex-Interpol chief seeks asylum in France

The wife of the former Chinese Interpol chief being held in his home country on corruption charges has applied for asylum in France, media reports said on Friday (Jan 18)
https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asia/wife-of-chinese-ex-interpol-chief-seeks-asylum-in-france-reports-11141834
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-46919289

15 JANUARY 2019

Detained Chinese lawyer Yu Wensheng wins Franco-German human rights award

The French and German ambassadors to Beijing have granted a human rights award to a detained Chinese lawyer, with his wife picking up the prize on his behalf
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/prize-01152019105135.html
https://www.straitstimes.com/asia/east-asia/detained-chinese-lawyer-yu-wensheng-wins-franco-german-human-rights-award

28 DECEMBER 2018

Li Wenzu, wife of detained Chinese lawyer Wang Quanzhang, blocked from submitting court petition

Police on Friday prevented the wife of prominent Chinese rights lawyer Wang Quanzhang from petitioning the Supreme People’s Court against the treatment of her husband, who was put on trial earlier for allegedly “subverting state power”
https://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/2179901/wife-chinese-human-rights-lawyer-stopped-delivering-court-petition
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/en/video-gallery.htm?vid=1435402

26 DECEMBER 2018

Secretive trial opens and closes for Chinese rights lawyer Wang Quanzhang

Chinese rights attorney Wang Quanzhang, who has been held by the authorities for more than three years, stood trial for subversion on Friday in the northern city of Tianjin, in a process slammed by an international rights group as « a cruel charade. »
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/chinese-human-rights-lawyer-tried-in-secret-12262018104855.html
https://www.dw.com/en/secretive-trial-opens-and-closes-for-chinese-rights-lawyer-wa

17 DECEMBER 2018

Four Chinese activists shave heads to protest ‘persecution’ of husbands

The wives of four of China’s most prominent rights lawyers and activists shaved their heads on Monday (Dec 17) in protest over what they called the « persecution » of their husbands by the government
https://www.straitstimes.com/asia/east-asia/four-chinese-activists-shave-heads-to-protest-persecution-of-husbands
https://www.scmp.com/news/china/politics/article/2178381/wife-supporters-detained-chinese-lawyer-shave-heads-protest

29 NOVEMBER 2018

Li Wenzu, wife of detained human rights lawyer Wang Quanzhang, wins Human Rights Prize

Li Wenzu, wife of disappeared human rights lawyer Wang Quanzhang, has been awarded Sweden’s Edelstam Prize for « exceptional courage » in defending human rights, the organizers said
https://www.asiapacificstar.com/news/258425963/wife-of-detained-human-rights-lawyers-wins-human-rights-prize
https://www.scmp.com/news/china/politics/article/2175687/chinese-709-campaigner-banned-seeing-detained-lawyer-husband

6 NOVEMBER 2018

China says UN criticism of human rights record is ‘politically driven’

China has defended its human rights record after the first UN assessment since 2013 criticised the mass detention of lawyers and the continuing use of internment camps
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/nov/06/china-un-criticism-human-rights-record

24 AUGUST 2018

50 student activists missing in China after police raid

Fifty student activists have gone missing in southern China after police raided an apartment where they had been mobilising support for factory workers demanding union rights
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/aug/24/50-student-activists-missing-in-china-after-police-raid
https://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2161288/student-activists-disappear-after-police-raid-china

3 AUGUST 2018

Chinese professor Sun Wenguang cut off mid-interview after authorities burst into his house

Speaking with Voice of America from his home in the eastern province of Shandong, retired professor Wenguang Sun was discussing Chinese President Xi Jinping’s recent visit to Africa when security forces cut him off
https://edition.cnn.com/2018/08/03/asia/china-professor-wenguang-sun-voa-intl/index.html
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/aug/02/chinese-dissident-in-his-80s-arrested-at-home-during-live-tv-interview
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-45054350

11 JULY 2018

Beijing sentences dissident Qin Yongmin to 13 years in prison

The 64-year-old activist has already served 22 years in prison. The dissident was formally condemned for the first time only in 1998, on charges of having founded the China democracy party. He is a leading exponent of pro-democracy movements. The sentence was announced the day after the release of Liu Xia
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/activist-07112018112618.html
https://edition.cnn.com/2018/07/11/asia/qin-yongmin-china-intl/index.html
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/07/11/chinese-democracy-activist-qin-yongmin-sentenced-13-years-subversion/

10 JULY 2018

Liu Xia leaves China for Germany after eight years of house arrest

Liu Xia, the widow of late Chinese Nobel peace laureate Liu Xiaobo, left China on Tuesday after growing international pressure for her release from eight years of house arrest, an extrajudicial confinement that took a huge toll on her physical and mental health
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/liuxia-germany-07102018100158.html
https://www.dw.com/en/widow-of-chinese-dissident-liu-xiaobo-leaves-china/av-44597845
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-44776687
https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/07/liu-xia-wife-late-china-dissident-left-berlin-report-180710052434027.html

5 JULY 2018

Woman who splashed ink on a poster of Xi Jinping in Shanghai goes missing

Chinese activists are concerned about the fate of a young woman missing since yesterday after she splashed ink on a poster of Chinese President Xi Jinping. Her Twitter account has been deleted and nothing has been heard from her since
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/07/05/video-concerns-whereabouts-shanghai-woman-splashed-ink-xi-jinping-poster-twitter-account-disappears/
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Woman-who-splashed-ink-on-a-poster-of-Xi-Jinping-in-Shanghai-goes-missing-44356.html
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/ink-07052018111115.html

14 MAY 2018

European diplomats banned from visiting Liu Xia

 The Chinese authorities have blocked five European diplomats who wanted to visit Liu Xia, widow of the late dissident and Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobao, one of the authors of Charter 08, a manifesto for human rights and democracy in China
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/European-diplomats-banned-from-visiting-Liu-Xia–43874.html

3 MAY 2018

Chinese Nobel laureate’s widow ‘ready to die’ in house arrest

Liu Xia, the widow of Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo, has said she is ready to die in protest at being held under house arrest in China for more than seven years
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/may/03/chinese-nobel-laureates-widow-ready-to-die-in-house-arrest
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-43985629

11 APRIL 2018

Li Wenzu, wife of detained Chinese rights lawyer Wang Quanzhang, under house arrest

The wife of a detained Chinese human rights lawyer who had nearly completed a 100-km (60-mile) march to highlight her husband’s plight said she had been placed under house arrest on Wednesday
https://www.japantimes.co.jp/?post_type=news&p=1391039&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+japantimes+%28The+Japan+Times%3A+All+Stories%29#.Ws7T0CYh02w
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/-Li-Wenzu-under-house-arrest%3A-%26ldquo%3BIf-you-dare-to-come-out%2C-we%27ll-kill-you%26rdquo%3B-43605.html

15 FEBRUARY 2018

Chinese Lawyers pen open letter in protest of professional persecution

Dozens of Chinese lawyers have signed an open letter calling on the ruling Chinese Communist Party to respect their professional rights and release all detained human rights lawyers immediately
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/chinese-lawyers-pen-open-letter-in-protest-of-professional-persecution-02152018094213.html

6 FEBRUARY 2018

China says publisher Gui Minhai held under criminal law, amid protests from Sweden

China acknowledged Tuesday that Swedish book publisher Gui Minhai was in custody under criminal law, brushing aside Stockholm’s protests after he was seized under the eyes of Swedish diplomats last month
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/02/06/china-says-publisher-gui-minhai-held-criminal-law-amid-protests-sweden/
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/02/china-confirms-arrest-bookseller-gui-minhai-180206090723234.html

29 JANUARY 2018

Chinese rights lawyer Yu Wensheng charged with ‘subversion’

Prominent legal activist Yu Wensheng has been charged with « inciting subversion of state power, » according to his lawyer. Yu was detained at his apartment two weeks ago after calling for democratic reforms in China
http://www.dw.com/en/chinese-rights-lawyer-yu-wensheng-charged-with-subversion/a-42351556
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/01/29/chinese-lawyer-yu-wensheng-held-secret-location-subversion-charges-urging-constitutional-reform/

16 JANUARY 2018

China rights lawyer Yu Wensheng loses licence

A senior Chinese human rights lawyer and activist, Yu Wensheng, said he has had his licence to practice law revoked, three months after he wrote an open letter criticising President Xi Jinping and the Communist Party
https://www.irishtimes.com/news/world/asia-pacific/chinese-rights-lawyer-yu-wensheng-says-legal-licence-revoked-1.3357854
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-42702731

30 DECEMBER 2017

China launches website to inform on those ‘fabricating information’ about army and communist party

China has announced plans for an anonymous tip-off website that offers rewards to members of the public for reporting those who criticise the ruling communist party or the army
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/12/30/china-launches-website-inform-fabricating-information-army-communist/

26 DECEMBER 2017

China jails activist Wu Gan for 8 years for ‘subverting state power’

A human rights activist nicknamed ‘Super Vulgar Butcher’ has been jailed in China for eight years for “subversion” – the harshest sentence given in a crackdown on activists that began in the country in 2015
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/12/26/china-jails-activist-wu-gan-8-years-subverting-state-power/
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/12/26/china-jails-human-rights-lawyer-known-super-vulgar-butcher/
https://www.voanews.com/a/wu-gan-sentenced-to-8-years-in-chinese-prison/4179270.html

22 DECEMBER 2017

France couple in China unreachable after Liu Xiaobo tribute

Two artists from France have been unreachable in China after they painted a tribute to the late Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo, sparking concern over their whereabouts
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-42454865
http://en.rfi.fr/asia-pacific/20171222-Franco-Chinese%20pair%20missing%20after%20Liu%20Xiaobo%20tribute

15 DECEMBER 2017

China hails year of ‘remarkable progress’ in human rights as US and EU warn situation is worsening

A white paper issued by China’s State Council Information Office on Friday lauded « remarkable progress » in the law-based protection of human rights over the past five years
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2124561/china-hails-year-remarkable-progress-human-rights-us
https://search.chinadailyasia.com/articles/165/9/61/1513330628857.html
http://www.asiapacificstar.com/news/255748947/china-has-41-journalists-behind-bars-amid-ever-widening-media-controls

21 NOVEMBER 2017

China jails prominent rights lawyer Jiang Tianyong for 2 years for inciting subversion

A prominent Chinese human rights lawyer was sentenced Tuesday to two years in prison on the vague charge of inciting subversion of state power, the latest verdict passed down in a sweeping crackdown on activism that has drawn widespread international criticism
http://www.dw.com/en/jiang-tianyong-chinese-rights-lawyer-sentenced-to-two-years-in-prison/a-41460569
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Christian-lawyer-Jiang-Tianyong-condemned-to-two-years-prison-for-‘subversion’–42373.html
https://www.chinadailyasia.com/articles/121/26/24/1511257246675.html

20 OCTOBER 2017

UN tells China to release human rights activists and pay them compensation

The United Nations has demanded that China should immediately release prominent human rights activists from detention and pay them compensation, according to an unreleased document obtained by The Guardian
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/oct/20/un-china-report-release-human-rights-activists-pay-compensation
http://www.foxnews.com/world/2017/10/20/un-panel-urges-china-to-release-and-compensate-3-activists.html

10 OCTOBER 2017

 In China, Scholars Are Being Punished Amid Growing Squeeze On Public Expression

 In the past five years, space for public expression has been tightening in media, the arts and civil society. Education hasn’t been spared: The ruling Communist Party and congress have ordered the country’s institutions of higher learning to build themselves into bastions of socialist and Marxist ideology, while purging campuses of liberal thought and subversive foreign ideas
http://www.npr.org/sections/parallels/2017/10/10/553484924/in-china-scholars-are-being-punished-amid-growing-squeeze-on-public-expression

1st SEPTEMBER 2017

China Tries to Muzzle Rights Lawyers Defending ‘Politically Sensitive’ Cases

 More than 70 lawyers with a history of defending vulnerable groups in cases considered politically sensitive by the government were told to attend a « symposium » in Beijing from Aug. 28-31, attendees told RFA
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/lawyers-09012017110411.html

18 AUGUST 2018

Cambridge University Press pulls scholarly articles from China website at Beijing’s request

Cambridge University Press (CUP), one of Britain’s most respected academic publishers, has blocked online access in China to hundreds of scholarly articles and book reviews on Chinese affairs after coming under pressure from Beijing
http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/east-asia/cambridge-university-press-pulls-scholarly-articles-from-china-website-at-beijings
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2107419/cambridge-university-press-pulls-sensitive-journal

15 JULY 2017

China releases rights activist Xu Zhiyong

Xu Zhiyong, an eminent rights activist, has been freed by Chinese authorities. His release comes days after the death of Liu Xiaobo, a dissident and Nobel peace laureate who was not allowed a cancer treatment abroad
http://www.dw.com/en/china-releases-activist-xu-zhiyong/a-39703649

China stages ‘hasty’ cremation of Liu Xiaobo and has his ashes scattered at sea

Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo, who died in custody on Thursday, was cremated and had his ashes scattered at sea on Saturday in a state-choreographed service that friends and activists said was aimed at preventing supporters from honouring him
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2102761/liu-xiaobo-cremated-funeral-ailing-widow-makes-first
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/china-hong-kong-liu-xiaobo-charter-08-shenyang-communist-party-amnesty-international-mozart-requiem-a7842861.html

13 JULY 2017

Liu Xiaobo, Nobel laureate and political prisoner, dies at 61 in Chinese custody

Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo, an important critic of China’s Communist Party, has died after years of imprisonment. He is known for his peaceful fight for democracy
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2101601/chinese-dissident-and-nobel-peace-prize-winner-liu
http://www.dw.com/en/liu-xiaobo-chinas-dissident-without-enemies/a-39657576
https://www.nobelpeaceprize.org/Press/Press-Releases2/Norwegian-Nobel-Committee-mourns-Liu-Xiaobo-statement-by-Chair-Berit-Reiss-Andersen

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ykrfqa90Vfs

10  JULY 2017

China orders telecoms to block access to personal VPNs by February

China’s government has told telecommunications carriers to block individuals’ access to virtual private networks by Feb. 1, people familiar with the matter said, thereby shutting a major window to the global internet, according to Bloomberg
http://www.asiapacificstar.com/news/253925356/china-orders-telecoms-to-block-access-to-personal-vpns-by-february

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jul/11/china-moves-to-block-internet-vpns-from-2018

9 JULY 2017

How China buys the silence of the world’s human rights critics

Wealth and power have enabled China to mute challenges to its crackdown on free expression, paving the way for further muzzling of dissident voices
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2101795/how-china-buys-silence-worlds-human-rights-critics

In 2015, China crushed rights lawyers but activists are still organising

This Sunday is the second anniversary of a major Chinese government crackdown that led to the detention of hundreds of rights lawyers
https://asiancorrespondent.com/2017/07/2015-china-crushed-rights-lawyers-activists-still-organising/#EpLWUI0hGE5clqOx.97

3 JULY 2017

China’s Great Firewall gets tougher to scale as popular VPN shut down

Getting around the Great Firewall, the system used by China to control internet access, just got harder with a popular virtual private network forced to cease operating on orders from the government
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/2101084/chinas-great-firewall-gets-tougher-scale-popular-vpn-shut-down

29 JUNE 2017

US brands China as among worst human trafficking offenders

The US State Department on Tuesday placed China on its global list of the worst offenders in human trafficking and forced labor, a step that could aggravate tensions with Beijing that had eased under President Donald Trump
http://www.atimes.com/article/us-brands-china-among-worst-human-trafficking-offenders/

26 JUNE 2017

Jailed Chinese Nobel Peace laureate Liu Xiaobo released after diagnosis of terminal cancer

Jailed Chinese Nobel Peace laureate and dissident Liu Xiaobo has been released on medical parole after being recently diagnosed with late-stage liver cancer, his lawyer and supporters said
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/06/26/jailed-chinese-nobel-peace-laureate-liu-xiaobo-released-diagnosis/
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jun/26/liu-xiaobos-unbearable-fate-is-stark-symbol-of-where-china-is-heading
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/2100065/who-chinese-nobel-peace-prize-winner-liu-xiaobo-and-whats-his

20 JUNE 2017

German ambassador to China calls for release of pope-chosen bishop

The German ambassador to China called on authorities on Tuesday to end the apparent confinement of a Catholic bishop and said he was concerned by proposed changes to the country’s rules governing religion
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2099209/german-ambassador-china-calls-release-pope-chosen
http://www.asianews.it/theme-en/China-1.html

8 MAY 2017

China puts leading human rights lawyer on trial for ‘inciting subversion’

Xie Yang, a 45-year-old attorney who was among the best-known targets of a sweeping crackdown dubbed China’s “war on law”, went on trial at 9.30am in the central city of Changsha, according to Xinhua, the Communist party-controlled news agency
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/may/08/china-puts-leading-human-rights-lawyer-on-trial-for-inciting-subversion
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/nation/2017-05/08/content_15609643.html
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/05/08/chinese-human-rights-lawyers-seen-enemies-state/

2 MAY 2017

China updates internet regulations to tighten control over online news

China’s internet regulator has updated its rules on internet and social media news, requiring all online news broadcasters to obtain government licences
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2092405/china-updates-internet-regulations-tighten-control-over
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/nation/2017-05/02/content_15607693.html

28 APRIL 2017

China human rights lawyer Li Heping given suspended jail term

One of China’s best-known human rights lawyers has been given a three-year suspended jail term for subverting state power
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-39741893
http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/east-asia/chinese-court-sentences-human-rights-lawyer-li-heping-in-secret-trial

2 APRIL 2017

Chongyi Feng’s detention in China a blunt warning to Chinese Australians

Subjected to daily interrogations and blocked from leaving China for more than a week, Australia-based academic Feng Chongyi arrived home in Sydney on Sunday, vowing to return to the mainland later this year to complete his research
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-04-02/chongyi-fengs-detention-in-china-a-blunt-warning/8409186?section=world
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2084163/blocked-academic-returns-australiavowing-return

27 MARCH 2017

Concerns for Sydney-based academic Feng Chongyi detained in China

A Sydney professor and critic of growing Chinese government influence in Australia has been prevented from boarding a flight to return home to Sydney, and the ABC understands he has been told he is not allowed to leave China
http://www.dw.com/en/concerns-for-sydney-based-academic-detained-in-china/a-38142604
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-03-25/uts-professor-prevented-from-boarding-flight-from-china/8386982?section=world

12 MARCH 2017

Punishing rights lawyers a top achievement, says China

China has praised punishments given to a prominent human rights lawyer and his associates as one of its legal system’s top accomplishments last year
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/03/punishing-rights-lawyers-top-achievement-china-170312044612735.html

16 FEBRUARY 2017

China ‘eliminating civil society’ by targeting human rights activists – report

China’s human rights situation further deteriorated last year as police systematically tortured activists and forcibly disappeared government critics while state TV continued to broadcast forced confessions, a new report shows
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/feb/16/china-eliminating-civil-society-by-targeting-human-rights-activists-report

23 JANUARY 2017

China must respect lawyers’ human rights

From 9 July 2015 to the present, hundreds of lawyers, law firm staff, and family members have been subject to intimidation, interrogation, detention as criminal suspects, wrongful criminal convictions and forced disappearance
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jan/23/china-must-respect-lawyers-human-rights
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Human-Rights-Lawyers-tortured-to-extract-confessions-39754.html

22 JANUARY 2017

Historian’s new book on Cultural Revolution turns acclaim in China to censure

It seemed that China’s censors had finally muzzled Yang Jisheng, the famed chronicler of the Mao era
http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/east-asia/historians-new-book-on-cultural-revolution-turns-acclaim-in-china-to-censure

21 JANUARY 2017

Beijing internet censors close websites of liberal economic think tank

Two websites run by a liberal Chinese think tank, have been shut down by government censors
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2064260/beijing-internet-censors-close-websites-liberal

18 JANUARY 2017

China: As Xi Jinping praises free trade, critics of Mao lose their jobs

This month, state media has reported three high-profile incidents of people losing their jobs for criticizing Mao, as universities restrict discussion of the Party and school history textbooks are revised to emphasize the Communists’ role in fighting Japan during World War II
http://edition.cnn.com/2017/01/18/asia/china-mao-insults/index.html

10 DECEMBER 2016

Human Rights: letter to Xi Jinping for arrested Chinese writers

More than 100 authors from around the world have signed a letter to Chinese President Xi Jinping asking him to stop violations against the writers of his country on the World Day for Human Rights, which is celebrated today
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Human-Rights:-letter-to-Xi-Jinping-for-arrested-Chinese-writers–39366.html
https://www.theguardian.com/law/2016/dec/10/human-rights-day-us-and-eu-call-on-china-to-release-political-prisoners

11 OCTOBER 2016

Imprisoned Chinese Uygur scholar Ilham Tohti given top human rights award

Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch and eight other groups bestow honour on economics professor who was jailed for life in 2014 on charges of separatism
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2027106/imprisoned-chinese-uygur-scholar-ilham-tohti-given-top
http://www.martinennalsaward.org/?p=1078

6 OCTOBER 2016

Two dueling visions of human rights in China

U.S. CECC annual report and China’s own human rights action plan showcase starkly difference concepts of “human rights.”
http://thediplomat.com/2016/10/2-dueling-visions-of-human-rights-in-china

27 SEPTEMBER 2016

Three Labour rights activists sentenced in China amid worker unrest

Three labour rights activists were handed suspended prison terms in China in a case which illustrates Beijing’s growing anxiety over worker unrest as the economy stalls.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/09/27/three-labour-rights-activists-sentenced-in-china-amid-worker-unr/
http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20160927_35/

22 SEPTEMBER 2016

Prominent Chinese rights lawyer Xia Lin sentenced to 12 years’ jail for fraud

A prominent mainland rights lawyer who took on high-profile politically sensitive cases has been jailed for 12 years for fraud in one of the harshest sentences to be imposed on rights advocates in recent years
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2021629/prominent-chinese-rights-lawyer-xia-lin-sentenced-12
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/sep/22/china-lawyer-for-ai-weiwei-jailed-for-12-years-in-severe-retaliation

4 AUGUST 2016

China jails activist lawyer Zhou Shifeng for 7 years on subversion charge

Zhou Shifeng, 51, was the first lawyer to face trial among the two dozen human rights activists and lawyers formally arrested last July. About 300 suspects were detained or interrogated in the so-called 709 crackdown, named after the date of the first arrests on July 9 last year
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1999111/beijing-law-firm-director-jailed-seven-years-sweeping
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2016/08/china-verdict-lawyer-zhou-shifeng-sentenced-160804081833785.html

3 AUGUST 2016

Christian church leader jailed in Chinese human rights crackdown

Hu Shigen, a veteran pro-democracy activist and underground church leader in China, was sentenced to 7½ years in jail on Wednesday on charges of subverting state power
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1998638/second-activist-sentenced-subversion-charges-after-huge
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/aug/03/christian-church-leader-hu-shigen-jailed-chinese-human-rights-crackdown

2 AUGUST 2016

Chinese human rights Zhai Yanmin gets suspended-three-year sentence

A Chinese court issued a suspended three-year prison sentence to a human rights activist charged with subversion of state power after a brief trial Tuesday, the first publicly acknowledged hearing in a secrecy-shrouded yearlong case involving hundreds of rights activists
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1998132/human-rights-activist-sentenced-3-years-jail-suspended
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-36950011
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/08/02/china-sentences-activist-in-first-trial-of-lawyer-crackdown/

26 JULY 2016

Two Hong Kong Journalists Jailed Over Sale of Political Magazines in China

A court in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen on Tuesday jailed two veteran journalists from neighboring Hong Kong after they sent their political magazines to subscribers across the internal border in mainland China.
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2016/07/hong-kong-journalists-jailed-china-160726131231893.html
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/two-hong-kong-journalists-jailed-over-sale-of-political-magazines-in-china-07262016111510.html

7 JULY 2016

China releases human rights worker Zhao Wei on bail after a year of detention

Almost a year to the day after she was seized from her Beijing home and spirited into secret detention, Chinese police say they have released a young legal assistant on bail
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/jul/07/china-to-release-human-rights-worker-zhao-wei-on-bail-after-a-year-of-detention
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1986633/young-chinese-legal-assistant-held-huge-crackdown

14 JUNE 2016

Citizens’ civil, political rights effectively protected: Chinese Report

Citizens’ civil and political rights have been effectively protected, and the people have been guaranteed and supported to act as masters of their own country, according to a report reviewing the human rights development from 2012 to 2015 released by the Chinese government on Tuesday.

http://www.chinadailyasia.com/nation/2016-06/14/content_15448544.html

11 MAY 2016

China refuses entry to German chair of human rights committee

Beijing has refused entry to the German lawmaker who chairs the parliament’s Human Rights Committee. The decision comes after he reportedly criticized rights violations in Tibet
http://www.dw.com/en/china-refuses-entry-to-german-chair-of-human-rights-committee/a-19249261

24 APRIL 2016

China: Police prevented Western diplomats from visiting civil rights lawyer Ni Luyan

Last month, Ni was meant to receive the International Women of Courage Award in Washington D.C. for her work in defending those unfairly evicted from their homes, but was barred from traveling to the U.S. as the government refused to issue her a passport
https://asiancorrespondent.com/2016/04/china-police-prevented-western-diplomats-from-visiting-civil-rights-lawyer/

30 MARCH 2016

Rights activist Ni Yulan ‘barred from leaving’ China

A Chinese human rights activist says she has been barred from leaving the country just as she was planning to travel to the US to accept an award
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-35924192

29 MARCH 2016

China editor resigns over media censorship

Yu Shaolei, an editor at Southern Metropolis Daily, posted a resignation note online, saying he could no longer follow the Communist Party line.
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-35915056
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/12206275/China-newspaper-editor-resigns-over-media-control.html

24 MARCH 2016

Christian lawyer Zhang Kai released in China

A Chinese Christian lawyer who opposed a Communist Party campaign to remove crosses from churches has been released after seven months in detention, according to his social media accounts
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/12202826/Christian-lawyer-Zhang-Kai-released-in-China.html
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Zhang-Kai,-lawyer-who-defends-China’s-crosses-from-demolition,-is-released-37033.html

21 MARCH 2016

China columnist Jia Jia detained by Beijing police, his lawyer says

A lawyer for prominent Chinese columnist Jia Jia, who went missing last week, has confirmed he has been detained by Beijing police
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-35859875
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1928085/chinese-journalist-who-disappeared-way-hong-kong-taken

18 FEBRUARY 2016

Chinese journalist ‘disappears’ while trying to fly to Hong Kong

Jia Jia, a Chinese journalist has reportedly disappeared while attempting to fly from Beijing to Hong Kong, stoking fears he has become the latest victim of a widening Communist party crackdown on dissent.h
ttp://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/mar/17/chinese-journalist-disappears-fly-beijing-hong-kong

http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/chinese-columnist/2612280.html

16 FEBRUARY 2016

Chinese journalist Yang Jisheng banned from flying to US to accept a prize for his work

Yang Jisheng, a retired correspondent from Beijing’s official news service Xinhua, was awarded Harvard University’s prestigious Louis M Lyons Award in December for his “ambitious and fearless reporting” on one of the 20th century’s deadliest man-made catastrophes.
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/17/world/asia/yang-jisheng-tombstone-harvard.html?ref=asia&_r=0
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/feb/15/chinese-journalist-banned-from-flying-to-us-to-accept-a-prize-for-his-work

4 FEBRUARY 2016

Chinese police admit holding three missing Hong Kong booksellers

The fate of five booksellers who disappeared from Hong Kong last year became clearer after Chinese police said the three men still missing were under investigation on the mainland for alleged “illegal activities”.
http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/f7cc6640-cb55-11e5-a8ef-ea66e967dd44.html#axzz3zEkjUZ3A
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/02/04/breaking-guangdong-police-confirm-3-missing-booksellers-under-investigation/

29 JANUARY 2016

EU slams China’s on-air ‘confessions’ as unacceptable

The European Union on Friday delivered some of its strongest criticism yet of China’s human rights record, calling the televised broadcasts of confessions by Chinese and European citizens « unacceptable »
http://worldaffairsjournal.org/content/eu-chinas-air-confessions-unacceptable

22 JANUARY 2016

China Jails Xinjiang Rights Activist For 19 Years For Subversion, Spying

Authorities in the northwestern Chinese region of Xinjiang have jailed a Han Chinese rights activist for 19 years on subversion and spying charges after he openly criticized government policy in the troubled region.
http://www.beijingbulletin.com/index.php/sid/240488077

13 JANUARY 2016

China charges two more rights lawyers in crackdown: attorney

China has formally arrested on “subversion” charges two more human rights lawyers held in secret for six months, a lawyer said Wednesday, bringing the total accused to nine as a sweeping crackdown intensifies.
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/01/13/china-charges-two-more-rights-lawyers-in-crackdown-attorney/
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/china-lawyers-01132016110726.html

12 JANUARY 2016

China charges human rights lawyers with ‘subversion’

The Chinese authorities have arrested and charged at least seven human rights lawyers and associates with « subversion », friends and family say.
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-35289978
http://www.dw.com/en/china-formally-arrests-human-rights-laywers/a-18974654

10 JANUARY 2016

China arrests four labour activists amid crackdown: Lawyers

China has formally arrested four labour activists who have helped workers fight for their rights, lawyers for two of them said on Sunday, as the government steps up a crackdown on activists pressing for change within the system
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/china-arrests-four-labour-activists-amid-crackdown-lawyers

1 JANUARY 2016

Expelled French reporter flies out of China

French reporter Ursula Gauthier flew out of Beijing airport early on Friday after Chinese authorities refused to renew her press credentials over her criticism of government policy in violence-wracked Xinjiang province
http://www.france24.com/en/20151231-expelled-french-reporter-ursula-gauthier-leaves-china
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2015/12/china-expel-french-journalist-uighur-report-151226141810827.html

29 DECEMBER 2015

China Jails Activist Who Supported Hong Kong’s Democracy Movement

A court in the southern Chinese province of Guangdong has handed down an 18-month jail term to an activist who showed online support for last year’s pro-democracy Occupy Central movement in neighboring Hong Kong
http://www.beijingbulletin.com/index.php/sid/239826259

22 DECEMBER 2015

Pu Zhiqiang: China rights lawyer gets suspended jail sentence

A Beijing court on Tuesday handed down a three-year suspended jail sentence to Pu Zhiqiang, one of China’s most outspoken human rights lawyers, for posting online comments critical of the Communist Party
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-35157525
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1893795/chinese-rights-lawyer-pu-zhiqiang-convicted-be-releasedhttp://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1893800/chinese-rights-lawyer-pu-zhiqiang-pays-price-beliefs-he

14 DECEMBER 2015

China rights lawyer Pu Zhiqiang’s trial ends amid scuffles

One of China’s most prominent human rights lawyers, Pu Zhiqiang, goes on trial over online comments critical of the ruling Communist Party, as police scuffled with supporters gathered outside the courthouse
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-35089858
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1891126/chinese-rights-lawyer-pu-zhiqiang-rejects-charges

26 NOVEMBER 2016

Jailed Chinese journalist Gao Yu granted medical parole after appeal in state secrets case

Veteran Chinese journalist Gao Yu  was on Thursday granted medical parole, hours after a court reduced her seven-year jail sentence for “leaking state secrets” by two years
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1883444/gao-yu-chinese-journalist-jailed-leaking-state-secrets

2 NOVEMBER 2015

New Criminal Laws Take Effect in China

China has started to implement a new set of revised criminal laws that include punishments for Internet users for what the government calls “starting rumors on the web.”
http://www.voanews.com/content/new-criminal-laws-take-effect-in-china/3033335.html

19 OCTOBER 2015

China holds top reporter on ‘state secrets’ charge

Authorities in the eastern Chinese province of Jiangxi are holding a top investigative journalist on suspicion of “obtaining state secrets,” his newspaper has reported
http://atimes.com/2015/10/china-holds-top-reporter-on-state-secrets-charge/

8 AUGUST 2015

Chinese Rights Lawyer Wang Yu Held For ‘Subversion’ As Crackdown Continues

Authorities in the northern Chinese city of Tianjin are holding a top rights lawyer under « residential surveillance » on suspicion of subversion, denying her visits from her defense attorney amid an ongoing crackdown on the legal profession, rights groups and lawyers said.
http://www.beijingbulletin.com/index.php/sid/235566701

22 JULY 2015

China returns dissident artist Ai Weiwei’s passport after four years

Dissident Chinese artist Ai Weiwei has gotten back his passport four years after it was confiscated by Beijing authorities and plans to attend a London exhibition in September
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2015/07/dissident-chinese-artist-passport-150722145714881.html
http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/story/526750/news/world/china-returns-dissident-artist-ai-weiwei-s-passport-after-four-years

19 JULY 2015

China carries out crackdown on lawyers and activists

Since July 9, more than 200 lawyers and activists have been targeted in what Amnesty International called an « unprecedented » spree of detentions and police questioning
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2015/07/china-crackdown-lawyers-activists-150719112829794.html
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/detained-china-human-rights-lawyer-confesses-state-media

11 JULY 2015

China detains dozens of rights lawyers: Amnesty

« More than 50 lawyers and activists were targeted by police in a nationwide crackdown, » Amnesty International said in a statement
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/620292/china-detains-dozens-of-rights-lawyers-amnesty
http://www.chinanationalnews.com/index.php/sid/234661653

15 MAY 2015

China indicts detained a year ago rights lawyer Pu Zhiqiang on charge of making trouble

Pu Zhiqiang was charged with « inciting ethnic hatred » and « picking quarrels and provoking trouble », Beijing prosecutors said
http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/english/news/20150516_01.html
https://sg.news.yahoo.com/china-indicts-detained-lawyer-charge-making-trouble-092821738.html
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/562895/china-rights-lawyer-charged-after-a-year-in-detention

17 APRIL 2015

China jails prominent journalist Gao Yu for leaking state secrets

Amid tight security, a Chinese court has convicted veteran journalist Gao Yu for revealing state secrets and sentenced her to seven years in prison
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1768883/jailing-chinese-journalist-gao-yu-part-push-silence
http://edition.cnn.com/2015/04/17/asia/china-gao-yu-jail/index.html
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-32346382

13 APRIL 2015

China releases 3 of 5 female activists

A lawyer for 5 detained Chinese activists says 3 of the women have been released. The status of the other 2 activists remains unknown, but they are believed to be still in custody
http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/english/news/20150414_03.html
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-32285585

25 MARCH 2015

China jails Christian pastor who fought church demolitions

A Chinese preacher who opposed an “anti-church” demolition campaign that saw hundreds of places of worship partially or completely destroyed has been jailed for one year on charges supporters claim are trumped up
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/11493548/China-jails-Christian-pastor-who-fought-church-demolitions.html

24 MARCH 2015

Chinese artist Ai Weiwei and US singer Joan Baez win Amnesty’s top rights award

Amnesty International awarded its top honour Tuesday to Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei, who has spent years shining light on his country’s restrictive political atmosphere, and to US folk singer Joan Baez for her civil rights activism. http://www.radioaustralia.net.au/international/2015-03-25/chinese-artist-ai-weiwei-and-us-singer-joan-baez-win-amnestys-top-rights-award/1429133 http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/506944/amnesty-international-honours-ai-weiwei-joan-baez

20 MARCH 2015

Reuters websites blocked in China

 Reuters news websites were inaccessible in China on Friday, the latest Western news organisation to be blocked in a country where censors keep a tight grip over information
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/503431/reuters-websites-blocked-in-china
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/503651/chinese-anti-censorship-group-says-it-under-attack

12 MARCH 2015

Chinese police detain five women’s rights activists

China formally detained five women’s rights activists on Thursday, apparently for planning to demonstrate against sexual harassment on public transport, paving the way for police to levy formal charges
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/chinese-police-detain-five-womens-rights-activists

3 MARCH 2015

China Detains Activist Demanding Rehabilitation of Zhao Ziyang

Authorities in the Chinese capital have detained a political activist who called publicly for the rehabilitation of late ousted reform-minded premier Zhao Ziyang, fellow activists said on Tuesday. Veteran Beijing-based activist Li Jinping, who has campaigned on behalf of Zhao’s name for more than a decade, was taken away on Monday by police
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/petitions-03032015112330.html

24 FEBRUARY 2015

China to put 81-year-old writer Tie Liu on trial: Lawyer

An octogenarian Chinese writer who has spent more than two decades in labour camps will be put on trial Wednesday, his lawyer said, as part of Beijing’s crackdown on critics of the Communist Party
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/china-put-81-year-old-writer-trial-lawyer

17 FEBRUARY 2013

Human rights abuses in China ‘cruelest’ since 1989: report

The Hubei-based Civil Rights and Livelihood Watch group described a « worsening and regressive human rights situation, » and a domestic security regime that is more oppressive than anything seen in the past 25 years.
http://www.ucanews.com/news/human-rights-abuses-in-china-cruelest-since-1989-report/73015

 

Wars, conflicts and strategy on 27 September in Asian history

1996-09-27-najibullah-executed

WARS, CONFLICS AND STRATEGY ON 27 SEPTEMBER IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on September 27, 2019

1938: The League of Nations declares Japan the aggressor against China

1940: The Tripartite pact is signed by Germany, Italy and Japan. Saburo Kurusu is the Japanese representative

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-tripartite-pact-is-signed-by-germany-italy-and-japan
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tripartite_Pact

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k0ZPS2fhDNM

1942: Last day of the September Matanikau action on Guadalcanal as United States Marine Corps troops barely escape after being surrounded by Japanese forces near the Matanikau River
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Actions_along_the_Matanikau_(September_%E2%80%93_October_1942)

1945: General MacArthur and Japanese emperor Hirohito meet for the first time
https://rarehistoricalphotos.com/hirohito-macarthur-1945/
http://pastdaily.com/2012/09/26/september-26-1945-macarthur-meets-hirohito/

1945-09-27 MacArthur Hirohito

1967: Against the Vietnam War, an advertisement headed « A Call To Resist Illegitimate Authority, » signed by over 320 influential people appears in the New Republic and the New York Review of Books, asking for funds to help youths resist the draft

1977: Important speech of Prime Minister Pol Pot showing a full alignment of Kampuchea with China

1996: In Afghanistan, the Taliban capture the capital city Kabul after driving out President Burhanuddin Rabbani and executing former leader Mohammad Najibullah
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/september/27/newsid_2539000/2539973.stm
http://www.historyinanhour.com/2011/09/28/death-of-mohammad-najibullah/
http://www.executedtoday.com/2009/09/27/1996-dr-mohammad-najibullah/

1996-09-27-najibullah-executed

2002: East Timor is admitted to United Nations

2004: North Korean Vice Foreign Minister Choe Su Hon announced that North Korea had turned plutonium from 8,000 spent nuclear fuel rods into nuclear weapons. He also said that the weapons were to serve as a deterrent against increasing U.S. nuclear threats and to prevent nuclear war in northeast Asia

2012: China takes a bitter territorial dispute with Japan to the UN General Assembly, with Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi accusing Tokyo of stealing disputed islands.
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2012/09/20129283645792866.html

2012: Japan’s Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda insists that there could be no compromise with China on the ownership of a disputed island chain and denounced attacks on Japanese interests.
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2012/09/201292722139105715.html

 

On 27 September in South Asian history

1996-09-27-najibullah-executed

ON 27 SEPTEMBER IN SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on September 27, 2019

1719: Muhammad Shah, born on February 17, 1702, becomes the last Mughal emperor, up to his death on April 26, 1748
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muhammad_Shah

1833: Death of Raja Ram Mohan Roy, Hindu reformer, born on 22 May 1772
http://www.iloveindia.com/indian-heroes/raja-ram-mohan-roy.html
http://www.culturalindia.net/reformers/raja-ram-mohan-roy.html
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/27th-september-1833-raja-rammohan-roy-educationist-and-social-reformer-passes-away

1907: Birth of Shaheed Bhagat Singh, Indian freedom fighter, who died on March 23, 1931
http://www.iloveindia.com/indian-heroes/bhagat-singh.html
http://www.biography.com/people/bhagat-singh

1932: Birth of Yash Chopra, Indian director
http://www.yashrajfilms.com/profile/yash.htm

1953: Birth of Mata Amritanandamayi (Amma), an Indian saint


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mata_Amritanandamayi

1972: Death of S. R. Ranganathan, Indian mathematician, born on August 9, 1892
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S._R._Ranganathan

1992: Enthronement of the 17th Karmapa, Orgyen Trinley Dorge
http://kagyuoffice.org/karmapa/

1996: In Afghanistan, the Taliban capture the capital city Kabul after driving out President Burhanuddin Rabbani and executing former leader Mohammad Najibullah
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/september/27/newsid_2539000/2539973.stm
http://www.historyinanhour.com/2011/09/28/death-of-mohammad-najibullah/
http://www.executedtoday.com/2009/09/27/1996-dr-mohammad-najibullah/

1996-09-27-najibullah-executed

2008: Death of Mahendra Kapoor, Indian singer, born on January 9, 1934
http://www.mohdrafi.com/meri-awaaz-suno/mahendra-kapoor-the-real-shagird-of-mohammed-rafi.html
http://www.indianexpress.com/news/Singer-Mahendra-Kapoor-dead/366794

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y4neqWSQk5g

2012: Death of Sanjay Surkar, Indian director and screenwriter, born on August 19, 1959
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/pune/Film-director-Sanjay-Surkar-passes-away/articleshow/16581612.cms?referral=PM
http://ibnlive.in.com/news/noted-marathi-director-sanjay-surkar-passes-away-at-53/295776-8-72.html

2015: Death of Kallen Pokkudan, Indian environment activist and author, born in 1937
http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/specials/kallen-pokkudan-guardian-of-mangroves/article7699079.ece
http://www.newindianexpress.com/states/kerala/Keralas-Mangrove-Man-Kallen-Pokkudan-Passes-Away-at-78/2015/09/28/article3051228.ece1

On 27 September in Southeast Asian history

ON 27 SEPTEMBER IN SOUTHEAST ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on September 27, 2019

1687: An embassy from France lands in Siam’s capital Ayutthaya bringing with it roughly 600 French soldiers and about 300 skilled workers

1931: Birth of Vong Savang, heir of Laos, who died in 1981
https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=11724227
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vong_Savang

1937: Balinese Tiger declared extinct
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Balinese_Tiger

1942: Birth of Dith Pran, Cambodian-born photojournalist, hero of the “Killing field” movie, who died on March 30, 2008
http://www.notablebiographies.com/Pe-Pu/Pran-Dith.html

1959: SEATO Council gives its support to United Nations in Laos

1967: Against the Vietnam War, an advertisement headed « A Call To Resist Illegitimate Authority, » signed by over 320 influential people appears in the New Republic and the New York Review of Books, asking for funds to help youths resist the draft

1977: Important speech of Prime Minister Pol Pot showing a full alignment of Kampuchea with China

1988: The National League for Democracy, led by Aung San Suu Kyi, is founded
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_League_for_Democracy

1997: In Thailand, the parliament adopts a new chart (constitution), the 15th since 1932, suspended in September 1996
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1997_Constitution_of_Thailand

2002: East Timor is admitted to United Nations

2003: In Cambodia, opposition boycotts the opening ceremony of the new parliament. PPC (Hun Sen) have 73 MP, Funcinpec 26 and PSR 24

2008: In Myanmar, Suu Kyi’s party marks the 20 anniversary of its foundation
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia-pacific/2008/09/2008927114838901989.html

2017: Former Thai PM Yingluck sentenced in absentia to 5 years’ jail for negligence
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/former-thai-pm-yingluck-sentenced-in-absentia-to-5-years-jail-9255530
http://www.dw.com/en/yingluck-sentencing-the-downfall-of-thailands-shinawatra-family/g-40707831

 

On 27 September in Japan’s history

On 27 September in Japan’s history

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Updated on September 27, 2019

808: Birth of Ninmyō, Japanese emperor who died on May 6, 850
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Ninmy%C5%8D

1544: Birth of Takenaka Shigeharu, Japanese samurai who died on July 6, 1579
http://wiki.samurai-archives.com/index.php?title=Takenaka_Shigeharu
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Takenaka_Shigeharu

1557: Death of Go-Nara, 105th Japanese emperor (1526-1557), born on January 26, 1497
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Go-Nara

1914: Birth of Jukichi Uno, Japanese actor who died on January 9, 1988
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0881303/

1938: The League of Nations declares Japan the aggressor against China

1940: The Tripartite pact is signed by Germany, Italy and Japan. Saburo Kurusu is the Japanese representative


http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-tripartite-pact-is-signed-by-germany-italy-and-japan
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tripartite_Pact

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k0ZPS2fhDNM

1942: Last day of the September Matanikau action on Guadalcanal as United States Marine Corps troops barely escape after being surrounded by Japanese forces near the Matanikau River
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Actions_along_the_Matanikau_(September_%E2%80%93_October_1942)

1942: Birth of Masaru Ikeda, Japanese actor
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/people.php?id=1156

1945: General MacArthur and Japanese emperor Hirohito meet for the first time
https://rarehistoricalphotos.com/hirohito-macarthur-1945/
http://pastdaily.com/2012/09/26/september-26-1945-macarthur-meets-hirohito/

1945-09-27 MacArthur Hirohito

1950 : Birth of Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Japanese actor
http://mortalkombat.wikia.com/wiki/Cary-Hiroyuki_Tagawa

1959: Nearly 5000 people die on the main Japanese island of Honshu as the result of a typhoon

1975: Birth of Megumi Ohji (or Oji), Japanese actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Megumi_%C5%8Cji

2007: Death of Kenji Nagai, Japanese photojournalist, killed by Burmese soldiers as covering the monks repression, born in 1957
http://www.cpj.org/news/2007/asia/burma27sep07na.html
http://www.irrawaddy.org/burma/from-the-irrawaddy-archive-burma/death-journalist.html

2012: China has taken a bitter territorial dispute with Japan to the UN General Assembly, with Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi accusing Tokyo of stealing disputed islands
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2012/09/20129283645792866.html

2012: Japan’s Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda has insisted that there could be no compromise with China on the ownership of a disputed island chain and denounced attacks on Japanese interests.
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2012/09/201292722139105715.html

2017: Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike forms ‘Party of Hope’ before Japanese election
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-09-27/tokyo-governor-yuriko-koike-forms-new-party/8994532

 

On 27 September in Chinese history, Hong Kong and Taiwan

ON 27 SEPTEMBER IN CHINESE HISTORY, HONG KONG AND TAIWAN

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Updated on September 27 2019

1928: The Republic of China is recognized by the United States

1938: The League of Nations declares Japan the aggressor against China

1943: Mao Zemin, brother of Mao Zedong, born on April 3, 1896, is executed on order of Sheng Shicai while in Xinjiang
http://www.executedtoday.com/2018/09/27/1943-mao-zemin-brother-of-mao-zedong/
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/9384.html

1949: The first plenary session of the CPPCC pass the motion that the five stars red flag be adopted as the national flag of the People’s Republic of China
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flag_of_the_People’s_Republic_of_China#Symbolism

1961: Birth of Andy Lau Tak Wah, Hong Kong actor and singer
http://men.stareastasia.com/andy-lau/

1971: Birth of Li Yapeng, Chinese actor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Li_Yapeng
http://www.dianying.com/en/person/LiYapeng

1975: Birth of Hong Kong actor Sam Lee
http://www.hkfilm.net/samlee.htm

1977: Important speech of Prime Minister Pol Pot showing a full alignment of Kampuchea with China

1983: Birth of Shermon Tang, Hong Kong actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shermon_Tang

2007: Indicted on charge of corruption by the Supreme Prosecutor’s Office of Taiwan, Yu Shyi-kun resigns his post as chairman of the Democratic Progressive Party
http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/front/archives/2007/09/28/2003380728

2008: A Chinese astronaut, Zhai Zhigang, completes the country’s first ever spacewalk during its third manned mission
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/7637818.stm

2012: China has taken a bitter territorial dispute with Japan to the UN General Assembly, with Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi accusing Tokyo of stealing disputed islands.
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2012/09/20129283645792866.html

2012: A Chinese court upheld a $2.4 million tax evasion fine against China’s most famous dissident Ai Weiwei, ending his long legal battle with the authorities but paving the way for him to be jailed if he does not pay
http://photoblog.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/09/27/14121627-ai-weiwei-slams-judge-as-court-rejects-appeal?lite#__utma=238145375.1358836827.1333475157.1348610097.1348816378.170&__utmb=238145375.1.10.1348816378&__utmc=238145375&__utmx=-&__utmz=238145375.1343667468.113.5.utmcsr=google|utmccn=(organic)|utmcmd=organic|utmctr=(not%20provided)&__utmv=238145375.|8=Earned%20By=msnbc%7Cworld%20news%7Casia-pacific=1^12=Landing%20Content=Mixed=1^13=Landing%20Hostname=www.msnbc.msn.com=1^30=Visit%20Type%20to%20Content=Earned%20to%20Mixed=1&__utmk=168570210

2013: Japan will make no concessions on sovereignty over Pacific islets also claimed by China, but will not make any moves to escalate the situation, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said. Taipei and Tokyo struck a fishing agreement in April covering the waters around the islands that has eased tensions
http://www.voanews.com/content/reu-abe-japan-china-islands-territorial-dispute/1758678.html

 

On 26 September in Asian history

ON 26 SEPTEMBER IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on September 26, 2019

1620: Death of Chinese emperor Taichang, born on August 28, 1582
http://deathaday.blogspot.com/2007/09/sexual-overdose-emperor-tai-chang-zhu.html

1626: Death of Wakisaka Yasuharu, Japanese warrior, born in 1554
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wakisaka_Yasuharu

1820: Birth of Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar, Bengali scholar, who died on July 29, 1891
http://www.mapsofindia.com/my-india/history/ishwar-chandra-vidyasagar-a-great-reformer

1876: Birth of Syed Ghulam Bhik Nairang, a poet and a prominent Indian/Pakistani Muslim leader who died on October 16, 1952
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ghulam_Bhik_Nairang

1910: Indian journalist Swadeshabhimani Ramakrishna Pillai is arrested after publishing criticism of the government of Travancore and exiled.
http://www.veethi.com/india-people/swadeshabhimani_ramakrishna_pillai-profile-1927-25.htm

1917: Birth of Tran Duc Thao, Vietnamese philosopher who died on April 24, 1993
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tran_Duc_Thao
http://marxismocritico.files.wordpress.com/2012/01/viet-cong-philosophy-tran-duc-thao.pdf

Tran DucThao

1921: Birth of Wang Guangmei, wife of former Chinese president Liu Shaoqi, who died on October 13, 2006
http://www.notablebiographies.com/supp/Supplement-Sp-Z/Wang-Guangmei.html

Wang Guangmei 2

1923: Birth of Dev Anand, Indian actor and film Producer who died on December 3, 2011
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dev_Anand

1932: Birth of Indian prime minister Manmohan Singh from 2004 to May 2014
http://www.indiamarks.com/prime-minister-dr-manmohan-singhs-biography/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manmohan_Singh

1940: The Japanese land on Haiphong with the consent of the German-sponsored Vichy government of France. Japanese forces occupy French Indochina and the French governor is reduced to a figurehead
http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/11320976
https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1913&dat=19400926&id=H7Y0AAAAIBAJ&sjid=-mkFAAAAIBAJ&pg=4275,6916126&hl=fr

1945: First American soldier killed in Vietnam
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/first-american-soldier-killed-in-vietnam

1946: Birth of Togo Igawa, Japanese actor
http://theamazingworldofgumball.wikia.com/wiki/Togo_Igawa

1950: After Seoul has been retaken by US forces, Chinese premier Zhou Enlai says that Chinese people will not stay inactive while an adjacent country is savagely invaded by imperialists

1950: Indonesia is admitted to the United Nations

1953: Death of Chinese painter Xu Beihong, born on July 19, 1895


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xu_Beihong
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/9353.html
https://www.google.fr/search?q=Xu+Beihong&hl=fr&rlz=1G1ACAW_FRFR414&prmd=imvnsa&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=ZehhUOvVMZSIhQfH4ICwAw&ved=0CAoQ_AUoAQ&biw=1140&bih=519 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MrBGmQOXo20

1954: Japanese rail ferry Toya Maru sinks during a typhoon in the Tsugaru Strait, Japan killing 1,172
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toya_Maru

1959: After the death of Sri Lanka premier Solomon Bandaranaike, W. Dahanayake assumes the charge up to March 1960
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wijeyananda_Dahanayake

1975: The Indemnity Act of Bangladesh to give immunity from legal action to the persons involved in the assassination of president Sheikh Mujibur Rahman(August 15, 1975), is promulgated in the form of an Ordinance by president Khondaker Mostaq Ahmad. It was titled Indemnity Ordinance No. 50 of 1975. Later it was ratified by the Bangladesh Parliament as an Act
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indemnity_Act,_Bangladesh

1977: Death of Uday Shankar, Indian dancer and choreographer, born on December 8, 1900 http://www.culturalindia.net/indian-dance/dancers/uday-shankar.html
http://www.mukto-mona.com/new_site/mukto-mona/Articles/jaffor/uday_shankar.htm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gcl7geMvYVA

1984: The United kingdom and China agree for the handover of Hong Kong on 1st July 1997
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/september/26/newsid_2538000/2538843.stm
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/9360.html

1989: Vietnam announces the total withdrawal of its troops from Cambodia

1989: Death of Hemant Kumar Mukhopadhyay, Indian singer and composer, born on June 16, 1920
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hemanta_Kumar_Mukhopadhyay

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aYmndvOq13U&hl=fr

1992: Martial law ends in Myanmar. The previous two decrees of martial law, including military tribunals, are abolished

2001: In Kabul, Afghanistan, the abandoned U.S. Embassy is stormed by protesters. It was the largest anti-American protest since the terror attacks on New York City and Washington, DC, on September 11

2002: In Myanmar, the son-in-law and three grand-sons of former dictator Ne Win are sentenced to death on high treason charges

2006: Death of Iva Toguri D’Aquino who was convicted and later pardoned of being World War II propagandist « Tokyo Rose, » who died in Chicago at age 90, born on July 4, 1916
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2006/sep/27/secondworldwar.usa

2006: Shinzo Abe becomes the 90th premier of Japan with 339 votes on 475 at the House of representatives and 136 on 240 at the Senate
http://japan.kantei.go.jp/abephoto/2006/09/26hossoku_e.html
http://english.chosun.com/site/data/html_dir/2006/09/26/2006092661014.html?related_all
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shinz%C5%8D_Abe

2008: Pakistani troops have killed 1,000 Islamist militants in a huge offensive in the Bajaur tribal district over the last month, the army says
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7638157.stm

2009: Rival Koreas resume family reunions
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia-pacific/2009/09/200992653050374353.html

2010: Pakistan minister Abdul Qayum Jatoi quits after accusing army of killings
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-south-asia-11413511

2012: Japan’s main opposition party choses former premier Shinzo Abe as its new leader, a Victory posting him to be reinstated as prime minister in general elections this year.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-19725296
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2012/09/2012926122535879576.html

2012: Death of Shah Saeed Ahmed Raipuri, Pakistani scholar and author, born in January 1928
http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2012/09/28/city/lahore/funeral-prayer-of-shah-saeed-ahmed-raipuri-held/
https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/presspakistan/H-5ihv1TgLI

2014: Ashraf Ghani wins Afghanistan’s disputed presidential election decisively with 55 per cent of the vote, results reveal after the figure was kept secret for five days over concerns that fraud allegations could trigger violence
//www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-south-asia-11413511

 

Wars, conflicts and strategy on 26 September in Asian history

WARS, CONFLICS AND STRATEGY ON 26 SEPTEMBER IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on September 26, 2019

1940: The Japanese land on Haiphong with the consent of the German-sponsored Vichy government of France. Japanese forces occupy French Indochina and the French governor is reduced to a figurehead
http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/11320976
https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1913&dat=19400926&id=H7Y0AAAAIBAJ&sjid=-mkFAAAAIBAJ&pg=4275,6916126&hl=fr

1945: First American soldier killed in Vietnam
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/first-american-soldier-killed-in-vietnam

1950: After Seoul has been retaken by US forces, Chinese premier Zhou Enlai says that Chinese people will not stay inactive while an adjacent country is savagely invaded by imperialists

1950: Indonesia is admitted to the United Nations

1984: The United kingdom and China agree for the handover of Hong Kong on 1st July 1997
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/september/26/newsid_2538000/2538843.stm

1989: Vietnam announces the total withdrawal of its troops from Cambodia

2001: In Kabul, Afghanistan, the abandoned U.S. Embassy is stormed by protesters. It was the largest anti-American protest since the terror attacks on New York City and Washington, DC, on September 11

2008: Pakistani troops have killed 1,000 Islamist militants in a huge offensive in the Bajaur tribal district over the last month, the army says
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7638157.stm