Wars, conflicts and strategy on 18 January in Asian history

WARS, CONFLICTS AND STRATEGY ON 18 JANUARY IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on January 18, 2019

1591: King Naresuan of Siam kills Crown Prince Minchit Sra of Burma in single combat, for which this date is now observed marked as Royal Thai Armed Forces day
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naresuan

1737: A peace treaty is signed between the Spanish governor general and the Sultan of Sulu
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/889/today-in-philippine-history-january-18-1737-a-peace-treaty-was-signed-between-the-governorgeneral-the-sultan-of-sulu

1915: Japan sends its “21 demands” to the Chinese government including rights on Shandong and Manchuria
http://www.firstworldwar.com/source/21demands.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twenty-One_Demands

1950: Soviet Union recognizes the  Democratic Republic of Vietnam as China establish diplomatic relations
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/china-and-soviet-union-recognize-democratic-republic-of-vietnam

1952: South Korea extends ist territorial waters up to the “MacArthur” line
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rusk_documents
http://www.google.fr/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=5&ved=0ahUKEwik9cLZtbHKAhVLuhoKHcr0Cr0QFgg9MAQ&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.dokdo-takeshima.com%2Fwordpress%2Fwp-content%2Fimages%2FPeace-Line-Hosaka.pdf&usg=AFQjCNF_38EpRNVAn_LRzCSWQFkQF-adgQ&sig2=JOp67Oq47nh8nyomeGk1Hwv

1955: The People’s Liberation Army attacks the Nationalist held Yijiangshan islands, off Zhejiang and takes full control after a two-day battle
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Yijiangshan
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/967.html

1955-01-18 KMT_prisoners in Battle of Yijiangshan Islands

1956: In London, first Anglo-Malayan conference for the independence of Malaya

1962: Us begins spraying foliage in Vietnam to reveal Viet Cong guerillas

1968: United Nations general secretary U Thant declares that the end of US bombing on North Vietnam is the prerequisite condition before any negociations

1969: In Paris, first meeting of the enlarged conference on Vietnam (USA, North Vietnam, South Vietnam and National Liberation Front)

1992: General Abdul Rashid Dostum revolts against President Mohammad Najibullah of the Democratic Republic of Afghanistan and allies with Ahmed Shah Massoud to capture Kabul

2010: North Korea says it will not return to stalled international talks on its nuclear disarmament until sanctions against it are lifted
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/8465341.stm

2011: Chinese President Hu Jintao lands in the US for a four-day state visit, in a crucial meeting of the world’s two biggest powers. Analysts say Mr Hu’s visit is the most important by a Chinese leader in 30 years given China’s growing military, economic and diplomatic clout
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-12212843
http://www.france24.com/en/20110118-chinese-president-hu-jintao-us-state-visit-obama-currency-dispute
http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-china-hu-20110118,0,5131382.story
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/470.html

 2014: In a bid to strengthen bilateral relations, Pakistan and India Saturday decided to allow greater trade through land route, signalling a thaw in relations after a year’s standoff over military tensions on the border
http://www.nation.com.pk/business/18-Jan-2014/pak-india-agree-to-expedite-process-of-trade-liberalization
http://www.dawn.com/news/1081131/pakistan-india-agree-over-greater-trade-through-land-route

 

Holidays and observances

Thailand: Royal Thai Armed Forces Day (in observance of the victory of Naresuan in 1593



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