Wars, conflicts and strategy on 20 January in Asian history

1842-01 firt Opium War

WARS, CONFLICTS AND STRATEGY ON 20 JANUARY IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on January 20, 2019

1785: Invading Siamese forces attempt to exploit the political chaos in Vietnam, but are ambushed and annihilated at the Mekong River by the Tay Son in the Battle of Rạch Gầm-Xoài Mút.

http://pages.rediff.com/battle-of-r——ch-g——m-xo—-i-m—-t/1208018#!info
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_R%E1%BA%A1ch_G%E1%BA%A7m-Xo%C3%A0i_M%C3%BAt

1785-01-20 Battle of Rạch Gầm Xoài Mút

1841: End of the first Opium war, Convention of Chuanbi by which Great-Britain gets 6 million dollars as compensation, the reopening of Canton (Guangzhou) and the transfer of Hong Kong (120 km2, 3 000 inhabitants)
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/hong-kong-ceded-to-the-british
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Convention_of_Chuenpee

1842-01 firt Opium War

1853: The British proclamation of annexation of Burma is issued. Thus the Second Burmese War is brought to an end without any treaty being signed
http://www.gktoday.in/second-anglo-burmese-war/

1872: In the Philippines, the so-called Cavite Mutiny takes place
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/891/today-in-philippine-history-january-20-1872-the-cavite-mutiny-took-place
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1872_Cavite_mutiny

1887: The United States Senate allows the Navy to lease Pearl Harbor as a naval base.

1895: Beginning of the 23 day siege of Weihaiwei (China) by the Japanese forces
http://sinojapanesewar.com/weihai.htm
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Weihaiwei

1925: The Soviet and Japan sign a convention resuming relations: Russia agrees to limit revolutionary activity of the Third Communist International, while Japan agrees to leave the Sakhalin
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soviet%E2%80%93Japanese_Basic_Convention

1934: Japan brings back Puyi to Manchukuo
https://ipfs.io/ipfs/QmXoypizjW3WknFiJnKLwHCnL72vedxjQkDDP1mXWo6uco/wiki/Manchukuo.html
http://www.royalty.nu/Asia/China/PuYi.html

1932-Mandchoukuo[1]

1942: Japanese start air raid on Rabaul, New Britain
http://www.history.com/topics/world-war-ii/battle-of-new-britain-rabaul
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Rabaul_(1942)

1945: The Burma Road, a highway in southeastern Asia, extending about 1,125 km from the railhead of Lashio ( Burma), to Kunming (capital of Yunnan Province), cut by the Japanese is reopened

1949: Afro-Asian meeting in New-Delhi aimed to support the Republic of Indonesia

1963: Indonesian Foreign minister announces that Indonesia would pursue a policy of Konfrontasi with Malaysia

1964: In Jars Plain, meeting between  laotian Prime Minister Souvanna Phouma and the leader of communist Pathet Lao Souphanouvong

1972: Pakistan launched its Nuclear weapons program few weeks after its defeat in Bangladesh Liberation War and Indo-Pakistani War of 1971

1974: End of the battle between Chinese and Vietnamese navies in Paracels archipelago which is sized by the Chinese
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_the_Paracel_Islands
http://paracelspratlyislands.blogspot.com/2008/01/chinese-aggression-of-paracels.html

1978: Australia recognizes the East-Timor integration in Indonesia

1988: Second meeting between Prince Sihanouk and pro-Vietnam Cambodian leader Hun Sen in Saint-Germain-en-Laye (France)

2005: Grenada severed diplomatic relations with China since 15 years are restablished

2006: A 2,000-page report to the  United Nations General Secretary accuses the Indonesian army of killing from 100,000 to 180,000 victims during the 25 years of occupation of East-Timor by murders, rapes, organized starvation and chemical weapons
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/country_profiles/1508119.stm
https://www.themonthly.com.au/monthly-essays-mark-aarons-truth-death-diplomacy-east-timor-commission-s-report-confirms-australian-

2012: France suspends its training programmes for Afghan troops after an Afghan army soldier opened fire in eastern part of the country, killing four French soldiers
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2012/01/201212085958596644.html
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/21/world/europe/sarkozy-weighs-afghan-withdrawal-after-4-french-troops-killed.html?_r=1&ref=asia
http://www.france24.com/en/20120120-france-suspends-afghan-military-mission-after-attack-troops-Sarkozy

 



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