On 16 December in Chinese history, Hong Kong and Taiwan

ON 16 DECEMBER IN CHINESE HISTORY, HONG KONG AND TAIWAN

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Updated on December 16, 2018

705: Death of Chinese Empress Wu Zetian who founded her own dynasty in 690, interrupting the Tang dynasty, and ruled under the name Emperor Shengshen
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/11758.html

755: An Lushan revolts against Chancellor Yang Guozhong at Fanyang, initiating the An Shi Rebellion during the Tang dynasty
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/An_Shi_Rebellion
http://asianhistory.about.com/od/ancientchina/f/What-Was-The-An-Lushan-Rebellion.htm

1864: Birth of Qiu Feng Chia (Qiu Fengjia) Chinese patriot, educator and poet who died in 1912
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qiu_Fengjia
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/11763.html

1883: During the Sino-French War, capture of Sontay (Tonking) by the French
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sơn_Tây_Campaign

1949: Mao Zedong arrives to Moscow for the 70th birthday of Stalin and where he will stay two months

1949-12-16 Mao arrive en URSS
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/11576.html
http://astro.temple.edu/~rimmerma/Mao’s_Moscow_visit.htm
http://www.net-film.ru/en/film-27809/?search=p4

1950: President Harry S. Truman declares a state of emergency, after Chinese troops enter the fight with communist North Korea in the Korean War
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/truman-declares-state-of-emergency

1963: Death of Chinese Marshal Luo Ronghuan, born on November 26, 1902
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luo_Ronghuan

Luo Ronghuan

1970: Birth of Valerie Chow, Hong Kong actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valerie_Chow
http://hkmdb.com/db/people/view.mhtml?id=10251&display_set=eng
http://brns.com/pages3/valchow1.html

1975: Death of Kang Sheng, chief of Mao Zedong intelligence apparatus
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kang_Sheng

1996: Hong Kong businessman Tung Chee-hwa is selected by Beijing to be the first Chief Executive of the future Special Administrative Region of Hong Kong
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/1708244.stm

2012: Death of John Chen Shizhong, Chinese bishop, born December 26, 1917
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Bishop-Chen-Shizhong,-of-Yibin,-is-dead.He-rebuilt-the-Church-of-Sichuan-26646.htm

2015 : The United States government authorizes eight separate defense deals  with Taiwan totaling $1.83 billion and drawing criticism and concern from the Chinese government
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-35115507
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/nation/2015-12/16/content_15359498.html

2016 : China express dissatisfaction after exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama met Indian President Pranab Mukherjee, saying it hoped India would recognise the Nobel Peace Prize winning monk as a separatist in religious guise

 



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