On 17 February in Chinese history, Hong Kong and Taiwan

ON 17 FEBRUARY IN CHINESE HISTORY, HONG KONG AND TAIWAN

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Updated on February 17, 2019

624: Birth of Chinese only empress Wu Zetian (690-705) who died on February 22, 705
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wu_Zetian
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/the-demonization-of-empress-wu-20743091/?no-ist
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/1985.html

763: Shi Chaoyi’s head is delivered to Chang’an ending the An Shi Rebellion of which he was the last leader and committed suicide
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/An_Lushan_Rebellion
https://www.revolvy.com/main/index.php?s=Shi%20Chaoyi

1661: Kangxi becomes emperor of China for the longest reign in China history (61 years)
http://www.chinahighlights.com/travelguide/china-history/emperor-kangxi.htm
http://www.ducksters.com/history/china/kangxi_emperor.php

1908: Birth of Bo Yibo, one of the Eight Immortals of the Chinese communist party who died on January 15,  2007
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bo_Yibo

1955: Birth of Mo Yan, Chinese novelist, Nobel Prise 2012
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mo_Yan
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/03/14/the-mo-yan-effect-on-chinas-literary-scene/

1968: Birth of Wu’er Kaixi, one of the student leader in 1989’s Tian’anmen Square demonstrations
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/wu-er-kaixi-the-chinese-dissident-who-cant-get-himself-arrested-not-even-to-go-home-and-see-his-sick-8963140.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wu%27erkaixi

1972: President Nixon leaves the USA to Hawaii from where he will go to China

1976 Macau adopts its constitution (Organic Law of Macau)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Macau_Basic_Law

1977: Establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Liberia

1979: In response to Vietnamese invasion of Cambodia, China launches a several-week attack in northern Vietnam
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/february/17/newsid_2547000/2547811.stm
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/china-invades-vietnam
http://sinovietnamesewar.com/
http://www.hanoitimes.vn/news/defend-the-sovereignty/2019/02/81E0D34F/a-look-back-at-vietnam-war-against-chinese-invasion-after-40-years/

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


 

2003: Mgr Joseph Zen, bishop of Hong Kong (named by the pope), accuses the governments of Beijing and Hong Kong of the will to increase the repression against the 347 000 Hong Kong catholics through an anti-subversion law in preparation
http://www.asianews.it/index.php?l=en&art=5460&size

2011: Death of Mgr. Hu Daguo underground bishop of Shiqian. The prelate, 89, has spent decades of his life re-education camps and restrictions because of his Catholic faith
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Death-of-Mgr.-Hu-Daguo-underground-bishop-of-Shiqian-20808.html

2017: Donald Tsang Yam-kuen becomes Hong Kong’s first ever chief executive to be convicted in a criminal trial
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/law-crime/article/2071852/donald-tsang-guilty-misconduct-office-making-him-first-hong
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/hknews/2017-02/17/content_15573309.html



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