On 20 May in Chinese history, Hong Kong and Taiwan

ON 20 MAY IN CHINESE HISTORY, HONG KONG AND TAIWAN

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Updated on May 20, 2019

1645: The Manchurian Qing army occupies the city of Yangzhou. Chinese general Shi Kefa refuses to summit. Start of a for 10 days long massacre. Hundred thousands of people get killed by the Qing troops
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yangzhou_massacre
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shi_Kefa

1948: Chiang Kai-shek is formally elected President of the Republic of China
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/President_of_the_Republic_of_China

1950: Birth of Wei Jingsheng, the best known Chinese dissident
http://weijingsheng.org/wei/en.html

1954: Chiang Kai-shek is reelected president of the Republic of China (Taiwan)

1978: Chiang Ching-kuo, son of Chiang Kai-shek, is elected president of the Republic of China (Taiwan), till his death on January 13, 1988
http://www.ee.nthu.edu.tw/~sdyang/BioInfo/Bio_Chiang_CK.htm

1982: Sir Edward Youde takes office as Governor of Hong Kong
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_Youde

1986: In a joint communiqué Lisbon and Beijing announce the beginning of talks on Macao

1989: Chinese Premier Li Peng proclaims the Martial Law in Beijing

1989-05- Li Peng Martial Law

https://www.upi.com/Archives/1989/05/20/China-declares-martial-law/8922611640000/
http://abcnews.go.com/Archives/video/20-1989-china-declares-martial-law-13629321
http://www.tsquare.tv/chronology/MartialLaw.html

 1990: In Taiwan, Lee Teng-hui, elected on March 21, is sworn in as the eighth president 
 http://taiwantoday.tw/news.php?unit=4,29,31,45&post=4599
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/5310.html

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TmEVuKivY80

2000: In Taiwan, Chen Shui-bian becomes the first non KMT president

http://www.who2.com/chenshuibian.html
https://sites.duke.edu/niou/files/2011/06/41.pdf

2004: Chen Shui-bian starts his second mandate as president of the Republic of China (Taiwan)

2008: Ma Ying-jeou is sworn in as president of Taiwan
http://www.chinapost.com.tw/taiwan/national/national-news/2012/05/21/341769/President-Ma.htm

2008-05-20 Ma Ying-jeou

2008: Tsai Ing-wen is elected chairperson of the Democratic Progressive Party, the main opposition party in Taiwan

2012: Taiwan’s President Ma Ying-jeou is sworn in for second term
https://taiwantoday.tw/news.php?unit=2&post=2402

2016: Taiwan’s Tsai Ing-wen sworn in as first female president
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/05/20/taiwan-inaugurates-first-female-president-amid-warnings-from-chi/
http://www.euronews.com/2016/05/20/taiwan-s-first-female-president-tsai-ing-wen-sworn-in/
http://focustaiwan.tw/news/aipl/201605200008.aspx http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20160520_23/
http://taiwantoday.tw/mp.asp?mp=9



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