On 23 April in Chinese history, Hong Kong and Taiwan

ON 23 APRIL IN CHINESE HISTORY, HONG KONG AND TAIWAN

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Updated on April 23, 2019

1200: Death of Chinese thinker and writer Zhu Xi, born on October 18, 1130
http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Zhu_Xi
http://www.iep.utm.edu/zhu-xi/

1794: Birth of Wei Yuan, Chinese scholar, who died on 26 August 1854
http://sites.asiasociety.org/chinawealthpower/chapters/wei-yuan/

1949: During the Chinese Civil War, establishment of the People’s Liberation Army Navy
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/4286.html

1949: In China, Nanjing is taken by Chinese communists
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/adst/communist-takeover-of-nan_b_7895902.html

1950: Chinese Nationalist forces evacuates Hainan Island
https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1300&dat=19500425&id=NN5YAAAAIBAJ&sjid=h7oDAAAAIBAJ&pg=6834,5769964&hl=fr
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Landing_Operation_on_Hainan_Island

1989: Death of Hu Die, Chinese actress, born in 1907
http://www.festivalducinemachinoisdeparis.com/spip.php?article101
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/4003.html

Hu Die

1992: McDonald’s opens its 1st fast-food restaurant in China

2001: President Bush’s administration announces the greatest sail of weapons to Taiwan, including 8 submarines, 4 Kidd destroyers and 12 antisubmarine Orion class planes

2003: In Beijing, first talks between USA and North Korea since the second nuclear crisis

2011: An estimated 2,000 people marched in Hong Kong to demand to release of detained Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei

2014: US President Barack Obama assures Japan that islands at the centre of its territorial dispute with China are covered by a bilateral defence treaty
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-27116863



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