On 3 June in Chinese history, Hong Kong and Taiwan

ON 3 JUNE IN CHINESE HISTORY, HONG KONG AND TAIWAN

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Updated on 3 June 2019

628: Death of Liang Shidu, Chinese rebel leader
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liang_Shidu

1839: Lin Zexu commissioner of Guangdong destroys 1.2 million kg of opium in Humen, confiscated from British merchants, providing Britain with a Casus belli to open hostilities with China, resulting in the First Opium War
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lin_Zexu
https://www.google.com/culturalinstitute/u/0/exhibit/the-burning-of-opium-at-humen/AR2zugte?hl=en-GB
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/5166.html

1839-06-03 Destruction opium

1896: The Li-Lobanov Treaty, signed between China and Russia, allows Russia to signifiently increase its presence in Manchuria


http://old.study-in-china.org/ChinaFeature/History/20119212036569007.htm
http://www.onthisday.com/asia/manchuria.php
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/5168.html

1901: Birth of Zhang Xueliang Chinese warlord who died on October 15, 2001
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zhang_Xueliang
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/zhang-xueliang-9185588.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bPK05CcrKiw

1928: Death of Li Yuan-hung (Li Yuanhong), Chinese general and politician, twice president of the Republic of China, born in 1864
http://net.lib.byu.edu/estu/wwi/bio/l/li.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Li_Yuanhong

1953: The Buddhist Association of China is established
http://www.foreignercn.com/yellowpages/store-1879.html
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/5177.html

1966: During the Cultural Revolution, Beijing mayor Peng Zhen is dismissed
http://universalium.academic.ru/253282/Peng_Zhen
http://www.marxists.org/glossary/people/p/e.htm#peng-zhen
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Five_Man_Group

1989: At 10:30 pm, in Beijing, beginning of the assault of the Chinese troops on Tian’anmen Square
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/6/3

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u8cVklR5hvg

2009: Death of Shek Kin, Hong Kong actor, born on January 1, 1913
http://yeinjee.com/2009/shek-kin-1913-2009/

2013: Taiwan’s imprisoned   former President Chen Shui-bian tries to kill himself but is stopped by guards
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2013/06/20136374625995221.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-22750253

 

Holidays and observances

Taiwan: Opium Suppression Movement Day



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