On 8 May in Chinese history, Hong Kong and Taiwan

ON 8 MAY IN CHINESE HISTORY, HONG KONG AND TAIWAN

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Updated on May 8, 2019

453 BC: The house of Zhao defeats the house of Zhi, ending the Battle of Jinyang, a military conflict between the elite families of the State of Jin during the Spring and Autumn period of China
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Jinyang

1278: Death of Emperor Duanzong, penultimate emperor of Southern Song dynasty (1276-1278), born in 1268
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Duanzong_of_Song

1895: The Treaty of Shimonoseki imposed to China by Japan, signed on 17 April 1985 enters into force by the exchange of the instruments of ratification at Chefoo
http://www.taiwandocuments.org/shimonoseki01.htm

1911: Yìkuang, the Prince Qing, Manchu noble of the late Qing Dynasty become the first Prime minister of the Chinese imperial cabinet, until November 11
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yikuang,_Prince_Qing 

1964: Beijing publishes all the letters exchanges between Soviet and Chinese communist parties and says it will no more participate at any world communist conference

1995: Death of Ye Qianyu (Yeh Ch’ien-yü), Chinese painter, born on March 31, 1907
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ye_Qianyu
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/4742.html

1995: Death of Taiwanese singer Teresa Teng from a severe asthma attack, born on January 29, 1953
http://www.graman.net/teresa/teng.htm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bv_cEeDlop0

2013: People’s Daily publishes a call for a review of Japan’s sovereignty over the island of Okinawa, home to major US bases, with the Asian powers already embroiled in a territorial row

2018: In China, former political star Sun Zhengcai is sentenced to life
https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/05/china-political-star-sun-zhengcai-sentenced-life-180508094311537.html
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/jailed-05082018104453.html



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