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1912-01-01 Sun Yat-sen provisional president

ON 1st JANUARY IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on January 1, 2019

711 BC: Birth of Jimmu, legendary first Japanese Emperor who died on BC March 5, 585
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Jimmu

1546: Saint Francis Xavier leaves Malacca for Amboyna
http://www.cin.org/franxav.html

1638: Birth of Go-Sai, 111th Japanese Emperor (1655-1663) who died on March 22, 1685
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Go-Sai

1758: The Dutch East India Company (VOC) signs a treaty with the Bugis (Sumatra)

1803: Vietnam Emperor Gia Long orders all bronze wares of the Tay Son dynasty to be collected and melted into nine cannons for the Royal Citadel in Hue
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gia_Long

1814: Birth of Hong Xiuquan, leader of the Taiping Rebellion, who died on June 1, 1864
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hong_Xiuquan
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/9.html

1818: Battle of Koregaon between a small force of 500 men, mostly Mahar under the command of Capt. F. F. Staunton, against a large force of 20,000 horse and 8,000 infantry of Maratha Leader Peshwa Baji Rao II


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Koregaon
http://drambedkarbooks.com/2011/12/30/the-battle-of-bhima-koregaon/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baji_Rao_II

1859: Birth of Thibaw Min, King of Burma (1878-1885) who died on December 19, 1916
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thibaw_Min

1860: Slavery ends in Netherlands Indies

1862: British subjects are now allowed to reside in Yedo (Japan)

1864: Birth of Chinese painter Qi Baishi who died on September 16, 1957
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qi_Baishi
http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Qi_Baishi
http://www.google.fr/search?q=Qi+Baishi&hl=fr&rlz=1G1ACAW_FRFR414&prmd=imvns&source=lnms&tbm=isch&ei=8-j-TpuiCoaWhQf_9_jCAQ&sa=X&oi=mode_link&ct=mode&cd=2&ved=0CCQQ_AUoAQ&biw=631&bih=404
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/14.html

1873: Japan begins using the Gregorian calendar

1877: Queen Victoria is proclaimed Empress of India

1881: Birth of Vajiravudh, king of Siam as Rama VI (1910-1925) who died on November 25, 1925
http://tudtu.tripod.com/rama6.html


1883: Birth of Ichiro Hatoyama, Japan’s Prime minister from December 1954 to December 1956
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ichir%C5%8D_Hatoyama

1886: Burma is annexed by the British as a province of India
https://frontiermyanmar.net/en/myanmar-history-101-how-britain-defeated-burma

1890: Birth of Zhang Shichuan, Chinese film maker who died on June 8, 1953
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zhang_Shichuan
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0955405/

1892: Birth of Mahadev Desai, Indian activist, personnal secretary of Gandhi who died on August 15, 1942
http://www.mkgandhi.org/associates/Mahadev.htm
http://www.poemhunter.com/mahadev-desai/biography/

Gandhi and Mahadev

1892: Birth of Manuel Roxas, first president of the Philippines (1946-1948) who died on April 15, 1948
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/1370/today-in-philippine-history-january-1-1892-manuel-roxas-was-born-in-capiz
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manuel_Roxas

1894: Birth of Satyendra Nath Bose, Indian scientist who with Einstein discovered the Bose-Einstein condensate, who died on February 4, 1974
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/1st-january-1894-satyendra-nath-bose-indian-physicist-was-born
https://www.thefamouspeople.com/profiles/satyendra-nath-bose-5279.php

1896: Birth of Teinosuke Kinugasa, film director, who died on February 26, 1982
http://www.filmreference.com/Directors-Jo-Ku/Kinugasa-Teinosuke.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teinosuke_Kinugasa

1900: Birth of Chiune Sugihara, Japanese diplomat who helped thousands of Jews to leave to the Soviet Union while serving as Japanese consul to Lithuania
http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/Holocaust/sugihara.html

1904: Birth of Fazal Ilahi Chaudhry, Pakistani politician, 5th President of Pakistan who died on June 2, 1982
http://storyofpakistan.com/fazal-ilahi-chaudhry/

1904: Netherlands Indies colony begins opium production

1906: British India officially adopts the Indian Standard Time
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_Standard_Time

1912: The Republic of China is instaured in Nanjing by Sun Yat-sen who is elected provisional president
http://www-chaos.umd.edu/history/republican.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Republic_of_China_provisional_presidential_election,_1911

1912-01-01 Sun Yat-sen provisional president
1913: Birth of Shek Kin (Shik Kien), Hong Kong actor, who died on June 3, 2009
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shek_Kin

1914: Birth of Noor Inayat Khan, Indian Princess and member of the British Special Operation Executive agent, who died in Dachau concentration camp in September 1944
http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/historic_figures/inayat_khan_noor.shtml

1919: Birth of Yoshio Tabata, Japanese singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yoshio_Tabata

yoshio tabata02

1929: Birth of Haruo Nakajima, Japanese actor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haruo_Nakajima

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ETR0ts2FPCw

1929: Birth of Raymond Chow, Hong Kong film producer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raymond_Chow

1933: Birth of Joseph Koo, Chinese composer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Koo

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

1940: Death of Panuganti Lakshiminarasimha Rao, Indian writer and essayist, born on November 2, 1865, populary know as « Andhra Sakespeare
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panuganti_Lakshminarasimha_Rao

1941: Birth of Asrani, Indian actor and comedian
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asrani_(actor)

1943: Birth of  Raghunath Anant Mashelkar, Indian scientist
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raghunath_Anant_Mashelkar

1944: Birth of Zafarullah Khan Jamali, Pakistani politician
http://www.storyofpakistan.com/person.asp?perid=P085

1946: Restitution to the British of the territories retaken by Siam after January 1942

1946: MacArthur disolves the Japanese nationalist organizations. Emperor Hirohito of Japan announces he is not a god
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Humanity_Declaration

1947: Birth of Paula Tsui, Hong Kong singer
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0970386/bio
http://www.straitstimes.com/lifestyle/entertainment/legendary-hong-kong-singer-paula-tsuis-lasting-star-power

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hd59SUozoBg

1947: The constitution of the Republic of China (KMT) comes into force

1947: Birth of Frances Yip, Hong Kong singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frances_Yip

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g3-e4SMIhjQ

1948: Orissa province accedes to India

1948: Birth of Ashok Saraf, Marathi/Hindi actor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ashok_Saraf

1949: United Nations imposes a cease-fire between India and Pakistan to stop their war for Kashmir
https://www.onwar.com/aced/chrono/c1900s/yr40/fkashmir1947.htm

1949: USA recognizes the South Korean government and announces its withdrawal from this country

1950: Birth of Deepa Mehta, Indian-born Canadian film director and screenwriter
https://www.hellomagazine.com/profiles/deepa-mehta/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deepa_Mehta

1950: Ho Chi Minh begins offensive against French troops in Indochina

1950: The state of Ajaigarb is ceded to the governement of India
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ajaigarh

1951: Birth of Ashfaq Hussein, Urdu poet
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ashfaq_Hussain

1951: Birth of Nana Patekar, Indian film and stage actor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nana_Patekar

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GDhWw6IrCuU

1951: Massive Chinese/North Korean assault on UN-lines

1953: Birth of Chinese poet Han Shaogong
http://paper-republic.org/authors/han-shaogong/

1953: China first five-year plan comes into force

1956: Birth of Koji Yakusho, Japanese actor
http://asianwiki.com/Koji_Yakusho

1957: George Town, Penang (Malaya) becomes a city by a royal charter granted by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

1958: Thanom Kittikachorn becomes prime minister of Thailand for the first time, up to October 22
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thanom_Kittikachorn

1960: A new constitution is adopted for the Democratic Republic of Vietnam (the first one was adopted on November 9, 1946)
http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:JXkHA5PQCnMJ:www.worldstatesmen.org/Vietnam_North_1948.doc+1946+Constitution+of+the+Democratic+Republic+of+Vietnam&hl=en&ct=clnk&cd=1&gl=us/

1965: Foundation of the People’s Democratic Party of Afghanistan (communist) in Kabul
http://everything.explained.today/People’s_Democratic_Party_of_Afghanistan/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/People%27s_Democratic_Party_of_Afghanistan

1965: Because that United Nations recognized the Federation on Malaysia (including north Borneo territories of Sarawak and Sabha), Indonesia quits the Organization

1967: In Shanghai fights between pro and anti-Mao up to the end of the month. The All-China Labor Union is disolved

1968: Birth of Miki Higashino, Japanese composer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miki_Higashino

1969: Foundation of the People’s Liberation army of Thailand (Communists)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Communist_Party_of_Thailand

1973: Birth of Anwar Mansoor Mangrio, Sindhi poet
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anwar_Mansoor_Mangrio

1973: Malaysian Prime Minister Abdul Razak sets up the National Front to replace the ruling Alliance Party

1975: Birth of  Sonali Bendre, Indian model and actress
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0007114/

1975: Birth of  Eiichiro Oda, Japanese Manga artist
http://onepiece.wikia.com/wiki/Eiichiro_Oda

1976: Birth of Vidya Balan, Indian actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vidya_Balan

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bU22OIMtMqQ

1976: Thailand reopens its border with Laos, taken by the Pathet Lao (communist) in April 1975

1977: Birth of Jerry Yan (Liao Yang Zhen), Taiwanese actor, model and singer
http://men.stareastasia.com/jerry-yan/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iH4a0PZIF_Q

1978: Birth of Paramahamsa Sri Nithyanandan,  Indian spiritualist
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paramahamsa_Sri_Nithyananda

1979: Establishment of diplomatic relations between USA and the PRC
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/60th/2009-09/01/content_8642708.htm
http://www.fmprc.gov.cn/mfa_eng/ziliao_665539/3602_665543/3604_665547/t18007.shtml
http://www.china-embassy.org/eng/zmgx/doc/ctc/t36256.htm

1979-01-01 diplomatic relations

1980: Since Islam does not allow interest, the Pakistani president, Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq, introduces a “Profit and Loss Sharing System” according to which an account holder was to share the loss and profit of the bank

 1981: The new Marriage Law of the People’s Republic of China promulgated on May 1, 1950 invalidated as a new one comes into force
http://newyork.china-consulate.org/eng/lsqz/laws/t42222.htm
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/62.html

1984: Independence of the Sultanate of Brunei from the British
http://www.dfat.gov.au/geo/brunei/brunei_brief.html

1986: Birth of Lee Sungmin, South Korean singer, dancer, and actor
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lee_Sung-min_(singer)
http://www.gnoosi.net/video?q=Lee+Sungmin

1986: Birth of Vidya Balan, Indian actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vidya_Balan

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iu18_rNpTA0

1998: Establishment of diplomatic relations between China and South Africa
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/77.html

1998: Muhammad Rafiq Tarar is sworn in as Pakistan’s president
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/43645.stm

2001: The Indian great city Calcutta is renamed Kolkata

2001: First direct naval link between Main China and Taiwan

2002: Taiwan officially become the 144th member of the World Trade Organization under the name “Chinese Taipei”
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/1736528.stm

2004: In Hong Kong, more than 100,000 people demonstate for more democracy, particulary the direct election of the Chief executive and Legislative Council members

2004: In a vote of confidence, General Pervez Musharraf won 658 of 1,170 votes in the Electoral College of Pakistan as President until October 2007

2007: South Korean Ban Ki-moon, elected General Secretary of the United Nations, takes up his founction, Born on June 13, 1944
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Nations_Secretary-General_selection,_2006

2009: The government of the Republic of China (Taiwan) adopts Hanyu Pinyin as its official Chinese romanization (before this time, the most commonly used was Tongyong Pinyin)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hanyu_Pinyin

2009: Sri Lanka troops capture Paranthan, a key town from Tamil Tiger rebels after intense clashes. The fall of Paranthan, near the Tigers’ political capital Kilinochchi, has effectively cut off the rebels’ main supply line to several other strongholds
http://www.colombopage.com/archive_09/January144841CH.html

2010: A suicide car bomber detonates at a volleyball tournament in Lakki Marwat, Pakistan, killing 105 and injuring 100 more
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2010_Lakki_Marwat_suicide_bombing

2013: Tens of thousands of protesters take to the streets of Hong Kong, calling for the city’s embattled leader to quit and demanding greater democracy 15 years after it returned to Chinese rule
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2013/01/2013119593990515.html
http://www.asiaone.com/News/AsiaOne%2BNews/Asia/Story/A1Story20130101-392838.html

2013: North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has called for an end to confrontation between the two Koreas, technically still at war in the absence of a peace treaty to end their 1950-53 conflict, in a surprise New Year speech broadcast
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2013/01/20131145239391827.html

2014: Japan’s nationalist Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says the country’s pacifist post-World War II constitution which limits its military to self-defence could be amended by 2020.

2015: North Korean leader Kim Jong-un makes a proposal in a New Year address for a summit with President Park Geun-hye as the two Koreas celebrate the 70th anniversary of liberation from Japanese colonial rule
http://koreajoongangdaily.joins.com/news/article/article.aspx?aid=2999190
http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20150101000273
http://koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/nation/2015/01/116_170918.html

 

Holidays and observances

Taiwan: Founding of Republic of China Day

0n 1st December in Asian history

ON 1st DECEMBER IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on December 1, 2018

1433: Death of Japanese 100th emperor Go-Komatsu, born on August 1, 1377
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Go-Komatsu

1521: Birth of Takeda Shingen, Japanese warlord who died on May 13, 1973
http://wiki.samurai-archives.com/index.php?title=Takeda_Shingen

1602: Death of Kobayakawa Hideaki, Japanese samurai and warlord, born in 1577
http://www.samurai-archives.com/hideaki.html

1687: Siam enters into another treaty with France giving more privileges to the French East India Company
http://epicworldhistory.blogspot.fr/2012/06/french-east-india-company.html

1870 : Birth of Jose Alejandrino, Filipino engineer and a general in the revolutionary army of General Emilio Aguinaldo, who died on June 1, 1951
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/1630/today-in-philippine-history-december-1-1870-jose-alejandrino-was-born-in-binondo-manila
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jos%C3%A9_Alejandrino

1886: Birth of Zhu De, Chinese Marshal, who died on July 6, 1976
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zhu_De

1887: By the Treaty of Beijing, Portugal gets definitively Macao
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sino-Portuguese_Treaty_of_Peking

1916: Birth of Wan Li, Chinese government official, who died on July 17, 2015
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wan_Li

1920: Birth of Le Duc Anh, president of Vietnam  (1992-1997)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Le_Duc_Anh

1922: Agreement on detailed arrangements for the settlement of  outstanding question relative to Shantung (Shandong) between China and Japan

1927: Chiang Kai-shek marries Soong May-ling
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/11293.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soong_Mei-ling

1927-12-01  chiang wedding

1933: Birth of Japanese cartoon artist Fujio Fujiko  who died in September 1996
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0297742/bio

1935: In China, Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek is elected chairman of Kuomintang

1936: Birth of Akira Kubo, Japanese actor
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0473530/

1937: Japan recognizes Franco government
 
1941: Pacific War: Emperor Hirohito of Japan gave the final approval to initiate war against the United States.


1942: Foundation of the Communist party of Thailand by Indian-born  Prasert Sapsunthorn
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Communist_Party_of_Thailand

1943: Death of Damrong Rajanubhab, Thai prince and  historian, founder of the modern Thai education  system as well as the modern provincial administration, born on June 21,  1859
http://www.absoluteastronomy.com/topics/Damrong_Rajanubhab
http://www.biographybase.com/biography/Rajanubhab_Damrong.html

Damrong Rajanubhab

1943: “Cairo Communiqué.” result of the Cairo Conference to discuss their policy on Japan, by the President of the U.S.  Franklin Roosevelt, Prime Minister of the U.K. Winston Churchill, and President  of the Republic of China Chiang Kai-shek. The declaration mentioned the  unconditional surrender of Japan
http://www.ndl.go.jp/constitution/e/shiryo/01/002_46shoshi.html
http://www.ndl.go.jp/constitution/e/shiryo/01/002_46/002_46tx.html

1945: Birth of Junko Fuji, Japanese actress
http://wiki.d-addicts.com/Fuji_Junko

1945: The Communist Party of Malaya, gives back the weapons provided by  the British to fight the Japanese

1947: Birth of Jinpachi Nezu, Japanese actor
http://eiga.wikia.com/wiki/Jinpachi_Nezu

1951: Birth of Albert Ho, Hong Kong politician
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albert_Ho

1956: Mohammad Hatta, vice-president of Indonesia, resigns. (No more vice-president again until 1973)
http://www.encyclopedia.com/doc/1E1-Hatta-Mo.html

1957: Indonesian authorities take retaliations against Dutch after a  failed bomb attack against failed killing of president Sukarno

1959: Death of Jose Nepomuceno, Filipino film maker and producer, pioneer in the Philippine film industry and is therefore called the “father of the Philippine movie”, born on May 15, 1893
http://pelikulaatbp.blogspot.fr/2008/09/jose-nepomuceno-father-of-rp-movies.html
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/788/today-in-philippine-history-december-1-1959-jose-nepomuceno-died-at-the-age-of-66

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZVkLlnvUW84

1961: The independent Republic of West Papua is proclaimed in modern-day  Western New Guinea

1963: Nagaland becomes the 16th state of India
https://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/1st-december-1963-nagaland-became-the-16th-state-of-india

1964: US president Lyndon B. Johnson and his top-ranking advisers meet  to discuss plans to bomb North Vietnam
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/johnson-administration-makes-plans-to-bomb-north-vietnam

1965: US government says it is ready to a new Geneva conference on  Vietnam and accuses China to help Hanoi

1965: The Border Security Force is formed in India as a special force to  guard the border

1966: Death of Pai Chung-hsi (Bai Chongxi), Chinese  Muslim general, born on March 18, 1893
http://wikivisually.com/wiki/Pai_Chung-hsi
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/11308.html

1968: Death of Kim Seung-ho, South Korean actor, born  on July 13, 1917
http://www.cinemasie.com/en/fiche/personne/Kimseungho/fiche.html

1970: The People’s Republic of China is recognized by Ethiopia

1971: The Khmer Rouge rebels intensify assaults on Cambodian government  positions, forcing their retreat from Kompong Thmar and Ba Ray
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/situation-in-cambodia-worsens

1971: The Indian Army recaptures part of Kashmir occupied forcibly by  Pakistan

1973: Papua New Guinea gains self government from Australia

1975: Trip of US president Gerald Ford to China (up to 5). He meets Mao  Zedong
http://www.upi.com/Archives/Audio/Events-of-1975/Ford-Visits-China/

1977: Death of Yuko Mochizuki, Japanese actress, born  on January 28, 1917
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0595105/

Yuko Mochizuki

1981: Birth of Park Hyo Shin, Korean singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Park_Hyo-shin
http://es.drama.wikia.com/wiki/Park_Hyo_Shin

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_LjpcqxK3RQ

1988: Beginning of a three-day visit of the Chinese Foreign Minister  Qian Qichen to Moscow, the first after 30 years
http://articles.chicagotribune.com/1988-12-02/news/8802210475_1_sino-soviet-summit-khmer-rouge-cambodia-issue

1989: Right-wing military rebel Reform the Armed forces Movement (RAM)  attempts to oust Philippine President Corazon Aquino in a failed bloody coup d’etat
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reform_the_Armed_Forces_Movement
https://asiancorrespondent.com/2017/01/philippines-cia-declassified-reveals-aquino-us-airstrikes-rebels-1989/

1990: Death of Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit, Indian diplomat and politician, Nehru’s sister, born on August 18, 1900
http://www.nytimes.com/1990/12/02/obituaries/vijay-lakshmi-pandit-politician-and-nehru-s-sister-is-dead-at-90.html
http://www.iloveindia.com/indian-heroes/vijaylaxmi-pandit.html
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pAfYWATSJ8c

Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit

1997: In the Indian state of Bihar, Ranvir Sena attacked the CPI(ML) Party Unity stronghold Lakshmanpur-Bathe, killing 63 lower caste people
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laxmanpur_Bathe
http://www.firstpost.com/politics/laxmanpur-bathe-massacre-no-one-killed-58-dalits-1166975.html
http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/patna-court-frees-all-ranveer-sena-convicts-laxmanpur-bathe-dalit-massacre/1/313889.html

1999: Indonesian President Wahid begins state visit to China; issues  press release stating that restrictions against ethnic Chinese and expressions  of Chinese culture in Indonesia will be lifted

2001: Birth of Princess Aiko, the only one child of  crown prince Naruhito
https://imperialfamilyjapan.wordpress.com/tag/princess-aiko/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s8ENXohZQaU

2001: Death of Lin Haiyin, Taiwanese writer, born on March 18, 1918
http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/311858.Lin_Haiyin
http://www.liquisearch.com/lin_haiyin

2009: US President Barack Obama orders 30,000 more US troops to  Afghanistan but warns America would begin to withdraw its military forces by  2011
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/8389778.stm
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/12/02/world/asia/02prexy.html?_r=1&ref=global-home

2011: US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has pledged to improve ties with Burma if current reforms continue. After meeting Burmese President Thein Sein, Mrs Clinton said the US would reward Burma’s leaders if they kept “moving in the right direction”
http://edition.cnn.com/2011/12/01/world/asia/myanmar-clinton-visit/index.html?hpt=ias_c1
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-15978893

2013: China launches Yutu or Jade Rabbit, its first lunar rover, as part of the Chang’e 3 lunar exploration mission
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yutu_(rover)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qjCSqW1HEdU

2014: A row between London and Beijing over China’s refusal to allow British MPs to visit Hong Kong escalates with Downing Street describing the decision as “mistaken” and “counter-productive”
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/hongkong/11265202/China-warns-Britain-to-stay-out-of-its-affairs.html

2016 : Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn is proclaimed king of Thailand,  ascending the throne 50 days after his father’s death
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-38168912
http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/southeast-asia/article/2050883/new-era-thai-monarchy-crown-prince-set-be-proclaimed-king 

2017: On Bangladesh visit, Pope urges ‘decisive measures’ to tackle Rohingya crisis 
http://www.france24.com/en/20171130-pope-francis-bangladesh-rohingya-muslim
http://www.thedailystar.net/country/pope-francis-awaits-rousing-reception-in-bangladesh-as-he-arrives-dhaka-roman-catholic-church-1498540
https://www.chinadailyasia.com/articles/43/81/21/1512053986586.html

 

Holidays and observances

 Thailand: Damrong Rajanubhab Day

 World AIDS Day