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On 12 March in Chinese history, Hong Kong and Taiwan

ON 12 MARCH IN CHINESE HISTORY INCLUDING TAIWAN

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Updated on March 12, 2019

1872: Death of Zeng Guofan, Chinese general who rised the Xiang Army to fight effectively against the Taiping Rebellion and restored the power of the Qing dynasty
https://www.britannica.com/biography/Zeng-Guofan

1885: During the Tonkin Campaign, France captures the citadel of Bắc Ninh from the Guangxi Army
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/B%E1%BA%AFc_Ninh_Campaign

1885-03-12 Taking-of-bac-ninh

1925: Death of Sun Yat-sen, Chinese revolutionary, father of the Republic of China, born on November 12, 1866. Chiang Kai-shek succeeds to him as KMT leader
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sun_Yat-sen
http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/short-reads/article/2077369/day-sun-yat-sen-died-leaving-china-play-without
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/2943.htm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L4rYGYg8BT0&feature=related

1976: Birth at Wuhu (Anhui) of Chinese actress Vicki Zhao (Zhao Wei)
http://yummycelebrities.com/2006/07/04/vicki-zhao-wei/
http://women.stareastasia.com/vicki-zhao/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iUs0nwp-CFk

1985: Death of Taiwanese writer Yang Kui, born in 1906
http://www.snipview.com/q/Yang%20Kui
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/1941.html

1993: Death of Wang Zhen, one of the Eight Immortals of the Chinese Communist Party, born on April 11, 1908
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/obituary-wang-zhen-1497308.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wang_Zhen

1997: Death of the Chinese native literary writer Liu Shaotang
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/2454.html

2000: Death of Ignatius Kung Pin-mei, Chinese cardinal, bishop of Shanghai, born on August 2, 1901
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ignatius_Kung_Pin-Mei

2008: US drop China from list of top ten countries violators of rights
https://mobile.nytimes.com/2008/03/12/world/americas/12iht-12rights.10961320.html
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/1581506/US-drops-China-from-worst-human-rights-list.html

2009: The Chinese government must approve the next reincarnation of the Dalai Lama, the Tibetan spiritual leader, and will not recognize any candidate that has not been endorsed by Beijing, a top official has said
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia-pacific/2009/03/20093133841803523.html

2018: Hong Kong’s democracy camp fails to claw back all their lost seats in controversial by-elections as the city’s pro-Beijing establishment further cements its grip
http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/east-asia/hong-kong-democratic-opposition-fails-to-regain-veto-power-in-legislature
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2136762/pan-democrats-look-set-regain-power-veto-rivals-moves-hong

Holidays and observances

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