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On 15 May in Chinese history, Hong Kong and Taiwan

ON 15 MAY IN CHINESE HISTORY, HONG KONG AND TAIWAN

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Updated on May 15, 2019

221: Liu Bei, Chinese warlord, proclaims himself emperor of Shu Han kingdom, the successor of the Han dynasty
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liu_Bei#Establishing_the_Shu_regime
https://www.travelchinaguide.com/intro/history/three_kingdoms/liubei.htm
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shu_Han

221-05-15 Liu Bei se proclame empereur

926: Death of Li Cunxu, Emperor of Later Tang, born on December 2, 885
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Li_Cunxu

1904: During the Russo-Japanese War, the Russian minelayer Amur lays a minefield about 15 miles off Port Arthur and sinks Japan’s battleships Hatsuse, 15,000 tons, with 496 crew and Yashima
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_battleship_Hatsuse

1911: Three hundred three Chinese and five Japanese immigrants are killed in the Torreón massacre when the forces of the Mexican Revolution take the city of Torreón
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Torre%C3%B3n_massacre
http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/15225039

1911-05-15 Massacre à Torreon Mexique

1938: Death of Cao Kun, Chinese military leader of the Zhili clique in the Beiyang Army, born on December 12, 1862
http://www.wikiwand.com/en/Cao_Kun

1967: In China, during the Cultural Revolution, the Foreign ministry is occupied by leftists who started to attack Prime Minister Zhou Enlai

1972: The island of Okinawa and Senkaku (claimed by China under the name of Diaoyutai), under US military governance since 1945, are reverted to Japanese control
http://japan.kantei.go.jp/noda/statement/201205/15okinawa_e.html
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/4527.html

1989: Visit of Soviet Union leader Gorbatchev to China, first of a Soviet head of state since 1959. Full normalization of the relations between the two countries
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1989_Sino-Soviet_Summit
http://www.nytimes.com/1989/05/16/world/gorbachev-meets-deng-in-beijing-protest-goes-on.html
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/4810.htm

1991: Jiang Zemin starts the first visit of a Chinese leader to the Soviet Union since the reconciliation between the two countries
http://articles.latimes.com/1991-05-18/news/mn-1671_1_soviet-official
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/4494.html

1991-06 Jiang à Moscou

1999 : Edmund Ho Hau Wah is elected by the Selection Committee for the Chief Executive for the Macau Special Administrative Region (SAR). He will be formally sworn in at the establishment of the Macau Special Administrative Region on 20 December
http://wong_a.tripod.com/1exe.htm
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/4468.html

2013: Taiwan recalls its envoy to the Philippines and announces it has frozen the hiring of Philippine workers to protest against the killing of a Taiwanese fisherman, rejecting an apology over the incident as inadequate
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2013/05/201351544057410475.ht