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On 17 January in Chinese history, Hong Kong and Taiwan

Zhao Ziyang 2005-01-18

ON 17 JANUARY IN CHINESE HISTORY, HONG KONG AND TAIWAN

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Updated on January 17, 2019

1524: Beginning of Italian explorer Giovanni da Verrazzano’s voyage to find a passage to China
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giovanni_da_Verrazzano

1878: Birth of Chen Qimei, Chinese revolutionary, assassinated on May 18, 1916
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chen_Qimei

250px-Chen_Qi-mei

1920: Death of Yang Changji (杨昌济), Chinese educator, philosopher, and writer, born on April 21, 1871
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yang_Changji
https://www.era.lib.ed.ac.uk/handle/1842/8807?mode=full&submit_simple=Show+full+item+record
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/896.html

1940: Birth of Anson Chan, Hong Kong Chief Secretary for Administration (1997-2002)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anson_Chan

1941: Chiang Kai-shek orders the New Fouth Army (South China communists forces  integrated in national army to fight the Japanese) to be disbanded
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Fourth_Army_Incident

1951: China refuses cease-fire in Korea

1975: Birth of Coco Lee, Hong Kong singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CoCo_Lee

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=axS8s2NIRIY

1987: Chinese intellectuals-Fang Lizhi, Wang Ruowang and Liu Binyan are expelled from the Communist party
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/610.html

2005: Death of Zhao Ziyang, Chinese prime minister (1980-1987), then general secretary of the Chinese communist Party (1987-1989)
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/2989335.stm
http://www.theguardian.com/news/2005/jan/18/guardianobituaries.china
http://www.nytimes.com/2005/01/18/international/asia/18zhao.html

Zhao Ziyang 2005-01-18

2012: The urban population exceeded the rural population for the first time in more than 5,000 years in China according to 2011 statistics
http://www.asiaone.com/News/AsiaOne%2BNews/Asia/Story/A1Story20120117-322446.html

2015: New Taipei City Mayor Eric Chu (朱立倫) is elected chairman of the Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) with 99.61 percent of all ballots cast, the highest in terms of percentage of votes obtained since the party first chose its leader by popular vote among party members in 2000
http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/front/archives/2015/01/18/2003609503

2018: Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong jailed over 2014 pro-democracy protest
http://www.dw.com/en/hong-kong-activist-joshua-wong-jailed-over-2014-pro-democracy-protest/a-42174045
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/en/component/k2/1375617-20180117.htm
https://asiancorrespondent.com/2018/01/joshua-wong-jailed-hong-kong/#9J47cfUEcv16iwZ5.97