ON 18 JULY IN CHINESE HISTORY INCLUDING TAIWAN
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Updated on July 18, 2019
155: Birth of famous Chinese general Cao Cao who died on March 13, 220
645: Chinese forces under general Li Shiji besiege the strategic fortress city of Anshi (Liaoning) during the Goguryeo–Tang War.
912: Death of Zhu Wen, Emperor Taizu of Later Liang, Born on December 5, 852
1391: During the Tokhtamysh–Timur war, Battle of the Kondurcha River. Timur defeats Tokhtamysh of the Golden Horde in present day southeast Russia.
1947: Birth of Wang Jin, Chinese film director
1996: An flag operation by Japanese extreme right militants relaunches the sovereignty dispute with China on Diayu islands (Senkaku for the Japanese)
1997: In Taiwan, the National Assembly (Legislative Yuan) pass a bill extending the power of the president and announces the end of the Taiwan provincial government
2000: Visit of Vladimir Putin in China. Common opposition to the American Theatre Missile Defence system (TMD) project