ON 21 MARCH IN CHINESE HISTORY, HONG KONG AND TAIWAN
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Updated on March 21, 2019
927: Birth of Zhao Kuangyin who will be first Song dynasty Emperor from 960 to 976
1900: Birth of Sun Yu, Chinese director who died in July 1990
1990: In China, Deng Xiaoping renounces his last official positions, chairman of the Central Military Commission
2000: In Taiwan, the Legislative Yuan (National Assembly) authorizes direct links with China from the small islands of Kinmen, Matsu et Penghu
2012: China’s Justice Ministry issues a requirement that new lawyers and those reapplying for licenses swear an oath of loyalty to the Communist Party, another step in a campaign to rein in lawyers who continue to challenge the political and legal systems by which the party maintains power.
2015: The foreign ministers of South Korea, China and Japan gather in Seoul for their first meeting in nearly three years, aimed at calming regional tensions rooted in territorial and other diplomatic disputes.