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On 23 August in Chinese history, Hong Kong and Taiwan

ON 23 AUGUST IN CHINESE HISTORY, HONG KONG AND TAIWAN

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Updated on August 23, 2019

1839: The United Kingdom captures Hong Kong as a base as it prepares to war with Qing China. The ensuing 3-year conflict will later be known as the First Opium War

1884: French Admiral Courbet destroys the Chinese Fujian fleet in Fuzhou
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Foochow
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/8066.html

1939: To cut off the supply lines of the Chinese army, Japanese Navy surround Hong Kong
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/8231.html
http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/62454492

1943: End of the bombing of Chongqing, the provisional capital of China, by the Japanese, that started on February 18, 1938
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bombing_of_Chongqing

1950: Birth of Alan Tam, Hong Kong singer and actor
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_Tam

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iF5-YrgVqEs

1958: The Second Taiwan Strait crisis begins with the People’s Liberation Army’s bombardment of Quemoy

1958-08-23 2d Detroit crisis
http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/ops/quemoy_matsu-2.htm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Second_Taiwan_Strait_Crisis
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/8238.html


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P1jm0Y3jYFs

2010: Manila hostage crisis, in which eight Hong Kong hostages are killed
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-pacific-11055015
http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/nation/08/23/10/bus-driver-escapes-claims-hostages-all-dead

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gcZXA6YDJII

2014: The United States has accused the Chinese military of provocation after one of its fighter jets conducted an “intercept” of a US Navy spy plane in international air space over the South China Sea
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2014/08/us-hits-at-china-over-spy-plane-provocation-201482391728313849.html
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Pentagon-furious-after-Chinese-military-jet-has-near-miss-with-US-plane-31968.html