ON 26 JUNE IN CHINESE HISTORY, HONG KONG AND TAIWAN
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Updated on June 26, 2019
1243: Mongols defeat the Seljuk Turks at the Battle of Köse Dağ
1843: As the Treaty of Nanking comes into effect, Hong Kong Island is ceded to the British “in perpetuity” and proclaimed a British Crown Colony
1858: Tianjin (Tien-tsin) Treaty between Great Britain and China
1945: Delegates from 51 nations, including the Republic of China, sign the United Nations Charter. China becomes one of the five permanent members of the Security Council
2008: North Korea hands over a declaration on its nuclear activities to China, prompting the US president to announce that Washington will take Pyongyang off a state sponsors of terrorism
2011: Vietnam and China Pledge to Peacefully Resolve Maritime Dispute
2011: Chinese dissident Hu Jia is released from jail. Mr Hu, 37, served a three-and-a-half-year prison sentence for “inciting subversion”.
2013: Three Chinese astronauts are back safely on earth after a two-week mission to an experimental space laboratory, the Tiangong-1, or “Heavenly Palace”.
2016: Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen attends the formal opening of the expanded Panama Canal June 26, joining heads of state and dignitaries from around the world in celebration of the US$5.4 billion project that took nine years to complete
2017: Jailed Chinese Nobel Peace laureate Liu Xiaobo released after diagnosis of terminal cancer