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On 31 August in Chinese history, Hong Kong and Taiwan

ON 31 AUGUST IN CHINESE HISTORY, HONG KONG AND TAIWAN

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Updated on August 31, 2019

1907: The Anglo-Russian Entente or the Anglo-Russian Convention of 1907 is signed in St. Petersburg.The convention defines their respective spheres of influence
http://www.iranicaonline.org/articles/anglo-russian-convention-of-1907-an-agreement-relating-to-persia-afghanistan-and-tibet

1951: Following a hiking and mountain climbing trip through Asia, US Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas issues a statement calling for the recognition of the communist People’s Republic of China

1956: Birth of Tsai Ing-wen, former chairwoman of the Democratic Progressive Party (Taiwan) and now president of the Republic since May 20, 2016
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tsai_Ing-wen
http://edition.cnn.com/2016/01/18/asia/taiwan-president-tsai-ing-wen/
http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/east-asia/taiwans-first-woman-president-10-things-you-should-know-about-tsai-ing-wen

2009: The Dalai Lama arrives for a five-day tour of southern Taiwan, which was ravaged by a typhoon three weeks ago that left at least 650 dead
http://news.bbc.co.uk/nol/ukfs_news/hi/newsid_8220000/newsid_8229600/8229613.stm
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/28/world/asia/28taiwan.html?_r=1&ref=asia
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/taiwan/6097267/Taiwan-allows-Dalai-Lama-to-visit-typhoon-victims.html

2009: Wu Shu-chen, wife of Taiwan’s former president Chen Shui-bian, is sentenced to a year in jail on charges of asking her children to lie during a probe
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia-pacific/2009/09/20099243811794686.html
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/8233342.stm

2012: Wang Xiaoning, a Chinese dissident convicted based on evidence provided by US Internet giant Yahoo is released from prison  after serving a 10-year term for subversion

http://asiancorrespondent.com/88522/china-dissident-jailed-on-yahoo-info-to-be-freed/

2014: China insists on the authorities’ right to choose candidates for the leadership of Hong Kong, a move likely to trigger protests from democracy advocates in the former British colony
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/news/2014-08/31/content_15161405.html

2014: Macau re-elect its incumbent leader in an unchallenged contest as the gambling hub faces growing calls for democracy amid anger over deteriorating living conditions and government accountability
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/news/2014-08/31/content_15161350.html