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On 5 January in Chinese history, Hong Kong and Taiwan

1967-01-05

ON 5 JANUARY IN CHINESE HISTORY, HONG KONG AND TAIWAN

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Updated on January 5, 2019

1587: Birth of Xu Xiake, China traveler and geographer who died on March 8, 1641
http://www.theworldofchinese.com/2015/12/xu-xiake-the-father-of-chinese-backpacking/

1588: Death of Chinese General Qi Jiguang, famous for his success against Japanese pirates, born on November 12, 1528
http://www.cctv.com/english/TouchChina/GloryofChineseCivilization/HistoricalCelebrities/MilitaryLeaders/20020326/100037.html

1900: Birth of Beijing Opera artist Xun Huisheng who died on December 26, 1968
http://wiki.china.org.cn/wiki/index.php/Xun_Huisheng
http://quyi.chinesecio.com/en/article/2010-03/31/content_120822.htm

Xun Huisheng

1941: The communist New Fourth Army is surrounded by KMT forces
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Fourth_Army_Incident
https://ww2db.com/battle_spec.php?battle_id=330

1946: China recognizes the independence of Outer Mongolia
http://uca.edu/politicalscience/dadm-project/asiapacific-region/chinamongolia-1911-1946/

1948: Communist offensive aiming to cut Manchuria from the rest of China

1950: Pakistan recognizes the People’s Republic of China. The diplomatic relations will be established on Mai 21, 1951

1950: President Truman announces that the United States is determined to stay out of the Chinese civil war and will ‘not provide military aid or advice to Chinese forces’ on Taiwan. This policy is reiterated January 12 by Secretary of State Dean Acheson

1952: China launches the «anti-five movement» (Wufan) mainly against national bourgeoisie and traders

1955: Opening of talks between United Nations General Secretary Hammarskjoeld and Chinese Prime Minister Zhou Enlai on the question of US pilots detained in China

1963: Birth of Jiang Wen, Chinese film actor and director
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0422638/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jiang_Wen

1967:-Under instruction of Mao Zedong, the leftists launch the Shanghai January Storm, overthrowing the anti-Mao mayor and establishing the Shanghai People’s Commune
http://chineseposters.net/themes/shanghai-commune.php
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shanghai_People’s_Commune

1967-01-05

2000: The 17th Karmapa, Orgyen Trinley Dorge who escaped from his Tsurphu monastery in Tibet in December 1999, arrives in India at Dharamsala where is living the XIV Dalai-Lama
http://kagyuoffice.org/in-india/the-karmapas-great-escape-december-28-1999-january-5-2000/

2003: Shenzhou IV spacecraft successfully returned to earth
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/2625769.stm
http://www.cctv.com/english/news/TVNews/MorningNews/20030106/100062.html

2007: Death of Chih Ree Sun, Chinese-American physicist and poet, born on May 6, 1923
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chih_Ree_Sun