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On 6 July in Chinese history, Hong Kong and Taiwan

ON 6 JULY IN CHINESE HISTORY, HONG KONG AND TAIWAN

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Updated on July 6, 2019

1411: Ming Dynasty Admiral Zheng He returned to Nanjing after his second voyage and presented the Sinhalese king, captured during the Ming–Kotte War, to the Yongle Emperor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ming%E2%80%93Kotte_War

1935: Birth of Tenzin Gyatso, 14th Dalai Lama and Nobel Peace Prize laureate
http://www.dalailama.com/biography/a-brief-biography
http://www.tribuneindia.com/2009/20090406/dplus.htm#1
http://www.dalailama.com/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/14th_Dalai_Lama

1998: Hong Kong’s Kai Tak Airport is closed and the new Hong Kong International Airport at Chek Lap Kok becomes operational

Chek Lap Kok Airport

2006: The Nathula Pass between India and China, sealed during the Sino-Indian War, re-opens for trade after 44 years
http://thinkingparticle.com/articles/nathula-pass
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/5150682.stm

2012: The Chinese Ministry of Health has lifted a 14-year-old ban on lesbians donating blood in effect as of July 1
http://edition.cnn.com/2012/07/06/world/asia/china-lesbian-blood-donors/index.html?hpt=ias_c1

2014: The Dalai Lama, the spiritual leader of the Tibetan people, has reiterated his plea to Buddhists in Myanmar and Sri Lanka to halt violence against Muslims, in a speech to tens of thousands of devotees to mark his 79th birthday
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2014/07/dalai-lama-urges-end-anti-muslim-violence-201476143339622956.html

 

Holidays and observances

Tibet: Birthday of the 14th Dalai Lama