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On 8 December in Chinese history, Hong Kong and Taiwan

ON 8 DECEMBER IN CHINESE HISTORY, HONG KONG AND TAIWAN

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Updated on December 8, 2018

395: Later Yan is defeated by its former vassal Northern Wei at the Battle of Canhe Slope
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Canhe_Slope

757: Chinese famous poet Du Fu returns to Chang’an as a member of Emperor Xuanzong’s court, after having escaped the city during the An Lushan Rebellion
http://totallyhistory.com/du-fu/
https://books.google.fr/books?id=R0l6NFOJu1IC&pg=PA29&lpg=PA29&dq=Du+Fu+returns+to+Chang’an&source=bl&ots=IgZfSjgy3e&sig=LybW2eUM6ag-rIJW_UzQuyr5OSY&hl=fr&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwj6tvGv2vjXAhUD_qQKHT0KDUMQ6AEISTAE#v=onepage&q=Du%20Fu%20returns%20to%20Chang’an&f=false
http://asianhistory.about.com/od/ancientchina/f/What-Was-The-An-Lushan-Rebellion.htm

1900: Birth of Sun Li-jen, Chinese general, who died on November 19, 1990
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sun_Li-jen

1910: Birth of Bian Zhilin, Chinese poet who died on December 2, 2000
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bian_Zhilin

Bian Zhilin

1941: The Japanese start to invade Hong Kong, Malaya and the Dutch East Indies. They also invade the portions of Shanghai administered by European powers

1941: After Japanese start attack on Hong Kong, UK declares war to Japan
http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/hong_kong_fall.htm
http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/ww2peopleswar/timeline/factfiles/nonflash/a1122355.shtml

1949: Chiang Kai-shek moves the capital of the Republic of China from Nanjing to Taipei
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/chinese-nationalists-move-capital-to-taiwan

1950: Because the Chinese attack in Korea, U.S. Commerce Department announces a total trade embargo on China. It will remain in place for 21 years

1965: Birth of Carina Lau, Hong Kong actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carina_Lau
http://www.brns.com/pages/carinapc.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R5s1IyjlEvQ

1979: Birth of Raymond Lam, Hong Kong Actor and Singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raymond_Lam
http://raymondlam.org/

1994: Fire in a cinema in Karamay, China, 310 killed
http://www.nytimes.com/1994/12/10/world/china-orders-safety-study-after-fire-kills-300.html
http://www.farwestchina.com/2012/01/xinjiang-documentary-on-the-karamay-fire.html

1995: Gyaincain Norbu, picked by the Chinese government in November as the 11th Panchen Lama is enthroned
http://www.wikiwand.com/en/Gyaincain_Norbu
https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/the-boys-who-would-be-lama-1305970.html

Panchen Lama 11 officiel

2003: Taking advantage of a visit of PRC Prime Minister Wen Jiabao, Washington asks Taiwan to renounce to the use of referendum on topics which could encourage separatist movement

2010: Adm. Mike Mullen, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, sharply criticizes Beijing for not condemning North Korea’s artillery barrage against a South Korean island two weeks ago
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/09/world/asia/09korea.html?ref=asia

2013: Cantonese opera singer Hung Sin-nui dies at age of 88, born in December 27, 1924
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1376747/cantonese-opera-singer-hung-sin-nui-dies-age-88
http://www.lifeofguangzhou.com/node_981/node_989/node_997/node_1007/2013/12/11/1386733758147198.shtml

2014: China’s foreign ministry rebuks the US Congress after legislators passed a bill allowing the sale of second-hand warships to Taiwan, the self-ruled island which Beijing claims as a renegade province