ON 26 AUGUST IN CHINESE HISTORY, HONG KONG AND TAIWAN
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Updated on August 26, 2019
1884: After the August 23 French attack on Fuzhou fleet, the Qing government declares war on France
1901: Birth of Chen Yi, Chinese communist military commander and politician, who died on January 6, 1972
1960: Signature of a treaty of amity between China and Afghanistan
1963: Birth of Liu Huan, Chinese singer
2013 : China supports an independent and objective investigation by UN experts into allegations of the use of chemical weapons in Syria, China’s foreign minister said on Monday, while urging a cautious response and political resolution to the crisis.