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On 23 March in Chinese history, Hong Kong and Taiwan

ON 23 MARCH IN CHINESE HISTORY, HONG KONG AND TAIWAN

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Updated on March 23, 2019

851: Death of Zhou Chi, Chinese historian and politician, born in 793
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zhou_Chi

1022: Death of Emperor Zhenzong, the third emperor of the Song Dynasty of China since 997, born on December 23, 968
http://www.nouahsark.com/en/infocenter/culture/history/monarchs/emperor_zhenzong_of_song_china.php

1678: Rebelle general Wu Sangui declares himself emperor of the Great Zhou dynasty with Hengzhou (now Hengyan in Hunan) as his capital
http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Wu_Sangui
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/3368.html

Wu Sangui

1885: The Battle of Phu Lam Tao, a politically-significant engagement during the Sino-French War (August 1884-April 1885), in which a French Zouave battalion was defeated by a mixed force of Chinese soldiers and Black Flags
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Phu_Lam_Tao

1895: Japanese forces defeat the Chinese garrison of the Pescadores Island
http://sinojapanesewar.com/Taiwan.htm

1938: Birth of Chang Chun-hsiung, twice prime minister of Taiwan
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chang_Chun-hsiung

1961: The 14th Dalaï Lama, Tenzin Gyatso refunds the Tibetan medical and astrology Institute at Dharamsala, India

1974: Chinese jetliner arrives in New York in what is described as first civilian flight from Chinese mainland to United States

1984: Japanese Premier Nakasone in China,  up to March 31
https://www.wilsoncenter.org/publication/more-friends-foes-sino-japanese-relations-1984

1984-03 Nakasone en Chine

1996: In Taiwan, despite Beijing military pressures, President Lee Teng-hui easily wins (54 % of the votes), the first ever presidential election with universal suffrage. Peng Ming-min of PPD 21 %, Lin Yang-kang 14 %
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Republic_of_China_presidential_election,_1996

1997: First visit of the Dalai Lama to Taiwan. He stress the only religious meaning of this trip but is greeted by President Lee Teng-hui
http://www.nytimes.com/1997/03/23/world/taiwan-welcomes-the-dalai-lama-much-to-china-s-displeasure.html
http://www.deseretnews.com/article/550300/Dalai-Lama-hailed-on-first-visit-to-Taiwan.html?pg=all

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8CfdqaAsG8o

2000: In Taiwan, President Lee Teng-hui resigns as president of the Kuomintang and provisionnally replaced by Lien Chan (up to September)

2006: Joseph Zen Ze-kiun, bishop of Hong Kong is elevated cardinal
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/4838634.stm

2007: Death of Mao Anqing, second son of Mao Zedong
http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/200704/03/eng20070403_363268.html

2009: Police of China have arrested nearly 100 monks after what they describe as a riot by hundreds of Tibetans, according to state media
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia-pacific/2009/03/200932342245812956.html

2014: Korean and Chinese presidents reaffirm opposition to North Korean nukes pledging to work closely together for peninsular denuclearization
http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20140324000014

2014: Hundreds of protesters opposed to a trade pact with China invade Taiwan’s cabinet offices, marking a sharp escalation in a student-led movement against the island’s rapidly developing ties with the communist mainland
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/mar/23/taiwan-protesters-invade-cabinet-offices-china-trade
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2014/03/protesters-invade-taiwan-cabinet-offices-201432315014510700.html