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On 1st May in Chinese history, Hong Kong and Taiwan

ON 1 MAY IN CHINESE HISTORY, HONG KONG AND TAIWAN

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Updated on May 1, 2019

1591: Birth of Johann Adam Schall von Bell, German Jesuit missionary to China, who died on August 15, 1966
http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/13520a.htm
http://www.manresa-sj.org/stamps/1_Schall.htm
http://hua.umf.maine.edu/China/astronomy/tianpage/0028Schall_von_Bell9280w.html

1661: Zheng Chenggong (Koxinga) starts the siege of Fort Zeelandia, held by the Dutch in Taiwan (up to February 1662)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siege_of_Fort_Zeelandia
http://vocwarfare.net/images/Herport-Taiwan

1844: Hong Kong Police Force, the world’s second, Asia’s first modern police force is established

1914: Yuan Shikai announces the Provisional Constitution of the Republic of China giving him full power
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/4647.html

1916: Birth of Rong Yiren, Chinese Tycoon, vice president of the RPC 1993-1998) who died on October 26, 2005
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rong_Yiren
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2014-09/12/content_18588027.htm

1925: The All-China Federation of Trade Unions is officially founded. Today the largest trade union in the world
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/All-China_Federation_of_Trade_Unions

1946: Birth of John Woo, Hong Kong director
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Woo

1947: In China, the first ethnic minority autonomous region, the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region is established

1950: In China, the Law on marriage is promulgated
http://chineseposters.net/themes/marriage-law.php
http://www.womenofchina.cn/womenofchina/html1/special/13/6131-1.htm

1965: Naval Battle of Dong-Ying between Communist China and Nationalist China Taiwan
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Dong-Yin

1973: U.S. and Chinese Liaison Offices open in Beijing and Washington, D.C., operating as de facto embassies, even though full diplomatic relations have yet to be established
https://history.state.gov/historicaldocuments/frus1969-76v18/ch1

2007: Taiwan resumes diplomatic relations with the tiny island of St Lucia http://www.nytimes.com/2007/05/02/world/asia/02iht-island.1.5529756.html

2018: Dominican Republic breaks with Taiwan, forges diplomatic ties with Beijing
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2144115/dominican-republic-breaks-taipei-forges-ties-beijing
https://www.taiwannews.com.tw/en/news/3418973
https://www.straitstimes.com/asia/east-asia/dominican-republic-establishes-diplomatic-ties-with-china-breaks-with-taiwan
https://www.chinadailyasia.com/articles/18/167/16/1525159218605.html