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On 16 May in Chinese history, Hong Kong and Taiwan

ON 16 MAY IN CHINESE HISTORY, HONG KONG AND TAIWAN

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Updated on May 16, 2019

1947: Zhang Lingfu, Chinese general, born on August 20, 1903, is killed in action
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zhang_Lingfu
http://ww2db.com/person_bio.php?person_id=858
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/4960.html

1956: Egypt recognizes People’s Republic of China

1961: A second Geneva conference is convened by China, Cambodia, France, Laos, the Soviet Union, Great Britain, the United States, South Vietnam, North Vietnam, India, Canada, Poland, Burma, and Thailand. The negotiations will lead to the 23 July 1962 accord on Laos

1966: The Chinese Communist Party issues the May 16 Notice, marking the beginning of the Cultural Revolution

http://www.sjsu.edu/faculty/watkins/cultrev.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cultural_Revolution#1966:_The_16_Points_and_the_Red_Guards
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/4292.html

1968: Birth of Chingmy Yau, Hong Kong actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chingmy_Yau

1991: China and Russia sign a frontier treaty. Only a very small border dispute is unsolved
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1991_Sino-Soviet_Border_Agreement

2008: The 22-year-old 17th Karmapa visits USA
http://www.nbcnews.com/id/24205991/ns/world_news-asia_pacific/t/dalais-heels-another-key-lama-visit-us/#.VzjezhFXrv8

 2012: In a rare sign of open opposition against two of China’s most powerful leaders, a group of retired Communist Party members have called for the resignation of the country’s security boss, Zhou Yongkang, and a top propaganda official, Liu Yunshan.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/17/world/asia/retired-communist-party-members-call-for-2-top-chinese-officials-to-resign.html?_r=1&ref=asia
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-18091298

2014: China says its oil rig will continue drilling in contested waters in the South China Sea, despite deadly anti-Beijing riots in Vietnam
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-27434945
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/may/16/china-vietnam-protests-territorial-dispute
http://www.voanews.com/media/video/1916188.html

2016: Beijing carefully ignores the 50th anniversary of violent Cultural Revolution
http://www.dw.com/en/beijing-carefully-ignores-anniversary-of-violent-cultural-revolution/a-19260230
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-36299692
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2016/05/china-cultural-revolution-50-media-blackout-160516050538313.html
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-36284297