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On 7 December in Asian history

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ON 7 DECEMBER IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on December 7, 2019

1561: Birth of Kikkawa Hiroie, Japanese politician, who died on October 22, 1625
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kikkawa_Hiroie


1798: Death of Qing Dynasty poet Yuan Mei, born in 1716
http://poetrychina.net/wp/poets/yuan_mei
http://www.poetry-chaikhana.com/Poets/M/MeiYuan/index.html
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/11477.html

Yuan Mei

1830 : Birth of Ambrosio Rianzares Bautista, who authored the “Act of Declaration of Philippine Independence”. He was also the one who read the declaration during the June 12, 1898 Independence proclamation by General Aguinaldo
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/799/today-in-philippie-history-december-7-1830-ambrosio-rianzares-bautista-lawyer-and-gen-emilio-aguinaldo-s-confidante-was-born-in-bi-an-laguna

1878: Birth of Akiko Yosano, Japanese poet, who died onMay 29, 1942
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Akiko_Yosano
http://www.poemhunter.com/akiko-yosano/biography/
http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showrev.php?id=7522

1896: Birth of Yu Dafu a modern Chinese short story writer and poet, who died on September 17, 1945
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yu_Dafu
http://www.cctv.com/lm/176/71/88858.html

1899: Death of Juan Luna y Novicio, an Ilocano Filipino painter, sculptor and a political activist of the Philippine Revolution during the late 19th century. He became one of the first recognized Philippine artists, born on October 23, 1857
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juan_Luna
http://www.google.fr/search?q=Juan+Luna+y+Novicio&nord=1&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=8NShUsnmJ6XK0AWVu4HwDw&ved=0CAcQ_AUoAQ&biw=1366&bih=628

Luna Y Novicio Juan parisian life

1921: Birth of Pramukh Swami Maharaj, Indian spiritual leader
http://www.swaminarayan.org/pramukhswami/index.htm
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/7th-december-1921-pramukh-swami-maharaj-the-fifth-successor-of-swaminarayan-was-born

1923: Birth of Intizar Hussain, Pakistani Urdu writer and columnist
http://urduadab4u.blogspot.fr/2010/09/intizar-hussain-famous-urdu-writer.html
http://www.dawn.com/news/917349/intizar-i-m-a-man-only-of-fiction-intizar-Hussain

1941: The Imperial Japanese Navy attacks the US Pacific Fleet and its defending Army Air Forces and Marine air forces at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii leaving 1,500 people died

1941-12-07-japan-opens-war
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/december/7/newsid_3494000/3494108.stm
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/today/dec07.html
http://www.history.com/topics/world-war-ii/pearl-harbor
http://history1900s.about.com/od/photographs/tp/pearlharborpictures.htm?utm_content=20151209&utm_medium=email&utm_source=exp_nl&utm_campaign=list_asianhistory&utm_term=list_asianhistory

1946: Death of Sada Yacco, Japanese stage actress and dancer, born on July 18, 1871
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sada_Yacco
https://fr.pinterest.com/nilsharning/madame-sadayakko-sada-yacco-or-kawakami-sadayakko/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1XE1kHY_UBE

1949: The Chinese communist troops reach the borders of Indochina

1949: Chiang proclaims Taipei, Taiwan, the temporary capital of the Republic of China.

1954: Shigeru Yoshida, five times prime minister of Japan, resigns. He will be replaced on 10 December by Ichiro Hatoyama
http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/27503428
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shigeru_Yoshida

1959: In Indonesia, Aceh is made a Propinsi Daerah Istimewa (Province and Special Area)

1970: The first ever general election on the basis of direct adult franchise is held in Pakistan for 313 National Assembly seats
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pakistani_general_election,_1970
http://www.dawn.com/news/686541/1970-polls-when-election-results-created-a-storm
http://historypak.com/elections-of-1970/

1971: Bombing of Phom-Penh  by communist Khmer Rouge

1971: Pakistan president Yayah Khan announces the formation of a coalition government with Nurul Amin as Prime Minister and Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto as vice-prime minister
http://presidentyahya.com/about.html

1972: Imelda Marcos, wife of Philippine President Ferdinand E. Marcos, is stabbed and seriously wounded by an assailant. The man is then shot and killed by her bodyguards
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/1512/today-in-philippine-history-december-7-1972-dimahilig-attempted-to-assasinate-mrs-marcos

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=steFcadUwW4

1975: Breaking off of diplomatic relations with Portugal, Indonesia invads East Timor which will be the  la 27th Indonesia province in July 1976
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/indonesia-invades-east-timor
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indonesian_invasion_of_East_Timor

1975-12-07 invasion

1978: Resignation of Japanese Prime Minister Takeo Fukuda. Masayoshi Ohira succeeds him
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Masayoshi_%C5%8Chira

1979: Birth of Ayako Fujitani, Japanese actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ayako_Fujitani
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0297858/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JCxpzaBXeug&feature=related

1987: Because strikes and protests Bangladesh president Ershad dissolves parliament
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hossain_Mohammad_Ershad

2000: In front of the Philippine Senat, opening of the impeachment trial of president Joseph Estrada
http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/128607/fast-facts-estrada-impeachment-trial

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2srr63

2001: Taliban surrender Kandahar
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/december/7/newsid_4031000/4031711.stm
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2001/dec/07/afghanistan1

2001: Surprising resignation of Xu Kuangdi, the popular mayor of Shanghai
http://edition.cnn.com/2001/BUSINESS/asia/12/10/china.shanghai/index.html

2001: In Indonesia Sulawesi islands, thousands of Chritians, attacked by Muslims flee their villages. In two years, the Christian-Muslim riots cause 1,000 deads

2001: Death of of Subrata Mitra, Indian cinematographer, a master of black-and-white film photography
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Subrata_Mitra
http://www.geraldpeary.com/interviews/mno/mitra.html

2002: In Mymensingh, Bangladesh, four movies theaters are bombed within 30 minutes of each other. At least 15 people were killed and over 200 were injured

2004: Hamid Karzai is sworn in as president of Afghanistan
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/3135938.stm

2004-12-07
2005: Death of Devan Nair, 3rd President of Singapore (1981-1985), born on August 5, 1923)
http://swordofdemocles.blogspot.fr/2005/12/death-of-ex-president.html
http://www.thinkcentre.org/article.php?id=2682

Devan_Nair-20101207-3

2008: Death of Marky Cielo, Filipino-Igorot dancer and actor, born on May 12, 1988
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marky_Cielo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GEaBA239oaw

2010: The Philippine Supreme Court declares as unconstitutional President Benigno S. Aquino III’s creation of a commission to investigate corruption allegations against his predecessor

2011: One of Vietnam’s best-known actors, Don Duong – once labelled a traitor bis country’s armed forces – dies of heart failure and a brain haemorrhage
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-16072280

2012: Powerful typhoon in the Philippines. The death toll from the storm has surpassed 500, with more than 400 people missing.
http://photoblog.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/12/07/15752731-death-toll-over-500-in-the-philippines-following-typhoon?lite
http://asiancorrespondent.com/93161/death-toll-from-philippine-typhoon-climbs-past-500/

2014: China slams the Philippines for challenging its territorial claims over the South China Sea through international arbitration, refusing to back down just a week before a deadline to respond in the case
http://en.people.cn/n/2014/1207/c90883-8819170.html

2016 : Death of Junaid Jamshed, Pakistani musician, in a plane crash, born in 1964
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/dec/07/pakistan-plane-crashes-flight-pk661

2018: Afghan President Hamid Karzai inaugurates the High Peace Council, charged with negotiating with the Taliban and other insurgents that have been attempting to destabilize the country since start of the US-led invasion nine years ago
http://www.france24.com/en/20101007-karzai-inaugurates-high-peace-council-negotiate-taliban-afghanistan-nine-year-anniversary-afghanistan-war

Holidays and observances

India: Armed Forces Flag Day

On 26 November in Asian history

ON 26 NOVEMBER IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on November 26, 2019

666: Death of Yeon Gaesomun Korean dictator of Goguryeo (other sources indicate death date as 664 or 665)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yeon_Gaesomun

1161: Battle of Caishi. A Song dynasty fleet fights a naval engagement with Jin dynasty ships on the Yangtze river during the Jin–Song Wars
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Caishi

1161 Battle of Caishi

1288: Birth of Go-Daigo, 96th Japanese emperor (1318-1339)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Go-Daigo

1902 : Birth of Chinese Marshal Luo Ronghuan who died on December 16,1963
http://maoist.wikia.com/wiki/Luo_Ronghuan
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/11139.html

Luo Ronghuan

1919: Birth of Ram Sharan Sharma, Indian historian and academic who died on August 20, 2011
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ram_Sharan_Sharma
http://www.sacw.net/article2268.html

1923: Birth of V. K. Murthy, Indian cinematographer who died on April 7, 2014
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/V._K._Murthy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ivq0x5t0icw

1924: The Mongolian People’s Republic is proclaimed
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mongolian_People’s_Republic

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9_1oi7mUJPI&feature=related

1937: The last defence line, the Xicheng Line of Shanghai, besieged since August 13, is taken by the Japanese
http://ww2db.com/battle_spec.php?battle_id=85
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Shanghai

1937-11 Shanghai North station

1939: Birth of Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, Malaysia Prime Minister (2003-2009)
http://www.thefamouspeople.com/profiles/abdullah-ahmad-badawi-578.php

1941: Japanese task force leaves for Pearl Harbor
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/japanese-task-force-leaves-for-pearl-harbor

1949: India’s Constituent Assembly adopts the country’s constitution. The country will become a republic within the British Commonwealth two months later
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/26th-november-1949-the-constitution-of-india-was-adopted
http://www.indianetzone.com/37/constituent_assembly_india.htm
http://www.indiankanoon.org/doc/237570/

1949: Birth of Mari Alkatiri, East Timorese politician, 1st Prime Minister from 2002 to 2006
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mari_Alkatiri

1950: Chinese troops launch an counterattack against the US forces (Battle of Chosin reservoir) stopping McArthur offensive
http://www.armchairgeneral.com/articles.php?p=2352&page=1
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/chinese-counterattacks-in-korea-change-nature-of-war

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1OI40GsNiHk

1954: Birth of Velupillai Prabhakaran, leader to the Tamil separatists in Sri Lanka, killed on May 16, 2009
http://www.infoplease.com/ce6/people/A0933019.html
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7885473.stm

1963: Legislative elections in South Korea. Victory of the Republican Democratic Party (conservative)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_Korean_legislative_election,_1963

1967: In Pakistan, Malik Amir Muhammad, Nawab of Kalabagh is shot dead
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amir_Mohammad_Khan
http://nation.com.pk/sunday-plus/29-Jun-2014/nawab-of-kalabagh-the-man-who-knew-too-much

Malik Amir Muhammad

1968: After a long resistance, South Vietnam decides to send a delegation to the Peace Conference of Paris

1972: Birth of Arjun Rampal, Indian actor
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0992000/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aYcB8xFAUkc

1980: Birth of Satoshi Ohno, Japanese singer and actor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Satoshi_Ohno
http://www.jdorama.com/artiste_1492.htm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nP5OQg8wc64

1982: Yasuhiro Nakasone is elected PM of Japan succeeding Zenko Suzuki
http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=191&dat=19821123&id=83NaAAAAIBAJ&sjid=my4DAAAAIBAJ&pg=5023,5569337

1982-11-27 Nakasone

1990: Death of Feng Youlan (Fung Yulan), Chinese philosopher, born on December 5, 189
http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Feng_Youlan

http://www.iep.utm.edu/feng/

1990: After 31 years in power, Lee Kuan Yew steps down as Singapore Prime Minister but stays in the government as officially number 2

 

1998: Japan and China  sign a Joint declaration on Building a Partnership of Friendship and Cooperation  for Peace and Development
http://www.mofa.go.jp/region/asia-paci/china/visit98/joint.html
https://www.brookings.edu/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/sato_01.pdf

2005: Death of Takanori Arisawa, Japanese composer, born on April 2, 1951
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Takanori_Arisawa

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TMOgrf_qLf0

2008: Ten coordinated attacks by Pakistan-based terrorists kill 164 and injure more than 250 people in Mumbai, India
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/7751160.stm
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/secrets/mumbai-massacre-background-information/502/

http://vimeo.com/7981337

2011: NATO forces in Afghanistan attack a Pakistani checkpost in a friendly fire incident, killing 24 soldiers and wounding 13 others
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-15901363
http://edition.cnn.com/2011/11/27/world/asia/pakistan-nato-attack/

2012: Death of P. K. Venukuttan Nair, Indian actor, born in 1931
http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/tp-kerala/venukuttan-nair-passes-away/article4139095.ece
http://www.newindianexpress.com/cities/thiruvananthapuram/article1356485.ece
http://www.madhyamam.com/en/node/6738

2012: In its new travel papers, Beijing incorporates big swathes of the South China Sea and the Himalaya. In response, India is issuing Chinese citizens with visas embossed with New Delhi’s own maps. Vietnam is issuing visas on separate documents
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Imperialist-map-in-China’s-new-passport-angers-Hanoi-and-Delhi-26458.html

2012: Death of M. C. Nambudiripad, Indian author, born on February 2, 1919
http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/chitrabhanu-namboodiripad-passes-away/article4142296.ece
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M._C._Nambudiripad

2012: The Aam Aadmi Party, an Indian political party, is founded
http://www.ndtv.com/india-news/arvind-kejriwal-to-formally-launch-aam-aadmi-party-today-505571
http://www.mapsofindia.com/election/aam-aadmi-party.html

2015 : Death of screen legend Setsuko Hara, who starred in several films by internationally acclaimed director Yasujiro Ozu before stunning the Japanese movie world by retiring at age 42. She was 95
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/culture/2015/11/26/films/mysterious-japanese-screen-legend-setsuko-hara-dies-95/#.WDhp2-RSNC8
https://article.wn.com/view/2015/11/26/Legendary_actress_Setsuko_Hara_dies_at_95/
http://www.avclub.com/article/rip-setsuko-hara-japanese-screen-legend-228968

setsuko-hara

2016: Malaysian political cartoonist Zulkiflee Anwar Ulhaque, or Zunar as he is popularly known, is arrested under the Sedition Act for cartoons that allegedly insulted Prime Minister Najib Razak
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-11-27/malaysian-political-cartoonist-zunar-arrested-under-sedition-law/8060932?section=world
http://www.themalaymailonline.com/malaysia/article/again-cartoonist-zunar-taken-in-for-sedition

2017: China jails activist Wu Gan for 8 years for ‘subverting state power’
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/12/26/china-jails-activist-wu-gan-8-years-subverting-state-power/
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/12/26/china-jails-human-rights-lawyer-known-super-vulgar-butcher/
https://www.voanews.com/a/wu-gan-sentenced-to-8-years-in-chinese-prison/4179270.html

2018: Maldives’ top court cancels jail sentence of former president Mohamed Nasheed
https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/11/maldives-court-clears-jail-sentence-mohamed-nasheed-181126142747071.html
https://maldivesindependent.com/politics/supreme-court-quashes-nasheeds-terror-conviction-142945

Holidays and observances

Independence Day of Mongolia

India: Constitution Day

On 3 November in Asian history

ON 3 NOVEMBER IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on November 3, 2019

1605: Eight days after his father’s death, Jahangir succeeded to the throne as Mughal emperor
https://learn.culturalindia.net/jahangir.html
http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:https://islamicart.com/library/empires/india/jahangir.html

1618: Birth of Aurangzeb Alamgir (the exact day according different  sources are between October 21 and November 4), Mughal emperor of India (1658-1707) who died on March 3, 1707
http://www.encyclopedia.com/doc/1G2-3404700333.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aurangzeb

1838: The Times of India, the world’s largest circulated English language daily broadsheet newspaper is founded as the Bombay Times and Journal of Commerce
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Times_of_India
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/3rd-november-1838-the-times-of-india-the-newspaper-was-founded

1839: The first Opium war between China and Britain breaks out
http://www.victorianweb.org/history/empire/opiumwars/opiumwars1.html

1852: Birth of Japanese emperor Mutsuhito (Meiji) from 1867 to his death on July 30, 1912
http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Emperor_Meiji

1852-11-03 Birth of Mutsuhito

1856: In China, a British fleet bombs Canton (Guangzhou)

1908: Birth of Chinese painter Wu Zuoren who died on April 9, 1997


http://www.widewalls.ch/artist/wu-zuoren/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wu_Zuoren
http://www.google.fr/search?q=wu+zuoren&nord=1&biw=1366&bih=628&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=hWxWVPPcJ8aiPfregagL&ved=0CAYQ_AUoAQ

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dWDFDUGA4Xc

1917: Birth of Annapurna Maharana, Indian freedom fighter and social worker who died on December 31, 2012
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Annapurna_Maharana
http://www.iopb.res.in/~maharana/Annapurna-Biography.pdf

Annapurna Maharana

1923: Birth of Yamaguchi Hitomi, Japanese novelist and essayist who died on August 30, 1995
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yamaguchi_Hitomi

1924: Birth of Toyoko Yamazaki, Japanese writer
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1212056/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toyoko_Yamasaki

1928: Birth of Osamu Tezuka, Japanese film writer and mangaka, who died on February 1989
https://www.thoughtco.com/tezuka-osamu-quick-facts-183384
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0856804/

0samu Tezuka

1929: Korean students, in the Gwangju incident, launch their antijapanese movement


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gwangju_Student_Independence_Movement
http://gsim.gen.go.kr/en/?page=0201

1929-11-03 Gwangju students incident

1931: Birth of Yong Hyong-muk, North Korea Prime Minister (1989-1992) who died on October 22, 2005
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yon_Hyong-muk

1931: Birth of Fu Tieshan, head of the Chinese Catholic Patriotic Church, who died on 20 April 2007
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Fu_Tieshan

1933: Birth of Amartya Sen, Indian economist Nobel Prize laureate in 1998
https://www.nobelprize.org/prizes/economic-sciences/1998/sen/facts/
https://www.nobelprize.org/prizes/economic-sciences/1998/sen/auto-biography/

1934: Birth of Ruma Guha Thakurta, Indian singer and actress 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ruma_Guha_Thakurta

1938: Birth of Akira Kobayashi, Japanese singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Akira_Kobayashi
http://vimeo.com/13674184

1942: The Koli Point action begins during the Guadalcanal Campaign and ends on November 12
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Koli_Point_action
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Koli_Point_action

1945: In Indonesia, Vice President Hatta proclaims right of the people to form political parties.

1946: Japanese emperor Hirohito loses all his power for an elected assembly as a new constitution is adopted
http://www.solon.org/Constitutions/Japan/English/english-Constitution.html
http://www.criticalpast.com/video/65675041219_Douglas-MacArthur_Allied-Control-Council_camera-men-taking-photographs_speech

1948: Birth of Akira Emoto, Japanese actor
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0256628/
http://wiki.d-addicts.com/Emoto_Akira

Akira Emoto

1948: Birth of Takashi Kawamura, Japanese politician
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Takashi_Kawamura_(politician)

1950: The French  troops leave the Vietnam northern border

1954: The first in  the Godzilla series of films is released in Japan
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Godzilla

1955: Birth of Yukihito Tsutsumi, Japanese film director
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1066739/
http://eiga.wikia.com/wiki/Yukihiko_Tsutsumi

1961: The United Nations General Assembly, unanimously elects U Thant as acting general secretary
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/U_Thant
https://www.globalpolicy.org/component/content/article/150/32781.html

U Thant 2

1967: Vietnam battle  of Dak To begins (up to 22 November)
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/battle-of-dak-to-begins
http://www.eagerarms.com/battleofdakto.html

http://militaryhistory.about.com/od/vietnamwar/p/DakTo.htm

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s2GfKp3Gs1A

1969: Nixon  addresses  the nation, asking the « silent majority » to join him in solidarity on the Vietnam war effort and to support his policy
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/nixon-calls-on-the-silent-majority

1975: In Bangladesh, president Khondaker Mostaq Ahmad is overthrown in a coup by General Khaled  Mosharraf. Tajuddin Ahmad, Bangladeshi politician and a senior leader of the  Awami League, born on July 23, 1925, is killed in jail
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Khondaker_Mostaq_Ahmad
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tajuddin_Ahmad

1978: Deng Xiaoping  starts an historic three-day visit to Thailand
http://www.jstor.org/discover/10.2307/25797647?uid=3738016&uid=2129&uid=2&uid=70&uid=4&sid=21104449156961

1978: Signature of a  Treaty of Amity and Cooperation between Soviet Union and Vietnam

1980: A South Korea’s military court confirms the opponent leader Kim Dae-jung verdict to death
http://www.upi.com/Archives/1980/10/24/Dissident-denies-charges-but-says-he-does-not-fear-death/6759341208000/
http://www.upi.com/Archives/1980/12/13/US-Defense-Secretary-Harold-Brown-met-with-South-Korean/8874345531600/

1982: The Salang  tunnel fire in Afghanistan kills up to 2000 people
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salang_tunnel_fire

1982 Salang Tunnel

1984: In India, funeral of Indira Gandhi causing anti-Sikh riots with 1,277 victims as a  result
http://www.oneindia.com/india/why-cuba-s-fidel-castro-us-prez-ronald-reagan-skipped-indira-gandhi-funeral-1549850.html
http://www.magnumphotos.com/Catalogue/Raghu-Rai/1984/INDIA–Funeral-of-Indira-GANDHI-November-1984-NN146124.html

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iJ6vQqUljck

1984: Birth of Ryo Nishikido, Japanese actor
http://wiki.d-addicts.com/Nishikido_Ryo
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ryo_Nishikido

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fHTJAZ8qfPE

1986: Birth of Heo Young Saeng, Korean singer
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heo_Young-saeng

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XNgHLOFndZc

1987: Death of Liang Shih-chiu (Liang Shiqiu), Chinese educator, writer and translator; born on January 6, 1903
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liang_Shih-chiu
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/10271.html

1988: Sri Lankan  Tamil mercenaries try to overthrow the Maldivian government. At president Gayoom  request, the Indian military suppresses the coup attempt
http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/maldives-president-coup-india/1/172857.html

1988-11-03 coup

2001: Taiwanese Chen  Shui-bian lifts the banning of more than 50 billions USD projects in main China and authorizes direct commercial links

2003: In Kabul, a  post-Taliban draft constitution is unveiled

2007: Burma asks UN chief representative to leave the country over a critical statement he made the  last month

2007: In Pakistan,  General Musharraf declares state of emergency before judiciary can rule on his  re-election as president

2011: President Lee Myung-bak and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev reaffirm their commitment to cooperate on a project to pipe Siberian natural gas to South Korea via North Korea during their summit Wednesday in St. Petersburg
http://edition.cnn.com/2011/11/03/world/asia/south-korea-russia-pipeline/index.html?hpt=ias_c2

2011: “Russia will build two nuclear power plants, and each of the units will produce 1,000 megawatts of electricity,” said Yeafesh Osman, a junior minister in charge of Bangladesh’s Science and Technology
http://edition.cnn.com/2011/11/03/world/asia/bangladesh-nuclear-power/index.html?hpt=ias_c2

2012: European Commission chief Jose Manuel Barroso offers Burma more than $100m (£62m; 78m euros) in development aid as he met President Thein Sein.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-20189448

2013: Pakistani legendory folk singer Reshma dies
http://dawn.com/news/1053832/legendary-folk-singer-reshma-dies

2014: Death of veteran Bollywood actor Sadashiv Amrapurkar who is known for his stellar performances in villainous roles in movies like Sadak, Ishq and Ardh Satya
http://www.dawn.com/news/1142199/veteran-bollywood-actor-sadashiv-amrapurkar-passes-away-at-64
http://indianexpress.com/photos/entertainment-gallery/remembering-sadashiv-amrapurkar-bollywoods-most-memorable-villain/8/

2014: Bangladesh’s Supreme Court upholds the death penalty for war criminal and Jamaat-e-Islami leader Muhammad Kamaruzzaman on one charge but commuted the highest penalty to life term imprisonment for another charge

2018: The Dominican Republic opened its new embassy in mainland China on Saturday, months after switching its allegiance to Beijing from the self-ruled island of Taiwan
https://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy/article/2171534/dominican-republic-opens-new-embassy-mainland-china-after

 

On 2 November in Asian history

ON 2 NOVEMBER IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on November 2, 2019

619: A qaghan of the Western Turkic Khaganate is assassinated in a Chinese palace by Eastern Turkic rivals after the approval of Tang emperor Gaozu
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Western_Turkic_Khaganate
http://totallyhistory.com/emperor-gaozu-of-tang/

971: Birth of Sultan Mahmud of Ghazni, who died on April 30, 1030
http://asianhistory.about.com/od/afghanista1/p/Bio-Mahmud-of-Ghazni.htm
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mahmud_of_Ghazni

mahmud map

1082: Birth of Huizhong , emperor of China (1100-1126), who died in captivity on June 4, 1135
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Huizong_of_Song_China

1741: Birth of Pierre Joseph Georges Pigneau, commonly known as Pigneau de Béhaine, French Catholic priest best known for his role in assisting Nguyen Anh (later Emperor Gia Long) to establish the Nguyen dynasty in Vietnam, and died on October 9, 1799.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pigneau_de_Behaine

1833: Birth of Mahendralal Sarkar, Indian doctor who died on February 23, 1904
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mahendralal_Sarkar

1841: Akbar Khan successfully revolts against Shah Shuga in Afghanistan
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Akbar_Khan

1861: Chinese Dowager Cixi launches the Xinyou palace coup giving her the power for 47 years
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/10436.html
http://furui-memoriesofpalace.blogspot.fr/2009/04/yixin-legendary-prince.html

1865: Birth of Panuganti Lakshmi Narasimha Rao, Indian writer and essayist, populary know as “ Andhra Sakespeare“ who died on January 1, 1940
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panuganti_Lakshminarasimha_Rao

Panuganti Lakshmi Narasimha Rao

1868: Birth of Japanese painter Yokoyama Taikan who died on February 26, 1958
http://ndl.go.jp/portrait/e/datas/346.html?c=15
http://jyuluck-do.com/profile_yokoyama_taikan.html
http://www.google.fr/search?q=Yokoyama+Taikan&nord=1&biw=1366&bih=628&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=DEdVVKmkLcWdPejOgIgN&ved=0CCAQsAQ

1877: Birth of Mohammed Shah Agha Khan III, who died on July 11, 1957
http://www.storyofpakistan.com/person.asp?perid=P004

1886: Birth of Dhirendranath Datta, Bangladeshi politician, tortured to death on March 29, 1971
http://en.banglapedia.org/index.php?title=Datta,_Dhirendranath

1890: Birth of Kunio Kishida, Japanese writer who died on March 5, 1954
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kunio_Kishida
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=6617414

1899: In China, beginning of the Boxers rebellion
http://www.smplanet.com/imperialism/fists.html

1910: Birth of Fei Xiaotong, Chinese sociologist who died on 24 April 2005
http://www.cuhk.edu.hk/ipro/991022-4.htm

1917: By the Lansing-Ishii agreement, the USA recognize the “special interests” of Japan in China
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lansing%E2%80%93Ishii_Agreement
http://www.fas.nus.edu.sg/hist/eia/documents_archive/lansing-ishii.php

1917-11-02 Ishii Kikujiro

1929: Birth of Muhammad Rafiq Tarar (President of Pakistan 1998-2001)
http://www.storyofpakistan.com/person.asp?perid=P028

1936: Death of Duan Qirui, Chinese warlord and politician, minister of war, Prime minister then acting president, born on March 6, 1865
http://www.thechinastory.org/ritp/tuan-chi-jui-duan-qirui-%E6%AE%B5%E7%A5%BA%E7%91%9E/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duan_Qirui

1942: Death of Hakushu Kitahara, Japanese writer, born on January 25, 1885
http://simplyhaiku.com/SHv4n1/reviews/Fukasawa.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hakush%C5%AB_Kitahara

1945: Birth of Mitsuo Yanagimachi, Japanese film director
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0945847/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mitsuo_Yanagimachi

1948: During the Civil War, the Chinese Communist forces win the Liaoshen Campaign that started on September 12
http://dictionnaire.sensagent.leparisien.fr/Liaoshen%20Campaign/en-en/

1948-11-02-fin-campagne-liaoshen

1949: In the Philippines, president Quirino is reelected among heavy violence
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elpidio_Quirino

1949: La Hague agreement for the foundation of the Federation of the United States of Indonesia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dutch%E2%80%93Indonesian_Round_Table_Conference
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hague_Agreement_Between_Netherlands-Indonesia

1950: In North Korea, Chinese troops attack U.S. forces on both western and eastern fronts. U.S. forces withdraw

1951: During the Korean War, a small platoon of 28 Canadian soldiers defend a vital area against an entire battalion of 800 Chinese troops in the Battle of the Song-gok Spur. The engagement lasts into the early hours of November 3
http://www.kvacanada.com/stories_canadianboy.htm
http://www.ottawasun.com/2013/11/05/heroic-vet-subject-of-korean-war-documentary

1951-11-02 Battle of the Song-gok Spur

1953: The Constituent Assembly of Pakistan names the country The Islamic Republic of Pakistan

1957: Birth of Ryosuke Miki, Japanese actor
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1107026/
http://asianmediawiki.com/Ryosuke_Miki

1957: Mao Zedong attends in Moscow a conference of the twelve communist parties in power

http://www.bestchinanews.com/History/5180.html
http://www.britishpathe.com/video/chinese-delegation-leaves-moscow/query/Khruschev

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W0SQdRmlsyA

1963: Assassination of Ngo Dinh Diem, Vietnamese president overthrown the day before
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/ngo-dinh-diem-assassinated-in-south-vietnam
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arrest_and_assassination_of_Ngo_Dinh_Diem

 1965: Mohammad Hashim Hashim Maiwandwal becomes prime minister of Afghanistan, up to October 1967
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mohammad_Hashim_Maiwandwal

1965: Birth of Shah Rukh Khan, Indian actor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shahrukh_Khan

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xfiqu_shah-rukh-khan_shortfilms

1967: US President Lyndon B. Johnson and “The Wise Men” conclude that the American people should be given more optimistic reports on the progress of the war

1970: Birth of Ely Buendia, Filipino singer-songwriter and guitarist
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ely_Buendia

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E-M6-gdszX0

1973: The Communist Party of India (Marxist) and the Communist Party of India form an « United Front » in the state of Tripura

1980: Birth of Kim So-yeon, South Korean actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kim_So-yeon
http://www.hancinema.net/korean_Kim_So-yeon.php


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

1982: Birth of Kyoko Fukada, Japanese actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kyoko_Fukada


http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x53csu_kyoko-fukada_shortfilms”

1984: “The Killing fields”, story of Cambodian photojournalist under  the Khmer Rouge, is released in USA
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Killing_Fields_(film)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0087553/

2002: Death of Lo Lieh, Hong Kong martial arts actor, of a heart attack,  born on June 29, 1939
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lo_Lieh

2006: In Afghanistan, foundation of the United National Front, a new  political party formed by warlords

2007: Deadline of the Japanese support, in the Indian Ocean, to the  international forces against international terrorism

2007: Burma asks UN country chief to leave Burma over a critical  statement he made last month

2007: Liberation Tiger of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) political wing leader SP  Thamilselvan is killed when the Air forces bombed the venue of a meeting place  of LTTE leaders at Thiruvaiarer
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7075158.stm

2009: Death of Nien Cheng, Chine writer, born on January 28, 1915
http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2009/nov/10/nien-cheng-obituary

2009: Karzai declared elected president of Afghanistan, run-off  scrapped
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2009/nov/02/hamid-karzai-afghanistan-winner-election

2010: Japan says it will recall its ambassador to Moscow, heightening a long-standing row with Russia over four remote Pacific islands following a visit there by Russian President Dmitry Medvedev
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2010/nov/02/japan-recall-ambassador-medvedev-dispute
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Japan-recalls-its-ambassador-in-Moscow-after-Medvedev-visits-Kuril-Islands–19879.html

2011: Pakistan grants India ‘most favoured’ trade status
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-15553636

2012: Death of Han Suyin, Chinese-English author, born on September 12, 1917
http://www.theguardian.com/books/2012/nov/04/han-suyin
http://moufawad-paul.blogspot.fr/2012/11/obituary-han-suyin.html

2013: The foreign and defence ministers of Japan and Russia agre to cooperate in fighting terrorism and piracy as the neighbours, still at odds over territorial woes, held an unprecedented security dialogue
http://www.euronews.com/2013/11/02/japan-and-russia-hold-highest-level-meeting-in-years/
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2013/11/02/national/japan-russia-to-ok-asia-security-cooperation-at-inaugural-two-plus-two-meet/#.UnVj-svLTmR

2014: More than 50 people are killed and at least 100 injured in a suicide bombing close to Wagah, Pakistan’s only border crossing with India
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-29871077
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2014/11/pakistan-india-border-blast-2014112141227182769.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2014_Wagah_border_suicide_attack

2014: A second leader of Bangladesh’s largest Islamic party,  Mir Quasem Ali, is sentenced to death for war crimes committed during the 1971 war against Pakistan
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-29870007

2015 : A UN body says that former Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim has been jailed illegally and calls for his immediate release

2018: Raymond Chow Man-wai, Hong Kong movie producer who brought the world martial arts legend Bruce Lee, dies at 91
https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/society/article/2171469/raymond-chow-man-wai-hong-kong-movie-producer-who-brought
https://www.straitstimes.com/asia/east-asia/godfather-of-hk-film-industry-raymond-chow-dies-at-age-91
https://variety.com/2018/film/asia/raymond-chow-dead-dies-hong-kong-film-1203018267/

On 31 October in Asian history

ON 31 OCTOBER IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on October 31, 2019

1760: Birth of Katsushika Hokusai, Japanese painter, who died on May 10, 1849
http://www.katsushikahokusai.org/
http://www.andreas.com/hokusai.html
http://www.artcyclopedia.com/artists/hokusai_katsushika.html
http://www.google.fr/search?q=Katsushika+Hokusai&hl=fr&rlz=1G1ACAW_FRFR414&biw=1366&bih=594&tbm=isch&prmd=imvnso&source=lnms&ei=dbWtTtCUC6je4QS6idnWDg&sa=X&oi=mode_link&ct=mode&cd=2&ved=0CDAQ_AUoAQ

1806: Death of Utamaro Kitagawa, Japanese painter, born in1753
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Utamaro
https://www.google.fr/search?q=Utamaro+Kitagawa&hl=fr&rlz=1G1ACAW_FRFR414&prmd=imvnso&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=Dp2NULDVMYyHhQfzhoGYDQ&ved=0CAoQ_AUoAQ&biw=1140&bih=500

1814: Beginning of the Battle of Nalapani (up to November 30),  the first battle of Anglo-Nepalese War between the East India Company and Nepal  from 1814 to 1816.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Nalapani

1814-10-31 Nalapani

1817: Ayahito (Ninko), 120th Japanese Emperor is enthroned. He will die on 21 February 1846
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Ninko_of_Japan

1864: Birth of Li Yuanhong, Chinese general and political figure during the Qing dynasty and the republican era, twice president of the Republic of China, who died on June 3, 1928
http://www.gwpda.org/bio/l/li.html

1874: Engagement between Japan and China respecting Formosa (Taiwan) after a Japanese military intervention on Taiwan
http://www.taiwandocuments.org/1874treaty.htm

1875: Birth of Vallabhbhai Patel, political and social leader of India who played a major role in the country’s struggle for independence and guided its integration into a united, independent nation, who died on December 15, 1950.
http://www.14gaam.com/history-of-sardar-vallabhbhai-patel.htm

1876: A monster cyclone ravages India, resulting in over 200,000 human deaths

1883: Death of Swami Dayananda Saraswati, important Hindu religious scholar, founder of Arya Samaj, “Society of Nobles”, a Hindu reform  movement, born on February 12, 1824
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dayananda_Saraswati

1887: Birth of Chiang Kai-shek, president of the Republic of China who died on April 5, 1975
http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/historic_figures/chiang_kaishek.shtml

1916: Death of Huang Xing, Chinese revolutionary leader, militarist, and statesman, the first army commander-in-chief of the Republic of China. One of the founders of the Kuomintang (KMT) and the Republic of China, born on October 25, 1874
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Huang_Xing

1922: Birth of King Norodom Sihanouk of Cambodia who abdicated in 2004 and died in 2012
http://www.thefamouspeople.com/profiles/norodom-sihanouk-5974.php
http://www.encyclopedia.com/doc/1E1-SihanoukN.html

SIHANOUK1

1925: Birth of Kotayya Pratyagatma, Indian film director who died on June 8, 2001
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0695581/

1929: Birth of Yoshiki Iwama, Japanese screenwriter who died on June 13, 1999
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0412534/

1929: Birth of Fumio Watanabe, Japanese actor, who died on August 4, 2004
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0913796/

1942: Birth of Eduardo Castrillo, Filipino sculptor
http://lifestyle.inquirer.net/138769/castrillo-as-master-artist
https://www.google.fr/search?q=eduardo+castrillo&rlz=1G1ACAW_FRFR414&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=JDlxUsfHBOrV0QXQrYGACQ&sqi=2&ved=0CAcQ_AUoAQ&biw=1188&bih=585

Eduardo Castrillo

1946: Peace talks resume in Nanjing between the Communists and the Nationalists

1948: In Indonesia, anti-Dutch leader Musso is killed while attempting to escape arrest
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Musso

1949: Birth of Kenichi Kato, Japanese actor
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0441369/

1952: Death of U Chit Hlaing, Burmese politician, born in 1879
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chit_Hlaing

NPG x150726; U Chit Hlaing

1955: Birth of Eduardo V. Manalo, Filipino religious leader, Executive Minister of Iglesia ni Cristo
http://theiglesianicristo.blogspot.fr/2015/06/brother-eduardo-v-manalo-brief-biography.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eduardo_V._Manalo

1956:Birth of Christopher de Leon, Filipino actor, director, producer, and politician
http://www.pinoystop.com/bio/celebrity-profile/762/christopher-de-leon-biography
http://waytofamous.com/9044-christopher-de-leon.html

1966: Birth of Annabella Lwin, Burmese singer-songwriter and Producer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Annabella_Lwin

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iv0e3WLjKEA

1967: Nguyen Van Thieu take oath of office as 1st President of South Vietnam 2nd Republic
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nguy%E1%BB%85n_V%C4%83n_Thi%E1%BB%87u#1967_presidential_election

1967-10-31-nguyen-van-thieu-president                 

1968: Dong Biwu succeeds Liu Shaoqi as acting president of the People’s Republic of China, up to January 17, 1975
http://en.chinaculture.org/focus/focus/cities/2011-06/07/content_416212.htm

1968: Citing progress with the Paris peace talks, US President Lyndon B. Johnson announces to the nation that he has ordered a complete cessation of “all air, naval, and artillery bombardment of North Vietnam” effective November 1

1970: South president Thieu vows to never accept a coalition government
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/thieu-vows-to-never-accept-a-coalition-government

1970: Birth of Nicky Wu, Taiwanese actor and martial arts expert
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nicky_Wu
http://wiki.d-addicts.com/Nicky_Wu

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9kvY006YTYE

1975: After the Khmer Rouge victory in Cambodia, join communiqué between Khmer Republic and Thailand for a pacific coexistence between the two countries

1975: Death of SD Burman, Indian musician, born on October 1, 1906
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SD_Burman

1981: Birth of Selina (Jiaxuan) Ren, member of Taiwanese girl-group S.H.E
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Selina_Ren
http://yummycelebrities.com/2007/01/20/selina-ren-she/

1984: Indira Gandhi, PM since 1966 is assassinated by two of her Sikh security guards


http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/october/31/newsid_2464000/2464423.stm
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/general/onthisday/bday/1119.html
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/31st-october-1984-prime-minister-indira-gandhi-was-assassinated
http://www.sikhtimes.com/bios_111284a.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vw15MYS9Lhg 

1990: Death of Aya Koda, Japanese writer, born on September 1, 1904
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aya_K%C5%8Dda

2000: Death of Watanabe Kazuki Japanese musician, born on April 7, 1981)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kazuki_Watanabe_(musician)

2003: Death of Semmangudi Srinivasa Iyer, one of the greatest Carnatic vocalists of the twentieth century, born on July 25, 1908
http://www.frontline.in/static/html/fl2023/stories/20031121006913100.htm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TM2NQGoCBQs

2003: Mahathir bin Mohamad resigns as Prime Minister of Malaysia and is replaced by Deputy Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, marking an end to Mahathir’s 22 years in power
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/october/31/newsid_3722000/3722980.stm

2006: Death of Amrita Pritam, Pakistani-Indian author and poet, born on August 31 1919
http://www.theguardian.com/news/2005/nov/04/guardianobituaries.india
http://www.thefamouspeople.com/profiles/amrita-pritam-5432.php
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amrita_Pritam

Amrita Pritam

2008: Gen Toshio Tamogami, head of the Japanese air force is sacked after saying in an essay that the country was not an aggressor in World War II
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7702374.stm

2009: Death of Qian Xuesen, father of the Chinese nuclear bomb, born on  December 11, 1911
http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2009/nov/01/qian-xuesen-obituary
http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/evanosnos/2009/11/the-two-lives-of-qian-xuesen.html

2009: Death of former South Korean spy chief Lee Hu-rak, who brokered the signing  of a historic 1972 peace document with North Korea following a secret trip to  Pyongyang. He was 85
http://koreajoongangdaily.joins.com/news/article/Article.aspx?aid=2911987
http://www.latimes.com/local/obituaries/la-me-lee-hu-rak1-2009nov01-story.html

2010: Hundreds of Korean family members separated for  more than half a century by the Korean War embraced each other in tearful  reunions, a day after troops exchanged gunfire in the Demilitarized Zone  dividing the countries
http://edition.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/asiapcf/10/30/nkorea.skorea.reunions/
http://www.reuters.com/news/pictures/slideshow?articleId=USRTXU7J2#a=7

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aBzliVKI8ok

2010: NATO: Coalition Forces Kill Nearly 100 Afghan Insurgents. Five NATO  troops are injured in the fighting.

2012: Firebrand Japanese conservative Shintaro Ishihara, who resigned as governor of Tokyo, has become the leader of a small right-leaning party whose lawmakers have an average age of 73.5
http://english.sina.com/world/p/2012/1113/526180.html

2012: Myanmar rejects an offer by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations to open talks aimed at quelling deadly communal violence there, according to the regional bloc’s chief.
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2012/10/2012103161130375846.html

2014: Myanmar, government opens talks with Aung San Suu Kyi on peace, reconciliation and reforms
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Myanmar,-government-opens-talks-with-Aung-San-Suu-Kyi-on-peace,-reconciliation-and-reforms-32576.html

2014: India pays low-key Gandhi tribute 30 years after assassination. No ministers of India’s new government attended the event honouring Gandhi, gunned down by Sikh bodyguards on October 31, 1984
http://www.sify.com/news/30-years-later-a-prime-ministers-assassination-recalled-news-columns-ok4oaudcdjieg.html

2014: India’s technology capital Bangalore will be formally known as Engaluru, eight years after the state first proposed the name change
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-29845215

2015 : Osaka mayor Toru Hashimoto’s new national party holds its inaugural ceremony with 18 Diet members from the embattled Japan Innovation Party
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2015/10/01/national/politics-diplomacy/hashimoto-matsui-launch-new-national-party-focused-osaka/#.WBY_KuRSNC8

2017: Japan’s Democratic Party taps Upper House member Kohei Otsuka as new party president
https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2017/10/31/national/politics-diplomacy/dp-taps-upper-house-member-kohei-otsuka-new-party-president/#.Wfi4ZGjWw2w
http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/east-asia/yukio-edano-stands-up-as-the-leader-of-japans-biggest-opposition

On 29 October in Asian history

ON 29 OCTOBER IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on October 29, 2019

1504: Birth of Shin Saimdang, Korean painter and poet who died on May 17, 1551
http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Shin_Saimdang

Shin Saimdang Chochungdo

1784: The Dutch United East India Company (Verenigge Oos tindichu Company (VOC) defeats Bugis forces in Riau (now in Indonesia). After  that, sultan of Riau dies without a successor; VOC takes complete control of Johore and Riau by treaty and VOC builds fort on Bintan
http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/world/malaysia/history-dutch.htm

1866: Birth of Antonio Luna, Filipino revolutionary general, killed on June 5, 1899
http://sentimentsofmoonlightbutterfly.blogspirit.com/archive/2006/04/30/the-veiled-heroism-of-antonio-luna-and-his-inaudible-outcrie.html
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/1322/today-in-philippine-history-october-29-1866-antonio-luna-was-born-in-binondo-manila

Antonio Luna

1877: Birth of Narcisa de Leon, Filipino film producer, who died on February 6, 1966
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/1483/today-in-philippine-history-october-29-1877-narcisa-de-leon-was-born-in-san-miguel-bulacan
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Narcisa_de_Leon

1889: Birth of Li Dazhao, one of the founders of the Chinese communist Party, executed on 28 April 1927
http://www.china.org.cn/china/18th_cpc_congress/2012-10/29/content_26823462.htm
http://www.infoplease.com/encyclopedia/people/li-dazhao.html
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/10333.html

Li Dazhao 1930

1935: Birth of Takahata Isao, animated film director
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isao_Takahata

1936: Birth of Akiko Kojima, Japanese model, first Asian Miss Universe 1959
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Akiko_Kojima

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

1940: Death of Phan Bội Châu, Vietnamese poet and activist, born on December 26, 1867 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phan_B%E1%BB%99i_Ch%C3%A2u

1945: Dutch East India (Indonesia), Sukarno and Hatta arrive in Surabaya by plane. Sukarno and General Mallaby agree on a truce. Poor communications and general chaos prevent Sukarno from enforcing the truce

1951: Jean de Raymond, French representative in Cambodia is assassinated in Phnom-Penh
http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/42710921

1953: Non official trade agreement between China and Japan. By the way, 25,000 Japanese citizens held in China return to home

1954: Birth of Tomoko Ai, Japanese actress
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0014420/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terror_of_Mechagodzilla


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t71P_aDTzzA

1956: Birth of Etsuko Shihomi, Japanese actress
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0793399/


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0QdFUbhfAeA

1959: Death of the king of Laos Sisavang Vong. He is succeeded by his son Sri Savang Vatthana, born on July 14, 1885
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sisavang_Vong
http://history.info/on-this-day/1959-sisavang-vong-king-of-laos-who-had-around-15-wives-and-50-children/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IwfgjU-b0Jg

1965: Birth of Masahiro Takashima, Japanese actor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Masahiro_Takashima
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0847392/
http://www.jdorama.com/artiste.912.htm


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RVsvXG0_1zM

1971: As a result of the vietnamization of the war by president Nixon, the total number of American troops still in Vietnam drops to a record low of 196,700, the lowest level since January 1966

1975: Birth of Kelly Lin, Taiwanese actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kelly_Lin

Kelly Lin

1977: Death of Maeda Seison, Japanese painter, born on January 27, 1885
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maeda_Seison
https://www.google.fr/search?q=Maeda+Seison&hl=fr&rlz=1G1ACAW_FRFR414&prmd=imvns&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=IUKMUKyBM4jJhAeHqoDoDg&ved=0CAoQ_AUoAQ&biw=1140&bih=500

1977: Death of Chen Wangdao, communist intellectual, president of Fudan university (1949-1977), born in 1891
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chen_Wangdao
http://jerome459.blogspot.fr/2011/05/first-to-translate-communist-manifesto.html
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/10343.html

1978: Birth of Kumiko Higa, Japanese actress
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1321017/

kumiko Higa

1981: Birth of Reema Sen, Indian actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reema_Sen

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nZ_pSM63l0w&feature=fvst

1981: Birth of Angelika de la Cruz, Filipina actress
http://www.pinoystop.com/bio/celebrity-profile/517/angelika-dela-cruz-biography#chitika_close_button

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_rKF8Zgf16c

1982: Birth of Ariel Lin, Taiwanese actress and singer
http://women.stareastasia.com/ariel-lin/
http://yummycelebrities.com/2006/11/13/ariel-lin-yi-chen/


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3qmV6yEc4wg

1986: Birth of Sarita Pérez de Tagle, Filipina actress and model
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1735222/

1987: Birth of Makoto Ogawa, Japanese singer
http://helloproject.wikia.com/wiki/Ogawa_Makoto

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

1988: Pakistan’s general Rahimuddin Khan resigns from his post as governor of Sindh, following the effort by president Ghulam Ishaq Khan to limit the powers Rahimuddin had accumulated
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rahimuddin_Khan

1988: Death of Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay, Indian activist, born on April 3, 1903
http://kractivist.wordpress.com/2013/04/03/kamaladevi-chattopadhyay-the-indefatigable-freedom-fighter-and-champion-of-womenrights/
http://www.iloveindia.com/indian-heroes/kamaladevi-chattopadhyay.html

1991: Death of Chinese painter Huang Junbi, born in 1898
http://www.google.fr/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&ved=0CCMQFjAAahUKEwjutszKz-XIAhXEfhoKHZIBA9w&url=http%3A%2F%2Farchives.lib.ntnu.edu.tw%2Fdoc%2Fc4_1_4_eng.pdf&usg=AFQjCNHURI1hY6lQcT_kYTKv6whXnvxNeQ&sig2=AycUJG7ZqsYqfcr7gJC23w
http://www.blouinartinfo.com/artists/88834–huang-junbi

huang Junbi boating at sunset

1999: Super-cyclone wreaks havoc in India
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/october/29/newsid_3691000/3691573.stm
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/29th-october-1999-a-super-cyclone-strikes-odisha

2001: In Japan, for the first time since 1945, the Japanese diet approves a law which authorizes the sending of Japanese forces out of the archipelago to fight international terrorism

2004: In Cambodia, coronation of king Norodom Sihamoni, born on May 14, 1953

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/3963945.stm
http://english.people.com.cn/200410/30/eng20041030_162203.html

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/special-reports/when-sihamoni-became-king

 

2005: Delhi bombings kill more than 60
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/29_October_2005_Delhi_bombings

2006: In Bangladesh, prime minister Khaleda Zia is forced to quit and president Lajuddin Ahmed assumes this function up to January 2007

2006: Sri Lanka government negotiations in Geneva with Tamil separatists fail

2009: Death  of Bei Shizhang, Chinese biologist and educator who was born on October 10,1903
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bei_Shizhang

2009: The Philippine government and separatists fighting for a Muslim homeland in the country’s south sign an agreement to protect schools and hospitals, and avoid civilian suffering
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia-pacific/2009/10/200910285955811606.html

2013: India and Pakistan agree to observe calm along the Sialkot-Jammu working boundary after days of skirmishes which have been the worst in a decade
http://dawn.com/news/1052702/india-pakistan-agree-to-maintain-ceasefire-at-working-boundary

2014: A special tribunal in Bangladesh sentences the head of the country’s Jamaat-e-Islami party to death for his role in the deaths of thousands during the nation’s independence war against Pakistan in 1971
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2014/10/jamaat-chief-sentenced-death-bangladesh-201410296842621834.html
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-29813571

2015 : China announces that it will end one-child policy and allow two children for each couple
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2015/10/china-child-policy-151029110647826.html
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-34674444

 

Holidays and observances

Cambodia: Coronation Day

On 25 October in Asian history

1971-11-23 RPC 1er fois ONU

ON 25 OCTOBER IN ASIAN HISTORY

To see another date, on Internet (Google…), type “On (day + month) in Asian history”

Updated on October 25, 2019

1802: The series of battles between British and Marathas in second Anglo-Maratha War, were consequences of Peshwa Baji Rao II being defeated by the Holkar ruler of Indore, in the Battle of Poona, at Hadapsar, near Pune
http://www.indianetzone.com/42/battle_poona.htm

1860 : Sino-French treaty of Beijing
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/10220.html

1874: Birth of Huang Xing, Chinese revolutionary leader, first army commander-in-chief of the Republic of China. One of the founders of the Kuomintang (KMT) and the Republic of China, who died on October 31, 1916
https://alphahistory.com/chineserevolution/huang-xing/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Huang_Xing

1889: Kuroda Kiyotaka, second prime minister of Japan resigns. He will be succeeded by Yamagata Arimoto
http://www.ndl.go.jp/portrait/e/datas/71.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yamagata_Aritomo

1894: After crossing the Yalu River, the Japanese forces invade Manchuria

1902: Birth of Mitsuo Miura, cinematograph, who died on October 24, 1956
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0594243/

Mitsuo Miura

1915: Sun Yat-sen marries Soong Ching Ling
http://people.brandeis.edu/~dwilliam/profiles/ching-ling.htm

1919: Birth of Wei Li, Chinese actor, who died on August 21, 2005
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0508536/filmokey
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Li_Wei_(actor)

1921: Birth of Yasuyoshi Tokuma, Japanese film producer, who died on September 20, 2000
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0865807/
http://studioghibli.wikia.com/wiki/Yasuyoshi_Tokuma

Yasuyoshi Tokuma
1926: Birth of famous Pakistani painter Ismail Gulgee, assassinated on December 16, 2007
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ismail_Gulgee
http://www.artnet.com/artist/707594/ismail-gulgee.html
http://www.google.fr/search?q=Ismail+Gulgee&hl=fr&rlz=1G1ACAW_FRFR414&prmd=imvns&source=lnms&tbm=isch&ei=fdmlTr2qB4bz-gbzzsiuBQ&sa=X&oi=mode_link&ct=mode&cd=2&ved=0CBIQ_AUoAQ&biw=1366&bih=594

1936: Birth of Masako Nozawa, Japanese actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Masako_Nozawa

Masako Nozawa 2

1944: First kamikaze attack of the war begins
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/first-kamikaze-attack-of-the-war-begins

1944: In the Battle of Cape Engano (Philippines), 4 Japanese aircraft carriers are sunk
http://www.historyofwar.org/articles/battles_cape_engano.html
https://afatherswarstorynevertold.wordpress.com/tag/battle-of-cape-engano/

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z1YurY6x250

1944: Battle of of Surigao Strait concludes by Japanese fleet defeat
http://ww2db.com/surigao/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Hawkeye7/Sandbox3

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X3sCYEVFRMI

1945: The Republic of China takes over administration of Taiwan following Japan’s surrender to general Chen Yi in the name of the Allies
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Retrocession_Day

1945-10-25 Japanese surrender

1947: Birth of Shinya Owada, Japanese actor
http://asianmediawiki.com/Shinya_Owada

1950: In the Korea War, some US advance units reach the Yalu River; there they come into contact with Chinese “volunteers” After hard fighting in which MacArthur’s units have to fall back, the Chinese retired and MacArthur continue his offensive

1951: In Panmunjom, peace talks concerning the Korean War resumed after 63 days

1951: San Francisco treaty, signed on September 8, is ratified by Japan
https://digital.law.washington.edu/dspace-law/bitstream/handle/1773.1/748/11PacRimLPolyJ063.pdf?sequence=1

1958: The last Chinese troops leave North Korea

1964: Japanese prime minister Hayato Ideka resigns for « health reason »
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hayato_Ikeda

1970: President Nixon asks Pakistani President Yahya Khan to pass on a secret proposal to China: the U.S. wants to conduct high-level talks in Beijing, and promises it won’t enter into any anti-China alliance with the U.S.S.R.

1971: Birth of  Midori Goto, Japanese violinist
http://www.gotomidori.com/

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

1971: The United Nations seat the People’s Republic of China by 76 votes against 35 and 17 abstentions and expelled the Republic of China
https://learning.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/10/25/oct-25-1971-peoples-republic-of-china-in-taiwan-out-at-un/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Nations_General_Assembly_Resolution_2758
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/general/onthisday/big/1025.html

1971-11-23 RPC 1er fois ONU

1971: Belgium & China PR establish diplomatic relations

1971: Birth of Athena Chu, Hong Kong actress and singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Athena_Chu


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PLE1UGaDIEw

1972: Nixon suspends bombing of North Vietnam

1973: President Nixon vetoes the War Powers Resolution, which would limit presidential power to commit armed forces abroad without Congressional approval
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/nixon-vetoes-war-powers-resolution

1980: Death of Sahir Ludhianvi, Indian poet and lyricist, born on March 8, 1921
http://sach-sahirludhianvi.blogspot.com/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J41cAWaXaBY

1983: Birth of Han Yeo-reum, South Korean actress
http://wiki.d-addicts.com/Han_Yeo_Reum
http://www.koreanmovie.com/Han_Yeo_reum_ka275/


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K0_FONuMeuI

1993: Death of Danny Chan, Hong Kong singer/songwriter, born on September 7, 1958
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Danny_Chan

1994: Death of Chinese general Yang Dezhi
https://thediplomat.com/2017/12/the-mysterious-death-of-a-chinese-general/

2003: Death of Pandurang Shastri Athavale, Indian philosopher, born on October 19, 1920
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/251764.cms
http://www.hindunet.org/srh_home/1996_7/msg00133.html

2004: Tak Bai Incident during the south Thailand insurgency which resulted in the death of 85 Thai citizens
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tak_Bai_incident

2008: Tens of thousands of protesters take to the streets in Taiwan to denounce the country’s warming ties with Beijing, which they say will threaten the self-ruled island’s sovereignty
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia-pacific/2008/10/2008102592629417747.html

2010: Freighters carrying aid shipments of rice and instant noodles are the first food aid the South Korean government has sent to the North since President Lee Myung-bak was elected here in early 2008.

2011: The US and North Korea fail to reach a deal on resuming international negotiations on the North’s nuclear programme, after two days of talks.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-15424869
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia-pacific/2011/10/20111025141612955851.html

2012: Death, in a car accident of Jaspal Bhatti, Indian actor, born on March 3, 1955
http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report_actor-comedian-jaspal-bhatti-dies-in-mishap-son-actress-injured_1755944

2012: Tokyo governor Shintaro Ishihara quits to form new party
http://asiancorrespondent.com/91185/brash-tokyo-governor-quits-to-form-political-party/
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-20078481

2012: Death of Aung Gyi, Burmese politician, born on February 16, 1919
http://www.irrawaddy.org/burma/obituary/former-junta-no-2-aung-gyi-dies-aged-94.html

2013: North Korea repatriates six South Korean citizens and a corpse at a heavily defended border crossing in a rare humanitarian gesture amid persistent tensions between Pyongyang and Seoul


Holidays and observances

Taiwan: Retrocession Day (1945)

On 24 October in Asian history

1894-10-24 Battle of Jiuliancheng

ON 24 OCTOBER IN ASIAN HISTORY

To see another date, on Internet (Google…), type “On (day + month) in Asian history”

Updated on October 24, 2019

1567: Akbar and his Mughal troops start the four-month siege of Chitod in restive Rajasthan

1605: Coronation of Jahangir, 4th Mughal king
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jahangir

1844: Treaty of Whampoa (Huangpu) between France and China
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Treaty_of_Whampoa

1860: Following the Second Opium War, Article 6 of the Convention between China and the United Kingdom stipulates that China has to cede the part of Kowloon Peninsula south of present day Boundary Street, Kowloon, and Hong Kong (including Stonecutters Island) in perpetuity to Britain
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boundary_Street
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stonecutters_Island
https://www.google.com/maps/dir/22.326462,114.162176/22.3273,114.18574/@22.3096889,114.1677692,13.37z/data=!4m4!4m3!1m1!4e1!1m0?hl=en
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/10187.html

1871: In the United States, a mob of over 500 English and Latinos enter Los Angeles’ Chinatown to attack, rob and brutally murder Chinese residents, hanging 18 of them
http://www.wondersandmarvels.com/2012/09/los-angeles-chinese-massacre-1871.html
http://www.newrepublic.com/book/review/chinatown-war-scott-zesch

1894: Birth of Bibhutibhushan Mukhopadhyay, Bengali author who died July 29, 1987
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bibhutibhushan_Mukhopadhyay

1894: During the first Sino-Japanese war, battle of Jiuliancheng
http://sinojapanesewar.com/invasionofChina.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Jiuliancheng

1894-10-24 Battle of Jiuliancheng

1898: Birth of Chinese Marshal Peng Dehuai, who died on November 29, 1974
http://pwencycl.kgbudge.com/P/e/Peng_Dehuai.htm
http://chineseposters.net/themes/pengdehuai.php
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/10188.html

1904: Birth of A.K. Golam Jilani, a Bangladeshi who was a revolutionary of the Indian independence movement, who died in jail on February 9, 1932
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A.K._Golam_Jilani

1924: Birth of Chin Peng, leader of the Communist Party of Malaya (1948-1989)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chin_Peng
http://anystreetcorner.blogspot.com/2005/03/chin-peng-my-dad-and-me.html

1925: Birth of Ieng Sary, Khmer Rouge leader
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ieng_Sary
http://www.thefullwiki.org/Ieng_Sary

1930: Birth of sultan of Pahang Ahmad Shah ,7th king of Malaysia  (1979-1984)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ahmad_Shah_of_Malaysia

1930: Chiang Kai-shek changes of religion for Christianity, in fact because he wants to marry Soong Mei-ling, a Christian

1931: Birth of Ken Utsui, Japanese actor
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0882577/
http://wiki.d-addicts.com/Utsui_Ken

1934: Mahatma Gandhi quits the Indian National Congress

1936: Birth of Ryuji Nakagi, Japanese actor
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1266624/
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/people.php?id=16994

1939: Birth of Pak Pong-ju, Prime Minister of North Korea from September 2003 to April 2007
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pak_Pong-ju

 1943: The Provisional Government of Free India formally declares war on Britain and the United States of America
http://www.gktoday.in/provisional-government-of-free-india-singapore-october-1943/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Azad_Hind

1944: The Japanese aircraft carrier Zhuikaku and the battleship Musashi are sunk in the Battle of Leyte Gulf (Philippines)
http://militaryhistory.about.com/od/worldwari1/p/leytegulf.htm

1945: The Republic of China is a founding member and a Security Council standing member of the United nations

1948: In the local elections, the French territories in India, except Chandernagor vote for the French Union

1952: Birth of Yoko Natsuki, Japanese actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yoko_Natsuki

1953: Birth of Hiroshi Takemura, Japanese actor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hiroshi_Takemura

1954: Dwight D. Eisenhower pledges United States support to South Vietnam
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/u-s-president-pledges-support-to-south-vietnam

1962: After 4 days of attacks, China proposes to India a cease-fire rejected by New Delhi on 27
http://blogs.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Globespotting/1962-war-what-if-there-was-no-unilateral-ceasefire-by-china/ http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/world/war/indo-prc_1962.htm

1966: In Manila, President Johnson meets with other Allied leaders and they pledge to withdraw troops from Vietnam within six months if North Vietnam “withdraws its forces to the North and ceases infiltration of South Vietnam
http://www.vietnamwar.govt.nz/sites/default/files/documents/manila-summit-communique.pdf

1966-10-24 Manila conference

1972: Birth of Kim Ji-su (Kim Ji-Soo), South Korean actress
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1790874/
http://www.cinemasie.com/en/fiche/personne/kimjisoo/

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

1977: Beginning of the trial of former Prime Minister Ali Bhutto on charges of conspiracy to murder the father of an opponent
http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2012/04/03/comment/columns/the-vitiated-trial-of-zulfikar-ali-bhutto/

1977-10-24 BhuttonMurder Trial start

1981: Birth of Mallika Sherawat, Indian actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mallika_Sherawat

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HV8QPeM31fc

1983: Death of Jiang Wen-Ye, Taiwanese composer, born on April 11, 1910
http://www.6moons.com/audioreviews/boy2010/david.html
http://www.6moons.com/musicreviews/2011_april/jiang.html

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pWN-0a4VTmk

1984: Birth of Felicia Chin, Singaporean actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Felicia_Chin

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FvZCX4K18F4

1984: The inquiry commission on the murder of Benigno Aquino contradicts  official version of a hired assassin and implicates 25 military, including the Army commander, General Fabian Ver
http://www.absoluteastronomy.com/topics/Fabian_Ver

1984: Birth of Kaera Kimura, Japanese rock and pop singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kaela_Kimura


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r12cOIS17lk

1985: Death of Masaichi Nagata, Japanese film producer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Masaichi_Nagata

1989: The Khmer Rouge take control of Pailin area on the Thailand border

1991: Death of Ismat Chughtai, Indian author, born on August 15, 1915
http://www.dawn.com/news/1051981
http://www.columbia.edu/itc/mealac/pritchett/00urdu/ismat/

2005: Death of Immanuel C.Y. Hsu (Xu Zhongyue), scholar of modern Chinese intellectual and diplomatic history, born in 1923
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Immanuel_C.Y._Hsu

C. Y. Hsu

2009: Pakistan’s troops capture the key Taliban town of Kotkai in South Waziristan
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/8323660.stm

2009: The Islamist organization, Hizb-ut Tahrir is banned in Bangladesh
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/8321329.stm

2009: A senior North Korean diplomat holds face-to-face talks with an American counterpart during a rare visit to the United States. The North Korean, Ri Gun, is the deputy negotiator in stalled talks on North Korea’s nuclear program
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/8324465.stm

2011: Death of Sansan Chien, Taiwanese composer, born on July 1, 1967
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sansan_Chien

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HL9wdk5DKsU&list=PL-LcjXDhnTohRumNDRlF8kqcdG8Jhl4IC

2013: Death of Manna Dey, Indian singer, born on May 1, 1919
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manna_Dey

2014: Detained Myanmar reporter Aung Naing has been shot dead. He was arrested in Mon state at the end of September while covering clashes near the border between Thailand and Myanmar
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-29758329
http://www.irrawaddy.org/burma/missing-reporter-killed-custody-burma-army-report.html

2014: China launches an unmanned spacecraft to test technologies to be used in the Chang’e-5, a future probe that will conduct the country’s first moon mission with a return to Earth
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/nation/2014-10/24/content_15182263.html

2014: Death of S. S. Rajendran, Indian actor, born on January 1928
http://www.veethi.com/india-people/s._s._rajendran-profile-3643-14.htm
http://www.filmibeat.com/celebs/s-s-rajendran-old-tamil-actor/biography.html

2015: Maldives vice president Ahmed Adeeb is arrested in a probe over a speedboat explosion targeting president Abdulla Yameen
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2015/10/maldives-arrests-vice-president-assassination-bid-151024085428419.html
http://www.euronews.com/2015/10/24/maldives-vice-president-arrested-and-charged-with-attempted-murder-of-president/

2016: Opposition leader Sam Rainsy is officially exiled from the country in a move that contradicts domestic laws and violates international conventions signed by the Cambodian government
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/sam-rainsy-officially-exiled-cambodia-119625/

2017: Indonesia passes law to ban organisations deemed against secular Pancasila ideology

2018: Indian PM Wins Seoul Peace Prize
http://english.chosun.com/site/data/html_dir/2018/10/25/2018102501259.html
http://www.asiatimes.com.au/pm-of-india-awarded-the-2018-seoul-peace-prize/

On 23 October in Asian history

1991-10-23-peace-accord

ON 23 OCTOBER IN ASIAN HISTORY
  

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Updated on October 23, 2019

930: Death of Daigo, 60th Japanese emperor (897-930),  born in January 885. Not confuse with Go-Daigo, the 96th emperor (1336-1339)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Daigo

1857: Birth of Juan Luna y Novicio, a “Ilocano people” painter, sculptor and a political activist of the Philippine Revolution, who died on December 7, 1899
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juan_Luna
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/705/today-in-philippine-history-october-23-1857-juan-luna-was-born-in-badoc-ilocos-norte

Luna y novicio

1868: In Japan, by a decree, the Meiji era is set up. The emperor Mutsuhito recovers full power from the shogun
http://asianhistory.about.com/od/japan/f/What-Was-the-Meiji-Restoration.htm

Mutsuhito 2

1905: Birth of Yen Chia-kan,who succeeded Chiang Kai-shek as President of the Republic of China upon Chiang’s death on April 5,  1975, up to May 20, 1978, and who died on December 24, 1993
http://english.president.gov.tw/Page/84
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yen_Chia-kan

1910: Death of Chulalongkorn (Rama V), king of Siam (Thailand) since 1868 to 1910, born on September 20, 1853. He is succeeded by Vajiravudh
http://tudtu.tripod.com/rama5.html

1920: Birth of Ted Fujita, Japanese meteorologist, who died on November
19, 1998
http://www-news.uchicago.edu/releases/98/981120.fujita.shtml
http://www.notablebiographies.com/supp/Supplement-Fl-Ka/Fujita-Tetsuya.html

1923: Birth of Aslam Farrukhi, Pakistani scholar and poet
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aslam_Farrukhi

1924: Birth of Chi Hsin, Taiwan film director
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1881815/

1924: Feng Yuxiang launched the Beijing coup to overthrow Cao Kun government
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beijing_Coup
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Feng_Yuxiang

1924-10-23 Coup de Pékin

1929: Birth of Shamsur Rahman, Bangladeshi poet, columnist and journalist,.who died on August 17, 2006
http://www.loc.gov/acq/ovop/delhi/salrp/shamsurrahman.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shamsur_Rahman_(poet)

1939: The Japanese Mitsubishi G4M twin-engine “Betty” Bomber makes its maiden flight
http://www.aviation-history.com/mitsubishi/g4m.html

1942: The Battle for Henderson Field begins during the Guadalcanal Campaign and ends on October 26
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_for_Henderson_Field

1944: The Battle of Leyte Gulf, the largest naval battle in history begins in the
Philippines

1944-10-23-battle-of-leyte-golf
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Leyte_Gulf
http://militaryhistory.about.com/od/worldwari1/p/leytegulf.htm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BP3LKla583g

1950: Offensive of the Indonesian troops on Ambon, capital of the South Mollucas held by separatists

1954: Birth of Ang Lee, Taiwanese film director
http://sensesofcinema.com/2008/great-directors/ang-lee/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=irSY5l3BecU&feature=fvw

1955: In South Vietnam, by a referendum organized by the PM Ngo Dinh Diem, monarchy is abolished by 98,2 % of the votes
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/State_of_Vietnam_referendum,_1955

1955: Birth of Ryoko Sakaguchi, Japanese actress who died on March 27, 2013
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1160234/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y0WSiV6-rAI

1958: After the visit of Foster Dulles (arrived on 20), Chiang Kai-shek officially renounces the use  of force for the reconquest of the Mainland

1965: In Vietnam, the 1st Cavalry division (US) and South Vietnamese  forces launch a new operation seeking to destroy North Vietnamese forces in  Pleku province

1966: Chinese president Liu Shaoqi makes his first self-criticism
http://chineseposters.net/themes/liushaoqi.php
https://books.google.fr/books?id=fYxPkWTVQoIC&redir_esc=y

1966-10-23 liu shaoqi autocritique

1972: Citing difficulties with South Vietnamese President Thieu, U.S. negotiators cable  Hanoi requesting further negotiations in Paris over the proposed draft peace accord
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/u-s-negotiators-ask-for-further-talks-in-paris

1972: Operation Linebacker, a US bombing campaign against North Vietnam in response to its  Easter Offensive, ends after five months.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Linebacker

1973: Birth of Vivian Bang, South Korean actress
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0051930/

1978: China (Deng Xiaoping) and Japan (Takeo Fukada) exchange treaty ratification documents in  Tokyo, formally ending 40 years of hostility
http://www.fmprc.gov.cn/mfa_eng/ziliao_665539/3602_665543/3604_665547/t18012.shtml 
https://jijiphoto.photoshelter.com/gallery-image/All/G0000MmXEZAYWX6I/I0000.o5iy1UUark

1978-10-23 Traité de paix

1981: Birth of Lee Ki-woo, South Korean actor
https://www.famousbirthdays.com/people/lee-ki-woo.html
http://www.hancinema.net/korean_Lee_Ki-woo.php

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uz5B5O2WHio

1981: Devan Nair becomes third president of Singapore, until March 27, 1985
http://singaporepioneers.blogspot.com/2006/10/c-v-devan-nair.html

1983: Birth of Sayaka Isoyama, Japanese actress
http://asianwiki.com/Sayaka_Isoyama

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gIScjWT8GQ0

1991: Birth of Princess Mako, daughter of Prince Akishino and granddaughter of emperor Akihito of Japan
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Princess_Mako_of_Akishino

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7wfLP_LT_gY

1991: End of the Paris Conference and signature of Agreements on Comprehensive Political  Settlement of the Cambodia conflict, putting an end to a 21-year long war
http://www.cambodia.org/facts/?page=1991+Paris+Peace+Agreements
http://www.usip.org/publications/peace-agreements-cambodia
https://www.asiasentinel.com/politics/cambodia-paris-peace-agreement/

1991-10-23-peace-accord

1992: Emperor Akihito becomes the first emperor of Japan to stand on Chinese soil
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/akihito-deplores-japanese-atrocities-china-remembers-the-horrors-of-invasion-but-time-heals-much-writes-raymond-whitaker-in-peking-1559194.html
http://articles.latimes.com/1992-10-29/news/mn-939_1_imperial-couple


1996: The forces of Commandant Massoud, launch a large scale offensive against Taliban in northern of Kabul

2003: In New York, death of Soong Mei-ling, widow of Chiang Kai-sheik, at 105 years old
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/mme-chiang-kai-shek-dead-at-106/
http://www.theguardian.com/news/2003/oct/25/guardianobituaries.china

2004: A powerful earthquake and its aftershocks hit Niigata prefecture, northern Japan, killing  35 people, injuring 2,200, and leaving 85,000 homeless or evacuated

2007: Death of Lim Goh Tong, Malaysian-born Chinese businessman, born in 1918
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lim_Goh_Tong

2008: Hu Jia, one of China’s most prominent human rights activists, wins the European Parliament’s prestigious Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7686026.stm

2009: Southeast Asian leaders meeting in Thailand formally launch a widely criticized human rights commission at a regional summit. The Asean Intergovernmental Commission on  Human Rights has been touted as the region’s first watchdog on human rights
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia-pacific/2009/10/2009102342748803221.html

2011: US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta and his Indonesian counterpart discuss the two countries’ growing military ties after more than a decade-long suspension by Washington over human rights issues

2012: Japan’s justice minister quits after calls for his resignation over past ties to an organized crime syndicate
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2012/10/2012102363358296493.html

2012: Death of Sunil Gangopadhyay, Indian author and poet, born on September 7, 1934
http://www.rediff.com/news/report/eminent-writer-sunil-gangopadhyay-passes-away/20121023.htm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ygzPNhz8EAk

2012: A group of South Korean lawmakers visits an isolated set of islands at the centre of a territorial dispute with Japan — prompting an immediate protest from Tokyo
http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1067898/south-korean-lawmakers-visit-islands-disputed-japan

2013: China and India sign a deal aimed at soothing tension on their contested border, as the two countries try to break a decades-old stalemate on overlapping claims to remote stretches of the Himalayas.
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2013/10/china-india-reach-border-defence-pact-2013102363258699437.html

2013: Thousands of Cambodian opposition supporters begin a three-day rally to protest what they say was a rigged election and the illegitimate return to power of Prime Minister Hun Sen
http://asiancorrespondent.com/114803/thousands-gather-in-cambodian-opposition-protest/

2014: Bangladesh Islamist leader Ghulam Azam dies aged 91. Last year Azam was sentenced to 90 years in jail after being found guilty of charges relating to Bangladesh’s 1971 war of independence with Pakistan
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-29749450

2018: Vietnam lawmakers elect as president the Communist Party chief Nguyen Phu Trong, the only candidate on the ballot, making him the most powerful man in the country
https://www.foxnews.com/world/vietnam-parliament-elects-communist-party-chief-as-president

China opens world’s longest sea bridge from Hong Kong to mainland
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-45937924
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-10-23/china-worlds-longest-sea-bridge-hong-kong-macau/10420468
https://www.chinadailyasia.com/articles/132/91/58/1540257442385.html?newsId=51455


Holidays and Observances

Chulalongkorn Memorial Day in Thailand

 

On 22 October in Asian history

1947-10-22-first-indo-pak-war

ON 22 OCTOBER IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on October 22, 2019

794: Emperor Kanmu relocates Japanese capital to Heiankyo (Kyoto)
http://everything2.com/title/Heiankyo
http://great-japanese-people.blogspot.fr/2012/01/emperorkammu-autocratic-tenno.html

Emperor Kammu 2

1197: Birth of Juntoku, 84th emperor of Japan (1210-1221), who died on October 7, 1242
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Juntoku

Emperor Juntoku

1331: Kogon, first emperor to occupy the Northern Court of Japan, is enthroned
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Kogon

1335: Ex-emperor Hanazono becomes a Zen priest
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hanazono_Emperor

1625: Death of Kikkawa Hiroie, Japanese politician, born in 1561
https://wiki.samurai-archives.com/index.php?title=Kikkawa_Hiroie

1633: In the Battle of Liaoluo Bay, the Ming dynasty defeats the Dutch East India Company
http://www.catchthispilum.com/october-22nd-1633-the-battle-of-liaoluo-bay/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Liaoluo_Bay

1633-10-22 battle of liaoluo bay

1873: Birth of Rama Tirtha, Indian philosopher and educator who died on October 1927, 1906
http://www.ramatirtha.org/rama.htm

1894: Birth of Mei Lanfang, Chinese opera performer, who died on August 8, 1961
http://www.newsgd.com/culture/pic/200306240034.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forever_Enthralled


http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x7hc4q_regrets-eternels-sheng-si-hen-de-fe_shortfilms

1900: Birth of Ashfaqulla Khan, Indian Revolutionary, hanged on December 19, 1927
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ashfaqulla_Khan
http://www.liveindia.com/freedomfighters/ashfaqullakhan.html

1913: Birth of Bao Dai, king of Annam emperor of Vietnam from 1926 until 1945 and as emperor of Vietnam from 1945 until 1949, who died on July 30, 1997
http://www.vietnamgear.com/bio/8.aspx
http://www.viettouch.com/philately/scst_baodai.html

1928: As Chiang Kai-shek is engaged in fighting the communists, China expels all Russian instructors & civil servants

1939: Birth of Susumu Kurobe, Japanese actor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Susumu_Kurobe
http://www.veoh.com/watch/v332167429fmgb3r?h1=Susumu+Kurobe+2003+Interview

1945: Nahdlatul Ulama proclaims that a state of jihad exists against the Dutch, making participation obligatory for Muslims
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nahdlatul_Ulama

1946: Birth of Yuko Maruyama, Japanese actress
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0555483/
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/people.php?id=65065

1947 : Start of the first indo-Pakistan wars over Kashmir
http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Indo-Pakistani_Wars
http://www.academia.edu/2473712/THE_FIRST_INDO-PAKISTANI_WAR_1947-48

1947-10-22-first-indo-pak-war

1953: Laos gains independence from France, except defense matters, by the Franco-Lao Treaty of Amity and Association

1954: Death of Jibanananda Das, Bengali poet, born on February 17, 1899
http://en.banglapedia.org/index.php?title=Das,_Jibanananda
http://www.poemhunter.com/jibanananda-das/

1957: Vietnam war first United States casualties in Vietnam
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/american-forces-suffer-first-casualties-in-vietnam

1964: Death of Khawaja Nazimuddin, 2nd Pakistan’s Governor-General (1948-1951) then Prime Minister (1951-1953), born on July 19, 1894
http://pakistanherald.com/Profile/Khawaja-Nazimuddin-1176

1969 : Birth of Lee Seung-shin, Korean actress
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1800416/
http://asianmediawiki.com/Lee_Seung-Shin

1970: Tunku Abdul Rahman resigns from Prime Minister of Malaysia
http://www.thefamouspeople.com/profiles/tunku-abdul-rahman-93.php

1972: Henry Kissinger proposes to Nguen Van Thieu a cease-fire, but the Vietnamese president rejects it as a treason
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/president-thieu-turns-down-peace-proposal

1980: In South Korea, in a referendum, 92 % of the voters approve a new constitution that includes the dissolution of the national assembly and of all the political parties
http://countrystudies.us/south-korea/23.htm

1981: Founding congress of the Nepal Workers and Peasants Organization faction led by Hareram Sharma and D.P. Singh
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nepal_Workers_and_Peasants_Organisation_(Hareram_Sharma)

1984: Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, accuses «foreign powers» to help Sikh activists in Punjab

1985: Death of Chinese general Xu Shiyou, born in 1905
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xu_Shiyou
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/10147.html
https://www.jstor.org/stable/44288968?seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents
http://articles.chicagotribune.com/1985-10-24/news/8503120957_1_martial-arts-commanded-communist-party

1986: Death of Ye Jianying, Chinese general and politician
http://www.nytimes.com/1986/10/22/obituaries/marshal-ye-juanying-90-dies-former-chinese-head-of-state.html
http://wiki.china.org.cn/wiki/index.php/Ye_Jianying
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/10149.html

1988: Birth of Matt Evans, Filipino actor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matt_Evans
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2381071/

1989: In Cambodia, Khmer Rouge occupy Pailin

1998: Pakistan’s carpet weaving industry announced that they would begin to phase out child labor

1998: Indian actor Ajit Khan dies from a cardiac arrest
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ajit_Khan
http://www.rediff.com/movies/2003/aug/25ajit.htm

1999: China ends its first-ever human rights conference in which it defied western definitions of civil liberties

2005: Death of Yon Hyong-muk, North Korea’s Prime Minister (1989-1992)
http://www.globalsecurity.org/wmd/library/news/dprk/2005/dprk-051025-kcna06.htm

2006: Death of Choi Kyu-ha, Prime Minister, then president of South Korea (1979-1980), born on July 16, 1919
http://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Choi_Kyu-ha

2006: Death of Indian film director Manoj Punj
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manoj_Punj

 

2007: Raid on Anuradhapura Air Force Base, is carried out by 21 Tamil Tiger commandos, all except one died in this attack, 8 Sri Lankan Air Force planes are destroyed and 10 damaged
http://intellibriefs.blogspot.com/2007/10/lttes-anuradhapura-raid-bravery.html

2008: India launches its first unmanned lunar mission Chandrayaan-1
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chandrayaan-1

2009: Nearly 6,000 Tamil refugees are released from Sri Lanka’s main camp for war-displaced people, officials say
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/8320392.stm

2013: The Sultan of Brunei introduces a new code of sharia law which could see stonings introduced for adultery, amputations for thefts and public flogging for drinking alcohol.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/brunei/10395702/Brunei-introduces-death-by-stoning-under-new-Islamic-laws.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-24624166

2013: The Chinese government issues a white paper on west China’s Tibet Autonomous Region, detailing its comprehensive development and rapid progress in the past 60-odd years.
http://www.euronews.com/2013/10/22/china-claims-tibet-is-flourishing-and-its-people-happy-and-healthy/

2013: Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi finally receives the EU’s Sakharov rights prize she won in 1990 at the height of a brutal military crackdown, but said her work was not yet done
http://edition.cnn.com/2013/10/22/world/europe/suu-kyi-prize/
 2013-10-22 Aung-San-Suu-Kyi Sakharov

2014: South Korea dismantles a Christmas tree-shaped tower near the border with North Korea which had previously been used for a seasonal lights show that drew angry protests from the atheist regime in Pyongyang
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-29718662