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On 20 May in Chinese history, Hong Kong and Taiwan

ON 20 MAY IN CHINESE HISTORY, HONG KONG AND TAIWAN

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Updated on May 20, 2019

1645: The Manchurian Qing army occupies the city of Yangzhou. Chinese general Shi Kefa refuses to summit. Start of a for 10 days long massacre. Hundred thousands of people get killed by the Qing troops
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yangzhou_massacre
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shi_Kefa

1948: Chiang Kai-shek is formally elected President of the Republic of China
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/President_of_the_Republic_of_China

1950: Birth of Wei Jingsheng, the best known Chinese dissident
http://weijingsheng.org/wei/en.html

1954: Chiang Kai-shek is reelected president of the Republic of China (Taiwan)

1978: Chiang Ching-kuo, son of Chiang Kai-shek, is elected president of the Republic of China (Taiwan), till his death on January 13, 1988
http://www.ee.nthu.edu.tw/~sdyang/BioInfo/Bio_Chiang_CK.htm

1982: Sir Edward Youde takes office as Governor of Hong Kong
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_Youde

1986: In a joint communiqué Lisbon and Beijing announce the beginning of talks on Macao

1989: Chinese Premier Li Peng proclaims the Martial Law in Beijing

1989-05- Li Peng Martial Law

https://www.upi.com/Archives/1989/05/20/China-declares-martial-law/8922611640000/
http://abcnews.go.com/Archives/video/20-1989-china-declares-martial-law-13629321
http://www.tsquare.tv/chronology/MartialLaw.html

 1990: In Taiwan, Lee Teng-hui, elected on March 21, is sworn in as the eighth president 
 http://taiwantoday.tw/news.php?unit=4,29,31,45&post=4599
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/5310.html

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TmEVuKivY80

2000: In Taiwan, Chen Shui-bian becomes the first non KMT president

http://www.who2.com/chenshuibian.html
https://sites.duke.edu/niou/files/2011/06/41.pdf

2004: Chen Shui-bian starts his second mandate as president of the Republic of China (Taiwan)

2008: Ma Ying-jeou is sworn in as president of Taiwan
http://www.chinapost.com.tw/taiwan/national/national-news/2012/05/21/341769/President-Ma.htm

2008-05-20 Ma Ying-jeou

2008: Tsai Ing-wen is elected chairperson of the Democratic Progressive Party, the main opposition party in Taiwan

2012: Taiwan’s President Ma Ying-jeou is sworn in for second term
https://taiwantoday.tw/news.php?unit=2&post=2402

2016: Taiwan’s Tsai Ing-wen sworn in as first female president
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/05/20/taiwan-inaugurates-first-female-president-amid-warnings-from-chi/
http://www.euronews.com/2016/05/20/taiwan-s-first-female-president-tsai-ing-wen-sworn-in/
http://focustaiwan.tw/news/aipl/201605200008.aspx http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20160520_23/
http://taiwantoday.tw/mp.asp?mp=9

On 19 May in Chinese history, Hong Kong and Taiwan

ON 19 MAY IN CHINESE HISTORY, HONG KONG AND TAIWAN

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Updated on May 19, 2019

639: Ashina Jiesheshuai, a Turkish general of the Tang dynasty, and his tribesmen fail to kill Emperor Tai zong at summer Jiucheng Palace
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ashina_Jiesheshuai

Kursad ou Jiesheshuai

1865: Death of Sengge Rinchen, Mongol Qing Dynasty field marshal, born in 1811
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sengge_Rinchen

1883: French Commandant Rivière is killed in the battle of Paper Bridge against the Chinese Black Flags in Tonkin
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Paper_Bridge
http://warfarehistorian.blogspot.fr/2013/12/battle-of-paper-bridge-1883-frances-ill.html

1929: General Feng Yu-Xiang of China declares war on Chiang Kai-shek government
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Feng_Yuxiang

1949: Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek imposes Martial Law on Taiwan
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martial_law_in_Taiwan
https://outreachfortaiwan.org/2015/02/12/taiwan-martial-law/
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/6294902.stm

1964: Birth of Lawrence Ng, Hong Kong actor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lawrence_Ng

1989: A 4:50 am, Chinese communist Party General secretary Zhao Ziyang goes Tian’anmen Square to implore the students to leave


http://www.standoffattiananmen.com/2015/05/pictures-of-1989-zhao-ziyangs-farewell.html
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2009/may/14/zhao-ziyang-china-tiananmen-memoirs

1989: Han Dongfang, a railway worker, becomes the spokesman for China’s first autonomous workers’ union, set up in the Tiananmen square
http://www.wikiwand.com/en/Han_Dongfang
https://www.hrw.org/legacy/campaigns/china/scholars/t15/handongfang.htm

2000: China signs an agreement with Europe Union for its entry in WTO
http://www.ictsd.org/bridges-news/bridges/news/eu-and-china-reach-wto-accession-agreement

2000-05-19 Accord UE pour OMC

2012: China dissident Chen Guangcheng arrives in the US
h ttp://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2012/05/201252035212808683.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-18135039

2016: Two Chinese jet fighters intercepted an American reconnaissance aircraft flying over the South China Sea in what U.S. defense officials characterized as a potentially unsafe maneuver
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/1947204/beijing-and-washington-offer-differing-versions-spy

2017: Chinese fighter jets intercept US ‘sniffer’ plane over disputed territory
http://www.dw.com/en/chinese-fighter-jets-intercept-us-sniffer-plane-over-disputed-territory/a-38897597
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2095015/us-criticises-chinese-military-intercept-nuclear

 

On 9 May in Chinese history, Hong Kong and Taiwan

1999-05-09 manif

ON 9 MAY IN CHINESE HISTORY, HONG KONG AND TAIWAN

Updated on May 9, 2019

1593: A strong Chinese action, combined with strong efforts of Korean national hero Yi Sunshin (1545-1598) forces Japanese to leave Seoul
http://www.badassoftheweek.com/admiralyi.html

1915: Following a Japanese ultimatum, Yuan Shikai accept the humiliating Japanese “21 Demands”
http://thediplomat.com/2015/01/china-japan-and-the-21-demands/
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/4277.html

1932: Pu Yi becomes the puppet leader of Manchukuo
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manchukuo



1951: During the War of Korea, air raid on Chinese positions at Yalu River

1958: Beijing cuts its commercial and cultural links with Japan

1989: Journalists petition the Chinese government for freedom of press

1999: Big demonstrations in China, after the May 7 bombing of China embassy in Belgrade
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/may/9/newsid_2519000/2519271.stm

1999-05-09 manif

2011: Taiwan complains to the World Health Organization (WHO) for being described as a province of China in its internal documents

2013: Japan has protests to China over a newspaper article that called for a review of Japanese sovereignty over Okinawa.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-22460810

2017: Death of former foreign minister and vice-premier Qian Qichen who played key role in return of Hong Kong and Macau to China
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2093817/chinas-outstanding-former-top-diplomat-qian-qichen-dies
http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/1046297.shtml