This Day in History: Palace of Sino-Soviet Friendship Completed

The 'wedding cake' still stands today with a Soviet star atop its gilded spire.

by Ned Kelly, 05 March 2020

This Day in History: Nixon Signs Shanghai Communique

On February 27, 1972, President Richard Nixon and Premier Zhou Enlai signed the Shanghai Communique, a document that has remained the basis for Sino-American relations ever since.

by Ned Kelly, 27 February 2020

This Day in History: The 2007 China Stock Market Crash

On February 27, 2007 the 'Shanghai Sneeze' triggered major drops in worldwide stock markets.

by Ned Kelly, 27 February 2020

This Day in History: Haicheng Earthquake Prediction World First

On February 4, 1975, Chinese authorities claim to be the first to successfully predict an earthquake.

by Ned Kelly, 04 February 2020

This Week in History: Birth of Wellington Koo, Dapper Diplomat

The first and only Chinese head of state to use a Western name.

by Ned Kelly, 27 January 2020

This Day in History: Anna May Wong's Shanghai Express

The first Chinese-American movie star's struggle for acceptance in the land of her ancestors.

by Ned Kelly, 14 January 2020

This Week in History: China's First Post-Cultural Revolution Advert

The ad men follow on from the mad men.

by Ned Kelly, 06 January 2020

This Week in History: Down to the Countryside Movement

Chairman Mao proclaims 'We too have two hands, let us not laze about in the city.'

by Ned Kelly, 20 December 2019

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