This Day in History: Shanghai's Ward Road Jail/Tilanqiao Prison Opens

Shanghai's only downtown jail was nicknamed 'Alcatraz of the Orient' for its tough reputation.

by Ned Kelly, 18 May 2020

This Day in History: US Passes Chinese Exclusion Act

The act effectively ended Chinese immigration to the US for 60 years.

by Ned Kelly, 06 May 2020

This Day in History: China Enacts New Marriage Law

When Mao Zedong famously declared "Women hold up half the sky."

by Ned Kelly, 01 May 2020

This Day in History: Shanghai's Trams and Trolley Systems

Shanghai's first trolley bus started operations on November 14, 1914.

by That's, 14 November 2019

This Day in History: The Founding of Shekou Industrial Zone

On January 31, 1979, the Chinese government agreed to establish the Shekou Industrial Zone.

by Bryan Grogan, 31 January 2019

This Day in History: PRC Admitted into the UN

On October 25, 1971, the PRC was admitted into the UN.

by Tye Donaldson, 25 October 2018

This Day in History: When Muhammad Ali Came to China

Praying in the Great Mosque of Xi'an and sparring with a Brawl on the Bund referee: a look back on the 1985 visit of The Greatest to the Middle Kingdom

by Ned Kelly, 20 May 2018

This Day in History: The Deadly 2008 Earthquake Strikes Sichuan

Today marks the 10th anniversary of the deadly Sichuan Earthquake, a catastrophic event that rocked China and claimed over 80,000 lives.

by Tabatha Baylis, 12 May 2018

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