This Week in History: Hong Kong Handed Back to China

On July 1, 1997, China resumed its control of Hong Kong after 156 years of British rule.

by Adrienne Hoe, 02 July 2018

This Day in History: Zhu Jianhua Sets High Jump Record

On June 11, 1983 Shanghai-born high jumper Zhu Jianhua cleared 2.37m at a meet in Beijing, setting a new world record.

by Ned Kelly, 11 June 2018

This Day in History: The May 30 Incident

The 1925 event would incite a series of strikes and riots that brought the Chinese economy to a standstill.

by Ned Kelly, 30 May 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: Shanghai's Tilanqiao Prison Opens

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

by Ned Kelly, 18 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

This Day in History: Hainan Island Becomes a Province

On April 13, 1988, Hainan Island and its surrounding island groups, formerly a division of Guangdong, were declared an independent province.

by Jesse Pottinger, 13 April 2018

This Day in History: When Charlie Chaplin Came to China

The King of Comedy's fly-by 1936 visit to the Pearl of the Orient.

by Ned Kelly, 08 March 2018

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