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, 23 December 2018

Explainer: Why Beijing Gets Central Heating Yet the South is Left in the Cold

When the ancient Huai River-Qin Mountains Line and the days of central planning combine...

by Ned Kelly, 12 December 2018

This Week in History: The Discovery of Peking Man

And its mysterious disappearance in World War II...

by Ned Kelly, 05 December 2018

This Day in History: China's Deadliest Maritime Disaster

The world's worst maritime disaster unrelated to military action happened at the mouth of the Huangpu.

by Ned Kelly, 04 December 2018

This Day in History: Shanghai Closes to Jews Fleeing Nazi Persecution

The total number Jews arriving at the open port of Shanghai by sea and land between November 1938 and 1941 is estimated at 20,000.

by Ned Kelly, 21 August 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: 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

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