This Day in History: The Funeral of Ruan Lingyu

The Shanghainese silent film star had taken her own life at the age of just 24.

by Ned Kelly, 14 March 2020

This Week 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, 09 March 2020

This Day in History: 'Learn from Lei Feng Day' Campaign Begins

On March 5, 1963, Chairman Mao initiated the 'Follow the examples of Comrade Lei Feng' propaganda campaign.

by That's, 05 March 2020

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

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