This Day in History: The 2008 Beijing Olympics Commence

A look back at the first ever Olympics to be hosted in China.

by Grace Mulamba, 08 August 2018

This Day in History: The Founding of Shanghai's Good 8th Company

The 8th Company of Shanghai Garrison, People's Liberation Army was founded on August 6, 1947, and since 1949 it has been stationed on Nanjing Lu.

by That's Shanghai, 06 August 2018

This Day In History: Korean War's Operation Big Switch

The repatriation of remaining prisoners from both sides of the Korean War came with a few surprises.

by Ned Kelly, 05 August 2018

This Day In History: China at the LA Olympics

Defying a Soviet Union-led boycott, Li Ning earns the nickname Prince of Gymnasts.

by Ned Kelly, 28 July 2018

Were Aliens Responsible for China's Otherworldly 'Sky Spiral' of 1981?

A giant spiral in the sky, a spiral allegedly seen by 10 million people in Sichuan and Yunnan provinces.

by Matthew Bossons, 25 July 2018

This Week in History: The Foreign Founder Member of the CPC

The Dutch socialist who attended the First National Congress of the CPC.

by Ned Kelly, 25 July 2018

This Week in History: The Marco Polo Bridge Incident

On July 7, 1937, the cataclysmic event that led to the start of the Second Sino-Japanese War.

by Steve George, 08 July 2018

This Week in History: Founding of the Communist Party

The Communist Party of China turns 97 this month, founded in Shanghai in July 1921.

by Ned Kelly, 02 July 2018

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