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

Count Gian Galeazzo Ciano, Mussolini's Man in China

"He was a bounder, but bounding is no sin in the sun."

by That's Shanghai, 03 February 2020

This Week in History: Birth of Wellington Koo, Dapper Diplomat

The first and only Chinese head of state to use a Western name.

by Ned Kelly, 27 January 2020

Explainer: Why is Chinese New Year Called 'Spring Festival'?

Why doesn't everyone call it that, and why is there no Winter Festival or Summer Festival?

by Ryan Kilpatrick, 21 January 2020

This Week in History: China's First Post-Cultural Revolution Advert

The ad men follow on from the mad men.

by Ned Kelly, 06 January 2020

This Day in History: Nelson Mandela's Changing Relationship with China

South African leader's close links with the Middle Kingdom.

by James Griffiths, 05 December 2019

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