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, 09 June 2023
On June 4, 1928, a train carrying warlord Zhang Zuolin from Beijing to Shenyang was ripped apart by a huge explosion.
by Ned Kelly, 05 June 2023
The capture of famed foreigners and journalists made this a major international event in China's history.
by Tristin Zhang, 04 May 2023
When Mao Zedong famously declared "Women hold up half the sky."
by Ned Kelly, 26 April 2023
Mao sent Nixon a pair of pandas.
by Ned Kelly, 14 April 2023
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 2023
Keith Richards: “I feel like Marco Polo!”
by Ned Kelly, 07 April 2023