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

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

by James Griffiths, 03 December 2021

This Day in History: China's Deadliest Maritime Disaster

The sinking of SS Kiangya was the world's worst maritime disaster unrelated to military action.

by Ned Kelly, 03 December 2021

This Day in History: The Discovery of Peking Man

And its mysterious disappearance in World War II...

by Ned Kelly, 02 December 2021

This Day in History: China Ends the Eunuch Era

Finally banned in 1924, the system had endured for over 3,000 years and through 25 dynasties.

by Ned Kelly, 25 November 2021

This Day in History: The Founding of the Shanghai Rugby Club

From the 1860s to the final kick of the International Settlement era.

by Simon Drakeford, 25 November 2021

This Day in History: Shanghai's Trams and Trolley Systems

Shanghai's first trolley bus started operations on November 14, 1914.

by That's, 14 November 2021

This Day in History: When Albert Einstein Came to Shanghai

On arrival the Swedish consulate reiterated that he had officially been awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics.

by Ned Kelly, 13 November 2021

This Day in History: China’s First KFC Opens by Tiananmen Square

On November 12, 1987, KFC made its debut in China near Qianmen in Beijing.

by Emily Guzman, 12 November 2021

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