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: Shanghai Jews Fleeing Nazi Persecution

The total number Jews arriving at the open port of Shanghai by sea and land between November 1938 and 1941 is estimated at 20,000.

by Ned Kelly, 19 August 2022

Meet the Siberian Weasel, China's Urban Rat Catcher

Shanghai’s number one rat catcher

by Ned Kelly, 22 April 2021

This Day in History: Founding of the Communist Party of China

The Communist Party of China turns 100 this month, founded in Shanghai in July 1921.

by Ned Kelly, 23 July 2022

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

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

by Ned Kelly, 23 July 2022

This Day in History: China Star Li Ning Shines at 1984 Olympics

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

by Ned Kelly, 28 July 2022

James Bond's Chinese Connections

The 007 Sino files.

by Ned Kelly, 13 November 2015

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 2022

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