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This Week in History: China's Devastating 2008 Winter Storms

Ice storms wiped out electricity and transportation for millions of households in south-central China back in 2008.

by Joshua Cawthorpe, 27 January 2021

This Day in History: Anna May Wong's Shanghai Express

The first Chinese-American movie star's struggle for acceptance in the land of her ancestors.

by Ned Kelly, 14 January 2021

This Day in History: Google Announces Exit from China Market

Google's China-based google.cn search webpage, launched in 2006, had a turbulent time operating on the Chinese mainland.

by Ryan Gandolfo, 12 January 2021

This Day in History: China's First Post-Cultural Revolution Ad

The ad men follow on from the mad men.

by Ned Kelly, 04 January 2021

This Day in History: Down to the Countryside Movement Launched

Chairman Mao proclaims 'We too have two hands, let us not laze about in the city.'

by Ned Kelly, 22 December 2020

This Day in History: Massive Haiyuan Earthquake Devastates Gansu

Statistics released in 2010 show at least 273,400 were killed by the earthquake in Gansu, with Haiyuan losing 73,604 people, nearly half of the county’s entire population.

by Jonathan Zhong, 16 December 2020

The Curious History of China's Inside-Painted Snuff Bottle

The quaint little pieces of art have an interesting backstory, one which weaves together the history of tobacco, royalty and art in China. Today, inside-painting of snuff bottles is...

by Alistair Baker-Brian, 11 December 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 2020

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