This Day in History: May 30 Incident Leads to Riots Across China

The 1925 event would incite a series of strikes and riots that brought the Chinese economy to a standstill.

by Ned Kelly, 30 May 2021

Wan Rong, Wife of Last Emperor Puyi and Her 'Progressive' Father

Wan Rong was the wife of China's last emperor Puyi and once lived in Beijing's Mao’er Hutong.

by Alistair Baker-Brian, 27 May 2021

This Day in History: When Muhammad Ali Came to China

Praying in the Great Mosque of Xi'an and sparring with a Brawl on the Bund referee: a look back on the 1985 visit of The Greatest to the Middle Kingdom

by Ned Kelly, 20 May 2021

Shanghai's Infamous Ward Road Gaol – The Alcatraz of the Orient

Conditions inside the Gaol were considered to be some of the harshest in the world.

by Ned Kelly, 18 May 2021

The Story Behind the Charging Bull Statue on the Bund

Arturo Di Modica's "redder, younger and stronger" Wall Street Bull.

by Ned Kelly, 14 May 2021

The Mysterious Death of Chinese Warlord Wu Peifu

Warlord Wu Peifu once lived in Beijing's Shijin Huayuan Hutong until his somewhat mysterious death in 1939.

by Alistair Baker-Brian, 10 May 2021

This Day in History: Train Robbing Bandits & the Lincheng Outrage

The capture of famed foreigners and journalists made this a major international event in China's history.

by Tristin Zhang, 06 May 2021

This Day in History: US Passes Chinese Exclusion Act

The act effectively ended Chinese immigration to the US for 60 years.

by Ned Kelly, 06 May 2021

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