This Day in History: Shanghai's Yongkang Lu Bar Street Shut Down

On July 11, 2016, a Shanghai mayor vowed to close down the city's most infamous bar street, kickstarting a dramatic shutdown.

by Bridget O'Donnell, 09 July 2021

This Week in History: The Marco Polo Bridge Incident

On July 7, 1937, the cataclysmic event that led to the start of the Second Sino-Japanese War.

by Steve George, 08 July 2021

This Day in History: Hong Kong Handover From UK to China

On July 1, 1997, China resumed its control of Hong Kong after 156 years of British rule.

by Adrienne Hoe, 01 July 2021

This Day in History: Artist Chiang Yee Honored with Blue Plaque

Only the third blue plaque honoring a Chinese person.

by Paul French, 29 June 2021

The Canidrome of Frenchtown: When Shanghai Went to the Dogs

Greyhounds, monkey jockeys, football riots, dance floor brawls, political rallies, mass executions and denunciations.

by Ned Kelly, 22 June 2021

This Day in History: China Develops the Hydrogen Bomb

June 1967 sees China become the world's fourth thermonuclear power.

by Ned Kelly, 14 June 2021

This Day in History: Zhu Jianhua Sets High Jump Record

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, 11 June 2021

This Day in History: Did This Chinese Man Have Sex With an Alien?

There's strange, and then there's this story...

by Matthew Bossons, 07 June 2021

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