This Day in History: Haicheng Earthquake Prediction World First

On February 4, 1975, Chinese authorities claim to be the first to successfully predict an earthquake.

by Ned Kelly, 05 February 2021

This Day In History: Mao Coins Communist Slogan Serve the People

Though death befalls all men alike, it may be weightier than Mount Tai or lighter than a feather...

by Ned Kelly, 08 September 2020

On This Day: Japanese Take Shanghai’s International Settlement

An inside look at the Japanese takeover of Shanghai's International Settlement, which began on December 8, 1941.

by Mark Felton, 08 December 2020

This Day in History: The Rolling Stones First-Ever China Show

Keith Richards: “I feel like Marco Polo!”

by Ned Kelly, 08 April 2021

This Week in History: The Coup of Empress Dowager Cixi

The 1861 power grab of the woman who went on to control the Qing Dynasty.

by Ned Kelly, 10 November 2020

This Day in History: Shanghai's Ward Road Jail/Tilanqiao Prison Opens

Shanghai's only downtown jail was nicknamed 'Alcatraz of the Orient' for its tough reputation.

by Ned Kelly, 18 May 2020

This Day 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 2020

This Day in History: China's Otherworldly 'Alien Sky Spiral' of 1981

A giant spiral in the sky, a spiral allegedly seen by 10 million people in Sichuan and Yunnan provinces.

by Matthew Bossons, 24 July 2020

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