This Week in History: Pamela Werner Murdered in Old Peking

An undercover sex cult, heroin addicts and disappearing brothels; the truth behind the crime can now be told.

by Paul French, 10 January 2022

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 2022

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 2021

This Day in History: Nelson Mandela's Changing Relationship with China

South African leader's close links with the Middle Kingdom.

by James Griffiths, 03 December 2021

This Day in History: China's Deadliest Maritime Disaster

The sinking of SS Kiangya was the world's worst maritime disaster unrelated to military action.

by Ned Kelly, 03 December 2021

This Day in History: China Ends the Eunuch Era

Finally banned in 1924, the system had endured for over 3,000 years and through 25 dynasties.

by Ned Kelly, 25 November 2021

This Day in History: The Chain-Smoking Socialite & the Panda

And the incredible story of the American socialite who became the first person to bring a giant panda to the US.

by That's, 09 November 2021

This Day 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, 02 November 2021

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