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

This Day in History: Mukden Tiger Warlord Assassinated by Japan

On June 4, 1928, a train carrying warlord Zhang Zuolin from Beijing to Shenyang was ripped apart by a huge explosion.

by Ned Kelly, 04 June 2021

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

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