This Day in History: Hainan Island Becomes a Province

On April 13, 1988, Hainan Island and its surrounding island groups, formerly a division of Guangdong, were declared an independent province.

by Jesse Pottinger, 13 April 2021

Explainer: Mao Zedong or Mao Tse-tung? We Have the Answer

On paper, the Great Helmsman hasn't always had the same name.

by Jesse Pottinger, 26 August 2019

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