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

This Day in History: PR China Admitted into the United Nations

On October 25, 1971, the PRC was admitted into the UN.

by Tye Donaldson, 25 October 2021

This Day in History: The Death of Puyi, China’s Last Emperor

Puyi was only 3 years old when he sat on the 'Dragon Throne.'

by Tristin Zhang, 17 October 2021

Opium & Treason: Qi Xieyuan, Shanghai’s Other Forgotten Warlord

Diminutive in stature and with a lazy eye, Qi refused to be overlooked.

by Dan Stein, 15 October 2021

This Day in History: China’s First Man in Space

On this day in 2003, Yang Liwei endured a 21-and-a-half-hour flight, completing 14 orbits of the Earth

by Ned Kelly, 15 October 2021

This Day in History: Queen Elizabeth II Visits China

Joined by gaffe-prone 'Great Wally of China' Prince Philip.

by Ned Kelly, 12 October 2021

This Day in History: China's Qing Dynasty UFO Incident of 1892

‘Red Flame Soaring in the Sky.’

by Ned Kelly, 28 September 2021

Sex, Lies & Saucy Postcards: Wallis Simpson in China

Rumor has it she picked up tricks in the brothels of the East.

by Ned Kelly, 11 September 2021

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