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C. 07-22 North Korean boomerang defector said life in South was 'hell' North Korea
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  South Korea proposes rare military talks with North Korea  South has proposed holding military talks with the North, after weeks of heightened tension following Pyongyang's long range missile test   Hong Kong marks 20 years since handover to China  The Chinese president has sworn in the new leader of Hong Kong, Carrie Lam, as the territory marks 20 years since its handover to China from Britain Otto Warmbier: North Korea releases jailed US student 'in coma'  US student Otto Warmbier has been freed from jail in North Korea, but his parents say he has been in a coma for a year Jakarta governor given 2-year prison sentence for blasphemy Park Geun-hye: Court ousts scandal-hit president


July 2017 ... more > Top ^
Sat.  Manila  Duterte: Martial law extended in Mindanao
 North Korea  North Korean boomerang defector said life in South was 'hell'
Wed.  North Korea  North Korea firing squad carries out public executions in school yards
Jul. 16   South Korea
Jul. 2  Southern China  South China Sea: China calls USS Stethem warship 'a provocation'


June 2017 ... more > Top ^
Jun. 30   Hong Kong  
Jun.13   North Korea


May 2017 ... more > Top ^
May.17  Japan  Princess Mako to lose royal status by marrying commoner
May.9  South Korea  South Korea's Moon Jae-in sworn in vowing to address North
May.8   Jakarta


March 2017 ... more > Top ^
Mar.9   South Korea
  South Korea's President Park Geun-hye has become the country's first democratically elected leader to be forced from office
Mar.7  Beijing  China calls on N Korea to suspend missile and nuclear tests Mar.6   Malaysia Malaysia and N Korea in tit-for-tax exit bans

February 2017 ... more > Top ^
Feb.14   Malaysia   Kim Jong Un's half-brother reportedly assassinated in Malaysia
Map of Kuala Lumpur International Airport Kuala Lumpur Malaysia
  Kim Jong Nam was attacked by two unidentified women who stabbed him with 'poisoned needles' at a Malaysian airport before fleeing


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November 2016 ... more > Top ^
Nov.15  Jakarta  'Ahok': Police name Jakarta governor as blasphemy suspect Nov.1   South Korea President Park reshuffles S Korean cabinet amid scandal  Park Geun-hye has named a new prime minister and finance minister amid a scandal that threatens to bring down her administration

October 2016 ... more > Top ^
Oct.13   Bangkok Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej Dies at 88
Map of Siriraj Hospital Bangkok Thailand  Bhumibol took over after World War II and led Thailand for the past 70 years; he was the modern world's longest-reigning living monarch

August 2016 ... more > Top ^
Aug.8   Tokyo Japan's Emperor Akihito hints at wish to abdicate


May 2016 ... more > Top ^
May.9  Manila  Hardliner Rodrigo Duterte 'set for presidency' May.5  North Korea  North Korea begins rare party gathering

March 2016 ... more > Top ^
Mar.10  Japan  Japan tsunami: Country marks fifth anniversary

January 2016 ... more > Top ^
Jan.16  Taiwan  Tsai Ing-wen elected Taiwan's first female president Jan.5   North Korea   North Korea announces hydrogen bomb test
  North Korea says it has successfully tested a miniaturised hydrogen bomb which, if confirmed, would be its fourth nuclear test since 2006.    5.1 magnitude quake was detected close...


year 2015 Top ^

Dec.29  North Korea  North Korea official Kim Yang-gon killed in car crash Dec.28   South Korea 'Comfort women': Japan and South Korea hail agreement
Nov.7   Singapore China and Taiwan leaders hail historic talks Oct.29   Beijing China to end one-child policy and allow two Aug.5   Japan Hiroshima marks 70 years since atomic bomb May.12   North Korea North Korea Defence Chief Hyon Yong-chol 'executed'
  Defence Minister Hyon Yong-chol has been executed, South Korea's spy agency has told parliament, according to media reports
Apr.28   Indonesia Indonesia executions: Australia recalls ambassador
Mar.22   Singapore   Singaporeans mourn death of founding father Lee Kuan Yew
  The government announced that Lee, 91, 'passed away peacefully' early Monday at a Singapore hospital.    A frail Lee was hospitalized in ea...
Mar.4   South Korea US ambassador to South Korea injured in slash attack   Mark W. Lippert was slashed by a man screaming about Korean unification Thursday morning in Seoul, and his assailant was immediately detaine... Jan.18   Manila     Six million attend outdoor Pope Francis' Mass
Map of Rizal Park Philippines  Pope Francis has celebrated an outdoor Mass in front of unprecedented crowds. That would be a record for a papal event

year 2014 Top ^

Dec.25  Aceh  Tsunami-hit nations mark anniversary Dec.5  China  China arrests ex-security chief Zhou Yongkang Nov.30  Hong Kong  HK protesters clash with police at government HQ Nov.8  North Korea  North Korea frees detained US men Miller and Bae Oct.13  North Korea  North Korea says leader has reappeared Oct.12   Hong Kong Hong Kong police remove barricades
Oct.9  North Korea  Kim Jong-unís absence fuels speculation about health, coup Oct.1   Hong Kong Protesters target office of Hong Kong's chief executive Sep.28   Hong Kong Tear gas and clashes at HK protest Sep.26   Hong Kong   HK students scuffle with police in chaotic protest  Scores of young pro-democracy activist faced off with riot police after a night of scuffles and arrests over Beijing's refusal to allow reforms Aug.13  South Korea  Pope Francis makes first South Korean visit in 25 years May.19   Bangkok Thailand army declares martial law May.13  South Vietnam  Protest in Vietnam over China rig Mar.25  Beijing  China families vent missing plane fury Feb.19  North Korea  Two Koreas hold family reunions Feb.2  Bangkok  Protests disrupt Thailand election Jan.12   Bangkok Protesters begin Bangkok 'shutdown' Jan.8  North Korea  Rodman sings Happy Birthday to Kim

year 2013 Top ^

Dec.27  Beijing  China reforms one-child policy Dec.14  China  China puts Jade Rabbit rover on Moon Dec.12   North Korea North Korea: Leader's uncle executed   Jang Song Thaek, an uncle of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, has been executed for trying to overthrow the government Dec.4  Bangkok  Protest-hit Thailand marks king's birthday Nov.24   Bangkok Demonstrators fill Bangkok streets
Nov.22   China China establishes 'air-defence zone' over East China Sea   China has demarcated an 'air-defence identification zone' over an area of the East China Sea, covering islands that are also claimed by Japa... Nov.18  Jakarta  Indonesia anger at Australia spy row Nov.16  Southern Philippines  Philippines aid effort gathers pace Sep.21   China Bo Xilai found guilty of corruption Aug.21  China  Bo Xilai: Disgraced politician goes on trial Jun.10   Hong Kong     US spy leaker 'defending liberty'   Edward Snowden, ex-CIA employee has said he acted to 'protect basic liberties for people around the world' in leaking details of US surveillance Apr.9   North Korea   North Korea: It will be 'all-out war'   The top U.S. commander in the Pacific called North Korean violations of Security Council resolutions 'a clear and direct threat to U.S. national... Apr.5  North Korea  N Korea in foreign embassy warning Mar.29   North Korea N Korea in 'state of war' with South  North Korea has said it is entering a 'state of war' with South Korea in its latest escalation of rhetoric against its southern neighbour and... Mar.7  North Korea  N Korea ends peace pacts with South Feb.11   North Korea North Korea confirms nuclear test

year 2012 Top ^

Dec.28   Singapore Woman gang-raped in India dies  A 23-year-old Indian woman, whose gang-rape aboard a bus in New Delhi spawned days of mass protests across India, has died Dec.19  South Korea  Park Geun-hye claims S. Korea presidential victory Dec.16  Japan  Japan's Abe warns on road ahead Nov.14   Beijing   Xi heads new Chinese leadership   Xi Jinping has been confirmed as the man chosen to lead China for the next decade as his elevation to the top of China's ruling Communist Pa... Sep.28  Beijing  China Communist Party ousts Bo Xilau Sep.2  South Korea  'Moonies' founder dies aged 92 Aug.18  Japan  Japanese land on disputed island Apr.27   Beijing China dissident 'in US embassy'   Chen Guangcheng is in the US embassy in Beijing following his dramatic escape from house arrest, fellow activist Hu Jia has told the BBC Mar.26  South Korea  Leaders warn over nuclear threat Mar.10  Northern Japan  Japan marks deadly anniversary

year 2011 Top ^

Dec.29   North Korea N Korea hails Kim's son as leader
Dec.28   North Korea Kim Jong-il state funeral held in N. Korea Dec.18   North Korea     N Korean leader Kim Jong-il dies   North Korean leader Kim Jong-il has died at the age of 69, state-run television in an emotional statement has announced Jul.3  Thailand  Thailand elects its first woman PM Jun.25  Beijing  Leading China activist Hu Jia 'freed'

year 2010 Top ^

Oct.9  North Korea  N. Korea leader, son make appearance Sep.27  North Korea  N Korean leader's son 'promoted' Sep.20   Japan China, Japan relations sour over captain
Aug.25  China  Kim Jong Il making China visit Jun.3  Japan  DPJ chooses Naoto Kan as leader May.19  South Korea  N. Korea responsible for sinking warship May.18  Thailand  Army advances on Bangkok protest site May.14   Thailand Death toll rises amid red-shirt clashes May.13  Thailand  Red-shirt supporter Gen Khattiya shot Apr.10  Thailand  18 killed in Bangkok protests Mar.16  Thailand  Protesters carry blood to PM house

year 2009 Top ^

Sep.15   Japan   Hatoyama takes over as PM  Parliament has formally confirmed Yukio Hatoyama as the prime minister. His Democratic Party of Japan won a huge poll victory last month Aug.30   Taiwan Dalai Lama arrives in Taiwan
Aug.4   North Korea N. Korean leader pardons U.S. journalists May.22   South Korea Ex-S Korea leader 'kills himself' Apr.10   Thailand Thai protests disrupt Asian summit

year 2008 Top ^

Dec.1   Thailand Top Thai court bans ruling party
Sep.9   North Korea Kim missing from parade Jan.26  Jakarta  Former President Suharto dies at 86

year 2007 Top ^

Dec.23  Thailand  Thaksin ally wins Thai election Dec.14  Bali  Climate deal sealed by US U-turn Oct.1  North Korea  President Roh crossed Demilitarized Zone Sep.25  Japan  Lower house elects Fukuda as PM

year 2006 Top ^

Sep.25  Japan  Abe elected as new premier Sep.19  Thailand  Army chief leads coup while PM away Sep.5  Japan  Princess gives birth to boy

year 2005 Top ^

Dec.18  Hong Kong  WTO seals farms deal Sep.11  Japan  Koizumi secures landslide victory May.23  Japan  China rebukes Japan over shrine Apr.9   Beijing Protests target Japan
Feb.16  Japan  Kyoto Protocol comes into force Feb.9  North Korea  N. Korea Admits to Nukes, Out of Talks Jan.16  Beijing  Zhao Ziyang, Purged Chinese leader, dies

year 2004 Top ^

Mar.20  Taiwan  Call for recount as Chen wins

year 2003 Top ^

Oct.15  China  First Manned Space Flight Ends in Success

year 2002 Top ^

Nov.13  Beijing  Zemin, 5 other leaders stepping down

year 2001 Top ^

Jul.23  Indonesia  Megawati takes presidency

year 2000 Top ^

Jun.15  North Korea  Presidents of Koreas sign peace accord


China establishes 'air-defence zone' over East China Sea   China has demarcated an 'air-defence identification zone' over an area of the East China Sea, covering islands that are also claimed by Japa... President Park reshuffles S Korean cabinet amid scandal  Park Geun-hye has named a new prime minister and finance minister amid a scandal that threatens to bring down her administration   Six million attend outdoor Pope Francis' Mass Map of Rizal Park Philippines  Pope Francis has celebrated an outdoor Mass in front of unprecedented crowds. That would be a record for a papal event Park Geun-hye: Court ousts scandal-hit president




East Asia, Politics Aid Timeline ... See World Aid timeline Top ^
2013
Nov.16  Southern Philippines  Philippines aid effort gathers pace




East Asia, Politics Election, Vote Timeline ... See World Election, Vote timeline Top ^
2017
May.9  South Korea  South Korea's Moon Jae-in sworn in vowing to address North
2016
May.9  Manila  Hardliner Rodrigo Duterte 'set for presidency'
Jan.16  Taiwan  Tsai Ing-wen elected Taiwan's first female president
2012
Dec.19  South Korea  Park Geun-hye claims S. Korea presidential victory
2011
Jul.3  Thailand  Thailand elects its first woman PM
2007
Dec.23  Thailand  Thaksin ally wins Thai election
2005
Sep.11  Japan  Koizumi secures landslide victory
2004
Mar.20  Taiwan  Call for recount as Chen wins




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2013
Nov.22   China
2012
Aug.18  Japan  Japanese land on disputed island




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2016
Nov.1   South Korea




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2005
Feb.16  Japan  Kyoto Protocol comes into force




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2015
Jan.18   Manila
2014
Aug.13  South Korea  Pope Francis makes first South Korean visit in 25 years
2012
Sep.2  South Korea  'Moonies' founder dies aged 92




East Asia, Politics Political Law Timeline ... See World Political Law timeline Top ^
2017
Mar.9   South Korea
  South Korea's President Park Geun-hye has become the country's first democratically elected leader to be forced from office
2008 Dec.1   Thailand Top Thai court bans ruling party



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2016 May.5  North Korea  North Korea begins rare party gathering



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2017 Jun. 30   Hong Kong   Hong Kong marks 20 years since handover to China
  The Chinese president has sworn in the new leader of Hong Kong, Carrie Lam, as the territory marks 20 years since its handover to China from Britain 2016 Mar.10  Japan  Japan tsunami: Country marks fifth anniversary 2015 Aug.5   Japan Hiroshima marks 70 years since atomic bomb 2014 Dec.25  Aceh  Tsunami-hit nations mark anniversary 2012 Mar.10  Northern Japan  Japan marks deadly anniversary



East Asia, Politics Warning Timeline ... See World Warning timeline Top ^
2017 Jul. 2  Southern China  South China Sea: China calls USS Stethem warship 'a provocation' Mar.7  Beijing  China calls on N Korea to suspend missile and nuclear tests 2013 Apr.5  North Korea  N Korea in foreign embassy warning 2012 Dec.16  Japan  Japan's Abe warns on road ahead



East Asia, Politics Political Probe Timeline ... See World Political Probe timeline Top ^
2010 May.19  South Korea  N. Korea responsible for sinking warship



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2017 Sat.  North Korea  North Korean boomerang defector said life in South was 'hell' Mar.6   Malaysia Malaysia and N Korea in tit-for-tax exit bans




East Asia, Politics Visit Timeline ... See World Visit timeline Top ^
2014 Jan.8  North Korea  Rodman sings Happy Birthday to Kim 2010 Aug.25  China  Kim Jong Il making China visit 2009 Aug.30   Taiwan Dalai Lama arrives in Taiwan
2007 Oct.1  North Korea  President Roh crossed Demilitarized Zone 2005 May.23  Japan  China rebukes Japan over shrine



East Asia, Politics Agreement Timeline ... See World Agreement timeline Top ^
2015 Dec.28   South Korea 'Comfort women': Japan and South Korea hail agreement
2007 Dec.14  Bali  Climate deal sealed by US U-turn 2005 Dec.18  Hong Kong  WTO seals farms deal 2000 Jun.15  North Korea  Presidents of Koreas sign peace accord



East Asia, Politics Embassy Timeline ... See World Embassy timeline Top ^
2015 Apr.28   Indonesia Indonesia executions: Australia recalls ambassador
Mar.4   South Korea US ambassador to South Korea injured in slash attack   Mark W. Lippert was slashed by a man screaming about Korean unification Thursday morning in Seoul, and his assailant was immediately detaine...



East Asia, Politics Human Rights Timeline ... See World Human Rights timeline Top ^
2017 Wed.  North Korea  North Korea firing squad carries out public executions in school yards Jun.13   North Korea Otto Warmbier: North Korea releases jailed US student 'in coma'  US student Otto Warmbier has been freed from jail in North Korea, but his parents say he has been in a coma for a year 2015 Oct.29   Beijing China to end one-child policy and allow two
2014 Nov.8  North Korea  North Korea frees detained US men Miller and Bae Feb.19  North Korea  Two Koreas hold family reunions 2013 Jun.10   Hong Kong   US spy leaker 'defending liberty'
  Edward Snowden, ex-CIA employee has said he acted to 'protect basic liberties for people around the world' in leaking details of US surveillance 2012 Apr.27   Beijing China dissident 'in US embassy'   Chen Guangcheng is in the US embassy in Beijing following his dramatic escape from house arrest, fellow activist Hu Jia has told the BBC 2011 Jun.25  Beijing  Leading China activist Hu Jia 'freed' 2009 Aug.4   North Korea N. Korean leader pardons U.S. journalists



East Asia, Politics Talks Timeline ... See World Talks timeline Top ^
2017 Jul. 16   South Korea   South Korea proposes rare military talks with North Korea  South has proposed holding military talks with the North, after weeks of heightened tension following Pyongyang's long range missile test 2015 Nov.7   Singapore China and Taiwan leaders hail historic talks
2005 Feb.9  North Korea  N. Korea Admits to Nukes, Out of Talks



East Asia, Politics Royal Timeline ... See World Royal timeline Top ^
2017 May.17  Japan  Princess Mako to lose royal status by marrying commoner 2016 Aug.8   Tokyo Japan's Emperor Akihito hints at wish to abdicate
2013 Dec.4  Bangkok  Protest-hit Thailand marks king's birthday 2006 Sep.5  Japan  Princess gives birth to boy



East Asia, Politics Political Leaders Timeline ... See World Political Leaders timeline Top ^
2017 May.8   Jakarta Jakarta governor given 2-year prison sentence for blasphemy
Feb.14   Malaysia   Kim Jong Un's half-brother reportedly assassinated in Malaysia
Map of Kuala Lumpur International Airport Kuala Lumpur Malaysia
  Kim Jong Nam was attacked by two unidentified women who stabbed him with 'poisoned needles' at a Malaysian airport before fleeing
2016 Nov.15  Jakarta  'Ahok': Police name Jakarta governor as blasphemy suspect 2015 May.12   North Korea North Korea Defence Chief Hyon Yong-chol 'executed'
  Defence Minister Hyon Yong-chol has been executed, South Korea's spy agency has told parliament, according to media reports
2014 Dec.5  China  China arrests ex-security chief Zhou Yongkang Oct.13  North Korea  North Korea says leader has reappeared Oct.9  North Korea  Kim Jong-unís absence fuels speculation about health, coup 2013 Dec.12   North Korea North Korea: Leader's uncle executed   Jang Song Thaek, an uncle of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, has been executed for trying to overthrow the government Sep.21   China Bo Xilai found guilty of corruption
Aug.21  China  Bo Xilai: Disgraced politician goes on trial 2012 Nov.14   Beijing   Xi heads new Chinese leadership   Xi Jinping has been confirmed as the man chosen to lead China for the next decade as his elevation to the top of China's ruling Communist Pa... Sep.28  Beijing  China Communist Party ousts Bo Xilau 2011 Dec.29   North Korea N Korea hails Kim's son as leader 2010 Oct.9  North Korea  N. Korea leader, son make appearance Sep.27  North Korea  N Korean leader's son 'promoted' Jun.3  Japan  DPJ chooses Naoto Kan as leader 2009 Sep.15   Japan Hatoyama takes over as PM  Parliament has formally confirmed Yukio Hatoyama as the prime minister. His Democratic Party of Japan won a huge poll victory last month 2008 Sep.9   North Korea Kim missing from parade 2006 Sep.25  Japan  Abe elected as new premier 2002 Nov.13  Beijing  Zemin, 5 other leaders stepping down 2001 Jul.23  Indonesia  Megawati takes presidency



East Asia, Politics Protest Timeline ... See World Protest timeline Top ^
2014 Nov.30  Hong Kong  HK protesters clash with police at government HQ Oct.12   Hong Kong Hong Kong police remove barricades
Oct.1   Hong Kong Protesters target office of Hong Kong's chief executive Sep.28   Hong Kong Tear gas and clashes at HK protest Sep.26   Hong Kong HK students scuffle with police in chaotic protest  Scores of young pro-democracy activist faced off with riot police after a night of scuffles and arrests over Beijing's refusal to allow reforms May.13  South Vietnam  Protest in Vietnam over China rig Mar.25  Beijing  China families vent missing plane fury Feb.2  Bangkok  Protests disrupt Thailand election Jan.12   Bangkok Protesters begin Bangkok 'shutdown' 2013 Nov.24   Bangkok Demonstrators fill Bangkok streets 2010 May.18  Thailand  Army advances on Bangkok protest site May.14   Thailand Death toll rises amid red-shirt clashes May.13  Thailand  Red-shirt supporter Gen Khattiya shot Apr.10  Thailand  18 killed in Bangkok protests Mar.16  Thailand  Protesters carry blood to PM house 2009 Apr.10   Thailand Thai protests disrupt Asian summit 2005 Apr.9   Beijing Protests target Japan



East Asia, Politics Space Exploration Timeline ... See World Space Exploration timeline Top ^
2013 Dec.14  China  China puts Jade Rabbit rover on Moon 2003 Oct.15  China  First Manned Space Flight Ends in Success



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2017 Sat.  Manila  Duterte: Martial law extended in Mindanao 2014 May.19   Bangkok Thailand army declares martial law




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2016 Jan.5   North Korea North Korea announces hydrogen bomb test
  North Korea says it has successfully tested a miniaturised hydrogen bomb which, if confirmed, would be its fourth nuclear test since 2006.    5.1 magnitude quake was detected close...
2013 Feb.11   North Korea North Korea confirms nuclear test
2012 Mar.26  South Korea  Leaders warn over nuclear threat



East Asia, Politics Obituary Timeline ... See World Obituary timeline Top ^
2016 Oct.13   Bangkok Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej Dies at 88 Map of Siriraj Hospital Bangkok Thailand  Bhumibol took over after World War II and led Thailand for the past 70 years; he was the modern world's longest-reigning living monarch 2015 Dec.29  North Korea  North Korea official Kim Yang-gon killed in car crash Mar.22   Singapore Singaporeans mourn death of founding father Lee Kuan Yew
  The government announced that Lee, 91, 'passed away peacefully' early Monday at a Singapore hospital.    A frail Lee was hospitalized in ea...
2012 Dec.28   Singapore Woman gang-raped in India dies  A 23-year-old Indian woman, whose gang-rape aboard a bus in New Delhi spawned days of mass protests across India, has died 2011 Dec.28   North Korea Kim Jong-il state funeral held in N. Korea
Dec.18   North Korea   N Korean leader Kim Jong-il dies   North Korean leader Kim Jong-il has died at the age of 69, state-run television in an emotional statement has announced 2009 May.22   South Korea Ex-S Korea leader 'kills himself' 2008 Jan.26  Jakarta  Former President Suharto dies at 86 2005 Jan.16  Beijing  Zhao Ziyang, Purged Chinese leader, dies



East Asia, Politics Parliament Timeline ... See World Parliament timeline Top ^
2013 Dec.27  Beijing  China reforms one-child policy 2007 Sep.25  Japan  Lower house elects Fukuda as PM