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Year China Outside of China
214 BC
秦ZZZZZZZZ両Z幡Z
Guangdong province incorporated into China. Established three quon (ZZZ) or prefectures, Guilin (桡ZZZZ), Nanhai (ZZZ浡Z), Cheung (象Z). The Siyi (ZZZZZZ) area was part of Nanhai.

This year also marked the start of the largest known construction project ever undertaken by mankind, the Great Wall of China. It stretches about 1,500 miles (2,400 kilometers) across northern China.

222 AD
ZZZZ武ZZ幡Z
Established Pingyi County (平夷ZZZ), the forerunner of Xinhui County (ZZZZ縡Z). The name is a good indication of the area's condition since Yi (夡Z) was the ancient Chinese term for barbarian. First year of Maximinus I's rule.
280 AD
ZZZ太康ZZZ幡Z
Pingyi County was renamed Xinyi County (ZZ夷ZZZ).
420
ZZZZZZZZZ亡Z幡Z
First official usage of the name Xinhui County (ZZZZZZZ).
618
ZZZ武德ZZZ幡Z
Lee Yun (ZZZ淡Z) established the Tang Dynasty (ZZZZZZ) with the capital at Ch'ang-an (ZZZZ).
701
ZZZZZ大足ZZ幡Z
ZZZZZZZZZZZ幡Z
One of China's greatest poet, Li Bai (ZZZZZZ), born. The end of the Umayyad dynasty (661-701AD), founded by the governor of Syria, a general of Mu'awyah.
743
ZZZ天寶両Z幡Z
Li Bai was appointed to Yu-lin (翰ZZ価Z奡Z). The year before, Pepin the Short's son Carolus Magnus or Charlemagne is born in Aachen (Aix-la-Chapelle) on April 2.

Buddhism became a state cult in Japan

746
ZZZ天寶ZZ年
A disappointed Li Bai left Ch'ang-an and resumed his travelling. Jun 12, The estimated date for the dedication of the Mayan Temple 22 in Copan, (Honduras).
762
ZZZ両ZZZZ両Z幡Z
ZZZ寶ZZZZZ幡Z
Poet Li Bai died. The Abbasid family built Baghdad. They built Baghdad as they wanted to have a powerful new Capital away from the supporters of the Umayyad family, long time ruler of the Muslims.
907
ZZZ天ZZZZZ幡Z
The Tang Dynasty came to a close after 289 years.
1126
审ZZZZ康ZZ幡Z
The Song capital, Keifeng, under siege by the Jin. A force of 200,000 soldiers from all parts of China tried to left the siege. Failed and the emperor sued for peace.

This could well be the year when the Lee clan left Henan for southern China.

1152
审Z紹ZZ廿ZZ幡Z
Chongshan County (中山縡Z) was established from the southeastern portion of Xinhui (ZZZZ縡Z). Louis VII, the king of France, annulled his marriage to Eleanor of Aquitane.

Eleanor of Aquitane married Henry of Anjou

1452
ZZZZZ泰両Z幡Z
Land on the northwestern corner of Xinhui (ZZZZ縡Z) became Shunde County (ZZZ德縣). Frederick III was crowned as the first Habsburg Holy Roman Emperor.
1478
ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ幡Z
The southwestern corner of Xinhui was spinned off to form Enping County (ZZ平縡Z) Hungary gained Moravia and Silesia.

Ivan III incorporated Novgorod into the Duchy of Moscow.

Le Thanh Ton (Vietnam) sacks Luang Prabang (Laos)

1499
ZZZ弡Z治ZZ亡Z幡Z
In Febuary Xinning County (ZZ寧縡Z) was formed by carving a parcel of land from the southern part of Xinhui (ZZZZ縡Z). Perkin Warbeck, pretender to the English throne, was executed by Henry VII.

Switzerland became an independent republic.

1649
渡ZZZZ治Z年
Kaiping County (ZZZ平縣) was established from the land between Xinning (ZZ寧縡Z) and Enping (ZZ平縡Z). In England, Charles I was executed and the start of the Cromwell era.
1732
渡ZZZZ歡ZZZ幡Z
Xinhui County's (ZZZZ縡Z) boundary was redrawn and Hakshan County (鶴山縡Z) was created from the northeastern section. Benjamin Franklin published Poor Richard's Almanac in America

The Derby Mercury newspaper was founded.

Famine in western Japan.

Covent Garden Opera House opened in London.

1857
渡ZZZZZ両Z幡Z
太平天ZZ両Z幡Z
Start of the Second Opium War (第ZZ次ZZZZZZZZZ) which last till 1860 Australia imposed a head tax of £10 on Chinese arrivals
1860
渡ZZZZZZZZ幡Z
太平天ZZZZZ幡Z
The joined British and French forced captured Beijing and set fire to the Imperial Garden (ZZZZZZZZZ). The subsequent Convention of Beijing (中ZZZ京ZZ紡Z,中ZZZZZ京ZZ紡Z) forced China to open Tianjin as trading port to both the British and French, the leasing of Kowloon and a crippling indemnity of 4 million taels of silver to each European power The colony of Vancouver Island introduced legislation proposing a $10 head tax on all Chinese entrants into Canada that was defeated.
1871
渡ZZZZ治ZZ幡Z
Russian forces invaded Xinjing (ZZZZ)

Japanese fishermen arrived in Taiwan and conflicted with the locals.

The B.C. Legislative Council proposed a $50 head tax that was defeated.

Franco-Prussian War
The Siege and Commune of Paris.

The Great Fire of Chicago.

1872
渡ZZZZ治ZZ両Z幡Z
The Shanghai Streamship Company (両Z海輪ZZZZZZZ屡Z) established

Japan invaded Taiwan.

The B.C. Legislature attempted to exclude Chinese labour on public works projects and was defeated.
1875
渡ZZZZ緡ZZZZ幡Z
Korea asked China to mediate on the conflict between Korea and Japan. The Qualifications and Registration of Voters Act was passed, thereby taking away the right of Chinese Canadians to vote in elections in British Columbia.
1878
渡ZZZZ緡ZZZZ幡Z
Peace restored in Xinjing after 15 years of unrest. The B.C. Legislature proposed legislation imposing a $10 special tax on Chinese Canadians. It was passed, but ruled unconstitutional by the courts in British Columbia.
1882
渡ZZZZ緡ZZZ年
Start of the French Indochina War 1882-83

Sino-Korean Treaty (仡Z巡Z梡Z紡Z). Another stage in ongoing conflict of Japan's invasion of Korea. This year marked the present of Chinese troops in Korea

The USA passed the Chinese Exclusion Act
1885
渡ZZZZ緡ZZZZ両Z幡Z
China ceased control of Vietname to the French as stipulated in the 1884 Treaty of Tianjin (天津梡Z紡Z)

China and Japan agreed to withdraw all troops from Korea. In future all events there will be jointly resolved. This effectively ended China's relation with Korea.

The Canadian government imposed a %50 head tax on all Chinese immigrants.
1900
渡ZZZZ緡Z亡ZZZZZZ年
The Boxer Rebellion or Fists of Righteous Harmony (義ZZZZZ) resulted in the sacking of Beijing by a force composed of the British, French, German, Austrian, Russian, Italian, American and Japanese army units (ZZZZZZZZ) The government of Canada passed the Chinese Immigration Act which raised the head tax to $100, effective 1902.
1901
渡ZZZZ緡Z亡ZZZZ両Z幡Z
In order to end foreign powers occupation of Beijing the Qing government was forced to sign the humiliating and sovereignty forfeiting 1901 Treaty. The main contents of the Treaty included: China would pay an indemnity of 450 million taels of silver, with the customs tariffs as the guarantee; the fort at Dagu (天津大沽) was to be demolished and imperialist troops were to be stationed in Beijing and at all strategic points along the railway between Beijing and Shanghaiguan Pass (山海ZZZ); Dongjiaominxiang (ZZZZ氡Z巡Z) of Beijing was designated as the embassies area and all the powers were allowed to send their garrisons for protection and Chinese people were prohibited to reside there Australia passed the Immigration Restriction Act which is better known as the White Australia Policy
1903
渡ZZZZ緡Z亡ZZZZ乡Z幡Z
Russia and Japan declared war on each other over conflicting interest in Manchuria The government of Canada passed the Chinese Immigration Act which raised the head tax to $500, effective 1904.
1914
氡ZZZZ両Z幡Z
Xinning County (ZZ寧縡Z)was renamed to Taishan County (ZZ山縡Z) to avoid conflict with counties elsewhere having the same name. In August war broke out in Europe with England, France and Russia against Austro-Hungary and Germany.
1922
氡ZZZZZZZ両Z幡Z
Dr. Sun Yat-sin (孫中屡Z) left Guangzhou (廡ZZZ)for Shanghai (両Z浡Z).

The Chinese Communist Party held its Second National Congress (ZZZZ仡Z大ZZ).

The Canadian parliament passed a resolution in favour of terminating Chinese immigration effective July 1, 1923.
1923
氡ZZZZZZZ亡Z幡Z
In Shanghai Dr. Sun Yat-sin announced co-operation with the Soviet Union.

Dr. Sun Yat-sin returned to Guangzhou and organized the Revolutionary government (ZZZZZZ).

The Canadian parliament passed the Chinese Immigration Act, banning immigration generally of any Chinese into Canada, with the exception of merchants, university students, Canadian-born Chinese and diplomatic personnel.
1943
氡ZZZZ両ZZZZ亡Z幡Z
Year Six of the eight years war (ZZ年ZZZZZZ) against the Japanese invasion of China (ZZZ侵ZZZ). The United States of America repealed the Chinese Exclusion Act on December 17
1947
氡ZZZZ両ZZZZZZ年
Year Two of the third civil war between the Communists and the ruling Kuomintang (ZZZZZZZZ). Canadian parliament repealed the Chinese Immigration Act, following pressure, e.g. by the Committee for the Repeal of the Chinese Immigration Act, formed by church and labour groups. Chinese immigration was henceforth regulated by the 1930 rules for Asiatics which allowed only the sponsorship of wife and children by Canadian citizens
1973 In the grip of the Cultural Revolution (ZZZZZZZZZZ) unleashed by Mao Zendong (毡Z澤ZZ) in late 1965 Australia finally removed all discriminations contained in the Immigration Restriction Act of 1901

The last US combat soldier left Vietnam

The Watergate Affair of coverups by US President Nixon which eventually led to his resignation

The Arab-Israeli War of 1973 was a war between Israel and Egypt and Syria


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