this day in 1915, Japan issued its
‘Twenty-One Demands’ to the Republic of China. This came during a period
of Japanese expansion in East Asia, as the country aimed to increase
its power in the region. Japan’s imperial desires followed the nation’s
forcible opening to international trade by American
Commodore Perry in the mid-nineteeth-century, ending hundreds years of
the sakoku policy of isolation. The demands were drafted under Prime Minister Ōkuma
Shigenobu and were presented to China’s General Yuan Shikai as an
ultimatum, threatening China with war if they failed to comply. They
included expanding Japan’s influence in southern Manchuria, the right of
extraterritoriality, disallowing China from giving any land to
countries other than Japan, and, lastly, the introduction of Japanese
advisers to the Chinese government to essentially manage the whole
economy. China objected to the last section and the Japanese
revised the demands, presenting them again to China, who accepted
the ultimatum in May 1915. Japan’s actions distanced the nation from
its allies in Britain and the United States, who opposed this
imperialist diplomacy. The Demands contributed to a growing anger
towards Japan among Chinese people, giving rise to an incipient
nationalism. At the Washington Conference in 1921-1922, Japan agreed to
withdraw troops from China and restore the nation’s sovereignty, thus
essentially nullifying the Twenty-One Demands.
Landing holiday in Guangzhou China (ST fans new year party)!I am the sponsor.Had fun yesterday 😎😝I prepare the activities for two months，Gold to know everyone enjoy the party.It’s my first Star Trek day in 2017 🤗😋
Boyang Jin (CHN) || 2016 Four Continents Championships (SP | FS)
First skater to land 1) four quads in a free skate, 2) three different types of quads in a free skate, and 3) six quads total in a short program and free skate in international ISU competition. Boyang is also the first skater to land a 4Lz3T combo, first achieved at 2015 Cup of China.
Shenzhou-11 departs space station, prepares for reentry.
After more than 30 days at the miniature space lab, Shenzhou-11 undocked from Tiangong-2 at 11:21pm EST. Chen Dong and Jing Haipeng are scheduled to reenter and land in China around 12:33am EST Friday, November 18.
Tiangong-2 will not be visited by another human mission, but April 2017 will see the first flight of the automated
resupply freighter dock to the station. This will test out the spacecraft’s systems ahead of entering operational service to the future Chinese Space Station.
Got a lot of time? Here’s five of the most quality anime you’ve probably never watched.
1. Seirei No Moribito
Based on the Moribito light novel series, Seirei No Moribito (Guardian of the Spirit) follows the journey of the female bodyguard Balsa Yonsa, who vowed to atone for eight deaths by saving eight lives. The eight life she must protect is Prince Chagum’s, a boy who possesses the spirit of a demon that is said to bring drought to the kingdom. With vivid imperial Japan landscape, folk elements and music, gripping, complex characters, ridiculously beautiful fighting animation, and truthful writing, Seirei No Moribito brings a story still as refreshing as it was 8 years ago (19 if we’re going by the novel.)
Based on the award-winning manga by Yasuhisa Hara is a fictional take of the epic conquest of Qin Shi Huang, the first emperor of China, to unite the warring kingdoms of the land, starting from his journey as the boy-king Ei Sei (Chinese: Ying Zheng.) Shin (Xin), a slave boy dreaming to become the greatest general under the heavens, becomes intertwined with Sei’s destiny after his closest friend and only family is tragically killed for having the same face as Sei. Action-packed, humorous, tragic, historical, intriguing, political, and touching, Kingdom is popular in Japan and has earned a world record through the support of other artists, including famous mangaka and voice actors.