By Ian Preston

Profiles the foremost political occasions within the histories of the nations of primary, South and East Asia

* someone chronology for every kingdom of the region
* offers a concise profile of occasions from early heritage as much as the mid-twentieth century in addition to providing better element on more moderen occasions

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20 April 1974: The People’s Republic of China and Japan signed a civil aviation agreement providing for the establishment of air services between the two countries and beyond. On the same day Taiwan terminated its air links with Japan. 31 May 1974: China and Malaysia announced the establishment of diplomatic relations. 17 June 1974: China carried out its 16th nuclear test since 1964. 13–17 January 1975: The Chinese National People’s Congress met in Beijing for the first time in 10 years. The Congress adopted a new, simplified constitution of 30 articles.

August 1985: Bangladesh and Burma completed work on the demarcation of their common border, in accordance with an agreement signed in May 1979. September 1985: A five-party political alliance, the National Front (comprising the Jana Dal, the United People’s Party, the Gonotantrik Party, the Bangladesh Muslim League Bangladesh 21 and a breakaway section of the BNP) was formed to promote government policies. January 1986: The ban on political activity was ended. The National Front became the Jatiya Dal (National Party).

28 April 1992: The Government signed an agreement with Myanmar (formerly Burma), providing for the repatriation of 200,000 Rohingya Muslims, who had sought refuge in Bangladesh. 12 August 1992: The Government of Khalida Zia survived a vote of ‘no confidence’ in the Jatiya Sangsad. 7 June 1993: Former President Ershad and his wife received a sentence of seven years’ imprisonment for corruption. 12 September 1993: A minor government reorganization took place. 4 October 1993: The formation of a socialist alliance by 10 minor parties was Bangladesh 23 announced.

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