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B. 01-26 Former President Suharto dies at 86 Jakarta
2. 01-30 Stranded take buses anywhere China
05-12 Quake death toll 50,000 Sichuan
4. 06-21 Ferry hit by typhoon Sibuyan, Philippines
F. 08-08 China kicks off Olympics Ceremony Beijing
G. 08-16 Phelps wins historic eighth gold Beijing
H. 09-09 Kim missing from parade Pyongyang, North Korea
8. 09-14 Death toll from landslide reaches 254 China
9. 09-17 3 babies dead, 6,200 ill from milk formula China

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Former President Suharto dies at 86 Stranded take buses anywhere   Quake death toll 50,000
Jan.12  Taiwan  Opposition sweep to victory
Jan.26   Jakarta
Jan.30   China
Feb.10  East Timor  President Ramos-Horta shot at home
Feb.19  Japan  Marine suspected of rape
Feb.27  Thailand  Thaksin taken into police custody
Mar.6  Thailand  Thailand holds Russian 'top arms dealer'
Mar.8  Malaysia  Election setback for PM
Mar.22  Taiwan  Opposition triumphs in elections
Apr.9  Thailand  54 Myanmar migrants suffocate in freezer
Apr.21  Indonesia  Court sentences key militant
May.3  China  China on alert over deadly child virus
May.12   Sichuan
  80 percent of the buildings collapsed in the Beichuan Qiang Autonomous County after the 7.8-magnitude quake
 Several hundred students are also feared to be buried in collapsed school buildings. 'Five million' homeless in quake. A frightened schoolgirl was pulled safely from the rubble of a school dormitory. More than 4.3 million homes collapsed or sustained damage
May.13  Sichuan  Rescuers reach epicentre
May.15  Sichuan  President Hu Jintao visits quake area
May.16  Sichuan  'Five million' homeless in quake
May.27  Sichuan  Aftershocks demolish homes
Jun.4  Sichuan  Water behind 'quake lake' at top of dam
Jun.7  Japan  Oil crisis dominates G8 meeting
 Tokyo  Tokyo man goes on stabbing spree
Jun.14  Northern Japan  Powerful earthquake strikes
Jun.21   Philippines
Jun.22  Philippines  Hundreds trapped in capsized ferry
Jun.25  South Korea  South Korea lifts ban on US beef
Jun.26  North Korea  N. Korea releases details of nucl. Program
Jul.6  Northern Japan  G-8 summit opens with focus on Africa
Jul.15  Malaysia  Anwar Ibrahim arrested
Jul.25  Manila  Hole forces Qantas plane to land
Jul.30  Beijing  Web curbs for Olympic journalists
Aug.8   Beijing
  China opened the 29th Olympic Games with stunning fireworks as the Asian nation kicked off the biggest and most scrutinized Games in history
Aug.12  Beijing  Phelps becomes greatest Olympian Aug.16  Beijing  Bolt surges to gold in new record   Beijing Phelps wins historic eighth gold Aug.22  Beijing  Bolt grabs third gold and record  Beijing  Argentina - second straight soccer gold Aug.24  Beijing  Spectacular finale climaxes Games Sep.1  Japan  Beleaguered PM Fukuda resigns Sep.9   North Korea Kim missing from parade Sep.14   China Death toll from landslide reaches 254 Sep.17   China 3 babies dead, 6,200 ill from milk formula  Drinking formula tainted with the same chemical involved in a massive pet food recall last year by Mengniu Dairy Group Sep.24  North Korea  Nuclear plant seals removed Sep.27   China Astronaut takes China's first spacewalk Oct.6  Thailand  Police fire tear gas at Bangkok protesters Nov.8  Indonesia  Indonesia 'executes' Bali bombers Dec.1   Thailand Top Thai court bans ruling party Dec.3  Thailand  Thai flights resume after week of protests Dec.31  Thailand  Dozens killed in nightclub fire



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Opposition sweep to victory
Former President Suharto dies at 86
Thaksin taken into police custody
Election setback for PM
Opposition triumphs in elections
President Hu Jintao visits quake area
N. Korea releases details of nucl. Program
Anwar Ibrahim arrested
Web curbs for Olympic journalists
Beleaguered PM Fukuda resigns
Kim missing from parade
Nuclear plant seals removed
Police fire tear gas at Bangkok protesters
Top Thai court bans ruling party
Stranded take buses anywhere
54 Myanmar migrants suffocate in freezer
China on alert over deadly child virus
Quake death toll 50,000
Rescuers reach epicentre
President Hu Jintao visits quake area
'Five million' homeless in quake
Aftershocks demolish homes
Water behind 'quake lake' at top of dam
Ferry hit by typhoon
Hole forces Qantas plane to land
Death toll from landslide reaches 254
3 babies dead, 6,200 ill from milk formula
Dozens killed in nightclub fire
Web curbs for Olympic journalists
China kicks off Olympics Ceremony
Phelps becomes greatest Olympian
Phelps wins historic eighth gold
Bolt surges to gold in new record
Bolt grabs third gold and record
Argentina - second straight soccer gold
Spectacular finale climaxes Games
China to expand lethal injections
President Ramos-Horta shot at home
Marine suspected of rape
Thailand holds Russian 'top arms dealer'
Court sentences key militant
Tokyo man goes on stabbing spree
Anwar Ibrahim arrested
Indonesia 'executes' Bali bombers
Share prices fall on Asia markets
Oil crisis dominates G8 meeting
South Korea lifts ban on US beef
Thai flights resume after week of protests
China
China locks down restive regions
President Hu Jintao visits quake area
Web curbs for Olympic journalists
Stranded take buses anywhere
China on alert over deadly child virus
Quake death toll 50,000
Rescuers reach epicentre
President Hu Jintao visits quake area
'Five million' homeless in quake
Death toll from landslide reaches 254
3 babies dead, 6,200 ill from milk formula
Web curbs for Olympic journalists
China kicks off Olympics Ceremony
Phelps becomes greatest Olympian
Phelps wins historic eighth gold
Bolt surges to gold in new record
Bolt grabs third gold and record
Spectacular finale climaxes Games
China to expand lethal injections
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Southeast Asia
Former President Suharto dies at 86
Thaksin taken into police custody
Election setback for PM
Anwar Ibrahim arrested
Police fire tear gas at Bangkok protesters
Top Thai court bans ruling party
54 Myanmar migrants suffocate in freezer
Ferry hit by typhoon
Hundreds trapped in capsized ferry
Hole forces Qantas plane to land
Dozens killed in nightclub fire
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President Ramos-Horta shot at home
Thailand holds Russian 'top arms dealer'
Court sentences key militant
Anwar Ibrahim arrested
Indonesia 'executes' Bali bombers
Thai flights resume after week of protests
Beijing
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Web curbs for Olympic journalists
China kicks off Olympics Ceremony
Phelps wins historic eighth gold
Bolt grabs third gold and record
Spectacular finale climaxes Games
China to expand lethal injections
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Thailand
Thaksin taken into police custody
Police fire tear gas at Bangkok protesters
Top Thai court bans ruling party
54 Myanmar migrants suffocate in freezer
Dozens killed in nightclub fire
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Thailand holds Russian 'top arms dealer'
Thai flights resume after week of protests
Japan
G-8 summit opens with focus on Africa
Beleaguered PM Fukuda resigns
Powerful earthquake strikes
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Marine suspected of rape
Tokyo man goes on stabbing spree
Share prices fall on Asia markets
Oil crisis dominates G8 meeting
Southern China
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Quake death toll 50,000
Rescuers reach epicentre
President Hu Jintao visits quake area
'Five million' homeless in quake
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Suharto suffers 'alarming' decline
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Opposition sweep to victory   Former President Suharto dies at 86


January 2008 ... more > Top ^
Jan.2  Beijing  China to expand lethal injections
Jan.5  Indonesia  Suharto rushed to hospital
Jan.11  Indonesia  Suharto suffers 'alarming' decline
Jan.12   Taiwan
Jan.26   Jakarta  
  Former dictator Haji Muhammad Suharto, the 'smiling general' who ruled his country with an iron fist for 3 decades died at a hospital in Jakarta
Jan.27  Japan  Share prices fall on Asia markets Jan.28  China  Brutal winter affects millions Jan.30   China   Stranded take buses anywhere
  Crowds at some of major train stations thinned slightly as thousands took advantage of a break in the nation's worst weather for 50 years


February 2008 ... more > Top ^
Feb.10   East Timor   President Ramos-Horta shot at home   Jose Ramos-Horta is undergoing emergency surgery after his house in the capital came under attack. He was shot in the stomach during the sho... Feb.19   Japan Marine suspected of rape Feb.27   Thailand Thaksin taken into police custody

March 2008 ... more > Top ^
Mar.6   Thailand Thailand holds Russian 'top arms dealer'
Mar.8   Malaysia Election setback for PM Mar.20  China  China locks down restive regions Mar.22   Taiwan Opposition triumphs in elections Mar.27  North Korea  N. Korea 'test-fires missiles'

April 2008 ... more > Top ^
Apr.9   Thailand 54 Myanmar migrants suffocate in freezer
Apr.12  China  Taiwan, China hold historic meeting Apr.17  South Korea  S Korea 'due to lift US beef ban' Apr.21   Indonesia Court sentences key militant Apr.25  Japan  Scuffles at torch relay Apr.26  South Korea  Tight security at Seoul torch relay Apr.27  China  Train collision kills at least 66

May 2008 ... more > Top ^
May.3   China   China on alert over deadly child virus   Health Ministry strengthened surveillance and dispatched specialists to the Anhui province as the death toll from a virulent virus climbed to... May.6  Japan  China-Japan leaders hold summit May.12   Sichuan     Quake death toll 50,000
  80 percent of the buildings collapsed in the Beichuan Qiang Autonomous County after the 7.8-magnitude quake
 Several hundred students are also feared to be buried in collapsed school buildings. 'Five million' homeless in quake. A frightened schoolgirl was pulled safely from the rubble of a school dormitory. More than 4.3 million homes collapsed or sustained damage
 Sichuan  Death toll rises in quake May.13  China  Quake death toll tops 12,000   Sichuan Rescuers reach epicentre May.14  Sichuan  Girl pulled from rubble after 50 hours May.15  Sichuan  Quake death toll could reach 50,000   Sichuan     President Hu Jintao visits quake area  Chinese President has flown to south-western Province, where it is feared up to 50,000 people may have died in the earthquake May.16   Sichuan 'Five million' homeless in quake May.17  Sichuan  Quake effort resumes after panic May.18  China  China to mourn quake victims; toll mounts  Singapore  Burma neighbours in cyclone talks May.22  China  Quake death toll passes 50,000 May.23  Sichuan  Quake victims need millions of tents May.27   Sichuan Aftershocks demolish homes May.31  Sichuan  Race against time to drain 'quake lake'

June 2008 ... more > Top ^
Jun.4   Sichuan Water behind 'quake lake' at top of dam
Jun.7   Japan Oil crisis dominates G8 meeting   Tokyo Tokyo man goes on stabbing spree Jun.8  Japan  G8: Oil prices could spur global recession Jun.9  Sichuan  Quake lake 'now draining' Jun.14   Northern Japan Powerful earthquake strikes  Sichuan  1 million flee from floods; 55 dead Jun.21   Philippines   Ferry hit by typhoon Map of Sibuyan Philippines
  Fears are growing for more than 700 passengers on Princess of Stars which officials say has capsized in the wake of a typhoon Fengshen.    A rescue vessel was expected to reach stranded ferry by late Su...
Jun.22   Philippines Hundreds trapped in capsized ferry  Philippines  Stricken ferry 'survivors found' Jun.23  Philippines  Divers yet to find ferry survivors Jun.25   South Korea   South Korea lifts ban on US beef  South Korea has formally lifted an import ban, allowing meat from young cattle to be shipped into the country Jun.26   North Korea N. Korea releases details of nucl. Program

July 2008 ... more > Top ^
Jul.3  Taiwan  Direct China-Taiwan flights begin Jul.6   Northern Japan   G-8 summit opens with focus on Africa   Africa was in the spotlight, as leaders from the world's major economic powers gathered for an annual summit Jul.8  Northern Japan  G8 to seek sanctions on Zimbabwe  Northern Japan  Summit approves climate 'vision' Jul.15   Malaysia Anwar Ibrahim arrested
 South Korea  Ex-Samsung boss convicted Jul.25   Manila   Hole forces Qantas plane to land  A passenger plane en route from London to Melbourne has made an emergency landing after a large hole appeared in its fuselage Jul.30   Beijing   Web curbs for Olympic journalists  Journalists covering the Olympic Games will not have completely uncensored access to the internet  Thailand  Thaksin's wife guilty of tax evasion

August 2008 ... more > Top ^
Aug.1  Beijing  President pleas for politics-free Games Aug.5  Beijing  Olympic relay in climax Aug.6  Beijing  100,000 police on guard for Olympics  Thailand  Bush chides China over human rights Aug.8   Beijing   China kicks off Olympics Ceremony
  China opened the 29th Olympic Games with stunning fireworks as the Asian nation kicked off the biggest and most scrutinized Games in history
Aug.11  Beijing  Phelps wins 3rd gold in 200 free Aug.12   Beijing Phelps becomes greatest Olympian
Aug.14  Beijing  Liukin wins all-around gold in gymnastics Aug.16   Beijing Bolt surges to gold in new record   Beijing     Phelps wins historic eighth gold
  23-year-old Michael Phelps won his 8th Olympic gold medal of the Beijing Games to beat Spitz's 1972 record of 7, with victory in the 4x100m medley.    He teamed up with Aaron Peirsol, Brendan Hansen and Jason Lezak to claim the historic gold in a new world record time. Phelps swam 17 times over 9 days and set wo...
Aug.20  Beijing  Former Chinese leader Hua Guofeng dies Aug.22   Beijing   Bolt grabs third gold and record  Usain Bolt made a 3rd world record after Jamaica claimed men's 4x100m relay gold by a huge margin to set a new benchmark of 37   Beijing Argentina - second straight soccer gold Aug.23  Beijing  Bekele storms to Olympic double Aug.24   Beijing   Spectacular finale climaxes Games   Grand fireworks and spectacular choreography brought to a close the Games as one of the most remarkable Olympics in recent history  Beijing  U.S. beat Spain to win basketball gold Aug.30  Thailand  Thai PM Samak refuses to resign

September 2008 ... more > Top ^
Sep.1   Japan Beleaguered PM Fukuda resigns
Sep.8  China  Landslide kills 34 in Shanxi Sep.9   North Korea     Kim missing from parade Map of Pyongyang North Korea
  There is growing speculation about the health of Kim Jong-il, 66, after he failed to attend a huge martial parade in Pyongyang
Sep.10  Northern Japan  Major quakes hit Japan and Indonesia Sep.14   China   Death toll from landslide reaches 254
  Rescue workers continue to recover more bodie from a mud and rock slide that occurred at an unlicensed mine
Sep.15  Japan  Lehman collapse hits Asian shares Sep.17   China   3 babies dead, 6,200 ill from milk formula
  Drinking formula tainted with the same chemical involved in a massive pet food recall last year by Mengniu Dairy Group
 1,300 infants are hospitalized with illnesses including malnutrition, kidney stones and acute renal failure
Sep.18  China  Tests find liquid milk tainted Sep.19  China  'All-out effort' for babies Sep.20  China  Fire at club leaves 43 dead Sep.24   North Korea   Nuclear plant seals removed  IAEA: N. Korea has made another move toward possibly restarting its suspended nuclear program Sep.27   China   Astronaut takes China's first spacewalk
  A Chinese astronaut has completed his country's first-ever spacewalk as part of a program that is starting to rival the U.St. and Russia.    Zhai Zhigang waved to a camera as he emerged from the hatch of the Shenzhou-7 sp...
Sep.29  Japan  Asian markets fall on U.S. bailout failure

October 2008 ... more > Top ^
Oct.1  South Korea  Two Koreas end brief military talks Oct.3  China  Lung disease 'to kill 83m' Oct.6   Thailand Police fire tear gas at Bangkok protesters Oct.7  Japan  More turmoil hits Asian markets Oct.9  Tokyo  Asian stocks hit after Dow plunge Oct.15  Cambodia  Cambodian-Thai stand-off Oct.24  Beijing  Asia-Europe Meeting convenes Oct.28  North Korea  North Korea will turn South into 'debris'

November 2008 ... more > Top ^
Nov.8   Indonesia   Indonesia 'executes' Bali bombers  3 Islamic militants condemned to death for the 2002 bombings which killed 202 people have been executed by firing squad Nov.11  Taiwan  Ex-president held over corruption claims Nov.25  Thailand  Blasts hit Bangkok's airports Nov.26  Thailand  PM rejects calls for elections Nov.29  Thailand  Blast hits government house

December 2008 ... more > Top ^
Dec.1   Thailand   Top Thai court bans ruling party
  Constitutional court has dissolved the People Power Party and 2 of its coalition partners for fraud during the last election.    The parties' leaders, including Prime Minister Wongsawat, were banned from politics for 5 years; mos...
 China  Melamine death toll rises Dec.2  Thailand  Protesters to end siege as PM ousted  Thailand  Demonstrators leave airports Dec.3   Thailand Thai flights resume after week of protests Dec.14  Thailand  Thai parliament picks new PM Dec.21  Beijing  China to provide $19B to Taiwan firms Dec.25  Japan  Japan's industrial output plunges Dec.27  Beijing  China dairies to compensate victims Dec.31   Thailand   Dozens killed in nightclub fire  At least 59 people were killed in a fire that broke out at one of most upscale nightclubs, where about 1,000 revelers were ringing in the new...


Marine suspected of rape Thailand holds Russian 'top arms dealer' Stranded take buses anywhere




East Asia, 2008 War & Army Timeline ... See World War & Army timeline Top ^
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Feb.19   Japan
Mar.6   Thailand
Mar.27  North Korea  N. Korea 'test-fires missiles'
Oct.1  South Korea  Two Koreas end brief military talks
Oct.15  Cambodia  Cambodian-Thai stand-off
Oct.28  North Korea  North Korea will turn South into 'debris'




East Asia, 2008 Disasters Timeline ... See World Disasters timeline Top ^
2008
Jan.28  China  Brutal winter affects millions
Jan.30   China
  Crowds at some of major train stations thinned slightly as thousands took advantage of a break in the nation's worst weather for 50 years
Apr.9   Thailand 54 Myanmar migrants suffocate in freezer
Apr.27  China  Train collision kills at least 66 May.3   China China on alert over deadly child virus   Health Ministry strengthened surveillance and dispatched specialists to the Anhui province as the death toll from a virulent virus climbed to... May.12   Sichuan   Quake death toll 50,000
  80 percent of the buildings collapsed in the Beichuan Qiang Autonomous County after the 7.8-magnitude quake
 Several hundred students are also feared to be buried in collapsed school buildings. 'Five million' homeless in quake. A frightened schoolgirl was pulled safely from the rubble of a school dormitory. More than 4.3 million homes collapsed or sustained damage
May.12  Sichuan  Death toll rises in quake May.13  China  Quake death toll tops 12,000 May.13   Sichuan Rescuers reach epicentre May.14  Sichuan  Girl pulled from rubble after 50 hours May.15  Sichuan  Quake death toll could reach 50,000 May.15   Sichuan   President Hu Jintao visits quake area  Chinese President has flown to south-western Province, where it is feared up to 50,000 people may have died in the earthquake May.16   Sichuan 'Five million' homeless in quake May.17  Sichuan  Quake effort resumes after panic May.18  China  China to mourn quake victims; toll mounts May.18  Singapore  Burma neighbours in cyclone talks May.22  China  Quake death toll passes 50,000 May.23  Sichuan  Quake victims need millions of tents May.27   Sichuan Aftershocks demolish homes May.31  Sichuan  Race against time to drain 'quake lake' Jun.4   Sichuan Water behind 'quake lake' at top of dam Jun.9  Sichuan  Quake lake 'now draining' Jun.14   Northern Japan Powerful earthquake strikes Jun.14  Sichuan  1 million flee from floods; 55 dead Jun.21   Philippines Ferry hit by typhoon Map of Sibuyan Philippines
  Fears are growing for more than 700 passengers on Princess of Stars which officials say has capsized in the wake of a typhoon Fengshen.    A rescue vessel was expected to reach stranded ferry by late Su...
Jun.22   Philippines Hundreds trapped in capsized ferry Jun.22  Philippines  Stricken ferry 'survivors found' Jun.23  Philippines  Divers yet to find ferry survivors Jul.25   Manila Hole forces Qantas plane to land  A passenger plane en route from London to Melbourne has made an emergency landing after a large hole appeared in its fuselage Sep.8  China  Landslide kills 34 in Shanxi Sep.10  Northern Japan  Major quakes hit Japan and Indonesia Sep.14   China Death toll from landslide reaches 254
  Rescue workers continue to recover more bodie from a mud and rock slide that occurred at an unlicensed mine
Sep.17   China 3 babies dead, 6,200 ill from milk formula
  Drinking formula tainted with the same chemical involved in a massive pet food recall last year by Mengniu Dairy Group
 1,300 infants are hospitalized with illnesses including malnutrition, kidney stones and acute renal failure
Sep.18  China  Tests find liquid milk tainted Sep.19  China  'All-out effort' for babies Sep.20  China  Fire at club leaves 43 dead Oct.3  China  Lung disease 'to kill 83m' Dec.1  China  Melamine death toll rises Dec.27  Beijing  China dairies to compensate victims Dec.31   Thailand Dozens killed in nightclub fire  At least 59 people were killed in a fire that broke out at one of most upscale nightclubs, where about 1,000 revelers were ringing in the new...



East Asia, 2008 Sports Timeline ... See World Sports timeline Top ^
2008 Apr.25  Japan  Scuffles at torch relay Apr.26  South Korea  Tight security at Seoul torch relay Jul.30   Beijing Web curbs for Olympic journalists  Journalists covering the Olympic Games will not have completely uncensored access to the internet Aug.1  Beijing  President pleas for politics-free Games Aug.5  Beijing  Olympic relay in climax Aug.6  Beijing  100,000 police on guard for Olympics Aug.8   Beijing China kicks off Olympics Ceremony
  China opened the 29th Olympic Games with stunning fireworks as the Asian nation kicked off the biggest and most scrutinized Games in history
Aug.11  Beijing  Phelps wins 3rd gold in 200 free Aug.12   Beijing Phelps becomes greatest Olympian Aug.14  Beijing  Liukin wins all-around gold in gymnastics Aug.16   Beijing Bolt surges to gold in new record Aug.16   Beijing   Phelps wins historic eighth gold
  23-year-old Michael Phelps won his 8th Olympic gold medal of the Beijing Games to beat Spitz's 1972 record of 7, with victory in the 4x100m medley.    He teamed up with Aaron Peirsol, Brendan Hansen and Jason Lezak to claim the historic gold in a new world record time. Phelps swam 17 times over 9 days and set wo...
Aug.22   Beijing Bolt grabs third gold and record  Usain Bolt made a 3rd world record after Jamaica claimed men's 4x100m relay gold by a huge margin to set a new benchmark of 37 Aug.22   Beijing Argentina - second straight soccer gold Aug.23  Beijing  Bekele storms to Olympic double Aug.24   Beijing Spectacular finale climaxes Games   Grand fireworks and spectacular choreography brought to a close the Games as one of the most remarkable Olympics in recent history Aug.24  Beijing  U.S. beat Spain to win basketball gold



East Asia, 2008 Business Timeline ... See World Business timeline Top ^
2008 Jan.27  Japan  Share prices fall on Asia markets Apr.17  South Korea  S Korea 'due to lift US beef ban' May.31  Sichuan  Race against time to drain 'quake lake' Jun.7   Japan Oil crisis dominates G8 meeting
Jun.8  Japan  G8: Oil prices could spur global recession Jun.25   South Korea South Korea lifts ban on US beef  South Korea has formally lifted an import ban, allowing meat from young cattle to be shipped into the country Jul.3  Taiwan  Direct China-Taiwan flights begin Jul.15  South Korea  Ex-Samsung boss convicted Aug.24   Beijing Spectacular finale climaxes Games   Grand fireworks and spectacular choreography brought to a close the Games as one of the most remarkable Olympics in recent history Sep.15  Japan  Lehman collapse hits Asian shares Sep.17   China 3 babies dead, 6,200 ill from milk formula
  Drinking formula tainted with the same chemical involved in a massive pet food recall last year by Mengniu Dairy Group
 1,300 infants are hospitalized with illnesses including malnutrition, kidney stones and acute renal failure
Sep.18  China  Tests find liquid milk tainted Sep.29  Japan  Asian markets fall on U.S. bailout failure Oct.7  Japan  More turmoil hits Asian markets Oct.9  Tokyo  Asian stocks hit after Dow plunge Dec.3   Thailand Thai flights resume after week of protests Dec.21  Beijing  China to provide $19B to Taiwan firms Dec.25  Japan  Japan's industrial output plunges Dec.27  Beijing  China dairies to compensate victims



East Asia, 2008 Crime Timeline ... See World Crime timeline Top ^
2008 Jan.2  Beijing  China to expand lethal injections Feb.10   East Timor President Ramos-Horta shot at home   Jose Ramos-Horta is undergoing emergency surgery after his house in the capital came under attack. He was shot in the stomach during the sho... Feb.19   Japan Marine suspected of rape
Mar.6   Thailand Thailand holds Russian 'top arms dealer' Apr.21   Indonesia Court sentences key militant Jun.7   Tokyo Tokyo man goes on stabbing spree Jul.15   Malaysia Anwar Ibrahim arrested Jul.15  South Korea  Ex-Samsung boss convicted Jul.30  Thailand  Thaksin's wife guilty of tax evasion Nov.8   Indonesia Indonesia 'executes' Bali bombers  3 Islamic militants condemned to death for the 2002 bombings which killed 202 people have been executed by firing squad Nov.11  Taiwan  Ex-president held over corruption claims Nov.25  Thailand  Blasts hit Bangkok's airports Nov.29  Thailand  Blast hits government house



East Asia, 2008 Politics Timeline ... See World Politics timeline Top ^
2008 Jan.5  Indonesia  Suharto rushed to hospital Jan.11  Indonesia  Suharto suffers 'alarming' decline Jan.12   Taiwan Opposition sweep to victory
Jan.26   Jakarta   Former President Suharto dies at 86
  Former dictator Haji Muhammad Suharto, the 'smiling general' who ruled his country with an iron fist for 3 decades died at a hospital in Jakarta
Feb.27   Thailand Thaksin taken into police custody Mar.8   Malaysia Election setback for PM Mar.20  China  China locks down restive regions Mar.22   Taiwan Opposition triumphs in elections Apr.9   Thailand 54 Myanmar migrants suffocate in freezer Apr.12  China  Taiwan, China hold historic meeting Apr.25  Japan  Scuffles at torch relay Apr.26  South Korea  Tight security at Seoul torch relay May.6  Japan  China-Japan leaders hold summit May.15   Sichuan   President Hu Jintao visits quake area  Chinese President has flown to south-western Province, where it is feared up to 50,000 people may have died in the earthquake May.18  China  China to mourn quake victims; toll mounts May.18  Singapore  Burma neighbours in cyclone talks Jun.26   North Korea N. Korea releases details of nucl. Program Jul.6   Northern Japan G-8 summit opens with focus on Africa   Africa was in the spotlight, as leaders from the world's major economic powers gathered for an annual summit Jul.8  Northern Japan  G8 to seek sanctions on Zimbabwe Jul.8  Northern Japan  Summit approves climate 'vision' Jul.15   Malaysia Anwar Ibrahim arrested Jul.30   Beijing Web curbs for Olympic journalists  Journalists covering the Olympic Games will not have completely uncensored access to the internet Aug.1  Beijing  President pleas for politics-free Games Aug.6  Beijing  100,000 police on guard for Olympics Aug.6  Thailand  Bush chides China over human rights Aug.20  Beijing  Former Chinese leader Hua Guofeng dies Aug.30  Thailand  Thai PM Samak refuses to resign Sep.1   Japan Beleaguered PM Fukuda resigns Sep.9   North Korea   Kim missing from parade Map of Pyongyang North Korea
  There is growing speculation about the health of Kim Jong-il, 66, after he failed to attend a huge martial parade in Pyongyang
Sep.24   North Korea Nuclear plant seals removed  IAEA: N. Korea has made another move toward possibly restarting its suspended nuclear program Sep.27   China Astronaut takes China's first spacewalk
  A Chinese astronaut has completed his country's first-ever spacewalk as part of a program that is starting to rival the U.St. and Russia.    Zhai Zhigang waved to a camera as he emerged from the hatch of the Shenzhou-7 sp...
Oct.1  South Korea  Two Koreas end brief military talks Oct.6   Thailand Police fire tear gas at Bangkok protesters
Oct.24  Beijing  Asia-Europe Meeting convenes Oct.28  North Korea  North Korea will turn South into 'debris' Nov.26  Thailand  PM rejects calls for elections Dec.1   Thailand Top Thai court bans ruling party
  Constitutional court has dissolved the People Power Party and 2 of its coalition partners for fraud during the last election.    The parties' leaders, including Prime Minister Wongsawat, were banned from politics for 5 years; mos...
Dec.2  Thailand  Protesters to end siege as PM ousted Dec.2  Thailand  Demonstrators leave airports Dec.14  Thailand  Thai parliament picks new PM