By Ian Preston
Profiles the foremost political occasions within the histories of the nations of valuable, South and East Asia
* someone chronology for every nation of the region
* presents a concise profile of occasions from early background as much as the mid-twentieth century in addition to featuring higher element on more moderen occasions
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14 October 1977: President Zia dissolved the three major political parties: the Socialist Nationalist Party, the Bangladesh Communist Party and the Democratic League. 5 November 1977: An agreement on the division of the Ganges waters at the Farakka barrage was signed in Dhaka, ending a dispute with India. 9 December 1977: A major reorganization of the Council of Advisers (cabinet) was effected; three members were dismissed and seven new appointments were made. 28 April 1978: The border with Burma (Myanmar) was sealed after an influx of between 30,000 and 50,000 Muslim refugees, who were escaping religious persecution.
1728: Jigme Dakpa, beleved to be the first reincarnation of Namgyal, was recognized as Shabdrung. Tibet supported a rival claimant whose forces were subsequently defeated by Dakpa’s supporters. 1729–1730: Bhutan was invaded three times by Tibetan forces. 1760s: The principality of Cooch Behar (now a district of West Bengal, India) and the Assam Duars border region came under the control of Bhutan. 1773: Under the terms of an agreement between Cooch Behar and the British East India Company, the principality became a company dependency.
The Pinyin system for the phonetic transcription of Chinese characters into the roman alphabet was officially introduced. 3 January 1979: It was reported that Communist Party Vice-Chairman Wang Dongxing had been relieved of several important duties. 28–31 January 1979: Vice-Premier Deng Xiaoping made an official visit to the USA. 8 February 1979: China established diplomatic relations with Portugal; the status of Macau was to remain unchanged. 17 February 1979: Chinese troops invaded Viet Nam in protest against the Vietnamese invasion of Kampuchea (now Cambodia), the mass expulsion of ethnic Chinese and border violations.
A Political Chronology of Central, South, and East Asia by Ian Preston