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By Ian Preston

Profiles the main political occasions within the histories of the international locations of important, South and East Asia

* a person chronology for every kingdom of the region
* presents a concise profile of occasions from early heritage as much as the mid-twentieth century in addition to proposing higher aspect on newer occasions

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Bhutan 31 24–27 December 2000: Lyonpo Jigme Yozer Thinley visited Nepal for talks concerning plans to repatriate 100,000 ethnic Nepalese and Hindu refugees living in camps in northeastern Nepal, who had been expelled from Bhutan in the early 1990s. At the conclusion of the negotiations, Thinley conceded that refugees should be identified on a family basis, as preferred by Nepal, rather than individually, as Bhutan had originally demanded. 12 March 2001: A joint Bhutanese-Nepalese committee began the process of verifying the refugee status of inhabitants of one of the camps in Nepal.

A political chronology of Central, South and East Asia 18 bloodless coup. -Gen. Ziaur Rahman (Gen. Zia), Chief of Army Staff. Parliament was dissolved and power passed to the chiefs of staff of the three armed services. August 1976: The Government permitted the resumption, subject to certain restrictions, of political activities, which had been banned since August 1975. 26 August 1976: A UN hearing began of the Government’s dispute with India over the latter’s diversion of the River Ganges’ waters.

20 October 1969: Peace negotiations over border incidents between the People’s Republic of China and the Soviet Union opened in Beijing. 24 April 1970: China’s first earth satellite was launched into orbit. 13 October 1970: Canada established full diplomatic relations with the People’s Republic of China; relations with Taiwan (the Republic of China) were broken off. 15 July 1971: President Richard Nixon of the USA announced that he would visit the People’s Republic of China in February 1972. 26 October 1971: The People’s Republic of China was admitted by a convincing margin to the UN as one of the five permanent members of the Security Council, and Taiwan, which claimed to be the sole representative of China at the UN, was expelled.

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