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DYK for Wu XiuquanEdit

 On 1 November 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Wu Xiuquan, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that in his 1950 speech at the United Nations, Chinese diplomat Wu Xiuquan demanded that the United States withdraw its forces from Taiwan and Korea? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Wu Xiuquan. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Wu Xiuquan), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Gatoclass (talk) 00:06, 1 November 2019 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Kang LaiyiEdit

  Hello! Your submission of Kang Laiyi at the Did You Know nominations page has been reviewed, and some issues with it may need to be clarified. Please review the comment(s) underneath your nomination's entry and respond there as soon as possible. Thank you for contributing to Did You Know! Achaea (talk) 19:41, 1 November 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Jiang WeipuEdit

 On 4 November 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Jiang Weipu, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Jiang Weipu has been called the "patron saint of lianhuanhua"? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Jiang Weipu. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Jiang Weipu), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Gatoclass (talk) 00:01, 4 November 2019 (UTC)

Central committee age sortsEdit

I think it's quite useful to be able to sort the CPC Central committee by age...spotting up-and-comers on the bottom and mandatory-2022-retirees at the top. Why call it "clutter"? 12.144.5.2 (talk) 22:11, 4 November 2019 (UTC)

I agree it's useful to have a birth year column, but the death year column is useless and occupies valuable space in an already crowded table, as all members are living except for one. Also all the years were bolded, which adds to the visual clutter. -Zanhe (talk) 22:47, 4 November 2019 (UTC)
The death year column will get steadily more useful over time as the people die...as for the bolding it seemed to happen by default and I'd have to write a note in every case to reverse it,I think.To have the birth years unsortable is vexing.12.144.5.2 (talk) 23:50, 4 November 2019 (UTC)
Considering that most of them are in their 50s and 60s, it will be decades before they begin to die in large numbers. And the usefulness of their eventual deaths decades after their terms are over is dubious at best. Again, I do agree with you that the birth year is useful, if the bolding can be removed. -Zanhe (talk) 01:40, 5 November 2019 (UTC)
I've re-added the birth year column and removed the bolding. Cheers, -Zanhe (talk) 02:29, 5 November 2019 (UTC)
Looks like there's now a problem with Li Jiheng.--12.144.5.2 (talk) 02:46, 5 November 2019 (UTC)
Fixed. -Zanhe (talk) 05:55, 5 November 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Ding ShisunEdit

 On 5 November 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Ding Shisun, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Ding Shisun considered his own tenure as President of Peking University a failure, but scholar Ji Xianlin called him one of the two best presidents in the institution's history? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Ding Shisun. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Ding Shisun), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Gatoclass (talk) 00:02, 5 November 2019 (UTC)

DYK nomination of George F. GaoEdit

  Hello! Your submission of George F. Gao at the Did You Know nominations page has been reviewed, and some issues with it may need to be clarified. Please review the comment(s) underneath your nomination's entry and respond there as soon as possible. Thank you for contributing to Did You Know! ƏXPLICIT 03:44, 5 November 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Xia PeisuEdit

 On 6 November 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Xia Peisu, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Xia Peisu (pictured), the "mother of computer science" in China, and her husband Yang Liming, who helped explain magic numbers, were elected to the Chinese Academy of Sciences at the same time? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Xia Peisu. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Xia Peisu), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Gatoclass (talk) 00:01, 6 November 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Yang LimingEdit

 On 6 November 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Yang Liming, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Xia Peisu (pictured), the "mother of computer science" in China, and her husband Yang Liming, who helped explain magic numbers, were elected to the Chinese Academy of Sciences at the same time? You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Yang Liming), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Gatoclass (talk) 00:01, 6 November 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Peng YuxingEdit

 On 8 November 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Peng Yuxing, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Peng Yuxing was a "czar" of China's military–industrial complex? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Peng Yuxing. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Peng Yuxing), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Gatoclass (talk) 00:02, 8 November 2019 (UTC)

Mi FuEdit

What do you mean Xi descent? He was 粟特人 right? That's Sogdian. Tooironic (talk) 03:24, 8 November 2019 (UTC)

@Tooironic: He was described as of "Hu" descent, which is a vague term that often refers to the Sogdian, but his family genealogy actually records his ancestor Mi Xin as a Xi (or Kumo Xi) person. See his biography by Peter Sturman. -Zanhe (talk) 03:35, 8 November 2019 (UTC)
OK. Thanks for the explanation. Cheers. Tooironic (talk) 03:40, 8 November 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Ji XiaochengEdit

 On 9 November 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Ji Xiaocheng, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that paediatrician Ji Xiaocheng co-founded the first neonatal intensive care unit in China? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Ji Xiaocheng. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Ji Xiaocheng), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Gatoclass (talk) 00:01, 9 November 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Zhang ZhenxinEdit

 On 11 November 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Zhang Zhenxin, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Chinese businessman Zhang Zhenxin bought a majority share of the Castlemartyr Resort in Ireland after Kanye West and Kim Kardashian spent part of their honeymoon there? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Zhang Zhenxin. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Zhang Zhenxin), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Gatoclass (talk) 00:01, 11 November 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Tsai Ying-wen (political scientist)Edit

 On 12 November 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Tsai Ying-wen (political scientist), which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Tsai Ying-wen jokingly said that his award-winning book had sold well because readers mistook the author as Taiwanese president Tsai Ing-wen? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Tsai Ying-wen (political scientist). You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Tsai Ying-wen (political scientist)), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Gatoclass (talk) 00:02, 12 November 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Ma WeimingEdit

 On 14 November 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Ma Weiming, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Rear Admiral Ma Weiming has led the development of the electromagnetic catapult system for China's future aircraft carriers? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Ma Weiming. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Ma Weiming), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

valereee (talk) 00:01, 14 November 2019 (UTC)

Wikipedia Asian MonthEdit

Could you please add me to this year's Wikipedia Asian Month? --Donald Trung (talk) 18:44, 15 November 2019 (UTC)

@Donald Trung: Done, see [1]. Cheers! -Zanhe (talk) 02:34, 17 November 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Chen ZhongyiEdit

 On 17 November 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Chen Zhongyi, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Chen Zhongyi, an engineer born in Taiwan and educated in the U.S., taught the future Chinese president Hu Jintao? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Chen Zhongyi. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Chen Zhongyi), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Gatoclass (talk) 00:02, 17 November 2019 (UTC)

about the draft: zhang yanEdit

Hi, I'm the author of draft: zhang yan. I have submitted the second version, but i really want to talk with you about more details of this draft. how can i contact with you?

SheenaZhao (talk) 09:57, 17 November 2019 (UTC)

@SheenaZhao: I've accepted the draft (now at Zhang Yan (oil painter)) after improvements made by yourself and Primefac. The best way to contact me is on my talk page here. Cheers, -Zanhe (talk) 04:59, 18 November 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Xie GaohuaEdit

 On 18 November 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Xie Gaohua, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Xie Gaohua established the Yiwu Market, which has grown into the world's largest small commodities market? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Xie Gaohua. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Xie Gaohua), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 00:01, 18 November 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Xiao Han (minister)Edit

 On 20 November 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Xiao Han (minister), which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Chinese government minister Xiao Han lost two sons in the 1976 Tangshan earthquake? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Xiao Han (minister). You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Xiao Han (minister)), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Gatoclass (talk) 00:02, 20 November 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Pan HandianEdit

 On 21 November 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Pan Handian, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that it took Pan Handian, a winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award in Translation, 27 years to translate Machiavelli's The Prince into Chinese? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Pan Handian. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Pan Handian), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Gatoclass (talk) 00:01, 21 November 2019 (UTC)

Unsourced Claims about the Voynich manuscript and ChineseEdit

Sorry for contacting you so frequently, but I have just now deleted a large section of material on the Voynich manuscript page which was comprised of three paragraphs and an image which were nothing but unsourced claims about alleged connections between Asiatic languages and the Voynich manuscript. The content had been on the website essentially unchallenged since 2004.

I invite you to take a look at my triage work on that page ([2]).

Thanks for any input. Geographyinitiative (talk) 09:09, 23 November 2019 (UTC)

@Geographyinitiative: No problem, but I'm afraid I can't offer any help as I know nothing about the subject. For issues related to linguistics, I'd consult User:Kanguole. -Zanhe (talk) 09:16, 23 November 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Pan Wen-YuanEdit

 On 25 November 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Pan Wen-Yuan, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Pan Wen-Yuan is known as the "father" of the integrated circuit industry in Taiwan despite having never studied, worked for pay, or settled there? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Pan Wen-Yuan. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Pan Wen-Yuan), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Gatoclass (talk) 00:03, 25 November 2019 (UTC)

ITN recognition for Liu ShaheEdit

 On 23 November 2019, In the news was updated with an item that involved the article Liu Shahe, which you nominated and updated. If you know of another recently created or updated article suitable for inclusion in ITN, please suggest it on the candidates page. --valereee (talk) 02:51, 25 November 2019 (UTC)

Claims about Media Influence in TaiwanEdit

Hey, I agree with your undo, but I'd like to ask- is there a page about claims concerning Chinese media influence in Taiwan on the Mandarin Chinese or English Wikipedia? Even if it's just a page about rumors and conspiracies, I have seen a LOT of claims by the DPP about Chinese influence in Taiwanese media (and you saw the quote from Professor Yu), and I'm thinking it should be covered on English Wikipedia. Geographyinitiative (talk) 05:09, 25 November 2019 (UTC)

@Geographyinitiative: It'd be shocking if China (and the US) did NOT try to influence Taiwanese media. Feel free to start an article, although making it neutral would be a tall order, as so much media coverage is driven by partisan agenda. -Zanhe (talk) 05:26, 25 November 2019 (UTC)
I would do this, but there's no "mold" or template to build from- I guess what I'm claiming is, we might need a Chinese interference in the 2020 Taiwan elections page at some point. Tsai's LINE account sends me claims about 'jiaxinwen' on a noticeably frequent basis. Geographyinitiative (talk) 05:34, 25 November 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Li YinEdit

 On 26 November 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Li Yin, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Li Yin's paintings (example shown) were so sought after that as many as forty imitators in her area turned out fakes of her work? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Li Yin. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Li Yin), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

--valereee (talk) 00:02, 26 November 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Duan QingboEdit

 On 27 November 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Duan Qingbo, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Chinese archaeologist Duan Qingbo found that the Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor bore similarities to the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus built a century earlier? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Duan Qingbo. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Duan Qingbo), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Gatoclass (talk) 00:01, 27 November 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Zeng RongshengEdit

 On 28 November 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Zeng Rongsheng, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Zeng Rongsheng organized a Sino-American joint investigation of the geology of the Tibetan Plateau and examined the collision process of the Indian Plate with the Eurasian Plate? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Zeng Rongsheng. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Zeng Rongsheng), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 00:02, 28 November 2019 (UTC)

ITN recognition for CiputraEdit

 On 29 November 2019, In the news was updated with an item that involved the article Ciputra, which you nominated and updated. If you know of another recently created or updated article suitable for inclusion in ITN, please suggest it on the candidates page. SpencerT•C 02:32, 29 November 2019 (UTC)

DYK for George F. GaoEdit

 On 30 November 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article George F. Gao, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Chinese virologist George F. Gao led a test laboratory in Sierra Leone during the peak of the 2014 Ebola outbreak? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/George F. Gao. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, George F. Gao), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 00:02, 30 November 2019 (UTC)

A Barnstar for You!Edit

  The In The News Barnstar
For your excellent contributions in creating and updating RD articles for ITN! SpencerT•C 04:58, 30 November 2019 (UTC)
@Spencer: Thanks for the barnstar, and for your own substantial contributions to ITN as well! Cheers, -Zanhe (talk) 08:31, 30 November 2019 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Liu ShaheEdit

  Hello! Your submission of Liu Shahe at the Did You Know nominations page has been reviewed, and some issues with it may need to be clarified. Please review the comment(s) underneath your nomination's entry and respond there as soon as possible. Thank you for contributing to Did You Know! Achaea (talk) 09:07, 30 November 2019 (UTC)

Jihyo!Edit

I saw you had a funny debate once at Wikipedia:Articles_for_deletion/Park_Ji-hyo. You may be interested to know that Jihyo (singer) has now been officially accepted/re-added. Apples&Manzanas (talk) 14:28, 30 November 2019 (UTC)

I also started the SBS PopAsia discussion at Wikipedia_Talk:WikiProject_Korea/Reliable_sources#SBS_popasia_unreliable? which i saw came up earlier Apples&Manzanas (talk) 14:38, 30 November 2019 (UTC)
@Apples&Manzanas: Thanks for your work restoring the article! Wish you had been around during the AFD, would've saved me tons of time collecting all the evidence of her notability, which was nevertheless ignored by the majority. I've added my two cents for the SBS discussion. Cheers, -Zanhe (talk) 06:16, 2 December 2019 (UTC)
Thanks. For whatever it's worth, I recently submitted Draft:Mina_(Japanese_singer) for publication, I saw you refused someone else's draft a long time ago. Apples&Manzanas (talk) 07:04, 2 December 2019 (UTC)
@Apples&Manzanas: That's great improvement from the draft I rejected, thanks! I personally think it's ready for publication, but to avoid getting potentially mired in another time-wasting AFD, pinging Redalert2fan for a second opinion. -Zanhe (talk) 09:00, 2 December 2019 (UTC)
I thought about it for some time and the draft has been improved greatly with some good solid references. I think you know my personal opinion that these should have been accepted before, but I am worried about people yet again questioning the notability outside of the group. I can't give you a clear answer for now, its on the edge for me. I will say that I have seen the submission (before the ping) and purposely am avoiding accepting this one because of that, if I saw no problems I would have accepted it right away. I accepted Jihyo's page because there was a consensus on the talk that the page was ready including some of the more "generally opposed" users. Redalert2fan (talk) 19:20, 3 December 2019 (UTC)
In fairness, i'd argue that Draft: Mina (Japanese singer) is at a much much higher level of quality than the old Jihyo article which got deleted. And even at that time, you both had wise words here: User_talk:Zanhe/2019#Jihyo. The criteria from Wikipedia:Notability_(people)#Entertainers only requires that she "Has a large fan base or a significant "cult" following." Surely being named in the headlines of the BBC, South China Morning Post, Metro, and The Korea Times is evidence of having a large fan base or significant cult following. If you don't wish to publish, could i please request that you post the comments you just made here: Draft_talk:Mina_(Japanese_singer)#Can_we_publish?, as at least that will get the consensus ball rolling with a couple of opinions in favour of publishing and allow people to object to your opinions if they so desire. Thanks. Apples&Manzanas (talk) 20:37, 3 December 2019 (UTC)
@Apples&Manzanas: I posted my opinion on the talk page. Thanks again for your hard work! -Zanhe (talk) 05:11, 4 December 2019 (UTC)
Thanks. It's funny, im not even like a huge twice fan or anything, i just thought it was weird that they didn't all have their own articles so i thought it was worth pursuing. It just strikes me as odd that Twice members with hundreds of millions of fans don't have wikipedia articles whilst unknown musicians with tiny followings do have articles. It's hard to know why this is, but i think it's because an unknown rapper can get an interview with an english-language music magazine fairly easily -- whereas kpop artists don't/can't. I guess that Wikipedia needs more Korean language speakers to hunt for sources. Apples&Manzanas (talk) 01:51, 6 December 2019 (UTC)
I almost never listen to K-pop, or any pop at all, but still know Twice quite well because they're just so big. The problem is WP:AFD is dominated by people who know virtually nothing about Asia. The people who voted to delete Jihyo were the same who had tried to delete such household names as Lu Han, Tzuyu, and Kang Daniel. -Zanhe (talk) 05:55, 6 December 2019 (UTC)

ITN recognition for Yasuhiro NakasoneEdit

 On 30 November 2019, In the news was updated with an item that involved the article Yasuhiro Nakasone, which you updated. If you know of another recently created or updated article suitable for inclusion in ITN, please suggest it on the candidates page. — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 19:54, 30 November 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Yang EnzeEdit

 On 1 December 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Yang Enze, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Yang Enze, who built China's first fiber-optic communication system approved for practical use, taught until the age of 99? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Yang Enze. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Yang Enze), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

--valereee (talk) 00:01, 1 December 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Hu DujingEdit

 On 2 December 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Hu Dujing, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that plant physiologist Hu Dujing cultivated Eucommia ulmoides to produce a substitute for rubber? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Hu Dujing. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Hu Dujing), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 00:02, 2 December 2019 (UTC)

Since when is Russia and the Aleutian Islands in China?Edit

I don't understand your additions of Aeroflot Flight 12 and China Eastern Airlines Flight 583 to the template Aviation accidents and incidents in China....William, is the complaint department really on the roof? 00:37, 4 December 2019 (UTC)

@WilliamJE: "In" is not always interpreted as "geographically in". Events that substantially affect a country (in these cases, flights that originate in China but crash after leaving its airspace) are often broadly considered as to be "in" that country. -Zanhe (talk) 00:47, 4 December 2019 (UTC)
  • THe template says in China. There are other templates all over the Aviation accidents WP for other localities. (Like that Aeroflot flight) It goes in the right locality. Long time consensus for Airport articles is crash doesn't get listed at Foo Airport just because it took off there but crashed at Fooville Airport. It goes at Fooville only....William, is the complaint department really on the roof? 00:52, 4 December 2019 (UTC)
@WilliamJE: Please excuse my ignorance, but can you point me to a discussion with consensus that aviation accident templates for countries are not allowed to include flights that originate in a country but crash outside its borders? -Zanhe (talk) 01:00, 4 December 2019 (UTC)
I just summoned editors here. Including the template creator....William, is the complaint department really on the roof? 01:02, 4 December 2019 (UTC)
@WilliamJE: BTW, Air France Flight 447 is included in both "2009 in Brazil" and "2009 in France" categories even though it crashed in international waters. Same situation with Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, and many other articles involving international flights. -Zanhe (talk) 01:12, 4 December 2019 (UTC)

Hi! I intended for the template to only cover crashes in Mainland China only. AF447 is a bit of an exception since it happened near but not in Brazil. As for the Aleutia n crash that clearly happened in US territory WhisperToMe (talk) 01:18, 4 December 2019 (UTC)

What about Malaysia Airlines Flight 17? It was shot down over Ukraine but is included in "2014 in Malaysia" and "2014 in the Netherlands". I've seen numerous other examples; these are merely the most high-profile incidents that I recall off the top of my mind. -Zanhe (talk) 01:26, 4 December 2019 (UTC)
Great question! This crash caused political events to occur in Malaysia and the Netherlands (hence "XXXX in a given country"), but the crash itself was in Ukrainian territory (the Dutch investigated it because the Ukrainians delegated it to them). Hence it would only fit "crashes in Ukraine" but it was still an event affecting people in other countries. WhisperToMe (talk) 02:47, 4 December 2019 (UTC)
@WhisperToMe: I don't think a political event is required for a crash to be considered to have occurred in a country. Air France Flight 447 crashed far from France, was not a political event, but is still included in "2009 in France". This makes sense, as a plane crash normally affects the origin and destination countries far more than whatever place where it happens to go down. -Zanhe (talk) 03:25, 4 December 2019 (UTC)

@WilliamJE and WhisperToMe: As this issue involves so many articles, I've started a thread at WT:AVIATION. Please feel free to join the discussion there. Cheers, -Zanhe (talk) 04:06, 4 December 2019 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Lu YouquanEdit

  Hello! Your submission of Lu Youquan at the Did You Know nominations page has been reviewed, and some issues with it may need to be clarified. Please review the comment(s) underneath your nomination's entry and respond there as soon as possible. Thank you for contributing to Did You Know! CeeGee 10:13, 4 December 2019 (UTC)

ITN recognition for Tetsu NakamuraEdit

 On 6 December 2019, In the news was updated with an item that involved the article Tetsu Nakamura, which you nominated. If you know of another recently created or updated article suitable for inclusion in ITN, please suggest it on the candidates page. Kees08 (Talk) 15:36, 6 December 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Zee Yee LeeEdit

 On 7 December 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Zee Yee Lee, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Zee Yee Lee, who flew an Etrich Taube (example pictured) over Shanghai in 1912, was one of China's first aviators? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Zee Yee Lee. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Zee Yee Lee), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 00:01, 7 December 2019 (UTC)

ITN recognition for Chen XingbiEdit

 On 7 December 2019, In the news was updated with an item that involved the article Chen Xingbi, which you nominated and updated. If you know of another recently created or updated article suitable for inclusion in ITN, please suggest it on the candidates page. SpencerT•C 19:17, 7 December 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Kang LaiyiEdit

 On 8 December 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Kang Laiyi, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Chinese doctor Kang Laiyi spent more than 30 years researching the epidemiology of HIV? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Kang Laiyi. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Kang Laiyi), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

--valereee (talk) 00:02, 8 December 2019 (UTC)

Fan JianEdit

Hi. I seen that on December 3, 2019, you renamed Fan Jian (lawyer) into Fan Jian (legal scholar). I was wondering on what grounds you made that decision, because the source says that Fan Jian, a professor and doctoral advisor at Nanjing University School of Law, lawyer, and international arbitrator.--Biografer (talk) 17:05, 8 December 2019 (UTC)

@Biografer: Thanks for creating the article! As you can see from the source, his primary job is a law professor, i.e., a scholar, and lawyer is his secondary profession. Chinese-language sources almost all refer to him as a legal scholar (法学家). In fact, China Today named him one of the 100 most influential legal scholars of the country, see [3]. I've added the info to the article. Cheers, -Zanhe (talk) 08:26, 9 December 2019 (UTC)

ITN recognition for Ji ZheEdit

 On 9 December 2019, In the news was updated with an item that involved the article Ji Zhe, which you created and nominated. If you know of another recently created or updated article suitable for inclusion in ITN, please suggest it on the candidates page. — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 14:43, 9 December 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Bin ChengEdit

 On 10 December 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Bin Cheng, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that British jurist Bin Cheng invented a legal theory which states that a customary international law may be created "overnight"? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Bin Cheng. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Bin Cheng), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 00:01, 10 December 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Lu ShijiaEdit

 On 10 December 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Lu Shijia, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Lu Shijia, founder of China's first university aerodynamics program, twice declined nominations to the Chinese Academy of Sciences? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Lu Shijia. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Lu Shijia), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 00:02, 10 December 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Zhang PeigangEdit

 On 11 December 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Zhang Peigang, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Chinese economist Zhang Peigang's dissertation was translated into Spanish and used as a university textbook in Latin America in the 1950s, but was not published in Chinese until 1984? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Zhang Peigang. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Zhang Peigang), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Gatoclass (talk) 00:02, 11 December 2019 (UTC)

A barnstar for you!Edit

  The Writer's Barnstar
For your contributions to Chinese topics, particularly biographies, on DYK. I actually look forward to each article that you nominate. epicgenius (talk) 22:24, 11 December 2019 (UTC)
@Epicgenius: Thanks so much, and I really enjoy reviewing your articles that are of unfailingly high quality. Ironically my main interests are history and archaeology, but it pains me to see so many missing articles of notable people in the news (especially scholars and scientists). -Zanhe (talk) 23:56, 11 December 2019 (UTC)

Stance on Geographic Landscape Images in Infoboxes in Chinese provincesEdit

Recently, I have been starting to see editors putting geographic landscape images in the infoboxes of Chinese provinces, and I have disagreed with the use of them as an image alone does not represent the province at best. In addition, many articles on provinces or states (as in U.S. states), do not have these images in their infoboxes. All I believe is that these infobox images create a mess in the article. However, people started putting these images in a few months ago, and before that, there were no geographic images in the infobox, so it is probable that it is a trend. Is this a Wikipedia guideline that I have not heard about, or is this a decision on the individual editors themselves? I am not going to WikiProject China on this issue, because I am convinced that nobody in that project is active, and that I basically see you as the main representative of China's articles in Wikipedia. (On another note, are you Shanghainese? Za(a)nhe is Shanghainese for Shanghai. Just curious.) - 祝好,Josephua(聊天) 16:17, 14 December 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Minoru YoneyamaEdit

 On 15 December 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Minoru Yoneyama, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that before Minoru Yoneyama founded the sports-equipment company Yonex, he was a member of a Japanese suicide unit during World War II? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Minoru Yoneyama. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Minoru Yoneyama), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

 — Amakuru (talk) 03:08, 15 December 2019 (UTC)

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