Program Title: History Asia: Siege of Beijing
Telecast date: Sunday, 24 April 2011
Telecast Time: 10pm
In June 1900, the foreigners’ compound in Beijing came under siege by Chinese insurgents known as Boxers. It marked the start of 55 days of fear, terror – and bravery. The rebels, supported by the imperial Chinese forces, wanted to rid China of Western control and of the hated Christian missionaries. Soon, hundreds of diplomats along with their families, as well as thousands of Chinese Christian converts, were under siege in the Western legislations, cut off from the outside world.
This program is available in Bahasa Malaysia and Chinese subtitles.