November 28, 2021

2016 (2016) is a leap year starting on Friday according to the Western calendar (Gregorian calendar). 2016. This section describes 2016 from an international perspective.

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Zodiac: Yang Fire Monkey Japan (dates match) 2016 2676 imperial year Republic of Korea (dates match) Republic of Korea 98 Dangun 4349 Republic of China (dates match) Republic of China 105 years Democratic People's Republic of Korea (dates match) Subject 105 years Buddhist calendar: September 7, 2558-October 3, 2559 Islamic calendar: March 20, 1437-April 1, 1438 Jewish calendar: April 20, 5776-April 2, 5777 Unix Time: 1451606400 --14832228799 Modified Julian Day (MJD): 57388 --75753 Lilian Date (LD): 158229 --158594




Continuing from 2015, geopolitical risks became apparent due to frequent terrorist acts by ISIL in various countries, mainly in Europe and the United States, such as the Florida shootings, the Brussels bombings, the Ataturk International Airport attack, and the French Nistello incident. In addition, the conflict between multiple countries over the turmoil in the Middle East, such as Aleppo, which spilled over from the prolonged Syrian civil war, the development of an artificial island in the Nansha Islands by the People's Republic of China promoting a one-zone, one-way policy, the North Korean nuclear issue (missile launch into the Sea of ​​Japan, hydrogen bomb test) ), Etc., became the main agenda item at the Ise Shima Summit by the G7 due to heightened international tensions. On the other hand, there were some movements of reconciliation between nations, such as the thaw in Cuba, Barack Obama's visit to Hiroshima by Japan and the United States, and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's visit to Pearl Harbor. In each country, the first principle of own country, which is also called anti-globalization, was rampant against the influx of immigrants and free trade represented by TPP. Britain's decision to withdraw from the European Union and Donald Trump's victory in the US presidential election were noted as events that symbolized anti-globalization as described above. The concept of "post-truth" was also noted in these regards. New leaders, including women, have been elected in various countries, including Prime Minister Theresa May of the United Kingdom, President Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines, and President Tsai Ing-wen of the Democratic Progressive Party of Taiwan. On the other hand, there have been a series of frauds by female leaders, such as the problem of impeachment of South Korean President Park Geun-hye, the problem of mailing confidential information by the United States of America Hillary Clinton, and the dismissal of former President Dilma Rousseff of Brazil. In addition, the release of internal documents such as the Panama Papers and the Bahamas Leaks revealed that multiple persons in the multinational political and business world were conducting opaque financial transactions through tax havens. In the economy, it has been a year of major changes in both the stock market and the foreign exchange market, including political influences. At the beginning of the year, the fall of Chinese stocks triggered an unusual circuit breaker system, and at the end of the year, the US dollar strengthened due to the Fed's announcement at the US Federal Open Market Committee of raising the US dollar rate for the first time in a year. In the summer, the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics were held in Brazil, with 206 countries and regions including refugee teams participating. As for natural disasters, large earthquakes in Chile, New Zealand, Taiwan, etc., as well as Zika fever were prevalent. In terms of infrastructure, improvements were seen, such as the completion of expansion work on the Panama Canal and an agreement to reduce crude oil production by OPEC following the slump in the global oil and gas industry. Long-term national leaders such as King Rama IX of Thailand, Chairman Fidel Castro of Cuba, and former President SR Nathan of Singapore, David Bowie, Prince, etc.

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