Chinese History (Part 5)

China: Hong Kong - Macao

Historical Events

Events 401 - 500 of 718

  • 1969-09-29 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC
  • 1970-01-04 More than 15,000 people are killed in Tonghai County, China after a magnitude 7.7 earthquake
  • 1970-04-24 People's Republic of China launches its 1st satellite transmitting song "East is Red"
  • 1970-07-12 Tanzania signs contract with China for building Tanzam-railway
  • 1970-08-19 The Chinese Community in South Africa is granted 'White' status
  • 1970-11-20 UN General Assembly accepts membership of People's Republic of China
  • 1971-04-10 US table tennis team arrives in People's Republic of China
  • 1971-04-14 President Nixon ends blockade against People's Republic of China
  • 1971-06-11 US ends ban on China trade

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1971-07-09 Henry Kissinger visits People's Republic of China

Politician, statesman Henry Kissinger
Politician, statesman
Henry Kissinger

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1971-07-15 US President Richard Nixon announces he would visit People's Republic of China

37th US President Richard Nixon
37th US President
Richard Nixon
  • 1971-10-25 Belgium & People's Republic of China establish diplomatic relations
  • 1971-10-25 General Meeting of UN agrees to admit People's Republic of China
  • 1971-10-25 UN votes to expel Chinese Nationalist-ruled Taiwan & admit Red China
  • 1971-10-26 UN votes to replace Taiwan with China
  • 1971-11-10 US table tennis team arrived in China
  • 1971-11-18 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC
  • 1971-11-23 China People's Republic seated in UN Security Council
  • 1972-01-01 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC
  • 1972-02-17 US President Richard Nixon leaves Washington, D.C. for China
  • 1972-02-21 Richard Nixon becomes the first US President to visit China, normalizing relations between the countries
  • 1972-02-22 US President Richard Nixon, meets with Chinese Premier Zhou Enlai in Beijing

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1972-02-27 US President Richard Nixon & Chinese Premier Zhou Enlai issued Shanghai Communique

Premier of the People's Republic of China Zhou Enlai
Premier of the People's Republic of China
Zhou Enlai
37th US President Richard Nixon
37th US President
Richard Nixon
  • 1972-02-28 US President Richard Nixon ends historic week-long visit to China
  • 1972-03-18 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC
  • 1972-04-16 Two giant pandas arrive in US from China
  • 1972-05-17 Netherlands & People's Republic of China exchange ambassadors
  • 1972-09-28 Japan & Communist China agree to re-establish diplomatic relations
  • 1972-09-29 Japan & People's Republic of China begin diplomatic relations
  • 1972-11-22 US ends 22 year travel ban to China
  • 1973-02-22 US & China agree to establish liaison offices in Beijing & Washington, D.C.
  • 1973-07-01 1st US-China basketball game, US collegiates beats Shanghai 96-61

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1974-03-29 Chinese farmers discover the Terracotta Army near Xi'an, 8,000 clay warrior statues buried to guard tomb of China's 1st emperor Qin Shi Huang

First Emperor of the Qin dynasty Qin Shi Huang
First Emperor of the Qin dynasty
Qin Shi Huang

Film release premierFilm Release

1974-06-20 "Chinatown", directed by Roman Polanski starring Jack Nicholson and Faye Dunaway, is released

Actress Faye Dunaway
Actress
Faye Dunaway
Actor Jack Nicholson
Actor
Jack Nicholson
Film Producer Robert Evans
Film Producer
Robert Evans
  • 1974-08-01 China's People's Liberation Army Navy, put into service ChangZheng 1, their first nuclear-powered submarine

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

1975-01-25 32nd Golden Globes: Chinatown, Jack Nicholson, & Gena Rowlands win

Actor Jack Nicholson
Actor
Jack Nicholson
Film Producer Robert Evans
Film Producer
Robert Evans
  • 1975-02-04 Haicheng earthquake, M 7.3, occurred in Haicheng, Liaoning, China.
  • 1975-08-03 500 drown when 2 river boats collide & sink in China's West River
  • 1975-10-26 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC

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1975-12-01 US President Gerald Ford visits People's Republic of China

38th US President Gerald Ford
38th US President
Gerald Ford
  • 1976-01-06 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC

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1976-02-04 Hua Guofeng becomes Premier of the People's Republic of China

Paramount Leader of China Hua Guofeng
Paramount Leader of China
Hua Guofeng
  • 1976-03-08 1,774 kg (largest observed) stony meteorite falls in Jilin, China

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1976-04-07 Chinese Politburo fires vice-premier Deng Xiaoping

Paramount Leader of China Deng Xiaoping
Paramount Leader of China
Deng Xiaoping
  • 1976-07-28 Tangshan Earthquake, 8.2 in magnitude kills over 240,000 Northern China in the largest loss of life from an earthquake in the 20th century
  • 1976-08-23 Heavy earthquake strikes China, 1,000s die
  • 1976-09-26 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC
  • 1976-10-07 Hua Guofeng succeeds Mao as Chairman of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China
  • 1976-10-17 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC
  • 1976-11-17 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC
  • 1977-09-17 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC

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1978-02-11 China lifts a ban on Aristotle, Shakespeare, & Dickens

  • 1978-03-15 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC
  • 1978-04-03 European market & China signs trade agreement
  • 1978-07-13 Albania drops diplomatic relations with People's Republic of China
  • 1978-08-12 China & Japan sign peace treaty
  • 1978-10-14 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC
  • 1978-10-23 China & Japan formally ends 4 decades of dissension
  • 1978-12-14 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC

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1978-12-16 Ronald Reagan denounces President Jimmy Carter's recognition of People's Republic of China

US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
US President & Actor
Ronald Reagan
39th US President Jimmy Carter
39th US President
Jimmy Carter
  • 1979-01-01 US & China (Peoples Republic) begin diplomatic relations
  • 1979-01-29 Chinese vice-premier Deng Xiaoping visits Washington, D.C.
  • 1979-02-17 China invades Vietnam, marking the start of the Sino-Vietnamese War
  • 1979-03-08 China withdraws invasion troops from Vietnam
  • 1979-03-14 A Hawker Siddeley Trident crashes into a factory near Beijing, China, killing at least 200.
  • 1979-04-08 People's Republic of China joins IOC
  • 1979-09-13 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC
  • 1979-10-15 Chinese premier Hwa Kwofeng visits Paris
  • 1979-11-26 Intl Olympic Committee votes to readmit China after 21 years
  • 1980-05-18 People's Republic of China launches 1st intercontinental rocket
  • 1980-10-16 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC
  • 1981-02-28 People's Republic of China throws out the Netherlands ambassador due to Dutch sales of submarines to Taiwan
  • 1981-06-29 Hu Yaobang succeeds Hua Guofeng as Chairman of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China
  • 1981-06-30 China's Communist Party condemns late Mao Zedong's policy
  • 1981-07-26 New York Mayor Ed Koch is given the Heimlich maneuver in a Chinese restaurant
  • 1981-09-19 Satellites China 10 & 11 launched into Earth orbit by B-1 rocket
  • 1982-10-05 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC
  • 1982-10-27 China announces its population has reached 1 billion plus people
  • 1982-11-30 US submarine Thomas Edison collides with US Navy destroyer in South China Sea
  • 1982-12-04 China adopts its constitution
  • 1983-01-25 China's supreme court commutes Chiang Ch'ing's death sentence to life
  • 1983-05-04 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC
  • 1983-06-06 Li Xiannian becomes pres/Deng Xiaoping supreme commander of People's Republic of China
  • 1983-06-11 Zhu Jianhua of China set a new world record in high jump at 7-9 14
  • 1983-09-22 Zhu Jianhau (China) sets high jump record at 7'9 3/4"
  • 1983-10-06 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC
  • 1984-02-01 China & Netherlands regain diplomatic relations
  • 1984-04-11 Chinese troops invade Vietnam
  • 1984-04-26 President Reagan visits China
  • 1984-06-10 Zhu Jian Hua of China high jumps a record 7'10" (2.39m)
  • 1984-09-19 Britain & China complete a proposed agreement to transfer Hong Kong to China by 1997
  • 1984-09-26 Britain & China initial agreement return Hong Kong to China in 1997

AgreementTreaty of Interest

1984-12-19 Chinese Premier Zhao Ziyang and British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher sign the Sino-British Joint Declaration to transfer Hong Kong back to China in 1997

British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher
British Prime Minister
Margaret Thatcher
  • 1984-12-19 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC
  • 1984-12-19 UK signs agreement with China to return Hong Kong to China in 1997
  • 1985-02-19 Mickey Mouse welcomed in China
  • 1985-05-27 Britain agrees to return Hong Kong to China in 1997
  • 1985-11-23 Retired CIA analyst Larry Wu-tai Chin, arrested of spying for China

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1986-10-12 Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, visit the People's Republic of China

Queen of the United Kingdom Elizabeth II
Queen of the United Kingdom
Elizabeth II
  • 1987-01-01 China's rudimentary civil code in effect

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