Today in Chinese History (Part 6)
Events 501 - 600 of 688
1988-12-01 - Chinese minister of Foreign affairs Qian Qichen visits Moscow
1988-12-26 - Anti African student rebellion in China PR
1989-02-21 - US bust Chinese ring, capture record 820 lbs heroin ($1B st value)
1989-04-14 - 1,100,000,000th Chinese born
1989-04-21 - Thousands of Chinese crowd into Beijing's Tiananmen Square cheering students demanding greater political freedom
1989-04-23 - Students in Beijing China announce class boycotts
1989-04-24 - 10s of thousands of students strikes in Beijing China
1989-04-27 - Beijing students take over Tiananmen Square in China
1989-05-09 - Journalist petition Chinese government for freedom of press
1989-05-13 - Approx 2,000 students begin hunger strike in Tiananmen Square, China
Chinese Communist Party Leader Deng Xiaoping 1989-05-16 - Soviet president Mikhail S Gorbachev & Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping ended a 30-year rift when they formally met in Beijing
1989-05-20 - China declares martial law in Beijing
1989-05-29 - Student protesters in China construct a replica of Statue of Liberty
1989-06-02 - 10,000 Chinese soldiers are blocked by 100,000 citizens protecting students demonstrating for democracy in Tiananmen Square, Beijing
1989-06-03 - Beginning of the Tiananmen Square Massacre as Chinese troops open fire on pro-democracy supporters in Beijing
1989-06-04 - Beijing policeman shoots & wounds Chinese priemer Li Ping
1989-06-04 - Tiananmen Square Massacre: Chinese troops clear the square of student protesters, unofficial figures place death toll near 1,000.
1990-01-10 - China lifts martial law (imposed after Tiananmen Square massacre)
1990-01-14 - 11th ACE Cable Awards: CNN wins the Golden CableACE for the coverage of the events in Beijing, China
1990-04-26 - 126 die in a (6.9) earthquake in China
1990-05-26 - China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC
1990-08-16 - China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC
1990-08-25 - Li Hui Rong of China sets triple jump woman's record (47'8½")
1990-10-02 - Chinese plane explodes, about 100 die
1991-01-04 - Fu Mingxia, 12, of China wins World Swimming Championships gold medal
1991-12-29 - Boeing 747-200F of China Airlines crash into mountain at Taipei
1992-04-23 - McDonald's opens its 1st fast-food restaurant in China
1992-05-13 - Li Hongzhi gave the first public lecture on Falun Gong in Changchun, People's Republic of China.
1992-05-21 - China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC
1992-06-28 - "Chinese Coffee" opens at Circle in Sq Theater NYC for 18 performances
1992-07-29 - "Chinese Coffee" closes at Circle in Sq Theater NYC after 18 perfs
1992-08-24 - Diplomatic relations are established between the People's Republic of China and South Korea.
1992-09-25 - China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC
1992-10-23 - Emperor Akihito becomes the first Emperor of Japan to stand on Chinese soil.
1992-11-24 - Boeing 734 crashes into mountain in China, kills 141
1993-02-14 - Fire in Linxi department store in Tangshan China, kills 79
1993-03-27 - Jiang Zemin is appointed President of the People's Republic of China.
1993-07-23 - China Northwest Airlines BAe146-300 crashes at Yinchuan, 55 killed
1993-08-28 - Dam breaks in Qinghai West China, 223 killed
1993-10-05 - China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC
1993-10-07 - Massive Muslim demonstrate in Xining China PR, 12 killed
1993-11-13 - Chinese MD82 makes crash landing at Urumqi, 12 killed
1993-12-13 - Fire in textile factory in Fuzjou China, 60 killed
1994-05-01 - -3] Tornado & hail storms hit Jiangxi China, 95 killed
1994-06-06 - Tupolev-154M crashes at Xian China, 160 killed
1994-06-10 - China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC
1994-08-02 - Explosion in lead/zinc mine in Guangxi China, 120+ killed
1994-08-21 - -23] Typhoon Fred ravages Chinese county Zhejiang, 700+ killed
1994-10-07 - China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC
1994-11-27 - Fire in disco in Fuxin, North-China, 233 killed
1994-12-08 - Fire in cinema in Karamay China, 310 killed
1994-12-14 - Construction begins on the Three Gorges Dam, China
1995-02-15 - Population of People's Republic of China hits 1.2 billion
1995-05-15 - China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC
1995-08-17 - China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC
1996-06-08 - China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC
1997-01-03 - The People's Republic of China announces it will spend $US27.7 billion to fight erosion and pollution in the Yangtze and Yellow river valleys
1997-02-24 - Deng Xiaoping, leader of China, cremated (died Feb 19th)
1997-03-14 - The Chinese city of Chongqing (formerly Chunking) is upgraded to a centrally administered municipality.
1997-06-10 - Feng Yun-2B Long March 3 Launch (China), Successful
1997-07-01 - Britain hands Hong Kong and the New Territories - ceded in 1841 - to the People's Republic of China.
1997-08-21 - Typhoon Winnie kills 140, injures 3,000 in East China
1997-11-16 - After nearly 18 years of incarceration, the People's Republic of China releases Wei Jingsheng, a pro-democracy dissident, from jail for medical reasons.
1997-12-29 - Russia signs agreement to build a $3B nuclear power plant in China
1998-05-13 - Race riots break out in Jakarta, Indonesia, where shops owned by Indonesian of Chinese descendants are looted and women raped.
1998-10-28 - An Air China (Mainland China) jetliner is hijacked by disgruntled pilot Yuan Bin and flown to Taiwan.
1999-01-20 - The China News Service announces new government restrictions on Internet use aimed especially at Internet cafés.
1999-02-24 - A China Southern Airlines Tupolev TU-154 airliner crashes on approach to Wenzhou airport in eastern the People's Republic of China, killing 61.
1999-05-07 - Kosovo War: In Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, three Chinese citizens are killed and 20 wounded when a NATO aircraft bombs the Chinese embassy in Belgrade.
1999-05-25 - The United States House of Representatives releases the Cox Report which details the People's Republic of China's nuclear espionage against the U.S. over the prior two decades.
1999-07-20 - Falun Gong is banned in the People's Republic of China, and a large scale crackdown of the practice is launched.
1999-11-19 - Shenzhou 1: The People's Republic of China launches its first Shenzhou spacecraft.
1999-12-20 - Portugal returns Macau to China
2001-01-09 - Shenzhou 2, an unmanned Chinese spacecraft, is launched.
2001-01-23 - The Chinese Communist Party stages a self-immolation in Tiananmen Square to frame Falun Gong and escalate the persecution.
2001-04-11 - The detained crew of a United States EP-3E aircraft that landed in Hainan, People's Republic of China after a collision with an J-8 fighter is released.
2001-06-14 - China, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan form the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation.
2001-12-11 - The People's Republic of China joins the World Trade Organization.
2001-12-27 - The People's Republic of China is granted permanent normal trade relations with the United States.
2002-01-01 - Taiwan officially joins the World Trade Organization, as Chinese Taipei.
2002-04-15 - An Air China Boeing 767-200, flight CA129 crashes into a hillside during heavy rain and fog near Busan, South Korea, killing 128.
2002-05-07 - A China Northern Airlines MD-82 plunges into the Yellow Sea, killing 112 people.
2002-05-25 - China Airlines Flight 611: A Boeing 747-200 breaks apart in mid-air and plunges into the Taiwan Strait killing 225 people.
2002-11-04 - Chinese authorities arrest cyber-dissident He Depu for signing pro-democracy letter to the 16th Communist Party Congress
2002-11-15 - Hu Jintao becomes general secretary of the Communist Party of China.
2003-03-15 - Hu Jintao takes over presidency for the People's Republic of China.
2003-06-01 - The People's Republic of China begins filling the reservoir behind the Three Gorges Dam.
2003-10-15 - China launches Shenzhou 5, its first manned space mission.
2003-12-23 - PetroChina Chuandongbei natural gas field explosion, Guoqiao, Kai, Chongqing, China, killing at least 234.
2004-02-05 - Twenty-three Chinese people drown when a group of 35 cockle-pickers are trapped by rising tides in Morecambe Bay, England. Twenty-one bodies are recovered.
2004-08-17 - MD5 collision found by Chinese researchers.
2004-11-26 - Ruzhou School massacre: a man stabs and kills eight people and seriously wounds another four in a school dormitory in Ruzhou, China.
2005-01-29 - The first direct commercial flights from the mainland China (from Guangzhou) to Taiwan since 1949 arrived in Taipei. Shortly afterwards, a China Airlines carrier landed in Beijing.
2005-03-12 - Tung Chee Hwa, the first Chief Executive of Hong Kong, steps down from his post after his resignation is approved by the Chinese central government.
2005-03-26 - The Taiwanese government calls on 1 million Taiwanese to demonstrate in Taipei, in opposition to the Anti-Secession Law of the People's Republic of China. Around 200,000 to 300,000 attend the walk.
2005-08-19 - The first-ever joint military exercise between Russia and China, called Peace Mission 2005 begins.
2005-10-12 - The second Chinese human spaceflight Shenzhou 6 launched carrying Fèi Jùnlóng and Niè Hǎishèng for five days in orbit.
2005-12-06 - Several villagers are shot dead during protests in Dongzhou, China.
2006-07-01 - The first operation of Qinghai-Tibet Railway in the People's Republic of China.
2006-07-06 - The Nathula Pass between India and China, sealed during the Sino-Indian War, re-opens for trade after 44 years.
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