Chinese History (Part 7)

China: Hong Kong - Macao

Historical Events

Events 601 - 700 of 703

  • 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.
  • 2006-12-13 The Baiji, or Chinese River Dolphin, announced as extinct.
  • 2007-02-27 The Chinese Correction: the Shanghai Stock Exchange falls 9%, the largest drop in 10 years.
  • 2007-11-05 China's first lunar satellite, Chang'e 1 goes into orbit around the Moon.
  • 2008-05-12 Wenchuan earthquake, measuring 7.8 in magnitude occurs in Sichuan, China, killing over 87,000, injuring 374,643 and leaving homeless between 4.8 million and 11 million people
  • 2008-08-08 29th Olympic Games opens at Beijing, China
  • 2008-08-24 29th Olympic Games closes at Beijing, China
  • 2008-09-25 China launches the spacecraft Shenzhou 7.
  • 2008-09-27 CNSA astronaut Zhai Zhigang becomes the first Chinese person to perform a spacewalk while flying on Shenzhou 7.
  • 2009-01-01 The government of the Republic of China adopts Hanyu Pinyin as its official Chinese romanization (before this time, the most commonly used was Tongyong Pinyin.
  • 2009-07-05 Ethnic rioting broke out in Ürümqi, Xinjiang, People's Republic of China
  • 2009-09-26 Typhoon Ketsana (2009) hit the Philippines, China, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and Thailand, causing 700 fatalities.
  • 2010-02-22 Taiwan's economy exits from the recession with 9.22% growth in the last quarter of 2009 after increased demand from China and other key markets in the region
  • 2010-08-23 Manila hostage crisis, which occurred at the Quirino Grandstand in Manila, where a dismissed police officer took hostage a tour bus full of Chinese nationals.
  • 2011-03-01 Tomb of a 700 year old female mummy, discovered by road workers, opened in Taizhou, Jiangsu, China
  • 2012-01-14 Ma Ying-jeou wins re-election as President of the Republic of China with 51% of the vote
  • 2012-02-26 Bus plunges off a cliff in Shanxi, China causing 15 deaths
  • 2012-03-12 China records its highest trade deficit in over a decade
  • 2012-04-05 International internet group Anonymous hack several Chinese bureaus in opposition to censorship
  • 2012-04-15 China loosens monetary policy and allows the Yuan to fluctuate up to 1% against the US dollar
  • 2012-05-01 China and Russia sign $15 billion dollar trade deal
  • 2012-05-11 Chinese scientists break world record by transferring photons over 97 kilometers using quantum teleportation
  • 2012-05-13 Torrential rain in Hunan Province, China, destroys a bridge, 3,500 homes and displaces 28,000 people
  • 2012-07-13 China's economic growth drops to 7.6%, its lowest level for three years
  • 2012-07-22 At least 77 people are killed by torrential rain in Beijing, China
  • 2012-07-28 Ye Shiwen of China sets world record in the women's 400m individual medley in 4:28.43
  • 2012-08-01 Typhoon Saola kills 82 people and displaces over 150,000 in the Philippines, Taiwan and China
  • 2012-08-08 China announces that it plans to close 23 rare earth mines and up to 50 smelting companies
  • 2012-08-24 Yangmingtan Bridge collapses in China killing three people
  • 2012-08-26 36 people are killed in a bus crash in Yan'an, China
  • 2012-08-30 A blast in the in the Xiaojiawan coal mine, China, kills 26 miners with 21 missing
  • 2012-09-07 64 people are killed and 715 injured after a series of earthquakes in south-west China
  • 2012-09-13 19 people are killed after a freight elevator crashes from 100 meters in Wuhan, China
  • 2012-09-16 Anti-Japanese protesters set fire to Panasonic plant in Qingdao, China
  • 2012-09-17 Panasonic suspends operations at its three factories in China
  • 2012-09-17 China dispatches 1,000 fishing boats to Senkaku Islands
  • 2012-09-24 Books by Japanese authors or about Japan are suspended by Chinese bookstores
  • 2012-09-26 Japanese automakers suspend operations in China
  • 2012-09-27 UN publicly releases documents from China and Japan detailing their contesting claims for the Senkoku Islands
  • 2012-10-04 19 people are killed after being buried by a landslide in Yunnan, China
  • 2012-10-26 China blocks the New York Times from searches and social media in response to an investigation into Premier Wen Jiabao
  • 2012-12-10 11 people are killed and 23 are injured after a bus falls into a roadside pond in Minquan County, China
  • 2012-12-13 Japan scrambles fighter jets in response to a Chinese plane in the Senkaku Islands dispute
  • 2012-12-24 11 kindergarten children are killed after a minivan plunges into a roadside pond in Jiangxi, China
  • 2012-12-26 China opens the world’s longest high speed rail route from Beijing to Guangzhou
  • 2013-01-11 46 people are killed and 12 are missing after a landslide buries a village in the Yunnan province, China
  • 2013-01-28 10 people are killed and 11 are injured in after a freight train collides with a bus in Heihe City, China
  • 2013-02-01 26 people are killed after a fireworks truck explodes and causes a highway to collapse in Henan, China
  • 2013-02-02 18 people are killed and 34 are injured after a bus catches fire after falling down a ravine in Gansu province, China

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2013-03-14 Xi Jinping is named as the new President of the People's Republic of China

Paramount Leader of China Xi Jinping
Paramount Leader of China
Xi Jinping
  • 2013-03-21 24 people are killed and 100 are injured by a tornado and hail storm in southern China
  • 2013-03-31 2 people die from bird flu (type H7N9) in China
  • 2013-04-02 4 more critical cases of bird flu (H7N9) are reported in China
  • 2013-04-11 Fossilized dinosaur eggs with embryos are discovered in China
  • 2013-04-14 11 people are killed and 50 are injured after a hotel fire in Xiangyang, China
  • 2013-04-20 193 people are killed and 11,826 are injured after a magnitude 7.0 earthquake strikes Lushan County, China
  • 2013-04-23 21 people are killed during violent unrest in Xinjiang, China
  • 2013-05-03 Aorun zhaoi, a Theropod dinosaur, dating from 161 million years ago, is discovered in China
  • 2013-06-03 119 people are killed in a poultry farm fire in Jilin Province, China
  • 2013-06-07 42 people are killed and 30 are injured after a bus catches fire in Xiamen, China
  • 2013-07-10 40 people are buried in landslides in Sichuan Province, China
  • 2013-07-17 58 people are killed in floods in Sichuan Province, China
  • 2013-07-22 89 people are killed and 500 are injured by earthquakes in Gansu province, China
  • 2013-07-26 57 people are killed in a market bombing in Parachinar, Pakistan
  • 2013-08-19 91 people are killed by floods across China
  • 2013-08-21 21 people are killed in flash floods in Qinghai province, China
  • 2013-08-28 China and Russia walk out of a UN Security Council meeting after the US pushes for immediate action against Syria's use of chemical weapons
  • 2013-08-30 15 people are killed by a liquid ammonia leak at a cold storage plant in Shanghai, China
  • 2013-09-23 25 people are killed after Typhoon Usagi passes Hong Kong and China
  • 2013-12-02 China launches its first moon rover mission
  • 2013-12-15 China successfully lands its moon rover on the moon
  • 2014-01-13 14 people are killed and 7 are injured after an explosion in an illegal gambling hall in Kaili City, China
  • 2014-03-01 29 people are killed & 130 are injured by a group of knife-wielding terrorists at Kunming Railway Station, China
  • 2014-05-05 China announces it will upgrade Ethiopia's infrastructure in an effort to improve a China-Africa strategic partnership
  • 2014-05-11 Thousands protest against the construction of a waste incineration plant in Hangzhou, China

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2014-05-21 Russian President Putin signs agreements with China in Beijing in relation to trade and infrastructure

Russian President Vladimir Putin
Russian President
Vladimir Putin
  • 2014-05-23 Russia and China veto the U.N. Security Council resolution to establish an International Criminal Court for war crimes in Syria
  • 2014-06-08 Peng Shuai of China and Hsieh Su-wei win the women's tennis doubles at the French Open
  • 2014-07-26 The Chinese government suspendes the operations of a Shanghai meat dealer and has makes arrests after the company sold out-of-date meat to fast food chains, including McDonalds and Kentucky Fried Chicken
  • 2014-11-09 Asia-Pacific countries, including China and the United States, announce plans to co-operate more closely in the fight against corruption
  • 2014-11-11 The leaders of China and Japan meet for formal talks after more than two years of severe tension over a territorial dispute

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2015-03-03 "Under the Dome" a documentary on pollution in China by Chai Jing has been viewed over 150 million times in 3 days on Tencent

Journalist and Environmental Activist Chai Jing
Journalist and Environmental Activist
Chai Jing
  • 2015-06-29 Beijing Times reports 30% of the Great Wall of China has disappeared due to natural forces and stealing of bricks
  • 2015-08-12 Large series of explosions in Tianjin, China leave at least 50 dead and 700 injured in an industrial accident
  • 2015-08-12 China cuts its currency the yuan for the 2nd day in a row to boast exports
  • 2015-08-22 15th World Championships in Athletics open at Beijing, China
  • 2015-08-24 China stock market's "Black Monday", Shanghai Composite loses 8.5%, sending other international markets lower
  • 2015-08-30 15th World Championships in Athletics close at Beijing, China
  • 2015-09-22 Chinese President Xi Jinping arrives in Seattle to start his first state visit to the US
  • 2015-10-29 China announces the end of their one-child policy after 35 years

Film release premierFilm Premier

2015-12-14 "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" directed by J.J. Abrams and starring Daisy Ridley, John Boyega and Harrison Ford has its world premiere at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles

  • 2015-12-20 Landslide from construction waste in Shenzhen, China leaves 74 dead or missing and buries 30 buildings
  • 2016-01-19 China's economic growth revealed as lowest for 25 years - 6.9% in 2015
  • 2016-02-01 Poor weather conditions strand 100,000 Chinese New Year travelers at a railway station in Guangzhou, China
  • 2016-02-16 China announces it will relocate 9,000 people in Guizhou province, before completion of world's largest telescope (FAST), designed to look for extraterrestrial life

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