Chinese History (Part 7)

China: Hong Kong - Macao

Historical Events

Events 601 - 700 of 706

  • 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.
  • 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 2008 Wenchuan earthquake (measuring around 8.0 magnitude) occurs in Sichuan, China, killing over 69,000 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

President of the People's Republic of China Xi Jinping
President of the People's Republic 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

AgreementAgreement of Interest

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Environmental Activist Chai Jing
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

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