Chinese History (Part 4)

China: Hong Kong - Macao

Historical Events

Events 301 - 400 of 834

  • 1948-09-01 Communist form North China People's Republic
  • 1948-10-15 China's Red army occupies Chinchov
  • 1948-12-03 Chinese refugee ship "Kiangya" explodes in East China Sea killing 1,100
  • 1948-12-04 SS Kiangya hits mine in Whangpoo River, China, sinks killing 2,750
  • 1949-01-22 Chinatown telephone exchange in San Francisco is closed
  • 1949-01-27 Chinese liner "Taiping" collides with a collier off south China
  • 1949-04-23 Chinese Red army conquers Nanjing
  • 1949-05-25 Chinese Red army occupies Shanghai

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1949-06-14 French-allied State of Vietnam is officially formed during the First Indochina War, Bảo Đại installed as Emperor

Emperor of Vietnam Bảo Đại
Emperor of Vietnam
Bảo Đại
  • 1949-07-30 British warship HMS Amethyst escapes down Yangtze River, having been refused a safe passage by Chinese Communists after 3-month standoff
  • 1949-09-02 Fire in riverfront area kills 1,700 (Chungking China)
  • 1949-09-03 Fire in Chiang-king, China, destroys 7,000 lives
  • 1949-09-21 Chinese Communist leaders proclaim the People's Republic of China

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1949-10-01 People's Republic of China proclaimed by Mao Zedong (National Day)

Chinese Revolutionary and Chairman of the Communist Party Mao Zedong
Chinese Revolutionary and Chairman of the Communist Party
Mao Zedong
  • 1949-10-01 Republic of China (Taiwan) forms on island of Formosa
  • 1949-10-02 USSR recognizes People's Republic of China

  • 1949-10-14 Chinese Red army occupies Canton
  • 1949-11-29 Nationalist regime of China leaves for Taiwan/Formosa
  • 1949-11-30 Chinese Communists captured Chungking
  • 1949-12-08 Chinese Nationalist government moves from Chinese mainland to Formosa
  • 1949-12-17 Burma recognizes People's Republic of China
  • 1949-12-30 India recognizes People's Republic of China

BattleBattle of Interest

1950-01-01 Ho Chi Minh begins offensive against French troops in Indo China

Vietnamese Communist Revolutionary Ho Chi Minh
Vietnamese Communist Revolutionary
Ho Chi Minh
  • 1950-01-06 Britain recognizes Communist government of China
  • 1950-01-14 US recalls all consular officials from China
  • 1950-02-14 USSR & China sign peace treaty

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

1950-02-27 General Chiang Kai-shek elected president of Nationalist China

Chinese Military and Political Leader Chiang Kai-shek
Chinese Military and Political Leader
Chiang Kai-shek
  • 1950-03-01 Chiang Kai-shek resumed the presidency of National China on Taiwan
  • 1950-03-27 Netherlands recognizes People's Republic of China
  • 1950-04-23 Nationalist China evacuates Hainan Island
  • 1950-05-01 New marriage laws enforced in People's Republic of China
  • 1950-05-02 Dutch PM Malan recognizes South-Africa but not People's Republic of China
  • 1950-09-19 UN reject membership of China's People Republic
  • 1950-10-21 Chinese forces occupy Tibet
  • 1950-10-26 South Korean troops reach Chosan at Chinese boundary
  • 1950-11-06 Chinese offensive halts at Chongchon River, North Korea

  • 1950-11-26 China enters Korean conflict, sends troops across Yalu River
  • 1950-11-30 US President Harry Truman threatens China with atom bomb

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1950-12-19 Chinese invasion of Tibet forces the Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama to flee

14th Dalai Lama Tenzin Gyatso
14th Dalai Lama
Tenzin Gyatso
  • 1950-12-28 Chinese troops cross 38th Parallel, into South Korea
  • 1951-01-01 Massive Chinese/North Korean assault on UN-lines
  • 1951-01-04 Korean War: Chinese forces recapture Seoul
  • 1951-01-17 China refuses ceases-fire in Korea
  • 1951-02-01 UN condemns People's Republic of China as aggressor in Korea
  • 1951-04-29 China seizes the assets of the Asiatic Petroleum Company, a joint venture between the Shell and Royal Dutch oil companies in retaliation for the Hong Kong Government's requisitioning of the tanker Yung Hao
  • 1951-05-09 Air raid on Chinese positions at Yalu River
  • 1951-05-23 Seventeen Point Agreement for the Peaceful Liberation of Tibet signed in Beijing, formally establishes Chinese sovereignty over Tibet
  • 1951-05-27 Chinese Communists force Dalai Lama to surrender his army to Beijing
  • 1952-10-08 Chinese offensive in Korea
  • 1953-06-05 US Senate rejects China People's Republic membership to UN
  • 1953-09-29 US government gives France $385 million for combat in Indo-China

Conference meetingConference of Interest

1954-04-07 US President Dwight D. Eisenhower in news conference is first to voice fear of a "domino-effect" of communism in Indo-China

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • 1954-04-24 1st American, civilian pilot, P.R. Holden, wounded in Indochina
  • 1954-05-13 Chinese Middle School students in Singapore take part in anti-National Service riots
  • 1954-05-20 Chiang Kai-shek becomes president of Nationalist China
  • 1954-07-20 Armistice for Indo-China signed, Vietnam separates into North and South
  • 1954-08-11 Formal peace treaty ends over 7 yrs of fighting in Indochina between the French and the Communist Viet Minh
  • 1954-08-24 International Amateur Athletic Federation recognizes Red China
  • 1954-09-20 1st National People's Congress adopts Chinese constitution
  • 1954-12-01 Nationalist China & US sign dike agreement
  • 1954-12-02 Taiwan (ROC) & US sign the Mutual Defense Treaty, preventing Mainland China (PRC) from taking Taiwan between 1955-1979
  • 1955-01-18 Battle of Yijiangshan Islands between Chinese National Revolutionary Army and the People's Liberation Army

MurderAssassination Attempt

1955-04-11 Chartered Air India plane the "Kashmir Princess" is bombed and crashes into the South China Sea in a failed assassination attempt on Zhou Enlai by a Kuomintang secret agent

Premier of the People's Republic of China Zhou Enlai
Premier of the People's Republic of China
Zhou Enlai
  • 1956-05-16 Egypt recognizes People's Republic of China
  • 1958-02-11 Marshal Chen Yi succeeds Chu En-lai as Chinese Minister of Foreign Affairs
  • 1958-05-23 Mao Zedong starts the "Great Leap Forward" movement in China
  • 1958-07-05 First ascent of Gasherbrum I (Pakistani–Chinese border), 11th highest peak on earth
  • 1958-07-31 Anti-Chinese uprising in Tibet
  • 1958-08-23 People's Republic of China resumes bombardment of the Quemoy and Matsu islands in the Second Taiwan Strait Crisis
  • 1959-03-10 Tibetan uprising against Chinese occupation force in Lhasa, Tibet
  • 1959-03-28 11 days after Tibet uprising, China dissolves Tibet's government & installs Panchen Lama
  • 1959-03-30 Dalai Lama flees China and is granted political asylum in India
  • 1959-04-27 Mao Zedong resigns as Chairman of the PRC after the disastrous failure of the Great Leap Forward
  • 1959-04-27 The last Canadian missionary leaves the People's Republic of China.
  • 1959-08-24 Hiram L Fong sworn in as 1st Chinese-American senator while Daniel K Inouye sworn in as 1st Japanese-American Rep (Both from Hawaii)
  • 1959-10-23 Chinese troops move into India, 17 die
  • 1960-02-12 Chinese army kills 12 Indian soldiers
  • 1960-06-09 Typhoon Mary in China kills at least 1,600
  • 1960-08-13 USSR withdraws advisors from China
  • 1960-09-06 In a famous victory American decathlete Rafer Johnson scores Olympic record 8,392 points to win the gold medal in Rome; beats rival & friend C.K. Yang of China by 58 points
  • 1961-02-16 China uses its 1st nuclear reactor
  • 1961-02-19 Albania disavows Chinese "Revisionism"
  • 1961-10-05 China & Nepal sign treaty
  • 1962-07-21 Battles on Chinese & Indies boundary
  • 1962-09-08 Chinese troops exceed Mac-Mahon-line (Tibet-India boundary)
  • 1962-10-10 Indies assault up Chinese positions in North-India attack
  • 1962-10-20 Chinese army lands in India
  • 1962-11-21 The Chinese People's Liberation Army declares a unilateral cease-fire in the Sino-Indian War.
  • 1964-07-21 Race riots in Singapore between Chinese and Malay groups, 23 killed, 454 injured
  • 1964-09-03 2nd incident that year of race riots in Singapore between Chinese and Malay, 13 people killed, 106 injured
  • 1964-10-16 China becomes world's 5th nuclear power
  • 1965-04-20 People's Republic China offers North Vietnam military aid
  • 1965-05-14 2nd Chinese atom bomb explodes
  • 1965-09-07 China announces that it will reinforce its troops in the Indian border.
  • 1965-09-09 Tibet is made an autonomous region of China
  • 1965-11-17 General Meeting of UN refuses admittance of People's Republic of China
  • 1966-05-09 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC
  • 1966-10-27 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC
  • 1966-12-28 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC
  • 1967-06-17 China becomes world's 4th thermonuclear (H-bomb) power

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 301 - 367 of 367

  • 1973-04-06 Sun Wen, Chinese footballer
  • 1974-01-17 Yang Chen, Chinese footballer, born in Beijing, China
  • 1974-04-16 Xu Jinglei, Chinese actress, singer and director, born in Beijing, China
  • 1974-09-09 Gok Wan [Kowkhyn Wan], British fashion consultant, author and TV presenter (How to Look Good Naked, Gok Cooks Chinese), born in Leicester, England
  • 1974-10-13 Hawick Lau, Hong Kong Chinese actor (Sealed with a Kiss) and singer, born in Hong Kong
  • 1974-10-18 Zhou Xun, Quzhou, Zhejiang, Chinese actress and singer (Suzhou River, Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress)
  • 1975-07-17 Terence Tao, Australian-Chinese mathematician, born in Adelaide, Australia
  • 1975-10-29 Kelly Lin, Chinese actress

Person of interestChai Jing

1976-01-01 Chai Jing, Chinese broadcaster, author and documentary maker (Under the Dome), born in Linfen, Shanxi Province

Journalist and Environmental Activist Chai Jing
Journalist and Environmental Activist
Chai Jing
  • 1976-03-12 Zhao Wei, Chinese actress
  • 1976-11-24 Chen Lu, China, figure skater (Olympic bronze 94)
  • 1977-07-08 Wang Zhizhi, Chinese basketball player
  • 1977-09-18 Li Tie, Chinese footballer
  • 1977-09-30 Sun Jihai, Chinese footballer
  • 1977-11-13 Huang Xiaoming, Chinese actor and singer
  • 1978-06-16 Jasmine "Fish" Leong, Chinese Malaysian singer (Courage), born in Bahau, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia
  • 1978-08-16 Fu Mingxia, Chinese diver (Olympic gold women's 10m platform 1992, 96; 3m springboard 1996, 2000), born in Wuhan, China
  • 1978-09-05 Zhang Zhong, Chinese-Singaporean chess player, born in Chongqing, China
  • 1979-01-25 Pi Hongyan, Chinese-born French badminton player, born in Chonqing, China
  • 1979-01-29 Sui Feifei, Chinese basketball player, born in Qingdao, China
  • 1979-02-09 Zhang Ziyi, Chinese actress ( Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon), born in Beijing, China
  • 1979-03-05 Tang Gonghong, Chinese weightlifter
  • 1979-08-27 Tian Liang, Chinese diver
  • 1979-09-21 Jaymee Ong, Chinese-Australian model
  • 1979-10-05 Yao Chen, Chinese actress and Sina Weibo personality, born in Shishi City, Quanzhourn
  • 1979-10-07 Tang Wei, Chinese actress, born in Hangzhou, China
  • 1980-09-12 Yao Ming, Chinese basketball player, born in Shanghai
  • 1981-01-08 Xie Xingfang, Chinese badminton player, born in Guangzhou, China
  • 1981-03-14 Mei-Ting Sun, Chinese-born pianist
  • 1981-03-27 JJ Lin, Chinese singer (Music Voyager), born in Singapore
  • 1981-09-06 Yumiko Cheng, Hong Kong Cantopop singer, born in Shanghai, China
  • 1981-09-16 Fan Bingbing, Chinese actress and singer (My Fair Princess), born in Qingdao, Shandong
  • 1981-10-15 Guo Jingjing, Chinese diver
  • 1982-06-04 MC Jin [Au-Yeung], Chinese-American rapper, born in Miami, Florida
  • 1982-06-14 Lang Lang, Chinese concert pianist (The Painted Veil, Berlin Philharmonic), born in Shenyang, China
  • 1982-10-07 Li Yundi, Chinese classical pianist, born in Chongqing, China
  • 1982-10-09 Shi Jun, Chinese footballer, born in Dalian, China
  • 1982-12-04 Ho-Pin Tung, Dutch-Chinese auto racer (FIA World Endurance C'ship 2017, 18-19, 19-20 runner-up), born in Velp, Netherlands
  • 1983-01-10 Li Nina, Chinese aerial free-style skier, born in Benxi, China
  • 1983-02-11 Huang Shengyi, Chinese actress, born in Shanghai, China
  • 1983-07-05 Zheng Jie, Chinese tennis player (Olympic bronze 2008), born in Chengdu, China
  • 1983-07-13 Liu Xiang, Chinese athlete (Olympic gold 110m hurdles 2004), born in Shanghai, China
  • 1983-08-23 Sun Mingming, Chinese basketball player, World's tallest player at 7ft 9in, born in Bayan County, China
  • 1983-08-25 Janet Chow, Canadian/Chinese beauty pageant contestant
  • 1983-10-14 Lin Dan, Chinese badminton player (two-time Olympic champion, five-time World champion), born in Longyan, China
  • 1983-12-08 Liu Song, Chinese snooker player, born in Beijing, China
  • 1983-12-15 Wang Hao, Chinese table tennis player
  • 1984-01-26 Luo Xuejuan, Chinese swimmer, born in Hangzhou, China
  • 1984-03-10 Li Yuchun [Chris Lee], Chinese singer-songwriter and actress (Supergirl), born in Chengdu, Sichuan, China
  • 1985-01-23 Dong Fangzhuo, Chinese football player, born in Dalian, China
  • 1985-02-06 Yang Yu, Chinese swimmer, born in Hangzhou, China
  • 1985-06-26 Urgyen Trinley Dorje, Tibetan spiritual leader, born in Chamdo County, Tibet Autonomous Region, China
  • 1986-09-12 Yang Mi, Chinese actress (Eternal Love), born in Xuanwu District, Beijing, China
  • 1987-04-01 Ding Junhui, Chinese snooker player (Masters 2011; Shanghai Masters 2013, 16; UK C'ships 2005, 09, 19), born in Yixing, Jiangsu, China
  • 1987-04-01 Li Ting, Chinese diver (Olympic gold platform synchro 2004; World C'ships gold 2003, 05), born in Lingui, Guilin, Guangxi, China
  • 1987-08-25 Liu Yifei, Chinese actress and singer, born in Wuhan, China
  • 1987-10-27 Yi Jianlian, Chinese basketball player (Milwaukee Bucks), born in Heshan, Guangdong, China
  • 1988-10-20 Ma Long, Chinese table tennis player (Olympic and World Champion), born in Anshan, China
  • 1989-02-28 Zhang Liyin, Chinese R&B singer, born in Chengdu, China
  • 1989-03-08 Ming Xi, Chinese model, born in Shanghai, China

Person of interestGedhun Choekyi Nyima

1989-04-25 Gedhun Choekyi Nyima, 11th Panchen Lama, born in Lhari County, Tibet, China

11th Panchen Lama Gedhun Choekyi Nyima
11th Panchen Lama
Gedhun Choekyi Nyima
  • 1992-08-26 Yang Yilin, Chinese gymnast
  • 1993-03-06 Ning Zetao, Chinese swimmer (2015 World Championships, 2014 Asian Games), born in Zhengzhou, China
  • 1994-01-01 He Kexin, Chinese gymnast (Olympic gold uneven bars, team 2008; World C'ship gold uneven bars 2009), born in Beijing, China
  • 1994-02-27 Hou Yifan, Chinese chess player, born in Xinghua, China

Person of interestJoshua Wong

1996-10-13 Joshua Wong, Chinese activist (Demosistō), born in Hong Kong

Activist Joshua Wong
Activist
Joshua Wong

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