Chinese History (Part 5)

China: Hong Kong - Macao

Historical Events

Events 401 - 500 of 834

  • 1967-07-24 Chinese army/air force/fleet repress uprising in Wuhan City
  • 1967-08-21 China reports downing of 2 US bombers
  • 1967-09-11 Indian/Chinese border fights
  • 1967-12-24 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC
  • 1968-10-16 China reports removal of president Li Sjao-tji
  • 1968-12-27 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC
  • 1969-03-02 Chinese-Russian borders fight (approx 70 die)
  • 1969-03-15 Violent Chinese-Russian border dispute leaves 100s dead
  • 1969-04-23 Over 1000 square miles flooded in Shantung Province, China
  • 1969-04-24 Marshall Lin Biao named Mao's designated successor as the sole Vice Chairman of the Communist Party of China
  • 1969-09-22 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1971-07-09 Henry Kissinger visits the People's Republic of China to negotiate a detente between the US and China

US Secretary of State and Political Scientist Henry Kissinger
US Secretary of State and Political Scientist
Henry Kissinger

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1971-07-15 US President Richard Nixon announces he will visit the 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 United Nations votes to expel the Chinese Nationalist ruled Taiwan and admit the Communist People's Republic of 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 a groundbreaking trip to China

Agreement of InterestNixon Meets Mao

1972-02-21 Richard Nixon becomes the first US President to visit China, normalizing relations between the countries in a meeting with Chinese leader Mao Zedong in Beijing

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Richard Nixon meets Chairman Mao in Beijing
Richard Nixon meets Chairman Mao in Beijing
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1972-02-27 US President Richard Nixon and Chinese Premier Zhou Enlai issue 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

Conference meetingMeeting of Interest

1973-02-17 US National Security Adviser Henry Kissinger meets Chinese leader Mao Zedong, where the latter jokingly offers to send 10 million Chinese women to the United States

Chinese Revolutionary and Chairman of the Communist Party Mao Zedong
Chinese Revolutionary and Chairman of the Communist Party
Mao Zedong
US Secretary of State and Political Scientist Henry Kissinger
US Secretary of State and Political Scientist
Henry Kissinger
  • 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
  • 1974-01-19 China and South Vietnam clash over the Paracel Islands, resulting in a Chinese victory

Historic DiscoveryTerracotta Army Discovered

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

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The Terracotta army standing guarding at the tomb of China's 1st emperor, Qin Shi Huang
The Terracotta army standing guarding at the tomb of China's 1st emperor, Qin Shi Huang
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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 awardsGolden Globes

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, strikes Haicheng, Liaoning, China
  • 1975-08-03 500 drown when 2 river boats collide and sink in China's West River
  • 1975-08-08 As a result of rainfall from Typhoon Nina, the Banqiao Dam in China fails, causing the collapse of almost 6 million buildings and 229,000 deaths
  • 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 works of Aristotle, William Shakespeare and Charles Dickens

Philosopher Aristotle
Philosopher
Aristotle
Novelist Charles Dickens
Novelist
Charles Dickens
Playwright William Shakespeare
Playwright
William Shakespeare
  • 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

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1981-07-26 New York Mayor Ed Koch is given the Heimlich maneuver in a Chinese restaurant

Congressman and NYC Mayor Ed Koch
Congressman and NYC Mayor
Ed Koch
  • 1981-09-19 Satellites China 10 & 11 launched into Earth orbit by B-1 rocket

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1982-01-21 Shaolin Temple" martial arts film released, first Hong Kong feature filmed in China, directed by Chang Hsin Yen, starring Jet Li in his debut role

Chinese Actor and Martial Artist Jet Li
Chinese Actor and Martial Artist
Jet Li
  • 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 President of the People's Republic of China and Deng Xiaoping the supreme commander
  • 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"

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