Chinese History (Part 6)

China: Hong Kong - Macao

Historical Events

Events 501 - 600 of 834

  • 1983-10-06 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC
  • 1984-02-01 China & Netherlands regain diplomatic relations
  • 1984-06-10 Zhu Jian Hua of China high jumps a record 7'10" (2.39m)
  • 1984-09-19 Britain & China complete a proposed agreement to transfer Hong Kong to China by 1997
  • 1984-09-26 Britain & China initial agreement return Hong Kong to China in 1997
  • 1984-12-19 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC

Treaty of Interest

1984-12-19 Chinese Premier Zhao Ziyang and British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher sign the Sino-British Joint Declaration to transfer Hong Kong back to China in 1997

  • 1985-02-19 Mickey Mouse welcomed in China
  • 1985-04-18 "Wham!" become the first western pop act to release an album in China
  • 1985-05-27 Britain agrees to return Hong Kong to China in 1997
  • 1985-11-23 Retired CIA analyst Larry Wu-tai Chin, arrested of spying for China

Historic Event

1986-10-12 Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, visit the People's Republic of China

  • 1987-01-01 China's rudimentary civil code in effect
  • 1987-01-09 Chinese Vietnamese border fights, 1,500 killed
  • 1987-04-13 Portugal signs agreement to return Macau to China (in 1999)
  • 1987-11-24 Li Peng succeeds premier Zhao Ziyang for the People's Republic of China
  • 1988-01-18 Airliner crashes in SW China, killing all 108 on board
  • 1988-09-29 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC
  • 1988-10-01 The inaugural Olympic table tennis program concludes in Seoul with China and South Korea each winning 2 titles
  • 1988-10-12 Israel & China sign trade deal, plan diplomatic relations
  • 1988-10-29 China announces a herbal male contraceptive
  • 1988-11-08 900 die as earthquake hits China
  • 1988-11-10 China confirms earthquake death toll will rise above current 938
  • 1988-12-01 Chinese minister of Foreign affairs Qian Qichen visits Moscow
  • 1988-12-26 Anti African student rebellion in Nanjing, China
  • 1989-02-21 US bust Chinese drug smuggling ring, capturing a record 820 lbs of heroin worth $1 billion at street 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 student 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

Meeting of Interest

1989-05-16 Soviet president Mikhail Gorbachev and Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping meet in Beijing and formally end a 30-year rift

  • 1989-05-20 China declares martial law in Beijing

Goddess of Democracy

1989-05-29 Student pro-democracy protesters in Tiananmen Square, China construct a replica of the Statue of Liberty, naming it the Goddess of Democracy

  • 1989-06-02 10,000 Chinese soldiers are blocked by 100,000 citizens in Tiananmen Square, Beijing, protecting students demonstrating for democracy

Tiananmen Square Massacre

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

Appointment of Interest

1989-06-24 Jiang Zemin appointed the General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China

  • 1990-01-10 China lifts martial law, imposed after the Tiananmen Square massacre in 1989
  • 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 12 year old Chinese diver Fu Mingxia wins 10m platform gold medal at World Swimming Championships in Perth, Australia; youngest world champion in the history of any aquatic event
  • 1991-11-30 FIFA Women's World Cup Final, Tianhe Stadium, Guangzhou, China: Michelle Akers scores twice as US beats Norway, 2-1

Historic Event

1991-12-29 Boeing 747-200F freight plane of China Airlines crashes into mountain shortly after takeoff from Chiang Kai-shek International Airportat Taipei, Taiwan, killing 5-member crew

  • 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

Theater Premiere

1992-06-28 Ra Lewis' dramatic play "Chinese Coffee", starring Al Pacino, opens at the Circle in Square Theater, NYC; runs for 18 performances

  • 1992-07-29 Ira Lewis's one-act drama"Chinese Coffee" closes at Circle in the Square Theater, NYC, after 18 performances
  • 1992-08-04 The diving competition at the Barcelona Olympics concludes with Chinese athletes dominant, winning 3 of 4 gold medals contested - American Mark Lenzi wins 3m springbaord
  • 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

Historic Event

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 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
  • 1993-09-08 Wang Junxia creates a women's world record 10,000m (29:31.78) at the Chinese National Games
  • 1993-09-12 Wang Junxia runs a women's 3000 m world record (8:12.29) at the Chinese National Games
  • 1993-09-13 Wang Junxia runs a new women's 3000m world record (8:06.11) 1 day after setting previous record at the Chinese National Games
  • 1993-10-05 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC
  • 1993-10-07 Massive Muslim demonstration in Xining, China, 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
  • 1994-09-04 Chinese diver Fu Mingxia wins 10m platform gold medal at World Swimming Championships in Rome, Italy; becomes first female to win back-to-back world titles in the event
  • 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
  • 1995-03-12 World Ladies' Figure Skating Champ in Birmingham won by Chen Lu (China)
  • 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
  • 1996-08-01 Tiffeny Milbrett scores the winner as the US beats China 2-1 at the Atlanta Olympics for the first ever Olympic gold medal in women's soccer
  • 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

Historic Event

1997-02-24 Deng Xiaoping the former paramount leader of China is cremated five days after he passed away

  • 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) is successful
  • 1997-07-01 United Kingdom returns Hong Kong and the New Territories 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 Indonesians of Chinese descent 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.

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