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

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1984-04-26 President Reagan visits China

US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
US President & Actor
Ronald Reagan
  • 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

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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

British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher
British Prime Minister
Margaret Thatcher
  • 1984-12-19 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC
  • 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

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

Queen of the United Kingdom Elizabeth II
Queen of the United Kingdom
Elizabeth II
Duke of Edinburgh Prince Philip
Duke of Edinburgh
Prince Philip
  • 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

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

Soviet General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev
Soviet General Secretary
Mikhail Gorbachev
Paramount Leader of China Deng Xiaoping
Paramount Leader of China
Deng Xiaoping

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

ChinaGoddess 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
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Hundreds of thousands of Chinese protest around a 10-meter replica of the Statue of Liberty they called the Goddess of Democracy
Hundreds of thousands of Chinese protest around a 10-meter replica of the Statue of Liberty they called 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 MassacreTiananmen Square Massacre

1989-06-03 Beginning of the Tiananmen Square Massacre as Chinese troops open fire on pro-democracy supporters in Beijing
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Shopping bags in hand, an unknown protester stands in front of a line of tanks in Tiananmen Square
Shopping bags in hand, an unknown protester stands in front of a line of tanks in Tiananmen Square
  • 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

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

Paramount Leader of China Jiang Zemin
Paramount Leader of China
Jiang Zemin
  • 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
  • 1991-12-29 Boeing 747-200F of China Airlines crash into mountain at Taipei
  • 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
  • 1992-06-28 "Chinese Coffee" opens at Circle in Sq Theater NYC for 18 performances
  • 1992-07-29 "Chinese Coffee" closes at Circle in Sq 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

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1992-10-23 Emperor Akihito becomes the first Emperor of Japan to stand on Chinese soil

Emperor of Japan Akihito
Emperor of Japan
Akihito
  • 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

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

Paramount Leader of China Deng Xiaoping
Paramount Leader of China
Deng Xiaoping
  • 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), 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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