Chinese History (Part 8)

China: Hong Kong - Macao

Historical Events

Events 701 - 800 of 834

  • 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

Historic Event

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

Historic Event

2013-03-15 Li Keqiang assumes office as the 7th Premier of the People's Republic of China

  • 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

Sports History

2013-10-27 American Serena Williams wins her 4th season ending tennis title; beats Li Na of China 2–6, 6–3, 6–0 in the WTA Championship final in Istanbul, Turkey

  • 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
  • 2014-03-04 Chinese premier Li Keqiang declares war on pollution at the National People’s Congress
  • 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

Agreement of Interest

2014-05-21 Russian President Putin signs agreements with China in Beijing in relation to trade and infrastructure

  • 2014-05-23 Russia and China veto the U.N. Security Council resolution to establish an International Criminal Court for war crimes in Syria
  • 2014-07-26 The Chinese government suspends a Shanghai meat dealer and makes arrests after the company sold out-of-date meat to fast food chains, including McDonald's 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

Historic Event

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

  • 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 China cuts its currency the yuan for the 2nd day in a row to boast exports
  • 2015-08-12 Large series of explosions in Tianjin, China leave at least 50 dead and 700 injured in an industrial accident
  • 2015-08-22 15th Athletics World Championships open at Beijing, China
  • 2015-08-24 China stock market's "Black Monday", Shanghai Composite loses 8.5%, sending other international markets lower
  • 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 Premiere

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
  • 2016-01-19 China's economic growth revealed as lowest for 25 years - 6.9% in 2015
  • 2016-02-01 Poor weather conditions strand 100,000 Chinese New Year travelers at a railway station in Guangzhou, China
  • 2016-02-16 China announces it will relocate 9,000 people in Guizhou province, before completion of world's largest telescope (FAST), designed to look for extraterrestrial life
  • 2016-05-02 World Snooker Championship, Crucible Theatre, Sheffield: Mark Selby of England beats China's Ding Junhui, 18-14 for his second world crown
  • 2016-05-23 Chinese archaeologists announce findings of earliest use of barley in China to make beer, Shaanxi province 3400-2900 BC
  • 2016-06-20 China's super computer tally overtakes the US; Chinese 93 petaflop Sunway TaihuLight is world's No. 1
  • 2016-08-09 Chinese weightlifter Deng Wei sets a world record of 147kg in the clean & jerk, and another for a total score of 262kg, to win the women's 63kg gold medal at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics
  • 2016-08-15 Anita Włodarczyk of Poland sets a world record 82.29m to win the women's hammer throw gold medal at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics; Zhang Wenxiu (China) silver, and Sophie Hitchon (Great Britain) bronze.
  • 2016-08-20 Chinese diver Chen Aisen does the Olympic 10m platform double in Rio de Janeiro; having already won the synchronised event, he wins the individual gold by a comfortable margin
  • 2016-08-20 Rio de Janeiro Olympics: team sports - China beats Serbia, 3-1 for the women's indoor volleyball gold; in the men's water polo final, Serbia downs Croatia, 11-7 for first Olympic title

Olympic Gold

2016-08-20 South Korean golfer Inbee Park wins the inaugural Olympic women's individual gold with a final score of 16 under par in Rio de Janeiro; Lydia Ko (New Zealand) 11 under par; Shanshan Feng (China) 10 under par

  • 2016-09-25 World's largest radio telescope called Tianyain or FAST [[Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Telescope]] has first light in Guizhou Province, China
  • 2016-10-17 Chinese spacecraft Shenzhou-11 launched from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre in northern China

Historic Event

2016-12-02 Donald Trump takes a call with Taiwanese leader Tsai Ing-wen, in a break from America's long standing "One China" policy

  • 2016-12-16 5 day pollution red alert declared in Beijing and 21 other Chinese cities, classified by officials as a “meteorological disaster”
  • 2017-01-30 Scientists in central China reveal oldest known human ancestor - 540-million-year-old Saccorhytus in a fossil
  • 2017-04-01 Chinese leaders announce plans to build city in Xiongan New Area, 3x size of New York
  • 2017-04-06 Chinese President Xi Jinping arrives in Florida for talks with US President Donald Trump
  • 2017-05-09 Fossil of Chinese feathered baby dinosaur formally identified as Beibeilong sinensis (baby dragon in Chinese)

Historic Event

2017-05-31 Kenya's Madaraka Express, a Chinese-built high speed railway from Mombasa to Nairobi is opened by Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta

  • 2017-06-23 Landslide in Xinmo village, Sichuan province, China kills 15 with more than 100 missing
  • 2017-06-28 China’s president, Xi Jinping begins 3 day trip to Hong Kong to mark 20 years since the territory handed back to China
  • 2017-07-20 China announces a plan against “foreign garbage” banning 24 categories of plastic and recyclable waste from 2018

Music History

2017-07-21 Singer Justin Bieber barred from performing in China by Beijing Municipal Bureau of Culture citing his "bad behavior"

  • 2017-07-30 China's President Xi Jinping heads 12,000 troop parade at Zhurihe training base, Inner Mongolia marking 90 years since founding of the People's Liberation Army
  • 2017-08-11 Chinese crime writer Liu Yongbiao after announcing novel called "Beautiful Writer who Killed", arrested for murders of four people nearly 22 years ago
  • 2017-10-04 Chinese pianist Lang Lang plays Carneige Hall one-handed due to injury with 14 year-old Maxim Lando playing his left hand for Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue"
  • 2017-10-18 19th Chinese Communist Party congress opens in Beijing with President Xi Jinping delivering 3hr 23min speech heralding “new era”
  • 2017-10-25 Chinese Premier Xi Jinping unveils his new ruling council in the Great Hall of the People, none of the five are young enough to succeed him
  • 2017-11-15 3 UCLA basketball players suspended after admitting shoplifting in China, only released at President Trump's request
  • 2017-11-26 Factory explosion in Chinese port city Ningbo kills at least 2, injuries 30, flattens buildings
  • 2017-11-30 Disney announces it has cast Chinese actress Liu Yifei to play Mulan in up-coming live action film

Historic Event

2017-12-17 Set of ink-brush paintings by Qi Baishi sells at auction for 931.5m yuan ($US140m) in Bejing, a record for Chinese paintings

  • 2017-12-31 Ban on ivory trade in China comes into effect
  • 2018-01-11 In China's first significant #MeToo moment Beihang University in Beijing fires a professor for sexual misconduct
  • 2018-01-23 Chinese researchers report they have cloned two monkeys, using the same technology as Dolly the Sheep
  • 2018-02-25 China briefly bans the letter 'N' as part of widespread censorship efforts
  • 2018-03-05 China announces a military budget of 1.11 trillion yuan ($175 billion)
  • 2018-03-11 China's National People's Congress approves removal of term limits for a leader, will allow Xi Jinping presidency for life
  • 2018-03-12 Research shows Chinese cites have decreased pollution by 32 percent on average in just four years
  • 2018-03-17 China's National People's Congress appoints Wang Qishan as vice-president
  • 2018-03-21 China announces greater controls over the media, including merging state-run radio and television broadcasters into a single conglomerate called “Voice of China”
  • 2018-03-22 US President Donald Trump imposes $60 billion worth of tariffs on Chinese imports

Historic Event

2018-03-25 North Korean leader Kim Jong un begins surprise trip to Beijing by train to meet Chinese President Xi Jinping

Historic Event

2018-03-26 E-commence group Alibaba Group and US car maker Ford unveil a car vending machine without sales people 5 stories high in Guangzhou, China

  • 2018-03-28 North Korea's Kim Jong-un meets Chinese leader Xi Jinping in Beijing, China, his first trip outside of North Korea since coming to power in 2011
  • 2018-04-22 Bus crash in North Korea kills 36, with most Chinese tourists

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