Chinese History (Part 8)

China: Hong Kong - Macao

Historical Events

Events 701 - 728 of 728


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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

Journalist and Environmental Activist Chai Jing
Journalist and Environmental Activist
Chai Jing
  • 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 Large series of explosions in Tianjin, China leave at least 50 dead and 700 injured in an industrial accident
  • 2015-08-12 China cuts its currency the yuan for the 2nd day in a row to boast exports
  • 2015-08-22 15th World Championships in Athletics open at Beijing, China
  • 2015-08-24 China stock market's "Black Monday", Shanghai Composite loses 8.5%, sending other international markets lower
  • 2015-08-30 15th World Championships in Athletics close at Beijing, China

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2015-09-22 Chinese President Xi Jinping arrives in Seattle to start his first state visit to the US

Paramount Leader of China Xi Jinping
Paramount Leader of China
Xi Jinping
  • 2015-10-29 China announces the end of their one-child policy after 35 years

Film release premierFilm Premier

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: Briton Mark Selby beats Ding Junhui of China 18-14, at the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield
  • 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
  • 2016-09-25 World's largest radio telescope at 500m wide in Guizhou Province, China begins operating
  • 2016-10-17 Chinese spacecraft Shenzhou-11 launched from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre in northern China

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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

45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump
  • 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)
  • 2017-05-31 Kenya's Madaraka Express, a Chinese-built high speed railway from Mombassa 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

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