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

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

Paramount Leader of China Xi Jinping
Paramount Leader of China
Xi Jinping

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

Premier of China Li Keqiang
Premier of China
Li Keqiang
  • 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

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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

Tennis Player Serena Williams
Tennis Player
Serena Williams
Tennis Player Li Na
Tennis Player
Li Na
  • 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

AgreementAgreement of Interest

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

Russian President Vladimir Putin
Russian President
Vladimir Putin
  • 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 suspendes the operations of a Shanghai meat dealer and has makes arrests after the company sold out-of-date meat to fast food chains, including McDonalds 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

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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 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 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
  • 2016-08-09 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

OlympicsOlympic 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

Golfer Lydia Ko
Golfer
Lydia Ko
  • 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
  • 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
  • 2017-07-20 China announces a plan against “foreign garbage” banning 24 categories of plastic and recyclable waste from 2018

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

Pop Star Justin Bieber
Pop Star
Justin Bieber
  • 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
  • 2017-12-17 Set of ink-brush paintings by Qi Baishi sells at auction for 931.5m yuan in Bejing - 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

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

Supreme Leader and Dictator of North Korea Kim Jong-un
Supreme Leader and Dictator of North Korea
Kim Jong-un
Paramount Leader of China Xi Jinping
Paramount Leader of China
Xi Jinping

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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

Alibaba Entrepreneur Jack Ma
Alibaba Entrepreneur
Jack Ma
  • 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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