Chinese History (Part 9)

China: Hong Kong - Macao

Historical Events

Events 801 - 834 of 834

  • 2018-05-01 Chinese authorities label British cartoon "Peppa Pig" subversive and it is removed from the Douyin video website
  • 2018-05-09 Nicaraguan anti-government protests involving tens of thousands take place in Managua and Matagalpa y Chinandega
  • 2018-05-10 China announces plans for the world's largest weather-control mechanism, rain-inducing machines for the Tibetan Plateau (area the size of Alaska)
  • 2018-05-13 China's first domestically built aircraft carrier begins sea trials in Dalian, China
  • 2018-05-14 Chinese mountain climber and double amputee Xia Boyu reaches the summit of Mt Everest
  • 2018-06-06 Special pedestrian lane introduced just for "phubbers" slow-walking smartphone users in Xi'an, China

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2018-06-22 Comedian John Oliver is blocked on Chinese social media after parody of Chinese leader Xi Jinping

Comedian John Oliver
Comedian
John Oliver
Paramount Leader of China Xi Jinping
Paramount Leader of China
Xi Jinping
  • 2018-07-04 Chinese technology company Baidu announces it has begun mass production of self-driving buses, the 14-seat Apolong
  • 2018-07-11 Oldest stone tools outside Africa discovered in Lantian country, western China, estimated 2.12 million years old made by hominins
  • 2018-07-12 Chemical plant explosion in Jiangan County, Sichuan Province, China, kills at least 19
  • 2018-07-23 Environmental reports finds China on track to reach new emission targets, but carbon dioxide emissions risen - 9.2 billion metric tons in 2017, more than US and Europe combined
  • 2018-07-23 250,000 doses of vaccines for children produced by a firm in China faulty according to reports in China
  • 2018-07-30 British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt mistakenly calls his Chinese-born wife "Japanese" in meeting with his Chinese counterpart in Beijing

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2018-08-07 China bans release of Winnie the Pooh movie "Christopher Robin", after character used to mock Chinese President Xi Jinping

Paramount Leader of China Xi Jinping
Paramount Leader of China
Xi Jinping
  • 2018-08-10 Evidence of one million Uighurs being held in "counter-extremism centers" in China presented to UN Committee on Human Rights
  • 2018-08-28 Chinese ride-sharing firm Didi Chuxing issues public apology after second Hitch passenger killed within three months

  • 2018-09-11 Russia launches its largest military exercise since 1981 involving 300,000 personal with Chinese troops participating
  • 2018-09-16 Typhoon Mangkhut makes landfall near Jiangmen City, China, winds 120 miles an hour cause tower blocks in nearby Hong Kong to sway
  • 2018-09-18 China announces new $60 billion tariffs on US imports, a day after the US imposes $200 billion worth of new tariffs on Chinese goods
  • 2018-09-27 First Chinese #MeToo case goes to court, TV star Zhu Jun sues for defamation after accusation posted online
  • 2018-09-30 Chinese-French painter Zao Wou-Ki's work "Juin-Octobre 1985" sells for $65 million in Hong Kong, in one of the most expensive art auctions ever in Asia
  • 2018-10-07 China confirms it has detained Interpol chief Meng Hongwei, who resigns from his position after being reported missing
  • 2018-10-16 Chairman of China's Xinjiang’s government defends its detention camps for Uighur Muslims saying they provided “vocational education and training”
  • 2018-10-23 World's longest sea-crossing bridge, the Hong Kong Macau Zhuhai bridge at 55km, opened by Chinese President Xi Jinping
  • 2018-11-03 Truck loses control hitting 31 cars and killing at least 15 people near a tollbooth in Lanzhou, China
  • 2018-11-08 Virtual newsreader unveiled by China's state news agency Xinhua News, able to work 24 hours a day

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2018-11-11 Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba sets new record for their Singles Day sale, $1 billion in 85 seconds, $30.8bn in 24 hours

Alibaba Entrepreneur Jack Ma
Alibaba Entrepreneur
Jack Ma
  • 2018-11-18 APEC Summit in Papa New Guinea fails to produce a joint agreement for first time in two decades after US and China clash on definition of trade
  • 2018-11-23 Italian designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana apologize for culturally insensitive video and media posts insulting Chinese culture, cancel Shanghai fashion show
  • 2018-11-26 Chinese scientist He Jiankui claims to have made the first genetically edited baby
  • 2018-11-27 Explosion near chemical company in Hebei Province, Northern China kills at least 23, injuring 22
  • 2018-12-02 Trade war truce agreed between US President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping at G-20 meeting in Argentina
  • 2018-12-05 CO2 emissions reach all-time high (up 2.7%) driven by coal use in China and consumption of oil, in Global Carbon Project report
  • 2018-12-12 China built 88 out of world's 143 skyscrapers in 2018 more than any country ever (buildings over 200 meters/656 ft)

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