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

Film & TV History

2018-06-22 Comedian John Oliver is blocked on Chinese social media after parody of Chinese leader 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
  • 2018-07-23 250,000 doses of vaccines for children produced by a firm in China faulty according to reports in China
  • 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
  • 2018-07-30 British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt mistakenly calls his Chinese-born wife "Japanese" in meeting with his Chinese counterpart in Beijing

Film & TV History

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

Historic Event

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

  • 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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