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1. 01-30 Stranded take buses anywhere China
C. 03-14 Riots, shots as anti-China unrest grows Lhasa, Tibet
D. 03-24 Protest as Olympic torch is lit Greece
05-12 Quake death toll 50,000 Sichuan
F. 08-08 China kicks off Olympics Ceremony Beijing
G. 08-16 Phelps wins historic eighth gold Beijing
7. 09-14 Death toll from landslide reaches 254 China
8. 09-17 3 babies dead, 6,200 ill from milk formula China

Summary.     Click for More > President Hu Jintao visits quake area Water behind 'quake lake' at top of dam Russia, China veto sanctions on Zimbabwe Web curbs for Olympic journalists Chinese border attack kills 16 China kicks off Olympics Ceremony  China opened the 29th Olympic Games with stunning fireworks as the Asian nation kicked off the biggest and most scrutinized Games in history Phelps becomes greatest Olympian Bolt surges to gold in new record Phelps wins historic eighth gold Bolt grabs third gold and record Argentina - second straight soccer gold Spectacular finale climaxes Games Death toll from landslide reaches 254 3 babies dead, 6,200 ill from milk formula  Drinking formula tainted with the same chemical involved in a massive pet food recall last year by Mengniu Dairy Group China's tainted milk scare spreads globally Astronaut takes China's first spacewalk Chinese Muslims ordered freed from Gitmo
Stranded take buses anywhere Riots, shots as anti-China unrest grows   Opponents of Chinese rule set fire to vehicles and shops as tear gas filled the streets and gunfire rang out in the capital, Lhasa Protest as Olympic torch is lit Olympic torch extinguished   The relay was disrupted by protesters demonstrating against the Chinese government, causing authorities to extinguish the flame 3 times China on alert over deadly child virus   Quake death toll 50,000
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  80 percent of the buildings collapsed in the Beichuan Qiang Autonomous County after the 7.8-magnitude quake.    Several hundred students are also feared to be buried in collapsed school buildings. 'Five million' homeless in quake. A frighte...
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Stranded take buses anywhere  Crowds at some of major train stations thinned slightly as thousands took advantage of a break in the nation's worst weather for 50 years Spielberg boycotts Olympic role Riots, shots as anti-China unrest grows Map of Lhasa China


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Jan.2  China to expand lethal injections
Jan.27  Share prices fall on Asia markets
Jan.28  Brutal winter affects millions
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Mar.14  
  Opponents of Chinese rule set fire to vehicles and shops as tear gas filled the streets and gunfire rang out in the capital, Lhasa.    Rallies have continued all week in the largest protests against Beijing's rule in 20 years. Dalai Lama, released a statement...
 Deaths reported in protests Mar.15  Dalai Lama's Tibet bloodshed fear Mar.16 'Eighty killed' in unrest Mar.18  Dalai Lama 'to resign' if violence worsens Mar.20  Police 'shot at Tibet protesters'  China locks down restive regions Mar.22  China threatens Tibetians; West protests Mar.24   Protest as Olympic torch is lit   A protester managed to breach the tight security during the torch lighting ceremony. He unfurled a banner, but was apprehended Mar.26  Monks disrupt tour of journalists Mar.30 Greece hands China Olympic torch

April 2008 ... more > Top ^
Apr.6  Angry protests as torch reaches London Apr.7   Olympic torch extinguished
  The relay was disrupted by protesters demonstrating against the Chinese government, causing authorities to extinguish the flame 3 times.    Officials extinguished and put the torch on a ...
Apr.9 Route changes mark Olympic torch relay
Apr.10  UN chief to miss Olympics opening Apr.12  Taiwan, China hold historic meeting Apr.23 More arrests as Australia hosts torch Apr.27  Train collision kills at least 66

May 2008 ... more > Top ^
May.3   China on alert over deadly child virus   Health Ministry strengthened surveillance and dispatched specialists to the Anhui province as the death toll from a virulent virus climbed to... May.6  China-Japan leaders hold summit May.7 Olympic flame lit on Everest peak
May.12     Quake death toll 50,000
  80 percent of the buildings collapsed in the Beichuan Qiang Autonomous County after the 7.8-magnitude quake
 Several hundred students are also feared to be buried in collapsed school buildings. 'Five million' homeless in quake. A frightened schoolgirl was pulled safely from the rubble of a school dormitory. More than 4.3 million homes collapsed or sustained damage
 Death toll rises in quake May.13  Quake death toll tops 12,000 Rescuers reach epicentre  China presses search for survivors May.14  Child-killing virus hits Beijing  Quake toll close to 15,000  Girl pulled from rubble after 50 hours  China steps up rescue operation May.15  Quake death toll could reach 50,000     President Hu Jintao visits quake area  Chinese President has flown to south-western Province, where it is feared up to 50,000 people may have died in the earthquake May.16 'Five million' homeless in quake  Hu Jintao spurs rescue effort May.17  Quake effort resumes after panic May.18  China to mourn quake victims; toll mounts May.19  Warning panics quake zone May.20  Earthquake toll tops 40,000 May.22 Quake death toll passes 50,000  Earthquake toll jumps again May.23  Quake victims need millions of tents  Quake toll passes 60,000 May.26  China ready to dynamite 'quake lake' May.27 Aftershocks demolish homes May.29  China seeks earthquake aid from Japan May.31 Race against time to drain 'quake lake'

June 2008 ... more > Top ^
Jun.2  China works to prevent 'epidemic' Jun.3  Quake children return to tent schools Jun.4     Water behind 'quake lake' at top of dam  Authorities watched nervously as rising water behind an earthquake-created dam neared a spillway designed to relieve pressure on it Jun.5  Aftershocks threaten quake lake Jun.9  Water rising too fast at quake lake Quake lake 'now draining'
Jun.12  China on alert for unrest in quake zone Jun.14 1 million flee from floods; 55 dead Jun.17  Floods leave at least 100 dead Jun.19  China raises fuel prices Jun.20  Tibet torch relay ends peacefully

July 2008 ... more > Top ^
Jul.3 Direct China-Taiwan flights begin
Jul.8  French head will attend Olympics Jul.11     Russia, China veto sanctions on Zimbabwe   Russia and China vetoed a resolution that would have imposed sanctions on Mugabe, and 11 senior members of his government Jul.30   Web curbs for Olympic journalists  Journalists covering the Olympic Games will not have completely uncensored access to the internet

August 2008 ... more > Top ^
Aug.1  President pleas for politics-free Games Aug.3   Chinese border attack kills 16   At least 16 police officers were killed, and 16 more were wounded, after an attack on a police station in western China Aug.5  China on alert after deadly border attack  Deadly earthquake hits China  Olympic relay in climax Aug.6  100,000 police on guard for Olympics Bush chides China over human rights
Aug.8   China kicks off Olympics Ceremony
  China opened the 29th Olympic Games with stunning fireworks as the Asian nation kicked off the biggest and most scrutinized Games in history
Aug.11  Phelps wins 3rd gold in 200 free Aug.12     Phelps becomes greatest Olympian  US swimmer Michael Phelps is winning his 10th gold medal with victory in the 200m butterfly. He claimed his fourth gold medal of the Beijing... Aug.14  Liukin wins all-around gold in gymnastics Aug.16   Bolt surges to gold in new record  Usain Bolt glided to 9.69, a new world record, as he produced a stunning run in the Olympic 100m final. He was well clear at 60m     Phelps wins historic eighth gold
  23-year-old Michael Phelps won his 8th Olympic gold medal of the Beijing Games to beat Spitz's 1972 record of 7, with victory in the 4x100m medley Aug.20 Former Chinese leader Hua Guofeng dies Aug.21  Hong Kong braces for possible typhoon hit Aug.22   Bolt grabs third gold and record  Usain Bolt made a 3rd world record after Jamaica claimed men's 4x100m relay gold by a huge margin to set a new benchmark of 37   Argentina - second straight soccer gold  Angel di Maria has fired Argentina to its second Olympic title in a row in a 1-0 victory over Nigeria Aug.23  Bekele storms to Olympic double Aug.24   Spectacular finale climaxes Games   Grand fireworks and spectacular choreography brought to a close the Games as one of the most remarkable Olympics in recent history  U.S. beat Spain to win basketball gold  China deports US Tibet protesters Aug.30  Iraq signs $3B oil deal with China  22 dead from Saturday quake Aug.31  Dalai Lama due to leave hospital  15 dead in fireworks blast

September 2008 ... more > Top ^
Sep.7  Asian Markets jump on US mortgage deal Sep.8 Landslide kills 34 in Shanxi
Sep.14   Death toll from landslide reaches 254  Rescue workers continue to recover more bodie from a mud and rock slide that occurred at an unlicensed mine Sep.15 Lehman collapse hits Asian shares Sep.16  Baby milk toll escalates Sep.17   3 babies dead, 6,200 ill from milk formula
  Drinking formula tainted with the same chemical involved in a massive pet food recall last year by Mengniu Dairy Group.    1,300 infants are hospitalized with illnesses includi...
Sep.18  4th baby dies from tainted formula Tests find liquid milk tainted Sep.19  Religious groups targeted before Olympics 'All-out effort' for babies Sep.20 Fire at club leaves 43 dead Sep.23   China's tainted milk scare spreads globally  African governments have stopped importing Chinese dairy products as the crisis spreads Sep.25  China stops tainted sweet sales Sep.27   Astronaut takes China's first spacewalk  A Chinese astronaut has completed his country's first-ever spacewalk as part of a program that is starting to rival the U.St. and Russia

October 2008 ... more > Top ^
Oct.3 Lung disease 'to kill 83m'
 Melamine found in 18 more food products Oct.5  Melamine in Cadbury products Oct.7   Chinese Muslims ordered freed from Gitmo  A federal judge has ordered the immediate release into the U.S. of 17 Chinese Muslims who have been held for several years in the facility Oct.8 Guantanamo Uighur release blocked Oct.12  Markets rally after crisis talks Oct.24 Asia-Europe Meeting convenes

November 2008 ... more > Top ^
Nov.3  Delegation of China, arrives in Taiwan Nov.5  China envoy to meet Taiwan leader Nov.9  Stocks surge after China stimulus Nov.19  Asia markets follow US share drop

December 2008 ... more > Top ^
Dec.1 Melamine death toll rises
Dec.21 China to provide $19B to Taiwan firms Dec.27 China dairies to compensate victims Dec.31  Milk scandal executives on trial


Chinese border attack kills 16   At least 16 police officers were killed, and 16 more were wounded, after an attack on a police station in western China Stranded take buses anywhere  Crowds at some of major train stations thinned slightly as thousands took advantage of a break in the nation's worst weather for 50 years China on alert over deadly child virus   Health Ministry strengthened surveillance and dispatched specialists to the Anhui province as the death toll from a virulent virus climbed to...   Quake death toll 50,000




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Jan.28  Brutal winter affects millions
Jan.30
Apr.27  Train collision kills at least 66
May.3
May.12
  80 percent of the buildings collapsed in the Beichuan Qiang Autonomous County after the 7.8-magnitude quake
 Several hundred students are also feared to be buried in collapsed school buildings. 'Five million' homeless in quake. A frightened schoolgirl was pulled safely from the rubble of a school dormitory. More than 4.3 million homes collapsed or sustained damage
May.12  Death toll rises in quake May.13  Quake death toll tops 12,000 May.13 Rescuers reach epicentre
May.13  China presses search for survivors May.14  Child-killing virus hits Beijing May.14  Quake toll close to 15,000 May.14  Girl pulled from rubble after 50 hours May.14  China steps up rescue operation May.15  Quake death toll could reach 50,000 May.15   President Hu Jintao visits quake area  Chinese President has flown to south-western Province, where it is feared up to 50,000 people may have died in the earthquake May.16 'Five million' homeless in quake May.16  Hu Jintao spurs rescue effort May.17  Quake effort resumes after panic May.18  China to mourn quake victims; toll mounts May.19  Warning panics quake zone May.20  Earthquake toll tops 40,000 May.22 Quake death toll passes 50,000 May.22  Earthquake toll jumps again May.23  Quake victims need millions of tents May.23  Quake toll passes 60,000 May.26  China ready to dynamite 'quake lake' May.27 Aftershocks demolish homes May.29  China seeks earthquake aid from Japan May.31 Race against time to drain 'quake lake' Jun.2  China works to prevent 'epidemic' Jun.3  Quake children return to tent schools Jun.4   Water behind 'quake lake' at top of dam  Authorities watched nervously as rising water behind an earthquake-created dam neared a spillway designed to relieve pressure on it Jun.5  Aftershocks threaten quake lake Jun.9  Water rising too fast at quake lake Jun.9 Quake lake 'now draining' Jun.14 1 million flee from floods; 55 dead Jun.17  Floods leave at least 100 dead Aug.5  Deadly earthquake hits China Aug.21  Hong Kong braces for possible typhoon hit Aug.30  22 dead from Saturday quake Aug.31  15 dead in fireworks blast Sep.8 Landslide kills 34 in Shanxi Sep.14 Death toll from landslide reaches 254
  Rescue workers continue to recover more bodie from a mud and rock slide that occurred at an unlicensed mine Sep.16  Baby milk toll escalates Sep.17 3 babies dead, 6,200 ill from milk formula
  Drinking formula tainted with the same chemical involved in a massive pet food recall last year by Mengniu Dairy Group.    1,300 infants are hospitalized with illnesses includi...
Sep.18  4th baby dies from tainted formula Sep.18 Tests find liquid milk tainted Sep.19 'All-out effort' for babies Sep.20 Fire at club leaves 43 dead Sep.23 China's tainted milk scare spreads globally
  African governments have stopped importing Chinese dairy products as the crisis spreads Sep.25  China stops tainted sweet sales Oct.3 Lung disease 'to kill 83m' Oct.3  Melamine found in 18 more food products Oct.5  Melamine in Cadbury products Dec.1 Melamine death toll rises Dec.27 China dairies to compensate victims



China, 2008 Sports Timeline ... See World Sports timeline Top ^
2008 Feb.12 Spielberg boycotts Olympic role
Mar.24 Protest as Olympic torch is lit
  A protester managed to breach the tight security during the torch lighting ceremony. He unfurled a banner, but was apprehended Mar.30 Greece hands China Olympic torch Apr.6  Angry protests as torch reaches London Apr.7 Olympic torch extinguished
  The relay was disrupted by protesters demonstrating against the Chinese government, causing authorities to extinguish the flame 3 times.    Officials extinguished and put the torch on a ...
Apr.9 Route changes mark Olympic torch relay Apr.10  UN chief to miss Olympics opening Apr.23 More arrests as Australia hosts torch May.7 Olympic flame lit on Everest peak Jun.20  Tibet torch relay ends peacefully Jul.8  French head will attend Olympics Jul.30 Web curbs for Olympic journalists  Journalists covering the Olympic Games will not have completely uncensored access to the internet Aug.1  President pleas for politics-free Games Aug.5  Olympic relay in climax Aug.6  100,000 police on guard for Olympics Aug.8 China kicks off Olympics Ceremony
  China opened the 29th Olympic Games with stunning fireworks as the Asian nation kicked off the biggest and most scrutinized Games in history
Aug.11  Phelps wins 3rd gold in 200 free Aug.12   Phelps becomes greatest Olympian  US swimmer Michael Phelps is winning his 10th gold medal with victory in the 200m butterfly. He claimed his fourth gold medal of the Beijing... Aug.14  Liukin wins all-around gold in gymnastics Aug.16 Bolt surges to gold in new record  Usain Bolt glided to 9.69, a new world record, as he produced a stunning run in the Olympic 100m final. He was well clear at 60m Aug.16   Phelps wins historic eighth gold
  23-year-old Michael Phelps won his 8th Olympic gold medal of the Beijing Games to beat Spitz's 1972 record of 7, with victory in the 4x100m medley Aug.22 Bolt grabs third gold and record  Usain Bolt made a 3rd world record after Jamaica claimed men's 4x100m relay gold by a huge margin to set a new benchmark of 37 Aug.22 Argentina - second straight soccer gold  Angel di Maria has fired Argentina to its second Olympic title in a row in a 1-0 victory over Nigeria Aug.23  Bekele storms to Olympic double Aug.24 Spectacular finale climaxes Games   Grand fireworks and spectacular choreography brought to a close the Games as one of the most remarkable Olympics in recent history Aug.24  U.S. beat Spain to win basketball gold



China, 2008 Business Timeline ... See World Business timeline Top ^
2008 Jan.27  Share prices fall on Asia markets May.31 Race against time to drain 'quake lake' Jun.19  China raises fuel prices Jul.3 Direct China-Taiwan flights begin Aug.24 Spectacular finale climaxes Games   Grand fireworks and spectacular choreography brought to a close the Games as one of the most remarkable Olympics in recent history Aug.30  Iraq signs $3B oil deal with China Sep.7  Asian Markets jump on US mortgage deal Sep.15 Lehman collapse hits Asian shares Sep.17 3 babies dead, 6,200 ill from milk formula
  Drinking formula tainted with the same chemical involved in a massive pet food recall last year by Mengniu Dairy Group.    1,300 infants are hospitalized with illnesses includi...
Sep.18 Tests find liquid milk tainted Sep.25  China stops tainted sweet sales Oct.3  Melamine found in 18 more food products Oct.5  Melamine in Cadbury products Oct.12  Markets rally after crisis talks Nov.9  Stocks surge after China stimulus Nov.19  Asia markets follow US share drop Dec.21 China to provide $19B to Taiwan firms Dec.27 China dairies to compensate victims Dec.31  Milk scandal executives on trial



China, 2008 Crime Timeline ... See World Crime timeline Top ^
2008 Jan.2  China to expand lethal injections Oct.7 Chinese Muslims ordered freed from Gitmo  A federal judge has ordered the immediate release into the U.S. of 17 Chinese Muslims who have been held for several years in the facility Oct.8 Guantanamo Uighur release blocked
Dec.31  Milk scandal executives on trial



China, 2008 Politics Timeline ... See World Politics timeline Top ^
2008 Feb.12 Spielberg boycotts Olympic role
Mar.14 Riots, shots as anti-China unrest grows Map of Lhasa China
  Opponents of Chinese rule set fire to vehicles and shops as tear gas filled the streets and gunfire rang out in the capital, Lhasa.    Rallies have continued all week in the largest protests against Beijing's rule in 20 years. Dalai Lama, released a statement...
Mar.14  Deaths reported in protests Mar.15  Dalai Lama's Tibet bloodshed fear Mar.16 'Eighty killed' in unrest Mar.18  Dalai Lama 'to resign' if violence worsens Mar.20  Police 'shot at Tibet protesters' Mar.20  China locks down restive regions Mar.22  China threatens Tibetians; West protests Mar.24 Protest as Olympic torch is lit   A protester managed to breach the tight security during the torch lighting ceremony. He unfurled a banner, but was apprehended Mar.26  Monks disrupt tour of journalists Apr.6  Angry protests as torch reaches London Apr.7 Olympic torch extinguished
  The relay was disrupted by protesters demonstrating against the Chinese government, causing authorities to extinguish the flame 3 times.    Officials extinguished and put the torch on a ...
Apr.9 Route changes mark Olympic torch relay
Apr.10  UN chief to miss Olympics opening Apr.12  Taiwan, China hold historic meeting Apr.23 More arrests as Australia hosts torch May.6  China-Japan leaders hold summit May.15   President Hu Jintao visits quake area  Chinese President has flown to south-western Province, where it is feared up to 50,000 people may have died in the earthquake May.16  Hu Jintao spurs rescue effort May.18  China to mourn quake victims; toll mounts May.29  China seeks earthquake aid from Japan Jun.12  China on alert for unrest in quake zone Jul.8  French head will attend Olympics Jul.11   Russia, China veto sanctions on Zimbabwe   Russia and China vetoed a resolution that would have imposed sanctions on Mugabe, and 11 senior members of his government Jul.30 Web curbs for Olympic journalists  Journalists covering the Olympic Games will not have completely uncensored access to the internet Aug.1  President pleas for politics-free Games Aug.5  China on alert after deadly border attack Aug.6  100,000 police on guard for Olympics Aug.6 Bush chides China over human rights Aug.20 Former Chinese leader Hua Guofeng dies Aug.24  China deports US Tibet protesters Aug.30  Iraq signs $3B oil deal with China Aug.31  Dalai Lama due to leave hospital Sep.19  Religious groups targeted before Olympics Sep.27 Astronaut takes China's first spacewalk  A Chinese astronaut has completed his country's first-ever spacewalk as part of a program that is starting to rival the U.St. and Russia Oct.24 Asia-Europe Meeting convenes Nov.3  Delegation of China, arrives in Taiwan Nov.5  China envoy to meet Taiwan leader