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Summary.     Click for More > Police killed 12 in Uyghur riots   Darkness envelops Asia during eclipse   Darkness fell across parts of China and India as a total solar eclipse passed across the world's most populous countries Typhoon Morakot slams into China Millions displaced as typhoon blasts China Landslide crushes buildings Dalai Lama to visit typhoon-hit Taiwan   Dalai Lama arrives in Taiwan  The Dalai Lama arrived on a visit that will include prayers for victims of Typhoon Morakot, but which has raised the ire of neighboring China Five killed as protesters, police clash China marks Communist anniversary Nations urge early N Korea talks Trade focus for Obama talks Coal mine blast death toll reaches 87 Obama announces climate deal with China Dissident sentenced to 11 years Mentally ill British man executed
China confirms 3rd bird flu death this year China suffering worst drought in 50 years Economy tops China's congress meeting  At the National People's Congress Premier Wen Jiabao pledging economic growth amid a growing national deficit and the global financial crisi... China: U.S. ship violated international law Dalai Lama refused visa for peace summit   'Flu' hotel sealed off  About 300 people have been placed under quarantine after a guest there became China's first confirmed swine flu case Hong Kong holds Tiananmen vigil Scores killed in China protests Map of Urumqi China
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  China confirms 3rd bird flu death this year   16-year-old boy, who had fallen ill on January 8, died in the city of Huaihua in the central Hunan province Death penalty over contaminated milk China suffering worst drought in 50 years  The land is parched and the irrigation dams have dried up; Crops and livestock are dying. $44 million dollars allocated in emergency aid Clinton: Human rights 'cannot interfere' 74 dead in mine blast Economy tops China's congress meeting


January 2009 ... more > Top ^
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February 2009 ... more > Top ^
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Feb.10  Broadcaster sorry for deadly hotel fire
Feb.20  Clinton urges stronger China ties
Feb.21
Feb.25  U.S. report scolds China on human rights


March 2009 ... more > Top ^
Mar.4  
  At the National People's Congress Premier Wen Jiabao pledging economic growth amid a growing national deficit and the global financial crisis.    Wen said there would be a $500bn investment...
 China 'faces most difficult year' Mar.9  Tensions high in advance of anniversary Mar.10   China: U.S. ship violated international law  China's state-run media: A U.S. surveillance ship violated Chinese and international laws during patrols more than 100 miles off the Chinese coast Mar.12  China expects 2010 world recovery Mar.17  North Korean premier arrives in China Mar.20  U.S. crew: 'Chinese aggression' Mar.23     Dalai Lama refused visa for peace summit  South Africa has refused the Tibetan spiritual leader a visa to attend an international peace conference in Johannesburg Mar.25 YouTube blocked in China Mar.29 Major cyber spy network uncovered

April 2009 ... more > Top ^
Apr.15  Weak exports hit China's growth Apr.29  Star cyclists failed Beijing doping tests

May 2009 ... more > Top ^
May.1     'Flu' hotel sealed off
  About 300 people have been placed under quarantine after a guest there became China's first confirmed swine flu case
 China moves to curb virus spread May.4  Mexico to start China flu airlift May.7  2008 quake killed 5,335 students May.8  'Flu' hotel guests free May.11  China bolsters disaster response May.12  Amid rebuilding, scars linger from quake May.22  Missing 'millionaires' hunted in Hong Kong May.28  China quarantines U.S. school group May.31  Treasury sec. to meet with China leaders

June 2009 ... more > Top ^
Jun.3 US presses China over Tiananmen Jun.4   Hong Kong holds Tiananmen vigil
  A vigil marking 20 years since the Tiananmen massacre in Hong Kong is the only part of China to commemorate the event Jun.5  Massive landslide buries dozens Jun.10  China's computers at hacking risk Jun.12  Chinese sub collides with U.S. sonar array  Uyghurs grateful after release from Gitmo Jun.15  First summit for emerging giants Jun.20 Factory blast kills at least 16 Jun.21  China fights HIV/AIDS among prostitutes Jun.24  China puts 'giant thumb' on trade Jun.25  U.S. criticizes arrest of Chinese dissident Jun.30  China delays internet filter plan

July 2009 ... more > Top ^
Jul.1  BP, Chinese win lucrative oil contract Jul.5   Scores killed in China protests
Map of Urumqi China
  Violence in restive western region of Xinjiang has left at least 140 people dead and more than 800 injured
 Several hundred people were arrested after a protest, in Urumqi turned violent. Exiled Uighur leader says police fired on students. The protest was prompted by a deadly fight between Uighurs and Han Chinese last month
Jul.6 Unrest spreads in western China Angry Uighurs defy Chinese police Jul.7 Restive city under curfew Troops flood into riot city Jul.8  Riot city 'under control' Jul.9  Quake destroys 10,000 homes Jul.12  Urumqi bans illegal public assembly  Stores reopen in Urumqi after protests Jul.15 China grows faster amid worries Jul.19     Police killed 12 in Uyghur riots
  China acknowledged that security forces shot dead 12 people during ethnic riots in the northwest earlier this month Jul.21  Group of 22 U.S. students quarantined     Darkness envelops Asia during eclipse
  Darkness fell across parts of China and India as a total solar eclipse passed across the world's most populous countries.    Stargazers and scientists travelled far to see the eclipse, ...
Jul.24  China launches Arabic TV channel Jul.25  Chinese hack film festival site Jul.27 China-US economic talks kick off
 Quake devastated wild panda habitat Jul.28 US and China 'committed to trade'

August 2009 ... more > Top ^
Aug.3  Plague death toll rises Aug.9     Typhoon Morakot slams into China   At least one person was killed as Typhoon Morakot is packing high winds and torrential rain. Nearly a million people had been evacuated     Millions displaced as typhoon blasts China  High winds and torrential rain of Typhoon Morakot that slammed into China's coastal provinces and Taiwan has left dozens missing Aug.10   Landslide crushes buildings
Map of Pengxi in Zhejiang China  At least 6 apartment blocks have collapsed following landslides in eastern China, trapping an unknown number of people Aug.13  WTO rules China must open markets  Filtering software will not be required Aug.14  Lead poisons at least 615 children Aug.19  Web addiction camp investigated Aug.26  Organ donor system to stop trafficking     Dalai Lama to visit typhoon-hit Taiwan  Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou said that the country will allow a visit by the Dalai Lama to pray for the victims of the typhoon-battered isl... Aug.30     Dalai Lama arrives in Taiwan
  The Dalai Lama arrived on a visit that will include prayers for victims of Typhoon Morakot, but which has raised the ire of neighboring China
 Myanmar refugees flood into China Aug.31  Dalai Lama disputes China's claims

September 2009 ... more > Top ^
Sep.2  Plants shut for lead poisoning Sep.4   Five killed as protesters, police clash   Thousands of Han Chinese have been protesting over an unexplained spate of stabbings with syringes Sep.5 Leaders axed after rioting
M.D.s: Some reports mistaken Sep.9 China set to provide first swine flu vaccine Sep.15  Birth defects on the rise in China Sep.22 China vows climate change action Sep.30   China marks Communist anniversary  China is staging mass celebrations to mark 60 years since the Communist Party came to power

October 2009 ... more > Top ^
Oct.3  Chinese premier meets NK leader Oct.8  Mine accident kills 26 Oct.9     Nations urge early N Korea talks  Leaders of China, South Korea and Japan have urged an early resumption of talks on North Korea's nuclear program Oct.13 Fall in China trade figures eases
Oct.14  Dutch tourists die in China balloon crash Oct.18  Deadly barn collapse kills 10 Oct.20 China ups rescue effort for hijacked ship  Many 'missing' after riots Oct.21  Chinese GDP 'set' to hit target Oct.25  Miners rescued after 8 days underground Oct.27  US urges China military dialogue Oct.29 Search on for parents of 60 lost children Oct.31  Guantanamo Uighurs sent to Palau

November 2009 ... more > Top ^
Nov.8  China pledges $10B in loans to Africa Nov.10  Chinese credit card debt mounts Nov.11 China 'running illegal prisons'
Nov.15  Obama begins China visit  Obama addresses China youth forum Nov.16  Summit talks for Obama End protectionism, China tells US Nov.17     Trade focus for Obama talks  US President is to meet Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao on the last day of his much-watched visit Nov.20  Scores missing after mine blast Nov.21   Coal mine blast death toll reaches 87   Another 21 miners are reportedly still missing in the Xinxing pit in Hegang City, Heilongjiang province Nov.22  Three years' jail for China activist Nov.26 China pledges action on climate change Nov.29  EU pushes for strong yuan Nov.30 State media reveal secret, illegal jails

December 2009 ... more > Top ^
Dec.1  UN halts funds to China wind farms Dec.7  School stampede in turns deadly Dec.18     Obama announces climate deal with China  President Obama announced what he called a 'meaningful and unprecedented' climate change deal with China and other key nations Dec.21  WTO blocks Beijing's curbs on film, music Dec.22  Dissident faces trial despite release calls Dec.24  Five more face execution for role riots   Dissident sentenced to 11 years  Liu Xiaobo, who was arrested in 1989 for the Tiananmen protest, has been sentenced to 11 years in prison for his role in a separate subversion...  U.N. urges China not to execute Briton Dec.27 Wen dismisses currency pressure
Dec.28 Final pleas for life of Briton on death row     Mentally ill British man executed  Akmal Shaikh, 53, a father-of-five, convicted of drug smuggling in China, had denied any wrongdoing


China: U.S. ship violated international law  China's state-run media: A U.S. surveillance ship violated Chinese and international laws during patrols more than 100 miles off the Chinese coast Troops flood into riot city   Nations urge early N Korea talks  Leaders of China, South Korea and Japan have urged an early resumption of talks on North Korea's nuclear program   China confirms 3rd bird flu death this year   16-year-old boy, who had fallen ill on January 8, died in the city of Huaihua in the central Hunan province China suffering worst drought in 50 years  The land is parched and the irrigation dams have dried up; Crops and livestock are dying. $44 million dollars allocated in emergency aid 74 dead in mine blast   'Flu' hotel sealed off




China, 2009 War & Army Timeline ... See World War & Army timeline Top ^
2009
Mar.10
Mar.20  U.S. crew: 'Chinese aggression'
Jun.12  Chinese sub collides with U.S. sonar array
Jul.7
Aug.30  Myanmar refugees flood into China
Oct.9
Oct.27  US urges China military dialogue




China, 2009 Disasters Timeline ... See World Disasters timeline Top ^
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Jan.19
Feb.6
Feb.10  Broadcaster sorry for deadly hotel fire
Feb.21
May.1
  About 300 people have been placed under quarantine after a guest there became China's first confirmed swine flu case
May.1  China moves to curb virus spread May.4  Mexico to start China flu airlift May.7  2008 quake killed 5,335 students May.8  'Flu' hotel guests free May.11  China bolsters disaster response May.12  Amid rebuilding, scars linger from quake May.28  China quarantines U.S. school group Jun.5  Massive landslide buries dozens Jun.12  Chinese sub collides with U.S. sonar array Jun.20 Factory blast kills at least 16
Jun.21  China fights HIV/AIDS among prostitutes Jul.9  Quake destroys 10,000 homes Jul.21  Group of 22 U.S. students quarantined Jul.21   Darkness envelops Asia during eclipse
  Darkness fell across parts of China and India as a total solar eclipse passed across the world's most populous countries.    Stargazers and scientists travelled far to see the eclipse, ...
Jul.27  Quake devastated wild panda habitat Aug.3  Plague death toll rises Aug.9   Typhoon Morakot slams into China   At least one person was killed as Typhoon Morakot is packing high winds and torrential rain. Nearly a million people had been evacuated Aug.9   Millions displaced as typhoon blasts China  High winds and torrential rain of Typhoon Morakot that slammed into China's coastal provinces and Taiwan has left dozens missing Aug.10 Landslide crushes buildings
Map of Pengxi in Zhejiang China  At least 6 apartment blocks have collapsed following landslides in eastern China, trapping an unknown number of people Aug.14  Lead poisons at least 615 children Sep.2  Plants shut for lead poisoning Sep.9 China set to provide first swine flu vaccine Sep.15  Birth defects on the rise in China Oct.8  Mine accident kills 26 Oct.14  Dutch tourists die in China balloon crash Oct.18  Deadly barn collapse kills 10 Oct.25  Miners rescued after 8 days underground Oct.29 Search on for parents of 60 lost children Nov.20  Scores missing after mine blast Nov.21 Coal mine blast death toll reaches 87   Another 21 miners are reportedly still missing in the Xinxing pit in Hegang City, Heilongjiang province Dec.7  School stampede in turns deadly



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2009 Apr.29  Star cyclists failed Beijing doping tests



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2009 Jan.21 Death penalty over contaminated milk
Mar.4 Economy tops China's congress meeting
  At the National People's Congress Premier Wen Jiabao pledging economic growth amid a growing national deficit and the global financial crisis.    Wen said there would be a $500bn investment...
Mar.4  China 'faces most difficult year' Mar.12  China expects 2010 world recovery Mar.25 YouTube blocked in China
Apr.15  Weak exports hit China's growth May.8  'Flu' hotel guests free May.12  Amid rebuilding, scars linger from quake May.31  Treasury sec. to meet with China leaders Jun.10  China's computers at hacking risk Jun.24  China puts 'giant thumb' on trade Jun.30  China delays internet filter plan Jul.1  BP, Chinese win lucrative oil contract Jul.12  Stores reopen in Urumqi after protests Jul.15 China grows faster amid worries Jul.24  China launches Arabic TV channel Jul.25  Chinese hack film festival site Jul.27 China-US economic talks kick off Jul.28 US and China 'committed to trade' Aug.13  WTO rules China must open markets Aug.13  Filtering software will not be required Oct.13 Fall in China trade figures eases Oct.14  Dutch tourists die in China balloon crash Oct.21  Chinese GDP 'set' to hit target Nov.10  Chinese credit card debt mounts Nov.16 End protectionism, China tells US Nov.17   Trade focus for Obama talks
  US President is to meet Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao on the last day of his much-watched visit Nov.29  EU pushes for strong yuan Dec.1  UN halts funds to China wind farms Dec.21  WTO blocks Beijing's curbs on film, music Dec.27 Wen dismisses currency pressure



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2009 Jan.21 Death penalty over contaminated milk
Mar.29 Major cyber spy network uncovered May.22  Missing 'millionaires' hunted in Hong Kong Jun.10  China's computers at hacking risk Jun.12  Uyghurs grateful after release from Gitmo Jun.21  China fights HIV/AIDS among prostitutes Jul.25  Chinese hack film festival site Aug.19  Web addiction camp investigated Aug.26  Organ donor system to stop trafficking Sep.4 Five killed as protesters, police clash   Thousands of Han Chinese have been protesting over an unexplained spate of stabbings with syringes Sep.5 M.D.s: Some reports mistaken Oct.20 China ups rescue effort for hijacked ship Oct.20  Many 'missing' after riots Oct.31  Guantanamo Uighurs sent to Palau Nov.11 China 'running illegal prisons' Nov.22  Three years' jail for China activist Nov.30 State media reveal secret, illegal jails Dec.22  Dissident faces trial despite release calls Dec.24  Five more face execution for role riots Dec.24 Dissident sentenced to 11 years  Liu Xiaobo, who was arrested in 1989 for the Tiananmen protest, has been sentenced to 11 years in prison for his role in a separate subversion... Dec.24  U.N. urges China not to execute Briton Dec.28 Final pleas for life of Briton on death row Dec.28   Mentally ill British man executed  Akmal Shaikh, 53, a father-of-five, convicted of drug smuggling in China, had denied any wrongdoing



China, 2009 Politics Timeline ... See World Politics timeline Top ^
2009 Feb.20  Clinton urges stronger China ties Feb.21 Clinton: Human rights 'cannot interfere'
Feb.25  U.S. report scolds China on human rights Mar.4 Economy tops China's congress meeting
  At the National People's Congress Premier Wen Jiabao pledging economic growth amid a growing national deficit and the global financial crisis.    Wen said there would be a $500bn investment...
Mar.9  Tensions high in advance of anniversary Mar.17  North Korean premier arrives in China Mar.23   Dalai Lama refused visa for peace summit
  South Africa has refused the Tibetan spiritual leader a visa to attend an international peace conference in Johannesburg Mar.25 YouTube blocked in China
May.31  Treasury sec. to meet with China leaders Jun.3 US presses China over Tiananmen Jun.4 Hong Kong holds Tiananmen vigil  A vigil marking 20 years since the Tiananmen massacre in Hong Kong is the only part of China to commemorate the event Jun.15  First summit for emerging giants Jun.25  U.S. criticizes arrest of Chinese dissident Jun.30  China delays internet filter plan Jul.5 Scores killed in China protests Map of Urumqi China
  Violence in restive western region of Xinjiang has left at least 140 people dead and more than 800 injured
 Several hundred people were arrested after a protest, in Urumqi turned violent. Exiled Uighur leader says police fired on students. The protest was prompted by a deadly fight between Uighurs and Han Chinese last month
Jul.6 Unrest spreads in western China Jul.6 Angry Uighurs defy Chinese police Jul.7 Restive city under curfew Jul.7 Troops flood into riot city Jul.8  Riot city 'under control' Jul.12  Urumqi bans illegal public assembly Jul.12  Stores reopen in Urumqi after protests Jul.19   Police killed 12 in Uyghur riots  China acknowledged that security forces shot dead 12 people during ethnic riots in the northwest earlier this month Jul.24  China launches Arabic TV channel Jul.27 China-US economic talks kick off Jul.28 US and China 'committed to trade' Aug.26   Dalai Lama to visit typhoon-hit Taiwan  Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou said that the country will allow a visit by the Dalai Lama to pray for the victims of the typhoon-battered isl... Aug.30   Dalai Lama arrives in Taiwan
  The Dalai Lama arrived on a visit that will include prayers for victims of Typhoon Morakot, but which has raised the ire of neighboring China
Aug.30  Myanmar refugees flood into China Aug.31  Dalai Lama disputes China's claims Sep.4 Five killed as protesters, police clash   Thousands of Han Chinese have been protesting over an unexplained spate of stabbings with syringes Sep.5 Leaders axed after rioting
Sep.22 China vows climate change action Sep.30 China marks Communist anniversary  China is staging mass celebrations to mark 60 years since the Communist Party came to power Oct.3  Chinese premier meets NK leader Oct.9   Nations urge early N Korea talks  Leaders of China, South Korea and Japan have urged an early resumption of talks on North Korea's nuclear program Oct.20  Many 'missing' after riots Oct.27  US urges China military dialogue Nov.8  China pledges $10B in loans to Africa Nov.11 China 'running illegal prisons' Nov.15  Obama begins China visit Nov.15  Obama addresses China youth forum Nov.16  Summit talks for Obama Nov.16 End protectionism, China tells US Nov.17   Trade focus for Obama talks  US President is to meet Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao on the last day of his much-watched visit Nov.22  Three years' jail for China activist Nov.26 China pledges action on climate change Nov.29  EU pushes for strong yuan Nov.30 State media reveal secret, illegal jails Dec.1  UN halts funds to China wind farms Dec.18   Obama announces climate deal with China  President Obama announced what he called a 'meaningful and unprecedented' climate change deal with China and other key nations Dec.22  Dissident faces trial despite release calls Dec.24  Five more face execution for role riots Dec.24 Dissident sentenced to 11 years  Liu Xiaobo, who was arrested in 1989 for the Tiananmen protest, has been sentenced to 11 years in prison for his role in a separate subversion... Dec.28 Final pleas for life of Briton on death row