1960s|President: Lin Sen
Premier: Chiang Kai-shek
Beginning of the Chinese famine of 1942-43
April 26 - a gas and coal dust explosion in the Benxihu Colliery killed 1,549 miners.
mid May-early September - Zhejiang-Jiangxi Campaign
December 21 - Hu Jintao
May 27 - Chen Duxiu
1942 in China Wikipedia
Events in the year 1942 in China.