Puneet Varma

1959 in China

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1959 in China
Decades:  1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s

Events in the year 1959 in China. The country had an estimated population of 665 million people.



  • Chairman of the Communist Party of China: Mao Zedong
  • President of the People's Republic of China: Mao Zedong (until April 27), Liu Shaoqi (starting April 27)
  • Premier of the People's Republic of China: Zhou Enlai
  • Chairman of the National People's Congress: Liu Shaoqi (until April 27), Zhu De (starting April 27)
  • Vice President of the People's Republic of China: Zhu De (until April 27), Song Qingling & Dong Biwu (starting April 27)
  • Events

  • Continuing Great Leap Forward
  • Continuing Great Chinese Famine
  • April - First plenary session of the 2nd National People's Congress, Liu Shaoqi was elected the President of China.
  • March 10 - Star of the 1959 Tibetan uprising
  • July 2 - Start of the Lushan Conference
  • October 1 - 10th anniversary of the People's Republic of China
  • Other events

  • October 1 - Opening of Changfeng Park, in Putuo District, Shanghai
  • Opening of People's Park, in Xining, Qinghai
  • Establishment of Chaohu Prison, in Chaohu, Anhui
  • Establishment of the Fourth Affiliated Hospital of XMU, in Urumqi, Xinjiang
  • Establishment of the National Ballet of China Symphony Orchestra
  • Establishment of the State Bureau of Surveying and Mapping
  • Establishments

  • Anhui University of Chinese Medicine, in Hefei, Anhui
  • Anhui University of Finance and Economics, in Bengbu, Anhui
  • Beijing Institute of Textile Technology
  • Yunnan Arts University, in Kunming, Yunnan
  • Sports

  • 1st Chinese National Winter Games, in Jilin, Harbin
  • Births

  • Li Qiang
  • Zhu Xingliang
  • Deng Kai
  • Dai Jinhua
  • Ma Zhengqi
  • Deaths

  • Wong Shik Ling
  • Lei Jingtian
  • Zhang Xi
  • Li Daichen
  • Li Jishen
  • References

    1959 in China Wikipedia

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