Girish Mahajan

1979 in China

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1979 in China
Decades:  1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s

Events in the year 1979 in the People's Republic of China.

Contents

Incumbents

  • Chairman of the Communist Party of China – Hua Guofeng
  • President of the People's Republic of China – abolished
  • Premier of the People's Republic of China – Hua Guofeng
  • Chairman of the National People's Congress: Ye Jianying
  • Chairman of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference – Deng Xiaoping
  • January

  • January 1 – The United States and the People's Republic of China establish full diplomatic relations.
  • January - The One Child Policy is announced and implemented (est.)
  • February

  • February 17 – The People's Republic of China invades northern Vietnam, launching the Sino-Vietnamese War.
  • March

  • March 14 – In China, a Hawker Siddeley Trident crashes into a factory near Beijing, killing at least 260.
  • Births

  • February 9 – Zhang Ziyi, Chinese film actress
  • March 5 – Tang Gonghong, Female Chinese weightlifter
  • March 12 – Liu Xuan, Chinese Gymnast
  • August 27 – Tian Liang, Chinese diver
  • Deaths

  • Yao Zhe
  • Yang Zhongjian
  • Zheng Xiaocang
  • References

    1979 in China Wikipedia


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