1990s|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 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 17 – The People's Republic of China invades northern Vietnam, launching the Sino-Vietnamese War.
March 14 – In China, a Hawker Siddeley Trident crashes into a factory near Beijing, killing at least 260.
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
1979 in China Wikipedia
Events in the year 1979 in the People's Republic of China.