2000s|Party General Secretary - Zhao Ziyang until June 24, Jiang Zemin
President – Yang Shangkun
Premier – Li Peng
Congress Chairman - Wan Li
Conference Chairman - Li Xiannian
May 14 – Mikhail Gorbachev visits China, the first Soviet leader to do so since the 1960s.
May 19 – Tiananmen Square protests of 1989: Zhao Ziyang meets the demonstrators in Tiananmen Square.
May 20 – Tiananmen Square protests of 1989: The Chinese government declares martial law in Beijing.
May 30 – Tiananmen Square protests of 1989: The 10 m (33 ft) high Goddess of Democracy statue is unveiled in Tiananmen Square by student demonstrators.
June 4 – Tiananmen Square massacre takes place in Beijing on the army's approach to the square, and the final stand-off in the square is covered live on television.
June 24 - Jiang Zemin becomes General Secretary of the Communist Party of China.
April 15 – Hu Yaobang, General Secretary of the Communist Party of China (born 1915)
April 23 - Hu Die, Chinese actress
December 5 - Li Keran, a renowned contemporary Chinese painter
1989 in China Wikipedia
Events in the year 1989 in the People's Republic of China.