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1999 in China

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Events in the year 1999 in China.

Contents

Incumbents

  • Party General Secretary – Jiang Zemin
  • President – Jiang Zemin
  • Premier – Zhu Rongji
  • Congress Chairman – Li Peng
  • Conference Chairman – Li Ruihuan
  • January

  • January 4 - A pedestrian bridge in Qijiang, Chongqing collapsed and caused 40 people dead and 14 injured.
  • February

  • February 24 - China Southwest Airlines Flight 4509 crashed on approach to Wenzhou Airport, killing 61 people.
  • April

  • April 15 - Korean Air Cargo Flight 6316 crashed in Xinzhuang, Shanghai after takeoff from Hongqiao Airport due to pilot's confusion between two units of measurement (feet and metres).
  • May

  • May 8 - U.S. bombing of the Chinese embassy in Belgrade led to a series of anti-American protests in China.
  • July

  • July 22 - The Ministry of Civil Affairs declared Falun Gong as an illegal organization.
  • October

  • October 1 - 50th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic Parade and Speech by paramount leader Jiang Zemin.
  • November

  • November 19 - Shenzhou 1 spacecraft launched.
  • December

  • December 5 - Shenyang Haishi won Chongqing Longxin by 2-1 in Chinese Jia-A League 1999, later turned out to be a match-fixing controversy.
  • December 20 - China assumed formal sovereignty over Macau from Portugal.
  • Births

  • February 10 - Tiffany Espensen, actress
  • June 2 - Wei Yi, chess prodigy
  • September 9 - Uudam, singer
  • References

    1999 in China Wikipedia


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