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B. 06-01 Boat with more than 400 people aboard sinks in Yangtze River Jianli, Hubei, Southern China
08-12 Casualties in Tianjin port city explosions port, Tianjin, China
D. 08-24 Chinese stocks continue to tumble Shanghai
E. 12-20 22 buildings collapse in landslide in Shenzhen industrial park Guangming New District, Shenzhen, Southern China

Summary.     Click for More > Cries for help heard from capsized boat in Yangtze River Workers turn capsized China ship upright Hong Kong lawmakers reject Beijing poll plan Chinese shares fall another 8% despite more measures Typhoon Soudelor lashes southeast China Typhoon Soudelor: Trail of damage in south-east China China devalues yuan currency to three-year low Casualties in Tianjin port city explosions Map of port Tianjin China  Massive explosions have hit a warehouse storing dangerous and chemical goods in the port area, leaving at least 17 dead and hundreds more injured Chemical specialists sent to Tianjin Fires still burning after Tianjin blasts Evacuations as sodium cyanide found China Tianjin explosions: Premier Li Keqiang visits scene Chinese stocks continue to tumble   Chinese stocks continued to tumble though elsewhere in Asia losses were less severe than analysts had feared after Monday's dramatic fall China military parade commemorates WW2 victory US and China agree cybercrime truce US Navy destroyer to near disputed China islands China to end one-child policy and allow two   China and Taiwan leaders hail historic talks   Chinese President Xi Jinping and Taiwan's President Ma Ying-jeou have held historic talks in Singapore - their first in more than 60 years Beijing issues second ever pollution red alert China accuses US of B-52 'provocation' over Spratly Islands 22 buildings collapse in landslide in Shenzhen industrial park   About 900 people have been evacuated, with four people pulled alive from rubble with minor or no injuries. At least 91 remain missing China smog sparks red alerts in 10 cities
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China executes 'mafia-style' mining tycoon Liu Han China premier unveils economic goals Xi Jinping agrees $46bn superhighway to Pakistan Solar Impulse plane begins marathon Pacific flight   Boat with more than 400 people aboard sinks in Yangtze River Map of Jianli Hubei China


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Jan.15  Boat sinks on China's Yangtze River, leaving 20 missing


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Mar.2  Bus carrying Chinese opera troupe falls off cliff, 20 killed
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Mar.20  China, Japan and South Korea set for renewed talks


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Apr.6  China paraxylene chemical plant hit by explosion
Apr.16  China jails journalist over leaked 'state secrets'
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May.25  At least 38 killed in fire at China rest home
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Jun.1  
  Passenger ship The Eastern Star carrying more than 444 people sank overnight in southern China, and seven people have been rescued
5 people dead and hundreds missing in Yangtze River Jun.2     Cries for help heard from capsized boat in Yangtze River   Rescuers were racing to rescue people after hearing cries for help from the wreckage of a passenger ship that capsized in a storm Hopes fade of finding Yangtze survivors Jun.3  China boat capsize: Relatives stage protest Jun.4     Workers turn capsized China ship upright   Top-deck cabins poked out of the water from a capsized river cruise ship on the Yangtze after disaster teams righted the vessel to quicken the... Jun.5 Yangtze ship disaster: 331 confirmed dead Jun.6 Yangtze ship disaster: 396 confirmed dead Jun.17   Hong Kong lawmakers reject Beijing poll plan  Legislators in Hong Kong have rejected a Beijing-backed election reform proposal. Most of the pro-government lawmakers walked out

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Jul.2  China says 6.5 quake hits far western region of Xinjiang Jul.4  China share slump: Dealers to spend $20bn to halt slide  Hillary Clinton accuses China of 'stealing US secrets'  Shoe factory collapses in eastern China, killing 9 people Jul.5 China shares jump despite Greek vote
Jul.7   Chinese shares fall another 8% despite more measures  Mainland Chinese shares continued to slide on Wednesday opening despite more moves by China's regulators Jul.8  China downfall spreads to Asia shares Jul.9  2 typhoons menace China in a week Jul.10  China braced for powerful typhoon Chan-hom Jul.13  Three 'Xinjiang terrorists' shot dead by police Jul.14 China's 7% second quarter growth beats expectations Jul.22 China artist Ai Weiwei gets his passport back Jul.27 China shares continue to slide after historic sell-off Mother killed in escalator incident  Apple fake factory 'caught in China' Jul.31 Beijing chosen to stage Winter Games

August 2015 ... more > Top ^
Aug.3  9 people swept away by flash flood in central Chinese city of Xi'an Aug.4  Hainan gibbon decline charted in Chinese records Aug.8   Typhoon Soudelor lashes southeast China
Map of Putian Fujian China  A typhoon was pounding southeast China late Saturday, leaving more than a million homes without power after lashing Taiwan Aug.9   Typhoon Soudelor: Trail of damage in south-east China
Map of Fujian China  At least 12 people have died in south-eastern China after a powerful typhoon caused floods and mudslides Aug.10   China devalues yuan currency to three-year low  China's central bank has devalued the national currency, the yuan, to its lowest rate against the US dollar in almost three years Aug.11 China's yuan currency devalued for a second day  Dozens missing after landslide in Shaanxi Aug.12   Casualties in Tianjin port city explosions Map of port Tianjin China
  Massive explosions have hit a warehouse storing dangerous and chemical goods in the port area, leaving at least 17 dead and hundreds more injured
 Pictures and video showed flames lighting up the sky, and buildings are said to have collapsed
 China allows yuan currency to drop for third day  Dozens of firefighters reportedly missing after explosions in Tianjin Aug.13   Chemical specialists sent to Tianjin   China has sent a team of military chemical experts to the northern city of Tianjin, after explosions left at least 50 dead, state media repo...   Fires still burning after Tianjin blasts   Fires are still burning at the site of two massive explosions in the Chinese city of Tianjin, some 36 hours after the blasts  Chinese stocks are up as yuan rate strengthens Aug.14 Anger over missing firefighters as port death toll reaches 85 Aug.15   Evacuations as sodium cyanide found   The Chinese authorities have ordered the evacuation of residents within a 3km radius of the Tianjin blast site over fears of chemical contam...  Death toll in Tianjin explosions climbs to over 100 Aug.16  Tianjin explosions: Nearly 100 people still missing   China Tianjin explosions: Premier Li Keqiang visits scene   Li Keqiang has visited the victims of a major disaster at a chemical warehouse in Tianjin. He met those who had been injured and displaced Chinese chemical blasts: 112 dead, 95 still missing Aug.19 China CO2: 'Coal error' caused wrong calculations Aug.22  Explosion rips through chemical plant in eastern China  Landslide in China's southwest kills 3, 8 missing Aug.23  Usain Bolt beats Justin Gatlin to win world 100m title  Chinese shares drop in dramatic slide Aug.24   Chinese stocks continue to tumble
  Chinese stocks continued to tumble though elsewhere in Asia losses were less severe than analysts had feared after Monday's dramatic fall
Aug.25 China shares fail to lift on central bank's rate cut
Aug.26  Chinese shares higher on back of global rebound Tianjin blast: 11 officials suspected of negligence Aug.28  7 killed after exposure to poisonous gasses at paper mill Aug.30  China punishes 197 over stock market and Tianjin 'rumours' Aug.31  Chemical factory explodes in eastern China, killing 1

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Sep.1  US swoop on secret 'steroids labs' with China links  Chinese shares slide in another day of volatile trade Sep.2     China military parade commemorates WW2 victory
Map of Tiananmen Square Beijing China  China is holding a lavish parade to mark the defeat of Japan in World War Two, showcasing its military might on an unprecedented scale Sep.5  Blue sky vanishes immediately after Beijing's parade Sep.10  Spilled wine blamed for traffic accident that kills 12 people Sep.11  Search ends for missing in China chemical warehouse explosions Sep.13  China economy: New signs of economic slowdown Sep.19  China warns Japan over expanding military role abroad  150 students ill after breathing in smoke from air defense drill Sep.20  Apple's App Store hit by malware attack in China Sep.24  Engine fault panics passengers and diverts Cathay Pacific flight Sep.25     US and China agree cybercrime truce   US President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping have said they will take new steps to address cybercrime Sep.26  China pledges $2bn for developing world Sep.30  Guangxi blasts: China investigates fresh explosion

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Oct.3  Tens of thousands evacuated as Typhoon Mujigae heads for mainland Oct.7  Chinese glass walkway cracked Oct.8  One in three young Chinese men will die from smoking Oct.12  Warehouse blast rocks Chinese port of Tianjin Oct.18  China's economic growth slows to 6.9% Oct.20 Xi Jinping to sign Hinkley Point nuclear power deal in UK
Oct.21  Chinese diplomats shot dead in Philippines restaurant attack Oct.25 More than 120 hurt in high-speed ferry accident off Macau Oct.26   US Navy destroyer to near disputed China islands Map of South China Sea China  USS Lassen will sail near artificial islands built by China in the disputed waters of the South China Sea, US defence officials have said Oct.27 China says US warship's Spratly islands passage 'illegal' Oct.29   China to end one-child policy and allow two   Couples will now be allowed to have two children, it said, citing a statement from the Communist Party  Hague panel can rule on Philippines-China dispute  South China Sea: US and China hold talks on ship Oct.30  17 killed, 23 injured when building collapses in central China

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Nov.1  Japan, China and South Korea 'restore' fraught ties Nov.2  China two-child policy not valid until March, government says  US to return to South China Sea after warship visit Nov.3 Taiwan and China to hold historic summit in Singapore
Nov.6 Protests as China and Taiwan leaders prepare for talks Nov.7     China and Taiwan leaders hail historic talks Map of Shangri-la Hotel Singapore
  Chinese President Xi Jinping and Taiwan's President Ma Ying-jeou have held historic talks in Singapore - their first in more than 60 years
Nov.8  Heavy smog shrouds northeastern China as winter begins Nov.10  China Singles' Day sales near $4bn in first hour Nov.14  16 bodies found after landslide in eastern China buries nearly 30 homes Nov.20  21 killed, 1 missing in China coal mine fire Nov.27  Beijing hit with severe air pollution Nov.29  Chinese authorities boost smog alert level in Beijing Nov.30 China's yuan gains IMF reserve status

December 2015 ... more > Top ^
Dec.12  N Korean pop band Moranbong ends China goodwill tour Dec.13  Scuffles outside Pu Zhiqiang trial  Fosun founder Guo Guangchang appears in public Dec.17   Beijing issues second ever pollution red alert
  Beijing authorities have issued a second pollution red alert, little more than a week after the first ever such warning Dec.19   China accuses US of B-52 'provocation' over Spratly Islands  China has accused the US of 'serious provocation' after it flew B-52 bombers near one of the disputed Spratly Islands in the South China Sea Dec.20   22 buildings collapse in landslide in Shenzhen industrial park
Map of Guangming New District Shenzhen China
  About 900 people have been evacuated, with four people pulled alive from rubble with minor or no injuries. At least 91 remain missing
Dec.22 China landslide: Man rescued alive in Shenzhen after 60 hours Dec.23   China smog sparks red alerts in 10 cities  Hazardous smog blanketing China's north-east has sparked more red alerts, with authorities advising residents in 10 cities to stay indoors Dec.26  China 'expels' French journalist over Uighur article Dec.27  Chinese coast guard ship violates Japanese waters off disputed islands  Chinese mine owner kills himself  South China Sea: Filipino protesters land on disputed island Dec.31  China says it is building its second aircraft carrier


  China military parade commemorates WW2 victory Map of Tiananmen Square Beijing China  China is holding a lavish parade to mark the defeat of Japan in World War Two, showcasing its military might on an unprecedented scale US Navy destroyer to near disputed China islands Map of South China Sea China  USS Lassen will sail near artificial islands built by China in the disputed waters of the South China Sea, US defence officials have said China says US warship's Spratly islands passage 'illegal' China accuses US of B-52 'provocation' over Spratly Islands  China has accused the US of 'serious provocation' after it flew B-52 bombers near one of the disputed Spratly Islands in the South China Sea   Boat with more than 400 people aboard sinks in Yangtze River Map of Jianli Hubei China




China, 2015 War & Army Timeline ... See World War & Army timeline Top ^
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Sep.5  Blue sky vanishes immediately after Beijing's parade
Sep.19  China warns Japan over expanding military role abroad
Sep.19  150 students ill after breathing in smoke from air defense drill
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Oct.29  South China Sea: US and China hold talks on ship
Nov.2  US to return to South China Sea after warship visit
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Dec.27  Chinese coast guard ship violates Japanese waters off disputed islands
Dec.31  China says it is building its second aircraft carrier




China, 2015 Disasters Timeline ... See World Disasters timeline Top ^
2015
Jan.15  Boat sinks on China's Yangtze River, leaving 20 missing
Mar.2  Bus carrying Chinese opera troupe falls off cliff, 20 killed
Apr.6  China paraxylene chemical plant hit by explosion
May.25  At least 38 killed in fire at China rest home
Jun.1
  Passenger ship The Eastern Star carrying more than 444 people sank overnight in southern China, and seven people have been rescued
Jun.1 5 people dead and hundreds missing in Yangtze River Jun.2   Cries for help heard from capsized boat in Yangtze River   Rescuers were racing to rescue people after hearing cries for help from the wreckage of a passenger ship that capsized in a storm Jun.2 Hopes fade of finding Yangtze survivors Jun.3  China boat capsize: Relatives stage protest Jun.4   Workers turn capsized China ship upright   Top-deck cabins poked out of the water from a capsized river cruise ship on the Yangtze after disaster teams righted the vessel to quicken the... Jun.5 Yangtze ship disaster: 331 confirmed dead Jun.6 Yangtze ship disaster: 396 confirmed dead Jul.2  China says 6.5 quake hits far western region of Xinjiang Jul.4  Shoe factory collapses in eastern China, killing 9 people Jul.9  2 typhoons menace China in a week Jul.10  China braced for powerful typhoon Chan-hom Jul.27 Mother killed in escalator incident Aug.3  9 people swept away by flash flood in central Chinese city of Xi'an Aug.4  Hainan gibbon decline charted in Chinese records Aug.8 Typhoon Soudelor lashes southeast China
Map of Putian Fujian China  A typhoon was pounding southeast China late Saturday, leaving more than a million homes without power after lashing Taiwan Aug.9 Typhoon Soudelor: Trail of damage in south-east China Map of Fujian China  At least 12 people have died in south-eastern China after a powerful typhoon caused floods and mudslides Aug.11  Dozens missing after landslide in Shaanxi Aug.12 Casualties in Tianjin port city explosions Map of port Tianjin China
  Massive explosions have hit a warehouse storing dangerous and chemical goods in the port area, leaving at least 17 dead and hundreds more injured
 Pictures and video showed flames lighting up the sky, and buildings are said to have collapsed
Aug.12  Dozens of firefighters reportedly missing after explosions in Tianjin Aug.13 Chemical specialists sent to Tianjin   China has sent a team of military chemical experts to the northern city of Tianjin, after explosions left at least 50 dead, state media repo... Aug.13 Fires still burning after Tianjin blasts   Fires are still burning at the site of two massive explosions in the Chinese city of Tianjin, some 36 hours after the blasts Aug.14 Anger over missing firefighters as port death toll reaches 85 Aug.15 Evacuations as sodium cyanide found   The Chinese authorities have ordered the evacuation of residents within a 3km radius of the Tianjin blast site over fears of chemical contam... Aug.15  Death toll in Tianjin explosions climbs to over 100 Aug.16  Tianjin explosions: Nearly 100 people still missing Aug.16 China Tianjin explosions: Premier Li Keqiang visits scene   Li Keqiang has visited the victims of a major disaster at a chemical warehouse in Tianjin. He met those who had been injured and displaced Aug.16 Chinese chemical blasts: 112 dead, 95 still missing Aug.22  Explosion rips through chemical plant in eastern China Aug.22  Landslide in China's southwest kills 3, 8 missing Aug.26 Tianjin blast: 11 officials suspected of negligence Aug.28  7 killed after exposure to poisonous gasses at paper mill Aug.31  Chemical factory explodes in eastern China, killing 1 Sep.5  Blue sky vanishes immediately after Beijing's parade Sep.10  Spilled wine blamed for traffic accident that kills 12 people Sep.11  Search ends for missing in China chemical warehouse explosions Sep.19  150 students ill after breathing in smoke from air defense drill Sep.24  Engine fault panics passengers and diverts Cathay Pacific flight Oct.3  Tens of thousands evacuated as Typhoon Mujigae heads for mainland Oct.7  Chinese glass walkway cracked Oct.8  One in three young Chinese men will die from smoking Oct.12  Warehouse blast rocks Chinese port of Tianjin Oct.25 More than 120 hurt in high-speed ferry accident off Macau Oct.30  17 killed, 23 injured when building collapses in central China Nov.8  Heavy smog shrouds northeastern China as winter begins Nov.14  16 bodies found after landslide in eastern China buries nearly 30 homes Nov.20  21 killed, 1 missing in China coal mine fire Nov.27  Beijing hit with severe air pollution Nov.29  Chinese authorities boost smog alert level in Beijing Dec.17 Beijing issues second ever pollution red alert  Beijing authorities have issued a second pollution red alert, little more than a week after the first ever such warning Dec.20 22 buildings collapse in landslide in Shenzhen industrial park Map of Guangming New District Shenzhen China
  About 900 people have been evacuated, with four people pulled alive from rubble with minor or no injuries. At least 91 remain missing
Dec.22 China landslide: Man rescued alive in Shenzhen after 60 hours Dec.23 China smog sparks red alerts in 10 cities  Hazardous smog blanketing China's north-east has sparked more red alerts, with authorities advising residents in 10 cities to stay indoors Dec.27  Chinese mine owner kills himself



China, 2015 Sports Timeline ... See World Sports timeline Top ^
2015 Jul.31 Beijing chosen to stage Winter Games
Aug.23  Usain Bolt beats Justin Gatlin to win world 100m title



China, 2015 Business Timeline ... See World Business timeline Top ^
2015 Feb.8 China executes 'mafia-style' mining tycoon Liu Han
Mar.4 China premier unveils economic goals Apr.20 Xi Jinping agrees $46bn superhighway to Pakistan May.31 Solar Impulse plane begins marathon Pacific flight Jul.4  China share slump: Dealers to spend $20bn to halt slide Jul.5 China shares jump despite Greek vote Jul.7 Chinese shares fall another 8% despite more measures  Mainland Chinese shares continued to slide on Wednesday opening despite more moves by China's regulators Jul.8  China downfall spreads to Asia shares Jul.14 China's 7% second quarter growth beats expectations Jul.27 China shares continue to slide after historic sell-off Jul.27  Apple fake factory 'caught in China' Aug.10 China devalues yuan currency to three-year low  China's central bank has devalued the national currency, the yuan, to its lowest rate against the US dollar in almost three years Aug.11 China's yuan currency devalued for a second day Aug.12  China allows yuan currency to drop for third day Aug.13  Chinese stocks are up as yuan rate strengthens Aug.23  Chinese shares drop in dramatic slide Aug.24 Chinese stocks continue to tumble
  Chinese stocks continued to tumble though elsewhere in Asia losses were less severe than analysts had feared after Monday's dramatic fall
Aug.25 China shares fail to lift on central bank's rate cut
Aug.26  Chinese shares higher on back of global rebound Aug.30  China punishes 197 over stock market and Tianjin 'rumours' Sep.1  Chinese shares slide in another day of volatile trade Sep.13  China economy: New signs of economic slowdown Oct.18  China's economic growth slows to 6.9% Oct.20 Xi Jinping to sign Hinkley Point nuclear power deal in UK Nov.10  China Singles' Day sales near $4bn in first hour Nov.30 China's yuan gains IMF reserve status Dec.12  N Korean pop band Moranbong ends China goodwill tour Dec.13  Fosun founder Guo Guangchang appears in public Dec.27  Chinese mine owner kills himself



China, 2015 Crime Timeline ... See World Crime timeline Top ^
2015 Feb.8 China executes 'mafia-style' mining tycoon Liu Han
Apr.16  China jails journalist over leaked 'state secrets' Jul.4  Hillary Clinton accuses China of 'stealing US secrets' Jul.13  Three 'Xinjiang terrorists' shot dead by police Jul.27  Apple fake factory 'caught in China' Aug.30  China punishes 197 over stock market and Tianjin 'rumours' Sep.1  US swoop on secret 'steroids labs' with China links Sep.20  Apple's App Store hit by malware attack in China Sep.25   US and China agree cybercrime truce   US President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping have said they will take new steps to address cybercrime Sep.30  Guangxi blasts: China investigates fresh explosion Oct.21  Chinese diplomats shot dead in Philippines restaurant attack Dec.13  Scuffles outside Pu Zhiqiang trial



China, 2015 Politics Timeline ... See World Politics timeline Top ^
2015 Mar.4 China premier unveils economic goals
Mar.20  China, Japan and South Korea set for renewed talks Apr.16  China jails journalist over leaked 'state secrets' Apr.20 Xi Jinping agrees $46bn superhighway to Pakistan Jun.3  China boat capsize: Relatives stage protest Jun.17 Hong Kong lawmakers reject Beijing poll plan  Legislators in Hong Kong have rejected a Beijing-backed election reform proposal. Most of the pro-government lawmakers walked out Jul.4  Hillary Clinton accuses China of 'stealing US secrets' Jul.22 China artist Ai Weiwei gets his passport back Aug.16 China Tianjin explosions: Premier Li Keqiang visits scene   Li Keqiang has visited the victims of a major disaster at a chemical warehouse in Tianjin. He met those who had been injured and displaced Aug.19 China CO2: 'Coal error' caused wrong calculations Aug.26 Tianjin blast: 11 officials suspected of negligence Sep.19  China warns Japan over expanding military role abroad Sep.25   US and China agree cybercrime truce   US President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping have said they will take new steps to address cybercrime Sep.26  China pledges $2bn for developing world Oct.20 Xi Jinping to sign Hinkley Point nuclear power deal in UK Oct.21  Chinese diplomats shot dead in Philippines restaurant attack Oct.27 China says US warship's Spratly islands passage 'illegal' Oct.29 China to end one-child policy and allow two   Couples will now be allowed to have two children, it said, citing a statement from the Communist Party Oct.29  Hague panel can rule on Philippines-China dispute Oct.29  South China Sea: US and China hold talks on ship Nov.1  Japan, China and South Korea 'restore' fraught ties Nov.2  China two-child policy not valid until March, government says Nov.3 Taiwan and China to hold historic summit in Singapore Nov.6 Protests as China and Taiwan leaders prepare for talks Nov.7   China and Taiwan leaders hail historic talks Map of Shangri-la Hotel Singapore
  Chinese President Xi Jinping and Taiwan's President Ma Ying-jeou have held historic talks in Singapore - their first in more than 60 years
Dec.12  N Korean pop band Moranbong ends China goodwill tour Dec.13  Scuffles outside Pu Zhiqiang trial Dec.19 China accuses US of B-52 'provocation' over Spratly Islands  China has accused the US of 'serious provocation' after it flew B-52 bombers near one of the disputed Spratly Islands in the South China Sea Dec.26  China 'expels' French journalist over Uighur article Dec.27  South China Sea: Filipino protesters land on disputed island