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Highlights Of Chinese History



1949 CE-present

People's Republic of China
Nationalists flee to Taiwan. Mao Zedong proclaims the formation of the People's Republic of China (PRC). The soviets aid in the formation.
1950-53 CE Korean War. PRC institutes land reforms.
1954 PRC government officially recognized Traditional Medical Practice as a "legacy of the motherland" and encouraged parallel development of Western and Eastern medical practice.
1956-57 CE One Hundred Flowers Movement.
1958 CE Great Leap Forward. Communes are formed.
1960 CE Soviet technicians withdraw their aid.
1966 CE Ten-year Cultural Revolution begins.
1972 CE USA President Richard M. Nixon visits Peking.
1976 CE Premier Zhou Enlai and Chaiman Mao Zedong die. Infamous Gang of Four are arrested and sentenced in 1981.
1977-78 CE Deng Xiaoping emerges as the preeminent leader of China.
1979 CE USA and PRC establish diplomtic relations.
1981-82 CE Tensions increase with USA over their recognition of Taiwan.
Note: Data compiled from various sources, including National Geographic Magazine and other miscellaneous sources of information.


* Gothenburg.com : Chinese Dynasties and Periods