Forbidden City

Main

Construction of the Great Wall

220 BC - 1644

Demonstrations by students to protest the terms of the Treaty of Versailles

May 4 1919

Mao Zedong proclaims the establishment of the People's Republic

October 1 1949

Ten years of the cultural revolution

August 13, 1966 - Sept 9, 1976

Zhou Enlai Dies

January 8, 1976

Death of Hu Yaobang

April 15, 1989

Hong Kong is returned to Chinese control-given special economic status

July 1, 1997

China Joins the World Trade Organization

December 11, 2001

Summer Olympics are held in Beijing

August 8,2008 - August 24, 2008