Timeline of Historical Events of China

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People's Republic of China

October 1949

Cultural Revolution

1966

US President Richard Nixon visits

1972

"Open-door policy"

1986

Tiananmen Square Protest

1989

China joins World Trade Organization

November 2001

New labor law introduced prohibited male slavework

June 2007

China launches first moon orbit

October 2007

China and Russia sign treaty ending 40-year Cold War dispute

July 2008

Beijing hosts Olympic Games

August 2008

Jailed Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo awarded Nobel Peace Prize

October 2010

China becomes world's second largest economy, surpassing Japan

February 2011