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MODERN HISTORY OF CHINA

Objective chronological listing of significant events leading up to modern China.

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1977 - 1989

  • Rise of Deng Xiaoping (1977)
  • Chiang Ching-kuo becomes President of Republic of China. (1978)
  • Economic reform and the Four Modernizations (1978)
  • United States recognizes the People's Republic of China (1979)
  • War between the People's Republic of China and Vietnam (1979)
  • The Gang of Four on trial (1980)
  • Creation of Special Administrative Regions (1982)
  • One Country – Two Systems (1984)
  • Elections in the Republic of China (1986)
  • Martial Law Revoked in the Republic of China (1987)
  • Democracy movement in Beijing (1989)