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



  • May - In the United States, Huang Bingzhang proposes political and economic plans for China that includes an end to one-party dictatorship, separation of powers, private property and market economy.
  • June - Deng Xiaoping suggests "one country, two systems" as a peaceful way to reunite Taiwan with mainland China.
  • October – Anti-Spiritual Pollution Campaign is promoted across mainland China to remove Western influences.
  • November – Hu Yaobang and Zhao Ziyang denounce the Anti-Spiritual Pollution Campaign as an effort by the leftists to impede progress.
  • December - Supplementary elections for the Legislative Yuan of the Republic of China. Nearly all newly elected candidates were born in Taiwan.
  • December - Formation of the Chinese Alliance for Democracy in the New York. It is organized by members of China Spring.