1979 in the People's Republic of China
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Events in the year 1979 in the People's Republic of China.
- De facto leader - Deng Xiaoping
- Communist Party Leader - Hua Guofeng
- De facto Head of State - Ye Jianying
- Premier - Hua Guofeng
- January 1 – The United States and the People's Republic of China establish full diplomatic relations.
- January - The One Child Policy is announced and implemented (est.)
- February 17 – The People's Republic of China invades northern Vietnam, launching the Sino-Vietnamese War.
- March 14 – In China, a Hawker Siddeley Trident crashes into a factory near Beijing, killing at least 260.
- February 9 – Zhang Ziyi, Chinese film actress
- March 5 – Tang Gonghong, Female Chinese weightlifter
- March 12 – Liu Xuan, Chinese Gymnast
- August 27 – Tian Liang, Chinese diver
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- Rocha da Silva, Pascal (2006). "La politique de l'enfant unique en République populaire de Chine" ("The politics of one child in the People's Republic of China"). Université de Genève (University of Geneva). p. 22-8. (French)