2001 in China
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Events in the year 2001 in China.
- Party General Secretary – Jiang Zemin
- President – Jiang Zemin
- Premier – Zhu Rongji
- Congress Chairman – Li Peng
- Conference Chairman – Li Ruihuan
- January 9 – Shenzhou 2, an unmanned Chinese spacecraft, was launched.
- April 1 – Hainan Island incident: a mid-air collision between an EP-3E United States Navy spyplane and a People's Liberation Army Navy People's Liberation Army J-8II interceptor fighter jet 70 miles (110 km) away from the PRC-controlled island of Hainan. The collision caused the death of a PRC pilot, while the EP-3 was forced to make an unauthorized emergency landing at Lingshui airfield. The incident results in an international dispute between the United States and the People's Republic of China.
- April 11 – Hainan Island incident: The detained crew of a United States EP-3E aircraft that landed in Hainan, People's Republic of China, after a collision with an F-8 fighter, is released.
- July 13 – The International Olympic Committee awards the 2008 Summer Olympics to Beijing (People's Republic of China).
- July 16 – The People's Republic of China and the Russian Federation sign the Treaty of Good-Neighborliness and Friendly Cooperation.
- December 13 - SM City Xiamen, the first SM Mall in the Chinese mainland was opened.
- December 27 – The People's Republic of China is granted permanent normal trade status with the United States.
- July 8 - Yang Peiyi, singer
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