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Events in the year 2009 in China.

Incumbents[edit]

Events[edit]

January[edit]

  • January 1 – Tongyong pinyin will no longer be official in the Republic of China, due to the ROC's Ministry of Education's approval of Hanyu pinyin in 2008.[1][2]
  • January 2 – The border demarcation with markers was officially completed between China and Vietnam, signed by Deputy Foreign Minister Vu Dung on the Vietnamese side and his Chinese counterpart, Wu Dawei, on the Chinese side.[3]
  • January 5 – Strict enforcements of internet keyword filters in China introduced, leading to mass protests online against internet censorship by Chinese netizens.[4][5]
  • January 7 – Ministry of IT China issues the first 3G network TD-SCDMA for China Mobile.
  • January 9 – Nationwide alert throughout China regarding a large number of mass-produced, counterfeit renminbi 100 yuan notes;[6]
  • January 13 – People's Liberation Army Navy escorted a Taiwanese merchant ship and three other vessels in the Gulf of Aden near Somalia.[7]
  • January 15 – China surpasses Germany to become the third largest economy,[8] based on revised 2007 GDP figures. Chinese officials published the revised figures for 2007 financial year in which growth happened at 13 percent instead of 11.9 percent (provisional figures). China's gross domestic product stood at US$3.4 trillion while Germany's GDP was USD $3.3 trillion for 2007. Based on these figures, in 2007 China recorded its fastest growth since 1994 when the GDP grew by 13.1 percent.[9]
  • January 15 – A Taiwanese government official and a legislator's aide have been arrested in Taipei for allegedly leaking state secrets to Mainland China. The information allegedly leaked included details on the process taken during the transition of power between Chen Shui-bian and Ma Ying-Jeou.[10][11]
  • January 25 – 2009 Xinjiang earthquake

February[edit]

March[edit]

April[edit]

May[edit]

June[edit]

July[edit]

President Barack Obama addresses the opening session of the first U.S.–China Strategic and Economic Dialogue at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, Monday, July 27, 2009. Listening at left are Chinese Vice Premier Wang Qishan, center, and Chinese State Councilor Dai Bingguo, left.

August[edit]

September[edit]

October[edit]

November[edit]

Presidents Obama and Hu meeting on November 17.

December[edit]

December 26: The world's fastest commercial train service, the Wuhan–Guangzhou High-Speed Railway, is opened

Sports[edit]

Births[edit]

  • May 27 – Lin Bing, female giant panda
  • August 5 – Yun Zi, male giant panda

Deaths[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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