2004 in China
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List of years in China
Timeline of Chinese history
2004 in the Republic of China
2004 in Macau
Events in the year 2004 in China.
- Party General Secretary – Hu Jintao
- President – Hu Jintao
- Premier – Wen Jiabao
- Congress Chairman – Wu Bangguo
- Conference Chairman – Jia Qinglin
- February 15 – Two fires sweep through China, one in a shopping center and the other in a temple, killing at least 90 and injuring 71.
- April 13 – Shanghai modifies its interpretation of the People's Republic of China's One Child Policy, allowing all divorced residents who remarry to have a second child without penalty.
- October 21 – In Xinmi, China, a gas explosion in a coal mine kills 62 people; 86 are still missing.
- November 1 – Martial law is imposed in parts of China's Henan province after fighting between Hui Chinese and Han Chinese ethnic groups kills between 7 and 148 people.
- November 26 – A man kills eight and injures four people with a knife at a Chinese high school in Ruzhou, Henan.
- November 28 – An coal mine explosion in China kills over 150.
- December 3 – The People's Republic of China launches a new long-range nuclear submarine and an accompanying class of ballistic missiles, with a range in excess of 7,400 km (4,600 mi), developed by the People's Liberation Army.
- February 14 – Yang Chengwu, Chinese military strategist
- March 23 – Chen Zhongwei, Chinese physician. One of the pioneers of the process of reattaching severed limbs.