2008 in China

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Events in the year 2008 in China.




2008 Chinese winter storms: Residents battle China’s worst snow storm in 50 years.





A 7.9-magnitude earthquake in Sichuan, China killed nearly 80,000 people




Fireworks held during the 2008 Summer Olympics opening ceremony at the Beijing National Stadium







See also

Tropical Typhoons of 2008


  1. Bloomberg.com: Worldwide
  2. UN: Asia faces sharp food price inflation[dead link]
  3. "Chinese bank employees executed over largest ever bank theft", RIA Novosti, April 1, 2008
  4. "'Dozens die' in China train crash". BBC News. April 28, 2008. Retrieved 5 September 2010. 
  5. Officials drop plan to visit Diaoyutais, Taipei Times June 18, 2008; for the video footage released by the boat crew, see, for example, here[dead link]
  6. Taiwan arrests analyst on espionage charges
  7. Simpson, John (June 17, 2008). "Peru's 'copper mountain' in Chinese hands". BBC News. Retrieved 13 July 2008. 
  8. Rational, firm stand urged on Diaoyutai - The China Post
  9. Taiwan recalls its Japan envoy over Diaoyutai Islands clash - The China Post
  10. Socceroos fall to China in dead rubber - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
  11. Migrant workers attack police office in E.China
  12. The Associated Press: Hundreds of migrant workers riot in eastern China[dead link]
  13. Migrant workers riot in east China[dead link]
  14. 今年上半年我国GDP为130619亿元 同比增长10.4%_财经_凤凰网
  15. Telegraph UK
  16. Areddy, James T. (July 25, 2008). "China Says Terror Plot Foiled". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 3 November 2008. 
  17. USGS. "M6.0 - Sichuan-Gansu border region, China". United States Geological Survey. 
  18. AFP via ABC News Australia
  19. China Daily
  20. China's coastal areas face further flooding - China Daily
  21. Prosecutors summon ex-Taiwan leader Chen Shui-bian over money laundering - XINHUA
  22. 陈水扁将竞选献金剩余款汇海外帐户被曝光_凤凰网
  23. "Baby milk powder suspected in new China health scare". Reuters. September 10, 2008. Retrieved 11 October 2008. 
  24. van der Chijs, Marc (September 10, 2008). "Marc van der Chijs' Shanghaied Weblog: Tudou gets SARFT license". Marc.cn. Archived from the original on 21 December 2008. Retrieved November 29, 2008. 
  25. afp.google.com, Five killed in China mine accident, more trapped: report
  26. presstv.ir, China mine accident kills 5, traps 27
  27. “Shanghai International Studies University: Japanese students and Chinese students fought violently” - Tianya (no longer accessible) Archived 1 June 2009 at WebCite
  28. Japanese & Chinese Students Fight In Shanghai - ChinaSMACK
  29. Msnbc.com Assault by pro-independence demonstrators comes amid warming relations
  30. China envoy attacked on Taiwan tour - Asia-Pacific - Al Jazeera English
  31. "China envoy attacked on Taiwan tour". CNN. Retrieved 1 November 2008. [dead link]
  32. "Taiwanese attack Chinese envoy". BBC News. October 21, 2008. Retrieved April 22, 2010. 
  33. Chinatechnews.com Evermore office
  34. "China's Evermore Office suite takes off". Archived from the original on 2008-11-02. 
  35. David Osler (November 14, 2008). "Private guards ward off Somali pirate attack". Lloyd's List. Archived from the original on December 1, 2008. Retrieved November 17, 2008. 
  36. "Chinese fishing boat reported hijacked off Kenya". The International Herald Tribune. Associated Press. November 14, 2008. Retrieved November 17, 2008. 
  37. Foreman, William (November 26, 2008). "Workers riot at Chinese toy factory". The Star. Toronto. Retrieved 1 December 2008. 
  38. Chinese, Japanese PMs meet for boosting bilateral ties
  39. Omar, Hamsa (December 16, 2008). "Somali Pirates Seize Four Ships on Day UN Passes Plan". Bloomberg. Retrieved December 17, 2008. 
  40. Anita Chang (December 20, 2008). "EU troops to help combat piracy". Scotsman. Archived from the original on 23 December 2008. Retrieved December 20, 2008. 
  41. Barrowclough, Anne (December 20, 2008). "Chinese crew used beer bottles to fight off pirates". The Times. London. Retrieved 5 January 2009. 
  42. Fan, Maureen (December 18, 2008). "China to Aid in Fighting Somali Pirates". The Washington Post. Retrieved 16 January 2009. 
  43. China Warships Targeting Somali Pirates In Groundbreaking Mission - The Huffington Post
  44. China to send Navy to fight Somali pirates - XINHUA
  45. http://www.theindiancatholic.com/report.asp?nid=10198
  46. Yahoo! Search - Web Search
  47. Search - Global Edition - The New York Times
  48. batgwa.com: The Best Search Links on the Net
  49. Former Chinese vice-premier Wu Xueqian dies at 87
  50. http://www.lifanfc.com/bbs/dispbbs.asp?boardID=12&ID=4414&page=1[dead link]
  51. Search - Global Edition - The New York Times
  52. BBC NEWS | Asia-Pacific | Mao's successor Hua Guofeng dies
  53. 'Who Is the Most Lovable' author Wei Wei dies - china.org.cn
  54. Former Chinese basketball star Mu Tiezhu dies at 59_English_Xinhua
  55. Kim Chan, Who Had Roles in TV and ‘King of Comedy,’ Is Dead - NYTimes.com
  56. Renowned Chinese film director Xie Jin dies - Entertainment News - SINA English
  57. Veteran army leader dies at 102_English_Xinhua
  58. Confucius' 77th main-line descendant dies in Taiwan_English_Xinhua
  59. http://virtualreview.org/china/zoom/799964/chinese-geneticist-tan-jiazhen-dies-at-100
  60. Li Ximing, Supporter of Tiananmen Crackdown, Dies at 82 - Obituary (Obit) - NYTimes.com
  61. http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5iL-PTQOchWqJB4O3dibDO0Mzvxbw
  62. U.S. Condemns China’s Reported Execution of Scientist Wo Weihan - Bloomberg Archived 30 November 2008 at WebCite