1949: Xinjiang was peacefully liberated.
1959: China discovered Daqing oilfield.
1972: China-Japan diplomatic relations returned to normal.
1980: Chinese central authorities urged citizens to have one child.
1986: China's first bankrupt enterprise went under the hammer.
1997: Chinese scholar solved the mystery of Shangri-La.
2000: State Council set up national council for social security fund.
2008: China successfully launched manned spacecraft Shenzhou VII.