CIIC:Selected anniversaries/May

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May 1
Tianjin

1950: China established diplomatic relations with Denmark.

1995: The 43rd World Table Tennis Championships opened in Tianjin.

2013: China’s first mental health law (精神卫生法) that requires consent from mentally ill patients before they receive inpatient treatment came into effect.

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May 2
Su Manshu

1918: Chinese poet Su Manshu passed away.

1990: Composer Shi Guangnan passed away.

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May 3
Poster of the movie The Tokyo Trial

1946: The International Military Tribunal for the Far East began in Tokyo with 28 Japanese military and government officials accused of war crimes and crimes against humanity.

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May 4
Peking University

1919: May 4th Movement broke out in Beijing.

1998: Peking University celebrated its 100th anniversary of founding.

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May 5
Ai Qing

1931: China and Japan signed the Shanghai Ceasefire Agreement.

1996: Poet Ai Qing passed away.

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May 6
National Development and Reform Commission

1971: China and San Marino established diplomatic relations at the consular level.

1995: Chinese Arctic expedition group reached the North Pole.

2003: National Development and Reform Commission was established.

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May 7
Zhou Zuoren

1967: Writer Zhou Zuoren passed away.

2002: A passenger plane of China Northern Airlines crashed into the bay near Dalian, north China's Liaoning Province, killing 112.

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May 8
Teresa Teng

1893: Historian Gu Jiegang was born.

1995: Teresa Teng, a Chinese pop singer, died in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

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May 9
Shanghai

1950: China established diplomatic relations with Sweden.

1983: China acceded to the Antarctic Treaty.

1993: The First East Asian Games opened in Shanghai.

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May 10
Ma Yinchu

1899: Chinese painter Zhang Daqian was born.

1982: Economist Ma Yinchu passed away.

1988: Writer Shen Congwen passed away.

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May 11
Xian Xinghai

1905: Musician Xian Xinghai was born.

1950: China established diplomatic relations with Denmark.

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May 12
Dong Fang Hong-3 Satellite

1992: China established diplomatic relations with Slovenia.

1997: Dong Fang Hong-3 Satellite was launched.

2008: A 8.0-magnitude earthquake shook Sichuan.

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May 13
Guanting Reservoir

1954: Guanting Reservoir completed construction.

1992: China established diplomatic relations with Croatia.

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May 14
Jiao Yulu

1964: Jiao Yulu, a symbol of the honest Party cadre who devotes himself tirelessly to the people, passed away.

1992: Nie Rongzhen, a prominent military leader in China, passed away.

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May 15
Edmund Ho Hau Wah

1904: Red Cross Society of China was founded.

1999: Edmund Ho Hau Wah was declared Chief Executive-elect by the Selection Committee for the Chief Executive of the Macao Special Administrative Region.

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May 16
Jiefang Daily

1941: Jiefang Daily started publication.

1989: Deng Xiaoping met with visiting Soviet Union leader Mikhail Gorbachev. Gorbachev's visit marked the normalization of the relations between China and the Soviet Union, and the restoration of relations between the two Communist Parties.

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May 17
Cheng Fangwu

1984: Educator Cheng Fangwu died.

1987: China's polar exploration ship, "Jidi", returned to Qingdao.

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May 18
Deng Tuo

1895: Novelist Zhang Henshui was born.

1966: Chinese poet and journalist Deng Tuo passed away.

1980: China launched first carrier rocket.

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May 19
Ho Chi Minh

1890: Vietnamese leader Ho Chi Minh was born.

1980: Mount St. Helens, a stratovolcano located in Washington State, USA, erupted.

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May 20
Ma Sicong

1900: The Games of the II Olympiad opened in Paris, France.

1987: Chinese violinist and composer Ma Sicong died in America.

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May 21
Wang Anshi

1086: Wang Anshi, a statesman and poet of the Song Dynasty (960-1279), died.

1951: China established diplomatic relations with Pakistan.

1982: China was crowned at the Thomas Cup men's badminton team championships for the first time in London, Great Britain.

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May 22
Chen Jingrun

1933: Chinese mathematician Chen Jingrun was born.

1962: The Mass Film Hundred Flowers Awards held the first awarding ceremony in Beijing.

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May 23
Tibet

1951: A grand signing ceremony for the Agreement Between the Central People's Government and the Local Government of Tibet on Measures for the Peaceful Liberation of Tibet (also known as the 17-Article Agreement) was held in Beijing.

1990: China won the women's title at the first Table Tennis World Team Cup in Japan.

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May 24
Chen Kaige

1993: China established diplomatic relations with Eritrea.

1993: Chen Kaige's "Farewell My Concubine" won the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival.

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May 25
Luo Ergang

1978: China established diplomatic relations with the Sultanate of Oman.

1997: Chinese historian Luo Ergang died.

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May 26
Mogao Caves

1900: Taoist Wang Yuanlu discovered the Mogao Grottoes by accident. Wang stumbled into one of the 492 caves at Mogao Grottoes that contained more than 50,000 sutras, records, and paintings covering a period from the 4th to the 11th centuries. It was one of the greatest archaeological discoveries of the 20th century.

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May 27
Chen Duxiu

1891: Chinese linguist and poet Liu Bannong was born.

1942: Chen Duxiu died.

1994: Shanghai University was founded.

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May 28
Aihui Historical Exhibition Hall

1858: The Russian representative Nikolay Muravyov and the Qing representative Yishan signed the Treaty of Aigun.

1971: China established diplomatic relations with Austria.

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May 29
Soong Ching Ling

1904: Red Cross Society of China was founded.

1981: Soong Ching Ling died.

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May 30
May 30th Movement

1925: May 30th Movement broke out.

1956: China established diplomatic relations with Egypt.

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May 31
The Malaysian national flag

1960: China and Mongolia signed Sino-Mongolian Treaty on Friendship and Mutual Assistance.

1974: China established diplomatic relations with Malaysia.

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