Milestones: 2009

(China Daily)
Updated: 2009-09-29 15:59

-- A 4 trillion yuan ($586 billion) stimulus package helps ensure a steady growth rate for China, which remains one of the least-hit major economies amid the financial crisis.

-- Riots in early July leave almost 200 people dead and more than 1,700 injured in Urumqi, capital city of the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region.

-- At a UN General Assembly in late September, President Hu Jintao pledges to curb China's carbon dioxide emissions by a "notable margin" by 2020 from its 2005 levels.

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