Updated: 2009-09-29 16:27
Chinese President Jiang Zemin (third from left) and Prince Charles of the United Kingdom (second from right) at the handover ceremony of Hong Kong on July 1, 1997. Xinhua
- On Feb 19, Deng Xiaoping, the chief architect of China's economic reform and socialist modernization, dies at 93.
- The 15th National Congress of the CPC in September announces plans to reform, sell, merge or eliminate a vast number of SOEs.
- Under the policy of "one country, two systems", China resumes sovereignty over Hong Kong on July 1, ending more than 150 years of British control.