Milestones: 1969

(China Daily)
Updated: 2009-09-30 05:12

Milestones: 1969
A Chinese soldier prepares for battle against the invading Soviet forces at Zhenbao Island in Heilongjiang province in March 1969. Xinhua 

-- Following sharp border clashes with the USSR in March, China evaucates most veteran leaders out of Beijing.

-- Liu Shaoqi dies after having endured harsh political persecution.

Milestones: 1969

-- The Beijing subway is completed on Oct 1.

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