May 18, 1989 – One million protesters take to the streets in Beijing

May 18, 1989 – One million protesters take to the streets in Beijing

A crowd of protesters, estimated to number more than one million, marches through the streets of Beijing calling for a more democratic political system. Just a few weeks later, the Chinese government moved to crush the protests.

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November 29, 1950 – Chinese overwhelm Allies in North Korea

November 29, 1950 – Chinese overwhelm Allies in North Korea

Three weeks after U.S. General Douglas MacArthur first reported Chinese communist troops in action in North Korea, U.S.-led U.N. troops begin a desperate retreat out of North Korea under heavy fire from the Chinese.

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November 26, 1950 – Chinese counterattacks in Korea change nature of war

November 26, 1950 – Chinese counterattacks in Korea change nature of war

In some of the fiercest fighting of the Korean War, thousands of communist Chinese troops launch massive counterattacks against U.S. and Republic of Korea (ROK) troops.

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September 25, 2004 – Formula One racetrack in Shanghai prepares for its grand opening

September 25,  2004 – Formula One racetrack in Shanghai prepares for its grand opening

Chinese officials gather at the brand-new Shanghai International Circuit racetrack in anticipation of the next day’s inaugural Formula One Chinese Grand Prix.

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