2018 in China

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Events in the year 2018 in China Recast

Incumbents

Paramount leader

Head of state

Head of government

National legislature

Political advisory

Supervision commission

Events

January

February

  • 15 February – The CCTV Spring Festival Gala, which airs to millions around the country, sparks widespread criticism and faces accusations of racism after featuring a comedy sketch that featured an Asian actress in blackface and with exaggerated buttocks.[1]

March

May

Scheduled Events

  • June – planned launch of the lunar exploration mission Chang'e 4.[6]

Popular culture

Film

Deaths

  • 16 January – Liu Zhonghua, 101, major general.
  • 18 January – Ding Guangquan, 73, comedian.
  • 1 February – Su Bai, 95, archaeologist.[7]
  • 11 February – Sun Shu, 84, geologist.
  • 12 February – Luo Haocai, 83, politician and legal scholar.
  • 19 February – Zhang Junsheng, 81, optical engineer, politician, and academic administrator.
  • 24 February – Yang Rudai, 91, politician.
  • 26 February – Li Boguang, 49, legal scholar and human rights activist.
  • 28 February – Chen Xiaolu, 71, businessman and princeling.
  • 3 March – Lin Hu, 90, air force general.
  • 3 March – Yao Xian, 90, air force general.
  • 7 March – Hao Bailin, 83, physicist.
  • 15 March – Huang Wenpan, 22, swimmer.
  • 15 March – Ling Yun, 100, politician.
  • 4 April – Li Zhengyou, 82, agronomist and politician, Vice-Governor of Yunnan Province.[8]
  • 7 April – Li Zhen, 93, politician, Chairman of the Shandong People's Congress.[9]
  • 10 April – Li Dawei, 47, director.
  • 10 April – Li Yaowen, 99, politician, general and diplomat.
  • 10 April – Wu Nansheng, 95, politician.
  • 10 April – Yang Gui, 89, politician, chief designer of the Red Flag Canal.
  • 11 April – Li Tian, 79, physicist and aircraft designer.
  • 12 April – Hu Chengzhi, 100, palaeontologist and palaeoanthropologist.[10]
  • 16 April – Lü Chuanzan, 85, politician, Chairman of Hebei Provincial People's Congress (1993–1998).[11]
  • 20 April – Nie Bichu, 90, Chinese politician.
  • 2 May – Wang Danfeng, actress (b. 1924)
  • 19 May – Zhengzhang Shangfang, linguist (b. 1933)

References

  1. ^ "China's biggest show in 'racist blackface'". BBC News. 2018-02-16. Retrieved 2018-02-17. 
  2. ^ "China's Xi allowed to remain 'president for life' as term limits removed". BBC News. 11 March 2018. 
  3. ^ "North Korea's Kim Jong Un visited China for secret summit". NBC News. NBC News. Retrieved 28 March 2018. 
  4. ^ Peppa Pig got big in China. Then she got censored, CNBC
  5. ^ https://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-corruption/former-party-boss-in-chinas-chongqing-city-jailed-for-life-for-graft-idUSKBN1I907L
  6. ^ "China Prepares for Breakthrough Chang'e 4 Moon Landing in 2018". sputniknews.com. Retrieved 4 January 2018. 
  7. ^ "考古学泰斗宿白病逝,一生献给考古却自认"只是个教书匠". thepaper.cn (in cn). Retrieved 4 February 2018. 
  8. ^ 李铮友同志逝世 (in Chinese)
  9. ^ 山东省人大常委会原主任、党组原书记李振逝世,享年94岁
  10. ^ Obituary (in Chinese)
  11. ^ 河北省政协原主席吕传赞逝世,享年86岁 (in Chinese)
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