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Beijing In A 100 Year Nutshell

Beijing In A 100 Year Nutshell

What was Beijing like during 20th Century and what took place over the last 100 years? Take a look this collection of snapshots that takes you all the way back to the early 1900’s…

1900-1909: The Eight-Power Allied Forces invasion of Beijing (1900)…

The Eight-Power Allied Forces invasion of Beijing

1910-1919: The Revolution of 1911 (1911); Beijing celebrated the victory of the Triple Entente in WWI (1918); May 4th Movement of 1919(五四运动 1919)…

 May 4th Movement of 1919

1920-1929: The Communist Party of China was established (1921); A Global Economic Crisis (1929)…

The Communist Party of China was established (1921)

1930-1939: 7.7 Incident outbreak(七·七事变 1937)…

7.7 Incident outbreak

1940-1949: The People’s Republic of China was found (1949)…

The People's Republic of China was found (1949)

1950-1959: The government proposed an anti-drug policy (1951); The Land Reform Movement (1950-1953); The first five-year plan implementation (1953); The constitution of the People’s Republic of China came into being (1954); The first National People’s Congress (1954)…

The Land Reform Movement

1960-1969: The guideline of national economy was proposed (1961)…

The guideline of national economy was proposed

1970-1979: Nixon’s visit to China (1972); The death of Mao Zedong in Beijing (1976)…

Nixon's visit to China

1990-2000: The new Man-hour system was implemented (1994); Beijing-Kowloon Line(京九铁路)opened (1995)…

Beijing-Kowloon Line(京九铁路)opened (1995)

2000-2010: China-Africa Cooperation Forum (2000); Beijing successfully hosted the 2008 Olympic Games (2008)…

 Beijing successfully hosted the 2008 Olympic Games

A dynasty can experience prosperity to declination in 100 years; a single person can live a full life in 100 years too. From the 1900’s until now, Beijing has kept moving forward and is gradually making place for a modern city with a distinct cultural background and deep-rooted history.

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