2015 in China

The following lists events that happened during 2015 in China.


Paramount leader

Head of state

Head of government

National legislature

Political advisory



  • January 3 – The six-century old Gongchen Tower in Weishan, Yunnan is destroyed by a fire.
  • January 12 – In Xinjiang, Chinese police kill six militants.[1]



  • March 6 â€“ At least two knife-wielding attackers injure nine people at a train station in Guangzhou. The police fatally shoot one of the suspects.[6]





  • August 12 – More than two explosions occurred within 30 seconds of each other at a container storage station at the Port of Tianjin in the Binhai New Area of Tianjin. Over 100 were killed and hundreds are injured. There were at least 700 tonnes of highly toxic sodium cyanide stored at the site. By August 15, local authorities ordered an evacuation.


  • September 7 â€“ Explosion at Nanming Chemical Co Ltd's plant in Lishui, Zhejiang – the fourth since Tianjin, this time caused by ignited methanol. No reported casualties.[9][10]
  • September 30 â€“ 17 Explosions at Liucheng County, Guangxi. Police reported 7 deaths, 51 injuries and 2 missing. Terrorism was ruled out, while speculation centered on fast delivery packages. One suspect was detained.[11]


  • October 26 to 29 - The Fifth Plenum of the 18th CPC National Congress held in Beijing. The plenum discusses about the thirteenth Five-year plans of China.[12]


Ma Ying-jeou and Xi Jinping shaking hands at the Ma-Xi meeting


  • December 13 â€“ National Memorial Day commemorating the 78th anniversary of the Nanking Massacre
  • December 20 â€“ a landslide happened in Guangming New Industrial Zone, Shenzhen, Guangdong. It has caused 7 deaths and about 75 to be missing, 16 are hospitalized. It is reported as man-made accident.[14]
  • December 28 â€“ China approves an anti-terrorism law.[15] US Government criticizes that China would use it as an excuse to corrupt its religious, company, speech and various freedom.[16]
  • December 31 â€“ The PLA's Leader Department of Land Army, Rocket Army and Strategic Supportive Force established. Central Military Commission Chairman Xi Jinping masters the establishment ceremony.[17]



Association football


  • April 8 Rayson Huang , 94, Chinese chemist, vice-chancellor of the University of Hong Kong (1972–1986).
  • April 9 Tsien Tsuen-hsuin , 105, Chinese-born American sinologist, professor, and librarian.
  • April 10 Jin Youzhi, 96, last surviving sibling of Puyi, the final ruler of the Qing Dynasty and last Emperor of China.
  • May 27 Zhang Jieqing , 102, Chinese politician and writer.
  • October 9 Du Runsheng, 102, Chinese reformer and economist.
  • December 4 Xu Ming,44, Chinese entrepreneur and billionaire.
  • December 6 Liu Juying, 98, Chinese politician and army general.


See also


  1. ^ "Police in China shoot dead six in restive Xinjiang". Thomson Reuters. January 12, 2015.
  2. ^ "China takes down senior leader amid anti-corruption campaign".
  3. ^ "Senior Guangdong official Zhu Mingguo expelled from party over graft".
  4. ^ "China jails former vice-governor as anti-corruption drive continues".
  5. ^ "Top China advisory body CPPCC ousts former top Hu Jintao aide Ling Jihua".
  6. ^ "Knife attack at China train station leaves 9 injured". Associated Press. March 6, 2015. Retrieved March 7, 2015.
  7. ^ "Chinese Wikipedia Blocked by Great Firewall - China Digital Times (CDT)". China Digital Times (CDT). May 20, 2015. Retrieved May 4, 2017.
  8. ^ "China Now Blocked From Accessing Wikipedia". The Epoch Times. June 8, 2015. Retrieved May 4, 2017.
  9. ^ http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/peoplesdaily/article-3226114/Terrifying-images-massive-explosion-rip-chemical-facility-China-fourth-toxic-blast-country-month.html
  10. ^ http://society.people.com.cn/n/2015/0907/c136657-27553200.html
  11. ^ http://news.ifeng.com/a/20150930/44770961_0.shtml
  12. ^ http://news.163.com/15/1012/19/B5OJ39NA00014PRF.html
  13. ^ Hunt, Katie. "Leaders of China and Taiwan set for first talks since 1949 split". CNN. Retrieved November 7, 2015.
  14. ^ Guo Wentao (郭文涛). 深圳滑坡被认定为安全事故 深圳市委向社会致歉. Qianjiang Evening News. 163.com. Retrieved December 26, 2015.
  15. ^ McKirdy, Euan. "China approves wide-ranging counter terrorism law". Hong Kong. CNN. Retrieved December 28, 2015.
  16. ^ 中美关系正接近临界点?. Hu yihu. ifeng. Retrieved December 29, 2015.
  17. ^ 解放军火箭军昨日正式成立 习近平授军旗. 163.com. Retrieved January 1, 2016.
  18. ^ "FIBA Asia Congress chalks out road map for future". FIBA Asia. July 24, 2014. Retrieved December 19, 2014.