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Events in the year 2003 in the People's Republic of China.
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     Contents                                                              2002                     People's Republic         2004
                                                                           2001                         of China              2005
 1 Incumbents
                                                                           2000                                               2006
 2 Events
     2.1 February                                                           Centuries:              19th • 20th • 21st
     2.2 March                                                                 Decades:       1980s • 1990s • 2000s • 2010s
     2.3 June
                                                                             See also:             Other events of 2003
     2.4 October                                                                          Years in the People's Republic of China
     2.5 December                                                                              Timeline of Chinese history
                                                                                              2003 in the Republic of China
 3 Deaths
                                                                                                      2003 in Macau
 4 See also                                                                                         2003 in Hong Kong
 5 References


Incumbents
   Party General Secretary - Hu Jintao
   President – Jiang Zemin until March 15, Hu Jintao
   Premier – Zhu Rongji until March 16, Wen Jiabao
   Congress Chairman - Li Peng until March 15, Wu Bangguo
   Conference Chairman - Li Ruihuan until March 14, Jia Qinglin

Events

February
   February 24 – 2003 Bachu earthquake: An earthquake measuring 6.3 in magnitude
   occurred in the Xinjiang Autonomous Region in northwest China, killing at least 261
   people and injuring at least 4,000 more. Almost 10,000 homes were levelled by the
   earthquake.

March
   March 15 – Hu Jintao becomes President of the People's Republic of China,
   replacing Jiang Zemin.

June
   June 1 – The People's Republic of China begins filling the lake behind the massive
   Three Gorges Dam, raising the water level near the dam over 100 metres.
                                                                                             The launch of Shenzhou 5, the first
                                                                                              human spaceflight of the People's
October                                                                                     Republic of China, on 15 October 2005
   October 15 – China successfully launches Shenzhou 5, their first manned space
   mission, becoming the third country in the world to have independent human
   spaceflight capability after the Soviet Union and the United States.

December
   December 23 - A PetroChina Chuandongbei natural gas field explosion in Chongqing, 234 people lives.[1]

Deaths
  February 11 – Ma Sanli, Chinese comedian (born 1914)
  March 17 – Su Buqing, Chinese mathematician and educator (born 1902)
  June 17 – Zheng Wenguang, science fiction author (born 1929)
  July 5 – Zhang Aiping, Chinese communist military leader (born 1908)
  November 15 – T. Y. Lin, Chinese-born civil engineer (born 1912)
  November 19 – Shi Zhicun, Chinese author (born 1905)
  December 27 – Ying Ruocheng, Chinese actor, director, playwright and Vice Minister of Culture from 1986 to 1990 (born
  1929)

See also
  2003 in Chinese film
  Hong Kong League Cup 2003–04

References
  1. ^ [1]

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