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Big moments in 100 years: 1997-2006

(chinadaily.com.cn) | 2021-06-24

In 1997, the Chinese government resumes exercise of sovereignty over Hong Kong.

In 1999, the Chinese government resumes exercise of sovereignty over Macao.

In 2001, China joins the World Trade Organization.

In 2003, The first Chinese person is sent into space.

In 2006, Qinghai-Tibet Railway, the highest railroad in the world, is put into use.