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2004 in China

Events in the year 2004 in China.




  • February 15 – Two fires sweep through China, one in a shopping center and the other in a temple, killing at least 90 and injuring 71.[1]



  • October 21 – In Xinmi, China, a gas explosion in a coal mine kills 62 people; 86 are still missing.[3][4]


  • November 1 – Martial law is imposed in parts of China's Henan province after fighting between Hui Chinese and Han Chinese ethnic groups kills between 7 and 148 people.[5][6]
  • November 26 – A man kills eight and injures four people with a knife at a Chinese high school in Ruzhou, Henan.[7][8]
  • November 28 – A coal mine explosion in China kills over 150.


  • December 3 – The People's Republic of China launches a new long-range nuclear submarine and an accompanying class of ballistic missiles, with a range in excess of 7,400 km (4,600 mi), developed by the People's Liberation Army.


  • February 14 – Yang Chengwu, Chinese military strategist
  • March 23 – Chen Zhongwei, Chinese physician. One of the pioneers of the process of reattaching severed limbs.

See also