"Gigantoraptor erlianensis", a gigantic birdlike dinosaur, is discovered in Inner Mongolia by paleontologist Xu Xing.
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- It is discovered that the Limusaurus dinosaur shed its teeth as it matured.
- The journal "Scientific Reports" publishes research from a team, led by Australian Age of Dinosaurs Museum's Stephen Poropat, reporting the discovery of a new Australian dinosaur species, "Savannasaurus elliottorum", using fossils first found in 2005 at Winton, Queensland, Australia.
- A beachgoer in Australia discovers dinosaur footprints believed to be around 130 million years old while combing the shore for shells.
- The China National Space Administration (CNSA) launches the Tiangong-2 space laboratory from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in Inner Mongolia.
- Li Jinbin becomes Communist Party Secretary (top official) of Anhui, succeeding Wang Xuejun.Chen Quanguo becomes Communist Party Secretary of the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, succeeding Zhang Chunxian, who will take on another office.Li Jiheng becomes Communist Party Secretary of the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, succeeding Wang Jun.