Company is founded in Mianyang, Sichuan.
Manufactures its first black and white television (the same year that Australia’s iconic Number 96 TV show first aired and Bandstand’s final year on air).
Releases first colour television (at a time when 64% of Melbourne homes and 70% of Sydney households owned a colour TV).
Shares are publicly listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange.
Establishes Guangdong Changhong R&D centre for global research. Engineers focus on new flat panel display products, digital chipsets and other key technologies.