China Medal (German Empire)
Obverse of the Medal (steel)
|Awarded by German Empire|
|Eligibility||German military and civilians|
|Awarded for||participation in combat operations in China during the Boxer Rebellion|
|Established||10 May 1901|
|Related||Colonial Medal (German Empire)
South West Africa Medal (German Empire)
ribbon bar of the medal
The China Medal (China-Denkmünze), was a medal of the German Empire. It was established on 10 May 1901 by Kaiser Wilhelm II, in his capacity as King of Prussia and German Kaiser. There were two versions of the medal one in bronze and a variant in steel. The bronze medal was a reward for service by German troops and civilians during the Boxer Rebellion. The steel medal was awarded to people contributing to the war effort at home and the sailors of the merchant fleet transporting the soldiers to China.
The initial design came from Wilhelm II himself and was executed by professor Walter Schott. The medals were produced by the company Mayer & Wilhelm in Stuttgart.
There were also 14 medal clips awarded for involvement in battles.
- "China-Denkmünze" (in German). Retrieved 30 October 2012.