China Medal (German Empire)

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China Medal
China-Denkmünze recto.jpg
Obverse of the Medal (steel)
Awarded by Flag of the German Empire.svg German Empire
TypeCampaign medal
EligibilityGerman military and civilians
Awarded forparticipation in combat operations in China during the Boxer Rebellion
Established10 May 1901
RelatedColonial Medal (German Empire)
South West Africa Medal (German Empire)
China-Denkmünze ribbon bar.svg
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.[1]

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.[1]

There were also 14 medal clips awarded for involvement in battles.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "China-Denkmünze" (in German). Retrieved 30 October 2012.