List of wars involving the People's Republic of China

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This is a list of wars involving the People's Republic of China.

Wars[edit]

  Chinese military victory
  Chinese military defeat
  Indecisive or unclear outcome
  Ongoing conflict
War People's Republic of China and allies Opponents Result
Chinese Civil War
(1927–1950)[a]
Communist Party Nationalist China Victory (to the Communist Party)
Battle of Chamdo
(1950)
 People's Republic of China Tibet Tibet Victory
Korean War
(1950–1953)
 North Korea
 China
 Soviet Union
 South Korea
 United States
 United Kingdom
 Canada
 Turkey
 Australia
Ethiopian Empire Ethiopia
 Philippines
 New Zealand
 Thailand
Hellenic Kingdom Flag 1935.svg Greece
French Fourth Republic France
 Colombia
 Belgium
South Africa South Africa
 Netherlands
 Luxembourg
Ceasefire
  • North Korean invasion of South Korea repelled.
  • U.N. invasion of North Korea repelled.
  • Chinese-North Korean invasion of South Korea repelled.
  • Korean Demilitarized Zone established, little territorial change at the 38th parallel border, essentially uti possidetis.
First Taiwan Strait Crisis
(1954–1955)
 PRC  ROC
Flag of the United States (Pantone).svg United States
Ceasefire
Second Taiwan Strait Crisis
(1958)
 PRC  ROC
Flag of the United States (Pantone).svg United States
Ceasefire
  • China ceases bombardment.
Tibetan Uprising
(1959)
 China Tibet Chushi Gangdruk Victory
  • Uprising suppressed.
China–Burma border campaign
(1960–1961)
 PRC
 Burma
Taiwan Kuomintang Victory
Xinjiang conflict
(1960–present)
 China Turkistan Islamic Party
ETLO

ETPRP (1969–89)
URFET (1969–89)

Ongoing
  • Chinese partial victory (Defeat of the ETPRP, URFET and ETLO)
Sino-Indian War
(1962)
 China  India Victory
Nathu La and Cho La incidents
(1967)[1]
 China  India Defeat
  • Chinese withdrawal from Sikkim.
Zhenbao Island Incident
(1969)
 China  Soviet Union Status quo ante bellum
Vietnam War
(1965–1969)
 North Vietnam
 China
Provisional Revolutionary Government of the Republic of South Vietnam Viet Cong
Cambodia Khmer Rouge
Laos Pathet Lao
 South Vietnam
 United States
 South Korea
 Thailand
 Australia
 New Zealand
 Khmer Republic
 Kingdom of Laos
Partial victory
Battle of the Paracel Islands
(1974)
 China  South Vietnam Victory
  • China establishes control over the Paracels.
Sino-Vietnamese War
(1979)
 China  Vietnam Both sides claim victory[2][3]
  • Chinese strategic objectives achieved.
  • Chinese withdrawal from Vietnam.
  • Continued Vietnamese occupation of Cambodia until 1989.
  • Vietnamese loss of territory.
Sino-Vietnamese conflicts 1979-90
(1979–1990)
 China  Vietnam Chengdu Summit
  • Temporary Chinese occupation of several areas within Vietnamese territory (returned to Vietnam in 1992).
  • Chinese take control of six reefs in the Spratly Islands.
  • Normalization of relations in 1991.
Third Taiwan Strait Crisis
(1996)
 PRC  ROC
Flag of the United States (Pantone).svg United States
Ceasefire
  • China ceases bombardment.
War on Terror
(2001–present)
Major combatants:
 United States
 China[4][5]
 United Kingdom
 Russia
 France
Major combatants:
al-Qaeda
Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant
Flag of Taliban.svg Taliban
East Turkestan Islamic Movement
Ongoing
Operation Ocean Shield
(2009–2016)
 Somalia
 China
 NATO
 Russia
 Australia
 Colombia
 India
 Indonesia
 Japan
 Malaysia
 New Zealand
 Oman
 Pakistan
 Saudi Arabia
 Seychelles
 Singapore
 South Korea
 Ukraine
Somali pirates Victory
  • Number of Somali pirate attacks reduced dramatically.

See also[edit]

This article is part of a series on the
Politics of the
People's Republic of China
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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Although main fighting ceased in 1950, warfare with the Republic of China continued throughout the 1950s and 1960s with the

References[edit]

  1. ^ "History of Modern China - R.S. Chaurasia - Google Books". Books.google.com. Retrieved 2017-03-14. 
  2. ^ http://digitalcommons.law.umaryland.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1057&context=mscas
  3. ^ Elleman, Bruce A. (2001). Modern Chinese Warfare, 1795-1989. Routledge. p. 297. ISBN 0415214742. 
  4. ^ Duterte Invites China to Fight Abu Sayyaf Pirates – MaritimeExecutive.com
  5. ^ China confiscates passports of Xinjiang peopleBBC.com

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