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 (PRC).

Wars involving the People's Republic of China[edit]

  PRC military victory
  PRC military defeat
  Indecisive or unclear outcome
  Ongoing conflict
War People's Republic of China and allies Opponents Result
Chinese Civil War
(1927–1949)[note 1]
Chinese Communist Party  Republic of China Victory (to the Communist Party)
Battle of Chamdo
(1950)
 People's Republic of China  Tibet Victory
  • People’s Republic of China annexes Tibet
Korean War
(1950–1953)
 North Korea
 China
 Soviet Union
 South Korea
 United States
 United Kingdom
 Canada
 Turkey
 Australia
 Philippines
 New Zealand
 Thailand
 Ethiopia
 Greece
 France
 Colombia
 Belgium
 South Africa
 Netherlands
 Luxembourg
Ceasefire
  • North Korean invasion of South Korea repelled.
  • UN invasion of North Korea repelled.
  • Chinese-North Korean invasion of South Korea repelled.
  • DMZ established, little territorial change at the 38th parallel border, essentially uti possidetis.
First Taiwan Strait Crisis
(1954–1955)
 China  Taiwan
 United States
Ceasefire
Second Taiwan Strait Crisis
(1958)
 China  Taiwan
 United States
Ceasefire
  • PRC ceases bombardment.
Tibetan Uprising
(1959)
 China Tibet Chushi Gangdruk Victory
  • Uprising suppressed.
China–Burma border campaign
(1960–1961)
 China
 Burma
 Taiwan Victory
Xinjiang conflict
(1960–present)
 China Turkistan Islamic Party

ETLO (2000–03)
ETPRP (1969–89)
URFET (1969–89)

Ongoing
  • Partial PRC victory (Defeat of the ETPRP, URFET and ETLO)
Sino-Indian War
(1962)
 China  India Victory
Vietnam War
(1965–1969)
 North Vietnam
Provisional Revolutionary Government of the Republic of South Vietnam Viet Cong
Laos Pathet Lao
Cambodia Khmer Rouge
 China
 Soviet Union
 North Korea
 South Vietnam
 United States
 South Korea
 Australia
 New Zealand
 Laos
Cambodia Cambodia
Cambodia Khmer Republic
 Thailand
 Philippines
Partial victory Nathu La and Cho La clashes
(1967)
 China  India Defeat
Sino-Soviet Border Conflict
(1969)
 China  Soviet Union Status quo ante bellum
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]
Sino-Vietnamese Conflicts
(1979–1991)
 China  Vietnam Ceasefire
  • Temporary Chinese occupation of several areas in northern Vietnamese territory (returned to Vietnam in 1992).
  • China took control of six reefs in the Spratly Islands after its victory in the Johnson South Reef Skirmish.
  • Normalization of relations after the 1990 Chengdu summit.
Third Taiwan Strait Crisis
(1996)
 China  Taiwan
 United States
Ceasefire
  • PRC ceases bombardment.
War on Terror
(2001–present)
Major combatants:
 United States
 United Kingdom
 France
 Russia
 China[4][5]
 India
 Pakistan
Major combatants:
al-Qaeda
Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant
Taliban
East Turkestan Islamic Movement
Ongoing
Operation Ocean Shield
(2009–2016)
 Somalia
 NATO
 Australia
 Belgium
 China
 Colombia
 Greece
 India
 Indonesia
 Japan
 Malaysia
 New Zealand
 Norway
 Oman
 Pakistan
 Russia
 Saudi Arabia
 Seychelles
 Singapore
 South Korea
 United Kingdom
 United States
 Ukraine
Somali pirates Victory
  • Number of Somali pirate attacks reduced dramatically.
Northern Mali conflict
(2012–present)
 France
 Mali
 China[6]
 Benin
 Ghana
 Cape Verde
 Gambia
 Ghana[7]
 Guinea[8]
 Guinea-Bissau[9]
 Ivory Coast[8]
 Liberia[10]
 Niger[11]
 Nigeria[12]
 Sierra Leone[13]
 Senegal[12]
 Togo[14]
 Chad[15]
 Burundi[16]
 Gabon[17]
 South Africa[18]
 Rwanda[18]
 Tanzania[18]
 Uganda[19]
 Germany[20]
Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant
Ansar al-Sharia
Jama'at Nasr al-Islam wal Muslimin
Ongoing
China–India border standoff (2017)  China  India Ceasefire
China–India skirmishes (2020–21)  China  India Ceasefire
  • Status Quo.

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Although main fighting ceased in 1949, warfare with the Republic of China continued throughout the 1950s and 1960s with the

References[edit]

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  20. ^ "Bundeswehr in Mali: Dangerous, but necessary? | DW | 29.01.2017". Deutsche Welle.

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