List of wars involving the People's Republic of China

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The following is a List of military conflicts involving the People's Republic of China.

War People's Republic of China and allies Opponents Result
Chinese Civil War
Communist Party Nationalist China Victory (to the Communist Party)
Battle of Chamdo
 People's Republic of China Tibet Tibet Victory
Korean War
 North Korea
 Soviet Union
 South Korea
 United States
 United Kingdom
Ethiopian Empire Ethiopia
 New Zealand
Hellenic Kingdom Flag 1935.svg Greece
 South Africa
  • 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
Flag of the United States (Pantone).svg United States
Second Taiwan Strait Crisis
Flag of the United States (Pantone).svg United States
  • China ceases bombardment.
Tibetan Uprising
 China Tibet Chushi Gangdruk Victory
  • Uprising suppressed.
China-Burma border Campaign
Taiwan Kuomintang Victory
Sino-Indian War
 China  India Victory
Nathu La and Cho La incidents
 China  India Defeat
  • Chinese withdrawal from Sikkim.
Zhenbao Island Incident
 China  Soviet Union Status quo ante bellum
Vietnam War
 North Vietnam
Provisional Revolutionary Government of the Republic of South Vietnam Viet Cong
Cambodia Khmer Rouge
Laos Pathet Lao
 South Vietnam
United States United States
 South Korea

 New Zealand
 Khmer Republic
 Kingdom of Laos

Battle of the Paracel Islands
 China  South Vietnam Victory[4]
  • China establishes control over Crescent Group of the Paracels; China controls the entire Paracels.
Sino-Vietnamese War
 China  Vietnam Both sides claim victory[5][6]
  • Strategic Chinese victory.
  • Chinese withdrawal from Vietnam.
  • Continued Vietnamese occupation of Cambodia until 1989.
  • Vietnamese loss of territory.
Johnson South Reef Skirmish
 China  Vietnam Victory
  • China captures several reefs in Spratly Islands
Northern Mali conflict
Islamic militants Ongoing

See also[edit]


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


  1. ^ "History of Modern China - R.S. Chaurasia - Google Books". Retrieved 2017-03-14. 
  2. ^ Kuisong p.29
  3. ^ Benjamin Lai
  4. ^ John Pike. "South China Sea / Spratly Islands". Retrieved 2017-03-14. 
  5. ^
  6. ^ Elleman, Bruce A. (2001). Modern Chinese Warfare, 1795-1989. Routledge. p. 297. ISBN 0415214742. 
  7. ^ "Chinese army soldiers conduct first mission as peacekeepers in Mali 1612131 - Army Recognition". Retrieved 2014-02-11. 

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