Yijiangshan Islands

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Yijiangshan Islands
Traditional Chinese 一江山島
Simplified Chinese 一江山岛
Postal Yikiangshan Islands

The Yijiangshan Islands (Chinese: 一江山岛) are two small islands eight miles from the Dachen Islands, located off the coast of Taizhou, Zhejiang in the East China Sea.

During the First Taiwan Strait crisis the islands were captured in January 1955 by the People's Liberation Army (PLA) from Republic of China (ROC) Nationalist forces in the Battle of Yijiangshan even as the U.S. Seventh Fleet was patrolling nearby.[1]:215[2][3]:279

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Coordinates: 28°37′N 121°49′E / 28.61°N 121.82°E / 28.61; 121.82


  1. ^ J.P.D. Dunbabin. The Cold War: The Great Powers and Their Allies
  2. ^ https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1298&dat=19550117&id=H_MTAAAAIBAJ&sjid=LYoDAAAAIBAJ&pg=6333,980312&hl=en
  3. ^ Mark A. Ryan, David Michael Finkelstein, Michael A. McDevitt. Chinese Warfighting: The PLA Experience Since 1949 ISBN 9780765610874