List of wars involving the People’s Republic of China

List of wars involving the People’s Republic of China

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
(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
 France
 Colombia
 Belgium
 South Africa
 Netherlands
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

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 United States
 South Korea
 Thailand
 Australia
 New Zealand
 Khmer Republic
 Kingdom of Laos
Victory

Battle of the Paracel Islands
(1974)
 China  South Vietnam Victory[4]

  • China establishes control over Crescent Group of the Paracels; China controls the entire Paracels.
Sino-Vietnamese War
(1979)
 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
(1988)
 China  Vietnam Victory

  • China captures several reefs in Spratly Islands
Northern Mali conflict
(2012–present)
 France
 Mali
 China[7]
Islamic militants Ongoing

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