Historydraft LogoHistorydraft Logo
Historydraft
beta
Historydraft Logo
Historydraft
beta

  • China
    Friday Aug 4, 1950

    Korean War

    Mao reported to the Politburo that he would intervene in Korea

    China
    Friday Aug 4, 1950

    On 4 August 1950, with a planned invasion of Taiwan aborted due to the heavy US naval presence, Mao reported to the Politburo that he would intervene in Korea when the People's Liberation Army's (PLA) Taiwan invasion force was reorganized into the PLA North East Frontier Force.




  • China
    Sunday Aug 20, 1950

    Korean War

    China warning

    China
    Sunday Aug 20, 1950

    On 20 August 1950, Premier Zhou Enlai informed the UN that "Korea is China's neighbor ... The Chinese people cannot but be concerned about a solution of the Korean question". Thus, through neutral-country diplomats, China warned that in safeguarding Chinese national security, they would intervene against the UN Command in Korea.




  • China
    Monday Oct 2, 1950

    Korean War

    China emergency meetings

    China
    Monday Oct 2, 1950

    In a series of emergency meetings that lasted from 2 to 5 October, Chinese leaders debated whether to send Chinese troops into Korea.




  • China
    Sunday Oct 8, 1950

    Korean War

    The People's Volunteer Army

    China
    Sunday Oct 8, 1950

    On 8 October 1950, Mao re designated the PLA North East Frontier Force as the People's Volunteer Army (PVA).




  • Yalu River, North Korea
    Thursday Oct 19, 1950

    Korean War

    China entered the war

    Yalu River, North Korea
    Thursday Oct 19, 1950

    On 19 October 1950, Chinese forces of the People's Volunteer Army (PVA) crossed the Yalu and entered the war. The surprise Chinese intervention triggered a retreat of UN forces back below the 38th Parallel by late December.




  • China
    Monday Nov 13, 1950

    Korean War

    The Overall commander and coordinator of the war effort

    China
    Monday Nov 13, 1950

    On 13 November, Mao appointed Zhou Enlai the overall commander and coordinator of the war effort, with Peng as field commander.




<