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  • 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

    Chinese forces of the People's Volunteer Army (PVA) crossed the Yalu

    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.




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