Chinese forces entered northern Vietnam and captured several cities near the border.On March 6, 1979, China declared that the gate to Hanoi was open and that their punitive mission had been achieved, before withdrawing their troops from Vietnam.The Kuomintang supported French restoration, but Viet Minh efforts towards independence were helped by Chinese communists under the Soviet Union's power.The Soviet Union at first indirectly supported Vietnamese communists, but later directly supported Hồ Chí Minh.On 6 March 1946, Ho signed an agreement allowing French forces to replace Nationalist Chinese forces, in exchange for French recognition of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam as a "free" republic within the French Union, with the specifics of such recognition to be determined by future negotiation.Vietnam first became a French colony when France invaded in 1858.Therefore, they aided the Viet Minh and became the connector between Soviets and the Vietminh.In early 1950, The Viet Minh fought independently from the 'Chinese Military Advisory Group' under Wei Guoqing.
Prior to their attack on Pearl Harbor, the Japanese occupied French Indochina, but left civil administration to the Vichy French administration.
), also known as the Third Indochina War, was a brief border war fought between the People's Republic of China and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam in early 1979.
China launched the offensive in response to Vietnam's invasion and occupation of Cambodia in 1978 (which ended the rule of the Chinese-backed Khmer Rouge).
On 9 March 1945, fearing that the Vichy French were about to switch sides to support the Allies, the Japanese overthrew the Vichy administration and forces taking control of Indochina and establishing their own puppet administration, the Empire of Vietnam.
The Japanese surrender in August 1945 created a power vacuum in Indochina, as the various political factions scrambled for control.