|Battle of Hong Kong/Fall of Hong Kong|
|Part of Asia Pacific Front of World War III|
The Fall of Hong Kong, also called the Battle of Hong Kong or the Battle for Hong Kong, was a Chinese military offensive that forcibly seized Hong Kong after the People's Republic of China entered the war as an ally to the Soviet Union and Warsaw Pact.
It is considered to be the most demoralizing defeat of British forces in the war. However, Britain and the Commonwealth soon returned to Hong Kong to liberate it from the PLA when the war turned to favor of the Allied forces.