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Official DOD Graphic
The China Campaign Medal is a Bronze medallion of 1 1/4 inches in diameter. Centered on the front is a five-toed dragon and the words, “CHINA RELIEF EXPEDITION” circling the top border and the dates “1900 – 1901” at the bottom with bullets separating the words from the dates. A trophy made up of an eagle with wings outstretched standing upon cannon, supported by crossed flags, rifles, an Indian shield, spear and quiver of arrows, a Cuban machete, and a Sulu kris is on the reverse side. This is enclosed in a circle made up of the words, “UNITED STATES ARMY” in its upper half and thirteen stars at the bottom.