Chinese Civil War

July 15 Incident
Wang Jingwei and Chiang Kai-Shek in 1926.
1927 Jul 15

July 15 Incident

Wuhan, Hubei, China

The July 15 Incident occurred on 15 July 1927. Following growing strains in the coalition between the KMT government in Wuhan and the CCP, and under pressure from the rival nationalist government led by Chiang Kai-shek in Nanjing, Wuhan leader Wang Jingwei ordered a purge of communists from his government in July 1927.