The Medal of Sino-Soviet Friendship was a medal awarded by the People’s Republic of China. On the obverse, the national flags of the USSR and China are portrayed and the motto ‘Long Live Sino Soviet Friendship.’ Gilded, partly enameled, a gilt star is attached to the ribbon. The reverse is blank. The medal was established in 1950 by the Central People’s Government, in order to express thanks to the Soviet Union for the early technical support and assistance provided following the founding of the People’s Republic of China in 1949. On February 14, 1950, China and the Soviet Union signed the Sino-Soviet Treaty of Friendship, Alliance, and Mutual Assistance.