Political map of East Asia and the Western Pacific 4 May 1919 (May Fourth Movement): World War I (World War I) ended with Allied victory in November 1918 (Armistice with Germany). At the ensuing Paris Peace Conference (Paris Peace Conference, 1919), Japan was granted the German-leased Chinese territories (Kiautschou Bay concession) it had occupied during the War. This provoked nation-wide protests in China (May Fourth Movement), leading to the Chinese government signing a symbolic separate peace with Germany.