Pingjin Campaign

Pingjin Campaign (simplified Chinese: 平津战役; traditional Chinese: 平津戰役; pinyin: Píngjīn Zhànyì), known as the Battle of Pingjin to the Nationalist Government, was part of the three major campaigns launched by the People's Liberation Army during the late stage of the Chinese Civil War. It began on November 29, 1948, and ended on January 31, 1949, lasted a total of 64 days. This campaign is one of the three (The other two being Huaihai Campaign and Liaoshen Campaign) campaigns that marked the end of nationalist dominance in northern China. The term Pingjin refers to the cities Beiping (now Beijing) and Tianjin.