Beijing is the national capital of the People's Republic of China located in the Beijing Municipality in northern China. Surrounded by the Hebei Province and bordering Tianjin Municipality to the southeast. During World War II known to the Allies as "Peking".
During the Second Sino-Japanese War, the city was captured by the Japanese Army on July 29, 1937. The city became the seat of the Provisional Government of the Republic of China, a puppet state that ruled the Japanese-occupied northern China. This government was later merged into the larger Wang Jingwei government in Nanking (Nanjing).
American missions against Peking (Bejing)
May 30, 1944 - August 27, 1945
In the final phases of the Chinese Civil War, the People's Liberation Army seized control of the city peacefully on January 31, 1949.
Capital of the People's Republic of China and one of the most populous cities in the world.
Beijing Airport (Beijing Capital International Airport)
Built postwar, present day airport
Nan Yuan Airfield (Nan Yuen, 南苑)
Prewar airfield used by the Chinese and Japanese
Beijing Aviation Museum
37 Xue Yuan Roa, Beijing, China
People's Liberation Military Museum
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June 15, 2019