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NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 26th February, 1927 : Two thousand British troops, supported by artillery, moved into defensive positions around the borders of the Shanghai international settlement. A critical stage has now been reached in the civil war, … Continue reading

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NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 21st March, 1927 : The victorious Nationalist Army of General Chiang Kai-shek entered the terrified and chaotic city of Shanghai today. Barely a shot was fired as the Peking army of northern warlords collapsed … Continue reading

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NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 16th February, 1912 : At noon yesterday the Chinese cruisers in Shanghai fired a 21-gun salute and hoisted the Revolutionary flag, formally recognising the new Government. Last month the Emperor resigned and China officially … Continue reading

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december memories / 15

NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 15th December, 1927 : The Nationalist Government today ordered immediate closure of the Soviet Consulate in Shanghai as General Chiang Kai-shek’s troops began rounding up Communists in the city.. The Consul-General, Mr Kozlovsky, has … Continue reading

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