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Shanghai municipal police file, 1929-1945

  • Includes a significant portion of the archives of the British municipal police force based in the former Shanghai International Settlement. This branch of the police force was tasked with maintaining an orderly environment for foreign trade and commerce, and it collected intelligence on political demonstrations, strikes, labour and social unrest, foreign and domestic subversive activities, and areas of dispute between the International Settlement and the Chinese government. Includes: intelligence gathered on white Russian emigres living in Shanghai, demonstrations, labour activities, investigations of alleged Cominterm activities, including reports on Cominterm agents, Soviet espionage and the Chinese communist party; and, materials on the Shanghai National Salvation Movement. A Guide is also available for this collection.