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Let's start with the Boxer Rebellion in China. They teach you about in school history lessons but what they don't tell you is who the British sent to crush the rebellion in China. The answer is the Sikhs. They put together the Ludhiana Sikh Regiment and each man in that regiment was specifically chosen because of his height and build. Every last one of them was built like a brick <banned word filter activated> house. After service, many stayed on in China where they dominated the professions of Policemen, Watchmen and general enforcers. But being paid enforcers, whist doing wonders for one's own macho sensibilities, comes at a price. And that price is being disliked. For when the Japanese occupied Shanghai, the Sikhs became enforcers for the Japanese and that was something the Chinese were never likely to forget. This still photo from the classic Bruce Lee kung fu film 'Fist of Fury' sums up what i mean. In this scene, set during the Japanese occupation, Bruce is told by the Sikh (a Chinese actor playing a Sikh) that dogs and Chinese are not allowed. In the end, of course, the Sikhs would have to leave Shanghai but I feel it's important to remember the first of the great Sikh diasporas: Shanghai Sikh Gurdwara: At the Gurdwara entrance: Still standing today in 2018 but now private dwellings: Still standing in the middle of Shanghai;s futuristic new skyline. Neglected....by all of us. But still standing: 1945 with some American sailors: The Nanking Road, 1901: Shanghai Police Officers: Shanghai 1935: Sikh family with their Chinese Maid / nanny Shanghai Police Training centre: 1931: Mounted patrol: With chinese criminals in stocks in Honk Kong: