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1930-10-01 WeiHaiWei leased territory extension

Until the Japanese invasion, renewal and extension existed after the first term of WeiHaiWei lease, approved by Chiang Kai-shek (Jiang Zhongzheng), Lockhart,was Commissioners in WeiHaiWei. The last Commissioner was the outstanding sinologist Reginald Fleming Johnston (previously tutor to the last Chinese emperor) who served from 1927 to 1930. No special postage stamps were ever issued for WeiHaiWei. Just as in the treaty ports, Hong Kong stamps were used.
During the seamen’s strike of 1922 in Hong Kong, the colonial government sent two European police officers to WeiHaiWei in September of that year to recruit the first of about 50 WeiHaiWei men as Royal Hong Kong Police constables. After completing six months’ training in WeiHaiWei, the recruits were posted to Hong Kong to maintain law and order in March 1923. The WeiHaiWei policemen were known as the D Contingent in the HKP, and their service numbers were pre-fixed with letter “D” to differentiate them from the European “A”, Indian “B” and Cantonese “C”.
WeiHaiWei was returned to Chinese rule on 1 October 1930. However, the Chinese government leased the island of Liu-kung Tao (Liugong Island) to the Royal Navy for ten years, coming to an end on 11 November 1940 following a Japanese military landing on 1 October 1940.

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