February 15, 1942, Singapore's British army surrendered to Japan. There were quite a lot of overseas Chinese in Singapore loyal to China and Kuomintang. They donated much money for the war against Japan. However, at this point they turned to be also under the Japanese occupation. Regarding the overseas Chinese people's links with CHina, you may refer to our Bulletin: Wang Gungwu, “ ‘Party-State Democracy’ : Three Generations of Overseas Chinese between Enthusiasm and Skepticism”.
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