The British employed many Sikhs from India as cheap labour to enforce law and order in Shanghai during the Taiping civil war, circa 1885. 

The British employed many Sikhs from India as cheap labour to enforce law and order in Shanghai during the Taiping civil war, circa 1885. 

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A depiction of the Sikhs of Shanghai
Sikhs of Shanghai

This was also during the time of the boxing uprising in 1900

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