War sights in Chóngqìng
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On the way down Gele Mountain, after visiting the Gele Mountain Martyrs' Memorial, check out the Doghouse, where the US trained spy dogs.
The sites of the Gele Mountain Martyrs' Memorial relate to how in 1943 the USA and Chiang Kaishek signed a secret agreement to set up the Sino-American Cooperation Organisation (SACO), under which the USA helped to train and dispatch secret agents for the Kuomintang. The chief of SACO was Dai Li, the ruthless head of the Kuomintang military secret service, and US Navy Commodore Milton Miles served as deputy chief.
Though the Kuomintang had recognised the Communist Red Army as allies in the struggle against the Japanese invaders, it never recognised the Communist Party as a legal political entity. The Kuomintang held adherents of repressive laws and imprisoned high-ranking…