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Dai Li | Initial Life | Spy Master


Dai Li was Lieutenant General in China, His Chinese name; (Tai Li; Chinese: 戴笠; pinyin: Dài Lì; Wade–Giles: Tai4 Li4;) the family name is Dai. He was brn on May 28, 1897 and died on March 17, 1946)

opened his eyes to Dai Chunfeng (Tai Chun-feng; 戴春風) in respect name of Yunong (Yu-nung; 雨農) in Bao'an, Jiangshan of Qing Dynasty China's Zhejiang province. He joins the Whampoa Military Academy for early studies, at that time Chief Commandant was Chiang Kai-shek, who also was head of Chiang's Military Intelligence Service.

Initial Life

Born Dai Chunfeng, His father died when he was just four years old, now all the resposibilites of raising him, is on his mother's shoulders. Dai Li got admission in a private academy at the age of six, He begin studying Chinese Classics, & later from Wenxi County Elementary School he completed his graduation in valedictorian. Now for further Education in university it was impossible for his mother to afford university Fee, So Dai Li was forced to leave his home at 16 years age.

Now he has to find his own way, sttrugle for his futher to scussed in the world, without any solid income and with zero guidance, He started living the rough and touf life of the streets of Shanghai. But soon Dai Chunfeng was known as a skilled gambler and could often be seen in one of Shanghai's many casinos, He was stuggling to make enough money to make ends meet. One day he met Du Yuesheng at a Casino in Shanghai, Mr. Du was head of the criminal Green Gang.

After some time Dai Li met Chiang Kai-shek through Du Yuesheng. The exact time and date is unclear about when Chiang and Dai first met, but according to some studies it was likely around 1921. Llater Dai Li suddenly lost all of his cash and was forced to return to Bao'an to his home. Mao Renfeng a friend from elementary school met Dai Li In 1927, and suggested that he should try addminsion in Whampoa Military Academy in Guangzhou, where Chiang was then Superintendent-Commandant. Dai took the suggestion seriously, Mr Du Yuesheng helped him with giving him a letter of recommendation and set off for Guangzhou.

Dai was selected in the 1st Student Regiment of the sixth class of the KMT Officer Training Academy. Here he changed his name to Dai Li, About which Chinese sayings are refers to an assassin's hooded veil, reflecting the stealthy nature of his planned future career. Soon he became a student informant for Chiang, He has to Spy on Communist activities within the academy, where he played an influential role in the Zhongshan Warship Incident.

Role In KMT

In 1928, Dai Li started developing China's modern Intelligence organization when he was serving as the Chief of the Kuomintang (KMT) Army secret service in China, The organization was named as "Clandestine Investigation Section" which was directly under the Northern Expeditionary Army's Headquarters with the vision of an advance success of the war to crush the nationwide chaos & minimize the loss of human life by making the most of military & political intelligence. By the end of the Second Sino-Japanese war, this little part would develop to the very complex & disputable Investigation & Statistics Bureau of Chinese National Military Council, which is the precursor of the Military Intelligence Bureau under the Chief of General Staff, ROC Ministry of National Defense in Taiwan.

The moto or sologan of The ISB (Investigation & Statistics Bureau) belied the true essence of its secret police work, & that makes Dai the most powerful men in China, he earn respect his deserve which gave him the nickname "the Himmler of China". Because of multitasking skills Dai was also working as the head of the Blue Shirts Society, which worked in Chiang as security & intelligence organisation. From 1930s to 1940s his agents from the department of Military-Statistics Bureau, succeeded in targeting Chinese Communist Party & Royal Japanese puppet Organizations.

During World War II Dai worked with the United States, He was trained with new techniques and new methods of espionage, There he made 70,000 guerrilla force. In Favour for this relationship, he made accessible maps of the South China coast, intelligence on Japanese maneuvers & a safe haven for bring down Allied aircrew. In 1942 Dai signed the SACO Treaty, after that he was placed as head of Sino-American Intelligence activities.

While he avoided public entertainments & remained a mysterious figure to his countrymen, Dai was privately known for his wild drinking parties. March 17th 1946 was a sad day for Chaina as Dai died in a plane crash on on that day, which was a plan murdered by his rivals in the Communist Party of China (CPC), As the inccident happend on an American plane there are rumours that it was arranged by the American Office of Strategic Services.