Document Type: 
Document Number (FOIA) /ESDN (CREST): 
Release Decision: 
Original Classification: 
Document Page Count: 
Document Creation Date: 
December 15, 2016
Document Release Date: 
March 15, 2001
Sequence Number: 
Case Number: 
Publication Date: 
June 29, 1948
Content Type: 
PDF icon CIA-RDP82-00457R001600520001-0.pdf102.24 KB
II- IUAIION C('"ZT)7,Y"4I,.Is ~ e~ r V rc evam~vtaae~wav~ 25X1A - Approved For Releas4e pfA94/I' E I %R~L$2gW3 0016005 or- NO. 1r.0 r Em EEIVIP-d COUNTRY China CONFIDENTIAL. SUBJECT Sociological Information: Population PLACE ACQUIRED DATE OF 1UFO 25X1X 25X1X 25X1X some 90,000 lived within the city proper in refugee camps set T:p by the t'unicinal Governrsent, and about 160,000 lived in the miter areas of the city. Of the 848,721 residents, 435,072 are children between the area of one and eighteen. Among these, 151,875 are destitute or hor.ieless. Statistics, Taingtao 25X1 C 25X1A *_- DATE DISTR. 29 Jae 1948 NO. OF PAGES 1 NO. OF ENCLS. (LISTED BELOW) SUPPLEMENT TO REPORT NO. The Social Affairs Bureau of Teingtao, upon instructions from the t iuis&*r of Social Affairs in flanking, recently released the following statistics regarding the r pulation in Tsingtao (a) As of 27 April 1948 the total residents population was 848,721. (b) In addition, there were approximately, 250,000 refugees. Of these, 2. The hip^heet pre-war population totr_'- for ^a sinTtao was 579,445, in June 1937. This was all-Inclusive as there cwera no refugee grouTns at that tine 3. By PAebruary 1938 the population hn.d dropped to 306,728, according to the first population total Published by thr. Japanese Puppet Government ith_er. established. in Tatrtgtao. By I January 1939 the population had increased to 451,198. 4. The nursber of refugees in Tsingtao has grown steadily since April 1946, when rvs,t .ata.ce chowe3, a refugee population of 1,262. A year later this figure had grown to 51,202, and by April 1948 it had reached approximately 250,000. .moo. ..a.vim ,W.,~ W'4's?.r. o their de ndents, who constitute an addition l 6,000 persona. The city is serious l9 o -ero o rde .with more than, twice the normal po~ralation. Many believe that the present overcrovd.thg is all part of the Con mniet scheme for creating Internal problems in Tsiz _tao by forcing and encor'aging a n ass riovemeut of refugees into the city.) This document Is hereby regraded to CONFIDENTIAL in accordance with the letter of 16 October 1073 from the Director of Central Inte!lgence to the Archivist of the United States. Next Review Date: 2008 STATE [NAVY 4 I$ NSR?i LHor_ .-,R .._ _ ItUTIO LISTING MUST _ _ EXCISED BEFORE PUBLIC RELEASE OF THIS DOCUMENT. CONFIDENTIAL Approved For Release 2001/04/18: CIA-RDP82-00457R0010IQ