Southern Anhui Incident
Nine thousand Communist Party of China troops led by Commander Ye Ting arrived in the area of Maolin, where they were encircled by 80,000 soldiers from seven divisions of Kuomintang on January 6, 1941. They fought for seven days and nights, but were hopelessly outnumbered and only 2,000 escaped. Deputy commander Xiang Ying was killed and Ye Ting taken captive. This was the Southern Anhui Incident, which shocked China.