C.V. Starr's Shanghai press card, signed by editor Randall Chase Gould, bears a red seal reading Mei shang Da mei wan bao guan yin (American Business Shanghai Evening Post and Mercury Office Seal). The newspaper's address is given as 19 Chung Cheng Road (East); Telephone: 84086, and the date given is "February 19, 38th year of the Republic of China" [i.e. 1949].
After the Japanese occupied Shanghai in 1939, Starr's response to the censorship and abuse of his paper for propaganda purposes was to start a New York edition of the paper. When in 1949 the communists came into power, with more censorship, he closed down the paper altogether.