Tag: Pirates

Hunting Chui-A-poo: The Royal Navy’s Suppression of Piracy in the South China Seas, 1849

Hunting Chui-A-poo: The Royal Navy’s Suppression of Piracy in the South China Seas, 1849

During the 1840s and 1850s, the recently acquired British colony of Hong Kong became a centre for piracy in the South China Seas. Here the Chinese pirates would off-load their booty to shopkeepers and other merchants who would then sell on the stolen goods to their eager European and Chinese customers. The pirates also targeted…

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