Shap Ng-tsai and Wang Zhi. Chinese pirates. Contents. Basic explanation (of Shap Ng-tsai ) What he ( Shap Ng-tsai ) was famous for. Basic explanation. Shap Ng-tsai was a Chinese pirate in the South China sea from about 1845 to 1859.
Ng-tsai a pardon that would make him a naval officer but he refused.
Chinese naval ships that followed the pirate were captured and their officers taken prisoner and held for ransom.
He forced Coastal villages and traders to pay him protection money so they would not be attacked!
Shap Ng-tsai sank one ship heading for America and 3 British Opium ships. He messed with the wrong country. England sent 4 Brigs. Though Shap Ng-tsai had more ships, they were lightly armoured and couldn’t survive the super heavy cannon balls and so Shap Ng-tsai fell back, with 400 men. He accepted the kings pardon and became a successful officer.