Chinese Criminals

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Ching Shih
Ching Shih
Birthdate: September 16, 1775
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Xinhui, Guangdong, Qing China
Died: December 21, 1844

Ching Shih went from being a prostitute who worked in a Canton brothel to a notorious pirate who controlled the Red Flag Fleet. Legend has it that pirate Zhèng Yi, or Cheng I, had married Ching Shih when he raided her brothel, and she had then taken over his fleet.

Cheung Tze-keung
Birthdate: April 7, 1955
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Yunan County, Yunfu, China
Died: December 5, 1998
Ng Sik-ho
(Drug lord)
Ng Sik-ho
Birthdate: 1930 AD
Birthplace: Shantou, China
Died: December 17, 1991
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Shi Jianqiao
Shi Jianqiao
Birthdate: 1905 AD
Birthplace: Tongcheng, Anqing, China
Died: August 27, 1979
Yang Bin
Yang Bin
Birthdate: 1961 AD
Birthplace: Nanjing, China

Once a successful entrepreneur who was named by Forbes in 2001 as the second richest man in China, Chinese-Dutch businessman Yang Bin fell from grace in 2002 after he was arrested on charges of tax evasion. He was fined for 2.3 million renminbi and sentenced to 18 years in prison in 2003. He was later released from prison in 2016.

Zheng Zhilong
Zheng Zhilong
Birthdate: April 16, 1604
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Nan'an, Fujian, Quanzhou, China
Died: November 24, 1661

Chinese pirate and Ming dynasty leader Zheng Zhilong was baptized by the Europeans who had employed him as a boy. He was assigned the duty of safeguarding the borders from the Dutch, and later joined the Qing dynasty. He was assassinated for his son’s refusal to submit to the Qings.

Huang Chao
Huang Chao
Birthdate: 0835 AD
Birthplace: China
Died: July 13, 0884
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Zhang Zuolin
(Chinese Bandit, Soldier and Warlord of Manchuria (1922 - 1928))
Zhang Zuolin
Birthdate: March 19, 1875
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Haicheng, Anshan, China
Died: June 4, 1928

Chinese bandit and warlord Zhang Zuolin initially ruled over Manchuria and then became the military dictator of the Republic of China. Later, the Nationalist Party’s march into China forced him to move his troops out of Beijing. He died when his train became the target of a bomb blast.