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After a few days of recruiting, often offering unrealistic promises and guarantees, he would fill the ship with eager migrants destined for their new home. For those already suffering from economic and social distress, such invitations must have had enormous appeal. These poor, unskilled workers could not afford to pay their own passage. Instead, they agreed to work a set period upon their arrival until they had repaid their travel expenses. An elaborate registration system ensured that these new immigrants could not flee their employer and find more favorable work elsewhere, though many undoubtedly tried.
17 THE BEIJING GOVERNMENT OVERSEAS Great Britain was not the only nation to have official representatives in the Straits Settlements. From a very early point in Singapore’s history, the Chinese government maintained a presence in the city. Beginning in 1877, the Qing court established a Consulate in Singapore for the dual purpose of protecting Chinese living in Southeast Asia and to ensure their continued loyalty toward China. As the official representative of the Beijing government, with the responsibility of protecting all overseas Chinese, the Consul-General helped strengthen community solidarity.
Throughout the nineteenth century, rival Chinese societies frequently reverted to violence and warfare to protect their own special interests. British authorities realized that if the Chinese Protectorate could assist the newly arriving immigrants, these immigrants would not turn to these societies, making the task of ruling the Straits Settlements much easier. The first man who occupied the position of Protectorate was William Pickering. Pickering had traveled extensively in China and was fluent in several Chinese dialects.
Scorpion: The CVR(T) Range by Simon Dunstan