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- "Chinese pirates were amazing. There were hundreds of Chinese pirates."
- ―David Cordingly in the Below Deck/Chinese pirates DVD(BD) featurette.
Chinese pirates were pirates of Chinese origin.
Culture and equipment
In the 18th century, Chinese pirates wore traditional Chinese clothes, sailed junks and fought mostly with traditional Chinese weapons (such as the dao, jian, quiang and gun) as well as with fids, daggers, muskets and pistols. The junks carried cannons and swivel guns.
Notable Chinese pirates
Behind the scenes
- One of the featurettes on the Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl DVD/Blu-Ray edition is about Chinese pirates.
- The character of Mistress Ching and Sao Feng are loosely based on the historical pirates Zheng Yi Sao and Cheung Po Tsai respectively.