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They are escaping from poverties and war during the 2 Opium Wars and Taiping Revolution. Some also had little land left due to inheritance law which divided land for many descendants. Some of them didn't even have land and worked for others as labourers. Also, China had a population which increased from 180 000 000 to 430 000 000 from 1750 to 1850.

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Q: Why did the Chinese men from China come to Singapore in the 19th century to work as coolies?
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