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As regards the trader, we have had more difficulty in overcoming his prejudices. He naturally fears the gradual immigration of the free Asiatic, who may come here to trade and compete with him in the occupation which he considers his legitimate heritage. He fears the presence of a large number of indentured people of the same race as those who have already acquired the right to compete with him in trade. He must remember, however, that the Government have done much to protect him from the competition of those Asiatics who have already acquired the right which no British Administration would be justified in wresting from them.
Recruiting costs, and ancillary charges associated with them in China amounted to £2 l6s 3d of which the recruiters' fee was the largest element, being very nearly £2. Fees incurred in South Africa through the provision of accommodation at Durban, and transporting the men from Jacob's to their respective mines, amounted to £2 7s 6d for a round journey. 89 There were, however, three important additional charges which made up the total importation charges levied on mining companies using Chinese labour.
25 The same was true in north China. When the issue of emigration from Weihaiwei was under discussion in Johannesburg and Peking in the middle of 1905, Jamieson, the then Superintendent of Foreign Labour, advocated pressing the Chinese government to accede to the claim on the basis that the British lease territory would provide substantial protection against increasing competition from Japan. 26 Of even greater importance than the question of competitive demand for labour, was the problem of the attitude of the Chinese government.
Chinese Mine Labour in the Transvaal by Peter Richardson