It will prove that the Chinese suffered from this war and the clear

It will prove that the chinese suffered from this war

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Qing Dynasty. It will prove that the Chinese suffered from this war and the clear disadvantages they had with British commerce. The treaty states, “His Majesty the Emperor of China agrees to establish all the Ports which are by the 2 nd Article of the Treaty to be thrown open for the resort of British Merchants, a fair and regular Tariff of Export and Import Customs and other Dues…” which shows the British requirement of the Chinese to allow Britain to keep locations open specifically for them to trade. It also states, “His Majesty the Emperor of China agrees that British Subjects, with their families and establishments, shall be allowed to reside, for the purpose of carrying on their commercial pursuits, without molestation or restraint at the Cities
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Kelly 2 and Towns of Canton, Amoy, Foochow- fu, Ningpo, and Shanghai…” proving that the British required the Chinese to allow commercial trade in their cities. Other documents later on can be used to prove the downfall it created; however, the treaty will show it was against their will to trade with the British. The source can be trusted because it was written at the time of the Opium Wars in 1842 by the British government. It is clearly biased toward the British, but it is still trustworthy because it was meant to put Britain in a good position.
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