The Christian missionaries were granted freedom of movement and opium importation to Chinawas legalized. In 1860 French and British troops destroyed the Dagu batteries and captureBeijing. Later Chinese signed Beijing convention which they agreed to observe the treaties ofTianjin. On the other hand, Taiping rebellion began under the leadership of Hong Xiuquan in1814 to 1864. The cause of the rebellion was influenced by disappointment of civil services andChristian teaching. Feng Yunshan organized a new religious group. The group was composed ofunderprivileged peasants of Guanxi province. In 1847, the Feng and other God worshippers laterjoined a rebellion (Lovell, 2013). In 1851, Feng and other God worshippers had proclaimed theTaiping Tinguo and assumed the title, heavenly king. The rebellion group ideology was based onsharing property in common. As a result, the group attracted many famine-stricken peasants,workers, and miners. The ideology of sharing property was a threat to Manchu rulers of China.