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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.
4The Opium Wars and Taiping RebellionThe group of rebels increased from a small percentage to one million who were loyaldues the ideology influence. The group led by Feng succeeded in capturing the city on March in10th1853. In 1860, the Taiping’s gained their strength by taking Shanghai and was stopped bywestern trained British. Taiping resistance continued in other parts of the country until 1868(Lovell, 2013). The Taiping group focused more on the old testaments where God demandedworship and obedience. Other actions such as prostitution, foot binding, and slavery wereprohibited as well as opium smoking, adultery, gambling and use of tobacco and alcohol.

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