O in 1842 the chinese gave up after its navy was

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o In 1842 the Chinese gave up, after its Navy was defeated by the British. China gave up Hong Kong in the treaty o they also opened 4 additional cities for trade This treaty destroyed China's way of trade with the rest of the wrold o it somewhat opened up China to a form of western Dominance. This treaty infringed on Chinese control o Hong Kong was lost (lost of territory) o fixed tariff rates o lost control over certain tariff rates and trade o The chinese lost aspects of soverignty o Loss of the Manchu's Mandate of Heaven Why did the chinese agree so much? o They wanted to show their generosity o they thought it was temporary o Hong Kong was simply a fishing town, not a valuable territory The Chinese did not expect this to be the first in a sequence o there were 5 more treaties china was forced to sign o they are a collective part of the treaty system. The treaties of Tianjin came after the 2 nd Opium War. o The british just wanted another way to push Chinese into the negotiating position o the french also jumped in claiming the Chinese had killed many missionaries. Britian got most favored nation status o which meant that all of the provisions that China gave to any foreign country... Britian automatically got. In the treaty of Wangxia o China gave United states extraterritoriality If a foreigner commits a crime in China, that person is not subject to Chinese law, but instead the law of his own country. This worked in the favor of many western countries because they saw the Chinese system of punishment as being barbaric judgements were public there were no opportunities for appeals o American missionaries were permitted to operate churches and hospitals. It caused a conflict for believers to be supportive of their community temples or to christian churches. Unequal treaty system was in place until 1997 when Hong Kong was return..
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o its return marked the end of the unequal treaty system Unequal treaty system showed that the Manchu's lost their ability to rule. Many philosophers say the Western presence was the reason the Manchus had fallen out of power... o there were multiple sides to this coin though.
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