In contrast the British had a strong democratic tradition that refused to recognize another nation's superiority. All these economic and philosophical tensions came to a head when the Chinese government had many supplies of the British East India Company's opium burned. This threatened the tea trade, in which the British government had a vested interest. The result was the First Opium War between Britain and China. The British navy, with its modern weaponry, quickly and
Ning Lao Tai-t’ai and 19th Century China Ning Lao Tai-t’ai and 19th Century China Ning Lao Tai-t’ai and 19th Century China Ning came of age during a period which just barely post-dated the unequal Imperialist Treaties of the Opium Wars. For the first time in Chinese history they were being forced from a foreign nation to end their isolation and trade with another country not on their terms. Ning was able to see the decline of the Qing Dynasty and the rise of Communism. Anti-foreign sentiment rang high through this period. Culturally this was also the last century before the tradition of foot binding was outlawed.
China: CCOT Essay 100 CE – 600 CE In the 1st century, China had recovered into the Later Han dynasty within two years after Wang Mang’s failed rule. Although they regained control of the centralized administration and reorganized the state bureaucracy, the Later Han emperors were not able to maintain peace between various groups. Between 100-600 C.E., China experienced the collapse and eventually a reestablishment of political control, while the main religion of the state converted from Confucianism to Buddhism. By 100 C.E., China was already losing its ability to maintain order. This was mainly due to the economic pressure caused by land distribution between social classes.
The truth is that both of these countries used their respective colonies to their full advantage and as a result many innocent people died. In the eighteenth century, England had an enormous trade discrepancy with Qing Dynasty China. In 1773, the British East India Company established a British monopoly of opium trading in the city of Bengal. As opium trade was illegal in China, British East India Company ships could not carry opium to China. So the opium produced in Bengal was sold in Calcutta on condition that it had to be sent to China.
The British government retaliated with much force, resulting in Chinese defeat, which then forth became the Treaty of Nanking. The Treaty of Nanking is labeled as one of the “Unequal Treaties” for many reasons. When Britain implemented the Treaty of Nanking, much of the life that China knew would soon be no more, the island of Hong Kong was forced over to British ownership and control, rights were taken away, tariffs implemented, and the destruction of Opium by Lin caused a six million dollar “refund” to England. Since China was a closed nation, with an old-fashioned way of life and military technology, this caused a great disadvantage for them, trying to fight against what British was doing to their country. China had no say or control to what Britain was doing to them, and no way of fighting back or retaliating.
Townshend knew that his program would be controversial in the colonies, but he argued that, "The superiority of the mother country can at no time be better exerted than now." The Townshend Acts were created right after the Stamp Act. The Stamp Act was the English parliament taxing stamps on the colonies and it ended by the colonies wanting to have the same rights as the english. Unlike the stamp acts, it took quite some time before the colonists were concerned about it. Soon the colonies started to boycott, this resulted in a decrease in british trade for three years which eventually lead to the Townshend Acts being repealed by the prime minister.
In 1949, the loss of the war by the GMD wasn’t mainly because the CCP were too strong for them but because they had many flaws and corruption within the bureaucracy. It all began in 1911, when the Qing Dynasty collapsed due to the overpowered alliance of foreign imperialist armies, which caused their authority to decrease. Furthermore in 1916, consequences of the failure in democracy established by the GMD (Guo Ming Dang) were resulted in dividing China under the rule of provincial military generals otherwise known as warlords, and struggled to maintain power in China. Later in 1927 although the GMD managed to reclaim power and unify China under the leadership of Chiang Kai-Shek, not too long in 1931 the Japanese War broke out causing the GMD to lose power and authority furthermore at the same time this served as a chance to rise for Chinese communist party (CCP). Throughout the Japanese invasion in 1937 all over China, they conquered the military and economic strongholds of the GMD, hence coercing them to retreat back to their capital Chueng King leaving them politically powerless and economically paralyzed.
Keeping Secrets Secret Over an extensive sixty year reign, Qian Long ruled China for much of the 18th century; the last era in which China was strong enough to disregard foreign influence. During this period, Qian Long received many pleas from external powers attempting to penetrate his powerful and mysterious kingdom. In a letter to King George III of Britain, the Emperor refused European wishes to infiltrate Chinese boarders. In addressing the King he exclaims, “As to your entreaty to send one of your nationals to be accredited to my Celestial Court and to be in control of your country's trade with China, this request is contrary to all usage of my dynasty and cannot possibly be entertained.” Despite the King’s urges to imbed an envoy in China to control European/Chinese trade, Qian Long gives many reasons why such things cannot, and will not, happen. Through examining the letter sent to King George III, it appears as though Qian Long is attempting to minimize his subjects’ exposure to foreign influences.
After decades in the market, Coca-cola chose to leave india rather than cut its equity stake to 40% and hand over its secret formula for the syrup. b.) In 1988 Pure Drinks’ Campa Cola faced a dramatic shakeout following a government warning that BVO [(Brominated vegetable oil) which is used to stabilize citrus-flavoured soft drinks] an essential ingredient in locally produced soft drinks was carcinogenic. Producers either had to resort to using a costly imported substitute, estergum, or they had to finance their own R&D in order to find a substitute ingredient. Many failed and quickly withdrew from the industry.
His drug empire traded opium for guns and used the weapons to take control over large Shan region. (The New York Times)While a distracting ethnic and communist rebellion was going on the opium production in the Golden Triangle blew up producing over 3,000 tons in 1989 alone. Most of the Golden Triangle’s Heroin from the opium was transported to western countries; the US became the destination of the most heroins. Even though the production of heroin in Burma was dominate the countries like Thailand and Laos where suppressing the production of heroin and fighting to stop the problem. (GeoPium) The Golden Triangle is popular in many ways but the most popular was the production of opium.