What was something the something the British wanted to get from the Chinese?
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Why are the Chinese so eager to leave China 1700s?
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Why did China try to block the import of British opium?
Millions of Chinese became addicted to the drug this has to do with impeialism. the british wanted to trade and have an influence over china, and take control of it. the Chinese believed that they were superior than the europeans, and would not have any realations with them. the only thing that they would accept from the british was the opium. when they realized their intentions, the Chinese attempted to stop the import
Why did the British trade opium in china?
the british wanted goods from china that they didn't have like exotic tea, porcelain, and silk. the only thing the Chinese would import was opium. that's how the opium trade began. however, the Chinese became very addicted to the drug and the british illegally brought opium into china through ports in the south.
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When was British Council for Chinese Martial Arts created?
Why did the British control India differently from the way they controlled China?
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The British traded opium from for Chinese-manufactured goods and tea?
The British needed Chinese goods, primarily tea, but the Chinese didn't need anything from the British. That would leave a trade deficit on the British side, so they got the Chinese nation addicted to opium (unprocessed heroin) which they produced in India. When the Chinese emperor tried to ban opium, the Chinese people rebelled against him, backed by the British, which led to Opium wars.
Asked in History of China
Did the Chinese start a war because they didn't tell anybody how to make silk?
No. China did not start the Opium wars. The Opium wars were started by the British, who desperately wanted Chinese products, but were not able to get any because the Chinese people were not interested in British imports. Britain finally discovered Opium, and quickly got the Chinese population addicted. When the emperor of the time banned Opium, Britain attacked China, which launched the Opium wars.