a concise history of China by Zeis Siez

— Edited by Barrie: “The British and French armies threatened to burn down the Imperial Palace, the Qing government was forced to pay with free trade ports, 300,000 kilograms of silver and the Kowloon district north of Hong Kong was taken. Since then, China’s resources flow out freely through these ports. In the subsequent amendment to the treaty, Chinese people were sold unwillingly to serve as slave labour all over the world for making roads, mining and plantation. ”

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