China-Britain Trade in New Imperialism

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During the period prior to the 1800s, China had a trade surplus with Western nations because it

exported more than it imported

What were the two reasons for the change in trade between Britain and China?

China's economic and social decline and the Industrial Revolution in Western nations

How did the British navy respond to the Chinese warship attack during the Opium War?

By bombarding coastal ports

What caused financial problems within China during the Opium War?

The addiction of many Chinese to opium

What did the Treaty of Nanjing in 1842 result in for Britain?

Receiving a large indemnity and gaining the island of Hong Kong

Test your knowledge on China's trade relationship with Britain during the New Imperialism era. Explore the concept of balance of trade and the factors that led to a shift in China's trade surplus.

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