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Opium Wars

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The First Opium War Breaks Out Near Canton

Today on November 3, 1839, the First Opium War between the British Empire and Qing dynasty of China begins. The First Opium War, also known...
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China Reluctantly Cedes Hong Kong To Britain

Today on January 20, 1841, China cedes Hong Kong to Britain by signing the Chuenpi Convention. The Convention of Chuenpi was the first step towards...

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