The Boxer Rebellion In China

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In 1900 a Chinese secret society, Harmonious fists, rose up with the encouragement of the Empress Dowager Cixi and attacked foreigners and their establishments. This society is known as the Boxer Rebellion. Chinese response to foreign interference and christianizing efforts resulted in the Boxer Rebellion. The attempt to regain control over their country made conditions even worse when Europe and America put down the rebellion. Foot binding was for young women in the 18th century up into the mid 19th century Foot binding became popular as a means of displaying status (women from wealthy families, who did not need their feet to work, could afford to have them bound) and was correspondingly adopted as a symbol of beauty in Chinese culture Manchu…show more content…
All Arts, books, templates, and anything seen as anti- communist was destroyed. Anyone who disagree with Mao was arrested, tortured, or even killed. “ the people’s republic of China (PRC) was founded in 1949 is special because of its size, both geographically ( the world’s third – largest country) and in terms of its population” ( Brown 1) China modernizes because they ended up with a new leader beng, who reforms China by opening it to the rest of the world, these reforms moved away from Mao’s ideas. Privatized land which helped to raise the income for farmers . opportunities for small, private businesses begin to open. SEZ: Special Economic Zones allowed foreign investors to run factories with little Chinese government interruptions. Foreign investors also opened factories, hotels, and other…show more content…
Crowds gathered to see a new Freedom statue. When officials ordered the crowd to leave, they refused. The outcome was Pro- Democracy supporters were arrested and others were killed. This was seen internationally. Since then, many Chinese human rights activists have been given prison sentences. “ Tiananmen Square demonstration for democratic reform is brutally suppressed” ( Benewick 72)
China’s Economic superpower comes directly from being a member of the world trade organization (WTO). As a member China receives the same low tariffs or taxes on goods or services that other member countries receive. Other members are U.S., Singapore, Sri Lanka, Egypt, and United Kingdom to name a few. “ By 2006, China, in conjunction with Hong Kong, was the second – largest trading nation in the world, up from 15th in 1990” ( Benewick,14)
Hong Kong is a special administrative region. Taiwan refuge for chiang Kia- shek once communism took over China which made tensions with Beijing. When the 2008 Olympics was held that summer in Beijing, China wanted a the world to forget about past problems like the Tiananmen Square protests. “ The Beijing Olympics focused the world’s attention on China’s abuses of human rights.” ( atlas 72) China wins 100 medals : 51 gold, 21 silver, and 28
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