This caused the Americans to protest violently as they said you cannot be taxed for everything without a reason. Hence them coming up with the “no tax without representation” - representation meaning a reason. The Tea Act’s main objective was to reduce the massive amount of tea held by the British East Indian Company whom had financial difficulties (like the rest of Britain). This allowed the company the right to ship directly to North America and the right to the duty-free export from Britain. The British colonists had never accepted the duty on tea thus The Tea Act just reinforced their opposition and hatred of it.
England brought China to their knees as a result of England’s powerful navy fleet and military defenses. These wars left China with the Treaty of Nanking, which the Chinese called, “unequal treaties”. It was also an important factor that led to the Taiping Rebellion. The Taiping Rebellion continued from 1851 to 1864. This rebellion also took the lives of many Chinese.
In the 19th century, western powers such as Britain were increasing their influence across the world and were engaging in free trade to improve their economic position. One of Britain’s biggest trading partner was China and there was a huge demand for Chinese products such as Chinese tea, porcelain and silk by the British. However, the Chinese had no interest in buying the products offered by the British and this led to Britain facing a huge trade deficit. In response to this, British traders began to illegally ship opium from India to China which led to a widespread addiction to opium in China that caused many economic and social problems in China. In order to control this addiction, the Chinese government led by Lin Zexu confiscated and destroyed over 20,000 chests of opium from British merchants.
Li Changjiang was the director of the Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine. He was forced to resign (Keck, 2009). The Health Minister of Taiwan also had to resign for import issues of Chinese products. Margret Chan was the director of the World Health Organization and was accused at the international level of attempting to cover up the scandal to appease the Chinese government. Attorneys in China also publicly denounced its government’s official television channel for purposely preventing the melamine crisis information from being truthful with the public (Keck, 2009).
Lin Zexu even expelled all British men and women after destroying opium stocks. The British merchants went back angrily and asked the British government to dispatch troops to China. They wanted to use military power to open up the gate of “free trade” in China. After an intensive debate between the war party and the peace group of parliamentarians, they decided to go to war. Unexpectedly from the perspective of the Qing emperor, he lost the war.
Being accepted From 1996 to 1998, there was a trend that the imported wines were being quite popular in the major cities of China. However, with the burst of Southeast Asia’s financial crisis, Chinese economy was experiencing a contraction at the same time. After the Mad Cow Disease in Europe, there was a rumor that wine was made out of the blood of mad cow. The imported wine demand in China was immediately cracked down due to the insecurity of Chinese consumers. 3.
One of the most horrible events of the Japanese occupation of China was the Nanjing massacre. However, in this modern society, most people do not know about how and why many Chinese were butchered in the city of Nanjing. In addition, the Nanjing massacre is denied by many conservative Japanese politicians because this event is seen as Japan’s greatest shame and they do not want their future generations to know and learn about the terrible massacre. But, there are many possible explanations why this event happened and generally many historians believe that the brutal Nanjing massacre occurred because of the very tough fight that Chinese armies had put up in Shanghai in 1937. However, “Japanese imperialism and their desire for expansion” and
The combination of Taxation without real representation, British Military aggression, and the aftermath of the British neglecting the colonies had the most impact on the start of the war, and without these causes, there may not have been a revolutionary war in America. Taxation without real representation resulted in the first rebellious acts from the colonists against the British. Some of these rebellious acts were The Boston Tea party, The Burning of the Gaspee, and the forming of the Continental Congress. The unfair taxes on the colonists angered the colonists because they were being taxed at increasingly high rates by the king that was supposed to be protecting them, which resulted in the colonists protesting against the unjust taxation. England was taxing the colonies in attempt to regain some of the money that they had lost in
The opium wars greatly destructed China’s dignity from the loss of the action against the British selling opium. However, China was able to use this history to improve further actions and ensure outbreak of war for the same reasons wouldn’t happen again. China learned from their past mistakes and used this to prevent further damage in the future. The burning of the books by order of Shi Huang Di in 213 BCE shows the abuse of history. Because the Qin rulers felt that that the historical records were threatening, this caused them to thereby cause useful books and contrary scholars to be destroyed or executed.
The Xinhai revolution and the Tiananmen Square protest were both events that took place in order to counteract the current form of government at the time and also immensely contributed to the shaping of China. The rebellion of 1989 and the revolution of 1911 were both bloodbaths that were caused by military brutality and unjustifiable shootings. The 1911 revolution was initiated by an accidental bomb explosion in the Hubei province that sparked suspiciousness from the government to the soldiers. The soldiers became increasingly rebellious as the government started to invade and inspect into their actions. Meanwhile, the government made a big mistake in deciding to change two private railways into the nations property.