The West May Have Forgotten The Opium Wars, But China Hasn't
The National Interest -

Sebastien Roblin

History, Asia

China will never its humiliation at the hands of the West.

Key Point: Fostering better relations requires that we understand how China’s current foreign policy has it roots in past encounters with the West.

In 1839, England went to war with China because it was upset that Chinese officials had shut down its drug trafficking racket and confiscated its dope.

Stating the historical record so plainly is shocking — but it’s true, and the consequences of that act are...

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