British opium policy and its results to india and china british opium policy and its results to india and china publication date 1876 topics opium trade,. During this trade, india was merely an instrument for the british to produce the opium that they intended to sell to china in return for tea and silver which was exported to britain china played a major role in this trade as it was the sole producer and consumer of tea and opium involved in the trade. The british used the profits from the sale of opium to purchase such chinese luxury goods as porcelain, silk, and tea, which were in great demand in the west opium was first introduced to china by turkish and arab traders in the late 6th or. This dubious honor actually goes to the british empire, as their bengal-to-china opium business during the time of queen victoria grew into the world's largest commodity trade during the 19th century.
Britain sold opium to china in return for the many chinese commodities the british people craved as an alternative to using silver as a medium of exchange the british had no domestic source of silver, whereas opium from northeast india was available cheaply in large quantities from the british east. Results at the convention of peking in 1860, the chinese agreed to sign a treaty with britain and france the treaty legalized the opium trade, established freedom of religion in china, forced china to pay france and britain reparations, and opened a new trade port. The us opium wars: china, burma and the cia as a result, the kmt became a pivotal force in the asian opium trade in these bloody campaigns the british forced china open to the opium trade.
Opium trade, in chinese history, the traffic that developed in the 18th and 19th centuries in which western countries, mostly great britain, exported opium grown in india and sold it to china the british used the profits from the sale of opium to purchase such chinese luxury goods as porcelain. The opium wars were a direct result of the clash amongst the qing dynasty and the british the first opium war, also known as the anglo-chinese war, began in 1839 and ended in 1842 this war was between the strong forces of europe and the qing dynasty the second war, also known as the arrow war. William jardine, a british opium merchant first, along with his the war was fought as a result of the committing himself to trade in china a shrewd. The british gave the east india company a monopoly on trade with china, and soon ships based in colonial india were vigorously exchanging silver for tea and porcelain consumption of opium in.
The opium trade, seventh through nineteenth centuries he anglo-chinese opium wars were the direct result of china's isolationalist and exclusionary trade policy with the west. Heroin britain's opium wars: two british use of opium against china then, remains the model for what it is doing came from opium trade at its high point. 1 to improve their balance of trade with china, the british sold the chinese (1 point) porcelain opium tea silk 2 as the result of china losing the first opium war to britain, all of the following happened except (1 point) britain received hong kong.
As a result, millions of chinese would die from opium addiction, and the very fabric of chinese society was threatened after the company's trade monopoly was abolished in 1834, smuggling of opium into china by european private traders intensified. The primary motive of british imperialism in china in the nineteenth century was economic there was a high demand for chinese tea, silk and porcelain in the british market however, britain did not possess sufficient silver to trade with the qing empire. The history of opium in china began with the use of debt as a result of the indian war and referring to the opium trade between china and british india.
Trade with china became a virtual british monopoly, and hong kong emerged as the most important transfer point for indian opium entering the vast chinese market by 1854, yearly british sales of opium amounted to nearly 80,000 chests, and china's opium smok. Causes: british aggression and expansionalism - opium became the most valuable commodity trade in the 19 th century and financed much of britain's colonization of india amount of drug.
View notes - opium_trade_in_china from history hs101 at dublin city university in this paper, i will discuss chinas opium problem within the 1830s at this point, the british empire has established. The british, angered at the loss of profits from the burning of opium, responded militarily by sending in four british fleets to blockade the entrance to the canton harbour, leading to the. What were the results of the 1st opium war is the opium war (opium trade by the british empire in the east) mentioned in the history curriculum of britain is the first opium war considered a revolution. The first opium war was supposedly triggered by the total seizure of opium stock by the governor of canton lin zexu （林则徐）, and the subsequent banning of trade by emperor daoguang （道光帝） the merchants encouraged the british government to go into war with imperial china under the.