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China Open Door Policy. Sarah Aromando Arielle Budney Brad Hosking. China’s Reaction. Boxers – secret Chinese society with high nationalist views Boxer Rebellion – revolt against foreigners in China Western missionaries were killed and the foreign embassy in Peking (Beijing) assaulted

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China open door policy

China Open Door Policy

Sarah Aromando

Arielle Budney

Brad Hosking


China s reaction

China’s Reaction

  • Boxers – secret Chinese society with high nationalist views

  • Boxer Rebellion – revolt against foreigners in China

    • Western missionaries were killed and the foreign embassy in Peking (Beijing) assaulted

    • 200 deaths


Us involvement

US Involvement

  • US Secretary of State, John Hay, wrote up the Open Door Policy.

    • Sent it to Germany, Russia, and England

    • Open Door Policy allowed all nations access to the Chinese market.

  • Policy created to help US become more involved in trade with China.

  • When “Boxers” revolted, America helped stop them and pay for repairs.


Us motives

US Motives

  • Trade

    • Place to sell goods (timber, coal)

    • Market for cheap cotton goods

    • Strengthen trading connections


Us justification

US Justification

  • Open Door Policy would improve trade for all nations

  • Trade in China would be made equal between all major trading nations


Final result

Final Result

  • Most countries claimed to have accepted policy, others rejected

    • Overall did not act with terms of agreement

    • Hay ignored their reactions, insisted all powers accepted terms

  • US could not control European countries from violating the policy unless US wanted to go to war

    • Ineffectiveness of Open Door Policy


  • Us position

    US Position

    • Mafia Don

    • Beneficial gain for the United States

    • Weak economy, shut out from global trade

    • Needed to sell goods

    • After 1880-1890’s-US far behind in trade with other nations


    Us actions

    US Actions

    • Aimed at helping the US become more involved in trade with China.

      • Felt that they needed to gain more influence

  • Boxer Rebellion formed because China didn’t want to be occupied by other countries

  • Took power away from other countries involved in trade with China


  • Works cited

    Works Cited

    "The Boxer Rebellion." College of Humanities Faculty & Staff Search Page. Web. 10 Oct. 2010.

    <http://people.cohums.ohio-state.edu/grimsley1/milhis/boxer2.htm>.

     "Ch'ing China: The Boxer Rebellion." Washington State University - Pullman, Washington. 14 July 1999. Web. 7 Oct. 2010. <http://wsu.edu/~dee/CHING/BOXER.HTM>.

    Iraq, By Defeating. "World War I and America's Mission to the World." University of Colorado at Boulder. Web. 9 Oct. 2010. <http://www.colorado.edu/AmStudies/lewis/2010/wwi.htm#From>.

     "The Open Door Note, 1899." Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, Massachusetts. Web. 7 Oct. 2010. <http://www.mtholyoke.edu/acad/intrel/opendoor.htm>.


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