opening trade with china n.
Download
Skip this Video
Loading SlideShow in 5 Seconds..
Opening Trade with China PowerPoint Presentation
Download Presentation
Opening Trade with China

Loading in 2 Seconds...

play fullscreen
1 / 15

Opening Trade with China - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • 58 Views
  • Uploaded on

Opening Trade with China. HIT THE F5 BUTTON!!!!.

loader
I am the owner, or an agent authorized to act on behalf of the owner, of the copyrighted work described.
capcha
Download Presentation

PowerPoint Slideshow about 'Opening Trade with China' - kristy


Download Now An Image/Link below is provided (as is) to download presentation

Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author.While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.


- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - E N D - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Presentation Transcript
opening trade with china

Opening Trade with China

HIT THE F5 BUTTON!!!!

slide2

China had once been the most advanced empire in the world. However, years of civil war had weakened the empire. In addition, China had failed to industrialize as other nations had in the 1800s. As a result, it was unable to fight off industrial nations that wanted to reap profits from its vast resources and markets.

In the late 1800s, Britain, France, Germany, Russia, and Japan carved spheres of influence in China. These countries established settlements in China and claimed exclusive rights on trade. The United States did not have a sphere of influence.

Sphere of influence- an area where foreign nations claim special rights and economic privileges.

slide5

How does this cartoonist portray China’s response to spheres of influence? Why do you think this was?

slide6

American leaders (President William McKinley) feared that the Europeans and Japanese would try to bar the United States from trading in China. In 1899, therefore, Secretary of State John Hay sent a letter to all of the nations that has spheres of influence in China. He urged them to follow an Open Door Policyin China. Under the policy, any nation could trade in the spheres of others… and all would benefit economically!

slide8

The nations reluctantly accepted the Open Door Policy.

As a result, the United States was able to trade freely with the Chinese without interference from the foreign powers in China.

slide9

In short, Hay was simply trying to protect the prospects of American businessmen and investors.

Watch the video below: Why did US businesses want the Open Door Policy to be accepted by all groups?

Did China support this idea or did they want to keep the Spheres of Influence?

Click below and use your ear-buds.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9wFjjdMHv2A

No nation formally agreed to Hay’s policy

slide10

March 20, 1900 Secretary of State John Hay announces that the foreign powers with an interest in China have accepted his Open Door Policy. All the Western nations agree to trade with China on an equal basis. Hay’s purpose is to prevent US competitors from dividing up China for themselves.

slide11

Who does this cartoonist say has control over China after the Open Door Policy? Why is this ironic? What did the Open Door Policy state?

slide12

Many Chinese opposed foreign influences in their country. Some belonged to a secret society called the Righteous Fists of Harmony, or Boxers. The Boxers wanted to rid China of all “foreign devils.”

In 1900, the Boxers rebelled. They attacked and killed more than 200 foreigners. The United States and other nations formed an international army to combat the Boxers. Armed with modern weapons, the international army fought its way into Beijing and crushed the rebellion

Watch the movie below – WHAT WERE THE MAJOR REASONS FOR THE REBELLION?

Click below and make sure your ear-buds are in!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F4QdEKjEg88

slide14

August 1900. An international army of US, British, French, Japanese, and Russian troops reaches Peking, where it frees foreign diplomats and Chinese Christians trapped there since June 20. The Boxer Rebellion unofficially ends.

As a result, the United States became much more influential on world affairs.