Treaty of Nanking

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The British forced China to sign the Treaty of Nanking after China lost the First Opium War in 1842. The treaty stated that China had to give Britain Hong Kong, 2 billion dollars cash, and open 5 port cities. This led China to give up sovereignty to Europe.[1]

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  1. "Treaty of Nanjing (Nanking), 1842". University of Southern California: U.S.-China Institute. Retrieved February 6, 2021.