Convention & Treaty of Peace between Great Britain and China, with Tariff & Rules. 1860.
NORTH CHINA HERALD EXTRAORDINARY. ; ELGIN James Bruce Lord (1860.)
£1800.00 [First Edition]
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THE FULL TEXT OF THE TREATY OF TIENTSIN AS WELL AS DETAILS OF IMPORT AND EXPORT TARIFFS
Proclamation... First edition thus. Folio. Folded. Minor dust-staining but overall a very good copy. 11pp. Shanghai, North China Herald, 6th December,
An official notification at the top of the 1st page declares "that the North-China Herald is to be considered the official organ of all notifications proceeding from Her Majesty's Lagation and Superintendency of Trade in China". The present broadside gives the full text of the Treaty of Tientsin as well as details of Import and Export Tariffs. The treaty ended the hostilities that are known as the 'Second Opium War'. The treaty enforced seven important changes: 1. Britain obtained the right to open a legation in Peking. 2. Eleven further Chinese ports were opened for foreign trade, including Newchwang, Danshui (in Taiwan), Hankou and Nanjing. 3. Foreign vessels (incl. warships) were given the right to navigate freely on the Yangtze. 4. Foreigners were given the right to travel in the internal regions of China for the purpose of travel, trade or missionary activities. 5. Kowloon is ceeded to Great Britain. 6. China was obliged to pay an indemnity of 8 million taels of silver in total. 7. Official letters and other documents exchanged between China and Britain are to be banned from referring to British Officials and Subjects by the character for "yi" (barbarian). Very rare. Unrecorded.
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