What are the provisions of the Treaty of Nanking?

1 Answer
Jan 24, 2017

The four main terms are listed below.


  1. China agreed to cede Hong Kong Island to the British Empire

  2. China agreed to open the ports of Canton, Amoy, Ningpo, Foochow, and Shanghai for foreign trade.

  3. Great Britain, in compensation, received:
    - Fixed tariffs
    - Most Favored Nation status
    - Extraterritoriality for British citizens in China
    - 21 million ounces of silver

  4. China allowed British missionaries into central China