What are the provisions of the Treaty of Nanking?
The four main terms are listed below.
China agreed to cede Hong Kong Island to the British Empire
China agreed to open the ports of Canton, Amoy, Ningpo, Foochow, and Shanghai for foreign trade.
Great Britain, in compensation, received:
- Fixed tariffs
- Most Favored Nation status
- Extraterritoriality for British citizens in China
- 21 million ounces of silver
China allowed British missionaries into central China