Chefoo Convention of 1876

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Chefoo Convention of 1876

 

an agreement imposed on China by Great Britain, which used the murder of a British official in Yunnan as a pretext for making its demands. The agreement was signed Sept. 13,1876, in Chefoo (Yent’ai). The Chefoo Convention granted Great Britain a number of privileges; in particular, it opened the ports of Ich’ang, Wuhu, Wenchou, and Pakhoi (Peihai) to English trade.

PUBLICATION

Grimm, E. D. Sbornik dogovorov i drugikh dokumentov po istorii mezhdunarodnykh otnoshenii na Dal’nem Vostoke (1842–1925). Moscow, 1927.
The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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