2021-06-16 01:00


Title: China

ISBN: 9787119121048

Press: Foreign Language Press


The Chinese people have created a splendid civilization during a long process of historical evolutionfrom Da Yu's control of the floods to the "four great inventions", and from the legend of Chang'e flying to the moon to the successful flight of China's first manned spacecraft. While the ancient civilizations of BabylonEgypt and India fell to invasion or other disastersChinese civilization never paused and has developed and continued to this day. TodayChina has become the world's second largest economy with a GDP of RMB80 trillion. When we look back into historyhowever, we saw a corrupt and weak Qing Dynasty 1644-1911signing the Treaty of Nanking after losing the First Opium War 1839-1842to Britainonce a "small barbarian state" in the eyes of the Qing rulerwhich had become the world's biggest power at the time with its industrialization drive. The Treaty of Nankingwhich ended the First Opium War after two yearswas the first unequal treaty signed between China and Western powers in modern history. It was only the beginning of a series of unequal treaties resulting in the occupation of some 1.8 million sq km of Chinese land by foreign powerswhich cut up the vast territories of China for their own use. With the birth of the CPC in July 1921China embarked on a new path of development.



2021-06-16 08:51
Li Bai