American Imperialism in China

the effects on china

how the american imperialism affected china's trade

The American Imperialism affected China's trade in many ways, and many had different opinions on the changes that were happening with trade. As different foreign country's trade with China increased, Americans felt threatened and demanded an Open Door Policy. This would make it so trade with China, a leading trading center, would be more fair and not give China to much of the power. Though this didn't exactly work because later Russia and Japan did not agree with this Policy. Many nationalist disagreed very strongly against foreign trade and fought to get rid of it.

The open door policy

The Open Door Policy is a term in foreign affairs initially used to refer to the United States policy established in the late 19th century and the early 20th century, as enunciated in Secretary of State John Hay's Open Door Note, dated September 6, 1899 and dispatched to the major European powers.First, each power would respect the trading rights of the others within each nation’s sphere of influence; second, Chinese officials would collect import duties; and third, no nation would discriminate against the others in matters of harbor duties or railroad rates within each sphere of influence.
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How the open door policy played a role in the US imperialism in China

China was a very big part of trade in the 1890s and it's trade was continuing to grow with foreign countries. American's felt threatened by this and passed the Open Door policy to ensure that they would get their fair share of trade with China. This made it possible for the US to grow and to expand farming and other businesses due to these new resources from China. Even though many other foreign countries did not agree with this policy.

The boxer rebellion

In 1900, in what became known as the Boxer Rebellion (or the Boxer Uprising), a Chinese secret organization called the Society of the Righteous and Harmonious Fists led an uprising in northern China against the spread of Western and Japanese influence there.
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how the Boxer Rebellion affected US imperialism

In the aftermath of the Boxer rebellion the Open door policy was passed. This means that the United States could trade with China and weren't threatened by the other foreign countries trading with China . This also means that the growth of farming and businesses , and the growth of a variety of resources also occurred in the United States due to this trade with China. So after the rebellion the Americans were actually benefited by this event.