Qing And Trade With The West
We do understand that desirability of trading within our country. We have many resources as well as goods that may interest foreigners. We would not be nearly as upset if we had received some sort of consent about this. Without our permission these foreigners are trading within our lands.
Ultimately this should have been our decision to make. It is , after all , our land. These countries have done us a great disrespect and they should not believe that they are safe yet. We will not allow this happen any longer.