The Treaty of Nanking was signed on the 29 August 1842 to mark the end of the First Opium War between the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and the Qing dynasty of China. It's the first unequal treaty singed in Qing Dynasty.
Hong Kong was created and founded on August 1842 when the Treaty of Nanking was made. This is a picture representing the signing of this treaty. This treaty ended the Opium war with Great Britain and China.
The Shanghai International Settlement originated following the defeat of Qing dynasty China by the British Empire in the First Opium War (1839–1842) and the subsequent signature of the Treaty of Nanking.
Commissioner Lin and Opium. Chinese Emperors banned the importation of opium, writes M. Foster Farley, but it was smuggled into the country by East Indian traders and led to the Opium War of A Chinese drawing of Lin (published