Why Britain Started the Opium War

a short and well presented documentary which  is a factual account of history

Source: CGTN

Why Britain Started the Opium War?

In the 19th century, British companies sold opium to China to balance their trade deficits. When China banned the drug, Britain started a war in 1840. Dr. Qiao explains why Britain started the Opium War and how it marked the beginning of modern Chinese history.

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