Treaty of Shimonoseki
treaty signed at the Shunpanrō hall, Shimonoseki, Japan on April 17, 1895, between the Empire of Japan and the Qing Empire, ending the First Sino-Japanese War.
Main terms of the treaty Edit
- Korea was not a vassal-state under China. Korea would became an independent nation.
- China had to give Japan 200 million taels (a tael had usually a little more silver than a (Spanish dollar).
- Formosa, the Pescadores and the Liaotung peninsula ceded to Japan.
- Chungking, Soochow, Hangchow and Shashih had to be opened for Japanese trading.
- Japanese people were allowed to build industries and sell their products in China.
Other websites Edit
- the Treaty of Shimonoseki (Chinese Version)
- the Treaty of Shimonoseki (Japanese Version) Archived 2007-09-30 at the Wayback Machine