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The Treaty of Shimonoseki (Chinese: 馬關條約, Japanese: 下関条約) was signed between the Qing Dynasty and Empire of Japan at Shimonoseki in 1895. It ended the First Sino-Japanese War (1894 - 1895).

Main terms of the treaty

  • 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.


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