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Old 01-21-2017, 02:56 PM
 
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I want to clarify some things about Shanghai's history with the British and French territories that existed.

So were there European colonies within a section(s) of Shanghai?
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Old 01-24-2017, 03:09 PM
 
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There is no colony in Shanghai. Just concessions. There is one British concession, one french one, one American one, and one janpanese one

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I want to clarify some things about Shanghai's history with the British and French territories that existed.

So were there European colonies within a section(s) of Shanghai?
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Old 01-29-2017, 07:39 AM
 
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China was never a colony of any Western countries.

And just to clarify, there is a French concession in Shanghai in the southwest of Shanghai, but there is no particular concession from the Japanese, British or America. It is only one shared international concession.

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Old 01-29-2017, 11:50 AM
 
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China was never a colony of any Western countries.
That's because it was too big and it was easier to rule through the empress. Europeans had the coasts. That's all they wanted. If you control the ports, you control the nation. China sure loved the white powder.
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Old 01-30-2017, 03:14 AM
 
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That's because it was too big and it was easier to rule through the empress. Europeans had the coasts. That's all they wanted. If you control the ports, you control the nation. China sure loved the white powder.
no need to be provocative intentionally. We are just talking about history here.

The fact is, as you pointed out, China is too immense to be colonized completely, and the western powers had to share power with local governments. For the western countries, colonization is not a goal just for glory or vanity because it comes at huge costs, and for China, it was simply not worth it. It was exactly the same reason why they gave up colonies elsewhere later.
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Old 02-12-2017, 12:39 AM
 
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Shanghai was never a colony.


Even when the Japanese invaded Shanghai, it was never ruled as a colony, but as part of a Chinese government sided with the Japanese.


HK, instead, was ruled as a Japanese colony like Korea and Taiwan with a Japanese general as the head of government.
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