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Imperialism - China What country took over the area you are assigned? How? Did the people fight back? What did that look like etc.? How did they treat the people they conquered? Did they take resources? Etc. How long did they rule over the area? The British and other European powers took over China The people of China did fight back – The Opium War The solution was opium. The drug was very popular in China but many people became addicted to the drug. Europeans began smuggling opium into China. Results = The treaty of Nanking – opened 5 more ports to Western trade and gave the British extraterritoriality. The Taiping Rebellion – led to the Qing dynasty, 20 million Chinese people died The Boxer Rebellion – a secret society that hated foreigners and attacked missionaries and Chinese converts to Christianity, the uprising was suppressed and the Chinese had to pay heavy fines.