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Treaty of Shimonoseki
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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.