The British Perception

  title={The British Perception},
  author={A. Shai},
  • A. Shai
  • Published 1996
  • Political Science
  • ‘China is the greatest potential market in the world, and always has been’, proclaimed a British Board of Trade memorandum in late 1944.1 This somewhat anguished declaration accentuates the fact that the story of British commercial and business experience in China neither begins with the conclusion of the Opium War in 1842, nor does it end abruptly during the Second World War or even with the rise to power of the Communists in 1949. A systematic and intense British effort to penetrate the… CONTINUE READING
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