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Hi, Guys, I have one sentence needs your help what does it mean? " Britain had forced her to cede HK, lease international settlements at five " treaty ports", (and to abandon, at least openly, her profound conviction that Celestial Empire alone possessed civilization and that all men on earth owed allegiance to the emperor)". I do not understand this part in ( ). Thanks
Oct 26, 2012 8:23 AM
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Britin was forced to give up the idea that they were superior to other nations and cultures and give up the fantasy that the rest of the world owed them respect.
October 26, 2012
Britain made ​​her give up HK, lease for International Settlements in five "treaty ports" (and give up at least openly, her deep conviction that only possessed Celestial civilization and that all the people on the ground have to allegiance to the emperor). "
October 26, 2012
To take back the claim that the CE persuade all the people to hail the emperor.
October 26, 2012
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