Meiji Era

Sino-Japanese Friendship and Trade Treaty
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1871 Sep 13

Sino-Japanese Friendship and Trade Treaty

China

The Sino-Japanese Friendship and Trade Treaty was the first treaty between Japan and Qing China. It was signed on 13 September 1871 in Tientsin by Date Munenari and Plenipotentiary Li Hongzhang.


The treaty guaranteed the judiciary rights of Consuls, and fixed trade tariffs between the two countries.The treaty was ratified in the spring of 1873 and was applied until the First Sino-Japanese War, which led to a renegotiation with the Treaty of Shimonoseki.


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