England And America (volume 1); A Comparison Of The Social And Political State Of Both Nations

Paperback | January 6, 2012

byEdward Gibbon Wakefield

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1833. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... 250 NOTE VIII. MEANS OF EXTENDING FREE TRADE TO THE WHOLE COAST OF CHINA. Interest of the Americans in this question--Chinese restrictions on trade--the Chinese people more inclined to commerce than the English or Americans -- Chinese government dislikes foreigntrade on political grounds--restrictions lead to a free trade--description of the free trade which actually takes place in China--obstacles to the extension of this free trade--several modes of removing those obstacles--one mode will endanger the trade between America and Chinasafest, cheapest, and best mode, commercial stations near the coast of China--to be formed, if not by Englishmen, then by Americans. A Great change in the English trade with the Chinese is about to take place. The strict monopoly of that trade by the holders of India stock will presently cease. The English will soon be free, so far as their own government is concerned, to trade with the Chinese; but it does not follow that the Chinese will be free to trade with the English. To every trade there must be two parties; and the advantages derived from trade depend on combination of power, or concert, for the distribution of employments. How are the English to obtain cheap silver, the produce of Chinese labour, wherewith to purchase chenp corn, the produce of Virginian labour, if the Chinese are not permitted to buy hardware and cotton goods, the produce of English labour? The escape of the English from a certain restraint will not of itself set the Chinese free. On the contrary, there appears some reason to fear, that the removal of restraints on the English may lead to greater restraints on the Chinese; and not merely as respects their trade with the English, but also in their trade with the Americans and others. And, at any ra...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1833. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... 250 NOTE VIII. MEANS OF EXTENDING FREE TRADE TO THE WHOLE COAST OF CHINA. Interest of the Americans in this question--Chines...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:76 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.16 inPublished:January 6, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217206018

ISBN - 13:9780217206013

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