The book says that ”in 1839 Britain attacked China and forced it to allow the profitable British trade in opium from India to China
The book says that ”in 1839 Britain attacked China and forced it to allow the profitable British trade in opium from India to China. The ‘Opium Wars’ were one of the more shameful events in British History”. So far so good but if we think long and hard, we have to deal with opium which is an addictive drug. China wanted to block the opium addict so China started to punish drug cartels and drug dealers in the country, and it wiped out all drugs about opium by burning them all. This was the case for Britain that’s why Britain declared the war against China for removing the ban on opium. The cost of the wars forced the Chinese government to accept to make treaties with British. The treaties weighed against China, and it stayed in hard conditions. Throughout the treaties, British tried to set up diversed spy systems within China. Moreover, these treaties provide a basis for criminal and illegal activities. Unlike the book, this is what shameful one is. When I look at the book, I cannot see any informations about this issue, and these events are slightingly mentioned in the book. In the meantime, British continued to expand their colonies all around the world. While doing these, British caused millions of inhabitants to destroy together with the customs and traditions. It is so obvious that the book is non-objective about the Opium Wars.