The century-old “treaty of Shame”, which gave China a say in the Arctic, has been paid for

2022-09-07 0 By

Today’s development has not come easily. When it comes to China’s “blood and tears” history, the most humiliating period was probably the Qing Dynasty, when many “treaties of shame” were signed.Not only that, the late Qing dynasty also implemented the isolation of the country, leading to our country seriously behind the Western countries, so that the invasion of foreign powers, we basic “no ability to fight back”, a large number of property in our country was looted, the development of worry.The treaties signed in the late Qing Dynasty seemed to be extremely unequal, but by accident, China accidentally found that there was a treaty that made China “blood profit”.The Svalbard Treaty gives China a voice in the Arctic and a license to explore the arctic.First, let’s take a look at the origin of the Svalbard Treaty.The Svalbard Treaty is named after an archipelago located in the North Atlantic Ocean near the Arctic Circle.Due to its location, the island has a very cold polar climate, so few people came here until the fishing industry began to rise in the 18th century.In the early 20th century, coal was discovered on the island, so Norway and Russia began to mine it.Later, Britain, Denmark, the Netherlands and Norway began to dispute the sovereignty of the island.In fact, the treaty was originally signed by 14 countries in February 1920, recognizing the islands as Norwegian jurisdiction, and the 14 signatories had equal rights to study, trade and travel.Five years later, and increased the 29 countries, including China, signed the treaty of svalbard, according to the agreement, all countries have a right of way and economic rights, so China has the right research, business, travel, Chinese citizens need a visa in the discrepancy on the island, and unlimited residence, simple say is I love how long live long live.Then some people must wonder if this good thing could be China’s turn, after all, China was a weak country during the humiliations of the late Qing Dynasty and the early Republic of China.It began with France, a weakened hegemon from The First World War, struggling to maintain its “veneer” image, to show that it still mattered and that it was the only country in the treaty to invite other countries.Therefore, France began to “attract people”, and China came into France’s eye, which was also a strategy for France to give a “slap in the face” to the beiyang government at that time.At that time, France overclaimed 62 million taels of silver. In order to avoid the wrath of the Chinese public, which would overturn the negotiation results and damage French interests, France gave Tuan Chi-jui a “sweet date”.The Beiyang government saw that the Treaty did not harm China’s interests, so it signed it without knowing what to do.In accordance with the treaty, The Yellow River Station, Korea’s first Arctic research station, was established in 2004 on The largest island of Svalbard, Cisspar Bergen.During the investigation, rich mineral resources were discovered, which brought great benefits to China.(Essay/Teacher)