殖民时期的毒品贩运和大英帝国 “这次全球纪念活动是为了提高人们对非法药物对社会造成的重大问题的认识”

1838年,中国清朝道光皇帝下令销毁广州港(广州)的鸦片库存,大英帝国以阻碍商品贸易 “自由流通 “为由对中国宣战。

“贩卖 “一词适用于英国。维多利亚女王在位期间(1837-1901年),一直纵容和支持这种行为。1838年,每年有1 400吨鸦片从印度出口到中国。第一次鸦片战争后,这些货物的数量(一直延续到1915年)急剧增加。

所谓第一次鸦片战争(1838-1842),代表了对中国的侵略行为,随后,1842年签订了《南京条约》,不仅保护了英国对中国的鸦片进口,还赋予英国和其他殖民国家域外权利,导致 “条约港 “的形成。

鸦片贸易的巨额收入就被英国用来资助其殖民征服。今天,这将被称为 “洗毒资”。 鸦片收入的输送也被用来资助北京国际公司在1865年第一次鸦片战争后成立的香港上海银行。

 

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