Tuesday, January 11, 2011

On January 11

On this day in ...
... 1943, in what The New York Times called a "first concrete step toward the new era that is expected to follow the war in the Far East, with full restoration of China's sovereignty over her own soil," United States, Britain, and China signed treaties that ceded extraterritoriality and other special privileges that the 1st 2 countries had claimed over China (then flying the Republic of China/Nationalist flag at left) for the preceding hundred years. The Chinese-American treaty was signed in Washington; the Chinese-British treaty, by which Britain held on to its claims over Hong Kong, was signed in Chungking (today, the Sichuan province city of Chongqing).

(Prior January 11 posts are here, here, and here.)

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