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Second Opium War
The Second Opium War, the Second Anglo-Chinese War, the Second China War, the Arrow War, or the Anglo-French expedition to China, was a war pitting the British Empire and the Second French Empire against the Qing Dynasty of China, lasting from 1856 to 1860...
Timeline of Events
1856
10.8.1856
The Second Opium War between several western powers and China begins with the ''Arrow Incident'' on the Pearl River.
1857
3.3.1857
Second Opium War: France and the United Kingdom declare war on China.
1860
9.21.1860
In the Second Opium War, an Anglo-French force defeats Chinese troops at the Battle of Baliqiao.
10.18.1860
The Second Opium War finally ends at the Convention of Peking with the ratification of the Treaty of Tientsin, an unequal treaty.