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Which of these BEST describes the impact and outcome of the British opium trade on China?
The Chinese government was able to limit the opium trade and the British traders searched for new markets.
Opium was mostly traded in agricultural regions and food production decreased leading to mass starvation Sea.
Opium was treated as a valuable commodity among the Chinese aristocracy and formal trade relations between the two countries were established accordingly.
China’s favorable balance of trade with the West ended as silver flowed out to pay for widespread addiction and the British government fought a war to continue the trade.
The Chinese government sought trade alliances with Korea and Japan and together, these three countries ended British domination of trade in the East China.