treaty port


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treaty port

n.
A port kept open for foreign trade according to the terms of a treaty, especially formerly in China, Korea, and Japan.

treaty port

n
(Historical Terms) (in China, Japan, and Korea during the second half of the 19th and first half of the 20th century) a city, esp a port, in which foreigners, esp Westerners, were allowed by treaty to conduct trade

trea′ty port`



n.
any of the ports in China, Japan, or Korea through which trade with foreign countries was formerly permitted by special treaty.
[1880–85]
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Noun1.treaty port - a port in China or Korea or Japan that once was open to foreign trade on the basis of a trading treatytreaty port - a port in China or Korea or Japan that once was open to foreign trade on the basis of a trading treaty
port - a place (seaport or airport) where people and merchandise can enter or leave a country
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treaty port

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The Nan-Shan was on her way from the southward to the treaty port of Fu-chau, with some cargo in her lower holds, and two hundred Chinese coolies returning to their village homes in the province of Fo-kien, after a few years of work in various tropical colonies.
The treaty ports of the world were never entered by her visiting battleships.
It was known to the Europeans as the treaty port " Amoy " which China opened after losing the First Opium War.
Han presents his account chronologically starting from the treaty port era--for Yokohama, in 1859--all the way to the establishment of diplomatic ties between Japan and the People's Republic in 1972, with a conclusion that reflects on the 1980s and beyond.
His Treaty Port Winery is on a 21-hectare estate, where 13 varieties of organic grapes are raised.
Among the primary sources Meagher taps are the extensive collection of British consular and diplomatic correspondence from China and Latin America, nineteenth century Chinese treaty port newspapers in English and Portuguese, government documents from Macau, and travel literature.
He plied his trade in the city we now know as Tianjing, a treaty port.
The treaty port system was not terminated until 1943.
Rosie Kent, senior brand manager for Cockburn's at Allied Domecq, said: "With its modern, stylish gift packaging and smooth and fruity palate Cockburn's Treaty port appeals to consumers who enjoy fruit-driven wines and are looking to buy port as a gift or for a special occasion.
Since its assignment as a treaty port at the beginning of the Meiji era, it has attracted waves of immigrants and expatriate workers from all over the world.
In his introductory chapter, Joseph Esherick outlines the significance of these themes and offers a typology distinguishing seven types of city-namely treaty port, capital, interior, tourist, railway, industrial, and frontier.
Bo, who served Dalian mayor since 1993, presided over a period of unbridled economic growth, which earned the former Russian treaty port the moniker ''Shanghai of the North.