Anonymous asked in TravelAsia PacificChina · 2 months ago

How come china was so poor in the 19-20 th. century ?  how did china become and weak for the last  500- years ? do you know ?

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4 Answers

  • Rick
    Lv 6
    1 month ago

    mainly an agricultural economy with little manufacturing until 50~75 years ago.

  • S
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    the emperor underestimated europe's industrial revolution.

  • 2 months ago

    China fell behind the rest of the world.

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    China suffered through European colonialism, Japanese invasion and occupation, and Russian occupation and oppression. It's what's known in China as the Century of Humiliation.

    They were poor because for a century China had to serve the interests of other countries at the expense of their own people.

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