Why didn’t China grant trading rights to the British?

Why didn’t China grant trading rights to the British?

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In East Asia, China was the big power upon European arrival. China used a protectorate system for trade in which  small Asian countries,  Japan in particular, would bow to the Chinese in exchange for protection and trade. This shows submissive action to a stronger power and represents respect to that said power.

Britain had desires to open trade with China since it was the main mission of exploration in the 15th century. They hoped to gain access to the valuable goods within China but to not pay the high prices they had trading through the Ottomans. As with all of China's trade partners, they expected a sign of respect shown to the emperor before trade could officialy start. The British traveling group, were asked to bow in front of the emperor in order to seal that deal. The envoy refused as they would only bow to their own king. Based on that Britain got thrown out of China (for the time being ) in aspects of trading .

(A) The British wouldn’t kowtow.

In East Asia, the Chinese were the big power upon European arrival. The Chinese used a protectorate system for trade in which the small Asian countries, Korea and Japan in particular, would bow to China in exchange for protection and trade. This bow was literal as representatives were required to kowtow in front of the Chinese Emperor. The kowtow is a ritual bowing which shows submission to a stronger power and represents respect to that power.

Great Britain wanted to open trade with China as it was the main mission of exploration in the 15th century. They hoped to gain access to the valuable goods China provided along the Silk Road but not pay the high prices they had trading through the Ottomans. As with all of China's trade partners, they expected a sign of respect shown to the emperor before trade could begin. The British traveling group, envoy, were asked to bow in front of the emperor to seal the deal. The envoy refused as they could only bow to their own king. This refusal got Britain thrown out of China (for the time) to trade.

because china hated the british

Explanation:

C. the British goods were not unique

THE ANSEWR >    The British wouldn’t kowtow.

Great Britain wanted to open trade with China as it was the main mission of exploration in the 15th century. They hoped to gain access to the valuable goods China provided along the Silk Road but not pay the high prices they had trading through the Ottomans. As with all of China's trade partners, they expected a sign of respect shown to the emperor before trade could begin. The British traveling group, envoy, were asked to bow in front of the emperor to seal the deal. The envoy refused as they could only bow to their own king. This refusal got Britain thrown out of China (for the time) to trade.

The British wouldn't kowtow

Explanation:

Great Britain wanted to open trade with China as it was the main mission of exploration. They had hoped to gain access to the goods China provided. As with all of China's trade partners, they expected a sign of respect shown to the emperor before trade could begin. The British traveling group were asked to bow in front of the emperor to seal the deal. The envoy refused as they could only bow to their own king, which got them thrown out for the time being.

Because the British imported more good than they exported. Thanks
British goods were not unique
I would say the answer is "The British wouldn’t kowtow.". Kowtow is basically another term for "grovel" or a way of showing respect and superiority.
It was because the British goods were not unique.

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