Charles Elliot and Qishan negotiate
Charles Elliot and Qishan negotiate

The Bluejackets Periods Victorian Opium war

Charles Elliot and Qishan negotiate

Charles Elliot and Chinese Imperial Commissioner Qishan negotiated the Convention of Chuenpi which would open the port of Canton. The Daoguang Emperor was furious when he found out. He ordered Qishan to be arrested and escorted as a criminal to Beijing for trial; Qishan had his properties and assets confiscated and was sentenced to military service.