Emperor Qian Long to King George III

This link came across my desk and I share it because of my ties to Hong Kong and fondness for China.  It is the text of a famous letter from Emperor Qian Long sent to King George III at the height of Chinese civilisation in the 18th century.  China entered into a 200-year period of decline shortly afterwards. It’s a great reminder of the benefits of openness, and an entertaining read!


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