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1841-01-16 Convention of Chuenpi 1 1841-01-16 穿鼻草約 1

The Convention of Chuenpi (also spelt Chuanbi) was an agreement between British Plenipotentiary Charles Elliot and Chinese Imperial Commissioner Qishan during the First Opium War between the United Kingdom and the Qing dynasty of China. It was drafted in 1841, but not formally ratified due to disapproval by the British and Chinese governments. Finding the terms unacceptable, both governments dismissed Elliot and Qishan, respectively, from their positions. British Foreign Secretary Lord Palmerston stated that Elliot acquired too little while the Daoguang Emperor believed Qishan conceded too much. Palmerston appointed Henry Pottinger to replace Elliot, and the emperor appointed Yishan to replace Qishan, with the assistance of Lungwan and Yang Fang.
1841-01-27, Elliot and interpreter John Morrison later had a private meeting with Qishan, who did not sign the convention but agreed to put matters on hold until Chusan was evacuated.

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