Humen China: Opium Sky

Opium Sky
Opium Sky

The sky in the opium ponds in Humen, China

The January sky, reflected in one of the ponds in Humen China where Lin Zexu, a Chinese official, destroyed more than 2 million pounds of opium in 1839. British traders sold the drug to Chinese citizens. After the confiscation, the traders convinced the British government to authorize a war of retribution against China.

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