any of the ports in China, Japan, or Korea through which trade with foreign countries was permitted by special treaty.
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How to use treaty port in a sentence
Connected with Anping by rail (26 m.) and laying south of it is Takau, a treaty port.
At every treaty port there are one or more foreign settlements, maintained under foreign laws.Drugging a Nation | Samuel Merwin
I have met this “conservative” pro-opiumist many times on coasting and river steamers and in treaty port hotels.Drugging a Nation | Samuel Merwin
Hankow, a very important treaty port, is almost exactly in the centre of China.The Problem of China | Bertrand Russell
Yo Chow, the treaty port of the province, stands at the outlet of the river Siang into this lake.
British Dictionary definitions for treaty port
(in China, Japan, and Korea during the second half of the 19th and first half of the 20th century) a city, esp a port, in which foreigners, esp Westerners, were allowed by treaty to conduct trade
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