Why were the Manchus rulers not willing to allow the entry of foreign goods into China?

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Why were the Manchus rulers not willing to allow the entry of foreign goods into China?
Answer:

  • In the late 18th century, the English East India Company was buying tea and silk from China for sale in England.
  • But England at that time produced nothing that could be easily sold in China.
  • The Confucian rulers of China, the Manchus were suspicious of all foreign merchants.
  • They feared that the merchants would interfere in the local politics and disrupt their authority.
  • So, the Manchus rulers were not willing to allow the entry of foreign goods into China.