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Humen (strait)
The Humen, known historically by Europeans as the Bocca Tigris or Bogue, is a narrow strait in the Pearl River Delta
Pearl River Delta
that separates Shiziyang
Shiziyang
in the north and Lingdingyang
Lingdingyang
in the south near Humen
Humen
Town in China's Guangdong
Guangdong
Province. It is the site of the Pearl River's discharge into the South China Sea. It contains the Port of Humen
Humen
at Humen
Humen
Town
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Humen Town
Humen
Humen
Town (Chinese: 虎门镇; pinyin: Hǔmén zhèn; Jyutping: Fu2mun4 zan3), formerly Fumun,[1] is a town in Dongguan
Dongguan
city on the eastern side of the Humen
Humen
strait on the Pearl River Delta, in Guangdong
Guangdong
province, southern China. The former town of Taiping was incorporated into Humen
Humen
Town in 1985
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Dongguan
Dongguan
Dongguan
is a prefecture-level city in central Guangdong
Guangdong
Province of South China. An important industrial city in the Pearl River Delta, Dongguan
Dongguan
borders the provincial capital of Guangzhou
Guangzhou
to the north, Huizhou
Huizhou
to the northeast, Shenzhen
Shenzhen
to the south, and the Pearl River to the west
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Portuguese Navy
Personnel: Military: 8900 [1] Paramilitary: 1000 Civilian: 2700 Equipment: Frigates: 5 Submarines: 2 Patrol vessels: 21 Landing craft: 1 Support ships: 1 Research vessels: 4 Sail ships: 3 Auxiliary vessels: 50 Helicopters: 5Part of Portuguese Armed ForcesGarrison/HQ Lisbon Naval BasePatron Henry the NavigatorMotto(s) Ships motto: Honrai a Pátria que a Pátria vos contempla (Honor the Fatherland for the Fatherland beholds you) Heraldic motto: Talant de bien faire (Talent of doing well) Battle cry: São Jorge (Saint George)Anniversaries 12 December 1317 (Creation of the Portuguese Royal Navy <
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Macao
Macao (Chinese: 澳門, Cantonese: [ōu.mǔːn], /məˈkaʊ/ ( listen); Portuguese: Macau), officially the Macao Special
Special
Administrative Region of the People's Republic
Republic
of China, is an autonomous territory of China
China
on the western side of the Pearl River estuary in East Asia. Macau
Macau
is bordered by the city of Zhuhai
Zhuhai
in Mainland China
China
to the north and the Pearl River Delta
Pearl River Delta
to the east and south. Hong Kong
Hong Kong
lies about 64 kilometres (40 mi) to its east across the Delta.[5] With a population of 650,900[3] living in an area of 30.5 km2 (11.8 sq mi), it is the most densely populated region in the world
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First Opium War
British victoryTreaty of NankingTerritorial changes Hong Kong Island
Hong Kong Island
ceded to BritainBelligerents United Kingdom British East India Company China
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Battle Of Chuenpi
 United Kingdom British East India Company Qing ChinaCommanders and leadersCharles Elliot Henry Smith Lin Zexu Guan TianpeiStrength1 frigate 1 sloop 16 junks[1] 13 fire rafts[1]Casualties and losses1 wounded 15 killed 4 junks sunkv t eFirst Opium WarKowloon 1st Chuenpi 1st Chusan Barrier 2nd Chuenpi Bogue First Bar Whampoa Broadway 1st Canton 2nd Canton Sanyuanli Amoy Nerbudda 2nd Chusan Chinhai Ningpo Tzeki Chapu Woosung ChinkiangThe First Battle of Chuenpi[2] was a naval engagement fought between British and Chinese ships at the entrance of the Humen
Humen
strait (Bogue), Guangdong
Guangdong
province, China, on 3 November 1839 during the First Opium War
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Second Battle Of Chuenpi
 United Kingdom British East India Company Qing ChinaCommanders and leadersJames Bremer Guan TianpeiStrength14 ships 1,500 troops2 15 junks 2,000 troopsCasualties and losses38 wounded 500+ killed or wounded 11 junks destroyed 191 guns captured1 Cession formally ratified in the Treaty of Nanking
Treaty of Nanking
(1842). 2 In the Chuenpi land force only.v t eFirst Opium WarKowloon 1st Chuenpi 1st Chusan Barrier 2nd Chuenpi Bogue First Bar Whampoa Broadway 1st Canton 2nd Canton Sanyuanli Amoy Nerbudda 2nd Chusan Chinhai Ningpo Tzeki Chapu Woosung ChinkiangThe Second Battle of Chuenpi[a] was fought between British and Chinese forces in the Pearl River Delta, Guangdong
Guangdong
province, China, on 7 January 1841 during the First Opium War. The British launched an amphibious attack at the Humen
Humen
strait (Bogue), capturing the forts on the islands of Chuenpi and Taikoktow
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Battle Of The Bogue
 United Kingdom British East India Company Qing ChinaCommanders and leadersJames Bremer Guan Tianpei (KIA)Strength12 ships 1,037 troops1 30 junks 2,000 troops1Casualties and losses5 wounded 500+ killed or wounded 419 guns captured1 In North Wangtong only.v t eFirst Opium WarKowloon 1st Chuenpi 1st Chusan Barrier 2nd Chuenpi Bogue First Bar Whampoa Broadway 1st Canton 2nd Canton Sanyuanli Amoy Nerbudda 2nd Chusan Chinhai Ningpo Tzeki Chapu Woosung ChinkiangThe Battle of the Bogue
Battle of the Bogue
was fought between British and Chinese forces in the Pearl River Delta, Guangdong
Guangdong
province, China, on 23–26 February 1841 during the First Opium War. The British launched an amphibious attack at the Humen
Humen
strait (Bogue), capturing the forts on the islands of Anunghoy and North Wangtong
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Expedition To Canton
 United Kingdom British East India Company Qing ChinaCommanders and leadersJohn Davis George D'Aguilar KeyingStrength966 troops[1] 6 ships UnknownCasualties and lossesNo casualties[2] No casualties[3] 879 guns capturedThe Expedition to Canton
Expedition to Canton
was a British punitive expedition that captured the forts along the Pearl River, Guangdong
Guangdong
province, China, on 2–3 April 1847. Beginning at the Humen
Humen
strait (Bogue), the British captured the forts leading up to the city of Canton (Guangzhou). The operation was in response to British subjects being attacked by the Chinese near Canton. Hong Kong Governor John Davis demanded redress from Chinese Commissioner Keying
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Second Opium War
Franco-British victoryTreaty of Tientsin Convention of PekingTerritorial changes The Kowloon Peninsula
Kowloon Peninsula
and Stonecutters Island
Stonecutters Island
ceded to the United Kingdom as part of Hong KongBelligerents United Kingdom India France United States1 China (Qing dynasty)Commanders and leaders The Earl of Elgin Michael Seymour Charles Straubenzee James Grant Jean-Baptiste Gros Rigault de Genouilly Charles Montauban Andrew Hull Foote James Armstrong Josiah Tattnall Xianfeng Emperor Prince Gong Ye Mingchen Sengge RinchenStrengthBritish: 13,127[1] French: 7,000[2] 200,000 Manchu, Mongol, Han Bannermen, and Han Green Standard Army troops1 The U.S
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Battle Of The Bogue (1856)
The Battle of the Bogue was fought between British and Chinese forces at the Humen
Humen
strait (Bogue), Guangdong
Guangdong
province, China, on 12–13 November 1856 during the Second Opium War. The British captured the forts in the Wangtong Islands on 12 November and the forts in Anunghoy Island the next day.Contents1 Background 2 Battle 3 Gallery 4 Notes 5 ReferencesBackground[edit] Before the battle, Rear-Admiral Michael Seymour, commander-in-chief of British forces, sent a summons to the Chinese commander of the Bogue forts:The British Admiral wishes to spare life, and is not at war with the Chinese; and as it is necessary for him to hold possession of the Bogue Forts, until the conduct of the Viceroy Yeh can be referred to the Emperor of Pekin, one hour will be given for the purpose of clearing out; if this offer is at once accepted, boats will be permitted to pass to and from the main land and the Wantungs
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Nansha District
Nansha District, is a district of Guangzhou, China. It is the home of the present-day port of Guangzhou, as well as the Nansha Wetland Park. The Nansha Technology Development Zone was carved out of Panyu District in 1993. In 2005 it was named Nansha District
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Guangzhou
Guangzhou
Guangzhou
(Chinese: 广州), formerly known as Canton,[6] is the capital and most populous city of the province of Guangdong
Guangdong
in southern China.[7] Located on the Pearl River about 120 km (75 mi) north-northwest of Hong Kong
Hong Kong
and 145 km (90 mi) north of Macau, Guangzhou
Guangzhou
has a history of over 2,200 years and was a major terminus of the maritime Silk Road[8] and continues to serve as a major port and transportation hub today, as well as one of China's three largest cities.[9] Guangzhou
Guangzhou
is situated at the heart of the most-populous built-up metropolitan area in mainland China, an area that extends into the neighboring cities of Foshan, Dongguan, and Shenzhen, forming one of the largest urban agglomerations on the planet
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Dongjiang River
The Dong River is the eastern tributary of the Pearl River in Guangdong
Guangdong
province, southern China. The other two main tributaries of Pearl River are Xi River
Xi River
and Bei River. The headwater is located in Mount Sanbai (三百山) in Anyuan County, Jiangxi. The Dong River is a major source of water for Hong Kong
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Break Bulk Cargo
In shipping, break bulk cargo or general cargo are goods that must be loaded individually, and not in intermodal containers nor in bulk as with oil or grain. Ships that carry this sort of cargo are called general cargo ships. The term break bulk derives from the phrase breaking bulk—the extraction of a portion of the cargo of a ship or the beginning of the unloading process from the ship's holds. These goods may not be in shipping containers. Break bulk cargo
Break bulk cargo
is transported in bags, boxes, crates, drums, or barrels. Unit loads of items secured to a pallet or skid are also used.[1] A break-in-bulk point is a place where goods are transferred from one mode of transport to another, for example the docks where goods transfer from ship to truck. Break bulk was the most common form of cargo for most of the history of shipping. Since the late 1960s the volume of break bulk cargo has declined dramatically worldwide as containerization has grown
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