Second Opium War

The Second Opium War (Chinese: 第二次鴉片戰爭; pinyin: Dì'èrcì Yāpiàn Zhànzhēng), the Second Anglo-Chinese War, the Second China War, the Arrow War, or the Anglo-French expedition to China,[4] was a war pitting the United Kingdom and the French Empire against the Qing dynasty of China, lasting from 1856 to 1860.


The terms "Second War" and "Arrow War" are both used in literature. "Second Opium War" refers to one of the British strategic objectives: legalizing the opium trade, expanding trade, opening all of China to British merchants, and exempting foreign imports from internal transit duties.[citation needed] The "Arrow War" refers to the name of a vessel which became the starting point of the conflict.

Other Languages
Bahasa Indonesia: Perang Candu Kedua
Bahasa Melayu: Perang Candu Kedua
Nederlands: Tweede Opiumoorlog
日本語: アロー戦争
norsk nynorsk: Den andre opiumskrigen
oʻzbekcha/ўзбекча: Ingliz-fransuz-xitoy urushi
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Drugi opijumski rat