- May 2015
- The Netherlands
There was no 'Scramble for China' during the Age of Imperialism, at least not to the same extent as in Africa. Supposedly this is because the Western powers dreaded the expected cost of a repeat of the Scramble for Africa and they preferred to keep China open for international trade instead. Not even Russian and Japanese encroachment on China triggered a partition of the country. What, if anything, could have caused a proper Scramble from China during the first half of the 20th Century?