It also gave the Chinese substantial advantages over the Japanese and Westerners and also granted them unilateral extraterritoriality privileges in civil and criminal cases. Her conduct alarmed the people of Korea as well as our merchants there, and so we sent more troops over to protect them. The Chinese fleet subsequently retreated behind the Weihaiwei fortifications. With the reform measures being a threat to her clans' power, Queen Min secretly requested military intervention from the Chinese. On 28 July , the two forces met just outside Asan in an engagement that lasted till the next morning. We then ordered Li Hung-Chang [ Li Hongzhang ] to send troops to Korea; and they having barely reached Yashan the rebels immediately scattered. Archived from the original on After Japan's victory, the other Imperialist powers thought they could also get benefits from China.
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