liáo distant; faraway


Alternative traditional form of character:

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Provinces

辽宁 Liaoning

Cities

通辽 Tongliao, Inner Mongolia
双辽 Shuangliao, Jilin
辽源 Liaoyuan, Jilin
辽阳 Liaoyang, Liaoning

Opium

The import of opium from India had a devastating effect on China. Although opium had been graown and used in China for centuries the import of huge quantities of the British controlled trade into Guangdong proved far more addicitive. It was the government officials who were most affected and even Dowager Empress Cixi used opium. Attempts to stop the trade led to two wars with Britain which China lost.
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