March 4, 1862, Sino-Russian Regulation of Overland Trade was signed in Beijing. Qing and Russia traded in Kyakhta. Russia coveted China's tealeaves and rhubarb so that they could gain considerable profits in the Western European market. Other than the maritime trade in Canton, Kyakhta trade's overland trade is also important. The Jin merchants who controlled the tealeaves trade remained many precious materials. For details you may refer to our research finding: "The Sino-Russian tealeaves trade in the latter half of the Nineteenth century".
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