July 25, 1894, Chinese and Japanese navies encountered in the open sea near Fengdao of the Chosen kingdom. Japanese fleet sank Chinese troopship Gaosheng (rent from Britain), cruiser Guangyi, and captured gun ship Caijiang. The first Sino-Japanese War broke up. The result of this war announced the failure of Movement of Self-strengthening, and served as a milestone of China's fate and the Sino-Japanese relationship. For details of the post-war Sino-Japanese relationship, you may refer to our research finding: Collected Articles from the Third Conference on the Sino-Japanese Relations in the Last Hundred Years
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