Explain the expression 'Cutting of the Chinese Watermelon'.

Ans. 1. The imperial European nations acquired various commercial concession from China. 

2. England controlled the business and excise of China. 

3. France had the Chinese postal service under its authority. 

4. Chinese railways were dominated by Europe. 

5. China was divided under the power sectors of the imperial nations. This has been known as the 'Cutting of the Chinese Watermelon'.