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7 Dec 2017
Empress Dowager Cixi issues letter of support of the Boxers
Boxer Rebellion Begins
British Minister Claude MacDonald requests defense force.
Boxers cut railroad line at Tianjin, isolating Beijing
Japanese diplomat Sugiyama Akira assassinated
German Minister Clemens von Ketteler executes young boxer boy.
Chinese Government issue full support to Boxers
Boxers invade Beijing and burn Christian churches in response to boy's murder
Foreign legation members offered safe passage but denied it by shooting messengers.
War Declared against Foreign Powers
Shanxi Governon Massacres 44 missionaries after offering them asylum.
Eight-Nations relief force lands on coast.
Qing officials sign "Boxer Protocol" marking the end of hostilities.
Relief force arrives in Beijing, rescuing besieged foreigners
Siege of the Legations
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