The Door Stays Open

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Item No: pixc01060
Title: The Door Stays Open
Additional Title: The Door Stays Open
Publication Date: 1/18/1922
Media Type: Cartoons (Commentary)
Source: Print and Picture Collection

"[I]n 1922 at the Washington Armament Conference negotiations, the Open Door outlook was embedded in the details of the Nine-Power Treaty, which called for the territorial and administrative integrity of China and equality of trade opportunity without special privileges for any nation; there also began plans for the abolition of "extrality" (the system of legal rights and privileges that international merchants enjoyed in Chinese ports, which placed them under control of foreign consuls and beyond the reach of the Chinese courts.) At the conference China formally recognized the Open Door principle for the first time."

[Source]  "Open Door Policy: Manchuria and Japan." Conservapedia. 4 Aug. 2009. Web. 6 Feb. 2015. <>.


Sykes, Charles Henry. "The Door Stays Open." Evening Public Ledger (Philadelphia, PA). 1922, January 18: p. 8.

Creator Name: Sykes, Charles Henry, 1882-1942 - Artist