European nations also divided up China into spheres of influence and in these spheres the European nation involved all but ran it. The wishes of the chinese were ignored. Many european countries had spheres of influence in china that brought them great wealth in form of trade and exploitation.
A 1900 Uprising in China aimed at ending foreign influence in the country. The Chinese thought any foreigners were seen as barbarians. The boxers soon extended their goal to eradicate all foreign presence and influence in China.