name the european countries who had "spheres of influence" in china

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Many european countries had spheres of influence in China that brough them great wealth in the form of trade and exploitation. The most notable were France, Germany, The Austro-Hungarian Empire, Great Britian, Italy and Russia.

These countries maintained their "spheres" well into the beginning of the 1900's despite strong, and sometimes violent, Chinese opposition.