-Gifts are sent to the Chinese to encourage them to open up their borders again. They are not impressed.
Dammit, why are the Chinese such freaking tight-asses? The strongest, richest power in the pacific wants to give you delicious cake! OPEN YOUR DAMN PORTS!
I’ve opened my ports to you already since some nations [cough]china[cough] don’t understand the importance of international trade relations so trade away. Help me secure the Indonesian trade routes and we should have a strong fuel line between us.
I could use some of your advanced tech, I’m also trying to reduce my dependence on fishing. send me imperial age weaponry and livestock. I can give you my ship tech.
My gunpower comes from the Inca’s, I don’t produce it myself. Not sure how much of it I can trade at this point.