China was rapidly changing during the time, and there was definitely more things changing than there wasn’t changing, but there are things that were unaffected by contact with Europeans.
Although there was the introduction of a 13 man government cabinet after Empress Dowager Cixi died, nine of the officials were Manchus and eight were members of the Imperial family, this meant that not much was going to change.
One important part of China that was unaffected was that China did not have a positive attitude towards foreigners. Chinese believed that they were being influenced by Western countries and needed to put a stop to it.
One continuity in Chinese government for a while was not bringing the democratic form of government by Empress Dowager Cixi, this was originally a reform but was not implemented.
Empress Dowager Cixi
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