Germany had major trade initiatives in China in the mid-19th century. Taught them brewing. Major Chinese brewing export industry out of Tsingtao (Carlsberg) dates back to this period.<quoted text>You must be an expert on French and German relations to mention them under a China framework. How so? I don't see what you picture.
Also, the now-defunk USSR hits the top three because of the 20th century... even though the situation was prepared by the English et al.
And, of course the French were there right along with the Brits when the Western Powers marched on Beijing in the 2nd Opium War and destroyed the Old Summer Palace in a punitive act - an entire army burning, looting, and smashing as much as they could of 3 millenia of accumulated imperial wealth for 3 days, and they still couldn't destroy it all.
That's a foreign influence that lingers to this day in China as well.