Wu Ti's active policy had not been directed only against the Hsiung-nu.
Already under Wu Ti there had been signs of a development which now appeared constantly in Chinese history.
Wu Ti was aware of the situation and called different groups together to discuss the problems of economics.
Turn these two words, "no bottom" into Chinese and we get Wu Ti,—the very terms employed in the Chinese account.
The wars carried on by Wu Ti and his successors had been ruinous.
The southern wars gave Wu Ti the control of the revenues from this commerce.