Thinking about Globalization 2

Thinking about Globalization 2 - So what was happening...

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So what was happening while you were sleeping? In a global(ized) world what do you think might be the strengths of China and India? What might be their weaknesses? Please take 10 minutes to create a list (4-5 points) for each (you may work in groups as large or as small as you like)
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“we are now in the midst of the third great tectonic power shift to occur over the last 500 years: the first was the rise of the West, which produced “modernity as we know it: science and technology, commerce and capitalism, the agricultural and industrial revolutions”; the second was the rise of the United States in the 20th century; and the third is what he calls “the rise of the rest,” with China and India “becoming bigger players in their neighborhoods and beyond,” Russia becoming more aggressive, and Europe acting with “immense strength and purpose” on matters of trade and economics.” “To me India is like an elephant, its trudging along slowly into the future. China is flying along, fast like a dragon, but sometimes it scares us.” http://fora.tv/2007/07/24/Robyn_Meredith_Elephant_and_the_Dragon
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The roots of China’s Influence 1979 The U.S.S.R. invades Afghanistan and overtime its influence declines China meanwhile launches it economic reforms Growth of over 9% for the last 30 years In real terms, China now exports more in a single day than it exported in all of 1978 Nearly all of the world’s fastest growing cities are in China China has become the world’s
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This note was uploaded on 10/12/2008 for the course GEOG 1004 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '07 term at Virginia Tech.

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