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Some believe that the globalization of industry and commerce is introducing new toxic threats to poor countries. Provide some pro and con points to this argument. The increasingly complex web of interactions amongst various countries, including economic, cultural, political and technological is profoundly affecting both industrialized, and, particularly, developing countries. China and Ecuador are excellent examples of countries where globalization of industry and commerce has had a dramatic impact, bringing both harm and rewards. Since the new millennium, globalization has changed both travel and trade in China. These, in turn, have led to a potential increase in the transmission of emerging pathogens, both within and outside of China’s borders. The frightening outbreak of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), in 2002 in China contributed to many deaths, and it appeared that the threat could literally become global. Similarly, the recent
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Unformatted text preview: outbreak of avian influenza caused high mortality rates in China. Significantly, these deadly disease outbreaks made outside countries reconsider prospects of traveling and trading with China. Therefore, China lost economic gain from potential trade and travel that was cancelled secondary to a fear of the deadly infections. Conversely, Ecuador has witnessed some advantages with globalization. Ecuador has realized an economic boom secondary to improving its knowledge of refining oil, one of its important natural resources. Ecuador has capitalized from this business, and potentially has been able to economically support many other productive ventures from this such as improving its healthcare system to better protect the country from possible emerging diseases. References http://www.truthout.org/docs_060607H.shtml September 4, 2007 http://www.cdc.gov/NCIDOD/SARS September 4, 2007 http://www.who.int/csr/sars/en/ September 4, 2007...
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course GIS 188 taught by Professor Kimball during the Summer '08 term at University of Washington.

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