Impact of Globalization in China

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Globalization has caused the world to change. Our country, China has been dramatically changed by globalization. Our people have moved to cities, and our industry has exploded. We have had huge advances in technology along with education improvement. Despite the fact that China has changed so much, there are still many issues that plague it. China faces serious environmental concerns. New diseases and viruses that are not indigenous to China can cause a wide range of sickness in the new area. Despite some of the the improvements in China that are a result of globalization, the negatives that globalization has brought to China are more than the benefits. China’s economy is one very large indicator of its role in globalization. “In 2010 China became the world’s largest exporter” (CIA World Factbook). Without China many places such as the United States of America would be without billions of goods imported from China annually. An influx of companies moving their manufacturing to China has allowed people to flock to cities and find jobs. China’s economy has grown exponentially over the last few decades. In the last three years China’s economy has grown by nearly ten percent every year. Despite this influx of money to China it has also resulted in many drawbacks. For example, China’s environment has been obliterated. China burns more coal than every country in the world combined. Beijing has been so badly polluted that there are actually companies that sell cans of fresh air to people, and gas masks are a common sight. On January 12th 2013 Beijing’s air pollution reached a record setting 775 PPM. To put that into perspective, the scale for measuring pollution is 0-500 PPM. This set an all-time recorded high. In Los Angeles a high ... ... middle of paper ... ...ganization. N.p.. Web. 16 Sep 2013. . "CIA World Factbook." Southeast Asia: China. CIA, 23 Aug 2013. Web. 16 Sep 2013. . Heffernan, Margaret. "What happened after the Foxconn suicides." CBS Money Watch . (2013): n. page. Web. 16 Sep. 2013. . . N.p.. Web. 16 Sep 2013. . N.p., 06 Sep 2013. Web. 16 Sep 2013. . . Yahuda, Michael. "China's Win-Win Globalization." YaleGlobal Online. N.p., 9 Feb 2003. Web. 16 Sep 2013.
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