Export led growth:
Use the following online tool from MIT (external link) to examine China’s exports to the United States in the following years.
For each date, make a note of the total amount of exports from China to the United States and the composition of those exports. Then, consider:
Analyzing the impact and interests of foreign investors:
We will watch an 11-minute clip from Frontline: “Is Wal-Mart good for America?” (the clip is called “China’s view of Wal-Mart”) produced in 2004.
As we watch, take notes from the perspective of one of the following roles: (a) U.S. Secretary of Commerce, (b) the Chinese Minister of Commerce, (c) the CEO of Wal-Mart. Pay attention to the pros and cons of Wal-Mart’s involvement in China from your perspective.
In the roundtable that will conclude our class, we will stay with our roles to consider: