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(CGTN) What would the impact be on your daily life if we did go back in time?

Phones, food, clothes, entertainment from around the world – could you handle living in a country that doesn't enjoy the fruits of globalization?   

We set a challenge to one person from Shanghai and another from Spain. Try to live one day without foreign products – and film it. Chinese-only goods for Jiang Qichen in Shanghai, nothing made in China for Massimo in Spain.

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So how did the men, thousands of kilometers apart, get on?


Mundane acts suddenly became a challenge. Brushing teeth isn’t a simple task. For Massimo, there aren’t many choices in his wardrobe. Qichen’s daily snacks are no longer an option.


“I can’t work!” Massimo cries as he sits down at his desk. “It’s difficult!”


“Chinese products cannot exist in isolation from those of the rest of the world,” says Qichen, “and those in the rest of the world cannot live in isolation from this of China.”


This is a microcosm of the disruption attempts to curtail globalization could create.

Things we take for granted might no longer be simple — and the broader economic consequences could be catastrophic.

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Globalization has brought the world together, and the transfer of goods — whether Massimo’s laptop or Qichen’s toothpaste — have helped made individual lives richer and draw each of us a little closer.


The system isn’t perfect, it has delivered for many but not for all. But we live in a world of shared opportunity and development — we can make the system better — there’s no reason to risk the pursuit of common prosperity.

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Those who work with internet in China, experience many elements of terminated globalization on daily basis. Terminated intentionally by Chinese government, on the mainland border.

Citing reasons such as sovereignty (cyber or other), national security and all that. Not any different from argumentation from trade protectionists anywhere.

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Post time 2018-7-10 22:46:55 |Display all floors
then we must live on ..

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Post time 2018-7-11 09:27:58 |Display all floors
What a brainless article!

Trade war between China and the USA doesn't mean that the war China will launch with the rest of the world

The world =/= the USA

Does China launch the trade war with Germany, Japan, Iran, France, the UK?

It is Trump who launches the war with everyone.


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Post time 2018-7-11 09:31:32 |Display all floors
I hate the title -- what if?

What if the earth is nuked?

What if the ET attacks the Earth?

This is not gonna happen.

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