Development and Globalisation Case Studies

NICs - China

LDC - Bangladesh

TNCs - GlaxoSmithKline

Ecotourism - Costa Rica

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When did China's government begin to take off?
1950s
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What led to China's significanct increase in GDP and foreign direct investment
Economic reforms in the late 1970s
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How much of the following does China produce? Percentage of the world's computers, bicycles, shoes.
50%, 60%, 50%
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Fill in the gaps: In 2002, China became the ___th largest global trader.
5th
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How many Japanese companies now operate in China?
23,000
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Why is most investment in China in coastal regions? Give 2 reasons.
Favourable government policies, labour costs and productivity, superior infrastructure, geographical advantages
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How many people does the Pearl River delta region in China employ?
30 million
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What is the life expectancy in Bangladesh?
61
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What is the GDP in Bangladesh?
$1,570
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How many people per doctor are there in Bangladesh?
5,000
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How many calories per day do people eat in Bangladesh?
2,103
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What are the birth and death rates in Bangladesh?
BR: 28.9, DR: 8.3
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What percentage of the population in Bangladesh live below the poverty line?
50%
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Give a case of debt relief to Bangladesh.
Canada cancelled debt of $600,000 in 1999; The UK wrote off debts of around $1.3million in March 2001
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What happened in Bangladesh on 24th April 2013?
Textile factory collapsed and killed 1,100 workers
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What percentage of women and children in Bangladesh are malnourished?
40% of children and 30% of women
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True/False: Violence against women and children in Bangladesh is common
True
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True/False: Bangladesh has one of the highest rates of child marriages and adolescent motherhood in the world.
True
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What is GlaxoSmithKline?
It is one of the world's largest healthcare and phamaceutical companies.
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How many people does GSK employ in the UK?
15,000
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How much did GSK spend on research and development in 2013?
$6.6billion
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What percentage of GSK's shareholders' employees are located abroad?
80%
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How much UK tax did GSK manage to avoid in 2012?
£34million
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How much did GSK spend lobbying the US government in the first 1/4 of 2010?
$2.2million
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What percentage of its tax does GSK pay abroad rather than to Britain?
80%
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What did GSK admit to doing with antidepressants?
Promoting them to unapproved uses, including children
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What percentage of Costa Rica's land is designated to national parks or reserves?
25%
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How much money to tourists provide to Costa Rica in coffee sales alone?
$16.5million a year
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What has tourism allowed Costa Rica's economy to do?
Be less reliant on goods such as sugar
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How many animal species live in Costa Rica?
500,000
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How many hectares is the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve in Costa Rica? How many tourists are allowed there each day?
15,400; 120
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What led to China's significanct increase in GDP and foreign direct investment

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Economic reforms in the late 1970s

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