Godwin Gyimah



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The first five decades of the twentieth century mark an era where China experienced an industrial revolution. Globalization of capitalism brought major changes in the Chinese economy.1 Whereas China was initially characterized as a region that produced goods mostly to be used by its citizens, now the system changed and had numerous products being sent overseas to neighboring regions. In 1919, Chinese export products increased vehemently from a value of 486 in 1918 to 631 in 1919.2 The production of goods and other services were now at the large-scale level making most sectors in China grow as an industry.3 The devasted First World War had destructed imports and exports activities among various regions. Europeans in their bid to rebuild their political, economic, and social institutions focused on domestic affairs.

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