Globalization has been influencing the world for decades.
Providing countries opportunities for communication in different aspects, globalization is also under the influence of communications between different countries.
According to Kenneth Rapoza’s article in Forbes magazine, the United States and China are playing important roles during the globalization process; however, the two countries are now pushing back the growth of globalization, which Rapoza calls the “deglobalization wave.”
Rapoza explained how the movement of supply chains and political factors are affecting globalization, and pushing the situation into “deglobalization.”
“The old-schooled view of globalization, where large corporations hightailed it to China because it was cheaper to mass produce or assemble a widget there than anywhere else is coming to an end,” Rapoza says. “No one was pricing in a U.S. presidential administration like Donald Trump's. This is the most anti-China U.S. government in at least a generation.”
Shippensburg University economics professor Brendan Finucane says the national economy is always connected to political factors under globalization.
Although a situation of anti-globalization seems to have appeared, globalization is still a certain process worldwide.
Up to 77 percent of international students in the United States were from Asian countries by May 2017, according to SEVIS, the Student and Exchange Visitor Program managing foreign students and exchange visitors inside the United States through Student and Exchange Visitor Information System.
However, the number of newly enrolled international students for graduate programs in American institutes decreased 3.7 percent during the 2016 – 2017 academic year, which is the second decline since 2003. Kerrie Kennedy writes in an article on Thepienews.com, and indicates Trump’s policies could be a potential influencing factor.
Although the number of enrollments declined, international students made a huge contribution to U.S. economy. Data is listed in Kennedy’s article on Thepienews.com: during 2016 – 2017 academic year, international students contributed $36.9 billion, which helped support more than 45 million jobs.
Globalization has a huge influence on immigration. As listed above, globalization offers opportunities for international students, and also helps the economy development.
Ying Yang, a professor in SU’s Sociology and Anthropology Department, noted that globalization is also influencing the occurrence rate of terrorism.
Globalization also allows cultural exchanges between the United States and Asian countries. Hollywood movies are now enjoying high popularity in Asian countries.
On April 19, 2018, the main actors of “Avengers: Infinity War” attended a fan meeting inside the Shanghai Disneyland. Thousands of Chinese Marvel fans attended the activity on the morning of April 18, and Shanghai Disneyland posted the message that the zone for the fan meeting had reached maximum capacity. No more fans were allowed to attend the fan meeting, which officially began at dusk.
“Avengers: Infinity War” gained almost 1.7 billion RMB in eight days after its release in Chinese movie theaters, which is equal to more than $266.6 million.
Until now, the Marvel zone inside Shanghai Disneyland is still attracting thousands of fans to visit.