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It has often been claimed that all states must converge on the liberal market (sometimes called "Anglo-Saxon model of capitalism"). This could be because of inevitable "forces" or, as Wade (2009) suggests, because of a "globalization consensus." But Breslin (2012) explains why China diverges from this model today. Identify and explain two reasons why this is the case.

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Two reasons why China has diverged from the globalization consensus are the differential impact of globalization on urban and rural areas and regional differences between coastal and interior areas.

These gaps have ensured that the impact of globalization on China has had a differential quality that simply doesn't apply to...

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Two reasons why China has diverged from the globalization consensus are the differential impact of globalization on urban and rural areas and regional differences between coastal and interior areas.

These gaps have ensured that the impact of globalization on China has had a differential quality that simply doesn't apply to modern industrialized countries of the West. Whereas urban dwellers, for instance, find themselves integrated into the global economy, the same cannot be said of vast swathes of the rural Chinese population, much of whose produce is geared toward the domestic market.

By the same token, the impact of globalization has tended to be different in coastal areas than in China's interior. Due to the location of Special Enterprise Zones (SEZs) in coastal areas of China, coastal areas have tended to become more deeply embedded in the global economy, whereas other parts of the country, mainly in the interior, are, as Breslin tells us, "only marginally participating."

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