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National University of Singapore
What are your interests and areas of expertise in international relations?
Conservation, Culture, Democracy, Development, Ethics, Food, Human Rights, Justice, Peace, Poverty, Religion, Science, Security, Sustainability, Youth
Tell everyone a little about yourself and what you hope to gain from the Global Ethics Network.
I'm a senior undergraduate student specializing in political theory and political philosophy. I'm interested in the ethical issues concerning development and relief efforts, so I'm here to learn more.

Annabelle Wong's Blog

Two Faces of Economic Development: The Ethical Controversy Surrounding U.S.-Related Sweatshops in Developing Asian Countries

Posted on May 1, 2013 at 2:27am 0 Comments

Many aspects of the average American’s material lifestyle can be attributed to trade relations between the United States and Asia. A significant proportion of the clothes they wear, the toys they grew up with, and even the technology they use, was produced somewhere in Asia. Commerce with major developing nations like China and Indonesia is reportedly crucial for America's own continued economic prosperity, since its…

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