Trade Lesson 1 Ethical Issue Activity on Wal-Mart
Trade Lesson 1 Ethical Issue Activity on Wal-Mart

Time: 20 minutes
Skills: Holistic Thinking 
Objective 1
Related Resources:
- Wal-Mart opens stores in China’s hinterlands. (2008, October 19). MSNBC. Retrieved from: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/27241451/ns/business-consumer_news/t/wal-mart-opens-stores-chinas-hinterlands/

Students read the article on Wal-Mart and discuss the ethical implications of Wal-Mart’s expansion to China.

  • Why is Wal-Mart and Carrefour opening stores in China?
  • Who benefits from Wal-Mart’s stores in China?
  • Who does not benefit from Wal-Mart’s stores in China?
  • How is Chinese culture impacted through the Wal-Mart (or Carrefour)?

Would your perspective be different if lived in China?

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