Myth 1 : Free trade is beneficial only if your country is strong enough to stand up to foreign competition .
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China once was weak because of shutting out the world. After this policy, China opened the door and started to enlarge the economy. Free trade makes it possible that China makes great profits from taking its comparative advantages in goods and then trade with other countries.
The example is that Home is more productive than Foreign in both industries, and Foreign’s lower cost of wine production is entirely due to its much lower wage rate.But it doesn’t matter. All that matters to Home is that it is cheaper in terms of its own labor for Home to produce cheese and trade it for wine than to produce wine for itself.