Could US-China trade war be solved by a 10-year-old playing a game online?

Jun 10, 2019 by

The American consulate in Hong Kong is hoping to find out

New online simulation takes players back to 19th century and lets them start and develop their own trading company

Project is aimed at children aged 10 to 14 and is backed by the US consulate and education group Hong Kong-America Centre

If the trading relationship between China and the United States had been formed by children, could a win-win situation have emerged instead of the present dispute between the two?

That is the question an online game to be launched at the end of this year, which simulates trading conditions between the two countries in the early 19th century, is hoping to answer.

The development of the game comes amid the tumultuous, and is supported by the US Consulate General in Hong Kong and Macau, education exchange promotion group Hong Kong-America Centre, and the Hong Kong Maritime Museum.

“We wanted to highlight the long history of trade and exchange between the two countries, and the special role that Hong Kong and Macau have always played in the relationship,” said Darragh Paradiso, the consulate’s director of public affairs.

continued: Could US-China trade war be solved by a 10-year-old playing a game online? The American consulate in Hong Kong is hoping to find out | South China Morning Post

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