China had a very strong comparative advantage in silk, both in its raw form and as fabric and apparel, greatly desired by the Japanese despite their own large domestic sector since that was of inferior quality. [Findlay, R. & O’Rourke, K.H. Power and Plenty, 2007, p.170.]
Ou seja, quem te viu…quem te vê. Economia tem destas coisas: é dinâmica e cheia de surpresas.