“I wanted to work on public issues which have both a private and public dimension. For instance, a polluted environment impacts on all of us personally"
Work in the City of HK
Founded in the mid-19th century on what was described as a ‘barren rock’ at the mouth of the Pearl River Delta, the British fashioned Hong Kong as a low-tax free-trade port from where European merchants did business with Imperial China.
As a Special Administrative Region of China, modern-day Hong Kong continues to be ranked No.1, year after year, on the New York Times/Heritage Foundation’s ‘Index of Economic Freedom’, and the No.3 economy on the World Bank’s ‘Ease ...
HK: the Tiger is Still Roaring
Hong Kong is a small, open, trade-dependent economy which saw its GDP growth rate drop from 9.5% in 2007 to 3.8% in 2008. Hong Kong University’s APEC Study Centre expects a contraction of 3.1% in 2009 while the Asian Development Bank (ADB) forecasts Hong Kong to grow at 3% over 2010, benefiting from its proximity to a rapidly recovering mainland Chinese economy.
Twsm sought commentary from a range of perspectives on Hong Kong’s current and future economic prospects.
Parag Khanna is the Director of the Global Governance Initiative and Senior Research Fellow in the American Strategy Program at the New America Foundation. And he is the author of the international best-seller The Second World: Empires and Influence in the New Global Order (Random House, 2008), which has been translated into over a dozen languages.
Twsm interviews Khanna, about the phenomenon of the “Four Asian Tigers” that he describes as being tranquillized lately and almost to be ...