MEDIUM | Hong Kong 2019: Envisioning (and Exploring) Our Asian Future

To kick off, I just returned from Hong Kong, where I keynoted the Asian Financial Forum. The last time I was in Hong Kong was more than ten years ago, so it felt like a new place. As my friend Parag Khanna says, “the future is Asian.” Never have I felt that more than on this trip.

Half of the world’s population lives within a five-hour flight of Hong Kong. It’s touted as “the freest economy in the world.” While there is concern about the impact of a U.S.-China trade war, Hong Kong is preparing for the future in a way that the West is not.