Democratic exchange

Photo: Jonathan Wong

"I didn't know what globalisation meant in 1999," Sundaram Tagore says one recent afternoon at the Foreign Correspondents' Club, "but I knew something was happening. I saw such a melting pot in New York.

Sunday, 28 April, 2013, 3:25pm

Government promotion of 'pillar' industries must be laser sharp

Hong Kong has fundamental strengths for turning itself into a knowledge economy, but how can the city succeed?

To seize the opportunities offered by globalisation, Hong Kong is aiming to turn itself into a knowledge economy by promoting the six pillar industries of education, innovation and technology, testing and certification, medical services, cultural and creative industries, and environmental industries.

15 Jan 2013 - 3:41am

Can Asia step up to remake global order?

A West's rule-based system is out of date. Photo: Reuters

The rise of Asia is the single most important historical event of our era. Yet, for all the continent's now well-established might, few voices in the region have stepped forward to address what role Asia, above all China, must play in shaping Globalisation 2.0 - the interdependence of identities that characterises our world.

7 Jan 2013 - 2:36am

Fraying at the edges

There are flaws in the US system but it still accounts for the biggest single chunk of the world's economy. Photo: Bloomberg

Globalisation is all about creating a single, seamless world where national boundaries diminish in significance in the interests of economic freedom and greater opportunities for all.

2 Jan 2013 - 4:24am