Venue: Asia Society Hong Kong center, 9 Justice Drive, Admiralty
Asia Society members : HK$ 500
Non-members : HK$ 650
Registration at : 12:15
Event starts at : 12:30
“In the 19th century, the world was Europeanized. In the 20th century, it was Americanized. Now, in the 21st century, the world is being irreversibly Asianized.” Far greater than just China, the new Asian system taking shape is a multi-civilizational order spanning Saudi Arabia to Japan, and Russia to Australia — linking five billion people through trade, finance and infrastructure networks that together represent 40 percent of global GDP. China has taken a lead in building the new Silk Roads across Asia, but it will not lead it alone. Rather, Asia is returning to the stable multipolar order that existed long before European colonialism and American dominance, with India and Southeast Asia coming into their own as economic and strategic hubs. From investment portfolios and trade wars to Hollywood movies and holiday travels, no aspect of life is immune from Asianization. The world has gotten used to hearing “America First”, but is it ready for “Asia First”? What happens when Asia no longer produces for the West, but the West produces for Asia? In dialogue with Mr. Ronnie C. Chan, Chairman of Hang Lung Properties, Mr. Parag Khanna, Founder and Managing Partner of FutureMap, explains how Asia is reshaping the world order and influencing the cultural industry.