Allright. Let's cut this diplomatic b/s out. We all know that in the next 20 years, the years when our careers will either be made or lost, another more important contest will be playing out : HK vs. NYC in the battle for global financial capital supremacy.
Now, I can think of a many, many reasons for HK eventually not winning - correct - these would also be the reasons for NYC winning. But there are also a few compelling reasons that may push HK over the line.
My money is on NYC, despite agreeing that the global wealth reserves will shift to HK/China.
USA , USA!!
London? Sorry you were once great, but we are well, well past the industrial revolution.
HK vs. NYC.