China is a massive quagmire of opportunity and risk. Last night, the ABC showed a story of a merchant banker looking to work in China. To him, China is the best way that a Western millionaire can become a billionaire.
Yet, there is still so little known about the nation of a billion people, especially by those of us who grew up in suburban Australia. The thought of a billion new consumerists flooding our markets with demand for products, our earth with landfill and our nations with demand for resources is breathtaking. How China will manage without imploding through its own growth is a huge issue… but I think that we’d better practice using chopsticks.
How are you going to make this shift towards power in the East the best thing that has ever happened?
(If you dislike change, you’ll dislike irrelevancy even more…)