Beijing Review

Tap the New Potential

The author is an op-ed contributor to Beijing Review and founder and CEO of 5 New Digital

During this time of global pandemic and human suffering, economic hardship and uncertainty about the future is a growing and worrying trend. The calls from countries around the world to disengage and decouple from each other on trade, manufacturing, technology and commerce have been increasing. Not only is this a dangerous and fatally flawed way of thinking about and acting on the future, but also would produce aftershocks that, in the parlance of the day, are an example of “the cure being worse than the disease.”

The best era

We can start thinking with some numbers.

Fifty years. Thirty-Five Years. Two. Ten years.

50—The period in which the

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