‘Crazy Rich Asians’ and the new face of the 1 per cent

 A view of the futuristic Marina Bay Sands resort in Singapore, a potent visual symbol of the city-state's wealth © Kevin WY Lee

A view of the futuristic Marina Bay Sands resort in Singapore, a potent visual symbol of the city-state's wealth © Kevin WY Lee

Financial Times | 17 August 2018

by James Crabtree

Although they may be charmed by the romance of Crazy Rich Asians, western cinema-goers are ultimately unlikely to be comfortable with the geopolitical rebalancing upon which this rising Asian self-assurance is based, argues Parag Khanna, Singapore-based author of The Future is Asian, a forthcoming book. “This is a huge change, as it dawns on the west that Asians used to make things for us and now we are making things for them,” he says.

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