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This is the third in a series about how globalization is under threat from the west while Asian countries have become the leading advocates for globalization.
Since globalization is spurred on through the connections between global cities, this trend is seen in the rise of Asian mega cities in the Global Cities Index (GCI). See my column on the background to this index first compiled every two years since 2008 by A.T. Kearny consultants.
Photo: London (public domain)
It is not easy to get into this list which now is published every year and contains 125 recognized global cities. Here are the considerations that arise:
"The A.T. Kearney Global Cities Index (GCI) ranks 125 cities according to 27 metrics across five dimensions, including business activity, human capital, information exchange, cultural experience, and political engagement."