NYLONKONG, a portmanteau or contraction of New York-London-Hong Kong,
is a neologism coined to link
New York City
New York City ,
London , and Hong Kong
as the eperopolis of the
Americas , Euro-Africa, and
first appeared in the magazine Time in 2008. The article suggests
that the cities share similarities, especially in being globalised
financial and cultural centres, and are the most remarkable cities in
the 21st century. The article elicited a strong positive response in
Hong Kong but remains little known in the other two cities.
* 1 History
* 2 Influence
* 3 See also
* 4 References
Nylonkong, from NY (
New York City
New York City ), Lon (
London ), and Kong (Hong
Kong ) first appeared in Time article A Tale of Three Cities in 2008.
According to Time, these cities share similarities in cultural and
economic establishments. They are influential in cultural industries,
including art auctions , movies , and pop songs . In addition, the
cities are top international financial centres located in different
time zones . Time further described the cites as the three most
remarkable international cities in the 21st century, and one could
better understand the world through understanding Nylonkong. Financial
Development Index ranks Hong Kong, USA, and UK as the first to third
places of the table, accordingly.
An extended range of responses was observed in media and academia
after the term was coined, such as in the
Mingpao Daily . The term
was first quoted in academia by Yin Pak Andrew Lau in the Liberal
Studies Youth Summit on Basic Law, and
Sing Tao Daily suggested that
the term is a profound sign of globalization. The influence is
substantial and long-lasting, and has imposed a constant check on the
achievement of the three financial hubs. In 2016, Lam Hang-chi , an
economist, for example, suggested that
Nylonkong would fade out if the
financial hubs were not constantly competitive. In late 2016, Tai
Kung Pao suggested that
Hong Kong should not compare itself with New
York and London, as the Asian financial center is politically and
socially autonomous when compared to the other two, which were only
cities; the passage further argues that the autonomous entity of Hong
Kong requires more diversified economic development like other Four
Asian Tigers economies.
Look up NYLONKONG in Wiktionary, the free dictionary.
* ^ "
London tops 2015 global financial centre rankings and knocks
New York into second place". Cityam.com. Retrieved 12 November 2015
* ^ "Index of Economic Freedom". Heritage Foundation.
* ^ A Tale Of Three Cities，TIME, 17-1-2008
* ^ 《時代》創 「紐倫港」 香港紐約倫敦齊名(The
Nylonkong as Hong Kong, New York, and
London share the
fame)，MINGPAO DAILY， 30-1-2008
* ^ Liberal Studies Youth Summit on Basic Law，HONG KONG ANNUAL
* ^ Approaching Nylonkong; Showing Globalization 登陸紐倫港
活現全球化, Education, SING TAO DAILY， 9-3-2008
Hong Kong Economic Journal,12-4-2016
* ^ "Fāzhǎn cānzhào lúndūn niǔyuē? Běngǎng yīng zǒu
zìjǐ de lù!"
Chinese). 3 October 2016.
Nylonkong additional terms
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