The world is so complicated today… we could play the ‘what if’ game all day long.
- What if the railroad workers push back?
- What if retailers can’t shed all that unwanted inventory?
- What if Ukraine starts to lose ground?
- What if China invades Taiwan?
There’s a ‘what if’ where we have evidence to consider: we can just look to Hong Kong. On July 1st, 1997, sovereignty over the city of Hong Kong transferred from the United Kingdom to China. The events that followed give us more than enough to project what Taiwan could expect if they were to become a full part of the People’s Republic of China.
In this episode of Dial P, Kelly Barner reviews:
- What was supposed to happen in the years following the transfer of Hong Kong to China
- How the actual course of events has impacted Hong Kong’s citizens, economy, and press
- The current news story that is placing Hong Kong’s legal system back in the headlines
- What all of this may mean for Taiwan, and therefore, global supply chains