The title of this weblog is borrowed from a book that has greatly impacted my approach to studying and observing China, and has led me to conclude that the future of America is becoming more deeply embedded in the future of Asia every day. That book was NY Times op-ed columnist Nicholas Kristof's memoir about his experiences while working as NYT bureau chief in Beijing. According to Kristof, Napolean once said that "When China wakes, it will shake the world." Can you feel it?
While there are few gas stations to be found throughout Hong Kong, the prices are quite reasonable by US standards. I found this station while wandering by myself in the middle of the night down a secluded street near the US consulate (Kennedy Road I believe). With the HK$ exchanged at a pegged rate of approximately US$7.75, the cost of regular unleaded is a bit less than $2 and premium is slightly over $2. This at least partially explains the city's very reasonable taxi fares.