原來此世界，他世界。沒有誰比誰高貴。 1998年， 媒體大亨梅鐸就擔心出版此書East And West 會影響其集團在中國擴展的業務計劃，於是制止旗下的HarperCollins為彭定康出版。 此招今天可统领世界，名叫有錢洗得鬼推磨。
第二章： The View from Hong Kong
Is there one single maxim that could ruin a country ?
Confucius replies: ‘Mere words could not achieve this. There is this saying, however: The only pleasure of being a prince is never having to suffer contradiction.” If you are right and no one contradicts you, that’s fine; but if you are wrong and no one contradicts you, is this not almost a case of “one single maxim that could ruin a country”?’
We try desperately to invent ways out, plan how to avoid, the obvious danger that threatens us so terribly. Yet we are mistaken, that’s not the danger ahead: Another disaster, one we never imagined, suddenly, violently, descended upon us, and finding us unprepared- there’s no time now – sweeps us away. From C.P. Cavafy, “Things Ended”
作者指整個過程，他常試去保護和預防，但也看出巨人之潛力，力量之巨大令西方驚歎為一門財路。可是所有生意洽談也存差異性。那就是Freedom of speech 和Rule of law 。 作者深信政府也好，機構也好，稍缺其一，萬劫不復。（明白）
Ordinary mortals know what’s happening now, the gods know what the future holds, because they alone are totally enlightened. Wise men are aware of future things, just about to happen. – From C.P. Cavafy