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2035


FADE IN:

INT. HAPPY VALLEY STAND - DAY

A gathering. PETER meets a FRIEND (40s).

PETER

Did the trade war cause

you any headaches?

FRIEND

(Shaking his head sideways)

I'm pretty pessimistic...

PETER

When will it end?

FRIEND

(Jokingly)

2035...

PETER

2035?

The waiters come over to serve them separately.

PETER (V.O.)

(Perplexed)

It's some 16 years away.

MONTAGE OF PETER'S SELF-IMPOSED MISSION.

A/ INT. HOTEL LOBBY, HAINAN - DAY (June, 2018)

Peter talks to a MAN and a WOMAN: Central Government's exclusive policy support for Hainan on IP securitization will only last for a year.

B/ INT. CONFERENCE HALL, HKCEC - DAY (Dec, 2018)

At the podium, Peter says: IP securitization will happen in the Greater Bay Area within 5 years.

C/ INT. STUDY - DAY (Feb, 2019)

Checking his phone messages, Peter reads the small prints in an e-document about the Greater Bay Area: To initiate pilot projects for securitization of intellectual property.

E/ INT. MOOT COURT, HKU - NIGHT (April, 2019)

On stage, Peter predicts: IP securitization and tokenization will happen within 5 years, as the conditions are ripe.

RETURN TO PRESENT

Peter gets a cup of orange juice.

PETER (V.O.)

That's my self-imposed

5-year action plan to add

public value.

He finishes one third of a cup.

PETER (V.O.)(Cont'd)

I recall I read that China

wants to achieve "Made

In China 2025" ie becoming

a high-tech manufacturing

powerhouse.

He finishes half a cup.

PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd)

The developed world has

been too dependent on

China. Whatever that

seems value for money

here and there are goods

made in China.

His cup is empty.

PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd)

It's no secret that the China

Dream is to be on par with

the US economy by 2035.

GUESTS take seats.

PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd)

One way to contain China's

rise is to decouple any

unfavourable trade links

with China.

Peter takes a seat at the back row. A SPEAKER (71) speaks next to a screen showing: The Country's 40 Years of Reform and Opening Up and Its Future Prospects.

After a forum, a round-table dinner. Peter speaks to his friend.

PETER

Having heard the talk and

discussion, would you

change your mind?

FRIEND

No.

PETER (V.O.)

My friend is a capitalist

who can feel the pulse

of the financial market.

INT. STUDY - DAY

Peter is in thoughts.

PETER (V.O.)

But for the Trade War,

China's new Great Leap

Forward was probable.

Pausing.

PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd)

Since China's took an

assertive stance of its

ambition, China has

invited unfair competition,

triggering the Trade War.

One way to maintain

the leading edge has

been to keep the unique

information secret.

A beat.

PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd)

As China is being contained,

it has to self-strengthen itself

to neutralize the negative

impact of the Trade War -

16 years is a relatively short

time.

Pausing.

PETER (V.O.) I believe my dream of IP

securitization and tokenization

if come true in the Greater

Bay Area in 5 years should

help make the China Dream

come true by 2035!

FADE OUT. The End

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