An acronym of New York City, London, and Hong Kong. First appeared in the January 28, 2008 issue of TIME, and it was highlighted on the cover of TIME's international editions.
"...the extent to which New York City, London, and Hong Kong, three cities linked by a shared economic culture, have come to be both examples and explanations of globalization. ... Understand this network of cities — Nylonkong, we call it — and you understand our time.” ('A Tale Of Three Cities', TIME cover story by Michael Elliott, January 28, 2008.)