In the era of globalization, the world is flat. This may be the biggest illusion of our times. In fact, we are living in a split global village: hinterland and ocean, developed countries and developing countries, center and periphery. This resonates with an old Chinese saying that “A short distance away, and yet poles apart.” In crossing this gap there are five factors of connectivity that will bring true inclusive globalization and become the main theme of the 21st century. They are policy communication, infrastructure connectivity, unimpeded trade, monetary circulation and understanding between peoples.