parallel, comparison, analog and metaphor
i've looked up for the difference of these already.
last time, when i mentioned hong kong as a financial hub in asia, the teacher said "so hong kong is the Switzerland in asia "
i said, "yes, it is a good parallel"
should i have said "it is a good comparison"? i think metaphor and analogy are not suitable here.
what would a native speaker say for the same meaning?