Hong Kong axed from economic freedom index after years at top spot, now ranked 107th as part of China

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(The Hong Kong Free Press)

Hong Kong is now counted as part of China and has been excluded from a US think tank’s economic freedom index. The Heritage Foundation scrapped the city’s 2021 listing saying that its economic policies are “ultimately controlled from Beijing.”

In the 27th edition of the Index of Economic Freedom, Hong Kong is no longer listed separately despite topping the chart for 25 consecutive years.

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