World Economic Forum

The World Economic Forum (WEF) is a Swiss non-profit foundation that is best known for its annual meeting in Davos, an alpine resort. The meeting brings together 2,500 business leaders, politicians, intellectuals and journalists to discuss the issues of the day. The gathering is often simply termed “Davos”, a reference to its venue.

Hong Kong was ranked the world freest economy by a Canadian institute, but the institute warned that interference by China could affect the city’s ranking. Photo: K.Y. Cheng

‘Chinese interference’ a threat to Hong Kong’s free economy

Hong Kong once again ranked as the world’s the freest economy, but a Canadian institute warned its long-held position at the top could be threatened by Beijing’s perceived interference in the city’s affairs that could undermine the rule of law.

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