The Government yesterday launched a Web site in a bid to assist those wishing to make their own assessment of the economy. Financial Secretary Donald Tsang Yam-kuen said the Web site - www.freeconomy.org - would offer comprehensive information about the economy's policies and practices, legal and tax systems, as well as other government policies. Mr Tsang hopes the site will help to counteract the view of some ratings agencies who, the government believes, undervalue Hong Kong's economy. 'We hope that academics, economists, officials of other governments, researchers for think-tanks and financial organisations, and anyone interested in economic matters will find this a valuable, thought-provoking resource,' he said. The site is also aimed at promoting Hong Kong to overseas investors. 'The Web site will increase the transparency of our economic policies, it will thus help to attract overseas investors to Hong Kong,' Mr Tsang said, rather than relying on the assessment of credit rating agencies. 'Economic freedom is about many things. But above all, it is about openness, transparency, freedom of speech and the free and unfettered flow of information at all levels - government, business, and politics,' he said. The Web site has links to the sites of bodies such as the Fraser Institute of Canada, as well as the Heritage Foundation and the Cato Institute of the United States, both of which have rated Hong Kong as one of the freest economies in the world.