Financial Secretary Paul Chan said the decision by the Heritage Foundation, in its index of the world’s freest economies, to include Hong Kong under China, which ranks 107th, was ‘clouded by political bias’. Photo: SCMP Financial Secretary Paul Chan said the decision by the Heritage Foundation, in its index of the world’s freest economies, to include Hong Kong under China, which ranks 107th, was ‘clouded by political bias’. Photo: SCMP
Financial Secretary Paul Chan said the decision by the Heritage Foundation, in its index of the world’s freest economies, to include Hong Kong under China, which ranks 107th, was ‘clouded by political bias’. Photo: SCMP
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Banishment from index is politically driven

  • The decision by The Heritage Foundation to include Hong Kong under China for the first time on its index of the world’s freest economy is a disservice to investors and does nothing for its own credibility

Financial Secretary Paul Chan said the decision by the Heritage Foundation, in its index of the world’s freest economies, to include Hong Kong under China, which ranks 107th, was ‘clouded by political bias’. Photo: SCMP Financial Secretary Paul Chan said the decision by the Heritage Foundation, in its index of the world’s freest economies, to include Hong Kong under China, which ranks 107th, was ‘clouded by political bias’. Photo: SCMP
Financial Secretary Paul Chan said the decision by the Heritage Foundation, in its index of the world’s freest economies, to include Hong Kong under China, which ranks 107th, was ‘clouded by political bias’. Photo: SCMP
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