Paul Chan appears in the Redefining Hong Kong series organised by the South China Morning Post. Photo: SCMP
Paul Chan appears in the Redefining Hong Kong series organised by the South China Morning Post. Photo: SCMP

Hong Kong minister blasts city’s disappearance from ‘world’s freest economies’ rankings, as compilers list the financial hub under China for first time

  • City is removed from the rankings it topped for 25 years straight before Singapore toppled it in 2020
  • Heritage Foundation says Beijing ‘ultimately controls’ the policies offering Hong Kong and Macau greater economic freedom

Paul Chan appears in the Redefining Hong Kong series organised by the South China Morning Post. Photo: SCMP
Paul Chan appears in the Redefining Hong Kong series organised by the South China Morning Post. Photo: SCMP
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