HKSAR gov't disappointed by Hong Kong's exclusion from 2021 Index of Economic Freedom China


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HONG KONG, March 4 (Xinhua) -- The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government on Thursday expressed deep disappointment and serious dismay at the Heritage Foundation's decision to exclude Hong Kong from its 2021 Index of Economic Freedom. "The decision is neither warranted nor justified. It does not do justice to the HKSAR, which topped the chart as the world's freest economy for 25 years out of the Index's 27-year history," a government spokesman said in a statement. The HKSAR enjoys a high degree of autonomy over its economic and trade policies as enshrined in the HKSAR Basic Law, he...