Hong Kong's exclusion from 2021 Index of Economic Freedom a result of political bias: HKSAR gov't official China

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HONG KONG, March 8 (Xinhua) -- Financial Secretary of China's Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government Paul Chan said on Sunday that Hong Kong's exclusion from the Heritage Foundation's 2021 Index of Economic Freedom was a result of political bias. The foundation released on March 4 the 2021 Index of Economic Freedom report, analyzing the level of economic freedom of 178 economies. Hong Kong was not included in this report. In his blog, Chan said that according to the foundation's consistent assessment criteria on economic freedom, the strength of Hong Kong in areas including financial freedom, trade freedom, business...