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4:40PM
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China’s attack on Hong Kong’s freedom must be fully exposed

Hong Kong’s score in our report will surely decline due to increased aggression from China.


10:06AM
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Economic freedom on the wane worldwide

Hong Kong is now thoroughly under the thumb of the freedom-hating Chinese Communist Party.


10:31AM
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China targets everyone in the world

Chinese officials are pulling books from schools and libraries and purging teachers and professors.


10:50AM
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An Open Letter to the People of Hong Kong

An international group of think tanks from 35 nations and territories from around the world has penned an open letter condemning the actions of the Communist Party of China and supporting the people of Hong Kong. On Tuesday, China’s National People’s Congress passed its controversial national security law, which violates Hong Kong’s Basic Law and encroaches on the city’s freedoms and liberties. The letter, which details Hong Kong’s success since the Second World War in becoming one of the most prosperous, entrepreneurial, and freest places on earth, is signed by 37 member organizations of the Economic Freedom of the World Network, which is led by Canada’s Fraser Institute.


10:31AM
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Canada must push back hard against Chinese aggression in Hong Kong

Canada, with 300,000 citizens in Hong Kong, should be at the front of the international effort.


11:21AM
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China looks to douse freedom in Hong Kong

Hongkongers have enjoyed the highest level of personal freedom in the world, according to the Human Freedom Index.


12:00AM
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Hong Kong—withstanding the attack
Hong Kong booksellers who sold material banned in mainland China disappeared in 2014.

3:00PM
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Hong Kong fights for rule of law—and more

In China, the legal system is used to silence people who do not support the state.


6:00AM
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As pro-democracy demonstrations flare across Hong Kong, it continues to rank first in the world in economic freedom. Hong Kong has been at the top since 1970, according to the just-released Fraser Institute Economic Freedom of the world index, a collaborative effort of more than 100 research groups in 90 nations and territories. The 2014 report is based on 2012 data, the most recent available.