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Posts resurface old report alongside claim 'Hong Kong tops Human Freedom Index'

Published on 03/02/2023 at 10:50

Facebook users in Hong Kong share a news report about the city topping a world ranking of "human freedom", including pro-Beijing groups touting it as evidence of the semi-autonomous city's "freedom" under growing Chinese influence. The ranking was in fact published in 2015, using data from 2012. Hong Kong ranked 34th in the latest Human Freedom Index published in January 2023.