China News Service, Hong Kong, September 14. The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government welcomed the Fraser Institute of Canada on the 14th in the "World Economic Freedom 2021 Annual Report" to once again rank Hong Kong as the world's freest economy.

Since the publication of the report, Hong Kong has consistently ranked first in the world.

Among the five major assessment items, Hong Kong continues to rank first in terms of "freedom of international trade" and "regulation".

  A spokesman for the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government said on the same day that this clearly affirms Hong Kong's persistent efforts to establish a free economy and provide a fair business environment.

  The spokesperson pointed out that the Hong Kong SAR government will continue to consolidate Hong Kong’s inherent institutional advantages, including the rule of law and judicial independence, a free trade and investment system, a simple and low tax system, a good business environment, and an efficient and clean government.

As always, these advantages will continue to provide a favorable environment for companies to expand their business and enhance their competitiveness, so that the overall economy will continue to prosper.

  The spokesperson said that Asian economies, especially Mainland China, will continue to be the engines of global economic growth.

Under "One Country, Two Systems", Hong Kong will continue to play its unique role as a gateway, springboard, and intermediary, and actively integrate into the country’s new development situation, and grasp the country’s 14th Five-Year Plan and major development strategies, including the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area and Opportunities brought about by the "One Belt, One Road" initiative.

  The spokesperson emphasized that Hong Kong has unique advantages and unlimited business opportunities. The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government is confident in Hong Kong's long-term economic development.

  The spokesperson emphasized that under the "one country, two systems", the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region has always maintained a trusted legal system.

The rule of law is an important core value of Hong Kong, which is cherished by the public.