Beautiful and world-class Hong Kong is disappearing. The city that was once considered the freest in the world is no longer in the running. China has basically fully taken over the city.
Only a few years ago we wrote how China was better at dealing with Hong Kong than Democrats were with the major cities in the US. In 2017 we shared this:
Today Hong Kong is recognized as a separate country in most country classifications because of the “one country, two systems” approach by the Communist Chinese. Hong Kong has a budget surplus nearly every year. This is in spite of the country providing basically free health care to all its citizens and proving free housing for 30% of its population. Hong Kong is rated number one in the world with the world’s freest economy and Hong Kong is known as the financial center of Asia.