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Economic Freedom Rating - China Compared to Continent

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Hong Kong 89.82
Singapore 88.58
Taiwan 76.51
Georgia 75.99
South Korea 74.26
Malaysia 73.78
Macau 70.67
Armenia 70.31
Brunei 69.77
Japan 69.58
Kazakhstan 68.99
Thailand 66.22
Philippines 65.61
Azerbaijan 63.60
Indonesia 61.94
Kyrgyztan 61.13
Cambodia 59.52
Bhutan 58.45
Tajikistan 58.17
China 57.40
Sri Lanka 57.39
Nepal 55.11
Bangladesh 54.98
Mongolia 54.76
Laos 54.01
Pakistan 52.83
India 52.64
Vietnam 52.44
Uzbekistan 52.26
Maldives 50.29
Afghanistan 48.89
Turkmenistan 47.37
Timor-Leste 46.27
North Korea 4.92



China: Economic freedom rating

Scores are from 0 to 100, higher scores are more desirable i.e. more conducive to economic growth. The lower the score, the greater the level of government interference in the economy and the less economic freedom a country enjoys.

  • Free 80 - 100;
  • Mostly Free 70 - 79.9;
  • Moderately Free 60 - 69.9;
  • Mostly Unfree 50 to 59.9; and
  • Repressed 0 - 49.9.

Source: The Heritage Foundation and the Wall Street Journal


China has poor house price statistics. The National Bureau of Statistics of China (NBSC) has monthly house price time-series starting January 2011 but only until August of 2013. Another source of house price indices is eHomeday, Shanghai's largest property market web site, which has time-series for Shanghai, Nanjing, Hangzhou, Beijing, Yangzhou and Suzhou (but the site is only in Chinese, and no time-series are available). Colliers International publishes useful housing data in their quarterly property market reviews. General economics statistics are available from the NBSC and the People's Bank of China.

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