Some see it as smaller than a country economically.

Quote Originally Posted by jonastainine
It is difficult to compare a city to a country. I don't think I need to go into it.
That makes little sense and may be due to anchoring bias of your 'home' economy.

HK is a middle sized economy.

30 Argentina
31 South Africa
32 Hong Kong SAR
33 Ireland
34 Israel
35 Malaysia
36 Denmark
37 Singapore

As such it seems perfectly normal to compare HK with other economic/trading/political jurisdictions.