28 March 2003
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Webb-site.com has received a previously unpublished English translation of a government commercial promoting Hong Kong's monopolistic economy. The Chinese version appears to promote the rule of law, which incidentally, does not include a competition law, unlike most developed economies. To set the scene, a young girl is playing the Monopoly board game with her parents. Now play the commercial in broadband or narrowband, and read the script as you go:
Father: "Three - that's one two three" (counter lands on go-to-jail sign)
Parents: "oh, you are going to jail"
Girl: "oh no I'm not"
Parents: "why not?"
Girl: "see, it says here in the rule book - Hong Kong has no law against monopolies or anti-competitive behaviour"
Parents look at book "wow, she's right! No wonder we're so poor"
Mother to girl: "what is competition?"
Girl: "You'll never know. When I grow up, I'm going to be a tycoon and abuse all of you, so there"
Closing shot: "The Basic Law of Hong Kong - play monopoly, get rich, live happily every after. Apply to Government for details."
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