Hong Kong's not-so-free economy
The US-based Heritage Foundation has, as always, ranked HK as the freest economy in the World. For once, the Government doesn't accuse foreign forces of interfering in HK's internal affairs. But this rosy view is not held by those who take the time to study the domestic economy. Here are a few things that Heritage may have overlooked. (4-Feb-2018)
Highail Co Ltd & Chung Po Chuen v Director of Lands
HK Lands Tribunal, 15-Apr-2014
In a URA compulsory purchase, the tribunal rules in favour of separate owners of neighbouring lots, at 213-215 Yee Kuk Street, that the development potential of combining the lots must be included in the buyout price. Neither of them would be a willing seller if their lots were valued on a stand-alone basis.
CE accepts Barry Cheung's resignation from public service positions
HK Government, 24-May-2013
"on the grounds that Mr Cheung is under police investigation". Mr Cheung remains an INED of AIA (1299 and Rusal (0486). He is also Chairman of Harrow International School HK, amongst other things.
Urban Renewal Authority v Cheung Kong (0001)
HK Court of First Instance, 13-Jul-2011
The Post Office Investment Fund
Following yesterday's Audit Commission report on Hongkong Post, we look at the potential closure of rural post offices, removal of its mail monopoly and universal service obligation, and its cash-rich balance sheet and prime property. We also discuss the Government's tendency to stash pots of money away in different bodies rather than pass recurrent spending through the budget and the Legislative Council and manage its liquid funds centrally. (22-Apr-2010)
Cooked auctions in HK
A Court of Appeal judgment overturns fraud convictions for bid-rigging for cooked food stalls at Tai Po Hui Market and makes clear that bid-rigging is perfectly legal. We call for the proposed competition law to make bid-rigging, price-fixing and other anti-competitive behaviour criminal offences. Civil tribunals won't cut it, not least because they cannot fine humans. In the meantime, the Government should include no-rigging warranties as a requirement for all tenders, so that they can prosecute for fraud. (8-Apr-2010)
HKSAR v Mok King Yu
HK Court of Appeal, 19-Feb-2010
HKSAR v Russel Hui (former ED of URA) & Mok King Yu
HK Court of Appeal, 18-Sep-2009
Appeal dismissed.
Urban Renewal Authority v Cheung Kong (Holdings) Ltd
HK Court of First Instance, 19-Mar-2009
Urban Renewal Authority v Cheung Kong (Holdings) Ltd
HK Court of First Instance, 19-Feb-2009
Russel Hui, a former Executive Director of URA, jailed for bribery and fraud
ICAC, 3-Feb-2009
HKSAR v Russel Hui (former ED of URA) & Mok King Yu: reasons for sentence
HK District Court, 3-Feb-2009
Russel Hui, a former Executive Director of URA, guilty of bribery and fraud
ICAC, 15-Jan-2009

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