Monday 28th December 2015

Dear Reader,

After all that food and merriment, it's time to get active!

SFC proposal sells HK short
We need your help! Support our submission to the SFC against draconian short-selling restrictions and reporting requirements in HK. Under 1 Country 2 Systems, there is no reason to follow China's demonisation of short-selling or to affirm that bias with a dragnet approach to reporting of short positions at 0.02% when long buyers only have to disclose at 5%. (28-Dec-2015)

An audience with HK's leader
The leader of HK has agreed to meet members of the public for 6 hours per week: a historic idea which remains valid. (16-Dec-2015)

A.S. Watson: not its 175th anniversary
How did you get the Government to endorse your 175th anniversary of founding? Start by revising your company history. Webb-site reveals the inconvenient truth. (15-Dec-2015)

Busting HK's road transport cartels
On the day the competition law takes effect, we take a long hard look at the anti-competitive legislation and policies which support a HK$116bn taxi cartel, a $22bn minibus cartel and a $13bn non-franchised bus cartel as well as restricting the hire car market. The Government should scrap all restrictions and franchises, introduce congestion pricing, and allow competition to serve the public interest. (14-Dec-2015)

China Telecom (0728): Chairman & CEO under investigation
Company announcement, 27-Dec-2015
Under the constant shuffling of party-appointed leaders of state-controlled enterprises, Mr Chang was President of China Telecom from 2002-2004, then Chairman and CEO of China Unicom (0762) from 2004 until moving back to China Telecom in September 2015.

China Optoelectronics (1332) subscribes CB in Win Wind Capital Ltd
Company announcement, 23-Dec-2015
Another deal in what we call the "Chung Nam Network". We believe that Win Wind Capital Ltd was formerly known as Enerchine Capital Ltd. It is owned by Enerchina Holdings Ltd (0622).

SFC suspends Fabiano Hugues Joseph Mascolo for three months
SFC, 23-Dec-2015
"Let's talk here, email monitored" he said, over WhatsApp.

GT (0263) corrects 2014 EPS again
Company announcement, 22-Dec-2015
This follows a complaint to SEHK by Webb-site on 6-Dec-2015, that the purported correction announced in August was incorrect. The auditor, which also got the initial correction wrong, is Pan-China (H.K.) CPA Ltd. Webb-site has filed a complaint against them with the Financial Reporting Council.

SFC bans Suen King Shan for four years
SFC, 22-Dec-2015

Leung Wing Yi Asther v Kwok Yu Wah
HK Court of Final Appeal, 22-Dec-2015

Topping Chance Development Ltd v CCIF CPA Ltd
HK Court of First Instance, 22-Dec-2015

Takeovers Panel rules on general offer obligation for Cross-Harbour (0032)
SFC, 21-Dec-2015

Solina Holly Chau Hoi Shuen v SEEC Media Group Ltd
HK Court of Final Appeal, 18-Dec-2015

Shihua Development (0485) to move SGM from Liaoning Province to HK
Company announcement, 17-Dec-2015
This company has no mainland listing, so it should not have been holding a general meeting beyond the reach of HK-listed shareholders.

Trio has jail terms increased up to 3 years after review of sentences. Judgment
ICAC, 17-Dec-2015

Imagi (0585): Chairman missing and other problems
Company announcement, 17-Dec-2015
The Chairman and his wife failed to attend a board meeting on 11-Dec and it emerges that he is the sole signatory of the bank account of a subsidiary, Xiamen Sunflower which "should contain" RMB65m. Meanwhile NED Mr Wen Di has sent an undated resignation letter and can't be contacted either. Perhaps he's in his Wendy house.

Akai Holdings Ltd v James Henry Ting
HK Court of First Instance, 16-Dec-2015
Akai is awarded equitable compensation of US$455m plus interest for the fraud committed by Ting. Judge Mohan Bharwaney writes "I sincerely hope that Hong Kong will never again see the likes of such a rogue and scoundrel as Mr Ting". You'll be lucky.

Poon Ming Pui fined HK$10k
HKICPA, 15-Dec-2015
This is a follow-on from an SFC action.

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