US auction system is best way to allocate unused radio channels

By Wong Kin-ming (SCMP, 30th January 2008)                                                       The case involving Citizens’ Radio took a bizarre twist,  mainly due to poorly defined criteria for granting broadcasting licences. Magistrate Douglas Yau Tak-hong, ruled that the Telecommunications Ordinance was in breach of both the Basic Law and the Bill of Rights, beforeContinue reading>

Submission for Housing Panel

Andrew Work (April 13th 2007) Respect for property rights and freedom to enter into lawful contracts underpin our civilization and Hong Kong’s prosperity.  Recent discussions taking place in the legislature suggest that some legislators do not fully considered the ramifications of their legislative activism in repeatedly calling to task TheContinue reading>

At Your Doorstep

Andrew Work (SCMP, 30 March 2007) Property rights matter.  Immensely.  Starting with dominion over your own body, all freedoms in society flow from your ability to retain and control the use of your property.  That is why it is so alarming that in Hong Kong, property rights seem to beContinue reading>

A whipping boy for our socialists

By Andrew Work (SCMP, 18th January 2007) The copy being posted here is the original. What do Wal-Mart and The Link of Hong Kong have in common?  Not much it would seem.  One is an American based global retailer.  The other a local landlord born out of a government privatization. Continue reading>

Rest in peace, GST

Andrew Work and Wallace S.T. Chan (SCMP, 18th December 2006) Members, associate scholars, staff and supporters of The Lion Rock Institute  were thrilled, we are sure, to see the headlines heralding the demise of the proposed goods and services tax earlier this month. Many groups in Hong Kong came outContinue reading>