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Episode 3: Fair Fortune Part 2


Episode 3: Fair Fortune Part 2

Episode 3: Fair Fortune Part 2
Starring: Alan LUK, Jennifer YU, LAM Chin-ting, Himmy WONG, Rachel LEUNG, Marx CHEUNG

We now rewind to more than 20 years ago, when a new housing estate had just been completed. Disputes and even fights broke out among the decoration contractors when they competed for business. Subsequently, Big Lui stepped forward and told everyone the importance of harmony and they allocated designated floors among themselves to do their own business. These decoration contractors are very satisfied with this “pie sharing” practice, and they have been using this self-coordination mechanism since then.

Just when the Investigation Team is about to prosecute the decoration contractors, it receives a complaint from a resident of another newly built public housing estate against the decoration contractors, for their conspiracy to allocate designated floors among themselves for market sharing, and Big Lui’s company is also involved.

After receiving the charge sheets, the decoration contractors discuss their countermeasures together, and they cannot agree on whether they should to enter a lawsuit. In fact, Rachel has already consulted her friend who is a lawyer, and they are not optimistic about the lawsuit. However, Rachel still cast an affirmative vote, and Big Lui is disappointed with his daughter’s decision.

The decoration contractors plead not guilty, arguing that they are doing it for economic benefit / efficiency and for the sake of convenience of the residents. The Investigation Team of the Competition Commission continues to search for evidence perseveringly. In the end, the court finds that the decoration contractors are guilty of contravening the Competition Ordinance. Subsequently, the Housing Department also implements a series of new measures to prevent similar incidents from happening again.

COMPETE: Cartel Hunters

In a free market economy, business compete with each other to offer the best range of products at the best price.  A competitive market leads to better prices, products and choice for everyone.  However, in reality, these visions often meet challenges.  Behaviours that undermine fair play, such as bid-rigging, market sharing and price fixing, do not only affect consumer interests, but also damage the free and fair-playing business environment.  

This television drama contains 5 half-an-hour episodes, and is jointly produced by the TV Division of Radio Television Hong Kong and the Competition Commission (the Commission).  The stories, adapted from real cases, arouse audience’s interest and attention to related issues through realistic plots and characters.  The main characters in this drama are officers in the Investigation Team of the Commission, and the whole series involved a total of 4 cases.

Introduction of the Characters:
Johnny LAM (Played by Alan LUK)
Head (Investigation) of the Commission
Pragmatic, calm and has a good sense of humour.  Believes in evidence and science, and likes to meditate alone.
Comes from grassroots, and self-alliance.

Ashley YEUNG (Played by Jennifer YU)
Manager (Investigation) of the Commission 
Knowledgeable and familiar with the ordinances.  Rigorous and serious at work, and highly motivated.
Joined the Commission in the same year as Sean did.  Have different working styles and often ignite sparks while competing in a healthy way.

Sean SUNG (Played by Himmy WONG)
Manager (Investigation) of the Commission
A liberal person, loves sports, pays attention to own appearance and thinks he has good taste.
Observant, thoughtful, and can always find the key points from the details.

Nicole SHUM (Played by LAM Chin-ting)
Competition Affairs Officer (Investigation) of the Commission
A rookie, believes in intuition, and quite a fast learner.
Spoiled by doting parents, and never had a real taste of the suffering in life.
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