Competition Commission launches Hong Kong’s first docudrama on competition law cases COMPETE: Cartel Hunters

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The Hong Kong Competition Commission (Commission) launched the city’s first docudrama series on competition law cases, COMPETE: Cartel Hunters, in September last year. Comprising five episodes and co-produced with public broadcaster RTHK, the TV series represents a key milestone in the Commission’s ongoing effort to deepen public understanding of the Competition Ordinance (Ordinance) as well as the Commission’s work through innovative advocacy. Starring popular artistes, the series is an adaptation of the first batch of competition law cases handled by the Commission since the Ordinance came into full effect in December 2015. Four artistes play the role of the Commission’s investigators, taking the audience through the investigation of four cartel cases involving bid-rigging, price fixing and market sharing. Members of the public are also offered a rare glimpse of the Commission’s internal operations and how its staffers carry out their duties – not only through the eyes of the leading characters, but also by on-site shooting at the Commission’s office. The series and trailers were broadcast on TV prime-time and made available online, garnering over 3.4 million views on online platforms alone as of end of last year.

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