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Consumer Organizations

Class actions can be potent weapon

Hong Kong people are equal before the law, which implies equal access to justice. Sadly, for many, that is not the case.

Wednesday, 6 June, 2012, 12:00am

New laws need public input, government told

The city's consumer watchdog yesterday urged the government to come out of its bureaucratic shell and talk to people on the street when making important laws.

3 May 2011 - 12:00am

Travellers' checks

Voyages of discovery

22 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

Missing links

Hong Kong has seen a groundswell of civic activism in recent years. Absent from this broad collection of interest groups, however, are consumers and small investors - which is curious, given this city's obsession with making money, and spending it.

23 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

Law sought to boost rights of consumers

Watchdog proposes legislation to give the public better protection

The Consumer Council has proposed wide-ranging new legislation to protect the public against unfair, misleading or deceptive conduct in the marketplace.

26 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

More bite needed in consumer protection

The Consumer Council has long been criticised for being toothless - it has no enforcement power. Of course, it has been instrumental in securing, over the years, greater legal protection for consumers and promoting awareness of their rights. Its product testing and research, published in its monthly magazine Choice, has become a must-read for smart shoppers.

26 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Consumer news on safety, governance rates high in survey

A Consumer Council survey on the public's top 10 consumer news stories shows Hongkongers are more aware of safety issues and more focused on corporate governance.

The reopening of the Ngong Ping Skyrail cable car on Lantau received 2,330 votes, topping the council's poll of the 10 most popular consumer news items in the Year of the Pig.

6 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

In Brief

Festive food buyers beware

Consumers should consider quality before price when buying festive food for the Lunar New Year, the Consumer Council warned.

28 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Consumer-rights crusader calls for action against fakes-makers

The standard of the mainland's exports was a problem, but more attention should be paid to the growing phenomenon of cheating with fake domestic products, outspoken consumer-rights advocate Wang Hai said yesterday.

21 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

A dedicated battler for consumer's rights

No refund, no replacement, no exchange. That was the policy of practically every shop and chain store once a customer walked out of the premises with their goods in Hong Kong circa 1985.

31 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

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