Good luck charms One of our correspondents who moonlights as a piano teacher regularly rides her motorcycle to a student's home on Jardine's Lookout, past the residence of disgraced Shanghai property tycoon Chau Ching-ngai. She reports that while the lights are usually out and the paparazzi have moved on, there have been some recent changes. Specifically, within the past two weeks two Chinese rock lions - which are reputed to bring good luck and protection - have appeared at its gates. But they have not had their intended effect. Chau was formally arrested by mainland authorities last Friday. it's saddam ironic Mainland counterfeiters and intellectual property pirates are notorious for their ability to rip-off products and brands of every description, from Nike trainers to Cisco routers. One correspondent tells us that Beijing street vendors are peddling a Chinese-language knock-off version of the 'most wanted' decks of cards that the US army is distributing in Iraq, in an effort to track down members of Saddam Hussein's regime. Hey, you never know where they might turn up. enemy outside your door Think competition in your industry is tough? Then spare a thought for City Telecom chairman Ricky Wong Wai-kay, whose Hong Kong Broadband Network is gearing up for a scrap with i-Cable's Cable TV and PCCW's NOW Broadband TV. The competition is literally at his doorstep with some 30 young salespeople for i-Cable and PCCW prowling the streets around his Kwai Chung offices, looking to sign-up new subscribers. No doubt there is a big bonus for selling a Cable TV or NOW Broadband subscription to Mr Wong.