Parallel-import traders are seen operating around Sheung Shui MTR station. Photo: Nora Tam Parallel-import traders are seen operating around Sheung Shui MTR station. Photo: Nora Tam
Parallel-import traders are seen operating around Sheung Shui MTR station. Photo: Nora Tam
Jake Van Der Kamp
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Making fools of ourselves with 'Jackie Chan law'

With parallel imports legislation we effectively are using our taxes to allow foreign copyright holders to charge more than we should pay

Parallel-import traders are seen operating around Sheung Shui MTR station. Photo: Nora Tam Parallel-import traders are seen operating around Sheung Shui MTR station. Photo: Nora Tam
Parallel-import traders are seen operating around Sheung Shui MTR station. Photo: Nora Tam
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Jake Van Der Kamp

Jake Van Der Kamp

Jake van der Kamp is a native of the Netherlands, a Canadian citizen, and a longtime Hong Kong resident. He started as a South China Morning Post business reporter in 1978, soon made a career change to investment analyst and returned to the newspaper in 1998 as a financial columnist.