Hong Kong is consistently rated as the freest economy in the world. If you live here long enough, you will know that there is little truth in it. The government controls the land supply and therefore the land price and the property price. Our electricity and supermarket sectors are heavily monopolized. Two chains are able to dominate the whole supermarket sector and not even such international chains as Carrefour or Walmart can enter Hong Kong’s market.
You are not supposed to lie on the benches in the park! And if you go to parks in Hong Kong, you will see similar signs. No spitting, No biking, No playing balls……The hand of the government interferes with every aspect of the daily lives of the people here.