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In a recent public consultation on the ‘Enhanced Measures against Shop Front Extensions’, the Government suggested a fixed penalty system to heighten the deterrent effect. The Centre’s weekly analysis looks into the functions of sidewalks and the rights of sidewalk users from different perspectives, and highlights the importance of balancing prosecution and discretion. It also ponders whether Hong Kong could flexibly harmonise shop operators and sidewalk users.
The full version of the commentary is in Chinese only.