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Yong HUANG, University of International Business and Economics: China’s competition enforcement to facilitate market economy

The Chinese antitrust regime has made tremendous progress in its short eight years. One of the biggest achievements is that it brought awareness of competition to Chinese businesses and consumers. While the enforcement team still needs to build more expertise and case handling experience, economic analysis should also play a bigger role in more AML matters, especially AML investigations. China is highly cautious in developing the antitrust/IP guidelines and will have an updated and consolidated version for public comments.

Interview conducted by Roger Zhang, East & Concord Partners, Beijing.

China’s Anti-Monopoly Law (AML) has been enacted for eight years now. Could you give us an overview of the enforcement activities thus far? The Chinese antitrust regime is young compared to those in many other countries. In these short eight years, China has made tremendous progress in a number of aspects: in terms of legislation, there have been a large number of new regulations and guidelines issued from AML enforcement agencies. These documents cover procedural and substantive issues that help practitioners and businesses to understand and comply with the AML. In terms of enforcement activities, MOFCOM’s merger reviews have been steadily increasing over time. It reviewed over 400 applications in 2015, and its announcements on case decisions have offered more and more details about

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Huang Yong, Yong HUANG, University of International Business and Economics: China’s competition enforcement to facilitate market economy, September 2016, Concurrences Review Nº 3-2016, Art. N° 80942, www.concurrences.com

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