The Chinese Anti-Monopoly Commission of the State Council publishes anti-monopoly guidelines on platform economy

On 10 November 2020, the State Administration for Market Regulation (“SAMR”), China’s competition authority, released the Anti-Monopoly Guidelines on the Platform Economy (Draft for Public Opinions Solicitation) (the “Draft”). Around three months later, on 7 February 2021, the Anti-Monopoly Committee of the State Council officially published the Anti-Monopoly Guidelines of the Anti-Monopoly Committee of the State Council on Platform Economy (the “Guidelines”), which came into effect on the same day. [1] The “platform” defined by the Guidelines refers to the business model which connecting inter-dependent bilateral or multi-lateral parties through internet and information technologies to jointly create values, in accordance with the rules set by the platform. The Chinese competition authority

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  • Queen Mary University (London)
  • University of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences

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Yajie Gao, Wei Han, The Chinese Anti-Monopoly Commission of the State Council publishes anti-monopoly guidelines on platform economy, 7 February 2021, e-Competitions Buyer power in agreements and abuse of market power, Art. N° 99227

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