Dear Readers,

We are delighted to release our CPI Antitrust Chronicle® for March 2022, Year of the Tiger: Antitrust in China. This collection of nine excellent articles starts with a detailed analysis from Research Fellow at the Supreme People’s Court of China Zhu Li and finishes by a visionary policy review from esteemed legal scholar Professor Yong Huang. Seven insightful pieces by top practitioners in leading global and Chinese antitrust law firms provide developments and highlights of key matters in legislation, merger review, antitrust investigation, and litigation on standard essential patents.  This chronicle covers a wide range of important sectors and hot topics including digital platforms, electronic vehicles, data privacy, just to name a few.  Here’s a snippet of each article: 

Zhu Li, a Research Fellow at the Supreme Court of China, provides an in-depth analysis of minimum resale price maintenance (“RPM”) by comparing the legal framework taken by authorities in Chinese cases against US and Europe. He suggests that a structured rule of reason analysis could be a superior approach, yet it needs to show either (i) market power of a supplier or its dealer or (ii) a consumer price increase plus a quantity decrease as a condition for a presumptive antitrust violation of RPM. 

China recently adopted a comprehensive data protection law, the Personal Information Protection Law of the People’s Republic of China (“PIPL”). In their article, S


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