Antitrust Chronicle – Year of the Dog: Recent Developments in China

Antitrust Chronicle – Year of the Dog: Recent Developments in China

Dear Readers, We are delighted to release our CPI Antitrust Chronicle issue for March 2018, Year of the Dog: Recent Developments in China. In August 2018, China will celebrate its 10th anniversary of the enforcement of the Anti-Monopoly Law. It’s a critical moment to review the achievement of antitrust enforcement in 2017 and look forward […]

Antitrust Enforcement of the NDRC and SAIC: Retrospect and Prospect

Antitrust Enforcement of the NDRC and SAIC: Retrospect and Prospect

By Susan Ning, Wu Han & Jia Menglin –  2017 marks the 10th anniversary since the promulgation of the AML. The antitrust enforcement of the NDRC and SAIC was stable and normalized in 2017. A highlighted feature was the significantly increased attention towards administrative monopolies. In addition, legislative developments in 2017 were very active, with […]

Strategies in Bringing Antitrust Civil Claims in China

Strategies in Bringing Antitrust Civil Claims in China

By Wu Peng, Cheng Cheng, Zhang Xiangyu & Zhang Yilan –  As an integral part of efforts to safeguard a sound market order, antitrust civil litigation, a mechanism widely adopted by countries with a well-established antitrust system, has been in place in China for years. Antitrust civil litigation shares the same procedures with other civil […]

Beyond a Snapshot: Insight of the First Judicial Review Case of RPM Administrative Sanction Decision in China

Beyond a Snapshot: Insight of the First Judicial Review Case of RPM Administrative Sanction Decision in China

By Wei Huang, Fan Zhu & Wendy Zhou –  There is a long-lasting divergence between the courts’ approach and the antitrust enforcement agencies’ approach towards RPM in China. This divergence may be reconciled in a recent administrative litigation case, Hainan Yutai Technology Feed Co., Ltd. v. Hainan Price Bureau. For the first time, a court […]

The Economic Characteristics of Data Competition in China’s Digital Economy

The Economic Characteristics of Data Competition in China’s Digital Economy

By Vanessa Yanhua Zhang & John Jiong Gong –  The importance of data in the digital era cannot be more emphasized. In this article, Zhang and Gong visit the issues pertaining to data ownership, property rights and allocation of value from data among stakeholders in the context of data competition in China’s digital economy. The […]

Administrative Penalty Guidelines Against Monopoly In China – An Empirical Analysis

Administrative Penalty Guidelines Against Monopoly In China – An Empirical Analysis

By Chenying Zhang –  Public enforcement, which played an important role in the China Anti-Monopoly system, faces some challenges, including wide discretion of fines, different application and understanding of rules, and few confiscations of illegal gains. China drafted guidelines on calculating the illegal gains and fines to resolve these issues. The guidelines take a profit-based […]