Antitrust Chronicle – Year of the Pig: Antitrust in China

Antitrust Chronicle – Year of the Pig: Antitrust in China

Dear Readers, We are delighted to release our CPI Antitrust Chronicle issue for March 2019, “Year of the Pig: Antitrust in China,” and present you ten articles as a tribute to the 10th Anniversary of the Anti-Monopoly Law. 2018 has been an important year in China’s development in competition policy. We have witnessed the restructuring […]

High Profile Concentrations in China: An Analysis on Conditional Approvals in 2018

High Profile Concentrations in China: An Analysis on Conditional Approvals in 2018

By John Yong Ren, Wesley Wang & Schiffer Shi – This article focuses on the conditional approvals issued by the Chinese antitrust authority in 2018 involving Bayer/Monsanto, Essilor/Luxottica, Linde/ Praxair, and UTC/Rockwell Collins. This article analyses these four cases from both the procedural and substantive perspectives. We conclude that, in terms of procedure, one of […]

Challenges and Prospects for Merger Control in China in the Digital Economy

Challenges and Prospects for Merger Control in China in the Digital Economy

By Wei Han & Yajie Gao – Until now, the Chinese competition authority has only officially reviewed a few cases of concentration between internet companies, due to VIE, the incompetence of the turnover-based notification threshold, and the lack of experience in solving new competition concerns, such as potential foreclosure led by data and privacy as […]

Made in China: The Global Influence of China’s Merger Control Regime in the High-Tech Sector

Made in China: The Global Influence of China’s Merger Control Regime in the High-Tech Sector

By Michael Han & Bivio Yu – Escalated trade tensions between China and the US since early 2018 have led to growing concern that deals involving high-tech companies might crumble under China’s merger control regime. Foreign high-tech companies are increasingly anxious about non-competition factors and industrial policy concerns playing a role in the review of […]

Economic Analysis Under the Anti-Unfair Competition Law in China: Tencent v. Xinghui

Economic Analysis Under the Anti-Unfair Competition Law in China: Tencent v. Xinghui

By Vanessa Yanhua Zhang, John Jiong Gong & Nina Yin – In this paper we review the recent unfair competition case Tencent v. Xinghui. It is one of the few unfair competition cases in which economic analysis on the welfare effects of the alleged conduct was admitted as evidence. With the limited information provided in […]

China’s Internet Industry: New Challenges in Antitrust Regulation and Compliance

China’s Internet Industry: New Challenges in Antitrust Regulation and Compliance

By Josh Yi Xue – The practice of antitrust enforcement over the past decade has given life and authority to China Anti-monopoly Law. It is worth mentioning that the past decade also witnessed the rapid development of China’s Internet economy, which has brought the Internet industry to the attention of China Anti-monopoly Law. This article […]

Life Science in The Crosshairs of China’s Public Antitrust Enforcement

Life Science in The Crosshairs of China’s Public Antitrust Enforcement

By Jet Deng & Ken Dai – As a sector closely pertinent to people’s livelihood, the life science sector has always been, and will continue to be, a focus of China’s antitrust enforcement. In 2018, China’s public antitrust enforcement entered into a transitional period due to the internal institutional reform, which will remodel China’s antitrust […]

A Ten-Year Review of China’s Antitrust Enforcement in The Chemical Industry

A Ten-Year Review of China’s Antitrust Enforcement in The Chemical Industry

By Zhan Hao, Song Ying, Wu Yuanyuan, Yang Zhan & Lv Hongjie – This article presents a tenth-anniversary comment on three aspects of antitrust enforcement in China’s chemical industry. It first illustrates the significance of three mega-mergers involving the world’s top six chemical companies, and contrasts the specific treatments of China’s antitrust agency with those […]

The Development of Antitrust Enforcement in China’s Automotive Industry

The Development of Antitrust Enforcement in China’s Automotive Industry

By Wei Huang & Bei Yin – In China’s automotive industry, the high prices of imported vehicles, the excessive ratio between the total price for vehicle spare parts and the vehicle selling price, and the high prices charged for after-sale service have been widely criticized. Following the promulgation of China’s Anti-monopoly Law, the Enforcement Agency […]