China Competition Policy and Law Conference

11 January 2018

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As the leaders of China’s antitrust agencies gathered in Beijing to discuss the future of competition law in the country, PaRR provided our readers with insight into the thinking of senior government officials on topics ranging from merger reviews to the digital economy.
 
Highlights from this report include:
 
  • China’s FCRS faces critical implementation task in 2018 
  • China’s AMC expert advisory board to push forward AML revision 
  • MOFCOM cautious on R&D market definitions, but concerned about deals’ effects
  • SAIC investigates 18 antitrust cases in 2017 
  • MOFCOM director stresses study of frontier issues related to new economy 
  • NDRC hits record on administrative monopolies in 2017 
  • China aims to offer unique antitrust model 
  • China’s AML needs revamp to address divergence with IP laws 
  • Former MOFCOM AMB chief says AML needs heavier fines to deter firms that fail to file