The Asia-Pacific Antitrust Review 2016

China: Antitrust Litigation

11 February 2016

In 2015, the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) continued to actively enforce the antimonopoly law (AML), but only a handful of AML cases were either filed with or adjudicated by the courts. Even though the number of total AML-related litigations was limited, the areas of enforcement spanned surprisingly diverse fields, including internet services, renewable sources, education and rare earth metals. These AML cases addressed many novel legal issues and signify a significant change in the courts’ attitude towards AML enforcement, especially against government entities and state-owned enterprises.

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