Region: China

China conditionally clears Danfoss/Eaton deal

Danfoss must spin-off its orbital motor unit in China to allay concerns that its €2.7 billion acquisition of Eaton’s hydraulics business would harm competition, the country’s competition authority has said.

11 June 2021

China orders online platforms to remedy fintech conduct

China’s central bank has told 13 of the country’s largest technology companies to strengthen antitrust compliance within their financial services arms, as the country’s big tech crackdown shows no signs of slowing down.

04 May 2021

Court rules against Hitachi Metals in China's first ‘essential facilities’ patent case

A Chinese court has invoked the doctrine of essential facilities in a patent case for the first time, in a set of decisions that will likely thrust the intersection of IP rights and antitrust law back into centre stage.

29 April 2021

China hits pharma company with major fine

China’s competition watchdog has fined a major pharmaceutical group about €97.6 million for fixing the resale price of multiple drugs over a four year period.

28 April 2021

China’s top court says it will prioritise antitrust adjudication

China's highest court has pledged to provide updated guidance on how it intends to apply the country’s antitrust laws.

28 April 2021

China gives tech companies one month to fall in line

China’s competition watchdog has given technology companies one month to conduct a comprehensive self-inspection, completely rectify any anticompetitive practices and publicly pledge to comply with the country’s antitrust rules.

14 April 2021

China hits Alibaba with record fine

China’s competition watchdog has hit homegrown technology company Alibaba with a record-shattering €2.34 billion fine for forcing merchants to exclusively use the platform to distribute their products.

12 April 2021

Chinese government champions tighter tech enforcement

President Xi Jinping of China has reportedly called for stronger anti-monopoly enforcement and regulation of the platform economy, in a move that local lawyers believe will lead to a significant uptick in investigations and possibly even an expanded national competition authority.

17 March 2021

China hits major tech companies with gun-jumping fines

China’s competition watchdog has issued maximum fines to some of the country’s largest technology companies for failing to notify past deals as part of its enforcement push in the digital economy.

15 March 2021

China tightens screws on platforms with new monitoring system

A regional branch of China’s competition authority has launched the country’s first digital platform monitoring system as part of a pilot project to help it prevent anticompetitive conduct.

09 March 2021

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