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Chinese Market Regulator Announces Antitrust Investigation on Largest Online Academic Database CNKI

On May 13, China's State Administration for Market Regulation announced that it will start an antitrust investigation of CNKI, an online database for papers and journal articles. CNKI has been in controversies in recent years for overpricing, refusing to provide service, and copyright infringement.

China's Market Regulator Fines French Financing Company for Antitrust Violations

China's State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR) recently decided to impose a fine on a French financing company because it failed to comply with Chinese antitrust law when acquiring a Chinese firm.

Beijing IP Court Issues Typical Anti-Trust Cases

On March 16, the Beijing Intellectual Property Court held a press conference in which it provided a summary report report on ten typical anti-trust cases. Officials also introduced the newly established Competition and Monopoly Committee.

China's Supreme Court Says Patent Settlement Agreements May Violate Anti-Monopoly Law

China's Supreme People's Court recently ruled on a patent infringement lawsuit between AstraZenecaAB and Jiangsu Aosaikang Pharmaceutical Company. In this case, the Supreme Court discussed how patent settlement agreements may violate anti-monopoly law. China is not a common law system, so the court's rulings are not legally binding. Nonetheless, the

China Conditionally Approves $35 Billion M&A between AMD and Xilinx

The Chinese government recently approved Advanced Micro Devices (AMD)'s acquisition of Xilinx Inc., which allows the two companies to complete their deal by the end of the first quarter of 2022. This piece summarizes the ruling of the agency reviewing the deal and the conditions it imposed.

Chinese Market Regulation Agency Punishes More Companies Amid Anti-Trust Crackdown

On January 5, China's State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR) issued 13 administrative decisions to fine tech companies, including Tencent and Alibaba, for violating anti-monopoly laws by not declaring a merger or acquisition.

China Imposes More Antitrust Fines for Failure to Notify Business Consolidation

On November 20, China’s State Administration of Market Regulation (SAMR) issued decisions imposing fines on companies involved in 43 antitrust cases related to anti-competitive practices. Fined companies include major tech companies Alibaba, Baidu, JD, and Tencent. According to the SAMR announcement (link in Chinese), in 43 cases, the companies
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