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China’s Administrative Decision on Meituan's Anti-Competitive Practices

On October 8, China’s State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR) issued an administrative decision (link in Chinese) relating to certain anti-competitive practices by Meituan, a leading online food delivery company. The investigation started in April 2021 and resulted in a finding that Meituan had abused its market dominance. The

U.S. Appeals Court Dismisses Antitrust Claim Against Chinese Vitamin C Exporters

In a recent ruling in a long-running litigation saga, on August 10 the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit dismissed an antitrust lawsuit against Chinese exporters of Vitamin C, citing “international comity” as the basis for its ruling. The case already went to the Supreme Court once,

China Blocks the Merger of Two Major Videogame Live-Streaming Companies

On July 10, China’s State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR) issued a decision to block the anti-monopoly declaration for a $5.3 billion merger filed by Huya and Douyu, both of which provide video game live-streaming services. As the first internet-platform merger blocked by the Chinese antitrust agency, the

China Issues New Antitrust Rules for Internet Operators

On February 7, China issued its Guideline for Anti-Monopoly for the Internet Platform Industry (关于平台经济领域的反垄断指南). This Guideline provides a set of antitrust rules that apply specifically for internet operators. This development follows China’s recent passage of an E-commerce Law and a revision of the Anti-Unfair Competition Law, two key

Chinese Anti-Monopoly Commission Issues Compliance Guide for Operators

On September 11, the Anti-Monopoly Commission of the State Council issued its Anti-monopoly Compliance Guide for Operators (《经营者反垄断合规指南》). The Guide is an implementing document of the Anti-Monopoly Law and other relevant regulations. It takes effect immediately. The Guide consists of 30 articles in six chapters, including a compliance management system,
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