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The Use of Economics in the Anti-Monopoly Law of China

San Sau Fung, Yan Yu and Derek Ridyard, Journal of European Competition Law & Practice, 6: 268 - 276, April 2015

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Despite some attempts by the Chinese antitrust authorities and courts to enhance transparency, their decisions generally contain limited information about the decision-making processes behind competition investigations. Based on the experience of the authors, the article seeks to provide some light on how economics is used in the process both within courts and within antitrust enforcement agencies, using two recent cases as illustration. Even if there are some Chinese antitrust matters that appear to be decided on non-economic grounds, there are plenty where internationally identifiable economic analysis does have an impact.

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