Susan Ning and Yin Ranran

Recently, the Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) announced that its Anti-monopoly Bureau is to put up a signboard for the "Office of State Council’s Anti-Monopoly Commission (AMC)".  According to Mr. Yao Jian, a spokesman for MOFCOM, the State Council has approved the formal establishment of the AMC Office (even though the AMC Office has been operational within MOFCOM since the enactment of the Anti-Monopoly Law (AML) in 2008).  

As the third anniversary of the AML draws near, Mr. Yao expects that this move will further enhance effective enforcement of the AML and the coordination among the various ministries under the AMC.Continue Reading Formal Establishment of Anti-Monopoly Commission Office within MOFCOM Approved

By Susan Ning, Shan Lining and Angie Ng

Pursuant to the Anti-Monopoly Law, transactions which are construed as "concentrations" (i.e. mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures) and which meet with specified turnover thresholds 1; must be notified to, and cleared (from an antitrust law perspective) by MOFCOM, before business operators can go ahead with these transactions (notifiable concentrations). Continue Reading MOFCOM publishes draft rules on investigation procedures re failure to notify on concentrations

By Susan Ning, Liu Jia and Angie Ng

We understand from media reports that on 18 February 2011, Hudong1  (a Chinese internet search engine) made an Anti-Monopoly Law (AML) complaint to the State Administration for Industry and Commerce (SAIC) against Baidu2  (arguably the most often or commonly used internet search engine in China; often referred to as China’s equivalent of "Google"). Continue Reading Wiki-Hudong against Wiki-Baidu – an abuse of dominance?

By Ariel Ye and James Rowland

On 29 December 2010 the Information Office of the State Council (China’s cabinet) published a report detailing China’s past and present anti-corruption efforts (the "White Paper").1 This has been followed in quick succession by the publication of a report including the key facts and figures relating to China’s anti-corruption efforts in 2010 and a public statement by President Hu Jintao in his address to the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection that the Chinese government will wage a more forceful fight against corruption in future and that "More efforts should be made to investigate graft in key industries and key posts".2Continue Reading Details of China’s Efforts to Combat Corruption and Build a Clean Government Published in State Council White Paper

作者:叶渌罗必成 金杜争议解决组

2010年12月29日,国务院新闻办公室发布了一份详细介绍中国过去及目前反腐败建设的报告(以下称“白皮书”1。 中国政府之前发布了关于2010年反腐败建设主要事实和数据的报告。此外,国家主席胡锦涛在中央纪律检查委员会全体会议上的公开讲话中表示,中国政府将会采取更强有力的措施遏制腐败,并且“应该加大对重要行业中贪污和重要职位贪污的调查”2 。在此基础上,中国政府发布了白皮书。Continue Reading 《中国的反腐败和廉政建设》白皮书内容盘点