China's New Antitrust Guidelines Worry Lawyers

Law360, New York (March 29, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- China’s Ministry of Commerce, ramping up efforts to complete the country’s first working anti-monopoly law, recently passed a new, more comprehensive set of guidelines. But experts say that if the guidelines presage the law, there could be trouble for foreign companies doing business in the Middle Kingdom.

China is currently the world’s largest economy without a formal anti-monopoly law. The first mention of any antitrust law in China was put forward almost 20 years ago, but the government did not announce substantial plans to update antitrust...
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