China To Probe State Telecoms In Test For Monopoly Law

Law360, New York (November 9, 2011, 2:23 PM EST) -- Chinese officials have launched an antitrust probe into the broadband business of two state-controlled telecommunications giants, China Telecom Corp. and China Unicom (Hong Kong) Ltd., state-run media said Wednesday, in an investigation sure to test China's relatively young anti-monopoly law.

The National Development and Reform Commission probe into the two broadband providers is the first antitrust investigation into large Chinese companies since the country enacted an anti-monopoly law in 2008, according to the state-run news agency Xinhua.

Li Qing, deputy head of the NDRC's price supervision...
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