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China Institutes 'Protectionist' Postal Service Limits

Law360 (April 24, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- In a move that businesses and industry representatives have criticized as protectionist and likely to hinder services for customers, China reportedly passed a law Friday limiting domestic letter and document delivery to the China Post, a state monopoly and industry regulator.

The Standing Committee of China’s National People's Congress approved the proposed changes Friday morning, and President Hu Jintao signed decrees to publish the amendments, the Xinhua news agency reported.

Committee Chairman Wu Bangguo lauded changes to the postal law, including a regulation prohibiting individuals, instead...
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