Chinese Merger Control: Patterns and Implications
Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) - Research Center for Regulation and Competition
Vanessa Yanhua Zhang
Global Economics Group, LLC; Renmin University of China
December 31, 2009
Journal of Competition Law and Economics, Vol. 6, Issue 2, pp. 477-496, 2010
China’s Anti-Monopoly Law went into effect on August 1, 2008. Even though enforcement authorities tend to build their capacity progressively, China has already seen three milestone case decisions in the past year: InBev/Anheuser-Busch, Coca-Cola/Huiyuan, and Mitsubishi Rayon/Lucite. In this article, we elaborate the background of each case and provide in-depth analysis of each decision. In particular, we explore the common characteristics of the cases, the economic theories on which the merger control authority has relied in its merger decisions, and the patterns regarding China’s merger policy.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 17
Keywords: Merger Control, Market Definition, Competition Policy, China
JEL Classification: G34, L4, L5, K21Accepted Paper Series
Date posted: July 27, 2009 ; Last revised: February 26, 2011
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