Chinese Merger Control: Patterns and Implications

Posted: 14 Jun 2010

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Xinzhu Zhang

Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) - Research Center for Regulation and Competition

Vanessa Yanhua Zhang

Global Economics Group, LLC; Renmin University of China

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Date Written: June 2010

Abstract

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.

Keywords: G34, L4, L5, K21

Suggested Citation

Zhang, Xinzhu and Zhang, Vanessa Yanhua, Chinese Merger Control: Patterns and Implications (June 2010). Journal of Competition Law and Economics, Vol. 6, Issue 2, pp. 477-496, 2010. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1624156 or http://dx.doi.org/nhp029

Xinzhu Zhang (Contact Author)

Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) - Research Center for Regulation and Competition ( email )

Beijing, 100732
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Vanessa Yanhua Zhang

Global Economics Group, LLC ( email )

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Chicago, IL 60603
United States

Renmin University of China ( email )

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Beijing, Beijing 100872
China

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