eSapience Center for Competition Policy
The New Chinese Anti-Monopoly Law - An Overview
The Chinese Anti-Monopoly Law (AML) was enacted in August 2007, after a drafting process which lasted over 13 years. This article examines how the AML attempts to tackle four types of anti-competitive conduct - monopoly agreements, abuses of a dominant market position, anti-competitive concentrations of companies and administrative monopolies. The AML’s provisions are analyzed in the light of the solutions found in the European Union and the rules of the general Chinese administrative legal order.