A Decade in Review: Antitrust Enforcement by China’s NDRC and SAIC

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This article provides an overview of past antitrust investigations conducted by the NDRC and the SAIC and discusses the potential effects of the recent regulatory restructuring on antitrust enforcement in China going forward. It discusses the roles of the NDRC and the SAIC in China’s antitrust enforcement, provides an analysis of the past rulings, and highlights two landmark abuse of dominance cases focusing on the economic framework embodied in the agencies’ rulings in these cases. Finally, it identifies both potential uncertainties and synergies resulting from the consolidation of Chinese antitrust enforcement agencies in 2018 under the SAMR.