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China’s Antitrust Regime: Retooled, Retrenched and (Potentially) Ready for Battle China’s Antitrust Regime: Retooled, Retrenched and (Potentially) Ready for Battle

China has restructured the operations of its three antitrust enforcement agencies, centralizing competition regulation under a single administrator to enhance consistency of enforcement and independence of operation. The consolidation also has the potential to boost China’s antitrust power at a time when trade tensions are escalating between China and the U.S. As a result, U.S.-based business with interests in China must recognize that the new State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR) has a role to play in protecting China’s economic interests.