China’s Internet Industry: New Challenges in Antitrust Regulation and Compliance

By Josh Yi Xue

The practice of antitrust enforcement over the past decade has given life and authority to China Anti-monopoly Law. It is worth mentioning that the past decade also witnessed the rapid development of China’s Internet economy, which has brought the Internet industry to the attention of China Anti-monopoly Law. This article first discusses some typical competition issues brought about by the Internet and the digital economy, including algorithm collusion, personalized pricing, and platform-based exclusionary conduct, from the perspective of China Anti-monopoly Law. Secondly, we analyze how to respond to competition issues in the era of Internet and the digital economy. Last, we share our views on the trends of antitrust regulation in China and make some compliance suggestions to the Internet market players.

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