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China’s long shadow over the EU’s regulatory landscape
12 June 2020 00:00
It’s the perennial question for European Union policymakers: Should the state aid granted to Chinese companies prompt regulatory responses? And if so, what form should those responses take? With Europe still smarting from the effects of Covid-19, a new policy initiative appears set to impose strong, tangible rules on Chinese investment in the EU — rules that could also hit other countries doing business in the bloc. While these new policy directions are being considered in Brussels, China is itself pondering how it can prevent local authorities supporting favored companies and, in so doing, create market distortions that reverberate throughout the country.
02 June 2020 20:53 by Natalie McNelis, Lewis CroftsCompanies backed by significant Chinese subsidies could be subject to a new kind of EU investigation that would correct distortions & restrict behavior inside Europe's internal market.
05 June 2020 12:04 by Lewis CroftsChinese companies acquiring control or at least 35 percent of shares in EU companies might face a new bloc-level review.
13 May 2020 05:30 by Yonnex LiChinese local authorities will have to scrutinize standards that they have imposed on businesses such as those relating to market exit & government funding, as part of a nationwide campaign.
James Panichi Senior Editor, Asia Pacific
James, an Australian journalist with over 25 years’ experience in print and electronic media, helps to oversee MLex’s coverage of regulatory risk in Asia, with special attention to Australia and New Zealand. In 2016, James was appointed as MLex’s managing editor for continental Europe, overseeing the Brussels bureau’s coverage of EU regulatory affairs and managing a team of 16 journalists in Brussels and Geneva. Previously James worked for the European Voice newspaper, before joining the... Read more
Yonnex Li Chief Correspondent, Greater China
Yonnex has an MA in Journalism from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, after obtaining a BA in Translation at the same university. At MLex, she writes extensively on antitrust developments in the Greater China region, including investigations, court cases and merger control of international transactions. Prior to joining MLex, she worked as a reporter at the English division of the Hong Kong Economic Journal, providing coverage and analysis on China's banking sector, asset management... Read more
Lewis Crofts Editor-at-Large
Lewis leads MLex's editorial strategy, content direction, quality and development. He has a reputation for breaking stories and providing analysis on complex legal disputes before regulators and courts around the globe. He has also developed MLex's unrivalled coverage of competition policy, litigation, regulation, Brexit and international investigations.A graduate of Oxford University, Lewis worked in academia at the Charles University in Prague prior to becoming a journalist.