Antitrust Antitrust

Auto industry body loses appeal against China regulator over antitrust penalty

By Yonnex Li
  • 10 May 2021 21:45
  • 10 May 2021 21:45
A Chinese court has rejected a second attempt by a local automotive association to overturn an antitrust penalty imposed against it for organizing a cartel. However, it has upheld a lower-court ruling that the local regulator in charge of the probe had violated, albeit insignificantly, the due-process requirements.

The Jinan Intermediate People's Court

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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 industry as well as currency and financial reforms.

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