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China's SAMR to retain lead role over local agencies despite merger-regime revamp, cabinet advisor says

By Yonnex Li
  • 05 Nov 2020 23:40
  • 05 Nov 2020 23:40
A highly-anticipated change in China's merger-control regime will involve local-level market regulators reviewing and making decisions on transactions, but all of these will be conducted in the name of the central-level State Administration for Market Regulation, or SAMR, rather than in their own name, according to an antitrust advisor to the country's

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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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