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Cisco, Acacia deal faces emerging public resistance as China review continues

By Yonnex Li
  • 24 Sep 2020 03:56
  • 24 Sep 2020 03:56
US network-equipment maker Cisco is seeing emerging signs of Chinese public resistance to its proposed $2.6 billion takeover of optical-components supplier Acacia Communications, as a review by China's antitrust regulator continues. It remains uncertain how much the public views will filter into the regulatory decision-making process.

Public opposition to the buyout began to

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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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