Beijing is home to innovative companies but China is yet to convince the world it provides a level playing field between state, private and foreign firms. Photo: Simon Song Beijing is home to innovative companies but China is yet to convince the world it provides a level playing field between state, private and foreign firms. Photo: Simon Song
Beijing is home to innovative companies but China is yet to convince the world it provides a level playing field between state, private and foreign firms. Photo: Simon Song
China economy

Can Chinese state firms compete fairly? Beijing claims ‘competitive neutrality’

The label is being adopted to justify China’s preferential treatment of such companies, viewed as unfair internationally – but trade partners are unconvinced

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Beijing is home to innovative companies but China is yet to convince the world it provides a level playing field between state, private and foreign firms. Photo: Simon Song Beijing is home to innovative companies but China is yet to convince the world it provides a level playing field between state, private and foreign firms. Photo: Simon Song
Beijing is home to innovative companies but China is yet to convince the world it provides a level playing field between state, private and foreign firms. Photo: Simon Song
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