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

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
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