The need to restructure the monopolies enjoyed by state enterprises in certain sectors has been a subject of the ongoing debate on China’s transition toward a more market-oriented economy. Illustration: Sierra Chiao The need to restructure the monopolies enjoyed by state enterprises in certain sectors has been a subject of the ongoing debate on China’s transition toward a more market-oriented economy. Illustration: Sierra Chiao
The need to restructure the monopolies enjoyed by state enterprises in certain sectors has been a subject of the ongoing debate on China’s transition toward a more market-oriented economy. Illustration: Sierra Chiao

China’s state monopolies cast a big shadow over private enterprise, but will antitrust law and vows of reform help?

  • Restructuring monopolies enjoyed by China’s state enterprises has been a contentious topic, but doing so could contradict top-level calls to make them stronger
  • Chinese antitrust regulators may be pressured to turn a blind eye to well-connected SOEs, so as not to contradict national economic policy, analysts say

Topic |   State-owned enterprises
The need to restructure the monopolies enjoyed by state enterprises in certain sectors has been a subject of the ongoing debate on China’s transition toward a more market-oriented economy. Illustration: Sierra Chiao The need to restructure the monopolies enjoyed by state enterprises in certain sectors has been a subject of the ongoing debate on China’s transition toward a more market-oriented economy. Illustration: Sierra Chiao
The need to restructure the monopolies enjoyed by state enterprises in certain sectors has been a subject of the ongoing debate on China’s transition toward a more market-oriented economy. Illustration: Sierra Chiao
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