Professor Blanchard: Distrust About China's Antitrust Campaign

Tuesday, September 30, 2014
THE DIPLOMAT -- Jean-Marc Blanchard, associate professor of international Relations, writes an opinion piece about the recent anti-monopoly issues in China. “Investigations have led to the imposition of hundreds of millions of dollars of fines against Korean and Taiwanese LCD screen producers, Japanese ball bearing companies, and American and German car firms and dealers such as Chrysler and Volkswagen for charging excessive prices, abusing market position and vertical monopolies. “These cases have, in turn, fueled anxiety that China is exploiting its antimonopoly law and associated regulations to punish ‘foreign’ firms or firms from particular foreign countries in potential violation of its World Trade Organization and other commitments.”