The Third Plenary Session of the Eighteenth Central Committee in November 2013 announced that the ‘market plays a decisive role in the allocation of resources’ in the Chinese economic system, and the Fourth Plenary Session of the Eighteenth Central Committee in October 2014 also proposed ‘governing the country according to law’. In this context, in order to analyze the problems and challenges faced by strengthening competition in the Chinese market and to propose practical solutions based on this, the Beijing Cairncross Economic Research Foundation launched an international research project on ‘Accelerating China’s Growth by Strengthening Competition: Some International Perspectives’. This book contains the Main Report summarizes the results of the research project and all the background reports prepared for the project.
The authors of this book includes not only domestic and foreign senior academic leaders in the field of competition law and policy, but also senior practitioners in this field. They analyzed in depth the experience and lessons of competition laws and competition policies in developed economies such as the European Union, the United Kingdom, and the United States. On the basis of considering the characteristics of China's socialist market economy, they discussed a series of issues faced by China's domestic competition in goods and services problem. This book points out that strengthening competition requires not only improvements to China's current anti-monopoly law as the main body of its competition policy system, but also the elimination of major policy and institutional obstacles to competition. This book proposes short-term reform measures and long-term action directions. It has important reference value for implementing the central decisions of ‘the market plays a decisive role in the allocation of resources’ and ‘governing the country according to law’, and then promoting the transformation of the growth model.
"Accelerating China's Growth by Strengthening Competition: Some International Perspectives”, (in Chinese), Cyril Lin, Derek Morris and William Kovacic, 2017, published by CITIC Press. This volume contains the Main Report and the expert reports of the research project of the same title. The reports in English can be downloaded in this website.
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