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EU-China Competition Week 11

The 11th EU-China Competition Week was held in Shanghai from 19-23 October 2015. Nearly 200 enforcement officials from both central and provincial enforcement bureaus participated in the week-long training in Shanghai. The individual sessions aimed to address the specific needs and priorities of the Chinese competition authorities in the further development and enforcement of the Anti-Monopoly Law. Topics covered included settlements and commitment decisions, competition analysis in e-commerce/online platforms, identifying anti-competitive behaviours in markets, procedural matters in merger investigations, and the balance between competition and the protection of IPR. One of the highlights of this Competition Week was the level of technical exchanges which allowed deep discussions frank exchanges of draft legislation the Chinese authorities are currently preparing.