Proceedings of the 7th Annual International Conference on Social Science and Contemporary Humanity Development (SSCHD 2021)

Power Direct Trade Reform in China and the Role of the Competition Law

Authors
Lanfang Fei1, *, Sen Liang2
1Associate Professor, Faculty of law, Jinan University, Guangzhou, China
2Phd student, Faculty of law, Jinan University, Guangzhou, China
*Corresponding author. Email: fei27@hotmail.com
Corresponding Author
Lanfang Fei
Available Online 15 December 2021.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.211215.033How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Anti-monopoly law; Power sector; Price reform; Direct power purchase; Government
Abstract

China is in a new round of reform and is pushing ahead with freeing its power sector to cut prices and boost efficiency. In the face of the new round of reforms, the Development and Reform Commission of China delivered the first anti-monopoly decision on a monopoly agreement entered into by electricity suppliers. This paper discusses the first anti-monopoly case in the electricity sector in China, examining the arguments raised by the anti-monopoly enforcement authority and the authority’s subsequent actions. We also reveal the obstacles to competition raised by electricity reform and the inadequacies of the competition authority in dealing with these anti-competitive problems.

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the 7th Annual International Conference on Social Science and Contemporary Humanity Development (SSCHD 2021)
Series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
15 December 2021
ISBN
978946239-485-8
ISSN
2352-5398
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.211215.033How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2021 The Authors. Published by Atlantis Press SARL.
Open Access
This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC license.

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