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International Journal of Frontiers in Sociology, 2023, 5(13); doi: 10.25236/IJFS.2023.051309.

Research on the extraterritorial application of China’s antitrust laws in the context of the Sino-US trade war


Sun Wenbo

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Sun Wenbo

School of Law, Guangxi Normal University, Guilin, China


Since 2018, the United States has increased tariffs on Chinese imported goods and launched multiple investigations against China. The United States not only imposes sanctions on China in the economic and technological fields, but also extends the trade war to the antitrust field, posing new challenges to the improvement of my country's extraterritorial application of antitrust laws. The Anti-Monopoly Law promulgated by China was officially implemented in 2008, aiming to protect consumer interests and promote healthy economic development by regulating market competition. However, in the current conflicting background of increasingly complex legal, political, and economic issues in international antitrust, there are still certain gaps in the extraterritorial application of China's Antitrust Law, such as the lack of laws to prevent foreign countries from abusing the extraterritorial application of antitrust laws. These problems and shortcomings such as the lack of international comity and the principle of comity have increasingly hindered the development of China's economy and trade in the world, and it has lost the initiative and voice in the Sino-US economic and trade game relationship. Therefore, it is of great practical significance to study the application of antitrust laws overseas.


Sino-US trade friction, antitrust law, international comity principle

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Sun Wenbo. Research on the extraterritorial application of China’s antitrust laws in the context of the Sino-US trade war. International Journal of Frontiers in Sociology (2023), Vol. 5, Issue 13: 46-51. https://doi.org/10.25236/IJFS.2023.051309.


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