Over 1,000 Chinese, intl companies are probed

Chinese and overseas companies in the auto industry, including manufacturers, suppliers and dealers, are involved in anti-monopoly investigations.

Japan suppliers fined to protect consumers

China's antitrust action reflecting its resolve to prevent market leaders from jeopardizing consumer interests through price manipulation.

Japanese auto parts suppliers fined over price monopoly

A total of 12 Japanese auto parts suppliers have been fined 1.24 billion yuan ($201 million) due to a price monopoly, China's top price regulator confirmed Wednesday.

Antitrust probes 'won't deter investors'

Antitrust probes into foreign companies in China will not scare away foreign investors despite the inflow of overseas spending in July hitting a two-year low.

Mercedes-Benz found 'guilty' of price fixing

Official said Mercedes-Benz case is a typical vertical price fixing. It manipulated the prices of spare parts and maintenance on the after-sales market.

Probes prompt call for urgent changes to auto sales rules

Although the Chinese government launched antitrust investigations of only Audi, Chrysler and 12 Japanese spare parts companies, the move has caused tremors among foreign car brands.

BMW dealers fined 1.6m yuan over price fixing

Four BMW dealers in Wuhan, Hubei province were the first to be fined by China's anti-monopoly campaign targeting luxury automakers, eeo.com.cn reported on Wednesday.

Antitrust adviser booted off State committee for violations

A Chinese antitrust adviser is removed from his position for taking large payments from Qualcomm for his consulting services.

GM China venture contacted by regulators

Shanghai General Motors said they have been contacted by Chinese anti-monopoly regulators as part of an investigation of the auto industry.

Anti-trust move is market-based

Western media commentators seem ready to accuse China of foul play whenever foreign enterprises are concerned.

Tianjin probes collusion among home agents

Tianjin is investigating whether local real estate agencies have been involved in collusive pricing, amid a wave of antitrust probes against leading foreign technology and vehicle companies.

Anti-monopoly for Chinese consumers' rights: govt

China's recent wave of antitrust probes does not specifically target foreign multinational enterprises operating.

China car probes aim for fair market: association

China's ongoing anti-monopoly investigations into foreign auto makers are aimed at building a fair market.

Audi faces colossal fines for monopoly

Top executives from FAW-Volkswagen Audi and its dealers from Hubei province were interviewed by China's antitrust regulators on Thursday, 21st Century Business Herald reported.

China car probes mark anti-monopoly war

China on Wednesday announced that it will punish two auto giants for monopolistic practices, indicating a step up in enforcement of the country's six-year-old Anti-Monopoly Law.

China's antitrust body slaps fine on Japanese firms

China's antitrust agency on Wednesday confirmed that 12 Japanese auto parts and bearings manufacturers have been investigated.

Chrysler, Audi under investigation: report

Investigations into Chrysler and Audi have found that both automakers have been pursuing monopoly tactics, and they will receive punishment soon.

Mercedes-Benz under antitrust probe: report

China's anti-monopoly officials have searched the German automaker's Shanghai office, and questioned top leaders and staff members.

Car dealership rules take new direction

The Chinese government is taking action to make the distribution of automobiles more transparent through simplifying the application and administration process.

Qualcomm's value takes $13b hit amid China probe

One of the biggest mobile chipmakers in the world lost $13 billion in market value due to negative impact created by an anti-monopoly investigation in China.

Mercedes-Benz cuts spare-part prices on anti-monopoly probe

German automaker Mercedes-Benz will cut the prices of spare parts by an average of 15 percent in after-sales maintenance for all models as of Sept 1 in China.


International giants and Chinese companies have been investigated for monopoly in the past several months. Given their large sales and investment numbes, it is not surprising that they could dictate the product retail price, even the service and spare parts charges.

China conducted proper investigations into alleged law-breaching activities by black sheep, aiming at fair play for law-abiding firms and consumers' rights in the country.