On 9 February 2023, the National Market Supervision System's anti-monopoly work conference and the Special Action Deployment Meeting of anti-monopoly law enforcement in the field of people's livelihood were held in Qingdao, Shandong Province. The meeting:

  • summarised the anti-monopoly work in 2022 and the previous five years;
  • planned the anti-monopoly work for the next period;
  • defined the key tasks for 2023; and
  • deployed special anti-monopoly law enforcement actions in the interest of people's livelihood.

Gan Lin, deputy director of the State Administration for Market Regulation and the director of the National Antimonopoly Bureau, and Wang Guiying, deputy governor of the People's Government of Shandong Province both attended the meeting and delivered a speech.

The meeting pointed out that in order to promote the overall improvement of economic performance and achieve effective qualitative improvement and reasonable quantitative growth, the following five areas of work must be focused on:

  • anchoring a large market target;
  • striving to break local protection and administrative monopolies;
  • building China into a country with strong service quality and intellectual property rights;
  • enhancing the vitality and quality of market competition;
  • strengthening law-based supervision, credit supervision and smart supervision;
  • improving the effectiveness of anti-monopoly supervision and law enforcement;
  • keeping to the bottom line of development security;
  • strengthening the synergistic effect of both domestic and international markets and resources; and
  • building a pattern of pluralistic co-governance and strive to strengthen overall synergy in governance of fair competition.

The meeting stressed that strengthening the anti-monopoly supervision and law enforcement in the interest of people's livelihood is related to the development environment of market entities, the vital interests of the people and has important macro and social effects. The core concept of "supervision for the people" should be firmly established and the key tasks of the special anti-monopoly law enforcement action in the interest of people's livelihood should be fully understood.

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