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Foreign firms in China
jump to beat probes

Anti-corruption campaigns target both Chinese and foreign companies, but unequal enforcement raises concerns

By Michael Martina and Kazunori Takada  /  Reuters, BEIJING and SHANGHAI

Indeed, helping state-owned enterprises — which are effectively controlled by the ruling Chinese Communist Party via personnel decisions — challenge foreign firms is a government priority, Williams said.

“When you have that national agenda, one state organ impeding the operations of another state entity by investigating suspected anti-monopoly violations is very difficult,” he said.

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