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NDRC Accepts Microsoft Antitrust Investigation

Beijing Morning Post, 8/25/08

Chinese lawyer Dong Zhengwei has received a notice from the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) saying that his petition for an antitrust investigation against Microsoft had been accepted and would be handled by the NDRC's price monitoring department.

On July 31, this year, Dong formally petitioned the Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM), the State Administration for Industry and Commerce (SAIC), and the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) to open an antitrust investigation into Microsoft.

On August 21, Dong received a notice from MOFCOM stating that antitrust investigations, as a matter of procedure under the Antitrust Law, should be conducted by the NDRC and SAIC. The same day, he received a notice from the NDRC saying that his petition had been accepted.

Keywords: Dong Zhengwei regulation antitrust law Microsoft Ministry of Commerce NDRC SAIC software pricing

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