Since the Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) promulgated its decision to block the acquisition of Huiyuan Juice Group by The Coca-Cola Company, the decision has been subject to tremendous criticism from trade lawyers and economists. Some have argued China appears willing to wield its Anti-monopoly Law to fend off foreign attempts at buying promising domestic firms (though Huiyuan was incorporated in the Cayman Islands), even when the resulting market concentration would not be excessive.

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