Anti Monopoly Bureau: Baidu monopoly complaints are still under investigation


Anti Monopoly Bureau: Baidu monopoly complaints are still under investigation

Our reporter Suo Han Xue reports from Beijing

"Last year and this year, there were complaints against Baidu, especially Baidu Medical. In addition, there are still some ongoing investigations." Wu Zhenguo, director of the antimonopoly Bureau of the State Administration of market supervision, disclosed to the "China business" reporter.

On November 16, the Information Office of the State Council held a press conference. Gan Lin, deputy director of the State Administration of Market Supervision and Administration, introduced the situation and prospects of the 10th anniversary of the implementation of China's Anti-monopoly Law and answered questions from reporters. Gan Lin said that the anti monopoly law is an important policy tool for the governments of the market economy countries to play an important role. China's Anti-monopoly Law has made many pioneering achievements in the past 10 years, which has played an important role in protecting fair market competition and promoting the healthy development of market economy. Over the past 10 years, the position and role of China's competition policy have been continuously strengthened, the level of legalization of anti-monopoly has been continuously improved, and the market system of unified, open and orderly competition has been constantly improved.

After the press conference, Wu Zhenguo, director of the Antimonopoly Bureau of the State Administration of Market Supervision and Administration, told China Business News: "There were more complaints against Baidu Medical Services last year, and more complaints against Baidu Medical Services last year than this year, but not particularly many on the whole."

When the reporter asked whether Baidu cooperated with the rectification, Wu Zhenguo said: "Baidu Medical Advertising Placement has not been rectified? Baidu is still very cooperative. All enterprises must operate according to law. "

In addition, he also disclosed: "There are still some monopoly complaints against Baidu, which are still under investigation."

Ganlin said at the press conference that the State Administration of Market Supervision and Administration insists on safeguarding the interests of consumers. "We will strictly investigate and deal with price monopolies in the fields of automobiles, gas and power supply, carry out in-depth special rectification of public utilities to restrict competition and monopoly, and investigate and deal with cases of abuse of administrative power in the fields of transportation, medicine and electricity to exclude and restrict competition. And improving people's livelihood. In accordance with the requirements of the reform of "releasing custody", we should strengthen the cost awareness and efficiency concept of supervision and take various measures to improve the efficiency of law enforcement. Taking the centralized law enforcement of operators as an example, the summary cases are basically concluded in the preliminary examination stage (30 days). The rate of cases in the preliminary examination stage is more than 85% higher than in 2008, and the average time of cases in 2017 is more than 50% shorter than that in 2013. We will vigorously promote the construction of information disclosure system, enhance the transparency of law enforcement, and vigorously promote competition advocacy and market competition evaluation.


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