The Tension Between Anti-Monopoly Law andthe Industrial Regulation System: from the Perspective of Telecommunications Industry

Telecommunications is a typical industry in which the law on industrial regulation interacts with anti-monopoly law. This interaction runs through the process of liberalization of the industry and lingers onafter the liberation. The doctrine of essential facilities plays an important role in explaining this relationship. Eight years afterthe implementation of the Anti-monopoly Law in China, the tension between the anti-monopoly legal system and the regulatory framework of the telecommunications industry still needs to be eased through further institutional reform andthe adoption of relevant legislation.