To increase the incentives for compliance in the name of transparency of law enforcement, China's Ministry of Commerce ("MOFCOM") has decided to publicize its decisions to penalize companies which fail to notify concentrations that meet the regulatory thresholds for notifications under China's Anti-Monopoly Law (the "AML").
On December 26 and 25, 2013, respectively, China’s National Health and Family Planning Commission (NHFPC) promulgated two circulars, Circular  No. 49 (Circular 49) and Circular  No. 50 (Circular 50). Circular 49, issued by NHFPC's Chinese Medicine Management Bureau, provides comprehensive anti-corruption compliance requirements to be observed by hospitals and physicians, and Circular 50 establishes a "blacklist" system on pharmaceutical and medical device providers.
On January 22, China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) led 12 Chinese government departments in the issuance of a guidance document calling for the consolidation of competitors in nine different industries through mergers into a small number of large companies.
China’s powerful National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) (successor to the old State Planning Commission) on January 4 announced China’s first prosecution of an international price-fixing cartel.
Since its enactment in 1993, Section 1202 of the Internal Revenue Code has provided non-corporate investors with the ability to exclude from federal taxable income up to 50% of the gain realized from the sale of "qualified small business stock" (QSB Stock) held for more than five years.
China's Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) on August 25 issued the Regulations on the Implementation of the Security Review System for Mergers and Acquisitions of Domestic Enterprises by Foreign Investors (the "Regulations").
On July 27 in Beijing, the Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Antitrust and Antimonopoly Cooperation with their Chinese counterparts: the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) and State Administration for Industry and Commerce (SAIC).