As the international business community awaits finalization and enactment of China’s antimonopoly law, a Chinese court is already hearing antitrust charges against a Sony Corp. joint venture. On January 17, 2007, The Shanghai No 1 Intermediate People's Court heard charges by Tsum (Sichuan) Technology Company Ltd. that Sony and Shanghai Suoguang Electronics Co. Ltd. had engaged in unfair competition by designing their popular digital cameras to shut down when competing batteries are installed