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Beijing: Reforms open up fair playing field

Published on 11/17 2017  Source: Xinhua News Agency


A working body of China's top legislature has ordered the annulment of a number of local ordinances on "renowned trademarks", which allow local governments to grant such titles to certain brands for promotion. Officials said such ordinances, meant to encourage enterprises to increase their brand-building awareness and improve product quality, had partly played a positive role. However, they are now outdated as selective support from the government is thought to potentially cause discrimination and result in unfair competition.