Competition in the Chinese Cellular Market: Promise and Problematic

  • Xu Yan
  • Douglas C. Pitt
Part of the Topics in Regulatory Economics and Policy Series book series (TREP, volume 33)


Telecommunications in China was monopolized by the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications (MPT) until 1994 when China Unicom, a joint venture with share holders consisting of the Ministry of Electronic Industry (MEI), the Ministry of Railways (MOR), the Ministry of Electrical Power (MEP) and thirteen other very large state-owned companies, was formally established. The MPT was then designated as the regulator of national telecommunications by the State Council, while China Unicom was committed to compete with China Telecom - the then renamed telecommunications operation arm of the MPT.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Xu Yan
    • 1
  • Douglas C. Pitt
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Information and Systems ManagementHong Kong University of Science and TechnologyHong Kong
  2. 2.Department of Human Resource ManagementStrathclyde UniversityUK

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