General MotorsCo's main China joint venture has joined automakers that say they have been contacted by Chinese anti-monopoly regulators as part of an investigation of the industry.
Top executives from FAW-Volkswagen Audi and its dealers from Hubei province were interviewed by China's antitrust regulators on Thursday, 21st Century Business Herald reported.
China's anti-monopoly probe into Microsoftexpanded to Accenture on Wednesday as one of the company's China offices undergoes investigation.Microsoft announced earlier that it will facilitate the investigation and "actively answer" questions raised in the anti-monopoly case.
An anti-monopoly investigation of Microsoft Corp in the Chinese market is underway, but an analyst with a New York-based research and investment firm said the probe is not likely to "move the needle on [Microsoft's] business outlook" in China.
BMW will cut prices on more than 2,000 components by an average of 20 percent starting next Monday, the Germany-based automaker said in an e-mailed statement on Thursday. The company also said its authorized dealerships will set up more outlets in large cities.
Two separate anti-trust probes into Chrysler and Audi have found that the two multinational carmakers have pursued monopolistic practices and will be punished, an official with China's top economic planning agency said on August 6.
China's antitrust agency on Wednesday confirmed that 12 Japanese auto parts and bearings manufacturers have been investigated, amid a wave of probe into foreign companies.
A Korean barbecue restaurant in Beijingwas exposed by reporters for serving leftover food and fish abandoned on the ground near trash bins to customers.