Lessons on U.S.-China Relations from China’s Anti-Monopoly Law

China adopted a market economy in 1979, pulling nearly 800 million people out of poverty.[1] As growth slowed, China turned to new policies to nurture its fledgling socialist market economy.[2] In 2007, China adopted the Anti-Monopoly Law (“AML”), sparking international debate.[3] Rather than trying to position itself as a superior alternative to the U.S., China’s reasoning behind adopting AML reveals that it wants to protect its survival above all.