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U.S. Companies Fear Growing Protectionism in China

China’s regulators launched an anti-monopoly investigation into Microsoft in July
China’s regulators launched an anti-monopoly investigation into Microsoft in JulyPhotograph by Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

American businesses are feeling under the gun in China, with two new surveys detailing growing concerns that Beijing is targeting U.S. companies.

A report by the U.S.-China Business Council shows that 86 percent of its member companies are concerned about Beijing’s antimonopoly enforcement activity, with 30 percent fearing it will be used against them. China has upped enforcement measures, according to the report, with investigations into the auto industry and “dawn raids” at foreign IT companies.