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China eases state monopoly on salt market overhauling 2,000-year-old system

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A plan published by China's State Council last year states that government regulators will now allow private companies to enter the salt market." For more on the history of the world’s oldest monopoly, see this article from Asia Times.
4 months ago
Jiayun Feng
By Jiayun Feng
Jiayun is a Chinese native and was born in Shanghai, where she spent her first 20 years and earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism at Fudan University. Interested in writing for a global audience, she attended the NYU Graduate School of Journalism for its Global & Joint Program Studies, which allows her to pursue a journalistic career along with her interest in international relations. She has previously interned for Sixth Tone and Shanghai Daily.
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