Despite an attempt to allay fears about his country’s foreign investment law, a Chinese official Saturday managed to spark new concerns among U.S. antitrust lawyers.

According to the Xinhua News Agency, Cheng Siwei, vice chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress, told a forum in Beijing that some 20 regulations will accompany the anti-monopoly law scheduled to go into effect Aug. 1, 2008.

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