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In China, authorities are investigating a series of anti-monopoly investigations of foreign automakers and technology providers, reports The Associated Press.

According to a regulator, Chrysler and Germany’s Audi will be punished for violating anti-monopoly rules, the news agency reports.

In addition, Mercedes-Benz and Japanese companies are under scrutiny.

Regulatory conditions are “less certain and more challenging,” said James Zimmerman, a former chairman of the American Chamber of Commerce in China and managing partner of the Beijing office of law firm Sheppard Mullin Richter and Hampton. “Foreign companies view recent investigations and prosecutions as politically motivated,” he said.

Source: The Associated Press via The Detroit News