Henry Litong Chen of MWE China Law Offices was interviewed by Dow Jones Newswires on May 26 concerning proposed regulations to implement China's new Anti-Monopoly Law (AML). Mr. Chen believes the Chinese government is using the AML to protect small and medium-sized businesses as key generators of jobs and economic growth, and he added that the government's AML enforcement mechanism has been criticized for lacking transparency. "The problem is whether or not in China there is a mechanism to rectify, to clarify ambiguity" in enforcement, he said, particularly with regard to proposed acquisitions of smaller companies by larger ones. "[T]he task of the AML … should be to promote competition," Mr. Chen declared. "If you try to read other objectives into the AML, there could be negative consequences."