Digital Laws and Regulations in China

With the growth of e-commerce in the early 2000s and the increasing demands that came along with it, there have been important legal improvements. Yet, even today, the regulatory framework is rather fragmented, and sometimes, inconsistent, and therefore unevenly implemented. Regulations under the jurisdiction of MOFCOM (the Chinese Ministry of Commerce) and the MIIT (Ministry of Industry and Information Technology) are setting the rules for online commercial activities in China.

There is no explicit restriction or prohibition in Chinese commercial law with respect to setting up a commercial website through a third-party platform. In reality, the feasibility of establishing e-commerce activities depends on ...

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