Law can ensure healthy growth of e-commerce
the draft of an e-commerce law attracted much attention during the ongoing meeting of the National People’s Congress Standing Committee from December 19 to 25 in Beijing. China Youth Daily commented on Thursday:
Public opinion on the draft of an e-commerce law is quite favorable. The reason is very simple: In recent years, scams, fake products and leaks of consumers’ personal information have been prevalent problems.
Whenever there is a special online shopping gala, the regulatory authorities issue consumer alerts, not only warning consumers to beware of a variety of traps or tricks, but also asking the platform providers to tackle the problems and to take preventive measures.
The repeated need for these consumer alerts shows how incorrigible these problems have been.
The first draft of the proposed e-commerce law may finally address them.
Of course, the development of e-commerce in China is still in its early days, and the legislation may not be perfect.
But it needs to be carefully considered, if the legislation is too impatient and improper, it will affect the development of the industry.
If effectively regulated to remove fraud and fakes, however, the shopping experience will improve for the better, which will have a positive impact on the development of the industr y.