Law can en­sure healthy growth of e-com­merce

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - COMMENT - A PRO­POSAL for

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.

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