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China Cracking Down on E-Commerce Cheats

March 19, 2019 5:56 PM

Chinese regulators are cracking down on e-commerce cheats. Indeed, authorities are getting tougher on all kinds of commercial scofflaws.
This is good news for those of you who have a presence on Chinese-owned platforms like, Alibaba, or are weighing whether to have one in the future. For years, the sheer volume of traders on the sites attracted all sorts of bad apples, set on copying designs, stealing trademarks and engaging in other illegal behavior. Platform operators lamented that the volume of cheating was too great to design effective safeguards.
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