A delivery worker for online sales orders waits in traffic in Beijing on November 9, 2020. Photo: AFP
A delivery worker for online sales orders waits in traffic in Beijing on November 9, 2020. Photo: AFP
Regulation

China punishes online merchants for fake reviews, inflated sales in latest market crackdown

  • In the first half, the SAMR and its branches investigated more than 3,000 cases of fake reviews and inflated sales, imposing fines totalling US$31.8 million
  • In recent years, a growing number of Chinese merchants have turned to large international platforms to reach consumers beyond their home market

A delivery worker for online sales orders waits in traffic in Beijing on November 9, 2020. Photo: AFP
A delivery worker for online sales orders waits in traffic in Beijing on November 9, 2020. Photo: AFP
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