Employees work in the warehouse of Cainiao Smart Logistics Network, the logistics affiliate of e-commerce giant Alibaba, in Wuxi, China's eastern Jiangsu province. Photo: AFP
Employees work in the warehouse of Cainiao Smart Logistics Network, the logistics affiliate of e-commerce giant Alibaba, in Wuxi, China's eastern Jiangsu province. Photo: AFP
E-commerce

China’s antitrust watchdog deputises new sheriffs to rein in Wild West of online commerce

  • While China has had an unfair competition law on the books since 1993 – which was updated in 2019 – the market regulator had largely refrained from applying it to online commerce
  • Under the proposed new rules, internet platforms are not allowed to use data and algorithms to boost web traffic or affect user choices

Employees work in the warehouse of Cainiao Smart Logistics Network, the logistics affiliate of e-commerce giant Alibaba, in Wuxi, China's eastern Jiangsu province. Photo: AFP
Employees work in the warehouse of Cainiao Smart Logistics Network, the logistics affiliate of e-commerce giant Alibaba, in Wuxi, China's eastern Jiangsu province. Photo: AFP
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