Yu Zhengsheng (C), chairman of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) National Committee, presides over a bi-weekly consultation session on ways to improve regulation of e-commerce in Beijing, capital of China, March 30, 2017. (Xinhua/Ding Haitao)
BEIJING, March 30 (Xinhua) — China’s political advisors on Thursday discussed ways to improve regulation of e-commerce during a bi-weekly consultation session.
Members of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) National Committee agreed that e-commerce has become an important engine of economic growth, and rapid development of e-commerce has greatly contributed to economic growth, employment and people’s well-being.
However, they added, some problems remain, including sale of counterfeit products, infringement of intellectual property rights, false advertising and security of personal information.
Some political advisors have called for speeding up legislation, regulation and creation of standards for e-commerce, better integrating technology with regulation, as well as studying emerging and potential problems in e-commerce development.
They suggested properly defining responsibilities of government agencies and e-commerce platforms, saying that the government should support and regulate the development of the platforms, while platforms should fulfill duties such as protecting consumers’ personal information.
Yu Zhengsheng, chairman of the CPPCC National Committee, presided over the session.