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China issues its second Draft E-Commerce Law

On 7 November 2017, the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress (“NPC“) published the second draft of the E-commerce Law (电子商务法(草案二次审议稿), “Draft“).  The goal of the Draft is to regulate China’s burgeoning e-commerce sector, and thereby facilitate growth, maintain “market order”, and eradicate scams and counterfeits. It is particularly striking that the Draft was

China: Every word counts – Shanghai released typical cases of illegal advertisements in 2015

The Shanghai Administration of Industry and Commerce (“Shanghai AIC”) recently released its report concerning the enforcement of the Advertising Law in 2015. According to the report, the Shanghai AIC handled 1,983 cases involving illegal advertisements and handed down penalty decisions for these cases including accumulated fines of RMB 55.57 million (approximately US$ 8.4 million). The

China Slaps Record Fine on False Advertising – Draft Advertising Law stimulus for tougher stance?

Background of the case A toothpaste television advertisement was hit with a record fine of RMB 6.03 million (approximately US$0.96 million) for violating the Advertising Law in China. According to a recent report from the Shanghai AIC published last week, the television advertisement showed a Taiwanese celebrity showing off her teeth and boasting that they