BBC Chinese recently reported that the Chinese National People’s Congress (NPC) Standing Committee published an official report that its Law Enforcement Inspection Team had authored. The Inspection Report was the result of an investigation based on the Consumer Protection Law. According to the Report, the Chinese online shopping market is growing rapidly. However, the Report expressed the belief that over forty percent of the products sold online are counterfeit. These counterfeit products have deeply impacted the health of the e-commerce market. They usually violate the rights of the legitimate original owner of the design or the brand. This issue has been causing major headaches for foreign companies that have wanted to enter the Chinese market. The largest Chinese online retailer Alibaba had to put forth a major effort to lobby the U.S. government to avoid having the United States blacklist it.
Source: BBC Chinese, November 3, 2015