BEIJING, Nov. 3 (Xinhua) – About 58 percent of Chinese said the e-commerce law, which will come into effect in 2019, will better protect consumers’ interests, according to a recent survey.
Nearly 85 of those polled said they were concerned about the law, which was approved by the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress (NPC), China’s top legislature, last August aimed at improving control over e-commerce.
The survey surveyed the views of 1993 people, about 80 percent of whom were born in the 1980s and 1990s, and the China Youth Daily recently published its findings.
About 60 percent said they were concerned about legislation that prohibits electronic store operators from publishing false markings and references, as well as omitting complaints.
The law also drew people’s attention to the protection of consumer privacy, defined the duties and responsibilities of electronic store operators, and better organized the work of those doing business on their own or other electronic services.
“In the past, it was usually difficult for consumers to protect their rights when faced with problems such as counterfeit goods and fraud, because it was difficult for them to find viable laws as it was very difficult,” said Li Jianwei, an e-commerce researcher at Beijing Normal University. Gathering evidence, “adding that” e-commerce law focuses on a number of obvious issues to the masses, so the government can regulate the work of e-commerce operators in accordance with the law. “
64 per cent of respondents expressed the hope that there would be relevant rules and regulations as well as a judicial interpretation of the e-commerce law to facilitate its application.
“We hope the law will be implemented effectively and there will be no gaps,” Li said.