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E-commerce sites must guard intellectual property or be shut in China

New legislation could see Alibaba and Pinduoduo lose licenses

Chinese authorities have been paying more attention to the protection of IP rights in recent years.   © Reuters

E-commerce firms like Alibaba and Pinduoduo would lose their trading licenses if they continue to flout intellectual property rules under a legal amendment being reviewed by Chinese policymakers.

The firms will also face other restrictions if they ignore serious intellectual property (IP) violations by vendors who use their platforms, according to a revised draft of China's E-Commerce Law, which took effect in 2019. The draft is under review until Oct. 14.

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