Digital Trade

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Chinese Officials Say Government Will Boost Digital Economy

During a recent meeting on the digital economy at the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), Chinese Vice Premier Liu He said the government will support the development of the digital economy and the listing of tech companies both domestically and abroad. Other members of the CPPCC also offered opinions

China Issues Draft Regulation on Network Protection for Minors

Recently, China's cyber agency issued a draft of its internet protection regulation for minors, which imposes obligations on tech companies in protecting minors' personal information as well as providing special services to minors.

India Bans 54 Chinese Apps, Citing Privacy, Security Concerns

The Economic Times reported recently that the Indian government has banned over 54 Chinese apps, considering them to be "a threat to privacy and security of Indians." While security is the main issue here, political tensions between the two nations may have amplified the concerns.

MIIT Orders the Removal of 106 Apps from App Stores

China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) announced today that 106 apps must be removed from app stores for continuing to infringe on consumer rights. Among them, 5 apps were designated by the MIIT and 101 apps were identified by provincial agencies. Additional administrative penalties may be imposed. MIIT

MIIT Identifies 55 Apps That Violated User Rights

On November 3, China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) issued (link in Chinese) a list of 55 apps which were found to have violated users' legal rights. The MIIT requires these companies to rectify their practices within six days. There are two types of listed companies. The

China Announces Application to Join DEPA

Last weekend, President Xi Jinping announced China's decision to apply to join the Digital Economy Partnership Agreement (DEPA). The Chinese announcement comes a couple weeks after South Korea said it would join. The DEPA is a wide-ranging agreement on digital economy issues that was negotiated by Chile, New Zealand and

China Sets Goals To Improve Laws Governing E-Commerce

On October 26, China’s Ministry of Commerce, along with the National Development and Reform Commission and the Cyberspace Administration of China, issued the Development Plan for E-Commerce in the 14th Five-Year (link in Chinese). The document sets out the goal of improving e-commerce-related laws, regulations, and standard settings by
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