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More than 40% of goods sold on the Internet in China are fakes or shoddy, according to a report by an official of the standing committee of the National People's Congress, the country's top law-making body.
China biggest e-commerce company, Alibaba is currently improving their effort to engage with the U.S. Trade Representative to make sure its site will stay out from the agency's list of websites selling pirated and counterfeit goods. The company's affair chief, Eric Pelletier is among the person responsible in lobbying the agency.
Criticized and even sued by luxury brand Gucci and others for facilitating the counterfeit goods trade, Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd has been quietly piloting a scheme to try to curb fakes at source.
Apple Inc plans to introduce a trade-in program for iPhones in China in association with the Foxconn Technology Group, Bloomberg reported, citing people familiar with the effort.
Alibaba Group Holding Ltd appointed Jeff Zhang to oversee its main services on Monday, bringing Taobao, Tmall and Juhuasuan into a newly created "China Retail Marketplaces" division.
Jack Ma, the founder of China's Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (BABA.N), said on Thursday the firm will set up an international version of its e-commerce marketplace Taobao to serve shoppers worldwide in multiple languages, including English and Chinese.
Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, in its first big investment since raising $25 billion in a record-breaking New York initial public offering, has bought 15 percent of Chinese hospitality technology provider Beijing Shiji Information Technology Co Ltd for 2.81 billion yuan ($458.66 million).
Alibaba's plans to go public makes IPO the biggest since FB.