China to Increase Support for International e-commerce
This article from Tech 2 talks about China’s new policies aimed at boosting e-commerce. This move, by the world’s second largest economy, highlights the opportunities for growth when the shift is made from manufacturing to higher value services. As the article explains "China’s e-commerce industry has been booming in recent years, with companies like Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (BABA.N) and JD.com Inc (JD.O) benefiting from a rising middle class with more disposable income." This move by the the government has led to the release of guidelines that include tax policies aimed at increasing domestic consumption and pilot progrmas to ease overseas payments. The piece goes on to say that "Cross-border e-commerce has reaped a turnover of $3.32 billion since China piloted cross-border foreign exchange payments in 2013, with trade volume in the first five months of 2015 near the total value of the whole of 2014."
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