Selling tawdry products in China could put we in jail for a week — if one billionaire gets his way

Amazon is tormented by tawdry sellers – and so is a biggest rival. 

Jack Ma, a arch executive of Alibaba, is finally doing something about it. Ma called on a Chinese supervision on Tuesday to moment down on counterfeiters. 

“If, for example, we imposed a seven-day jail judgment for each feign product sold, a universe would demeanour really opposite both in terms of egghead skill coercion and food and drug safety, as good as a ability to encourage innovation,” Ma wrote in an open minute on a amicable network Weibo, according to a Financial Times

Ma addressed his minute to a National People’s Congress and a Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference. In a past, Ma has shielded counterfeiters and pronounced they’re infrequently improved than a genuine thing, FT reported. 

But some-more recently, Ma has assimilated Amazon in perplexing to do something about a unreasonable of tawdry products on his e-commerce platform. In early January, Alibaba filed a initial lawsuit opposite tawdry sellers — in this box someone offered feign Swarovski watches.

Later that month, Alibaba launched a Alibaba Big Data Anti-Counterfeiting Alliance, an bid to use appurtenance training to mislay tawdry products from a e-commerce height Taobao. 

But seven-day jail sentences for offered tawdry products are some-more critical than a hazard of Alibaba’s appurtenance learning. Ma in his open minute blamed a miss of oppressive penalties for a proliferation of tawdry goods. 

Maybe Ma suggested these ideas to the American government too? 

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