I have been most impressed with China’s rapid e-commerce growth. This growth has been made possible by the convergence and coordination of many factors. The government has established well-thought-out plans regarding specific technologies, such as nanotechnology and robotics. The business-to-consumer side of the economy has been a shining star and a world leader. The variety of business models, uptake of mobile-commerce, the legal reforms in areas such as consumer protection and the establishment of specialized IP courts, and the rapid expansion of infrastructure have combined to bring about dramatic growth in e-commerce.
-- Eugene Clark, visiting professor of law at the College of Comparative Law, China University of Political Science and Law