China has expressed deep concerns over the recent allegations made against its e-commerce platforms in a research report by the US-China Economic and Security Review Commission (USCC), the Ministry of Commerce (MOC) said on Thursday. The report was criticized by the MOC for using uncertain expressions such as “may,” “likely,” and “appear to be,” without any investigation or verification. The ministry spokesperson, Shu Jueting, deemed the action as unprofessional and irresponsible.
Shu emphasized that the Chinese government has always prioritized data security and intellectual property protection. The country has continuously improved its legislative system, enhanced the effectiveness of its law enforcement, guided the industry to be self-disciplined, and resolutely punished illegal activities in accordance with the law. China is ready to work with all parties to create a level playing field for global companies and strengthen cooperation.
In a recent meeting between officials from China’s MOC and the US Department of Commerce in Beijing, they exchanged views on China-US economic and trade ties and discussed strengthening communication and cooperation between the two government agencies. Despite the US-China trade tensions, both countries recognize the importance of cooperation in various sectors.