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Can China Promote Electronic Commerce through Law Reform? Some Preliminary Case Study Evidence


Jane K. Winn


University of Washington - School of Law

Yuping Song


Henan University of Technology - School of Law

January 2, 2007


Abstract:     
This article analyzes legislation recently enacted in China to promote the use of electronic commerce among Chinese businesses. It reviews the terms of regulations to promote the use of accounting software by Chinese firms, the electronic commerce enabling provisions of the 1999 Contract Law and the 2004 Electronic Signature Law in light of their relationship to China's economic development goals and their impact on Chinese businesses. It contrasts the success of the accounting software regulations with the limited impact of the Contract Law provisions and the dim prospects for the Electronic Signature Law. While law reform generally may be of limited use as a policy instrument to promote the use of electronic commerce technologies by Chinese businesses as long as the transition to a market economy remains incomplete, these case studies suggest that law reform based on an accurate understanding of the conditions Chinese businesses face has a better chance of success than legislation based on foreign models which in turn were based on conditions in developed market economies which differ significantly from those in China's transition economy.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 26

Keywords: electronic commerce, Internet, authentication, digital signature, electronic signature, identity management, standard development, Electronic Signature Law, Electronic Signature Directive, UNCITRAL, People's Republic of China

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Date posted: May 17, 2006  

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Winn, Jane K. and Song, Yuping, Can China Promote Electronic Commerce through Law Reform? Some Preliminary Case Study Evidence (January 2, 2007). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=901849 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.901849

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Jane Winn (Contact Author)
University of Washington - School of Law ( email )
William H. Gates Hall
Box 353020
Seattle, WA 98105-3020
United States

Yuping Song
Henan University of Technology - School of Law ( email )
Zhengzhou, Henan 450052
China
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