China’s first e-commerce law takes effect by Tom Marling in Insiders 31 Dec 2018 China's first e-commerce law, which passed the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress in September, is set to take effect as of January 1. The 76-point document leaves a host of unanswered questions still pending, with particular confusion about how it will affect individual e-commerce operators. This article is only available to AIM Group clients. Please subscribe now or log in to view. Share alibabaE-commerce lawQuxiantaobaoXiangwushuoXianyu Tom Marling Tom is a PhD candidate in Chinese History at Hong Kong Baptist University, and former PR consultant in Mainland China. He joined the AIM Group in 2016 as a writer/analyst.