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Sustainability 2019, 11(4), 943; https://doi.org/10.3390/su11040943

Creating a Sustainable Policy Framework for Cross-Border E-Commerce in China

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College of Statistics and Mathematics, Zhejiang Gongshang University, Hangzhou 310018, China
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School of Business, Ningbo University, Ningbo 315211, China
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Lithuanian Institute of Agrarian Economics, 03105 Vilnius, Lithuania
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Received: 31 December 2018 / Revised: 31 January 2019 / Accepted: 1 February 2019 / Published: 13 February 2019
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This paper aims to adapt the social network analysis method to explore the characteristics of 59 cross-border e-commerce policies promulgated by the Chinese government from January 2013 to July 2018. On this basis, the paper quantitatively analyzes the internal structure and dynamic layout characteristics of sustainable cross-border e-commerce policy documents focusing on three dimensions: policy service contents, policy regulatory targets, and policy measures. The results suggest that policies involving service contents lack long-term strategic planning, especially those related to taxation and warehousing. In addition, policies regarding service system construction and demonstration construction follow an upward trend, whereas policies related to international cooperation and risk monitoring are less prevalent. Finally, it is suggested that the government pays attention to the supervision of payments, transactions, and goods in the early stage of development, but began conducting comprehensive supervision over all aspects of the cross-border e-commerce supply chain in 2015. Thus, there has been a relatively mature regulatory system established in China with particular attention to the aspects of quality and safety. View Full-Text
Keywords: cross-border e-commerce policy; social network analysis; policy service contents; policy regulatory targets; and policy measures; dynamic layout cross-border e-commerce policy; social network analysis; policy service contents; policy regulatory targets; and policy measures; dynamic layout
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Su, W.; Wang, Y.; Qian, L.; Zeng, S.; Baležentis, T.; Streimikiene, D. Creating a Sustainable Policy Framework for Cross-Border E-Commerce in China. Sustainability 2019, 11, 943.

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