By Susan Ning, Liu Jia, Sun Yi Ming and Yin Ranran
In early November, Taobao Mall (Tmall), part of the e-commerce operations of Alibaba Group and considered as China’s biggest business-to-consumer (B2C) retail platform, suffered from a stormy protest from small vendors against its new rules. Meanwhile, antitrust concerns arise in relation to its suspected abuse of dominance in the e-commerce industry.
This article provides an overview of the whole incident, outlines details to do with Tmall’ s conduct and examines whether such conduct could be considered as an abuse of dominance in violation of the Anti-monopoly Law of China (AML).
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