To the dismay of China, the United States has included Chinese e-commerce companies on its list of “notorious markets.”

China does not agree with the United States government’s decision to place some e-commerce websites on its “notorious markets” list, labeling the move “irresponsible,” according to a statement released by the Chinese Ministry of Commerce.


China’s e-commerce sites run by Tencent Holdings Ltd and Alibaba Group Holding Ltd have been included in the United States government’s latest “notorious markets” list, the office of the United States Trade Representative announced on Thursday.

42 online sites and 35 physical markets are identified on the list as having engaged in or facilitated extensive counterfeiting or piracy of trademarks or copyrights.

According to the Ministry of Commerce, China has encouraged the United States to “objectively reflect efforts and development achieved by China” and conduct a fair examination in order to prevent unnecessary negative consequences for businesses.

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Devanny and Lisa co-founded The Current in 2014 after working in a publication for both the skiing and scuba diving industries. Devanny has a passion for older films and cult classics, which @shows in his features and best movies list. Devanny is also in charge of the primary database for The Current, which drives the A-Z library. Devanny lives in Norwich, England.