Development of the Sharing Economy in China: Challenges and Lessons [chapter]

Yide Ma, Haoran Zhang
2019 Innovation, Economic Development, and Intellectual Property in India and China  
With the growing Internet technology, mobile payment, logistics infrastructure, and huge demographic dividends, China's sharing economy has been leaping forward in recent years, reshaping China's economic pattern and becoming one of the priorities in China's economic development in the future. However, with the expansion of the sharing economy and the continuous emergence of various business models, a series of legal risks and challenges are restricting the development of China's sharing
more » ... . This chapter starts with an analysis of the concepts, features, operating principles, and conditions of the sharing economy. In the second part, we introduce the development process of the internet economy, and the germination and status of the sharing economy in China. We then identify the main challenges that the sharing economy in China is now facing, and propose solutions before we end with a conclusion. Keywords Sharing economy · Intellectual property · Platform regulation · Platform liability · Platform monopoly All online information was last visited on July 25, 2018. 1 European Commission, A European agenda for the collaborative economy, available at http://, p3.
doi:10.1007/978-981-13-8102-7_20 fatcat:wdglnh3zd5dcdjmxbe5o3cbadi