digital food economy, online food platforms, food e-commerce regulation, food e-commerce laws, food safety compliance

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Internet commercialization began in China in 1995. Since then, China has seen a digitalization movement, which has become a joint undertaking between industry and government in the age of ubiquitous Internet in China. China’s Premier Li Keqiang announced ‘Internet Plus’ as the national strategy in his Government Work Report presented during the Two Sessions of the year of 2015. Following Premier Li’s vision for the ‘Internet Plus’ Strategy, China is now determined “to integrate mobile Internet, cloud computing, big data, and the Internet of Things with modern manufacturing, to encourage the healthy development of e-commerce, industrial networks, and Internet banking, and to help get Internet-based companies to increase their presence in the international market.” Under the auspices of “Internet Plus,” e-commerce became one of the most important priority areas to promote China’s continuing prosperity.