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The PESTLE Analysis is a common approach for examining the general business environment in order to manage the future opportunities and threats from probable changes in the environment (Mullins 2002) by analyzing the Political and legal conditions, Economic conditions, social and cultural conditions, technological conditions and environment related issues. In the following we will execute a PESTLE Analysis on the E-Commerce sector of the Chinese market. And as proposed by Neil Botten (2008, p.39) that there are no pure factors because these factors are interlinked.

Political and legal analysis
Political factors include government regulations and legal issues and define both formal and informal rules under which firm must operate. And it is claimed that the political force is probably the most turbulent force in the environment (Fahey & Narayanan 1986). In the past one decade, the Chinese government attaches great importance and focus to the development of e-commerce in the most populous country, for example, on issuing the Summaries of the Middle/Long Term Science and Technology Development Plans of China and the Development of Information Industry Plans in the Eleventh Five-year and Long Plan in 2020 Years in The Ministry of Information Industry, the “application of e-commerce platform technology” has been listed as a key point (Li 2010, p.260). In term of the legal system, the Chinese legal framework for e-commerce is still in its nascent stage and has already experienced several problems. China has limited experience with drafting e- commerce legislation for issues such as transactional security, intellectual property rights protection and tax. And regulations supporting areas critical to the development of e-commerce such as the privacy, consumer rights, and validation of electronic contracts and recognition of digital signatures have yet to be written…...

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