China’s first online order by Digital Currency Electronic Payment (DECP) was made by a Suzhou online shopper at JD.com on December 11, right after Suzhou’s government kicked off the Double 12 shopping festival and issued RMB 20 million DCEP in partnership with The People’s Bank of China, the central bank of China. Suzhou is the first city to test online consumption scenarios by DCEP, with JD Digits (JDD) providing support in technology and services, helping connect financial institutions with online purchasing applications. JDD is the first technology company to test the DCEP in China with state-owned banks, connected with online
Eight of the 12 economists in a Bloomberg survey said the Feb. 19 budget will contain a new tax on online vendors, with another betting that cross-border digital transactions will now be included in the goods-and-services tax regime.
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