The Chinese authorities have said that various governmental departments need to cooperate to regulate the nation’s fast- developing group-buying industry.Statistics from the China Business Credit Platform, operated by the Ministry of Commerce, showthat 40 percent of complains concerning online shopping :a boom area in China during recent years – were related to group buying in August.

The Ministry of Commerce launched a national campaign on September 1st to join hands with 15ministerial-level departments, including the National Development and Reform Commission and the China Consumers’ Association, to promote trustworthiness across the entire spectrum of business operations, including group buying.