US courts cause problems for Chinese PayPal users

Reports suggest that Chinese PayPal users who use the eBay-owned payments system are turning away from it after US courts have frozen their accounts.

It seems that the PayPal accounts of some Chinese merchants were frozen, and funds removed, after lawsuits in the US found against the firms. A Mr Lin claims that $6500 was taken from his PayPal account after a US court found that his company had infringed a US copyright.

It’s said that as many as 5000 PayPal accounts in China have been frozen since April last year and the sums involved amount to many tens of millions of US dollars.

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