NetEase and Estee Lauder have decided to put an end to their legal disputes, a move that signals both sides are burying the hatchet with China’s flourishing cross-border e-commerce as a backdrop.

Kaola, NetEase’s cross-border e-commerce platform, has dropped a lawsuit it filed in June 2018 against China Consumer Association (CCA) and Estee Lauder for damaging its reputation. In an announcement released Friday via Weibo, Kaola pledged humility to regulatory oversight, as well as suggestions from stakeholders, from consumers to media.

The firm also announced that a lawsuit Estee Lauder filed for trademark infringement earlier this month against the Hangzhou-based e-commerce company had been dropped. The US cosmetics company in July 2017 sued Kaola for selling its MAC brand cosmetics without a license, and was asking RMB 1 million (around $150,000) in compensation for losses.

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Jill Shen

Jill Shen is Shanghai-based technology reporter. She covers Chinese mobility, autonomous vehicles, and electric cars. Connect with her via e-mail: jill.shen@technode.com or Twitter: @yushan_shen