Major Appliance

Costlier goods qualify for subsidy

The mainland has substantially raised the upper price limit for subsidised home appliances in rural areas in an effort to offer more high-end options to well-off farmers.

Thursday, 18 March, 2010, 12:00am

Fire and water

The main consideration in the kitchen is that the water and fire elements do not clash; for example, the sink and stove should not be directly opposite each other. Even if it is convenient, such a design will cause arguments and conflict between members of a household. The water-fire clash may also occur (but to a lesser degree) when the stove and sink are next to each other.

26 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

Rise in appliance exports seen

Exports of mainland household electrical appliances should rise to US$3.6 billion this year, according to the Economic Information Daily yesterday. Home appliances exports totalled $3.21 billion last year, 16.7 per cent up from last year, the newspaper said.

14 Apr 1998 - 12:00am

Shoppers urged to be more patriotic

China is urging patriotic mainlanders to honour their revolutionary roots and avoid the lure of buying foreign products.

The official state press yesterday encouraged consumers to buy only mainland-made televisions, air-conditioners and other household appliances to mark National Day.

30 Sep 1996 - 12:00am