China, which is trying to transform itself into a consumer-driven economy, is encouraging production of better consumer appliances such as rice cookers to reduce reliance on foreign made goods. Photo: AP
China, which is trying to transform itself into a consumer-driven economy, is encouraging production of better consumer appliances such as rice cookers to reduce reliance on foreign made goods. Photo: AP

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China, which is trying to transform itself into a consumer-driven economy, is encouraging production of better consumer appliances such as rice cookers to reduce reliance on foreign made goods. Photo: AP
China, which is trying to transform itself into a consumer-driven economy, is encouraging production of better consumer appliances such as rice cookers to reduce reliance on foreign made goods. Photo: AP
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