1. Buying cheap white goods is just a false economy - they're twice as likely to break down.
2. Children think in black and white, good and bad, and the comic has a powerful influence on shaping attitudes.
3. Generous incentives aimed at getting consumers to buy white goods are about to run out.
4. Huawei, in telecoms equipment, and Haier, in white goods, are trying to build global brands.
5. In Europe, where Panasonic started selling white goods earlier this year, Mr Otsuki said he was looking at local production because a Chinese factory was at full capacity.
6. Last year, Haier, China's largest white goods maker, had close to $ 18 bn in revenue, he said.
7. It's therefore no wonder why German cars, white goods, electronics and machinery dominate the eurozone.
8. Even the washing machine and tumble drier have long been overtaken by advances in white goods technology.
9. "Rural areas account for 90 per cent of our sales," says Gu Yixin, a manager at Jiangsu Baixue, a white goods maker in eastern China.
10. Piled on the bus's roof and between its aisles were white goods, rugs, children's clothing, carpets and anything else that might conceivably fetch a profit in the bazaars of Pakistan.
11. With a few exceptions, such as Tsingtao beer and Haier white goods, Chinese brands are virtually unknown in Western markets.
12. The country is already the world's biggest market for mobile phones and the No. 2 buyer of PCs and white goods.
13. Only the elite, flush with oil money, could afford the white goods and Japanese sound - systems.
14. Experts say that the current growth phase is largely driven by consumption in these sections, as indicated by the booming white goods and automobile sectors.